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Quickies: Fresh New Remix: Wale – New Soul Feat. Yael Naim

Just like I loved bearbot’s Stuntin’ Like My Only Swerving where hip/hop meets a very soothing melody in the background, Wale does it again with his new song featuring Yael Naim’s “New Soul”

Wale – New Soul Feat. Yael Naim

’Wale – New Soul Feat. Yael Naim’

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Yael Naim – New Soul – <3 hypem

New Soul

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Steve Raynolds' take on folk "The Carnival Papers"


Song/Artist Steve Reynolds with his captivating folk influenced slow rock was featured in the soundtrack of Eli Stone’s “Mortal Kombat” episode with a beautiful mellow the song titled “Coming In Too Low”. Soothing and sincere sounding lyrics that spread across the emotional spectrum of indulgence, wanderlust, love, lost love, joy and a lot of pain, youthful run-ins with the law, full release, redemption and resultant wisdom.

His must buy album released June 3, 2008 The Carnival Papers appears to come across as folk yet it contains a lot of modern rock influences that give it a very unique sound. There are albums that only have a few great song and the rest track are just OK, which is definitely not the case with The Carnival Papers as Steve Reynolds keeps you entertained from beginning to end. From the very folky lyrical driven “Once In Your Life” to the more epic violin accompanied songs “Mistaken Identity” and the heavy orchestrated “Coming In Too Low” Steve Raynold is able to pull every song with elegance.

Coming In Too Low – Steve Raynolds

”Coming In Too Low”


Mistaken Identity – Steve Raynolds

”Mistaken Identity”


Once In Your Life – Steve Raynolds

”Once In Your Life”


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Mellow Music Madness


Another installment of the madness of the mellows. Songs to pamper your heart rate. This time I am trying to reach out into different genres for mellow songs. We have some amazing chill trance thanks to Velvet Girl, a slow spanish rock by Nacho Vega, the interesting sounds of Rob Dougan, a remix with the one and only radiohead and soothing vocals from Landon Pigg and new music from Andrew Birds latest EP titled “Fitz & the Dizzyspells”

The very song from the Tv Commercial Diamonds are Forever that appeared early last year from Landon Piggs. A slow and heartfelt song with melodies carefully put together for your enjoyment.

“Falling in love at a Coffee Shop” – Landon Pigg

”Falling in love at a Coffee Shop”

Have you ever seen the Matrix? If so, you will probably recognize Rob Dougan’s “Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino variation)”. Rob is a genre-blenind music composer from Sydney, Australia known for mixing elements of orchestral music, tirp hop and bluesy lyrics. His voice is soo damn cool and chilled.. its perfect for this mellow post.

“Nothing At All” – Rob Dougan

”Nothing At All”

Self-described as a rock-singer-songwriter, Nacho Vegas blends the polyhedric language of rock and the most stark lyricism into an intense whole. His lyrics are painful and celebratory, pathetic and grand, brutally lucid and of an intimate beauty; a desperate philosophy of survival shines with a wicked sense of humour and a longing for the divine.

“Dry Martini, S. A” – Nacho Vegas

”Dry Martini, S. A”

The talented songwriter multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, Andrew Bird, just released a new ep Bird’s new Fitz and the Dizzyspells. “See The Enemy” which is a variation on “Anonanimal”

“Andrew Bird” – See The Enemy

”See The Enemy”

And of course we have to have some electronic mellow trance courtesy of Velvet Girl.
“A New Dawn” Velvet Girl

”A New Dawn”

This might not be the chillest song in the world, but I am a sucker for anything radiohead. Due to their huge sucesss, I would say hundreds of remixes are being created everyday and it is just a delight when you come across a good one.

Radiohead Vs. Dave Brubeck – Five Step

”Five Step”
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Delicious fruits from Quebec Antique "The Abbey Tapes"


I wrote about Quebec Antique not too long ago on a post I called Mellow Music Madness, where I showcased a couple of artists that had wonderful mellow songs you can relax to. However, over the past days I have enjoyed their music way TOO much that I just had to spread the word about how awesome these guys sound. Quebec Antique is a project by duo Andy Dollerson and Michael Blake. Their Album “The Abbey Tapes” was released January 2009.

I think Chrisr from CD Baby said it best “Lovely, crystalline beats support a bed of swelling sounds and hushed, earnest vocals. As with Ben Gibbard, the lyrics seem both confessional and universal.” Many have said their sound branches off from Postal Service, to which I have to emphasize that although Quebec Antique may have some similarities here and there, they are a completely different tree with amazing melodically rich electronic fruits for your hungry ears. As Blake describes it, unlike the conventional electronica genre that tends be on one extreme of the spectrum with its over manipulated, completely predictable sounds, Quebec Antique strives in producing a much more creative melodic sound that takes the best from both worlds.

You will sure see these guys again on The Music Ninja’s Best albums of 2009! Check out there website here or listen to their music on thesixtyone

Right As Rain – The Abbey Tapes”

”Right As Rain”

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Under White Roofs – The Abbey Tapes”

”Under White Roofs”

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Sleep – The Abbey Tapes”


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