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Throwback Thursday: Janet Kay’s ‘Silly Games’


I came across Janet Kay’s vintage “Silly Games” performance while researching old-school reggae songs. Although the song is upbeat, it tells the tale of a love that will never be. Yes, it’s sad, but it tells a great story.

It’s quite amazing what I come across while researching songs. I also found Daley’s beautiful interpretation of the track:

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Snail Mail Drop: Snoop Lion Reincarnated Documentary and Album

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Shout-out to Stampede Management for sending over Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated documentary and album. The documentary was a hit at the 2013 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW), so I look forward to seeing the evolution from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion, and hearing the reggae-influenced album in its entirety.

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Special thanks to Tiffany Chin.

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Aruba Red’s Take Me To The Light {Audio}

Fresh from an exhilarating staycation right here in lovely Los Angeles, it was great to come across “Take Me To The Light,” a laidback track by London singer-songwriter, Aruba Red. The track is from her Demos In Disguise EP, which teases listeners with bits of trip hop, dubstep, electronica, acoustic and reggae.

Available on iTunes UK/iTunes US

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Stacy Barthe Sprinkles A Likkle Reggae Flavor in “Like It Is” {Video}

Stacy Barthe, the gifted songwriter behind the hits of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Britney Spears, knows how to create break-up songs that sound so good; danceable even. Her current single “Like It Is” from In the Inbetween EP, an ode to a steamy relationship that lost its fizzle, is not just another boring love song, and the visual matches the premise. Set on a beautiful island as Stacy portrays a carefree woman over the break-up, she joyrides on a speedboat, frolics in the sun, and smiles all while a photo of her and her lover (which is singer/songwriter Luke James) slowly burns.

In The Inbetween is now on iTunes.

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Quantic & Alice Russell’s ‘I Cry’ (2012 SXSW Performance)

You can’t deny Alice Russell‘s soulful vocal power. Her voice backed by Quantic‘s groovy blend of Reggae/Latin/Cumbia is kind of magical, and their live performance at the 2012 SXSW displays that. Be on the look out for their collaborative album, Look Around The Corner.

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