Posts Tagged ‘Erykah Badu’

June 22, 2016
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It’s a witty engaging mashup cover of sorts that ever talented and compelling London based artist Leo Kalyan gives us on Lean On & On. How he came up with this one is mind boggling indeed, but Leo Kalyan pairs Erykah Badu’s On & On with Major Lazer & MØ’s world conquering hit Lean On for his masterful R&B soul aria. The molten velour of Leo Kalyan’s cooing comes as no surprise considering the same effect he’s brought us on past songs. By pairing it with a spacious atmospheric, ethereal misty electronic soundscape, Leo Kalyan gives us a very forward thinking, groundbreaking approach on two much contrasting songs. Lean On & On can be downloaded from it’s Soundcloud page

November 6, 2015
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I bet you’ve never heard Erykah Badu’s Next Lifetime quite like the way you’ll hear it now. Croydon based producer Kayper delivers a Next Lifetime that has me grooving away in my seat and snapping my fingers, unable to resist her luscious beats and glimmering synths. UK house vibrancy and soulful vocals make this flip a twirling and gyrating classic deep house banger. 

October 3, 2015
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Everybody and their mama’s covering Drake’s Hotline Bling these days, but nobody can do it like Erykah Badu does. Nobody. The queen of neo soul brings a very fresh approach on Hotline Bling. She calls her version the “HOTLINE BLING BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE MIX”, and it’s playfully sassy though Afrobreezy mellow, and oh so wonderfully slinky too. As the song simmers and shimmies onwards, Erykah takes Hotline into majorly spacey and psychedelic territory, even spicing it up with her own hotline inserts. Is this my favorite re-imagining of Hotline Bling? Yes, I believe so…

August 6, 2015

Worlds collided when Glass Animals revealed a brand new track today named Gold Lime. The UK band was one of my top indie darlings of 2014, and I caught them live many times, enjoying their slinky music and intoxicating performance each and every time. They also proved themselves very adept at delivering covers of other acts’ music, as many found out when they released their cover of Kanye’s Love Lockdown, bringing their own signature sound to the colossal hit. Today’s Gold Lime is an incredible cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Gold Lion, imbued with Eryka Badu’s The Healer. Consider me mind blown. Glass Animals once again creates a unique sound with the conglomeration of music, a potpourri of trip hop, indie rock, and soul that slithers and prowls viscously. The cover was offered up as a celebration of the fact that Glass Animals will be playing Central Park Summer Stage in New York on August 9th, which they’re much excited about.

February 11, 2015
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Dutch producer Full Crate throws down on his new original Hurt Your Back, an R&B and house cocktail that hits a little close to home, since I’m nursing a sore upper back. But I digress. Plus, Full Crate’s tune alleviates any such pesky discomforts with its swanky, slick sound and hypnotic beats. I guess you can say it’s therapeutic. Hurt Your Back also samples the queen of soul, Erykah Badu, via earthy snippets of her vocals on Bag Lady. The resulting track is velvety smooth yet darkly buoyant.

June 26, 2013
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Janelle Monae’s Erykah Badu featuring song Q.U.E.E.N. is already one helluva funky spunky catchy fun tune. Who can take it up another notch? Well, none other than the legend, the BIG influence on Monae and so many others, the incredibly eccentric and amazing… Prince! That’s right! Prince remixed Q.U.E.E.N.! He’ll also be featured on Monae’s coming new album The Electric Lady out in September. The purple one is making a bold statement with his support of Monae and by collaborating with her. There should be some epicness on the horizon!

UPDATE: Looks like the audio was taken down, head over to Pin Board to listen: http://pinboardblog.com/2013/06/audio-janelle-monae-feat-erykah-badu-q-u-e-e-n-princepaisley-park-remix/

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June 26, 2013
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Janelle Monae’s Erykah Badu featuring song Q.U.E.E.N. is already one helluva funky spunky catchy fun tune. Who can take it up another notch? Well, none other than the legend, the BIG influence on Monae and so many others, the incredibly eccentric and amazing… Prince! That’s right! Prince remixed Q.U.E.E.N.! He’ll also be featured on Monae’s coming new album The Electric Lady out in September. The purple one is making a bold statement with his support of Monae and by collaborating with her. There should be some epicness on the horizon!

UPDATE: Looks like the audio was taken down, head over to Pin Board to listen: http://pinboardblog.com/2013/06/audio-janelle-monae-feat-erykah-badu-q-u-e-e-n-princepaisley-park-remix/

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February 22, 2013
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NYC producer Bonobo’s new track Heaven For The Sinner is a superb glittery track featuring the soulful Erykah Badu. The gorgeous, atmospheric track sounds very Little Dragon like thanks to the electronic production and soul flavor. It also very much reminds me of some of TOKiMONSTA’s production, as well as FlyLo’s. It’s some dreamy, fantastic music. Heaven For The Sinner is on Bonobo’s new album The North Borders.

February 22, 2013
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NYC producer Bonobo’s new track Heaven For The Sinner is a superb glittery track featuring the soulful Erykah Badu. The gorgeous, atmospheric track sounds very Little Dragon like thanks to the electronic production and soul flavor. It also very much reminds me of some of TOKiMONSTA’s production, as well as FlyLo’s. It’s some dreamy, fantastic music. Heaven For The Sinner is on Bonobo’s new album The North Borders.

OFFICIAL VID: Angel Haze – Love Of My Life

November 22, 2012

New York rapper Angel Haze is continuing her rise to stardom, quickly climbing with every new piece of music she releases. Lately, she’s been releasing some really kick ass covers of other well known songs. Most of them have not been easy to cover and going toe to toe with some of these established, well regarded artists is not an easy feat. But she’s done it and done it well. Today, she offered up her own version of Erykah Badu’s Love Of My Life. And it’s dang good. Who knew? It’s not all about fast flowing, hard hitting rap verses. This lady can sing. Wooo. This cover off her mixtape Classick greatly reminds me of the dearly departed Aaliyah. Angel Haze… Watch her rise.