The Weeknd


The Weeknd.

Abel Tesfaye, obviously of Eritrean or Ethiopian extraction, though a Canadian, is apparently a hot new thing coming up out of the music cloud that is Drake. He goes by the name The Weeknd when putting out music and has been bubbling away underground for a while, say the music blogs, putting out free ‘mix tapes’ to build a following.

And it seems to be working. This is chilled, laid back, interesting stuff. And it’s free to download. What could be better?

Definitely worth the download time and certainly worth the listening time if you like R&B with a bit of an edge — smooth though the sound may be.




Mashrou’ Leila


Okay, I’ve talked about these guys in the past here and there. And now they’re offering their latest EP ‘El Hal Ramancy’ — which is quirky, Lebanese goodness — for free.

On the same page, you can download another couple of free tracks, should you wish. Or click here to start the free EP download right away.

Or… should you, like me, wish to support an original, up and coming band, you can pay and download from iTunes. Support the artists so they can continue making music!

To find out more about them, you can check out their Facebook page here or go to their website through the link over there on the right of this page. They seem like cool guys, just doing what they love and having fun. And their fun sounds good.