[new] Kim Petras – “Future Starts Now” (120bpm D♯min)
[new] Dillon Francis, Shift K3Y, Marc E. Bassy – “Love Me Better” (124bpm D♯min)
[new] Sam Gellaitry – “Duo” (127bpm between Dmin and D♯min)
[new] Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday,” (122bpm D♯min) “Borderline,” (98bpm Cmin) and “It Might Be Time” (115bpm Dmaj)
Tame Impala is Australian producer Kevin Parker. His stuff is top shelf in production and sound design. His last album was released in 2015. Over the last couple months, he’s been releasing singles that will be on his next album The Slow Rush which is to be released on February 14, 2020. I love this stuff.
[classic] Ray Charles – “One Mint Julep” (129bpm D♯min)
When I was a little boy, I had a Sears “Denim” record player. Can you think of a reason not to make a record player or of denim? I can’t. One of my favorite records was a Ray Charles compilation. There were three songs on “Side C” that a four-year-old DJCJ particularly liked. They were tracks 2, 3, and 4. “Unchain My Heart,” “Hit The Road Jack,” and “One Mint Julep.” I played those tracks so many times that the cheap plastic needle on this record player trashed the vinyl.
Can you see how tracks 2, 3, and 4 are actually a different color? They still play, but they do not sound good. As an adult, my favorite of these tracks is “One Mint Julep.” Ray Charles’ version is a cover of The Clover’s original 1952 version. Quincy Jones did the orchestral arrangement for Ray Charles’ version. It’s fun listening to a beautifully re-mastered recording. At 2:44 you can actually hear Ray’s foot tapping. It’s one of my favorite songs ever and I hope you enjoy it too.