Gramophonedzie "Why Don't You"
Tweeted by Dejan, of Slovenia (@bucek_) who said:
Sampling from the classic jazz tune "Why Don't You Do Right?" popularized by the late singer Peggy Lee, Serbian DJ Marko Milicevic (aka Gramophonedzie) makes a funky dance track with an awesome video to accompany it.
The song, which reached No. 1 on the UK Dance Charts earlier this year is stuttery, upbeat one which brings in the horns and hook of the classic track with a modern twist.
In addition the video is clever as it does a reverse treatment on the black-and-white-turns-color style, where the singer comes into a messy modern apartment and reorders lots of classically-themed junk into a perfect little black and white dwelling.
Check out more music from Gramophonedzie and download free mixes at http://www.gramophonedzie.com/
Todd Snider "Highland Street Incident"
Tweeted by Dustin Ogdin, of Nashville, TN (@eartyme) who said:
The deeper we delve into the Americana/Roots genre, the more we realize the vast interest in this blend of down-home and modern music that connects with so many, including local groups like South by Southeast and others.
This funky track comes to us courtesy of Ear Time music, a fun little blog out of Nashville focused on Americana, Roots and Bluegrass music.
It is by veteran alt-country singer-songwriter Todd Snider off of his 2007 album "Devil You Know." As the tweet suggests, it's pretty gangsta with a tough, bluesy beat and lyrics about prowling the street at night and causing some ruckus.
Ghostface Killah "All That I Got is You"
Tweeted by Stephen McCormack (@SOTKMusic) who said:
Why, you ask, are we sharing a tune that's over 10 years old?
Because after hearing a friend tweet about how only a very small percentage of his class at HGTC had ever heard Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." we've noticed there's probably a ton of younger folks out there who never go to catch some of these classic hip-hop tracks the first time around and decided now'd be a good time to evangelize about the group's impact.
This song, in specific, is one of the most heartfelt hip-hop ballads of its generation, detailing the struggle of being poor and living in the projects just trying to survive. Off Ghostface's 1999 album "Ironman" it's one of the many Wu-Tang Clan solo efforts worth checking out if you're not already aware of the contributions the group has made to the genre.
Others include Method Man's benchmark album "Tical" from 1994, GZA's "Liquid Swords" from 1995, The RZA as Bobby Digital from 1999 and Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version." Or better yet, for an education in everything Shaolin, check out the Wu-Tang station on Last.fm.