#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Damage – Ghetto Romance

Damage – ‘Ghetto Romance’ – Since You’ve Been Gone Prod. By: Tim & Bob During a period where British R&B bands really began to make an impression (shout out Another Level), Damage successfully contributed to the scene with this gem. Brilliantly produced by Tim & Bob – whose credits include Jon B – ‘They Don’t Know’, Tamia – ‘So Into You’, Bobby Valentino – ‘Slow … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Damage – Ghetto Romance

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Paul Ortiz Y LA Orquesta Son – Tender Love

Paul Ortiz Y LA Orquesta Son – ‘Tender Love’ This time I dip into my Latin Soul collection for ‘Tender Love’ – a title that perfectly depicts the mood of the song. It has the customary Latin Soul swing, with delicate keys and guitar throughout, while the horns also play an essential part. You can’t help but be taken to a more pleasant place while … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Paul Ortiz Y LA Orquesta Son – Tender Love

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Dizzee Rascal – Hype Talk

Dizzee Rascal – ‘Hype Talk’ – Showtime Prod. By: Dizzee Rascal Irrespective of his immeasurable influence on the Grime genre by this point, for me, this song was the moment Dizzee truly separated himself from the rest of the emcees in the scene. His marrying of the Grime sound with the level of storytelling that wasn’t primarily evident throughout Grime at that point was groundbreaking and set the standard … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Dizzee Rascal – Hype Talk

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Half Pint – I’m Not A Substitute Lover

Half Pint – ‘I’m Not A Substitute Lover’ If you don’t have an urge to move in some way to this classic Reggae bassline, then there is clearly something awry. For some people, tunes such as this will transport them back to their time as a child taking in the sounds of a family occasion. Others may recognise its sampling for Estelle’s ‘No Substitute Lover’ from … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Half Pint – I’m Not A Substitute Lover

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Beenie Man Ft. Mya – Girls Dem Sugar

Beenie Man Ft. Mya – ‘Girls Dem Sugar’ – Art And Life Prod. By: The Neptunes This is a tune you should hear at least once every summer. Dancehall legend Beenie Man linked up with Mya (what happened to her?) and The Neptunes to create another hit that stands the test of time. As if we needed further proof of The Neptunes’ versatility in production, … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Beenie Man Ft. Mya – Girls Dem Sugar

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Scribe Ft. Savage & Con Psy – Not Many [Remix]

Scribe Ft. Savage & Con Psy – Not Many [Remix] – The Crusader Prod. By: P-Money (No, not that one) First off; I wonder what Scribe is up to these days? A relatively successful rapper from New Zealand, of all places, who produced hits such as the one below. I remember first watching the video to this song on MTV Base way back when, and … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Scribe Ft. Savage & Con Psy – Not Many [Remix]

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Warren Xclnce Ft. Etta Bond – Examine Me

Warren Xclnce Ft. Etta Bond – ‘Examine Me’ Prod. By: Warren Xclnce Before Etta Bond had truly made a name for herself within the music industry, she was making an impact underground, and with the help of Warren Xclnce, came up with this incredibly sultry single, ‘Examine Me’. Both Warren and Etta displayed their unique talents, perfectly blending them together for an understated and underrated … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Warren Xclnce Ft. Etta Bond – Examine Me

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Busta Rhymes Ft. Janet Jackson – What’s It Gonna Be?!

Busta Rhymes Ft. Janet Jackson – ‘What’s It Gonna Be?!’ – E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front Prod. By: Darrell “Delite” Allamby This is one of the many songs that encapsulates the unique style that has made Busta Rhymes one of the most exciting and respected rappers of all time. He was one of the first rappers that I could identify as a youngster, with … Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Busta Rhymes Ft. Janet Jackson – What’s It Gonna Be?!

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | NK-OK – Life (Part 2)

NK-OK – ‘Life (Part 2)’ Prod. By: NK-OK ‘Life (Part 2)’ features as my tune of the day, with its infectious bounce providing a rap-worthy  canvas, in addition to good vibes when used as a stand alone instrumental. This is the making of extraordinary teenage producer, NK-OK, who represents both Hip Hop group, The Age of L.U.N.A, as well as beat-making duo, Blue-Lab Beats. Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | NK-OK – Life (Part 2)

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Justin Timberlake – Last Night

Justin Timberlake – ‘Last Night’ – Justified Prod. By: The Neptunes Irrespective of the questionable artwork, this is one of my favourite Justin Timberlake songs and part of the many reasons why Justified is one of my favourite albums. Pharrell & Chad’s work on the production is faultless (don’t even get me started on the bridge), and matched by JT’s vocal performance. Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Justin Timberlake – Last Night