One of our newest favorites, Sid Sriram, continues his covers series with this chilling cover of James Blake's "Life Round Here." We see homeboy working it with his classical Indian music influenced riffs, too.
This guy is incredible. Vicktor Taiwò falls somewhere between James Blake and Frank Ocean on this "Digital Kids" track featuring Solomon. The haunt of his echoey vocals mixed with the vibrating electronic production feels transcendent.
Listen to "Digital Kids" below as well as the lulling and gorgeous "Only Love" where Vicktor covers Ben Howard. Here, he's sounding something like a cross between Miguel and John Legend. We need more of this guy yesterday.
The night of Tuesday, May 7th was one of musical splendor. The evening hosted the first of two high-demand New York shows at Terminal 5 for the future soul master that is James Blake. The UK crooner brought out a crowd that is unheard of at such shows, a mass of actual cool people. You had your hipsters clad in dark framed glasses and five-panel hats, college bros that are venturing out to new musical territories, tastemakers, and couples that danced to a rhythm that no one else heard. This group was mature and well attuned to Blake's galaxy-surfing sound.
His set began a minute early, at 8:59 PM to be exact, with an attention-grabbing introduction of “Unluck”. The stage was clad in blue-green light adding a dreamlike quality to Blake's at-times haunting vocals. Positioned to the right of center-stage, Blake's performance was not focused on his ego, but that of meticulous live-sampling and eclectic sound.