Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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mojardo2Mo’jardo is a music project by three friends living in three different countries: Bevan Mearns from New Zealand now based in Bangkok (Thailand) is the producer, accompanied by Rick Kilcullen (Australia) and Chris Jungo (Switzerland). A meeting up again after around 20 years led to the Mo’jardo musical project being created. Mo’jardo was signed to the eclectic Lemongrass Music Label back in 2013 with their outstanding track “Tequila Days” which was first featured on “Lounge Du Soleil Vol.15” in the summer of 2013. mojardoLadies and gentlemen - here comes Mo'jardo's new album "Expressions Du Désir" Now available in most download stores worldwide.
After their successful debut "25 Floors Up“ which Mo’jardo had released on  the Lemongrassmusic label in summer 2013, the trio now present their new EP "La Cultura“. Six new tracks taking you from cocktails on the beach to a roof top bar - then onto a jazzy house den to sooth the soul with funky grooves and late night trumpets.
mojardo"La Cultura“ is a true multicultural work. The name explains the various flavours within the tracks and it also reflects the fact that the 3 musicians come from 3 separate cultures:Bevan Mearns from New Zealand now based in Bangkok (Thailand) is the producer, accompanied by Rick Kilcullen (Australia) and Chris Jungo (Switzerland).  iTunes

dudubeatThe artist Dudubeat from Russia have produced some oriental Lounge Tracks. Enjoy the Asian Sound from Russia!  Released on Diventa Music - enjoy the collection!

bennysingsBenny Sings managed to make a lasting impression on press and audience since his debut album Champagne People (2003). The album was received very well by press (‘A revelation!’, ‘Rare originally’) and gave Benny Sings recognition. He played a couple of big festivals and won prizes, including the Essent Award in 2004. The album also received good reviews abroad, where it was released on vinyl by Kindred Spirits/Rush Hour.

His second album I Love You (2005), again gained worldwide recognition and was received very well: the renowned BBC DJ Gilles Peterson became fan and in France the song Little Donna became a radio-hit on Radio Nova. A small European tour followed.

Benny also reached Japan where he established success with his third album Benny.. At Home (2007). US was also reached with a lot of good reviews including a big front-page article on Okayplayer.com (the website of Questlove and The Roots, the best visited hiphop site in the world). With his album ART (2011) Benny, after earlier conquering Asia, had his breakthrough in America and a worldwide release with Fat Beats followed. All the successes from previous albums are bundled on his latest album The Best Of Benny Sings (2012). Benny and band toured Japan in 2011 & 2013.

In 2012 Benny performed on the biggest Dutch national television show called De Wereld Draait Door. International airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Gilles Peterson), BBC Radio 2 (Jamie Cullum), KCWR Los Angeles (Anthony Valadez), Studio Brussel (Lefto).

Multiple tracks got placed in synch worldwide: HBO show Girls, Mazda, Kookai, Citroën. European tour as support act of Mayer Hawthorne in 2012. For this tour, Benny Sings and his band toured in 6 countries and played in 18 different cities. His success wasn’t unnoticed, after this tour followed a show on the London Traction festival (curated by Gilles Peterson), shows in Lithuania, on Dutch festivals and a tour through France.

As a producer Benny Sings worked with both national and international artist and makes music for commercial and films. Artist Benny worked with are: Giovanca, Wouter Hamel, Faberyayo, Yuko Ando, DATA, Janne Schra, BEA 1991, Roos Jonker, Mayer Hawthorne, Cero and many others. His new album ‘STUDIO’ will be released via Dox Records (Benelux) Jakarta Records (Europe/US) and Asia (JVC - release November 18h) will be out November 27th worldwide on cd / digital & vinyl.

arlingodwin saveme

Arlin Godwin continues to reach into the vault and pull some of his chilled out tracks.  This is a remastered single, as Arlin was playing around with some new mastering software (Izotope's Ozone 7) he said he began to mess around with a song called "Save Me". It was put out some time ago on an album called "The Vault" which has since been pulled from stores. However the version of "Save Me" that appeared on that record was a different mix of the song. This version has never been released before and is the so called "original mix".

 

 

 


godwinFunny what can happen when you come out of the closet. In this case I was in a closet and I needed to move some big, heavy cardboard boxes. And since I had consumed a few beverages of the vodka-persuasion I ended up sitting down and opening these mystery boxes out of sheer curiosity. Vodka will do that to you.

To make a long story short, what I discovered were master archival files of a great many tracks done from around 1999 to 2014. They had been stuffed into the closet when I moved to my new condo a few years ago. They were all recorded at 96KHz sampling rate and 64bit depth. Meaning far beyond CD quality. And furthermore, since they had no EQ or compression on them, I could remaster them in Soundtrack Pro and bring out all kinds of details that had not previously been audible.

And so I did. And all 3 versions of "BLUE" are now available!

clelia selection2After the success of the compilation, "French Chill Out Selection 1", here comes "French Chill Out Selection 2".  All of these tracks have been compiled and mixed by none other than Clelia Felix.  Clelia has appeared on Below Zero, Cafe Del Mar, Cafe Solaire, and, has been hard at work in the studio consistantly releasing downbeat/chilled out music for years.

This fine selection of music includes songs in french to instrumental vibes that offer deep electronic sounds.  Clelia wanted to take us on a journey that would recall the chic and trenty atmosphere of France, such as, Paris, the French Riveria and of course the fashion!  She says, "close your eyes and welcome to France!"

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