Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sam Sparro

Sam Sparro is an electro-funk music producer from Australia.  He is signed to the British Island Records, and is also a child actor.  Gospel-trained vocals and multi-instrumental, his songs are danceable,  state-of-the-art productions.  His sound is said to compare with that of Prince, Jamiroquai, and the Gap Band.

In 2002, while working in a coffee shop, he wrote his hit single "Black and Gold".  His songs feature disco influences, and like most of the songs I post here, feature soothing melodic phrasing and a subtle use of vocal harmonies, with a modern rhythm and blues styling.   I guess that's my style.
 
He released a six-track EP in 2007, and a self-titled record in 2008 after signing with British Island Records.  I would call this 'flamboyant, gangster electronica'.  But, regardless of labels, this song rocks.  Check out his Black and Gold video!  It's awesome!

17 comments:

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPtPeA4aiWk
    ^short interview^

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  3. Nice track, really slow and well as Shreddie said, chill.

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  4. I liked this quite a lot. Not his biggest fan or anything, but still.

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  5. Nice and mellow. I like this track alot.

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  6. Different but awesome!
    Great post man!

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  7. Not a bad song, but I'd probably switch it if it were on the radio

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  8. never heard of him until now but hes pretty good

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  9. 'flamboyant, gangster electronica'. you nailed it classification-wise. awesome choice of words. smooth sounds.

    following...

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  10. I didn't realise he was Australian.

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  11. Haha. Excellent description. This guy raaaawks.

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