Archive for September 3rd, 2007

September 3, 2007

MP3 OF THE WEEK: Mr Benn (Feat. MC Souls Liberation) – The Jump mp3

“We entertain wid unity, love and da peace, so the vibes that we carry, shall surely increase, give thanks and praises to the most high and we sing this-a song while we look up to the sky”

I loved Mr Benn’s ‘A Message To ODB’ mashup (Under his Mr Blennd moniker) but I’m just hearing ‘The Jump’ (It was included on an EP from last year) after finding it on a recent Leisure Recordings label-sampler CD. ‘The Jump’ mixes and scratches up a summery blend of Latin Guitar, New-Orleans house-party Piano, Dub, Hip-Hop, Punk-Funk Bass, sexy Brass, Rave whistles and even eastern strings. If you listen hard enough you can almost hear every record in there. Over the top, MC Souls Liberation shouts out an irresistible call and response of “I say yes, you say yes”.

Mr Benn (Feat. MC Souls Liberation) – The Jump mp3

Click here to buy the Leisure Recordings sampler from Juno Records.

Click here to download a few Mr Benn mixes.

Click here to download the EP that ‘The Jump’ came from.

Leisure Recordings Website / Leisure Recordings MySpace / Mr Benn MySpace

September 3, 2007

EUGENE FRANCIS JNR – Poor Me (7″ Single)

Legion Presents LEGION001: 23rd July 2007
1. Poor Me
“It’s not the gravity that’s pulling you down, more like the demons living underground, may your light shine, liberate minds, I favour tigers but I celebrate cowards, don’t want a world where religion is power”
2. Kites
“I’ll touch on the ideals which you’ve always meant, but without your air of fragrance there’s no scent… and my kite comes down”

‘Poor Me’ is where the uplifting Orchestral Pop of The Polyphonic Spree meets the Laptronic beauty of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.  ‘Kites’ is closer to a Traditional Folk sound than the A-side, recalling Jeff Buckley and Bright Eyes.  Both songs touch on the problems that beset our world but leave you feeling that they can all be overcome.

Click here to download the single from 7Digital or click here to buy the 7″ from RoughTrade.

Eugene Francis Jnr – Kites mp3

Here are links to videos for ‘Poor Me’ and ‘Kites’ on YouTube.

Eugene Francis Jnr MySpace