#MellowMonday: Petit Biscuit – ‘Sunset Lover’


   

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Petit Biscuit (less frequently known by his real name of Mehdi Benjelloun) is a French DJ and music producer, born November 10th 1999.

His song, ‘Sunset Lover’, was released in 2015 onto the music platform Soundcloud, when he was at the young age of 15. The song has been stripped back in terms of style compared to the mainstream electronica music which you frequently hear in the charts. What we are left with, is a melody that includes a simplistic yet heavily relaxing guitar line, single short notes, a basic kick drum, occasional clapping and strange yet intriguing vocals, which could be seen to mimic an infant sounding out words for the first time.

The song has now reached over 180 million streams on Soundcloud and Spotify combined, as well as it reaching No. 13 on the Hot/Dance/Electronic song chart. It can be found on his newest album titled Presence, which was released last year (2017).

“Sunset Lover is more about the chorus and verse, even if there aren’t lyrics”Petit Biscuit

I personally find that the creative rhythm, melodic presence and unique style of this song is calming, relaxing and thought provoking. I frequently listen to Petit’s music while studying or occasionally when trying to sleep in the evenings after a particularly stressful day.

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‘Sunset Lover’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sunset-lover/1288742033?i=1288743028


#MellowMonday: Christine And The Queens – ‘Tilted’


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Although Christine and the Queens released ‘Tilted’ back in the UK in 2015, it seems like the perfect #MellowMonday track to kick off this week!

The song has had a few different incarnations but ‘Tilted’ is the one which found success in the UK, reaching the Top 20 of the UK charts when it was released.

The way Héloïse Letissier (Christine and the Queens) combines music, art, performance and videography is stunning – the translation of the song to the performance in the music video is astounding; a real masterpiece to behold.

What are your thoughts of this cool, quirky and intriguing track? Please leave your thoughts or own #MellowMonday suggestions in a comment below or via our social media, using the hashtag.

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‘Tilted’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/tilted/id1167547148?i=1167547374#


#FeelGoodFriday: Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – ‘This Girl’


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Kungs is a French DJ and Cookin’ On 3 Burners are an Australian 3-piece who merge funk, soul and jazz.

‘This Girl’ was originally a song recorded by Cookin’ On 3 Burners but since Kungs came along and put his spin on it, it’s become massive!

The song entered the UK charts at Number 5 but went on to knock Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ off the Number 1 spot, earning it a Number 1! It’s no wonder either, the song is so summery and funky – it’s just got this awesome vibe to it and the ultimate #FeelGoodFriday song!

What do you think of this jammy little number? Loving the vibes? Please share your #FeelGoodFriday song choice with us, in a comment below too; we love new music!

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‘This Girl’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-girl-kungs-vs.-cookin/id1083967920


#Two4Tunesday: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – ‘Be Our Guest’ & Disney’s Aladdin – ‘Friend Like Me’

This week’s a special #Two4Tunesday with two massive Disney songs, taken from the sensational Beauty and the Beast and action-packed Aladdin.

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Beauty and the Beast is surely one of, if not the most memorable film Disney has ever made…surely?! It is the perfect combination of magic, darkness, beauty, beastliness, enchantment and musical-style songs.

Released in 1991, Disney’s 30th animated classic was based on a traditional French fairy tale and featured the unmistakable voice of Angela Lansbury.

‘Be Our Guest’ features the amazing Angela Lansbury and the voice of Lumière, Jerry Orbach and is the scene in which the enchanted household objects welcome Belle to the Beast’s castle. The song received nominations for Golden Globes and Academy Awards, and it’s well-deserved!


‘Be Our Guest’ is on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/be-our-guest-from-disneys/id929718978?i=929719121


Beauty and the Beast – ‘Be Our Guest’


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‘Friend Like Me’ is taken from the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin and features the amazing vocals from the late Robin Williams. Williams used his trademark voice talents to bring many accents and interesting aspects to the song; it honestly wouldn’t have been the same without him!

The film’s soundtrack clearly reflects the Arabian style with its specific sound.

Interesting Fact: On the older version of the film (the original VHS and DVD releases) you can hear Aladdin whisper to Jasmine, during the balcony scene, “Take off your clothes”…saucy!


‘Friend Like Me’ is also available on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/friend-like-me-from-disneys/id929718978?i=929719094


Aladdin – ‘Friend Like Me’

So concludes this week’s special Disney #Two4Tunesday! I hope you enjoy these two really great songs! Please don’t forget to share this link across your social media accounts.

Also don’t forget to check out Max’s Disney #Two4Tunesday post!

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#FeelGoodFriday: C2C – ‘Happy’

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C2C‘s ‘Happy’ is definitely a feel-good tune, hence it’s selection for today’s #FeelGoodFriday!

C2C are a group of French DJ’s who collaborated by each having their own turntable, responsible for one or two instruments in every song. This idea is very risky, in the sense that it could very easily go wrong!

However all four of them have managed to perfect this technique and come out with very original sounds, encouraging the movement of ‘scratch music’. They’ve produced one (very unique) album called “Tetr4”.

‘Happy’ is taken from this album and features Derek Martin. The song and video both have great Friday vibes (see below).

Enjoy!

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You can download ‘Happy’ from iTunes right now 😀 – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/happy-feat.-derek-martin/id588135869?i=588135880


#ThrowbackThursday: Modjo – ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight)’

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It’s an insane thought to me, that this song is now nearly FIFTEEN! (Yes, 15!!!!!) years old! That means I was only 12 when this song came out! I distinctly remember buying the CD single of this track – I played it on repeat for weeks on end and I love it just as much now, as I did back then!

The song features a guitar sample of ‘Soup for One’, originally by Chic.

When it was released, it peaked at Number 1 in the charts, back in 2000, for 3 consecutive weeks (10th September 2000 – 24th September 2000). This track was pretty much a one-hit wonder for the French duo – although they released subsequent tracks from their album, the rest failed to enter the Top 10.

I hope you can get your groove on to this track today, as much as I can.

Does this song hold any memories for you? If so, what? What Throwback Thursday are you feeling this week?

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