Monthly Mixtape: March

Photo Credit - Unknown

Photo Credit – Unknown

It is that time again. My monthly mixtape for March has it’s leanings in tropical house and chill wave. As always, it features remixes of your favourite artists and some surprises I think you will love.

Enjoy it! You can follow me on Soundcloud for more of my favourites and sneak peeks as to what I’m loving..

Watch This: Iron Sky

Photo Credit - Abbey Road

Photo Credit – Abbey Road

“He’s one of the up and coming singers for the new century” – Rodriguez on Paolo Nutini.

I have always been a fan of Paolo Nutini and my interest was sparked again when I found out he was touring South Africa after the release of ‘Caustic Love’, last year. I immediately went and scoured the internet for every release I missed.

When I stumbled upon ‘Iron Sky’ I was blown away,  and while there hasn’t been much hype about the song over the past year, with more focus on the more radio friendly ‘Funk My Life Up’ and ‘Let Me Down Easy’, it is without a doubt, the strongest and most thought provoking offering from Nutini yet.

The official video, or short film, shot by Daniel Wolfe, is nothing short of masterpiece. It was shot in Kiev and I haven’t seen such a stirring, spectacular piece since the likes of ‘Requiem For A Dream’ and ‘Trainspotting’. Yet, that is not the focus, the live session Nutini shot at the infamous Abbey Road, is.

Nutini perfectly encapsulates raw grit and emotion when conveying the song and it’s message and then some. His vocal range, power and passion is unrivalled in almost every act around today and it is well worth six minutes of your time.

If you don’t have your tickets for his shows in South Africa, what are you waiting for? They are going to be unmissable.

Listen To This: What I Might Do

Photo Credit - Unkown

Photo Credit – Unkown

There is nothing more I love than a good cover. Why? It gives me the opportunity to discover new artists, whose takes on my favourites add more depth, magic and something special to each one.

Whilst browsing Soundcloud, I stumbled upon a cover by GuitK of the hit, ‘What I Might Do’ by Ben Pearce and it is something stellar.

The Lille native adds his own touch and turns it into something subtly different, with all the passion that made it so popular to begin with.

ps You will love GuitK’s take on ‘No Diggity vs Thrift Shop’ made famous by a live session that Ed Sheeran and Passenger took part in a little while ago.