Monday, January 16, 2017

SHREM'S WORLDLY DELIGHTS: "THE POT IS ON FIRE" - Ibibio Sound Machine


This time last year, I was also inaugurating another year of my über-nerdy blogging with a post dedicated to my Worldly Delights thread. It was DiHaj's electronic take on an Azerbaijani folk song "Gecələr Keçir" in January 2016, and this year it is an explosion of Afro beats and the electro funk courtesy of Ibibio Sound Machine. The Nigerian collective is announcing the release of their 2nd album "Uyai" with this enthusiastically upbeat first single "The Pot is on Fire". Fronted by British/Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine serve a vivid blend of West-African funk, disco, soul, post-punk and electro grooves, making them a truly idiosyncratic act on the global scene of so-called World Music. "Uyai" is out via Merge Records 3rd March.



Monday, January 2, 2017

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 20 Best Music Videos of 2016

20 "Boo Hoo" - Nite Jewel
Directed by: Emilia Kurylowicz




19 "Drone Bomb Me" - ANOHNI
Directed by: Nabil




18 "Burn The Witch" - Radiohead
Directed by: Chris Hopewell




17 "Because I'm Me" - The Avalanches
Directed by: Greg Brunkalla




16 "Don't Touch My Hair" - Solange
Directed by: Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles




15 "Elevate" - Blissful
Directed by: Einar Egils




14 "Loner" - Mykki Blanco feat. Jean Deaux
Directed by: Anthony&Alex




13 "Phenomenal Woman" - Laura Mvula
Directed by: Alex Southam




12 "Lite Spots" - Kaytranada
Directed by: Martin C. Pariseau




11 "Oh No" - Jessy Lanza
Directed by: Winston H Case




10 "Voodoo In My Blood" - Massive Attack with Young Fathers
Directed by: Ringan Ledwidge




9 "The Flute" - Petite Meller
Directed by: A.T. Mann and Napoleon Habeica




8 "Cranes In The Sky" - Solange
Directed by: Alan Ferguson and Solange Knowles




7 "Ten Miles High" - Róisín Murphy
Directed by: Róisín Murphy




6 "Vidlik" - ONUKA
Directed by: Anna Buryachkova




5 "Beautiful People" - Mark Pritchard feat. Thom Yorke
Directed by: Michał Marczak




4 "Human" - Sevdaliza
Directed by: Emmanuel Adjei




3 "Formation" - Beyoncé
Directed by: Melina Matsoukas




2 "Let A B!tch Know" - Kiddy Smile
Directed by: LOUVRE




1 "Gosh" - Jamie XX
Directed by: Romain Gavras




Saturday, December 31, 2016

SHREM'S DOUBLE TROUBLE: "Ici & Maintenant (Here & Now)" - Yelle /// "Pipe Dreams" - Nelly Furtado

I have two fantastic synth pop singles for the last day of 2016 courtesy of Yelle and Nelly Furtado. Happy New Year everyone, may 2017 bring us as many musical treats!







Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SHREM'S 2016 COUNTDOWN OF TOP 100 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR: part 4: 25-1

25 "Give Me a Little" - NAO
LABEL: Little Tokyo Recordings
FROM: UK



24 "Crybaby" - Abra
LABEL: True Panther/Awful Records
FROM: US


23 "In Common" - Alicia Keys
LABEL: RCA/Sony Music
FROM: US



22 "Lip Service" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Play It Again Sam
FROM: Ireland



21 "Love Invaders" - Fatima Yamaha
LABEL: Magnetron Music
FROM: Holland



20 "Cloud 9 [Marvin & Guy Remix]" - Kasper Bjørke feat. Urdur
LABEL: hfn
FROM: Denmark/Iceland



19 "Cranes In The Sky" - Solange
LABEL: Columbia
FROM: US



18 "Razrushitelniy Krug (Destructive Cycle)" - Kedr Livanskiy
LABEL: 2MR
FROM: Russia



17 "Let A B!tch Know" - Kiddy Smile
LABEL: Kiddy Smile
FROM: France



16 "Negroni Eyes" - Wallace
LABEL: self-released
FROM: New Zealand



15 "Let Me Be Me" - Nite Funk
LABEL: Glydezone
FROM: US



14 "Ten Miles High" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Play It Again Sam
FROM: Ireland



13 "Grip" - GL
LABEL: Plastic World/Midnight Feature
FROM: Australia



12 "Whisper" - Shouse feat. Habits
LABEL: Smooch Records
FROM: Australia



11 "Manque d'amour" - Juliette Armanet
LABEL: Barclay
FROM: France



10 "Hallucinate" - GL
LABEL: Plastic World/Midnight Feature
FROM: Australia



9 "Human" - Sevdaliza
LABEL: Twisted Elegance
FROM: Iran/Holland



8 "Dark Thunder" - Midnight Magic
LABEL: Soul Clap
FROM: US



7 "Never Ever" - Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør
LABEL: Dog Triumph Ltd
FROM: Norway



6 "Thoughts Wasted" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Play It Again Sam
FROM: Ireland



5 "Elevate" - Blissful
LABEL: Vitund
FROM: Iceland



4 "Boo Hoo" - Nite Jewel
LABEL: Gloriette
FROM: US



3 "Because" - Smerz
LABEL:
FROM: Norway



2 "Mastermind" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Play It Again Sam
FROM: Ireland



1 "It Means I Love You" - Jessy Lanza
LABEL: Hyperdub
FROM: Canada



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SHREM'S 2016 COUNTDOWN OF TOP 100 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR: part 3: 50-26

50 "We Don't Give A" - NAO
LABEL: Little Tokyo Recordings
FROM: UK



49 "CHEETAHT7b" - Aphex Twin
LABEL: Warp
FROM: Ireland



48 "Pourquoi Pourquoi" - Corine
LABEL: Kwaidan
FROM: France



47 "Oh No" - Jessy Lanza
LABEL: Hyperdub
FROM: Canada



46 "Go Off" - M.I.A.
LABEL: Interscope
FROM: UK/Sri Lanka



45 "Triple XL (Hard Ton Reshape)" - Hard Ton
LABEL: Bordello A Parigi
FROM: Italy



44 "Time" - Sevdaliza
LABEL: Twisted Elegance
FROM: Iran/Holland



43 "Overcome" - Laura Mvula feat. Nile Rodgers
LABEL: Sony Music
FROM: UK/US



42 "New York 93" - Yaeji
LABEL: GODMODE
FROM: South Korea/US



41 "Siempre Es Viernes En Mi Corazón" - Alex Anwandter
LABEL: Nacional Records
FROM: Chile



40 "Formation" - Beyoncé
LABEL: Parkwood Entertainment
FROM: US



39 "Malibu Fun" - Midnight Magic
LABEL: Soul Clap
FROM: US



38 "Radio Silence" - James Blake
LABEL: Polydor
FROM: UK



37 "Church" - Seven Davis Jr.
LABEL: Ninja Tune
FROM: US



36 "Tártaro" - Buscabulla
LABEL: Baby Making Records
FROM: Puerto Rico



35 "La femme à la peau bleue (Chez toi)" - Vendredi sur Mer
LABEL: Profil de Face
FROM: Switzerland



34 "Trampoline" - Kero Kero Bonito
LABEL: Double Denim Records
FROM: Japan/UK



33 "Matadora" - Sofi Tukker
LABEL: Heavy Roc Records
FROM: US



32 "Discomfort of Strangers" - Róisín Murphy
LABEL: Play It Again Sam
FROM: Ireland

SPOTIFY

31 "1944" - Jamala
LABEL:
FROM: Ukraine



30 "Never Enough" - Jessy Lanza
LABEL: Hyperdub
FROM: Canada



29 "Zombi Świat" - Reni Jusis
LABEL: Sony Music
FROM: Poland



28 "Vidlik" - ONUKA
LABEL: self-released
FROM: Ukraine



27 "Hello Bitches" - CL
LABEL: YG Entertainment
FROM: South Korea



26 "Body Language" - GL
LABEL: Plastic World/Midnight Feature
FROM: Australia