Last night I went to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor collaborate with a dance company at the Edinburgh International Festival. I love the band and have wanted to see them live for a long time, there’s is the kind of music that moves you. The dancers stood on blocks and threw themselves around – rapidly, beautifully, uncomfortably. It was the kind of moment that makes you so grateful people defy instincts of convention and make art. It made me feel alive.
If you are anywhere near Edinburgh today I can’t recommend seeing it highly enough. Otherwise Godspeed.
It’s Friday, waaaaaaay too early and I really needed a cheerful tune. Thank you The Hot 8 Brass Band.
Ready for a dancing tune? Get some jazz into you!! A recent discovery by the name of The Colman Brothers are an excellent place to start.
Somehow I had never heard this song until I heard it covered at a gig yesterday. Insanely good.
Hey music fans! The reason this dance is no longer daily is because I’m currently in Thailand, spending my summer travelling through the mountains, lounging on beaches and pondering how to become a hippie. However as I love sharing music with you here’s a good old song from my travels…
A track from the upcoming Gatsby movie anyway, which under the hands of Baz Luhrman is bound to look and sound incredible. Dance on down – and someone hand me a mint julep!
Hey Folks! Your daily dose of dance worthy music. Shake the day away with the right amount of crazy via Melt Yourself Down.
Sad news that the talented Richie Havens passed away today. This is a great Tom Waits cover of his – if you can find it also listen to a track called ‘Fire Down Below’. Right now turn it up loud and be happy.
I discovered Edinburgh artist Plum after meeting her alter ego Shona Maguire at a music related shindig in Edinburgh. I love that whenever someone sends you their music you never know what to expect, her album was unexpectedly refreshing: a blend of well executed songcraft, delicate vocals and electro production it’s an all round quite bewitching showcase.
Plum Plays…Grimes, Be a Body
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