YO if you have not checked ODIE out yet and want something absolutely smooooooooth to jam out to, jump on over to his Soundcloud. I was surprised to see that he only has 8,000 followers. ODIE’s got A-class production quality, and his style is so fluid. Really enjoying these songs right now while eating mint chocolate chip ice cream and editing photos. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Listened to this playlist while working today, and I am in love. It has the perfect funky groovy vibe that I like added to modern beats. I’ll be listening to this for a while.
I’ve been thinking a lot about passion lately, and how we are, whether consciously or subconsciously, always trying to find something to live for- something that is worthwhile of our time. For some the drive is parties, sex, and pleasure. For some the drive is wealth and prestige. Maybe the drive to create something world changing fuels those in need of a perceived state of fulfillment. For some, the worthwhile thing might be in figuring out how not to need something that is worthwhile in order to be fulfilled. Even my typing this is one of many attempts at searching, of trying to discover whether or not writing & blogging leaves me feeling alive, fulfilled, and passionate. We are all in a constant search for passion- for spark. And lately I’ve realized that it is the search which keeps us moving, and not in the discovery of the “ultimate thing.” We’ve heard it before, and it’s a cliche for a reason, but there’s a difference between acknowledging a cliche life-lesson by reading or hearing about it, and having the revelation yourself. I’ve learned to keep searching, and to trust that the passion will come. The day we stop searching, the day that we surrender to the things in life that make us comfortable, is the day that we start to die.
I dedicate this to track #8, Searchin’ (G E N I U S Remix) by Roy Ayers.
Roy & G E N I U Sfound their passion.
Enjoy, and search on.
p.s. here is my favorite track from the playlist available for download (right click on the song name and hit “save as”)
Was listening to my Musigh playlist in iTunes while editing photos today, and these two songs reminded me of the formidability of Beni’s musical curation (he has great taste). Enjoy some handpicked Musigh secrets.
Patience is hard to cultivate, but it’s an invaluable skill to have. Good things come to those who wait, and to know in the end that it will all work out in a way that could have never been fully predicted is a type of peace only known to those with patience in their hand. It’s something I have to remind myself on a daily basis. Enjoy Hopes Up by Drama. They only have three songs on their Soundcloud, but they are all great. Check out their page on the link below the song, as always.
Planning for the future is downright exhausting, but rewarding (I hope). At least I have beats like these to drift away into. Listened to this set during my workout today, and I randomly busted out dancing for about ten minutes. Luckily no one was in the gym… the dancing got a bit weird. But I was fully in it and could not stop smiling. This set is a bit old, but I just heard it for the first time today so I’ll be damned if I don’t share it!
Raury hittin me right in the feels tonight. This is Sound In Colors’ 3rd Smunday Chillin’ (a Sunday Chillin’, but posted late on Monday) and I’m just barely getting it out on Monday. Gonna be just before midnight when I hit post… talk about lagging! Hopefully these raw tunes make up for my tardiness. Enjoy, my friends.