Monday, 2 December 2013

Bobby Womack x Julio Bashmore

Julio Bashmore quickly made a name for himself with a string of hugely successful house tracks, including 'The Battle For Middle You' back in 2011 and the glorious 'Au Seve' in 2012. Unfortunately, I lost a bit of interest in him after the release of his greatly anticipated single 'Peppermint', which was disappointingly average. 

Fortunately, I found this redeeming remix of 'Love Is Gonna Lift You Up' while enjoying Bobby Womack's recent album 'Bravest Man In The Universe'. Not only has Bashmore chosen the GREATEST song to mix (Bobby has definitely still got it) but also supplied a very apt bass line, which will do its bit to lift you up all the way through this eight minute groove.

Monday Soul

This evening, you should go take a bath - candles lit, incense burning, these songs playing... I guarantee you, it's a recipe for perfection.

1) D'Angelo - 'Brown Sugar'

No playlist of soul music is complete without this one.

2) Goapele - 'Butterflykisses'

Melt into indulgent floods of vocal harmony...

3) Amel Larrieux - 'Sweet Misery'

I could pass a million hours of bliss with ONLY Amel Larrieux.

4) Lalah Hathaway - 'I'm Coming Back'

11/10 to Lalah Hathaway for depth, sensuality and raw, unadulterated talent (disagree with me and you've obviously never heard her singing harmonics.)

5) Ledisi - 'Alright'

Rumour has it, it's impossible to worry about ANYTHING when you're listening to this song...

6) Robert Glasper ft. Dwele - 'No Worries'

You can't go wrong when you combine Dwele's soul and Robert Glasper's flawless production.

7) Raphael Saadiq ft. Common & Ledisi - 'They Don't Know'

I'm sorry about the useless quality of this video, but it had to get on the list somehow.

8) Sweetback - 'You Will Rise'

No harm in a little more Amel Larrieux...

9) Maxwell - 'Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)'

I've made sure to show you this video so you can not only enjoy Maxwell's rapturous melodies but also his faultless rocking of silver satin: 

10) Erykah Badu - 'Back In The Day'

She may be last, but Erykah Badu will NEVER be least.

Bernard Wright

My man 'Nard smashing it on Soul Train with the help of a knockout sequin blazer and a very infectious groove!