Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What I'm Listening To...

MJ: Groove of the Neptunes...

Since The King of Pop's death, there have been numerous re-releases, MJ Suites, Remix albums etc... but this one is probably my favorite... I'm a huge fan of the Neptunes, Virginia natives power duo & 2/3 of the Rock-Hop group N.E.R.D.: Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo. The EP includes 7 well-known biggest MJ hits Remixed-Mashed Up...

1. Motown 25 - Intro
2. I Know My World (Klash Mix)
3. Don't Stop Ya Body (Klash Mix)
4. Excuse Me Billie Jean (Klash Mix)
5. Scream How Does It Feel (Klash Mix featuring Janet)
6. Rock with Lavish (Klash Mix)
7. Never Can Say Goodbye (Klash Mix)
8. 1983 before The Moonwalk and The Red Jacket (Klash Mix)

Gladys Knight "Since I Fell For You"

Remake of Buddy Johnson's smooth track, Gladys brings to new life on her album, "Before Me" was featured in the movie 'It's Complicated' starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin, there is no physical soundtrack which is a shame... 25 tracks featured during the film including Joss Stone's "Girl, They Won't Believe It" (Which I've overplayed since I've owned the 2007 album Introducing Joss Stone) produced by rumored beau Raphael Saadiq who's track, "Love That Girl" is also featured... check out the source of all the tracks!

Sia "You've Changed"

"You've Changed" is the Australia single taken from her 2010 record, "We Are Born," which was produced by The Bird & The Bee's Greg Kurstin. I love her new sound... Originally recorded by her Lauren Flax, Sia, who happened to be in town when Flax was composing it and came by her apartment to lay down some tracks. Sia decided to make her own version for her album proper, imbuing it with a disco treatment that sits as a lovely companion piece to Flax’s breathless house version. You can get with this, but you should also get with that, they’re equally sweet. Honestly, just recently became a fan of her music thanks to artist Solange Knowles heavy inspiration and the fact she's featured on of my favorite songs "Destiny" by Zero 7... she's rumored to also be working with Christina Aguilera on her 2010 album, 'Bionic." Check out Flax's version... and a treat Solange's revamp of Destiny by Zero 7 featuring Sia!

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