Today’s track is from Worldwide Groove Corporation a due of Kurt Goebel – producer/ programmer/ arranger/ guitar and Ellen Tift – producer/ arranger/ programmer/ vocals.
Their style is similar to Thievery Corporation, Zero 7, Sade, Portishead, Morcheeba, some of whom have been featured here on the Groove List.
Subsonic Temple Radio – Subsonic Temple Radio calls WGC “…infectious with deep sensual downtempo vibes that may cause you to lose your sense of time and place…”
Bill Murphy of Electronic Musician Magazine says of WGC “…lush, psychedelic, and stereo-active soundscapes and rhythms that have been the lifeblood of down-tempo music from early Massive Attack to the latest Thievery Corporation.”
I say, you must add Worldwide Groove Corporation to your collection.
Todays’ groove: “Smoke & Mirrors by Worldwide Groove Corporation from their Chillodesiac Lounge, Vol. 1: FEVER
Today’s track comes from a UK group known as Urban Species. This track appears on an indie film soundtrack called “Polisse (Bande original du film).” It can also be found on the album “Miedzy Nami Cafe Vol. 1.” What makes this deep, bluesy groove special is the vocals of British pop singer Imogen Heap (“Hide and Seek”). And if it wasn’t for her captivating vocal contribution to this track, this would be just another hip-hoppy unremarkable tune. Don’t deprive yourself of this one. Check it out. It’s more than you are expecting.
Today’s groove: “Blanket (featuring Imogen Heap) by Urban Species
Back to the U.K. for another band you should take notice of. Morcheeba are a British band, mixing influences from trip hop, rock, R&B, and pop, and have produced 7 albums since 1995, two of which reached the UK top ten.
“Undress Me Now” which is today’s track is more reminiscent of 70’s hipster, easy listening. Even the instrumental version fills the air nicely and its a tune you may find creeps up on you and find yourself humming before you know it.
Today’s groove: “Undress Me Now” from their Charango album.
Another rather prolific German musician, Chris Zippel offers some very chill grooves with some vocals and electronic artistry. His latest album “Genuine Horizon” is definitely a treat and today’s track should give you insight into what the rest of the album is like.
Today’s groove: “Again (featuring Adel Tawil) from Genuine Horizon.
Today’s duo Quiet Village, Joel Martin (aka Zeus) and Matt Edwards (Radio Slave) — released a trio of 12″ singles across 2005 and 2006 for Whatever We Want and two years later came up with “Silent Movie”, a full-length release containing five of the six tracks from the WWW singles, plus seven new tracks, one of which is a hypnotic track that reminds me of “Tavern On The Green” by Chic.
Today’s groove: “Utopia” from their album “Silent Movie.” Chill. Relax and take in all in.
No Groove List would be complete without adding Moby. I have so many of his tracks, that I could spend a day and never hear the same song twice (remixes not included). His latest album, “destroyed” is no exception. Much better than his previous, “Last Night” but still not as good as “Play” and “Play the B-Sides”, but still soulful and rich. If you can’t tell, I’m a BIG fan of his music.
Today’s groove: “Lie Down In Darkness” from “destroyed” has that soulful ummm, that only he can bring to a track, much like “One Of The Mornings.” Still one of my favorites. Don’t miss this one.
Simon Green, also known by his stage name Bonobo, is a British musician, producer and DJ. So today’s track comes from Bonobo, and his 2010 album Black Sands. As per Wikipedia, “Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly – with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other. In Days to Come, he mixes this sonic background with the clean yet distinctive vocals of Bajka (pronounced Bai – Kah) who often uses harmony to build up a multifaceted sound.”
In today’s track, Bajka’s vocals are used more as an instrument as opposed to true vocals, as some of her vocals are incoherent, but I think that was the intent, so don’t worry that you can’t figure out what she’s singing, it’s just part of the music.
Today’s groove: “All In Forms” from the Black Sands album is a treat. Enjoy.
First off; Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that everyone is having a peaceful day, but let’s not forget people still struggling after Hurricane Sandy and elsewhere in the world. Remember, however bad you think your situation, someone else’s situation may be worse. Compassion is the word of the day.
So for today’s track, something peaceful and mellow, by Joey Fehrenbach. BMP Magazine calls Joey’s music “Gorgeously sculpted, uber-melodic downtempo.” I couldn’t have said it better.
Today’s groove: “Delicate” from his “Don’t Wake Me” album.
This track is from the collaborative effort of two music producers Maiku Takahashi and Andy Cato who formed Caia (pronounced “Ky-yah”).
Described ad downtempo, ambient lounge music (not always), this track is from their debut album, The Magic Dragon.
Today’s groove: “Rememberance” is a special piece that you will want to sit back, relax and take in. Look for more form Caia here on the GrooveList Blog. Enjoy.
Something mellow for early in the week for you after manic Monday. This track comes from this UK duo Dale Anderson & Anil Chawla, described as electronia, deep house, ambient.
This track has been remixed by several DJ’s. Some are upbeat, but this version, the Ambient Mix) is the one that caught my attention. You should enjoy it as well.
Today’s groove: “Leftorium (Ambient Mix)” from the album of the same name by Dale Anderson & Anil Chawla.