A wealth of good electronic music by Pretty Lights (a.k.a. Derek Vincent Smith) is available to download on a donation basis or free in return for an email address at the Pretty Lights Official Site and SoundCloud page. Muruch Editor Vic is also a fan.
This astounding song appears to be an original composition with words by Sufi poet Hafiz. You can stream or download “My Brilliant Image” by Saranpreet (a.k.a. N.C. folk musician Liz Mundy) at Soundcloud…
One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing Light
Of your own Being!
You don’t see many artists being compared to Sheila E these days, so I couldn’t resist Barcelona disco-indie artist That Girl With Dark Eyes. It would be better if the song “Hey Baby” wasn’t quite so derivative of “The Glamorous Life,” but it’s still a fun track. You can stream and download a free, legal mp3 at Soundcloud…
Cool voice, cool music, cool hair. There aren’t many artists who can truly be called unique these days, but Fiona Bevan is truly unique. The British singer-songwriter only recently released her debut album, Talk to Strangers, but chances are you’ve already heard her music. Fiona co-wrote the One Direction hit “Little Things” with Ed Sheeran and the 5 Seconds of Summer single “Voodoo Doll.” Her own recordings are even more interesting, such as the London riot-inspired single “Rebel Without a Cause.” You can watch the official video below along with a live performance of “The Machine.” And a free, legal mp3 of the track “Slo Mo Tiger Glo” is available for download at Amazon.
Not many of Jamendo’s free albums have survived on my permanent playlist, but Youssouf Karembe’s Toguna is a wonderfully evocative collection world music – starting with the exhilarating djembe-driven “Odimiyasin.”