2020 ROUND UP
2020 has been a shocker, but music has provided light relief from the doom & Gloom. Here’s some music to sign off 2020 with.
Kid Loco – The rare Birds Remixes, Pt.3 & more
Let’s start off with a bunch of Kid Loco remixes, in the third instalment of The Rare Birds remixes. This can get a bit dark and hectic, but it seems to be a pretty good reflection of the year so far, so perhaps it will resonate with you too.
Sola Rosa – Chasing the Sun
Kylie Auldist – This is What Happiness Looks Like
Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Damon and his pals are back with some huge names and some unexpected collaborations including Elton John, The Cure’s Robert Smith and St. Vincent. I can’t totally get on with this Album, as despite the undeniable creativity and craftsmanship I can’t get over the sound of Damon Albarn’s voice which has the same effect as nails down a chalkboard for me, so I’m perhaps not going to measure this one subjectively. If I had to choose a track it would have to be Friday 13th with Octavian.
BOSQ – Y su Descarga Internacional
Originally from Boston Mass, Bosq now calls Medellin, Columbia his home, and once you get into this album you’ll understand why. This album is sure to transport you into the colour, chaos, and culture of Columbia. With carefully crafted cuts of Afrobeat, Salsa and Calypso, it’s a tropical delight! If this doesn’t re-engage your head back into craving travel after all these restrictions, I don’t think you’re going to travel much further than the end of your own nose in 2021. As Kaleta says in track four, ‘Wake up from your slumber’ and let’s look forward to a better year ahead.