This was really tough to put together and I missed out a lot of my favourite artists because there is just so much fantastic music out there. What a time to be alive the UK scene is thriving with quality artists and music. There is still undoubtedly work to be done but when I look back on the decade and see the commercial successes of artists like Lianne La Havas, Tom Misch, Alfamist, Inua Ellams, Little Simz and longtime Remedy favourites Michael Kiwanuka, Shakka, Yomi Sode and of course Ed Sheeran the music scene Music is Remedy supports has grown massively and is in a good place.
Joe Hertz brought some of my favourite artists together to create this beautiful number that was part of the soundtrack to my summer. Sam Wills‘ gorgeous vocals were perfect for this track and its hook. Whilst Barney Artist once again delivers another perfect example of the quality of flows he continues to put out there. And those horns are just pure bliss. Blue Lab Beats also feature adding their own soul jazz flavour to the beat. I love the element of collaboration. There isn’t enough of it and it is a major win win when you bring people together. Artits more of this in 2020 the quality and potential is there come together.
Consistent quality content are all Blue Lab Beats keep giving me. I fell in love with this tune when it first dropped. The groove is insane with a range of instruments coming together to create a wall of sound to get your whole body moving. The video made me fall in love with the tune even more making me want to dance like everyone in the video. The tune is taken from a solid sophomore album “Voyage” from the pair and I see no reason why going the way they are going they will not go on to do more in 2020.
Xover the debut album from Blue Lab Beats was one of the albums I was eagerly anticipating dropping in 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. Merging styles and sounds it was/is a quality piece of work.
Timeless is a track that I think encapsulates what they do. Soulful Jazz and Blues to a MPC devised Hip Hop Beat background. I love the piano and it dominates the track but as mentioned the beat gives a groove to have you bopping your head.
The Vocoder has me thinking of Teddy Riley and Blackstreet at their best and gives it the Jazz feel of the sound they recieve much recognition for championing and champion it they do but their music represents so much more. Get involved!