February 5 2013
Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online. Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists. Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about. You tell us what you think. Vote in the 'Are You Feeling This' poll, and leave a comment.
We kicked off Are You Feeling This with a live mashup of TLC's "No Scrubs" and The xx "Angels" by South London quartet Bastille. The mashup will be on Bastille's mixtape called Other People's Heartache Pt 2.
Next is another Brit by the name of Nick Mulvey. Mulvey was part of the Mercury-prize nominee group Portico Quartet. He is a singer/songwriter that reminds me of a cross between Nick Drake and Jose Gonzalez. We played the song "The Trellis" from the EP of the same name. Download it for free here.
Brooklyn's production duo Javelin brought the heat with their track "Nnormal." You can find the track on their forthcoming album Hi Beams, which will be released in March via Luaka Bop Records.
Finally, we brought a little soul with Chris Turner's "Conflict of A Man." Chris Turner was an "Artist To Watch" for BET's Music Matters campaign. He also has peformed with artists such as Jesse Boykins III, Bilal, and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. You find the track on his mixtape called Lovelife is a Challenge.