Lecture: Q-Tip (New York, 2013) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.
I recently rediscovered this smooth, soulful track from the late, great Gil Scott-Heron who died about two years ago. The video is really simple, yet cool with Gil walking the streets of Washington D.C. with a boom box singing along to his own song! From the album “Moving Target” from 1982, which was his last before disappearing for the rest of the decade and not making a comeback until the mid 90´s.
We love us some house music from the good old days. One of our favorite early house acts is Blaze, a group from New Jersey whose glory days were in the late 80´s and early 90’s.
Blaze pioneered a unique style of soulful house which incorporated various stylistic elements including gospel, afrobeat and soul. This style was sometimes referred to as Gospel House.
This is one of their better known songs and also one of our favorites. It was released in 1997 when Blaze were well into their career but still going strong. It has since been remixed a bunch of times.
The original still our favorite though whenever we are a looking for that classic house vibe.