Monthly Archives: January 2010

week&groove – Rocket Drum

This week’s track is Rocket Drum by Shift-Z. Inescapable Turn-On #1: A pure Lebanese Grand Cru. Intimate Turn-On #2: An unreleased immaculate demo only for you groovers. Lucious turn-on #3: The androgynous melodic voice of Monumental Zeid Hamdan. This is the man behind the army of success-stories roaming from cult-group Soapkills to The New Government and Scrambled Eggs, to name a few. This strange ballad is an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming album. In a vain attempt to categorize the unclassified, I would declare the birth of a proper Lebanese Ambient Calypso genre. Traumatic Turn-On #4: 2m22s only.

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Rocket DrumShift-Z

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week&groove – I Cry (Original Mix)

This week’s track is I Cry (Original Mix) by Llorca & Mandel Turner. I have been seriously hooked on this tune since I was 17, but never had the chance to hear it in public. The feeling of nonchalance and unconsciously sensual spirit prevails throughout Llorca’s debut album, New Comer. The golden era of Detroit techno and Chicago house are jazzing up my heated living room. This flowing funk is badly convincing me that the living is easy especially when I’m on the verge of crying.

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I Cry (Original Mix)Llorca & Mandel Turner

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U2 – Cedars of Lebanon

Here’s a great video i just stumbled upon. Cedars of Lebanon by U2, from the album “No line on the horizon” (Feb 2009)

It basically tells the story of a war correspondent in Lebanon.

A treat for both the eyes and the ears

P.S.: couldn’t find the name of the actor, anyone has any idea?

week&groove – Breezy

This week’s track is Breezy by Wouter Hamel. I feel happy and a little bit strange. This week& seems to be extremely facile and Utopian for us all. But I’m getting antsy about sending you the flawless soundtrack for a long soak in the bubble bath, an old-fashioned room-service déjeuner à deux, or a late loser’s night in front of AutoCad or Illustrator. Hamel’s pattern is achingly catchy as he often juxtaposes deeply sad and even devastating lyrics with merry melodies that sweep you in. This Dutch boy is the blond version of Rimbaud, the groovy non-smoking variant of Gainsbourg, and the improved edition of Mika. Here comes a naturally eezy-listening tune that merges subtlety, anxiety and euphoria. Ought to be stuck on repeat.

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BreezyWouter Hamel

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week&groove – Whatever You Like

This week’s track is Whatever You Like by Anya Marina. Here comes a miraculous cover of T.I.’s gorgonzola-infested hip-hop anthem. Amazing storyteller and embracer of the notion that “less is more”, Marina’s appealing conversational vocal style lays forth an intimacy that is easily digestible and highly listenable. She covered the track in such a sweet and sincere manner, that I can almost digest it as a straight-up love ballad. This is partly hilarious, but mostly filled with a beautiful naiveté that has me hitting every morning the “snooze” button on my phone alarm over and over again.

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Whatever You LikeAnya Marina

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Ecce Hommos

This is a short film about Lebanese clichés directed by Claude El Khal. The images used by the French guy when speaking of Lebanon and the Lebanese society are so true (you should know if you have ever lived abroad, I deal with this everyday: p).

The title Ecce Hommos, comes from “Ecce Homo”, Latin words used by Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. But I don’t really see why was the analogy made…

Watch it! This is simply great!

week&groove – Pirates

This week’s track is Pirates by Gabby La La. Ok! the name… Vernacular Peculiar and deliciously grotesque. Woman must be sort of a nut. Enough on the name. Gabby is an attractive young Asian woman. Well, maybe she’s not Asian, maybe she’s Peruvian. She sings with a tiny voice that’s a cross between Marilyn Monroe, Grande Dame Emilie Simon and whoever did the voice of Betty Boop. Gabby’s style is kooky & spooky and we just love it. I’mad about this track’s unusual beats. It’s a true cloud inside of a cloud. Be careful what you wish for ’cause it might come true.

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Pirates – Gabby La La

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