5 songs you need in your life this week, compiled by Jay Bulletproof
YOKO ZUNA FEAT HEAVY & RANDA – YES
The Auckland collective Yoko Zuna have served up a fresh new track during NZ Music Month in the form of this funk heavy roller 'Yes'. Taken from their Luminols EP, which features some major vocal and rap names in the form of Laughton Kora and Lukan Raisey, 'Yes' features the lyrical talents of local MC’s Heavy and Randa which compliment the vibe of the tune perfectly.
Yoko Zuna have been killing it recently. 'January Sun', one of their finest tracks to date dropping over the summer and for me personally, they easily took the title of standout live performance at Soundsplash earlier this year. This awesomely crafted music vid has some crack up moments too.
4 / 5
HEALY – UNWIND
I stumbled across this artist from Memphis on soundcloud last year and I’ve had one of his older tracks on my playlist ever since so was stoked to see he’s just dropped this brand new track over on his SC. Soulful piano lines deep vocal melodies and crisp beats paired with Healy’s thoughtful songwriting and delivery which glides effortlessly in and out of rap and rnb really make this a standout track. A perfect one for those them chill times.
3.5 / 5
DILLON FRANCIS FT G-EAZY – SAY LESS – GORGON CITY REMIX
George FM listeners have been frothing over the original of this banger by one of the EDM scenes most vibrant (and hilarious) personalities. Well, now heads will be stoked to know he’s just dropped a bunch of brand new remixes over the weekend.
One of which is this bass heavy house roller unleashed by the North London duo known as Gorgon City. I copped this remix prior to throwing down at George On Tour on the weekend and I can confirm it kicks ass.
3 / 5
DC – LOCAL 2
After coming though last year with his simplistic DEM MAN single, UK Grime Maestro DC went a bit quiet. He’s back now though, sporting this brand new single 'LOCAL 2' which just dropped over on Link Up TV.
The badman from Greenwich fires of bars covering everything from his neighbors not complaining when he was dropping tracks all day to ensuring everyone know’s he’s a roadman. That’s UK slang for hustling out on the streets for the uninitiated.
Definitely feeling the beat produced by 23Beats and the cool vid showing you around the ends of Greenwich.
4 / 5
MARCUS INTALEX – ZUMBAR – TRIBUTE
This is by no means a new tune, but it might be the first time a lot of you experience the music of Marcus Intalex. It was released in 2004 on Soul:r recordings. Sadly Marcus passed away on Sunday night NZ time.
His music career spanned 26 years and he was an integral part of the Manchester electronic scene, and the global Drum and Bass scene. He also inspired producers like myself, The Upbeats, Concord Dawn, State Of Mind, Trei and many others with his music and DJ sets over the years.
It’s a sad time for Drum and Bass having lost a true pioneer and all round awesome person so hopefully this music reaches a few new people and his music continues to live on.