The Midnight Hour: So Amazing (feat. Luther Vandross) Two of Hip-Hop's most skilled composers Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge have partnered as The Midnight Hour. Together, they deliver an exquisite debut album showcasing their musical chops. Today's Top Tune is very proud to offer a re-imagining of Luther Vandross' 1986 classic "So Amazing."
Johnny Marr: Hi Hello Johnny Marr, co-founding member of The Smiths, says: “This is the most complete thing I’ve ever done. There are no songs I’m not sure about. And for me as a listener, it’s made up of entirely the music I like, and have liked.” Can't beat that recommendation, give a listen to "Hi Hello" and hear for yourself!
Chromatics: Black Walls Chromatics started out as a noise-laden outfit founded by Adam Miller in 2001 in Seattle. Eventually Miller forged a new path into an electronic sound and a full band line up. Chromatics don't release an abundant amount of music so when we get our hands on new work, we love to share. Take away "Black Walls" today!
Bahamas: Live On MBE - No Wrong Today, we launch a new Friday feature on Today's Top Tune. Each week we'll share an exclusive version of a song from a recently recorded Morning Becomes Eclectic session featuring some of our favorite artists. The artists will shed a little insight into the song with an introduction, alongside a free download. We launch with singer songwriter Afie Jurvanen best known as Bahamas, as he tells us about "No Wrong."
Kodacrome: Slender Elissa LeCoque and Ryan Casey make up Kodacrome, infusing fragmented pop with a warm electronic pulse. Elissa plays piano, seeding most of the melodies and progressions, while Ryan re-imagines the work in his laboratory of analog equipment. "Slender" recalls the slinky sound of artists like Portishead or Blonde Redhead.
White Denim: Magazin Ten years and seven LP's in, White Denim are reminded of their mission statement back in 2008, "to make interesting new rock & roll music." Recorded in their new Austin studio, inspired by '50's rock and production styles of the 80's, White Denim roll out "Magazin.” A jam-worthy number from their late-summer release Performance
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