Cartel ft. Mallz & Deron Alek – By Your Side
Hi and welcome to Alternative Airwaves – I’m your host Steve, bringing you the best in Creative Commons music. This is the Weekly Airwave: one track with some information about the song or the artist.
This week’s track: By Your Side by Cartel ft. Mallz & Deron Alek. By Your Side is an exclusive track on Jamendo.com, another hip hop track just as good if not better than last week’s track from Tab.
The description of the track:
The problem of being “friends with benefits” is that eventually, someone catches feelings and wants to become more than what they are. Mallz and Deron Alek speak on just such a situation over a track by Hoodgrown Productions.
Have a listen to the track – let me know what you think. Be sure to check out alternative airwaves dot com for podcasts and more music reviews. See you next time.
Just wanted to quickly share with you the podcast is available on Spotify!
Something that caught my eye earlier this week was a link I hadn’t caught before on Jamendo: 2017 In Review. I wanted to make sure to highlight it on the blog, because I’m going to try to move forward with covering new music in an upcoming podcast (though there might be some 2017 tracks sneaking through).
It’s split into two parts: Best Albums, and Best Newcomers. Here’s the write-up for each section:
Whether it was Russian rock band Sadme’ psychedelic riffs or the nostalgic feeling in the honeyed voice of Barefoot McCoy, whether it was Nordgroove’ thoughtful atmospheric mix of electronic music and jazz or the smooth soul-pop vibes of Seth Power, all the albums on the list below contributed to make 2017 an unforgettable year for our ears!
Introducing a promising wave of diverse acts from the four corners of the world, here’s the list of the new entrants who already got our attention in 2017 – and to keep an eye on in 2018!
|Colaars – Underheart|
I listened to some of the artists featured throughout this year, and I think in general they are spot on with their choices. One that completely skipped by me was Robin Grey’s album From the Ground Up. I originally featured Robin Grey on a few podcasts back in the day, so I’m surprised that I missed his 2017 release. It’s quite good if you’re into folk.
Colaars’ album Underheart was an album that I did catch up with over the last year, and I really enjoyed their brand of synth-pop.
The 2017 In Review page has a wide range of genres to choose from and artists from all over the world, as per the norm on Jamendo. You should definitely check it out. Let me know which is your favourite album or artist from the list! I am looking forward to what the Jamendo people put together for the 2018 year in review.