Daley – Those Who Wait

Can classic sounds also be a breath of fresh air? Download UK soul singer Daley’s “Those Who Wait” mixtape after checking out the clips below then decide for yourself. Daley’s foundation is clearly rooted in contemporary R&B which is generally not my taste but his sound and exceptional songwriting makes this EP more than worth a few listens for me.  He’s worked with Angie Stone, Estelle and Gorillaz and covered artists from Maxwell to Madonna.

This duet with Marsha Ambrosius might have replaced Cee-lo and Melanie Fiona as the best one I’ve heard in recent memory.

Not sure how this didn’t make the mixtape.

Gorillaz – Stylo

Check the link for Gorillaz’ new video STYLO off their latest “Plastic Beach” which is in stores now.  The vid reminds me of the good old days when MTV was still “Music Television”.  The Gorillaz are known for their unorthodox, amazing collaborations and STYLO as well as the rest of the album’s tracks hold true to that. Mos Def, De La Soul, Paul Simon and AA favorite Little Dragon make appearances to name a few. Undoubtedly there’s plenty more to come from the team behind this virtual band’s newest release.