This was never intended to be released as a single – it was released initially on 1976’s Silk Degrees, but proved so popular that the label decided to release a single as well.
One of the seminal DMZ tracks, this 2006 track goes for silly amounts on discogs. Loefah actually released all his DMZ tracks on Bandcamp recently though.
The perfect house bop!
Rightly regarded as a classic, this song was released in 1994 on Strictly Rhythm.
Very commercial, very catchy, very fun. This one came out in 2007 and was top of the UK singles chart for a few weeks.
A special kind of cosmic grandeur which only a select few jazz musicians can pull off.
Released in 1970 on Ptah, The El Daoud, featuring Pharoah Sanders on flute.
Originally a blues song about the Mississippi flood, released in 1929 by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, the Led Zeppelin version takes the ball and runs with it, creating something demonstrably more ambitious.
Their version came out in 1971 on Led Zeppelin IV, and it’s truly stupendous. Those drums…
A solid jungle banger from the now sadly departed Marcus Intalex. The use of space here is a testament to his own production abilities – and the power of jungle…
This one was released in 1994 on Flex records. Such amazing melodies, and a wicked bassline!
A slightly bitter one, this song is about people who are happy with just doing nothing and having dull lives.
Can’t say I particularly agree – if someone loves reality TV and pot noodle then that’s their cross to bear. However, Kurt Cobain always struggled to find meaning for himself, with tragic consequences.
The track was released on In Utero in 1993.
There are a few excellent takes of this truly lovely song – I picked this one because I have a softness for jazz guitar sometimes…
This wonderful rendition was released in 2007 on The Soft Side Of Jazz.
A real slow jam, in classic Stevie Wonder style.
This one came out in 1976 on the exquisite Songs In The Key Of Life.