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CHANGE X DR DRE: A Lover’s Episode (Shaka Loves You edit)(2014) Free download

Change Dre Shaka Loves YouHold up it’s the muthafucking S-H-A-K-A! Yeah you know they mobbing with Dre – not to mention eighties Italo disco outfit Change…Hold up – what, what, what, what? That’s right they don’t play, they gonna rock it til the holiday, ey, hey, hey, hey. And they gonna rock it til the downloads max out. Celebrate. Smoke weed everyday, hope you ready


COMPETITION CLOSED – Congratulations to Osman and Mosab, both of Manchester. Merriweather going down well up north! Yes, that’s right – Monkeyboxing.com has two signed copies of Merriweather’s current single Change on 12” to give away – all you have to do is answer the question below correctly. The thing is, we’ve all seen those shit TV competitions where they ask you something your fucking settee could get right because they know their little premium-rate phonelines will be jammed with punters who all know the answer – so you are going to have to work a little bit for this one. When you’ve got the answer send it to monkeyboxing.com along with a postal address (sorry has to be a UK one) using the form on the contact page. First two correct answers gets the booty. Simple.

Q. What is the name of the track on Mark Ronson’s debut album Here Comes The Fuzz which features Daniel Merriweather on vocals?

Daniel Merriweather – Myspace

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER (feat. Wale): Change – 2009 – Single review/ Making of… video

Rating: ★★★★☆

“Some do it all for the money, some do it all for the love,” – my jury’s still out on Daniel Merriweather but this has brought me round a little. Last time I reviewed one of his vocal performances I likened him to Daniel Bedingfield – which may have been a little uncharitable. I’m prepared this time to go so far as to suggest that he sounds a bit like the lead singer of of 90s funk-glam-rockers Living Colour – Corey whatshisname. Anyway – there’s something a bit nineties about his voice which still sounds too clean cut for my liking, though I suspect that’s partly a consequence of production and choice of track. Incidentally, production on Change is the responsibility of Merriweather’s best buddy Mark Ronson. Can you guess what it sounds like? A few horns maybe? Yup. Functional but not especially imaginative breakbeat? Yup. The presence of rapper Wale ups the kudos a little but other strengths are lyrics that are at worst inoffensive and at best ‘conscious’ and the bottom line – a decent, if introspective, tune. Not quite the “anthemic psyched out acoustic folk record fuelled by the fires of Motown” of press release hyperbole but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed. ‘Making of…’ video below…
Released 2 February on Allido/ Columbia

Daniel Merriweather – Myspace