Devajyoti Ray - A Quiet Evening
Held off on posting this one for a while because I didn't want to overload you with Seatbelts but now seems like a good a time as any. Slight detour from the usual jazzy creations of The Seatbelts, Fingers almost sounds like something from Nujabes or ilk. A gorgeous blend of loungy piano and a hip hop beat, get this one in yer collection.
The Seatbelts - Fingers [click to download] |HTML5|
And I can't mention piano meets hip hop without giving an honourable nod to my all time fave of the format, Massive Attack's Weather Storm one of the few and by far the best instrumental on the album. Honestly there's not much else to mention, it nails its atmosphere thoroughly and is a highlight of the album.
Massive Attack - Weather Storm [click to download] |HTML5|
And of course what would a post by me about hip hop things be without a shoutout to my hometown hero? Not mentioned this one on the blog for a whopping 4 years and I'm here to change that. By far and away one of the best intro tracks of all time, sets up the rest of the album beautifully and is a perfect start for any N.O.W newbies.
Nightmares On Wax - Passion [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat