As we slide into winter and the evenings get longer, it is truly a pleasure to share some of the sounds that I’ve been laying down recently at a fave resto and lounge, The Side Door Bar in Barrie, Ontario. It has been so enjoyable crossing genres and expanding our musical sensibilities; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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1. Feeling Good – Elizabeth Shepherd The Toronto Songstress returns with a jazzy rendition of an old favourite. It sets the tone for any evening and gets the groove going….
2. The Beat Goes On – Jojo Effect The sultry Anne Schnell leads the JoJo effect on a journey through nujazz, latin and funk that builds a tender energy.
3. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – Etienne Charles Another great track off the incredible Creole Soul album, Charles put a tasty jazz spin on the reggae classic.
4. Pushing On (feat. Linn) – Freddie Cruger The perennially funky producer AKA Red Estaire delivers a spicy bit of neo-soul that simmers under Linn’s silky smooth vocals.
5. Something Good – Alt-J Another fine selection from the English indie quartet’s exquisite An Awesome Wave. A unique sound that resonates and demands contemplation.
6. Keeping it up (feat. Desney Bailey, Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Slope Schwarz puts an alien afro-soul spin on the already fantastic production of Slope, and the result is both hypnotic and provocative.
7. River (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) – Herbie Hancock From the award-winning album The Joni Letters comes a cool ode to winter and all of the joy that it brings. Tender and seductive, this is a true gem.
8. Angel (Holiday) – Jack Johnson In the spirit of Christmas, here’s a number from the master of laid-back beach side minimalism.
9. Young and Able – Current Swell Another great track from the West Coast groovers that celebrates the simplicity of youth and good times.
10. December Slumber – The Matinee The hard touring Vancouver natives return with a chilled out winter soundtrack for watching snowflakes.
11. Blue Monday – Nouvelle Vague A fun bossa nova take on the New Order classic, perfect for the lounge after a long day.
12. Multinational Nuclear Disarmament – Beastie Boys The legendary Brooklynites were truly in fine form when they created this headnodder for their final LP.
13. Sleepwalk With Me – Young Galaxy More spaced out bliss from the West Coast as Young Galaxy returns with their unique dream pop sound.
14. Winter Song – The Head and the Heart Popping south of the border to Seattle, these indie-folk rockers emerged from an open-mic night to become the latest Sub Pop darlings; great music!
15. The Way I Tend To Be – Frank Turner Stripped down grooves keep this track simmering at a low boil and it never ceases to bring a smile.
16. We Exist – Arcade Fire Another choice cut from Montreal’s finest; essential.
17. Tracks In The Snow – The Civil Wars Folk goodness from singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. They are presently on hiatus, but in the meantime, reflect on their chemistry and all that could be.
18. Diminishing Blackness – The Greyboy Allstars A long time jazz favourite, the Allstars returned this year with their fourth album, Inland Emperor.
As always, Thank You for falling in love with life and the music of Sunday Crush; it is truly a pleasure to enrich our lives with great, sophisticated vibes and laid back rhythms. Support the artists featured here, and share the love with your friends and family.
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