Shazam’d Music From 2017
I know most of the music blogs and magazines are doing “2017 wrap ups” right now but I thought I would do something slightly different. I thought I would select some of my favourite Shazam’d tracks this year. I’m also that guy in the restaurant, bar, house party, shamelessly Shazaming anything that sounds interesting or I haven’t heard before.
I’m warning you, this is a VERY RANDOM mix of music. I’m the type of person who gets excited about hearing a track I’ve never heard before, and so most (not all, but most) of this music is something you’ve probably never heard of before. The mix might not be fore everyone (If you don’t like a track… just hit the next button). But if you are brave enough, come on a journey of discover with me over my favourite Shazam’d tracks from 2017.
Shazam’d Music From 2017
The Black Ghosts – Water Will Find A Way (Panton & Cyron B Dub)
Reggie Dokes – Chicago Pimp
Four Tet – Ocoras
I was trying to prove to someone that a song we were listening to in a bar in Peckham was in fact Four Tet.
Jules Venturini: Flying Kites / Keep Me Close / Trace of Smoke
This album was on when I was in Rough Trade records looking for some vinyl Christmas gifts.
Herb Alpert – Rise (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
HABIB KOITE -Batoumambe
Heard this on the Charlie Bones morning show on NTS Radio. I get a lot of inspiration from this show. Charlie is more of a philosopher than a DJ. He’s not the best mixer, but he has fantastic eclectic taste in music and he always has an interesting story to tell.
Calexico – Crystal Frontier (Widescreen)
Link Wray – Fire And Brimstone
Connan Mockasin – Faking Jazz Together
Kamasi Washington – Truth
Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper (Trentemøller Mix)
An amazing remix of a classic Bruce Springsteen track. Trentemøller dials up the darkness on an already dark Springsteen single.
Had the pleasure of going to the Black Axe Mangal pop-up restaurant in November at the Shoreditch House. The food was amazing of course, but what I didn’t know is that the owner was good friends with Action Bronson. As a result, the playlist at the restaurant was a top shelf mix of hip hop, rap and rock n roll. There were so many great tracks to choose from, but here are two I Shazam’d under the table during dinner.
Group Home – Inna Citi Life
Action Bronson – Easy Rider
Claro Intelecto – Kozyrev’s Mirror
Warpaint – The Stall
Mahendra Kapoor & Asha Bhosle – Dil Beqarar
soundtrack from a classic Bollywood movie, heard in a cab in London
John Prine – Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
Van Morrison – Into The Mystic
Rhythm & Sound – See Mi Version (Basic Reshape)
Phonique For – The Time Being
Ozo – Anambra
Los Walker’s De Huanuco – Todos Vuelven
Drake – Get it Together
Kelly Lee Owens – CBM
Sniffle Party – Waving
Bjork – I Miss You (Dobie Rub Part One-Sunshine Mix)
T. Rex – 20th Century Boy
The Stone Roses – Waterfall
Yes, I Shazam’d this track. And no, I don’t know who The Stone Roses are. I’m an American living in London. I missed the craze behind The Stone Roses. Sorry person standing next to me giving me dirty looks when I was holding my phone up to the speaker for this one. I know who The Stone Roses are now.
808INK – Suede Jaw
6th Borough Project – Someday
The New Seekers – Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma
Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It
William Onyeabor – Ride On Baby (Ver 2)
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto – Fuego De Cumbia / Dub De Sangre Pura (Dub Mix)
Mr. Oizo – Positif
This track will collapse your brain!
John Adams & San Francisco Symphony – Grand Pianola Music: Part II-On The Dominant Divide
Succhiamo – Succhiamo
Quasimoto – Catchin’ The Vibe
Mike Dehnert – Track Providing Home
Anushka – Kendrick (Too Hot Outside edit)
Mac Miller – Dang!
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig’s remix)
Detroit Swindle – 64 Ways
Burial – Come Down To Us
Poolside – California Sunset
Pixel Music – M-Theory
Toots & The Maytals – Johnny Coolman
Deep Technique – Shot (Forteba’s Instrumental Mix)
Dark Sky – Acadia
Vis A Vis – Obi Agye Me Dofo
Rufus Wainwright – Going To A Town
Corbu – We Are Sound (Charles Webster Club Mix)
Session Victim – Good Intentions
XL Middleton – This Funk Ain’t No Phase
Nu – Man O To
SIS – Machiste
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (Holden remix)
Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt
Inna De Yard – Let The Water Run Dry
Autechre – Eggshell
Coeur De Pirate – Comme Des Enfants (remix Par Le Matos)
Quantic & Nickodemus – Mi Swing Es Tropical