Here you will find music videos and visuals from some of the songs I made and released/unreleased throughout the years.
Here you will find music videos and visuals from some of the songs I made and released/unreleased throughout the years.
Following on to the other two 10 tracks I thought I’ll do another one but this time 10 tracks that have meaning to me. The songs listed are tracks I’ve heard …
Following on to the other two 10 tracks I thought I’ll do another one but this time 10 tracks that have meaning to me. The songs listed are tracks I’ve heard in certain times of my life for good and for bad and are songs, when played brings back good and bad memories but always puts a smile on my face. Music has always been a helper and major part in my life and has helped me through my most difficult times so I have a lot to thank music for, If it wasn’t for the music I reckon I would of been in a worst place so thank you for the music for giving it to me (happiness.)
I saw a good idea on Facebook I thought I’ll repeat to pick 10 albums one per day of albums that influenced your music tastes so I thought it would be …
I saw a good idea on Facebook I thought I’ll repeat to pick 10 albums one per day of albums that influenced your music tastes so I thought it would be a great idea to do one 10 in a row maybe a caption anyway here it is my 10 albums that influenced my music tastes, I hope you enjoy and learn something new.
Hi everyone how are we all today yes hope we are all doing fine being confined in their houses for nearly a month now. I took a break from blogging for …
Hi everyone how are we all today yes hope we are all doing fine being confined in their houses for nearly a month now. I took a break from blogging for a couple of months now and but I’m back again today for a catch-up. As I said I have been at home, staying home keeping busy but I have been out more than I usually do to that damn shop to get essentials as I’m starting to run out of one thing then the next but that’s just normal behavior. Loads of changes in the neighborhood shop queuing outside, protective sheets over the checkouts and rations for milk and other essential things. I’ve been stopped twice now and shown the line to get into the shop quite embarrassing but I shrugged it off like nothing as it is nothing to be worried about. Got inspired for a special album I made last month called Social Distance a Vaporwave and Hauntology album that touches on the subject I say touches it’s all about the Coronavirus and some of the stuff we all had to deal with. I made it in under a week and I took loads of walks in that week to various places to find inspiration most of it was flying incoming so it was quite fun to find inspiration it was kind of like a game and yeah it was all under an hour out and didn’t have to go far to get inspiration if you want to hear the Social Distance album it can be found on my Bandcamp page here;
While I’m on that subject of music I’ve been busy making loads of tracks I’ve done three completed albums but only two are mastered but the other one will be released in June. The three genres are and will be released next month in May are UK Funky House, Electro Funk/Synthwave and a Hip Hop album which as I said will be released in June. I’ve been feeling inspired by different genres recently and get bored of making the same genres so it’s nice to change up and do something a little different. I wanted to release them ASAP with the virus in all but I had three albums out in the last month so I decided to push back my albums, yeah I did you hoes a favor just quoting a line from a biggie song rapped by Lil’Kim. I’ve been making music for over four years now and have over 2000 tracks on Soundcloud but I’m still learning the ropes especially with Eqing and compression which I still struggle to find the right level before I master it with Landr. So apologies if some tracks are too loud or even worse distorted I am working on it and I think I’m getting better I hope. I’ve been making a couple of songs recently as in lyrics for songs just for fun but I do enjoy sitting down listening to beats and coming up with something. I wished I could sing better than I can people say I can but I feel it’s not good enough for a whole track and anyway my vocal range would be weak that’s why when I get on the mic it is spoken not sung. My favorite beats for writing are The Weekend type beats that’s when I get the most out of it, it has to be dark and melodic that’s my favorite kind of sound from present-day dark R’n’B. Oh, I’ve been listening to a lot of mixtapes from the last decade and I noticed it was actually alright if you looked in the proper places. That’s how I got the inspiration for my Hip Hop album Elements out now which has Trap and 90s hip hop inspiration from instrumentals beats off Youtube, you can check out that album here;
I’ve also got four different projects I’m working on and are all different from each other they are Vaporwave alternative versions of my House and Hip Hop tracks, a House remix album of my House tracks, a Reggaeton album and a World Hip Hop album which I’m not sure if I’ll ever complete as I don’t have enough instruments from around the world to make a various hip hop album but I will try as it’s something I want to finish. It was my birthday last month March and I celebrated at home with a friend as it was only two days before they shut everything, not that I was planning to go anywhere anyway. I’m 35 now and I’m feeling the pain got backache….funny fact I actually was dancing to a Crazy Cousins mix and I put out my back for the first time as well it was a bit painful and stiff but after a few days and a walk it kind of healed itself so I’m thankful for that.
During my three months break I did a lot of thinking and also playing my PlayStation I nearly completed Far Cry 5 I’m on the last level fighting Jacob the leader I haven’t even tried it yet as I went on a break from the game and then went back to my music so I haven’t even tried it yet. I also 100 percent Kindom Hearts 3 until the DLC came out and I’ve been playing a bit of online of the DLC to Far Cry 5 I also got given for my birthday the new Far Cry, Far Cry New Dawn which I yet haven’t started. I have a list of games actually I yet haven’t completed from the last 4 years but I’ve been so busy making tracks I never feel in the mood to play it, to be honest. Well, I think that is the round-up of what I’ve been doing while I was away and what I’ve been up to recently. You can get in touch with me via these connections and I look forward to seeing you soon, take care. 🙂
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Today I’ll be giving you my top 5 favourite Christmas songs. This is a personal top 5 and I didn’t include some songs like I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everday …
Today I’ll be giving you my top 5 favourite Christmas songs. This is a personal top 5 and I didn’t include some songs like I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everday and Last Christmas as I heard them too many times not that I haven’t heard these as much but the ones that I still like.
Now this song makes me question Santa and his purity shall we say. I like this song as the Christmasy bells and of course the Jackson’s voices on the song and the funny ish lyrics or though I think they weren’t meant to be humorous but I found it funny. The question is what is daddy going to do when young Micheal tells his dad what mummy was up to last night things are going to get ugly. If that was my mum I would be asking why you kissing Santa’s Claus instead of wow mummy is kissing Santa Claus and how many wives is he going around kissing okay none of my business but I would like to know. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is a Christmas song with music and lyrics by British songwriter Tommie Connor. The song has been recorded by many artists, with the most famous version being attributed to The Jackson 5. The original recording by Jimmy Boyd, recorded on July 15, 1952, when he was 13 years old, reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart in December 1952, and on the Cash Box chart at the beginning of the following year. It later reached Number 3 in the UK Charts when issued there in November 1953. The song was commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue to promote the store’s Christmas card for the year, which featured an original sketch by artist Perry Barlow, who drew for The New Yorker for many decades. The song describes a scene where a child walks downstairs from his bedroom on Christmas Eve to see the mother kissing “Santa Claus” under the mistletoe. The lyric concludes with the child wondering how his father will react to hearing of the kiss, little knowing it is, in fact, his father in the Santa costume. Boyd’s record was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in Boston when it was released on the grounds that it mixed kissing with Christmas. Boyd was photographed meeting with the Archdiocese to explain the song, after the meeting, the ban was lifted.
Now this song is like a step back in the past and definitely reminds me of Christmas and Home Alone 1 I think it’s Home Alone it’s off. Again the sleigh bells make it Christmasy and I like the singing by Bobby Helms. It has that old feel with the backing vocals two by the ladies which reminds me of war music sorry not sure what genre that is but it reminds me of that and I love that sort of music oddly enough. The song has been soured a bit with a ruddier remake of the song that rhymes with rock and is associated only with men I’m sure you all heard it I like it I thought it was rather funny though a bit stupid but it did sour the song a bit. It’s an American popular Christmas song first released by Bobby Helms in 1957 (after it was recorded in October of that year). It has received frequent airplay in the United States during every Christmas season since then. “Jingle Bell Rock” was composed by Joseph Carleton Beal (1900–1967) and James Ross Boothe (1917–1976.) “Jingle Bell Rock” has been performed by many, but Helms’ version is the best known. The song’s title and some of its lyrics are an extension of the old Christmas standard, “Jingle Bells”. It makes brief references to other popular songs of the 1950s, such as “Rock Around the Clock”, and mentions going to a “Jingle hop”. An electric guitar played by Hank Garland can be heard playing the first notes of the chorus of “Jingle Bells”. Backup singers were the Anita Kerr Quartet. Helms’ original version, on Decca 9-30513 from October 1957, was re-recorded by him on Kapp K-719 in 1965, and yet again in 1967 on Little Darlin’ LD-0038. In 1970, Helms recorded an entire album titled Jingle Bell Rock on Certron C-7013, releasing the title track on Certron C-10021, with a picture sleeve. He again recorded the song for Gusto Records, it was subsequently released on their “Power Pak” label. In yet another re-recording, Helms released a version on Ashley AS-4200 (year unknown). In 1983, Helms released his last recording of “Jingle Bell Rock” on Black Rose 82713.
Ah, another song that reminds me of Home Alone and Christmas I think it’s that film I’m pretty sure of it. The opening guitar riff sounds like a Hawi Christmas riff which I love I instantly know the song from that intro. I like it as it’s upbeat and cheerful and is all about dancing around the Christmas tree and having a joyful time around Christmas something to get you in the festive mood. I like the when she sings “Voices singing, let’s be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly” a nice reference to Christmas carol Deck The Halls which if it didn’t already reinforces the Christmas feel to the song. The song is written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958; it has since been recorded by numerous other music artists. By the song’s 50th anniversary in 2008, Lee’s original version had sold over 25 million copies with the 4th most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single. Because of her mature-sounding voice, Lee recorded this song when she was only thirteen years old. The song’s declaration of a rock and roll sound notwithstanding, its instrumentation also fits the country music genre, which Lee more fully embraced as her career evolved. The recording features Hank Garland and Harold Bradley on guitar, Floyd Cramer on piano, Boots Randolph on sax, Bob Moore on bass, and veteran session player Buddy Harman on drums. An instrumental version of the song appears as background music in the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which exclusively featured music written by Marks. It can be heard in the scene where Rudolph first arrives at the Reindeer Games and meets another reindeer named Fireball. A fully sung version of the song would later appear in Rankin/Bass’s 1979 sequel Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July. The song was also used in the 1990 film Home Alone during a scene when Kevin McCallister pretends that there is a holiday party taking place in his house, and discourages the burglars from robbing it. The song was also featured in The Christmas Special episode of Regular Show in 2012.
Another Christmas song I love to hear around the Christmas Holidays. All I know is she wants it and wants it tonight all the good stuff of around that time a sable fur coat, A ’54 convertible light blue of course and all the other in things around that time. I like the song as the lyrics are quite funny though if you think about it, it tells a story of a poor girl who desires all the luxuries in life but can’t afford them, I think she thinks Santa is a sugar daddy though a yacht honestly how do you expect him to get that on the back of the sleigh and those poor elves who have to make it honestly. Also, that voice is just sensual and does something to me I don’t know what it is it’s like Santa come get me voice sexy. “Santa Baby” written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer, sung originally by Eartha Kitt. It was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalogue number 20-5502 (in the United States), and by EMI on the His Master’s Voice label as catalogue number B 10728. The song was a huge success for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record; she reprised it in the 1954 film New Faces. Also in 1954, Kitt recorded a new version of the song with new lyrics titled “This Year’s Santa Baby” to no commercial success; writers listed did not change. Kitt then re-recorded the original song for Kapp Records in 1963, using a more uptempo arrangement.
Now I have to admit this is more or less new to me not sure when I first heard it but I definitely love Christmas Funk songs. This song is just a joy to listen to and makes me sing along to the chorus of the song, I love backing singers as much as the lead singer some times especially with 60s and 70s music there is something too good about it it makes me rewind the song again and again and again. It’s like this song I’ve heard it many times now but still, it feels new and just straight out funky to hear. The track is off James Brown’s Sings Christmas Songs and was his thirteenth studio album and was released in November 1966, by King Records,
I’ll be doing a Christmas playlist today of originals songs before they were redone by some many artists which isn’t a dig like it sounds, I like many versions so I …
I’ll be doing a Christmas playlist today of originals songs before they were redone by some many artists which isn’t a dig like it sounds, I like many versions so I don’t get bored of them, I picked some from last weeks playlist but the originals this time with some other’s thrown in there too.
Today is national album day and this year’s theme is “don’t skip” which is based around not skipping tracks and listening to albums in full with no judgment whilst talking about …
Today is national album day and this year’s theme is “don’t skip” which is based around not skipping tracks and listening to albums in full with no judgment whilst talking about the benefits of music listening on your mental health. Today I will be talking about four albums that I can listen all the way through and not skip a track.
The first album is by Missy Elliot and is her debut album Supa Dupa Fly. Produced by Timbaland and written by Missy it is a 90’s gem and in my eyes, one of the best albums to come out in the ’90s and there were a lot of great albums out at that time. Released in 1997 it’s jammed pack with 90s artists from start to finish with all different flows and bounces and each song is a favourite and all of them I hum or sing or rap along to them. With songs catchy hits like Hit Em With De Hee, The Rain, Sock It To Me, Beep Me 911 Missy Reigned in the late ’90s and the videos were everywhere with top productions visuals to go with their big productions. Though I liked the commercial hits my favourites on the album are Best Friend Ft Aaliyah and I’m Talkin’ and I also like Why You Hurt Me and they never get old when I’m playing them. I think it’s the combination of vocals, lyrics, production and guest appearances that makes me love the album so much. It has my favourite rappers and singers on the album and as I said with Timbaland productions it’s an album that will stand the tale of time and everything about it is just catchy and infectious. It made me appreciate Timbaland productions and I was ecstatic when I saw Aaliyah was working with both Missy and Timbaland and made me ride with them so hard. I had all their albums playing on repeat but out of all the albums they produced Supa Dupa Fly Is the one and I will never get tired of it.
The second album is Notorious B.I.G’s before his passing called Life After Death and was released in 1997. Now I had to think for a second and think what is my favourite Notorious B.I.G album was but it has to be this one as it’s the one that made me feel good and had the most songs I loved not just liked. Yeah, his first album Ready To Die was the shit but this had more party songs. His lyrical flows had me amazed on this album and I learnt how to write metaphors and jokey lines in my raps cos of this album. Though the album only spawned two successful singles Hypnotize and Mo Money More Problems and that was due to the explicit content it still had many hits from the album my favourites are Kick In the Door, Fuck You Tonight, What’s Beef, I Got A Story To Tell, Miss U, Another, 10 Crack Commandants, Playa Hater, The World Is Full, My Downfall, Long Kiss Goodnight and You’re Nobody (Till Somebody Kills You) the whole album basically. Out of all of them, I Got A Story To Tell is my favourite off the album and You’re Nobody (Till Somebody Kills You.) I do like both albums both Ready To Die and Life After Death but I felt this had more consistency on the number of good tracks and the ones I could play without doing harm should I say and that’s not meant in a bad way lol.
The next album I can’t skip when playing is Ludaris Debut album Word Of Mouf and was released 2001. The whole album is southern hypeness (full of energy) and has got hits like Roll Out, Move Bitch, Saturday (Oooooh Oooooh) and Area Codes. Though these are party starters they ain’t my favourite on the album and Go To Sleep, She Said, Growing Pains, Get The Fuck Back, Freaky Thangs and Cold Outside are my personal favourites from the album. The album is full of humour and one-liners and I could go on examples but I won’t. But it always makes me laugh each time and it has some good tracks on the album and not just humourous tracks but some deep tracks like Cold Outside and Growing Pains I really feel them tracks the most but when I’m feeling hyped I used to put on the other tracks and hype out. Even though it’s an old album I still love it like it’s the first time I heard it and never get bored of the album. Again when I was thinking about who’s albums I really love the most I thought Ludacris then I had to think what was the best album they are all good albums The Red Light District and Chicken ‘n’ Beer were in the running but I thought I’d choose Word Of Mouf as it’s a solid album and is more than good throughout and I’m not even saying his other albums aren’t as good the whole album is exciting.
The last album I can play without skipping is Lil’ Kim Hardcore yes bit of a shocker as it’s an album for the ladies some would say not me though for the record. It is one I can play and not skip a track as it’s full of sassiness and tales of haters I could relate to and being a joker I was like what the hell is she saying hold up a minute I can’t be singing that “I used to be scared of the dick now I throw them lips to the shit handle it like a real bitch” but I did anyway. I must admit when I first heard the album especially Big Momma Thang in the school gym and the teachers were blushing and so was I. I was used to Salt ‘n’ Pepa and those lyrics so when Kim came through she knocked me off my feet and I was like marry me Kim I love you. Some people would say this album is trash but if you value real hip hop you would know this is a gem of an album and has lyrical content that is being for the worst and the for the good cheaply intimated by other female rappers over the decades and more this decade. Though it hasn’t had that many singles off the album only Ladies Night (Remix) and Crush On You due to explicit content it remains a favourite to many and I think it’s still underground as the album hasn’t had much radio play. My favourites on the album are Dreams, Spend A Little Doe, Big Momma Thang, Drugs, Not Tonight and Fuck You, and out of all of them Dreams, Not Tonight and Spend A Little Doe are my favourites on the album.
As promised here are the songs from behind the mixtape Clear The Air, if you haven’t already you can check out my blog post about each song and the meaning behind …