I got an email through the other day, and this game really made me giggle. Finale is an emcee from Detroit, and you might have caught him last week at Deviation. His latest LP, A Pipe Dream And A Promise, includes productions from J Dilla as well as Flying Lotus, Oddisee, and Black Milk (to name a few). The game above is called Super Finale, and it gives you a chance to win the track “One Man Show” off his album. Even if you’re not into hiphop, it is a funny little way to start your morning with.

As for me, I should get ready for work. By the looks of it, no sunshine today either. But I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Oh and if you’re out and about in London tonight, make sure you check this out tonight in Shoreditch

You’re chance to experience some fresh sounds from Alexander Nut, Floating Points & vocals  from (queen!) Fatima and Cooly G plus others @ The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, LDN! You don’t wanna miss out. And I’m gonna be late, so Im off. Have a nice day peeps! x

A quick update as I am meant to go into a meeting shortly. I came across this tune this morning thanks to Mr Beatnick & Alex Chase, and it was a great song to start the day to, so I wanted to share it with you guys. You should definitely go and check out both Tranqill and Oddisee if you haven’t already, two very talented artists indeed! If i have understood it correctly, they are cooking an album up as we speak, so keep your eyes and ears open for when that bad boy drops!

Right, have to dash! But I shall be back later. Hope you’re having a nice day! x

DOWNLOAD: The Supplier – Tranqill (Produced by Oddisee)


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I have been working on this special edition of my OrsiiCast for a while now, and it is a bit longer than my usual ones. As some of you know, I have always considered music to be my one true love. I relate so many, if not all, of my happiest moments in life to a song, an album or a certain artist. Music makes me feel complete and it has played a major role in shaping me into the person I am today, for good and for worse.

This Musical Love Letter (Vol.1) includes a lot artists that have had a big influence on me, artists that have touched my heart and soul, artists that I now consider a part of me, beats and melodies that form my Orsi universe .

I’ll never forget discovering the likes of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Al Green (to name a very few) in my fathers record collection and being blown away by their music. They lead me on a path where I discovered artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Jill Scott. Of course, as time goes by, I keep discovering more and more amazing music, and some of these discoveries also form part of this special edition podcast.

So without any further ado, I will let you get on with the listening. Enjoy! Much love x

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Tracklisting for Musical Love Letter (Vol.1):

01. Bullion – God Only Knows
02. Joy Jones – Be My Husband
03. Mos Def – Love
04. Encore – Love & Hate (Mellow Drama) (The Nextmen Remix)
05. Exile – Love Line
06. A Tribe Called Quest – Common Ground (Get It Goin’ On)
07. Oddisee – Soul Clap Feat. Aziz, Jean Grae, Phonte & Josh Collins
08. Danger Mouse – I’ma DooMee (Love Letter) Feat. Jemini
09. Hi-Tek – Get Ta Steppin’ Feat. Mos Def & Vinia Mojica
10. The Dynamics – Feel Like Making Love
11. D’Angelo – Heaven Must Be Like This (Live)
12. Natural Self – In The Morning (Paul White Remix)
13. 1000names – Beauty Surrounds You
14. Count Bass D – I Love You
15. Erykah Badu – Searching (Live)
16. Wizdom – I’m So In Love With You
17. Jill Scott – It’s Love
18. Talib Kweli – In The Mood Feat. Kanye West & Roy Ayers
19. J Dilla – Love
20. Al Green – L-O-V-E (Love)
21. Nina Simone – To Love Somebody
22. Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
23. Ray Charles – You Are My Sunshine
24. Stevie Wonder – At Last