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Top 5: Melanie Fiona’s “The MF Life”

Andrew | March 20, 2017

From the moment I heard Melanie Fiona’s Zombies-sampling debut single “Give It To Me Right“, I became hooked. Between the impeccable sample use of “Time Of The Season” and her incredible voice which combines Brandy’s timbre with the soulfulness of a young Aretha Franklin, she mesmerized me. Then I heard her follow-up […]

the 1975 cover sade's by your side

The 1975 cover Sade’s “By Your Side”: 97 Words

Andrew | February 22, 2017

Taking on music royalty is always a tricky thing. Taking on Sade however, is a whole different story. British band The 1975 are up to the task. The quad deliver an ambient and atmospheric rendition of Sade’s By Your Side. Lead singer Matt Healy’s voice drips with vocal effects. Vocal […]

Etta James Playlist

Playlist: Etta James Essentials

Andrew | January 20, 2017

Etta James was one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Beyond her signature “At Last”, she was a musical chameleon who jumped across genres. Her sound infuses elements of soul, pop, jazz, blues, rock, and even country. Below, we dig into 30 of her best songs, both hits and […]