Shuffle Aces: Joelistics and You Am I – Say I’m Good
One of my favourite things in the musical world is collaborations between artists – I did a list of some of my favourites a while back that you can find here – and this collaboration between Joelistics and You Am I (a long time favourite act) on Say I’m Good is a real cracker. When rappers and hip-hop artists have live backing bands I think it really adds to the track as you get that great emotional interplay between the band and the lyrics. Of course on a track like this you’re getting an excellent relentless riff that the band really gets into.
The clip also shows Adalita (of Magic Dirt fame) guesting as the vocalist on Jewels And Bullets and it’s another rousing rendition, but it’s the Joelistics performance that really grabs me.
You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – although sadly not including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.
Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.