I’ve had a few musical cool accidents over this week – all of which are constantly on loop either on my computer, my car, at home, or on my iPod. I seem to have a real habit of absolutely thrashing the living daylights out of records that really turn me on – and even then, I never tire of them. I am even listening to one of these records as I type this!
So firstly, I hit Catcall. Now I discovered this track called Swimming Pool ages and ages ago, and loved it. I then ran into Satellites and loved this a little bit more. Then boom – a chance chat with one of my colleagues and hey presto, there’s my cool accident. I spot a copy of Catcall’s album on his desk. I grabbed it. Funny to think that he’s actually the least likely guy to have a copy of this! That’s not to be unkind – I just didn’t think that he’d be into it.
Last night I thought I should do the album and my ears some justice and actually explore all the other tracks rather than just repeat the 3 that I had found and already caned. The 3rd being I Believed – I bounced and bounced and boomed to this! Super sexy with a great wallop of a bass line; my ultimate companion. So flicking thru, I landed on this funky little number which had the most catchy, flirtatious guitar riff, complimented by some feel good 80’s-esque vocals. Fuck I love it – you have to hear it. It’s called Art Star and I think you’ll want to bump and grind to this tune. A lyric which kicks some ass: “my name is Acid, I’ll rain on your parade”…
Check out her album The Warmest Place and see for yourself. Not a one hit wonder in my ears.
The next cool accident was walking into our kitchen to fix myself a coffee and as I did I heard a sweet and sultry melody gently playing from the TV which captured my attention. I turned it up and was gripped to the sound – the visual was pretty amazing too. This young woman who is ultra beautiful, with gorgeous dress sense and natural sexiness sings a song called I Met You. Her name is Anna Lunoe and the track is produced by up and coming beatsmith Flume – I have hit YouTube probably a good 100 times in the last 24 hours – check her out, I am so loving this:
My favourite musical collisions are the ones that happen atmospherically. They don’t come around often but when they do, I feel re-connected to music – and to myself.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
PS: check out Van She’s Jamaica – have managed to let this slip in and out of my ears during all the above listening!