Oh Drat Podcast March 2011

This month’s Oh Drat Podcast features a broad selection of everything from hip hop to acoustic soul, four on the floor electronica to blues. As always, you can subscribe in iTunes via the link below, and this month I’m experimenting with hosting on Mixcloud rather than Soundcloud – let me know if you think the service is better this way…

Tyler the Creator – Yonkers
Lo-fi Sunshine – Inside Looking Inside
J*D*a*V*e*Y – Lazy Daze
Panther God – Touch n Feel (Mindelixir Remix)
Jaetriks – Revolution of the People
A Daase – Goodnight
Shakka – Drivin’
Infinite Potentials – Lovesong
Sheila K Cameron – From My Room
Memotone – Sleeping with the Insects

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Sheila K Cameron - From My Room

Sheila K Cameron – From My Room

Despite its recent release, Sheila K Cameron’s From My Room is believable as a piece performed decades ago. Cameron’s misty vocal leads a soulful acoustic recording, with a hint of wizened melancholy and an expert use of pacing drawing you in to its brief running time.

From My Room is believable as a piece performed decades ago

The difference between music that is performed in a timeless style compared to that which just apes the characteristics of music from eras gone by is night and day – the difference between charm and flattery. An important lesson, perhaps, to take heed of when consolidating your influences (as I wrote about recently here); often what at first glance appears to be the characterful aspects of a piece are merely superficial, and the soul of a piece is much deeper.

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