Tag: Sophisti-pop

BackTRACKin': EBTG "Each and Every One"

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2009

Okay, I won’t lie… I got up on this song not too long ago. I’ve always been a fan of Everything But the Girl, Ben Watt remixes and al that, just never went in hella deep on past albums. When I was crate diggin’ a few months back, I came up on this record. This is my $h!t… The video above is the live version of this

Oh yeah, and its officially of Summer here in the States. Yessss.


Trackademicks Loves Swing Out Sister

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2009

I have to thank my mom for the lovefest about to take place…

As a kid in the 80s, I really only listened to what my mom listened to- Wham!, Sade, Tears For Fears, Basia, and of course Swing Out Sister. These were groups I loved way before I could name a hip-hop group. About as close as it got to hip-hop in my house was Bob James’ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” or the KING OF R&B’s best album “Don’t Be Cruel”…

Swing Out Sister’s brand of Sophisti-Pop is probably my biggest personal influence. Lush string arrangements, solid topic matter, fresh chords, and intelligent pop sensibility- a lot of the ideals I use to guide my own brand of SOPHISTI-SLAP (yes, term invented by me).

“Twilight World” is my favorite song from them, followed by HELLA others…

I only bring all this up now because I get to see them for the FIRST TIME EVER at Bimbo’s in San Francisco – Tonight!

And I’m taking my mom.
Do I seem excited?