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Music for your listening pleasure from FKA Twigs, Nina Simone, Sophie, Stevie G with Christina Underwood and Alan Braxe & Fred Falke

Nina Simone

Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 09:00


FKA Twigs “LP1” (Young Turks)

One-time Jessie J video dancer Tahliah Barnett comes up trumps with an album of other-wordly soul and sizzle. Album streaming in full here and “Two Weeks” from the album below, while there’s an interview and review in The Ticket today.

Sophie “Lemonade” (Numbers)

Those who fell for Sophie’s awesome “Bipp” last year have a new fizzy, twisty, mighty bass thing to enthuse about.

Stevie G/Christina Underwood “Deep Down South” (Soul Jamz)

Cork DJ, producer and all-round nice guy heads for the hills with this champion dollop of soul and funk with killer vocals from Christina Underwood

Alan Braxe & Fred Falke present Running “Intro” (Vulture)

A stone-cold French house classic which still possesses the wow factor.

Nina Simone “Four Women” (Philips)

As prompted by Claudia Roth Pierpont’s fantastic essay in the current New Yorker about the singer and this song. Bonus music: Simone’s fantastic “Wild Is the Wind” album