#23 Mesita – Yr Eyes

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“I’ve thinking about it…
I’ve thinking about it”,
so I decided to post about it.

I listen to Mesita work since his song Vigilant started to be John Hill‘s outro on Youtube. The second love became Somewhere Else from his “Here’s to nowhere” album, my usual gaming soundtrack. Damn, so many links… Anyway, that song is crazy enjoyable… one of those I listen to all day long in repeat mode.

And then Littleton came out in March. Naturally I hit play and expect some more greatness. You see, Mesita, which I wrongly pronounce (Mezita), is a classical example of great talent which the music’s industry didn’t absorb – yet. His seventh album, if I’m not mistaken, comes packed with a wavy journey with several different vibes throughout Littleton, smartly put together of course. After listening to it eight or nine times I had to write something.

yr eyesAs I’ve been a bit busy, I didn’t have the time to write an album review. Thus, I’m just passing by to show you “Yr Eyes”, my favorite song from it (currently in my headphones). Everything about it is awesome. In my opinion, this writing and singing structure you’re about to hear is what best suits Mesita’s style. I also appreciate what he did with the instrumental, creating little sections connected harmonically by rhythmic notes…the verse gets keys,  the chorus gets guitar. I’m sure you’re also gonna like the details and atmosphere on it.

“Okay, what am I saying? Okay what am I but the” guy who brings the Songs I Find Out There:

Artist – Mesita
Song – Yr Eyes
Genre – Indie Rock / And IIIIIII Knoooow, we ain’t gonna meet in another life…
Source – Youtube’s notification

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#22 Tender Grasp – Can’t Wait

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Hear me now!

Today I learned about a new music genre through the song I bring you today. To be fair, it’s rare the occasion when I’m sure about a music genre definition, and what makes it what it is. Categorizing what we’re normally listen to won’t be that hard, but I’m sure we follow artists and listen to songs without even imagine the culture and specifications behind them. Being concerned with assigning the right labels to music isn’t something very useful to the common audience anyway. But there is always a reason (I hope) behind these names, which normally provide cool insights about what you’re listening. Labeling music is an interesting topic for discussion, but let’s get right into the track of today’s post.

“Can’t Wait” is the first release of Tender Grasp, a portuguese Future Funk duo. A “future what?” I asked myself… Apparently there isn’t a single definition of it. After reading some posts and comments about this topic, it seems Future Funk is a sub-genre of Vaporwave (another thing I had to google, because I had heard of it but never listened to). FF has it’s roots in Funk and Disco, and fall back on the use of samples (love it) around the 70’s and 80’s. There is also some sort of connection to Japan that I couldn’t figure out properly. I would be interested in learning more about Future Funk, so add what you know down in the comments if you want.

Anyway… The track I bring you today is quite uplifting and light, what it seems to be natural characteristics of this sub-genre. “Can’t wait” screams night life and fun moments. Just take a look at it and tell me if you agree. I listened to it in repeat mode for and hour or two…

Artist – Tender Grasp
Song – Can’t Wait
Genre – Future Funk / Disco Funk / Show me those samples!
Source – While talking with Iminente

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Relaunching Sifot

This should be the 10th time I tell myself I’m going to relaunch and dedicate to this site… well, maybe this is the time it will happen. I changed the layout because the other one was absolutely ugly (including the “logo”). This is a temporary free layout until I get one better and find someone to do some logo design for it…

To make sure I’ll have time for this project, I’m thinking about different types of posts: long and short. Thus, if something happens which prevents me from writing a normal post, I may have other and fun options. Until then, and I hope it takes no more than two weeks to happen, I prefer not to post something just for the sake of posting.

Signing out
Peace!

#1_MLS Bonobo – Recurring

Welcome to the opening post of my MLS series – My Life’s Soundtrack. I know this isn’t new nor revolutionary, but I wanna do it anyway. As you may already be aware, posts on Sifot are about Songs I Find Out There, and they’re posted only after the artist’s consent. The MLS series will be different on that, as I’ll be posting randomly about songs that mean something to me (or at least did in the past)…and hey, a lot of these people aren’t reachable…oh yes, and some are just dead. The title and concept of My Life’s Soundtrack are self-explanatory. So let’s begin! Oh, I almost forgot, use #1_MLS if you talk about this entry on your social media.

Bonobo – Recurring 

Back in 2004/2005 I started doing agressive inline – rollerskating while doing tricks etc. – and one day, I was watching skate and inline skate videos on youtube. That feeling of watching videos and then skate is priceless… skaters and action sports fans know exactly what I’m talking about. So I end up clicking on a vid of a pro inline skater (don’t remember the name). He was showing his pro model bla bla bla, and then a song started… It was “Recurring” from Bonobo.

After researching I realize that there was a genre called Downtempo, and I was blown away by it. This happened back in 2006 or 2007, same year I started producing some weird hip-hop beats. Later I understood I was doing some experimental downtempo. Anyway, I felt like that was my home, as it became my favorite music genre, instantly. Bonobo became my favorite musician, and still is.

This Recurring track is one of my favorite songs to skate, although I’m super rusty and not skating regularly now. Let me also say that I went to a Bonobo show, in Krakow – Poland (2014). And that’s it! I think this is the back story of Recurring in my life. Expect other Bonobo songs in the future loool…

Song – Recurring from Bonobo
Genre – I would say Downtempo, but don’t know if it is categorize differently.
First contact – Somewhere in 2006/2007. Definitely in the summer.
How I currently feel about it – Nostalgic; Still love it; Best song for skating;

(Video from Bonobo’s oficial Youtube Channel)

Final notes
1 – 
I will always do my back story with all the tracks I post in this format. Remember that Sifot is still a personal blog/site/project…
2 – You can check the complete list of My Life’s Soundtrack songs here.
3 – All tracks/videos posted in this MLS series will always have the original artists’ pages and channels as source.

#21 Tish Hyman -All that I can do

Tish’s work hit me so hard that I’m going straight to the point. So… I was checking Valete’s Facebook page (portuguese rap), and I saw a clip called “Subway art” from Tish Hyman. After 30 or 40 minutes I was already in “damn this is good!” mode. Went to youtube and searched for Tish Hyman, which led me to her “Dreams” track… another cool song. I asked Tish through youtube if I could post something about her work, and she said “blog it away”, so here it is. Before I blog about “Subway art” or “Dreams” I bought her album and checked the other songs. Lucky me!

I liked basically every song – honor mention to 4 letter words – but I have to give a big shout out to “All that I can do”. This song is not only a basis of Tish’s positioning through her album, as it is a excellent piece by itself. I don’t know exactly how to translate Tish’s style as a whole because she seems to have a lot of influences… but if I had to do it, I’d say you can expect something between rap, nu-soul and r&b (with influences of other genres).

Her lyrics sound really personal, not only in “All that I can do”, but in other tracks as well. I don’t know about you, but I really dig her mellow/smokey tone. Some of my friends became instantly addicted (as I am), which makes me think that it is a question of time for Tish to become super relevant.

Artist – Tish Hyman
Song – All that I can do
Genre – R&B/ Nu-Soul / Rap / Sifot loves this! (haha)
Source – Tish Hyman’s Youtube channel  (and Valete’s FB page)

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Tish Hyman’s album, Dedicated to:, can also be bought on iTunes, Spotify, etc… info here. (it’s really affordable!)

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