Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Charge by Alex Bernasconi

 

Before you go getting all excited and thinking that James Brown has resurrected (and been sprinkled with some Otis Redding), the song I’ve picked out for this post is actually by Charles Bradley. He’s got plenty of soul in that voice, and this is displayed to full potential in ‘No Time For Dreaming’. It’s one of those ‘alarm call’ tracks you sometimes stumble upon. You’re gonna wake up to it when it goes off, or you get the feeling Charles will actually burst into the room and give you an almighty beat down otherwise. I thoroughly urge you to read the biography on Charles’ website, as he’s had an extraordinary life that has taken him all over America trying to entertain until Daptone Records presented him with this lifeline.

Finding an image for this was unexpectedly tough. The song is powerful, and all about putting yourself out there to fulfill your destiny. I came across ‘Charge’ by Alex Bernasconi via the World Photography Organisation, who have this listed in the Sony World Photography Awards. You can see why, as it demonstrates the power and authority of what is a knowledgeable animal. Like the song, the photograph is bold and jumps at you. There’s more information about the featured artists below…

Charles Bradley info on: Official Site, Myspace, Buy on iTunes, Daptone Records

Alex Bernasconi info on: Official Site, WPO Sony Awards Site

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Morning Mist by DSent

 

He’s been described as “one of the most innovative artists in the current UK music scene.” That would be why Darren Williams, a.k.a. Star Slinger, is my choice to post up today. Based in Manchester, he’s putting his production skills into good use by cutting and mixing some old hits he’s scoured for in second-hand record shops. The thing that makes Mornin’ stand out is a fantastic beat. Taken from the album ‘Volume 1’, it kicks things off for an artist with amazing potential.

The song for obvious reasons has a morning vibe, and oozes sunshine. I was looking for some kind of breakfast with sun breaking through, but then came across ‘Morning Mist’ by DSent. He’s from Estonia, but this image is actually taken in Montenegro. It’s framed superbly, and the mist really makes the sun and colour of the flowers in the foreground stand out. For me, it matched the upbeat element the music provides. Check out both artists below…

Star Slinger info on: Official Site, Myspace, Bandcamp, Buy on iTunes

DSent info on: deviantART