2015 Musical Gems

Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 19.47.432015 was a serious year for music. Music makers were on point, stepped up their game, and expressed innovative breakthrough’s in the art of making musical gems to last through the ages. Talented women producers are FINALLY making a true mark on the global music scene. And music videos are at an all time creative high. Here is my list of my top tracks of 2015 in no particular order .

 

Empress Of – How Do You Do It

Me – Terrible Records

This girl blew my mind in 2015. She is 23 years old, and just PRODUCED a great fucking, left of centre, pop album. She is also an excellent lyricist.

 

Branko – Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison)

Atlas – Enchufada

I’ve been following Buraka Som Sistema since the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007 when Mike Stellar from RBMA Portugal handed me the stellar documentary Lusofonia, a (R)Evolução.. which delved into the Luso Portuguese music scene.  This documentary had a big impact on me then…And now in 2015, Branko, one of the main producers of BSS dropped his first solo album. Eventually is pure bliss. Obrigada.

 

Ben Khan –  Blade (Tidal Wave Of Love)

Demo on soundcloud! 

How is it possible that this song sounds so good? It’s a demo that was released on sound cloud. This track fucking kills it. Excellent production, killer sexy-ass guitar, driving percussion, and Ben’s reverbed voice is like the nectar of the gods. This song makes me feel like I’m a character in the 1982 Blade film. Watch for Ben in 2016.

 

 

LA Priest – Oino

Inji – Domino Record Co. 

I just love this guy and this star wars style video. Yes yes & yes. Production is simple, yet perfect. Vocals are absolutely edible.

 

domino record co.

Electric Wire Hustle – Brother Sun feat. Kimbra 

Aeons – Bastard Jazz Records & Loop Recordings  

This song feels like waking up on a sunny triumphant morning after surviving the dark night of the soul. Words cannot fully express how much I love this piece of musical art.

Kelela – Rewind

produced by Kingdom + Nugget + Kelela. Additional production by Girl Unit + Obey City

Hallucinogen – Warp Records / Cherry Coffee Floating Points – Nespole

You can’t deny that this song just gets your body moving. Beautiful.

 

Floating Points – Nespole 

Elaenia – Pluto, Luka Bop, Inertia, Beatink Foxtrott – Driven

This video and song are just too powerful for words. Thank you Sam Shepherd for being such a visionary artist,  the modern day Bo Hansson, & so much more.

Foxtrott – Driven 

A taller Us – One Little Indian 

MTL’s Foxtrott kills it with her debut record. This video was directed by Montreal’s own ( & meu amigo!!! )  Kevin Calero. So good. Yes Canada!

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/128171814″>FOXTROTT – Driven [Official Music Video]</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/kevincalero”>Kevin Calero</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Tei Shi – See Me

Verde Ep – Mermaid Avenue, Double Denim, Caroline

This video is amazing. Great song too.

 

Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable 

Warner Brothers / Blood  

Dang girl, this song is so damn good. How can you be so sexy? What a voice, what a video…enough said.

 

 

 

Jazmine Sullivan -Dumb ft. Meek Mill

Reality Show – RCA Records

Just shut up and jam out to this. You know you want to.

 

Jamie xx – Gosh

In Colour – Young Turks

F*&K yeah Jamie XX. One of my favourite producers kills it one more time in 2015.

Tame Impala – Let it Happen Modular Recordings

Too good for words.

 

fka twigs – glass & patron

M3LL155X ep – Young Turks

 

Like many of you, I’ve been mesmerised my this visionary artist for some time now. I love how experimental both the music and the visual are for this track …It’s like some kind of dark musical theatre vogue session done in a contemporary UK style. I don’t like everything she does musically but visually, and artistically, i think she is a modern day art genius.

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

This is my favourite pop song of the year. Abel channels Michael Jackson perfectly and the bass just makes me mental. Definitely my #1 guilty pleasure of the year. Yes Canada.

Drake – Hotline Bling

This is my #2 guilty pleasure of 2015. And the video is pretty fun.  It just makes the people happy. Yes Canada.

Pacific Shore – Stellar

No Distance Between Us – Cosmonostro

This is my favourite track that I released in 2015. Big big love for my Pacific Shore Family and stay tuned for our new EP coming in 2016!

 

 

Happy New Year to my musical family! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

 

 

My Top Tracks of 2014

2014 was an INCREDIBLE year for new music. Here are my top picks of the last year.

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CARIBOU – CAN’T DO WITHOUT YOU

Caribou is one of my favourite fellow Canadian music makers, and ‘Can’t Do Without You’ is a timeless, future classic, and mind blowing song.

 

LITTLE DRAGON – KILLING ME

Little Dragon has been one of my all time favourite band’s ever since dropping their debut self title LP in 2007. I eagerly await every one of their new releases, so it’s no surprise that Nabuma Rubberband was easily my most anticipated record of the year. As per usual, LD kills it with a handful of ‘anthemic’ gems, including Klapp Klapp, Uderbart, and Pretty Girls, …but Killing Me still hits me the hardest.

JUNGLE – TIME
 2014 was Jungle’s year. They erupted like a mythical volcano which seemingly came out of thin air. This band’s killer sound and rising status as one of the most interesting bands of the year puts me in awe. These guys have genius videos, and a fantastic sound that only brings joy to those who take the time to be seduced by  their carefully crafted music.

TĀLĀ – ALCHEMY

 T nestled her way deep into my heart this year. For me, she is the most inspiring and exciting fellow female producer/singer to come up this year. It’s very exciting to see a woman getting into some serious production, and start receiving all kind of love for her hard work. Her dark, yet uplifting, UK bass heavy electronic antics are right up my alley. The video is absolutely stunning too!
GLASS ANIMALS – HAZEY
Glass Animals is one of my new favourite bands. This song is like home made chocolate mint truffles melting in your mouth. GA, you are fucking loco, and I love it.
ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE – BOTTOM LINE ( FLAKO REMIX )
This song makes me want to sing and dance from the mountain tops. Mara TK’s voice is pure buttery goodness, and Flako’s production is stellar.

 

 

JAMIE XX – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF RAVING 
To my extreme delight, one of my favourite producers, Jamie XX dropped this nostalgic, dance heavy UK anthem in June. This track makes me lose my shit.
TEI SHI – BASSICALLY
When I first heard Tei Shi’s music I didn’t give it a second listen, BUT then she dropped this gem, which I think is GENIUS. Listen to this LOUD and get ready to exorcise your dancing demons. Looking forward to hearing more music from this rising songstress in the future.

 

JAZMINE SULLIVAN – DUMB ( FEAT. MEEK MILL )
Dumb is my top R&B/Hip Hop track of the year. On this ‘infidelity avenged’ anthem, Jazmine’s voice shines on top of a seriously neck breaking beat.
 IBEYI – OYA  
Discovering these two lovely French/Cuban twins was ever so refreshing. Their unique brand of ‘doom soul’ makes me feel like going into the forest to conduct a spiritual ceremony and connect with pacha mama’s true essence.
KAYTRANADA FEAT. SHAY LIA – LEAVE ME ALONE 
 I closely follow the work of my fellow Montrealer, Kaytranada.  I LOVE to see talented and genuine people finding success in this crazy music industry. I’m proud and thrilled to see his well deserved international success over the recent years. Leave Me Alone is one heavy 2014 DANCE anthem.
SZA – JULIA 
SZA destroys it with her throw back 80’s style and beautiful voice. Julia makes me want to dance in an empty farm barn while wearing a pink ballet Tutu.
 GIDGE – NORRLAND
This track is like hiking through a magical Swedish forest at sun rise with your loved ones.
FATIMA – DO BETTER ( PROD. BY FLAKO ) 
I’ve been following Fatima’s career since she attended RBMA a year after yours truly. Her voice shimmers  beautifully on top of Flako’s gorgeous production.
LIL SILVA FEAT. BANKS  – DON’T YOU LOVE 
I discovered this amazing UK producer through Banks. Now he’s definitely up on my top list of producers to watch for. This track is SICK! Beautiful isn’t strong enough a word to describe it.

 

 

 

OYINDA – WHAT STILL REMAINS
This track is like watching a butterfly drink the sweetest nectar from an orchid on a sunny morning.

 

 

 

 

MAHAUT MONDINO – THE GREAT ELEMENTS 
This is a left of centre song, but once it gets inside your bones, you can’t get enough. The chorus is so damn empowering it makes me feel like I can do anything. The video is amazingly simple yet completely fascinating and was produced by Mahaut’s father, Jean-Baptiste Mondino,  a celebrated photographer and videographer.
 
BANKS – GODDESS ( PROD. BY LIL SILVA )
LIL SILVA’s production on this track makes me lose my mind. I love this LA woman and her empowering lyrics. Hell yes, nobody should be fucking with a goddess!
FKA TWIGS – 2 WEEKS 
My fascination with FKA Twigs originated not from her music but  from her visual aesthetic. She is truly an inspiring artist with a beautiful voice, incredible dance moves,  and a passionate drive to create art . I kind of skip over most of her songs, but when 2 weeks dropped, so did my jaw. I was blown away by the video and by the creamy goodness of this song. The lyrics are a little too WEEKND for my liking, but the complete package still stands out as genius.
PACIFIC SHORE feat. SARAH LINHARES – STREET CONFUSION 
And finally, please allow me to share my favourite release of 2014 that I created with my greatly talented French friends PACIFIC SHORE. I’m proud of this record and am ever so grateful to share it with you. We have another EP on the horizon which will drop in 2015. WATCH FOR IT.
Also check our short film / music video we produced on the mighty Madeira Island.

 

HAPPY 2015!!! ONE LOVE !!!

Sarah’s Top Tracks of 2011

2011 was a FANTASTIC year for music. There was so much incredible stuff to listen to and be inspired by this year.

Here’s my list of  top tracks of 2011 with an honorable mention section strictly for Montrealers.

TOP ALBUM OF 2011 : SBTRKT / Never Never / Wildfire / Pharoas

SBTRKT is definitely my TOP record of 2011. Simply because 3 of my favorite songs of the entire year are on it, and also because this record does exactly what I want to do…creates unique and fresh variations of soulful dance-floor ready electronic music that has crossover Pop appeal. The vocal hooks are ULTRA catchy, the beats are SICK, and there is an incredible roster of vocalists and songwriters who collaborated to make this record a masterpiece. 

Never Never feat. Sampha

Wildfire feat. Yukimi Nagano

Pharoahs feat. Roses Gabor


LITTLE DRAGON – RITUAL UNION / Precious

Little Dragon is one of my favorite bands, and their third record, Ritual Union, was another one of my top picks this year. Four songs on the record stand out most, especially Precious and Please Turn.

Canada’s SEXIEST Album of 2011 : THE WEEKND – HOUSE OF BALOONS / What You Need

The Weeknd is a phenomenon that I cannot help but admire. These guys figured out a magical yet seemingly effortless marketing / promo plan that people can only wish they had invented themselves. It encompasses brilliant packaging,  an interesting front man persona, major outreach, and a suspenseful building of their brand along with some great songs. Is this an instance of being at the right place at the right time? The world was indeed ready to consume their damn SEXY music (which combines some elements of great futuristic R&B and epic sounding indie rock ) at the exact moment Drake twittered about them. The first mixtape, House of Baloons, gets the award for Canada’s SEXIEST record of 2011. The first time I heard , ‘What you need ‘ I melted within seconds. Seriously, this song drives me CRAZY. A couple other tracks off the record also make me happy BUT only a couple. I downloaded the second mix tape, Thursday, and found myself bored and so I haven’t even bothered with the third one yet!  Also, his free use of the N-word turned me off BIG time. It just comes across as simplistic and careless songwriting. I do however LOVE the first official video that they put out this year for the track The Knowing.

JAMIE XX / Far Nearer

Apparently Steel Pan playing & dope UK beats makes me go mental. Seriously, this song makes me very happy.

BEST Dance Floor Soul Track of  2011 : OMAR & ZED BIAS / Dancing

Dancing has got to be my FAVORITE dance track of 2011. Omar’s collaboration with UK’s dance- floor beat master Zed Bias last year on the epic song ‘Special’ was on of my faves for 2010. I have been an Omar fan for awhile now so everything he does I eagerly consume.  You simply cannot sit down for this one. I mean it’s literally impossible. Again, the mighty combination of Steel Pan & UK dance music = WINNER!

JAMIE WOON / Lady Luck ( HUDSON MOHAWKE’ SCHMINK-WOLF RE-FIX )

How I love Jamie Woon! Since the first moment I saw / heard him doing his thing live with his loop pedal on the track Ghosts I have been eagerly awaiting anything that he produces. This year I was thrilled to hear his song, Lady Luck. And particularly Hudson Mohawke’s killer remix! DAMN! This track is next level.

RADIOHEAD / Lotus Flower

Anyone who is a Radiohead fan is usually a Radiohead fantatic. Am I right? You’re either a fan or not. I have been a fan since the very beginning. These guys continue to amaze me in some way each time they release a record. Thom Yorke’s voice touches my heart in a special way that few vocalists can. It’s so vulnerable, raw, soulful, and absolutely beautiful.  The first moment I heard this song I fell in love, deeply in love. The lyrics, the music, the vocals, the incredibly brave and original music video for it all put this track HIGH up on my favorite list.

AFRICA HI TECH / Don’t Fight It / Cyclical Sun / 93 Million Miles / Out in The Streets

This unique and left field electronic record made me lose my mind the first time I heard it. The collaborative talents of Steve Spacek & Mark Pritchard make for a winning combination. I have many favorite tracks off the album. I was very pleased to meet the guys after their show in Montreal in Nov. They are absolutely LOVELY to chat with, which makes supporting their music and their project even more worthwhile for me.

Don’t Fight It

Here’s my vocal cut over Cyclical Sun that I recorded this year.

Cyclical Sun feat. Sarah Linhares

SOSA / Exit Wounds

There is beauty to be found in this track’s simplicity. One can’t help but sing along and rock out to this one.

JACQUES GREENE / Another Girl

This song put Montreal on the map in a serious way in 2011. This track will take you away. Be prepared to fall in love.

ZAKI IBRAHIM & DJ CATALIST / Something In The Water

I am a big fan of Catalist’s production and Zaki’s earlier work was also interesting,  but this song took me over the edge. This is one incredible song. I have no doubt that this duo will be representing Canada on the international music map in 2012! Give it up for some SERIOUS Canadian talent!

MUHSINAH / One

This lady is DAMN talented. When I met her at RBMA in 2007 she was somewhat more advanced in her musical prowess / career than most of us participants and one could not help but admire her skills. Since then, she just continues to constantly evolve and carve out her place in the American music industry. ( Not an easy feat! ) She composes and produces her own music, plays a magical piano, and has a gorgeous voice which equals = Winning combination!  She released a free double EP this year which was  interesting. She seems to be attempting to gain her footing in the mainstream music industry by writing / singing songs that swerves between Rihanna-esque soulful pop music and Indie Rock attempting to appeal to…everyone?  Even though most of the songs on the EP are not my thing, I cannot help but admire her songwriting skills and her determination to make it. I do however LOVE the track ‘One’. She is one to watch for in 2012!

BOOGAT – PURA VIDA EP / Montrealesa

Boogat is one smart man. Making Montreal’s own version of Cumbia music at the height of an amazing International resurgence of interest in Mexico and Columbia’s traditional sounds is a damn good move. Not only is the timing right but this is a smokin’ HOT track. I was pleasantly surprised to hear this song when I downloaded the EP, not only because it was great ( Boogat is a wonderful MC ) but because Boogat actually sings the chorus which is catchy and sounds GOOD. I have this one on my Winter Zumba playlist for all 6 of my Zumba classes that I teach each week. Let me tell you…the ladies and yours truly love dancing to this one!

JAMES BLAKE / Wilhelm Scream 

Oh James! How can you not love him? His voice is simple but beautiful and ever since we all saw / heard him cover Feist, we knew he was destined for something great. His track Wilhelm Scream can only be described by one word repeated over and over again….BEAUTIFUL, beautiful, beautiful.

DJ JAZZY JEFF & AYAH / Back For More

I’ve been following this talented Toronto singer for a couple years now. She’s always making the right moves, especially by teaming up with the one and only Jazzy Jeff. Although I had heard this track last year ( or at least a snippet of it ) when it officially came out for FREE download this year I was very happy. This is one damn good track!

BUG / Mechanical Soul

The UK’s Bug makes SICK beats and this song is just killer! I’m really looking forward to releasing Relative Volocities, a track that we wrote in collaboration this year and will drop in 2012. Keep watch for it!

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE / No Light No Light

This is an absolutely stunning song.The lyrics blow my mind. EPIC!

BEYONCE / End Of Time

I just discovered this song but can’t seem to forget it so it must be love!

JILL SCOTT / So In Love With You feat. ANTHONY HAMILTON

This song just makes me feel good. It’s pretty simple and formulaic BUT I guess when it’s good, it’s good, right? And hot damn… Jill Scott has discovered her inner sexy like never before. She’s never come across so confident and sexy. She is making women all over the world PROUD.

HONORABLE MENTIONS : MONTREAL’s OWN TOP TRACKS of 2011

KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE feat. Bembe Segue – MOONSTARR Broken Mix / Mystery of The Ages

I love everything Moonstarr does! Not only is he family ( and the executive producer of my record )  but he’s also one my favorite producers ever. More MOON in 2012 please!

SIBIAN & FAUN – I’m Sorry

S&F have just started making some noise this year in town and internationally as well. Xavier ( one half of the duo ) was Montreal’s RBMA participant in Madrid this year. These boys are young and eager and will definitely be working their way into your headphones in 2012. Here’s on of their best future R&B tracks!

TOBOGGAN / City Glaciers Reprise

 Toboggan is an amazing and relatively unknown Montreal beat producer / genius.  His stuff is BAD ASS! Download his album for FREE on Bandcamp! And watch for him in 2012!


SHE’S GOT A HABIT / INCUBATOR RUB / Blind Spots

Blind Spots was my favorite track off of SGAH’s debut EP last year. When I heard The Incubator’s remix I was happy all over again. He did a great job of remixing a song that was already amazing.  Here’s hoping we’ll hear some new material from The Incubator and from She’s Got A Habit in 2012.

SIKH KNOWLEDGE feat. UNESS / Buggin’ Out Remix

There’s not much to say here except that this is a damn good collaboration between two Montreal mega talents!

METAZON / Swing It In

I have big love for Metazon. I had the absolute pleasure of working very intimately with them on their 2011 album release of World Class Buffet.  I sang on one of the tracks, Looking Back, and perform live with them any chance they get to do a show.

JENN MIERAU / Hush

Jenn is an extremely talented Montrealer. She has MAD skills! Anyone who has seen her live knows this well.  She plays beats live on her MPC, loops her own beatboxing and vocals along with playing keys with incredible skill, while singing in an absolutely lovely voice. Watch out for her in 2012. She is coming out!

KRYSTALE / Caught Up (Kaytradamus Remix feat. Louie P. Celestic

Krystale is a young and absolutely lovely Montreal singer and songwriter. Her voice is beautiful! She produced her own EP this year. I look forward to hearing her continue to develop as an artist and master her songwriting style with time and experience. I think if she plays her cards right she’ll successfully carve out a niche of devout fans.

 SIMAHLAK / Spin the Globe – Jorm and Rabbit in Nairobi

Sim is a mysterious man who prefers to lay low and work his heart out in the shadows. He is always up to something interesting and comes out with these mega masterful tracks that get outreach that most Montrealers can only dream of. How does he do it over and over again? MAD RESPECT for this one Sim!

WAYNE TENNANT /Mercyless  ( FRED EVERYTHING / ATJAZZ Vocal Mix )  

Wayne is family and an amazing Montreal singer. We’ve shared incredible musical experiences, especially while working together on the Soltribe album in Venezuela in 2005. I’m so happy to see him exploding all over the internet and throughout the House music scene worldwide. Since I met him and heard his vocal style I knew he was destined to make House music. It’s an inevitable marriage that I’ve been thrilled to witness in 2011. For all you House lovers who don’t know… meet Wayne and watch for him 2012!

ANGO / Better For You

Beautiful! Looking forward to hearing more. Go Ango go!

LUNICE / Glow

Lunice makes dope beats. I do like this video too.

SARAH MK / Think Dat

Sarah is working her butt off trying to push Montreal’s Jazz / Hip Hop fusion community to the next level. This perhaps began with her time in the Kalmunity Vibe Collective. She has succeeded thus far by producing her debut solo Ep. She is determined, motivated, and positive every step of the way. I look forward to her developing as an artist and think her skills as a songwriter can only improve with time. Big up Jordan Peters for his production on this one!

My Greatest Music Achievement of 2011 : SARAH LINHARES – MESSAGES FROM THE FUTURE

This has been an incredible year for me and music. I finally released my debut full length record! After years of preparation and life getting in the way, I burst on the scene like a motivated Queen. Since the record release mid October I have had incredible support, great press and reviews, and an overwhelmingly positive response from so many people WORLDWIDE. For this I am so grateful.

From the bottom of my heart I wish you all an incredible NEW YEAR full of love, success, joy, health, and lots and lots of good music! THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!

Sarah xx

http://www.sarahlinhares.com/

Here’s my DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO for ‘Only Human’  from the record. Help me reach 1 million views! 😉

PS. A Massive big up to all the INCREDIBLY talented collaborators on the record who make this a monumental success for me!

PTR, MOONSTARR, KENLO, SIKH KNOWLEDGE, CAMPLAIX, THINK TWICE, AKLIMATIZE, DAVID RYSHPAN, WAYNE TENNANT, MARK HAYNES, ANTHONY PAGEOT, NANTALI, ANEL, GENE PENDON, MANO

Only Human Music Video and things…

It’s been a minute once again since I’ve written. Time flies by and the last couple months have been happening so quickly. I just wanted to take a moment and share some updates.

We had an amazing MFTF album launch party in Montreal on October 6th at Le Belmont. Thanks again to all those that helped, participated, attended, and supported us that night! It was a great success and I couldn’t have done it without all of you! xo

If you missed it don’t worry. I am currently planning shows in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal so more details will soon come!

Also, I’m thrilled so say that the album is finally available online as of Oct. 11, 2011. You can message me if you want to support by buying a physical CD signed or you can grab a copy from iTUNES or Public Transit Recordings website.

We have been getting some incredible feedback about the record from all over the world and I’ve had the pleasure of some great interviews and reviews. I’ll post all that info ASAP!

One of the most exciting things that has happened during the process of preparing to launch the album is shooting my VERY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO EVER for Only Human! This song is one of my favorites on the record and was produced by Moonstarr.

Honestly, this was one of the most amazing things that I’ve done for my music career thus far. Simply because I’ve wanted to make a music video for my own song FOREVER….at least since I was a kid watching Much Music every day after school. I always thought to myself ‘one day Sarah you’re gonna have your own video too.’ Well…that day is fast approaching. The video is being edited as we speak.

OH SHOOT! We shot until 2am in this perfect little Mile End studio on a cold windy night a week or so ago. I give thanks to the amazing team that worked on it with me. To Lisa Sim from Sim Minerals for doing my makeup, Gene Pendon for his essential help and art direction, and Brian Armstrong, the videographer and director of the video. Watch for it!

Here are a couple shots from the shoot.



My evening with Cesaria Evora

This evening I stumbled upon a very special interview piece that I produced in 2007 while I was co-hosting World Skip The Beat on CKUT Radio in Montreal. Tonight I am pleased to share this outstanding memory with you.

I was blessed to have my first EVER interview as a radio journalist with the one and only Cesaria Evora.

I will never forget that evening. I was very nervous when I arrived at her hotel for the interview. Her first question to me was, “Is this your first time?’ I sighed, smiled, and replied ” Sim Senora”. She simply and sweetly said, “There’s always a first for everything.” That’s when I started to relax. After interviewing her, I told Cesaria that my mother was a huge fan and that she wanted to say Ola and thank you for the beautiful music. She told me to send my mother a hug and gave her two tickets for the show in Ottawa the next night!

THEN, I was given two front row seats at Place Des Arts to see the show (by José, her Portuguese tour manager) AND after the show was taken backstage to meet the 10 piece band, say hello to Cesaria again, and have a glass of wine with the entire crew! It was a magical night to say the least.

 

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Below is my signed copy of the album…hehe!

 

 

 

My lighter goes Flic Flic…

This past Saturday I had an amazing time playing Ganeesha (a mysterious Princess Leia-esk character ) in the Lighter’s International crew’s Flic Flic video shoot.

The track, Flic Flic, was produced by the Incubator and Sikh Knowledge, whose vocals are also featured alongside Shogun, and Humble The Poet.

The shoot was a blast! The concept of the video is really interesting and the footage that I saw looked amazing. The film crew was really professional and I absolutely cannot wait to see the final product.

Check their sick track and watch for the video. Gonna be smokin’ hot! Should be coming out in April 2011.

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Digital Love on Cosmopolyphonic compilation JAPAN!!!

I am SO excited to be releasing Digital Love on Japan’s Cosmopolyphonic compilation on ArtUnion October 27th, 2010.

Digital Love is a collaboration with Japan’s mfp (mindful peace). I had the immense pleasure of getting to know Masaki while he was briefly living in Montreal earlier this year. We jammed out together one night  at a sick beat making session with some of Montreal’s finest beat producers.

I listened to mfp’s beats and was instantly inspired when I heard the instrumental version of Digital Love for the first time. I immediately started writing lyrics and vocals to it. I rushed home to the studio and started banging out the vocals. I recorded, arranged, and MIXED my voice too. This is officially the first track’s vocals that I have ever mixed…There’s got to be a first for everything, right? Haha!

This compilation is an offshoot of the Tokyo based online Cosmopolyphonic radio show that has been delighting listeners ears for the last couple years with some serious bass heavy and soulful beats and cosmic hip hop from Japan and abroad. I was originally introduced to this radio show a couple years ago by my fellow RBMA 2007 mate  Kez YM who was then involved in producing the shows.

I’m pleased to be a part of the stellar roster of talent bringing some fresh future soul, funk, and heavy cosmic hip hop beats to the album. Contributors include, Onra, TOKiMONSTA, SUPER SMOKY SOUL, RLP & Kez YM, Pursuit Grooves, and Kay Suzuki!!!

Click HERE to listen to the compilation teaser.

Sarah Linhares’ Messages From The Future EP

I am so pleased to say that my first ever solo release is now out in the world on Public Transit Recordings. It took a little longer than I had hoped ( what creative project doesn’t take longer than previously anticipated, right? ) but finally it’s out there for yall to enjoy!  Major thanks go out to Kevin Moon ( Moonstarr ) for helping in such a massive way and to Mano from PTR. ( I seriously couldn’t have done this without you guy! )Big shout outs to Moonstarr , Aklimatize, Camplaix for your musical and production artistry. I love working with you guys! Big respect to Gene Pendon for producing the most beautiful cover art I could have hoped for! And last but certainly not least, big shouts to Tag Team for their design magic.

Check for Messages From The Future full length Fall 2009. Just wait till you see the full album art! I’ll keep you posted!

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