Sometimes kicking back is absolutely the right thing to do… Perhaps you’re in the middle of a particularly stressful life moment – or maybe you’re badly in need of some time out from a decidedly knotty Rubik’s cube of a problem currently getting the better of you. Maybe you want to chill out just because (and: why not..?) Whatever your story, here are four classic … Continue reading 4 Retro UK Gospel Vibes to Mellow You Out
Even more good UK gospel music for you to check out as the year draws to a close. For the final weeks of 2013 Street music continues to represent strongly, more great singer/songwriter tunes come to the fore and House, RnB and Pop music hybrids are also in the mix. Plus: Afrobeat comes into its own. Let’s get to it: Name: Distinct (follow on Twitter: WeAreDistinct) … Continue reading The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – November 2013
The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – October 2013
I won’t lie. I could blame a whole host of things for not posting an ‘Essential Tracklist’ in a while, but the truth is that I haven’t found much to excite me in 2013.
Some good stuff has come out this year but nothing grabbed me by the scruff of my neck, demanded my attention, forced me to drop everything I’m doing and get excited about UK Gospel music again.
If I subscribed to conspiracy theories, my take would be that a whole bunch of UK artists decided to leave a whole lot of us UK gospel music fans waiting until the final third of the year before bringing it.
…And bring it they have. Even more exciting is the fact that – in addition to the (pretty much inevitable) stream of Street music that continues to bring a spark to the scene, there’s some intensely delicious Soul, RnB and Singer/Songwriter stuff surfacing.
Anyway here is, in no particular order, some of the music that’s getting me majorly excited at the moment Continue reading “The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – October 2013”
Happy New Year! First ‘Essential’ post of 2012. Sorry it took so long.
The short version: through the ‘Essential UK Gospel Tracklist’ series I’ll point you in the direction of UK gospel tracks I think are worth further exploration. Read the full background here.
In the meantime, the music for 2012 is looking rather good. Here – in no particular order – are a few you definitely need to check out.
It’ll be pretty obvious to anyone who cares to look that we’re in the middle of an amazing run of great new music in the UK at the moment
And that’s helped in no small part both by the mixtape culture of giving away free music, and the seemingly dwindling resistance to Christian artists writing songs to mainstream instrumental tracks. Continue reading “The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – June 2011”
The UKGospel.com Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – March 2011
2011: third month in, and things have been off to a cracking start right here in the UK.
I can barely keep up with the pace of new music announcements. Under many other circumstances, that could be a bad thing. In this case, it’s the rather delicious, delightful opposite.
If you’re after up-to-the-second news updates, links and reports then you have to follow me on Twitter.
That’s where I publish all the hot news as soon as I get it – long before it makes the main site or this blog (that is if it even ever gets here…)
On With the Music
Anyway, main reason for writing this: I’m putting – in one place – some of the serious musical stuff that you need to be checking out. I’ll be updating this post a lot so check back often.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in Continue reading “Music update – ‘The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist’”