Music Nouse Playlist Muse Uncategorised

The Playlist: Neo Soul and Nu Jazz

Rory Foster presents two playlists in one: Neo Soul and Nu-Jazz

Archive This article is from our archive and might not display correctly. Download PDF
This week's playlist lures you in with scented candles and incense before bashing you off the cliff of complex melodies and three-minute piano solos: yes of course, it's a joint Neo Soul/Nu-Jazz playlist. They both have pretty silly names, and are equally vague in what it does or does not count within their boundaries; thus it seemed only natural to blend them together into one indistinguishable soupy mess.

Neo Soul as a genre was coined around the 90s during RnB's rising popularity in the charts, and stood for the stuff that had more of its sound dipped in Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel. Nu-Jazz on the other hand holds Electronic music's influence closer to its heart, blending synthesized influences and traditional Jazz instrumentation with more popularized song structures.

Try to figure out which songs belong to which genre. I would give you some clues, but I barely know myself. Enjoy!

http://open.spotify.com/user/1121052894/playlist/4TDq1SCLAyfHU3GOde1tJw

Erykah Badu - Kiss me on my Neck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aozycLq5kw8

Omar - The Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akZOy9t6GZQ

Dwele - I'm Cheatin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXeXT6FGEls

Shigeto - Huron River Drive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbbqRcxevdc

Amy Winehouse - What is it About Men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AWf9dHZVM

Haitus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYfCBdBeWYQ

Raphael Saadiq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-7RutyuSTI

Bonobo - Animals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27H07L01bnA

Floating Points Ensemble - Post Suite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDc4VWiQMrE

Flying Lotus - Tea Leaf Dancers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnWy5qgdUqE

The Cinematic Orchestra - Burn Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlCDmlUNJv0

Jaga Jazzist - For All You Happy People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RVMIh6qIvM

Yesterday's New Quintet - Uno Esta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkbZ8YCEzVE

Dwele & J Dilla - Dime Piece (Remix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mv5RaPP4D0

Mr. Scruff - Midnight Feast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u5uTjXQYfU

Portico Quartet - Ruins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQH0GPL33uc

Hidden Orchestra - Seven Hunters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIsw5rtWjk

D'Angelo - Africa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF_EQxQftWU

Anthony Hamilton - Charlene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmxh7H8vok

Bilal - Sometimes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QupZbIQkQ0

Badbadnotgood - Fall in Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZyRtN4aoM

You Might Also Like...

Leave a comment

Your name from your Google account will be published alongside the comment, and your name, email address and IP address will be stored in our database to help us combat spam. Comments from outside the university require moderator approval to reduce spam, but Nouse accepts no responsibility for reviewing content comments on our site

Disclaimer: this page is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.