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The Cinematic Orchestra

To Build A HomeThe Cinematic Orchestra. Ma Fleur.

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The Cinematic Orchestra is a U.K.-based jazz and electronic outfit, created in the late 1990s by Jason Swinscoe, which records on the Ninja Tune independent record label.

Other members include Tom Chant (saxophone), Phil France (double bass), Luke Flowers (drums), Nick Ramm (piano), Stuart McCallum (guitar); former members include Jamie Coleman (trumpet), T. Daniel Howard (drums), Alex James (piano), and Patrick “PC” Carpenter (turntables).

In both live and studio context, the Cinematic Orchestra employ a live band which improvises along with a turntablist and electronic elements such as samples provided by Swinscoe. In their studio releases Swinscoe will often remix the live source material to produce a finished product that is seamless combination of live jazz improvisation with electronics, such that it is difficult to tell where the improvisation ends and the production begins. It is worth mentioning that in the sound of the Cinematic Orchestra the role of traditional solo instruments, such as piano or wind instruments, is not the same as in traditional jazz; instead of performing intricate solos they provide a mature accompaniment environment and quite often there is more space for the drums and the double bass to have a lead role.

Bonus Song: Necrology. In Motion pt. 1 (2012).

Artist Pages: Official Website
Myspace
 
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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Selah Sue

RaggamuffinSelah Sue. Selah Sue.

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Selah Sue was born Sanne Putseys on 3rd May 1989 in Leuven, Belgium. She is a singer-songwriter, who combines multiple musical styles like folk, soul and reggae.

Selah started playing classic guitar when she was 15. When she was 17, she participated in an open mic night in ‘Het Depot’, a small venue in Leuven. Organiser of the event and successful Belgian singer Milow (born Jonathan Vandenbroeck) saw her perform and asked her to be his support act…

Her playlist consists of some covers (most notably The Zutons’ Valerie), but mainly of her own songs. Late 2008 saw the release of the Black Part Love EP with six of them. This EP can be listened to integrally at her official website, http://www.selahsue.be. Thanks to multiple media and support appearances for the likes of Jamie Lidell, Novastar, Simply Red and Prince, Selah Sue is steadily gaining fame and respect.

On occasions she features as a vocalist for dubstep formation Addicted Kru Sound in local venues.

She’s recently been named by the Rolling Stone magazine as one of the New Faces of 2012.

Bonus Song: This World.

Artist Pages: Official Website
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Emeli Sande

Song: Heaven
Album: Our Version of Events
Genre: Soul, trip hop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/emelisande
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Emeli+Sande

Emeli Sandé is a Scottish singer. A former medical student, Sandé has achieved two top 10 singles in the UK, by collaborating with rapper Chipmunk on his song Diamond Rings in 2009, and then with Wiley on his 2010 single, Never Be Your Woman. She supported Solange Knowles on tour. The Heaven Songfacts reports that she signed her first major record deal with Virgin Records in 2010 before signing another deal with EMI in 2011. Her debut single, Heaven, was released on August 14, 2011. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

Listen to additional tracks from Emeli’s upcoming album, Our Version of Events, on the Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Listen to tracks from BRIT Award winner Emeli Sandé’s debut album

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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James Morrison

Song: You Make it Real
Bonus Song: Once When I Was Little
Album: Songs for You, Truths for Me
Genre: singer-songwriter, soul, pop, acoustic
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jamesmorrisonmusic
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/JamesMorrison

James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole in 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Rugby, Warwickshire, England. He says that his musical influences include Al Green, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens and The Kinks.

At 13 Morrison began to learn guitar when his uncle showed him how to play a blues riff. He started busking when he lived at Porth near Newquay, in Cornwall. After years of playing other musicians’ songs, he eventually started to write his own. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Amos Lee

Song: Flower
Album: Mission Bells
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, soul, acoustic, jazz
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/amoslee
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Amos%2520Lee?ac=Amos%20Lee

Amos Lee (born 1978 as Ryan Anthony Massaro) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. His self-titled debut album is full of folk and soul, with a jazz twist.

Lee grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA. He has been quoted as saying that he is fortunate to have seen different sides of life in America. Lee enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 1995. He began to play guitar and write songs seriously while he studied English. After graduating with an English degree, Lee moved back to Philadelphia to teach elementary school. He later made the tough decision to stop teaching in order to pursue a career in music. Shortly thereafter, he released a self-produced EP that featured five of his original songs, which did extremely well in Philadelphia and created a buzz. Norah Jones was the person who finally gave Lee his big breakthrough when she asked him to open for her 2004 tour. Lee then went on to produce his self-titled debut album. In March and April of 2005 Lee opened for the tour that Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan were both embarking on, all 3 performers were extremely well received by critics as the tour went by, with Dylan receiving some of his strongest reviews in years.
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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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