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The Sounds: Jamie Woon Pushes Acoustic Soul Music Into the Electronic Age

Jamie Woon (born March 29, 1983) is a British singer, songwriter and producer signed to Polydor who gained widespread acclaim in 2010 for his single Night Air, following his earlier independent release, Wayfaring Stranger Ep. Woon’s sound and style is presently described as soul inflected vocals backed by samplers and programming, or a single guitar track. He describes his music as “… R&B, it’s groove-based vocal-led music …”. On 4 January 2011, the BBC announced that Woon had been placed fourth in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll. There has been some comparison of him to other boundary stretching artist like James Blake, Alex Clare, The Weeknd or even  Stateless but  Jamie Woon is infects the music with his own brand of soulful singing that will leave you wanting more. For some reason this track “Echoes” is in heavy rotation on my playlist. I think the beat is what gets me. The heavy thump combined with the falsetto makes this a killer song. Get familiar with Jamie Woon.
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Music Monday: “Gentlemen Don’t”

You can find books that tell you what to wear, magazines that show you what’s fashionable, blogs that give dating advice. But at the end of the day being a gentleman is about your relationships with people.

Mr. Gabe Bondoc sings about what he thinks a gentleman should be as it relates to the fairer sex.

What do you think?


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The Sounds: Tycho

Tycho is a group from San Francisco that makes IDM or “Intelligent Dance Music”, music that evokes feeling of reflection and mental transportation. Loosely put, they could be set as a soundtrack to our metropolitan lives. I chose the track “The Day Dream” because its Monday and who really wants to be at work today.



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The Sounds: Art of Noise

The Art of Noise have always been innovators in the Electronica scene. From the heavy Hip-Hop influenced Albums in the early 80’s, to their more Ambient leanings in the 90’s The Art of Noise have always done one thing expertly well: create musical stories that challenge your concept of music. […]

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The Sounds

I want to introduce you to some of the new sounds I’ve been listening to. I’ve always-loved music, especially sounds that not only entertain but challenges my ears to re-evaluate what defines music. I think every gentleman should have an appreciation for music, especially the classics, whether that is the cool intonations and improvisations of Jazz, the wailing rhythms of Rock n’ Roll, the sensual swagger of R&B or the soothing sounds of Classical music. I have my favorites, but recently I noticed that am becoming increasingly attracted to the sub-genres in music. Electronica is such a broad genre, I thoroughly enjoy all of its cousins: Down-Tempo, Trip-Hop, Chillout and Ambient. For me, when I hear a song, I immediately attach it to a memory or an event. so It has to move me in some way either happy or melancholy. My mood is affected as well so I try to choose very wisely.

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