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Friday Vibes: Eric Lau - Hearts Alive

Thought of dropping another mix today but wait mayne... Eric Lau is coming and he just hooked up this sick mix for WeheartBeat. So I'll chill and see you at the New Years Eve party. (I'm so excited about this!!!)

"With a warm and funky new edge, Eric Lau’s Hearts Alive is a fun way to usher in the new year.  With throwbackalicious farmiliar favourites, such as Fela Kuti’s “Water” ,Marvin Gaye’s “where are we going”and new gems by Kaytranada’s “If” which is a tribute to Janet Jackson. This mix has a lot of soul, melding Afrobeat with 70’s soul and Bossa beats with electronic anthems that make it easy to keep it festive this December."

1 Eric Lau - Chop 4 Mr Thing - First Word Records
2 Eric Lau - Do You Like Music - New Speed
3 Eric Lau - Harmonics - New Speed
4 Madlib - J’s Day Theme #3 (Support) - Stones Throw
5 J Dilla - Everyone can see (you're the ONE! for me) - Unreleased
6 Marvin Gaye - Where Are We Going? - Tamla
7 Cassiano - Onda - Polydor
8 Milton Banana Trio - Cidade Vazia - Odean
9 Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova - BBE
10 Femi Kuti ft D’angelo & Macy Gray - Water Get No Enemy - Wrasse Records
11 Black Milk - Sonny Jr. (Dreams) (Feat. Robert Glasper & Dwele) - Fat Beats
12 Freedom Express - Get Down - Soul Cal
13 Roy Ayers - Land Of Fruit and Honey - Polydor
14 B.B. & Q. Band - Time For Love (Matt Lord Edit) - White Label
15 Kaytranada - If (Kaytranada Rmx) - Unreleased
16 Leon Davis - I Think They Call It Love - Truth Is Light
17 Shokazulu - Fresh Fromage - 2000Black
18 Azymuth - Aguia Nao Come Mosca - Atlantic

Friday Vibes - SkyFall By Soulo Star

Happy Black Friday.

I'll be sharing some tunes on Fridays and for the first post... I have to show love to my WeHeartBeat family. When they are not organising some of the dopest gigs, they get local and international DJs to create mixes for them.

The latest mix is by my brother, Lucky Ntuli aka YoApeTown

With enough of the greats to remind you that they are just that, peppered with the most forward-thinking of newcomers, Cosmic Dust Records maestro Lucky Ntuli aka DJ Soulo Starr compiles a list of some of the best to do it in the international beats scene, laying it out in just short of a deeply exploratory 60 minutes. With the man himself as our guide, Sky Fall takes the scenic route through the ever-shifting terrain of electronic sounds beginning with a percussive rainfall in the form of Sango and Savon. Setting peaks and valleys all in the right places, this sonic journey is often covered in jagged and craggy percussives a la Sango along with the sassy and innovative volcanic eruptions of Kaytranada, right alongside sparse gusts of hot ash from beneath with throwbacks paying tribute to the late Aaliyah, Brandy and Sade. Sky Fall is just a page of a map of Soulo Starr’s wonders where he delves into the globe’s earthiest and groundbreaking territories, citing Evil Needle (FR), Jordan Rakei (NZ) and Atu (MW), bringing all who are rooted to this ever-expanding, boundless genre to common ground.