Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Active Child Cover)
Chaka Khan - Move Me No Mountain [LNTG Rework]
Cover Of: Love Unlimited - Move Me No Mountain (c.1974)
Lake Street Dive - I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 Cover)
BenZel & Jessie Ware - If You Love Me (Brownstone Cover, c.1994)
…watch the beautiful video by Kate Moross
See/Read more at thesuperslice.com
BenZel is Umi Takahashi (15) and Yoko Watanabe (16). Originally from Osaka; Umi and Yoko both travelled to New York through their local foreign exchange program. They met in early 2012 through an online message board about ankle socks and quickly discovered they each had a profound appreciation for 90’s R&B and J. Dilla. After many failed attempts to create a hypoallergenic ankle sock, they decided to put their efforts toward other creative ventures. Following hours of soul searching; they decided to start BenZel.
Nicolas Jaar - Work It (Missy Elliott Cover)
Telex - Twist À St. Tropez (Les Chats Sauvages Cover) c.1978
…The Belgian synth-pop group Telex was formed in 1978 with the intention of “Making something really European, different from rock, without guitar — and the idea was electronic music.” Mixing the aesthetics of disco, punk and experimental electronic music, they released a stripped-down synthesized cover version of “Twist à St. Tropez” by Les Chats Sauvages.
1978 Telex video:
Hear the original version on yesterday’s A Song A Day:
Les Chats Sauvages - Twist À St. Tropez
Capital Cities - Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O’Connor/Prince Cover)
Donny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
(Blood, Sweat & Tears Cover)
The Books Ft. Jose Gonzalez - Cello Song (Nick Drake Cover)
Delilah - Inside My Love (Minnie Riperton Cover)
…Delilah’s debut album FROM THE ROOTS UP is OUT TODAY!
If you’ve purchased any of the singles this year on iTunes you can ‘Complete Your Album’ for a discount price.
“★★★★ A remarkable debut” - The Guardian
“9/10 a thrilling soundtrack to an unpredictable summer” - Independent on Sunday
“★★★★ a grand voice that unfurls over moody pop” - Financial Times
“★★★★ Delilah proves herself versatile and inventive in her solo debut”- i Independent
10/10 - “Delilah’s vocals are smooth like Sade, jazzy like Amy Winehouse and powerful like Erykah Badu….” - Blues & Soul
Jessie Ware - What You Won’t Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell Cover)
Sugardaddy - How Long (Ace Cover) (Tensnake Rework)
Tensnake’s Balearic-inspired rework of Sugardaddy’s cover of Ace’s 1974 single “How Long” appears on his mix for FACT. Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay has teamed up with producer Tim Hutton as Sugardaddy for this exclusive cover of “How Long”, taken from the new Late Night Tales compilation “Music For Pleasure”. A great selection of some of the finest soulful pop music of the 70s and early 80s, mixed by Tom Findlay. Tensnake’s rework is coming out soon via LateNightTales. - lagasta.com
Moullinex - Maniac Ft. Peaches (Michael Sembello Cover)
Gomma All Stars and Peaches reworked four songs from the legendary Casablanca records catalogue. A new version of Donna Summer’s “Our Love” by Telonius on which Harold Faltermeyer contributes some analogue Keyboards. A 90’s pop version of Stephanie Mills’ classic “You Can’t Run From My Love” by Mr. Munk. A cover of the Skatt Bros’ “Walk The Night” by The Phenomenal Handclap Band and Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” - best known as the song from Flashdance - by Moullinex.
Ellie Goulding & Xaphoon Jones - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
…Ellie’s cover of The Weeknd’s High For This debuted a few days ago at Neon Gold. Her version of the opening track on House of Balloons (the introduction to Abel Tesfaye’s grinding synths and pained falsetto for many) is less dark but possibly more haunting.
Listen to more from The Weeknd at A Song A Day/TheWeeknd
Mr. Little Jeans - Single Ladies (Beyonce Cover)