After a forthnight, I think I’ve finally caught up on sleep, though I think it might be a few weeks before I finally manage to completely deglitter myself – Shambala ’17, you were epic. It really reminded me of my old Big Chill days, but with an even more eclectic musical lineup and stronger ‘fringe’ of events. I can see me and mine coming back next year.
I’m a sucker for a cover version, especially when the style is totally flipped on its head and this number definitely does this.
Back in day the Pint-sized Antipodean discopop demigoddess, Kylie Minogue was, to be blunt, cheesy as hell. She was made famous as Charlene Robinson from the Aussie daytime soap, Neighbours she branched out into music, ending up working with the Stock, Aitken and Waterman, hit factory, who were the kings of fairly formulaic 80’s chart pop
Why Jose Gonsalez decided to listen through her poptacular back catalogue and then decide to pull out 1989’s Hand On Your Heart as being worthy of a cover version, is beyond me,and it took me a few seconds to spot the lyrics and realise what I was listening to when I first heard it on Mr Black’s last Spiritland session.
Nice track though.
Next up this week is a slice of jazzy drum and bass from Jazz Cartel
Dropping deliciously organic drum sounds, and samples that sound like they’re lifted straight from a dusty old Blue Note record, Blue Haze has a nice little roll to it. Beautifully understated little number this … why can’t they make stuff like they used to in the mid-90’s.
(As ever h/t to my Drum and Bass finder in chief, Andrea Nibbers …)
Last one for the week is in a similar vein to the above, and is one that popped up on my Spotify weekly recommends, from the wonderfully named Free The Robots