LDN's Roy Shay drops his top 5 for November:
Dialogue Incorporated Senior London correspondent Roy Shay marks his debut written contribution for us with the advent of his new regular series highlighting some of the brightest musical moments each month. Offering up an exclusive look at top tunes doing it to it in Londontown --- all eyes here if you don't wanna miss the skinny.
Well recognized for his keen insight into all things hip-hop and beated this latest selection is an aptly Dialogue selection. Hats off to Mr. Shay as we look forward to many more of these.
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This month's list is a little different: As opposed to the typically very hiphop-y recommendations I've had in the past, I've decided to focus on a different angle this month. November is about lush, layered, mid-tempo bubblers. Nothing slower than 100 or faster than, say, 110ish. Perfect leaf kicking music.
(editors note: if you're clever enough with www.hypem.com than tracks #1 - #4 are merely a few clicks away. For heater #5 you'll have to go the traditional route: www.turntablelab.com)
1:: MGMT - Electric Feel [Aeroplane Remix] - Better than the original? Quite possibly.
2:: John Miles - Stranger in the City [Pilooski Edit] - Slowly shaping up to be the opener at the office Christmas do this year. I slept on this for a minute, granted. No excuse.
3:: Grace Jones - William's Blood [Aeroplane Remix] - Yes, two Aeroplane remixes in the same list. After discovering them thanks to Mr. Joshua a couple of months ago, I can't get enough! These hard working Italo-wunderkinds can't really go wrong these days.
4:: Stevie Wonder - Superstition [Todd Terje Edit] - First spotted at Gramercy Park hotel Rose Bar earlier this year. Leaves you begging for vocals until the fourth minute. H-E-A-T.
5:: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - You Can't Go [Edit de Prince Language] - It's a lot. I was after this stonker for two years since hearing it first at a Scruff gig. Teases for eight minutes and never gives you the chorus!
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