2008 was definitely the year of Phonte Coleman. From his work with Little Brother, the latest Jazzanova CD, and now the second project with Nicolay under the moniker of The Foreign Exchange. The first single, “Daykeeper” featuring Muhsinah, tickled my ear enough to want to purchase the whole CD.
However, it was just the first song and you know how you hope that the CD is more than just that one good song. That’s one reason why “House of Cards” also featuring Muhsinah became a favorite mine. It could be that I’m a Muhsinah fan as well (ya think!).
Hailing from Washington, DC, Muhsinah has been lighting the soul and hip-hop underground with her production for a minute now, working with Hezekiah, Oddisee, and even covering Radiohead.
Now her latest work, which according to her website, is in part a re-issue of 2007′s day.break. Would love to hear your feedback on these two pieces of trip-hop soul called “Discovery,” then “Yiy” from her latest release, The Oscillations: Sine. Yes, I know that the phrase “trip-hop” is quite 90′s, however I think it’s the best description for the soul music you’re about to hear.
If you haven’t purchased day.break, then by ALL means get The Oscillations: Sine at your online music shop of choice.
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Austin, TX music blogazine featuring pop outside the box from September 15, 2008 through November 27, 2011