Archive for the ‘Neo-Soul’ Category

Jesse Boykins III – Dopamine: My Life On My Back

September 20, 2008

What are you having sex to tonight? Mind if I make a recommendation?

While we’re busy waiting for D’Angelo (a musical hero/martyr of mine) to put the coca plant down and apply fingers to Fender- I suggest you all observe the ascension of 23 year old Brooklyn/Chi-Town’s gifted Jesse Boykins III. His debut EP, an ode to the chemical that makes one fall in love or form addictions, was entirely written, produced, engineered and mixed by the 5-octave ranged prodigy (who despite his age, wearing canerows and being confined to the Contemporary R&B categorisation for it, is as far from Lloyd as is Boris Yeltsin).

There’s a rich, hazy-dream, Neo-Soul aura reminiscent here of Raheem DeVaughn and Dwele’s early work and I adore how the lax trumpet weaves in and out of tracks. I bugged out and started making lecherous, erotic mouth contortions when I first heard ‘Sobriety’ five months ago; I also found relation to the visceral, poetic quality of the songwriting that’s as tender as the last sensuous touch to plague the mind after a heartbreak.

My homegirl Rah informs me exclusively Jesse’s debut album ‘Fake It Till U Make It’ is dropping shortly and he’ll be performing live dates in the UK to promote the release some time in the Autumn.

Right now, I sense this kid got next.

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The Sea
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1. My Life On My Backft. James W.A.T.T.S.
2. Tabloids
3. Sounds Like Love
4. Baby “I Don’t Know”
5. The Sea
6. Sobriety

7. Think
8. All (Outro)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Tabloids

Fantasticunt EP rating:

8 mums out of 10

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88 Keys feat. Bilal – M.I.L.F.

September 11, 2008


Bilal loves Your Mum.

You knew it was coming.

Hol’ tight Stacy Dash, she’s like the same age as my Dad, but it’s ok.

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Wayna – Higher Ground

July 9, 2008

The 2nd LP from perhaps one of the most sweetest, cherubic voices on the Washington DC soul scene. Watch Wayna’s dulcet tones synthesize blissfully with fellow funk martian Muhsinah’s earthy vocals on the mind-bending soultronica backdrop of ‘Billy Club’… this particular track 3 successively came on as I was examining the album with my iPod on in bed the other night and I started wiggin’ out under the covers. Shit is far out.


01 Moonlight Rendezvous
02 A New Scenery
03 Billy Club ft. Muhsinah
04 Loving You (Music) ft. Kokayi
05 Close to You featuring Kenn Starr
06 Daydream
07 Mr. Duracell <<<<<<< An ode to her vibrator. Heads up ladies.
08 Interlude
09 Office Politics
10 My Love
11 Not Gonna Go
12 Home
13 Stalking Horse (the Cuba joint)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

Click to bump: Billy Club feat. Muhsinah

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