Entries in Motown (2)


The Very Best of Michael Jackson

Here is the penultimate Best Of, which is going to pay tribute to my favourite artist of all time. Michael Jackson is by far and away the most famous musician the world has ever seen and the impact his music has had on my life and millions of others is second to none. Although he had some massive problems in his personal life; nobody can deny the amount of natural talent this man had and the fact that he single handedly created the modern day music video and changed the world of music, for the better. As a child I remember my mum and dad playing his music constantly and I am pretty sure I will be doing the same thing when I have children of my own. He created timeless music that was years ahead of its time and for me personally, Thriller and Off The Wall are the two best albums of all time and will probably never be bettered. One thing that is guaranteed though: there will never be another Michael Jackson. He always had a positive message and tried to make the world a better place through the power of music. I miss him so much. Tracklist and download link after the jump.

Final: Dilla.

Click to read more ...


The Very Best of Marvin Gaye

Today it is time to take a step back in time and pay tribute to possibly the smoothest guy to ever pick up a microphone. For as long as I can recall; Marvin Gaye has been an artist who my mum and dad have always played around the house and that has seemingly rubbed off on me, as I would now say that he is one of my favourite artists of all time. He definitely has the best voice I’ve ever heard anyway - it’s so pure and comes across as being so effortless for him. Something that upsets me is that a lot of people (my age) don’t know much about him past his ‘big hits’ (Sexual Healing & Let’s Get It On), when his entire discography is a thing of beauty and something that should be celebrated a lot more than it is. However; even though he is not with us any more, his legacy will live on forever through his own music and that of others too, as he still remains to be one of the most frequently sampled artists in both Hip-Hop and House. I really need a woman in my life to share these 30 tracks with. They don’t make artists like this any more. Tracklist and download link after the jump.

Tomorrow: Wu-Tang Clan (Group)

Click to read more ...