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Losing Your Equilibrium

It feels strange writing one of these things again. The last time I opened up with a personal post was a while back and even then, I probably only scratched the surface with a quote. Funnily enough a topic of conversation that many of my fellow mid-20s friends and I speak about is balance and […]

Eargasms

posted by on 30/04/2012

We’re back again with the funk. This week we have a right mix of funk, soul, comebacks and some experimental electro music. Hop on after the cut and click play. Happy Monday.

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PRINCE x New Power Generation

Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles

Prince and his long-time backing band, the New Power Generation dropped a new leak last week ahead of their Australian tour for which Janelle Monae and Delilah were just announced as support acts. The ten minute rehearsal clip features two of their tracks from the 1980′s, in a new funked up light, “Mutiny” and “Ice Cream Castles“. I love that this leak comes in the form of a recording from a live jam session with the band, can’t wait to hear more!!!

Selected by Tara

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GOODIE MOB

Fight To Win

Cee Lo Green, Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp reunited for a rare Goodie Mob appearance last week, singing their new track, “Fight To Win” taken from their forthcoming album, “Age Against the Machine”. Donning (quite weird) golden samurai suits, the band performed the celebratory, high-energy track, “Fight To Win” to the USA’s The Voice audience, which included Andre 3000. The track is perfect for a big announcement, such as “we’re returning after 13 years of hiatus”…however it seems much more Cee-Lo than it does Goodie Mob! I’m off to go listen to some Soul Food….

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BRANDY x CHRIS BROWN

Put It Down

Brandy returned to the music scene with her second duet with Monica on the track ‘It Belongs To Me’. Following the lukewarm success of that track she has unveiled the lead single from her forthcoming album 2 11. The new song ‘Put It Down‘ is something new and fresh, a sound we haven’t heard from Brandy before. Her vocals as always are on point but its the sass and the swag she has put into the song that makes it an exciting thing. With Chris Brown featuring the song is sure to hit many a fan and make its way onto the charts.

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NAS

Daughters

Eek, Nas and No I.D – what a combination. Here’s the second single from Nasir Jones’ upcoming project, dedicated to fathers with daughters and how it isn’t easy to raise a teen daughter. He opens up about his relationship with his daughter Destiny who has been um, instagram-ing photographs of condoms. Eeek. He’s even got a bar about the £1 billion dollar app in there, dope!

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YPPAH

Blue Schwinn

I don’t even know how to pronounce this artist’s name! My colleague at work played Yppah‘s latest project in the office last week and I think it’s fair to say everyone loved it. So chill with a mixture of shoegaze, various electronic music, psychedelic soul, and rock music. I don’t really know how to describe the music, it’s just really calm – listen for yourselves. The album is worth buying off iTunesclick here. This song has been out for a few months but I’ve only just been put on so thought it was worthy of a feature!

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