#Playlist: April 2015

Hey-hey campers!

This month’s compilation is a corker! As with last month, we’re bringing you both a YouTube and Spotify playlist of all of this month’s featured songs!

Muzik Speaks has now been live for 2 whole months and it’s growing fast! We’ve got a brand new writer, Max Paillard, who so far, has brought you some amazing Wild-Card Wednesday tunes and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what he brings next!

This month has brought you some fantastic tracks from the likes of; Lucy Spraggan, Macklemore, Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas as well as songs from independent bands, like TEAM, New City Kings and The Barr Brothers and finally we’ve thrown-back your Thursdays with Bomfunk MCs, Fragma, Owl City and of course, the late Lil’ Chris.

We hope you enjoy these songs from April 2015, all over again, in one place – once again, sorry some of the tracks are missing from the Spotify playlist – some haven’t been released yet and some have been removed from Spotify by the artist/band.

Note: You can view the whole YouTube playlist by using the dropdown menu at the top corner of the video, or skip a song using the ‘next’ button.


OUR PLEA

We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please please feel free to respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want to hear what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much.


Matt – Muzik Speaks
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#FeelGoodFriday: Michael Jackson – ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ featuring Justin Timberlake

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Feel-good? This song is happiness itself!

Michael Jackson may no longer be with us, but L.A. Reid and Timbaland sure brought him back to life in 2014! L.A. Reid (head of Epic Records) spearheaded the production of MJ’s posthumous album, Xscape, using a variety of unreleased songs and demos and put several big-name producers/production teams in charge of contemporising them.

In charge of this particular track was Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon who brought in long-term Timbaland collaborator, Justin Timberlake, to add some guest vocals for the single release, seeing further chart success for the sadly deceased entertainer.

No matter what you may think of him personally, no single person can deny the man’s incredible talents; vocally and in his live performances. His death has left a great hole in the industry as one of the all-time greatest performers.

This song fits perfectly just about anywhere at any time; it can brighten the darkest day, lift the deepest mood or just make a great summer day even better. I’ve listened to this 100 times or more and I’m still not bored of it! (I may be slightly biased though as Michael Jackson is my favourite performer ever; I’m surprised I’ve held off this long from making him a featured track of the day!)

What do you think of this posthumous MJ release? Are you a fan? Have you got your own #FeelGoodFriday track for today? Please leave a comment below and share this link.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

#Playlist: March 2015

So, rather like a ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ compilation, I thought it might be cool to do a YouTube and Spotify playlist of the month’s songs from now on, instead of each week’s playlist on a Sunday, that way you get the whole month’s songs to look forward to at the end of the month. What do you think?

I can’t believe this blog has been live for a month already! You’ve had tracks from Dappy, Jess Glynne, Justin Timberlake, All Saints and more.

I hope you enjoy these songs (sorry some are missing from the Spotify playlist – some haven’t been released yet and some haven’t been allowed on Spotify by the artist). It’s a little look back at March 2015.

Note: You can view the whole YouTube playlist by using the dropdown menu at the top corner of the video, or skip a song using the ‘next’ button.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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Week 1: 2015 – The Playlist

Hey,

So, what an amazing first week of the ‘Muzik Speaks’ launch; we had massive support from Frankmusik and Dappy, which was amazing and made us very excited about what might be in store, next week! Below, you can find a summary playlist of the week’s songs, in case you want to listen to them all again (some are missing, because they’ve not been released yet), in one place!

Enjoy 🙂

Who’s looking forward to Week 2?! Get thinking of songs to share!

Matt – Muzik Speaks

#WildCardWednesday: Justin Timberlake – ‘Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)’

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This song is my Wild-Card for the week. Why? Well, I recently re:DISCOVERED my love of Justin Timberlake’s vocals and musical style.

The song is the first track on Timberlake’s most recent album, ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2’. 2013 saw the return of Timberlake, after 7 years away from music, with the release of not one, but TWO albums.

This track has a lot to offer; fantastic harmonies, quality Timbaland production, quirky musical elements and sounds which bring the track to life, and jungle-like beats.

There’s something which gives me a thrill about singing the first line of the chorus, loudly in the car; “Now take me to your jungle, I’m not afraid”.

Crank up the volume and enjoy this gem!

What’s your Wild-Card? I’m excited to hear what interesting tracks people are listening to right now!

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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