As you may have guessed from the names of the songs, the two new singles from Kelly Moneymaker have a distinctly festive flavour to them.
For the uninitiated, Kelly Moneymaker is a soul artist from the US with a monster of a voice, and it’s put to good use in her two new singles. First is ‘Home For The Holidays’ – and original song penned by Moneymaker and a timely reminder of what the Christmas season is really about (ie. family and memories, as opposed to opening presents and getting new stuff).
Second, the evergreen ‘Jingle Bells’ gets a jazzy makeover.
Both songs are great fun, a little extra Christmas treat for 2015. Enjoy.
Having found huge, worldwide acclaim as part of dance music powerhouse Faithless, multi-talented performer Maxi Jazz is back with a new band and a new sound.
The band, The E-Type Boys, explore a different side to Maxi’s musical personality. Inspired by the funk, soul, reggae and jazz genres, this is a darker sound in many ways, utterly compelling throughout. Knowing Maxi Jazz’s background in full on dance only makes it all the more intriguing.
There’s more new music coming in the New Year, but in the meantime Maxi Jazz and the E Type Boys have offered up a little taste of what’s to come with the track above, ‘Bitter Love’.
Written by Katy Lane and performed by Des Horsfall and Pete Townshend (of The Who fame), the track above is a beautiful new single written as a love letter to the great Ronnie Lane.
For those unfamiliar, Lane was a huge figure in the folk scene, and is the focus for Des Horsfall’s new triple album. Katy Lane, his ex-wife and muse, wrote this touching tribute to him for Horsfall and Townshend to perform and the results are spectacular. The single will be available from December 11th, taken from the triple album ‘The Bastard’s Tin’.
A brand new, underground artist for lovers of EDM music, Reigen is a US artist based in New York. Over the past couple of years, Reigen has slowly built a reputation for himself with a string of thumping dance tracks, written, recorded and performed by himself from his Brooklyn apartment.
The latest of these is the excellent ‘Real New Yorker’. Inspired by the energy off the city, the song takes that energy and uses it as a metaphor for those in the world who want to create positive social change. It sounds a bit worthy when typed out in black and white, but the concept works once you let the dance rhythms envelope you.