Oh, what a year! Wait, did I already say that last time? Well, it has been a very interesting year indeed and I’m very proud and happy to celebrate the second anniversary of my blog today. After the success of The Wonderful Year of Carminelitta, I now present to you Volume 2, with this new compilation that gathers artists I featured on the blog during the past 12 months. As usual I am very grateful and thankful to them for taking part and for inspiring me with their music.
While 2010 was the birth of the blog and was therefore very exciting, a year of great progress and discovery, 2011 was a bit more difficult for me, both on the personal tip and for the blog, but it was nonetheless a good one that saw me grow and embark on new adventures, with Word Is Bond and Ness Radio among others. It was also the year when my dream of travelling to the States finally became a reality and my trip to Chicago was definitely a highlight of this year, followed by my recent express stay in Pittsburgh. I met amazing people and artists in both cities and it is only the beginning of my love story with the US!
2012 will be much more focused and I will push all my endeavours further, to share much more music, words, and aspects of my art and personality. I’d advise you stay tuned if you want to witness those. For now though, it’s time to celebrate and spread the word about some very talented artists, with The Wonderful Year of Carminelitta Vol. 2. Once again, big thank you to everyone on there, as well as all the artists I featured and got in touch with in 2011, without forgetting all the fellow music lovers I met along the way and those who have supported me from day 1. Your love and support are much appreciated and I am very grateful for you.
“New Year”, Shade Cobain
“All Games” feat Word Chemist (prod by Shade Cobain), Shinobi Stalin (exclusive)
“Flood Watch”, AMiAM
“Exhibit K”, Kap Kallous
“Retroactive” (prod by Shamalex), L.I.F.E. Long (exclusive)
“Our Dilema” (prod by Young Fury), Pugs Atomz
“Feel”, Phenzwaan – “Now & Forever”
“Trinkets and Shit” (Anniversary mix), Starchild
“The Sound” (prod by Shade Cobain), Varsity Squad (Jon Quest & Beedie) – “New School Boom Bap” (coming February)
“THE WORLD IS YOURS” (prod by BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble), DiViNe SeVeN
“Raw Beauty”, Evil Needle
“Skipping Through Leaves”, Fathom 9
“This Is For You”, Eric Lau
“The Fader”, Martin Parks
“Twinkle”, the A.M. (ArinMaya x Blackdaylight)
“Sail Away” (prod Marc Mac), Dezaray Dawn – “Deep” EP
“Ce soir” feat Aldrick, JLS Musique – “DES MOTS [dé] NOTENT”
“Weightless” (Spinnerty Remix), Nadia Alfadel
“Would you let me” (prod by Spudd Brown & Mahewa Wazuri), Maleiva Kem – “Scraps: Meet & Part Company”
“Yenki Vou (Only You)”, Meemee Nelzy – “Kréyòl Seasoning”
“Something About You”, Stevy Mahy – “The Beautiful Side of a Kreyol Folk Trip”
“Hills”, Greg Spero – “Acoustic”
“Key Of Life”, The Ones (Yaw & Khari Lemuel) – “Community Service” (coming soon)
P.S. A huge thank you to Alvin Black III aka alvinthethird for my beautiful logo! Check out his art, mixes and more on his website.
You can listen to The Wonderful Year of Carminelitta Vol. 2 on Mixcloud or on the link below. Please don’t hesitate to spread the word, it’s all about sharing!