“Blink” Music: Drake ‘Hotline Bling’

Not much intro required for this guy. This is Drake and Hotline Bling. A pretty new release but already masterfully covered by Disclosure and Sam Smith for Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Sadly we can’t track down Drake’s official video for this track yet, but when one drops I feel sure it will be spectacular!

Just turn up the volume, have a little chair dance and forget about the grey skies and rain pouring down. For more great music, just look here.

“Blink” Music: Sampha ‘Indecision’

Meet Sampha, and fall in love with him and his unique sound just as we have done. Not only is the lilting, deep, subtle structure of this track a pure audio delight, he is clearly a deeply skilled producer, writer, musician and singer. This 24 year old has far outgrown his beginnings in Morden, playing the family piano, and has worked with such mega talents as Jessie Ware, SBTRKT and Drake before brilliantly now breaking out on his own.

From what I’ve dug up about ‘Indecision’, the track seems to have been originally released back in 2011, but has just been re-released as part of his second EP, called ‘Duel’. I really hope that there is album to follow on soon too.

Unusually, I’ve posted two videos here. The first includes Sampha talking about his journey in to music, followed by a stunning stripped back version of ‘Indecision’- just the man and his piano. The second video features the fully produced and remixed version which I understand is the one that features on the EP. I hope that you enjoy both.


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