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February Spotify Playlist: Featuring Diggs Duke’s Avant-Garde Soul/Jazz Vibes

February Spotify Playlist: Featuring Diggs Duke’s Avant-Garde Soul/Jazz Vibes | meltingbutter.com

I was late finding it but as they say, better late than never. Diggs Duke’s debut album “Offering for Anxious” came out in December 2013 and its only just making it to my February Spotify playlist but who cares when you can tell it’s gonna be a classic? If you haven’t listened to Diggs Duke … Continue reading

January Spotify Playlist: Kate Boy makes us pine for Stockholm

January Spotify Playlist: Kate Boy makes us pine for Stockholm | meltingbutter.com

I recently discovered Kate Boy, a Swedish/Australian electro pop outfit via a Nowness video and just had to have their incredibly cool track “Northern Lights” on the January Spotify playlist.  Watching the video and listening to the music made me pine for Stockholm, a city with it’s own distinct brand of sophisticated, complex, effortless cool. … Continue reading

Best of 2013 Spotify Playlist: Recalling James Blake’s, Toro Y Moi’s, The Internet’s brilliance

Best of 2013 Spotify Playlist: Recalling James Blake’s, Toro Y Moi’s, The Internet’s brilliance | meltingbutter.com

The album we were all waiting for this year, Retrograde by James Blake was clearly a star but it goes without saying that we were spoiled for music choices in 2013. Please enjoy my selection of 2013’s Best of Spotify, which includes the old and new nuggets I discovered during the year:   Best of … Continue reading

December Spotify Playlist: NZ’s Lord Echo shows us why girls love DJs

December Spotify Playlist: NZ’s Lord Echo shows us why girls love DJs | meltingbutter.com

The December Spotify playlist starts off with a little gem I discovered by NZ producer Lord Echo featuring the earnest vocals of Leila Adu that give you that nostalgic feeling of Brazil in the Bossa Nova 60’s. Then, in what feels like no time at all, Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabs) switches over to some … Continue reading

November Playlist: New from Ta-Ku, James Blake, The Stepkids and Jonwayne

Ta-Ku Songs to Break Up To | November Playlist: New from Ta-Ku, James Blake, The Stepkids and Jonwayne | meltingbutter.com

Our November Spotify playlist starts off melancholy with our favourite pick from Ta-Ku’s newest record “Songs To Break Up To”. I Miss You More featuring Atu is hard not to love with its atmospheric drumbeats, piano keys and of course the nostalgia-inducing sampling from some infamous Janet Jackson and Keith Sweat tracks. Not to worry … Continue reading

March 2013 Spotify Playlist – Some new Bondax, Laura Mvula, and Ta-ku tracks

A nice little Spotify playlist for you to enjoy while you’re on your way to work. Currently enjoying the re-imagining of one of my all-time favourite late nineties tracks – No Scrubs by TLC – by the talented Australian music producer Ta-Ku. 2013 March: New Bondax, Laura Mvula, and Ta-ku tracks Wriggly Scott – Back … Continue reading

February 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – It’s remix month with Kon, Hudson Mohawke X Disclosure & Romare

February is definitely remix month on SoundCloud! Hudson Mohawke remixed Disclosure’s White Noise into what will surely be one of the year’s biggest club tracks and Kon worked his own brand of magic on an old school, legendary Donald Byrd track. 2013 February: New from Typesun, FKJ, Onra, Rhye & Hudson Mohawke / Disclosure remixes … Continue reading

February 2013 Spotify Playlist – New James Blake & Rhye tracks bid goodbye to the winter

Let this winter end in style with February’s Spotify playlist. My favourite track this month has to be the new one from James Blake – Retrograde, which suited my mood perfectly as I walked home in NYC’s wintery darkness. The beautiful music video is consistent with the track’s somewhat apocalyptic sentiment: 2013 February: New James Blake … Continue reading

January 2013 Spotify Playlist – Selects from the new Jose James Album & the long awaited Bonobo album teaser

Oh yes, a taste of some new Bonobo just has me wanting more… New York has been spoiled this month with live performances from Bonobo (where we heard the full album!), Jose James and Toro Y Moi. This made it very easy for me to put together an inspired January Spotify playlist! Click the link below … Continue reading

Best of 2012 Spotify Playlist: Big year for Disclosure, Frank Ocean, Grimes, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kendrick Lamar & Stubborn Heart

Here’s to 2012, an incredible year of music that brought us new and inspiring music from some much loved and up and coming artists like Disclosure and Hiatus Kaiyote to name just a few. Hoping you’re going to enjoy the latest addition to meltingbutter.com – Music! For a few years now, I’ve been pulling together … Continue reading