our best tracklist for this summer
Ok, so for the story, this song was inspired by a conversation between B.Manilow and Sussman at the Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, when they discussed whether there had ever been a song called "Copacabana".
The song's lyrics refer to the Copacabana nightclub, "the hottest spot north of Havana". The story starts in the late 1940s, focused on Lola, a Copacabana showgirl, and her sweetheart Tony, a bartender at the club.
One night, a gangster named Rico takes a fancy to Lola, but he overplays his hand while trying to seduce her and is attacked by Tony. This song is a pretty story, it makes us travel so much...
The beach in what it has most positive; the sun floods a blue sky, holidays, idleness.
This is called pulling the chestnuts out of the fire and acting accordingly.
On the beach" is his eighth album, Chris REA now unfolds the magic formula found on the previous album with an obvious maestria.
It is the superb eponymous classic "On the beach" that opens this album dedicated to a positive life without superficiality. The little guitar lick has nothing transcendent, yet it is so taken up.. Especially by Nora En Pure on her music 'On The Beach' which takes the sample of guitar.
But its association with an orchestration "smoother you die" makes it deeply endearing, we sometimes believe ourselves in South America, sometimes on an island of the Caribbean but... Still on the same superb beach synonymous with coolitude. It’s undeniable, this song has a strong hypnotic power. Magnificent!
If the sun is gradually showing up as spring has just knocked down our doors, Myd, aka one of the members of Club Cheval, offers, through the first extract of his very first EP (All Inclusive, at Ed Banger, released on October 13), a ride to go. Its name? "The Sun".
Nothing better to start our selection with its sweet French Touch vibes...
With sounds that already send us to the sun, Calvin Harris brought out the heavy artillery on Slide.
Indeed, Migos with an album Culture, which never stops talking. On his side, Frank Ocean, so discreet, but very present with the two albums Endless and Blonde.
Slide by Calvin Harris is surely one of the hottest tracks of 2017
Could you be loved an anthem of the summer 80 , it was composed, written a few months earlier in an airplane, while with his band the Wailers, Bob Marley experiments guitars.
She appears on her eighth album «Uprising» which, unfortunately, will be the last.
For the anecdote, the artist came to the end of a contract linking him to his historical record label Island.
He planned to continue with another house, Polygram, which offered him $10 million, but fate decided otherwise. Music is will always live, a true exemple from Bob Marley.
In collaboration with Niniola, it is actually a rereading of the title 'Maradona' of the African singer. The 'Nigerian Queen of the Afro-house' was nominated for the 2018 Bet Awards in the 'Best New International Act' category.
The two artists collaborate here on a low-tempo song, a vibrant tribute to both football and Nigeria from the French DJ, the country of West Africa being indeed the cradle of Afrobeat (and also a great country of football) and its talented representatives, Fela Kuti or Tony Allen.
This track is for us a perfect example of combinations of several sounds, cultures in 1 song.
Come on, let’s continue our African journey...
It was after three years of absence, Disclosure signs a surprise return with "Ultimatum".
Imbuing their typical house with African sounds, the two brothers sampled the Malian star Fatoumata Diawara for an exotic result between jazz and house garage.
Every time we listen this song, we are seduced by it's clacking bass, and its synthetic grooves that are close to the swing of jazz.
There's something ironic about a track, about forgetting becoming one of the biggest tunes of a year.
Conjuring images of lagoons and palm trees, "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)" is the perfect summer hit.
This has become a staple for Gou, her sets often turn into karaokes when it comes on.
You know this song, you grooved, you danced on it...
What more, this song combines in addition a beautiful story regarding people’s views on the homeless, a story inspired by real facts that was happening in front of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, on Connecticut Avenue.
Ok, now we’re going to go to Ibiza...
'I Need Ya' by Saison is one of the tracks that teleports us so well into the hinterland of Ibiza.
Imagine, you ride on the beautiful roads of this island, far away the Mediterranean Sea, a lead sun.
And then, this track that comes out of the car speakers, this groovy bass that takes you right away, the gospel voice that adds the right touch, this perfect track that allows to suspend a moment.
Just before you let yourself be transported by the fact that the same evening you're going to one of the most beautiful places on the island, Sant Antoni de Portmany, at the Mambo Cafe... to admire one of the most beautiful sunset of the world...
What better way to end up with the great Duke Dumont and his UFO 'Ocean Drive'.
The record is very synthpop, the influence of the 80s hovers over Ocean Drive and even if the title is perhaps less dancefloor than the previous ones it possesses some potential.
The official video for "Ocean Drive", which was recorded in the Melrose district of Los Angeles could only sublimate the story told in this track, we leave you with these images...