Friday, January 19, 2018

SHREM'S VIDEO PREMIERE: "DOWN DELAY" - Midnight Magic


I am extremely honoured to have this planet's number 1 disco collective - the inimitable Midnight Magic premiering their brand new video here on my carousel of tunes! The seductive slow-motion synth disco moment "Down Delay" is taken from their epic disco funk odyssey of an album "Free From Your Spell" which landed at the podium of my Top 20 Best Records of 2016. Very impressed with "Free From Your Spell" I have written up this saucy love letter to the band around the same time. The aptly sensual video stars Midnight Magic's phenomenal vocalist Tiffany Roth and was directed by the singer's long term friend and collaborator Dawn Carol Garcia.



Midnight Magic are playing Rough Trade NYC this Saturday. Get your tickets HERE.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CHOON OF THE DAY: "EVERYTHING" - Lisa Stansfield + Top 20 Greatest Lisa Stansfield Gems


Lisa Stansfield's euphoric new single "Everything" is here! The track heralds the release of her brand new studio album "Deeper" and brings us on a somewhat sentimental journey to the "Affection" days with its slick kaleidoscope of British soul, funk and dance pop. To celebrate the release of the song I am taking you back through the ever so luscious back-catalogue of tunes from the Manchester diva with my very subjective selection of her 20 greatest tracks to date.



Top 20 Greatest Lisa Stansfield Gems

20 "Down In The Depths" - from "Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter" (1990)



19 "Symptoms of Loneliness & Heartache" - from "Real Love" (1991)



18 "So Natural" (1993)



17 "Set Your Loving Free (Mellow Mix)" (1992)



16 "The Line" (1997)



15 "Someday (I'm Coming Back)" (1992)



14 "Never Gonna Fall" (1997)



13 "Marvellous & Mine" - from "So Natural" (1993)



12 "The Love In Me (12" Remix)" - from "People Hold On... The Remix Anthology" (2014)



11 "You Can't Deny It" (1990)



10 "Let's Just Call It Love" (2001)



9 "What Did I Do to You?" (1990)



8 "Make It Right" (1994)



7 "Change" (1991)



6 "This Is the Right Time" (1989)



5 "Poison" - from "Affection" (1989)



4 "Time to Make You Mine" (1992)



3 "All Around the World" (1989)





2 "People Hold On" - with Coldcut (1989)



1 "Live Together" (1990)



Friday, December 29, 2017

SHREM'S 2017 COUNTDOWN OF TOP 100 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR: part 4: 25-1

25 "To the Moon and Back" - Fever Ray (Rabid Records)



24 "Temple of Music" - Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man (Studio Barnhus)



23 "Caçamba Fashion" - Ellen Milgrau (self-released)



22 "Reflect" - GL (Independent)



21 "Feel It Out" - Yaeji (GODMODE)



20 "Pipe Dreams" - Nelly Furtado (Nelstar Music)



19 "Mountaineers" - Susanne Sundfør feat. John Grant (Sonnet Sound/Bella Union)



18 "Nike" - Lekende Lett (self-released)



17 "Arisen My Senses" - Björk (One Little Indian)



16 "Bebin" - Sevdaliza (Twisted Elegance)



15 "Who Are You?" - Miink (self-released)



14 "Anymore" - Goldfrapp (Mute)



13 "Little Ones" - KWAYE (Mind of a Genius Records/Warner Bros)



12 "Bluecid" - Sevdaliza (Twisted Elegance)



11 "Deadly Valentine" - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because Music)



10 "Perfidia" - ALIEN ALIEN ft IGINO (Roccodisco/Malka Tuti)



9 "Happy House" - Hard Ton (Luv Shack Records)



8 "Pluie fine (Polo & Pan Remix)" - Corine (Kwaidan)



7 "Ocean" - Goldfrapp (Mute)



6 "Somebody Else" - Fatima (Eglo Records)



5 "Les filles désir" - Vendredi sur Mer (Profil de Face)



4 "Are You Still Certain?" - Hercules & Love Affair feat. Mashrou' Leila (BMG)



3 "Shahmaran" - Sevdaliza (Twisted Elegance)



2 "Featherlight" - Gus Gus (self-released)



1 "Saint" - Björk (One Little Indian)