This is the first of what I hope will become a regular monthly occurrence. Silent Selection is twenty or so tracks I have hand picked over the past month. Not a ‘best of’ but a collection of tracks new and old that I would like to share with you. 

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‘New Look’ begins with a string of four new soul numbers sandwiched between two slices of old gold. Super smooth vocals with a solid electronic beat that gives it something nu. Muhsinah, Little Dragon and Sonnymoon are my favourite tunes this week - pick up what the boyfriend girlfriend partnership put down. If you recognise Track 10 from somewhere you may have guessed it’s sampled for a track featuring a certain rap super villain. 

These Nordic Nerds (Track 14) have recently been touring with The Whitest Boy Alive, “lucky!” No surprise they look like a team of Napoleon Dynamites. I can’t vouch for their dancing but I love their songs. 

Track 19 is an international edit of a remix, its sick. Renaissance Man are spitting them out faster than I can download them right now. Hats off boys!

  1. Lee Fields – ‘Could have been’
  2. New Look – ‘Everything’
  3. Muhsinah (Produced by Flying Lotus) – ‘Lose my fuse’
  4. Little Dragon – ‘Blinking Pigs’
  5. Sonnymoon – ‘Run Away'
  6. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – ‘Giving up’
  7. Mary J. Blige – ‘I love you’ (Remix feat. Smif ‘N’ Wessun)
  8. Midaz the Beast – ‘You’
  9. Biggie vs Tupac vs The XX – ‘Runnin with The XX’ (Quix vs Elliot Blend)
  10. Ronnie Laws - ‘Friends and strangers’
  11. Trus’me feat. Dam-Funk – ‘Bail me out’ 
  12. Ivy – ‘It must be magic’
  13. Naked Eyes – ‘When the lights go out’
  14. The New Wine – ‘Dragon’
  15. Maxmillion Dunbar – ‘Wavs’
  16. Mount Kimbie – ‘Maybes’
  17. Florence and The Machine – ‘YGTL’ (XX Remix)(Renaissance Man Edit)
  18. Chris Isaak – ‘Dubbed out games (Unreleased Trentemøller Mix)
  19. Nicone and Sascha Braemer – ‘Nur Mal Kurz’ (Philip Bader Remix) (Renaissance Man International Edit)
  20. Gucci Vump – ‘Sha, Shtil!’