The Sifting Pan

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Song of the Day! Lanu – Beautiful Trash feat. Megan Washington


DJ Lanu brings us his musical versatility from Melbourne

Info on Lanu: Last.fm

Beautiful Trash is very beautiful and is anything but trash. A nice casual beat that anyone can step to and wonderful smile inducing vocals courtesy of Megan Washington. It seems that this style is not quite the norm for New Zealand born, Australian based, DJ Lanu who is more widely know for his club hits then easy going jazz-esque tunes. I think it is perfectly fine for him to take a break from those club bangers if he’s going to compile such wonderful songs like Beautiful Trash. You can hear many more tracks with this kind of steady flow on Lanu’s latest LP Her 12 Faces, which features Ms. Washington a multitude of times. If broken beat and random french is your thing then I suggest looking into this album.



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Song of the Day! Adele – Rolling In the Deep

Adele gives us her signature soul out of Britain


[UPDATE: Adele grow way beyond the bounds of soundcloud so here is a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw]

Whoa! Move over Florence, Adele is here to claim her title as the best female British singer in today’s musical market. You can just feel the soul and passion flowing out of Adele as she belts out beautiful notes over foot stomping beats in Rolling In the Deep. This is the kind of song that has the ability to transcend genere and excite people of all walks of life. This stuff usually isn’t my cup of tea but after this glorious tune I’m down to see if all the hype is true for Adele’s latest album 21, which was released earlier in January. I hope songs like this will inspire more artist to look back at earlier genres, such as the blues and soul, to influence their future music.