Read My Lips – LJ Looper Remix

Last year Afrobeat superstars Lamboginny and Olamide released the laid back track 'Read My Lips' - a track hot in dance halls across London, racking up thousands of views on Youtube. Fast forward to 2018 when super hot DJ/Producer LJ Looper (creator of Apocalypse as featured on BBC 1Xtra) got his hands on the track - … Continue reading Read My Lips – LJ Looper Remix

Toto Bona Lokua Return with New Album Bondeko

Here at Musicvein we love nothing more than to get a tasty treat in the inbox, and this weeks morsel of ear candy comes from a trio better known as Toto Bona Lokua. The trio, who are French-Creole Gerald Toto, Cameroon's Richard Bona and from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lokua Kanza, first released their debut album … Continue reading Toto Bona Lokua Return with New Album Bondeko

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 2 Days to Go!

At some point in their career, every singer releases a Christmas album. Some albums completely suck, it gets tiresome hearing the same old song done in a different way, but I have to say Christina Aguilera did a pretty decent job with her album, 'My Kind of Christmas' released in 2000. A mix of originals … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 2 Days to Go!

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 3 Days to Go!

Earlier this week, I featured Mario Biondi's version of Chris Rea's hit 'Driving Home For Christmas'. Not everyone can mess with an original song and get it right but Chris Brown - although he didn't strictly mess with it too much - did a pretty grand job with Donny Hathaway's 'This Christmas'. So with 3 … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 3 Days to Go!

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 4 Days to Go!

In 1994 Walthamstow bad boys East 17 released 'Stay Another Day' a song from their 2nd album 'Steam'. The song reached the UK Number 1 spot for Christmas and remained there for 5 weeks. Although it wasn't a song has no Christmas reference - it was actually about the main songwriter's brother who took his … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 4 Days to Go!

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 5 Days to Go!

Is it even Christmas if you don't hear a Michael Buble song? In years gone by Cliff Richard ruled the roost with his Mistletoe and Wine song.  Dredged up every Christmas, the song was as off-putting as overdone sprouts, but since the arrival of Michael Buble with revamped songs, zesty swing and Clarke Gable charm … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 5 Days to Go!

Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 6 Days to Go!

There's one song that really brings home those warm and festive feelings - Chris Rea's 'Driving Home for Christmas'. Never failing to make me smile, it was always on my Christmas playlist - that was until a few years ago when Mario Biondi came on the scene and did his own version of the song, … Continue reading Musicvein Christmas Countdown: 6 Days to Go!