Ministry of Sound presents Chilled, a serene selection of beautiful music guaranteed to soothe the soul. 3CDs of huge current hits and enduring classics. Lay back, sink into your sofa and wrap yourself up in this tranquil compilation. CD1 showcases some of the finest in singer songwriter talent. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, alt-J, London Grammar and Hozier are just a few of many hugely talented artists whose flawless music make up this disc. CD2 presents the best in chilled house with artists such as Coldplay, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Mr Probz representing this ever growing and popular sound. Last but by no means least is CD3 packed with chilled classics. A selection of timeless favourites from prominent artists such as Radiohead, Massive Attack, Zero 7, Faithless, Royksopp, Moby, Air, Fatboy Slim, Morcheeba and Groove Armada.
As he went into making his fourth Blue Note release, José James envisioned the follow-up to the Billie Holiday tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues as a double album. It was going to be split between love songs and outward-looking material inspired by persistent injustices and increasingly visible and frequent attacks upon persons of color in the U.S. At some point, James scrapped the second half of the concept, too distressed to see it through. In the liner notes for Love in a Time of Madness, he briefly addresses – in pained but optimistic language – the condition of his native country and the planet at large. James ends by asking, "What is the value of human life? And of what value is love?" Throughout, he and his collaborators approach answers to the second question by writing from various states of a one-on-one relationship…
Dev Hynes had announced a July 1st release for Freetown Sound, his latest album as Blood Orange. However, today he surprised fans by making the Domino Records release available a few days in advance.
The much-anticipated Freetown Sound follows 2013’s Cupid Deluxe. The album’s 17 tracks were written and produced by Hynes himself and boast guest appearances from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, FKA twigs, Empress Of, Debbie Harry, and De La Soul, among others.