In Rotation: Volume 21, March 2009/SXSW
SXSW rocked. Gets better eah year. Here we go with a long ovedue rotation.
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01 – Platinum Pied Pipers – On A Cloud (Feat. Karma Stewart) [info]
02 – Ashley Thomas – Let It Bloom [site]
03 – Lisa Shaw – Feel [site]
04 – Tortured Soul – Home To You [site]
05 – Jody Watley – Candlelight (Aris Kokou Edit) [download]
06 – Liquid Spirits – Could It Be You (Part 1) [site]$
07 – Liquid Spirits – Could It Be You 2 (Part 2) [site]
08 – Sunlightsquare – Never Felt So Good [site]
09 – Erik Rico – Let’s Stay Together [myspace]
10 – Slakah The Beatchild – Enjoy Ya Self [myspace]
11 – Zo! + Asylum 7 – Overdue Process [myspace]
12 – Mabanua – Dream About You [myspace]
13 – LaSonya Gunter – Sittin’ Here [site]
14 – Randevyn – This Morning [site]
I had an absolute blast in Austin, TX at SXSW and it gets better every year., believe me. It gave me a running start on this rotation. The grooves here are plentiful. Platinum Pied Pipers blows the lid off the bo with On A Cloud, instant classic in my mind. This coes from the new CD Endurnce. This is followed up by Ashey Thomas – who, in my mind, has one of the best CDs so far this yar, A Tale Of Two Cities. I wanted to include two tracks on this rotation, but I’m going to keep adhering to the rules here…just be sure you’ll hear more of him this year. The same can be said of Lisa Shaw’s new CD, Free- a solid followup to Cherry. To keep the keep the vibe going, I had to coninue with soid trancks from Tortured Soul’s new CD Did You Miss Me? and Jody’s Candlelight.
Liquid Spirit follows up with Could It Be You?, from one of my favorite albums from last year, Music, while Sunlightsquare keeps it moving with Never Felt So Good. Erik Rico keeps the flow into Slakah The Beatchild’s Emjoy Yourself (which by the way is also included in Nikki’s Soulrific Episode #45. Zo! teams up with Asylum 7 with Overdue Process, from the album of the same name. I then mellow it out to a close with Mabanua’s Deam About You, Lasonya Gunter’s Sittin’ Here, and my man Randevyn’s This Morning.
I’m definitely going to be at SXSW next year, believe that. There are way too many people to give thant’s to this go-round, just know that I’m definitely planning on making it next year, and makig sure I stay a little bit longer.