Screamin’ Jay gets Just A Touch

It’s Thursday, so it must be time for another edition of the 7 o clock sample. Today’s selection was inspired by a conversation with my good buddy, KID CUT UP. Cut Up and I were discussing the use of today’s sample while I was playing this song….

The lovely miss Estelle teamed up with the great Will.I.Am for this one. Will’s sample choice is brought to us by the original rock and roll shock rocker, SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS and his hit ” I Put A Spell On You ”

Here’s an early televised performance of Jay’s hit…


New Music Wednesday: Bonnie Prince Billy, Serena Ryder, Estelle and K’Naan



For New Music Wednesday 2/25/09, we have new music from Bonnie Prince Billy, Serena Ryder, Estelle and K’Naan. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

You can also grab this week’s picks in our iTunes store!

Bonnie Prince Billy – “Beware Your Only Friend”
Serena Ryder – “Little Bit of Red”
K’Naan – “ABC feat. Chubb Rock”

Rock or Knock: Kidz in the Hall, “Love Hangover f. Estelle”

The cats over at The Couch Sessions posted this video of Kidz in the Hall’s “Love Hangover feat. Estelle”.  I am really digging this song. Initiailly, I wasn’t feeling it, but it has grown on me. What do y’all think?

New Music Wednesday: August 20,2008

For this week’s New Music Wednesday, we got six new songs. We have songs from Estelle, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen, Milwaukee band The Rip Off Artists, duo Little Jackie, and Xavier Rudd.

Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

Estelle – “Come Over” from the album Shine

Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Say Hey” from the album All Rebel Rockers

Brett Dennen – “Make You Crazy feat. Femi Kuti” from the album Hope for the Hopeless

The Rip Off Artists(Milwaukee Artist) – “The Wishful Thinker” from the album Esque

Little Jackie – “28 Butts” from the album The Stoop

Xavier Rudd – “The World As We Know It” from the album Dark Shade of Blue

Are You Feeling This: Brett Dennen, Benji Hughes, Estelle

“Are You Feeling This” returns with a new day and new time, but same great new music. Listen to “Are You Feeling This” every Friday at 7pm on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.  This week we have music from Brett Dennen, Benji Hughes, and Estelle.  Listen to the tracks below and then vote for your favorite one.

Brett Dennen – “Make You Crazy feat. Femi Kuti”
From the upcoming release “Hope for the Hopless”
in stores 10.21.08

Brett Dennen is a west coast based folk singer/songwriter who was named by Rolling Stones one of ten artists to watch in 2007. Some of his music has been featured in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, and Scrubs. Apart from music, Dennen is a part of the San Francisco nonprofit organization The Mosaic Project, which unites children in pursuit of building their self-esteem and forming a sense of community with kids of all backgrounds.

Benji Hughes – “Tight Tee Shirt” from the album “A Little Experience”
Combining the eclecticism of Beck, the pop-based experiments of the Flaming Lips, and the bushy facial hair of Rip Van Winkle, Benji Hughes(former house painter) is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Charlotte, NC (Allmusic).

Estelle – “Come Over” from the album “Shine”

This is our third song from the multi-talented singer, mc, songwriter from England. She has caught America by storm. Estelle has even been compared to Lauryn Hill. She is the first artist on John Legend’s label Homeschool.

Mailcall: Duffy, “Mercy”

I have had this 45 from A new blue eyed soul singer Duffy from the UK for a while now. She has been called the next Amy Winehouse. She actually reminds me more of a Dusty Springfield than a Winehouse. Actually, I was skeptical of the cover. She kind of look like a friend of Spears, or Lohan. After I got over my preconceived notions, I finally checked it out, and I have to say it is very catchy. I still like Estelle better.

Check it out for yourself. Also check her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready For the Floor”

Duffy -“Mercy”

Duffy – “Ready For The Floor” (Hot Chip Cover)

Freebie: Black Girls Rule!

I just got an email today. It contain a link to song called “Black Girls Remix” by UK MC by the name of Tor. I was first introduced to Tor’s music by Karen P. who use to produce the Gilles Peterson Worldwide radio show on the BBC. According to the email, this track is a dedication to Estelle’s American Boy which reached #1 on the UK Charts which is an amazing because it is rare to see a black woman reach the top spot in England.

I love the message and her flow is amazing. Check it out for yourself.

Tor – “Black Girls Remix”(right click & save as…to download)