Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Sudan Archives ‘Queen Kunta’

Sudan Archives hails from Cincinnati and at just 22-years-old is already garnering the attention of a full-blown virtuoso; one part vocalist, another part visceral, loop-heavy violinist. And it’s all on display in a performance video that finds the new signee deconstructing Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” and rebuilding it part-by-part as the newly-transformed “Queen Kunta,” which doubles as an unlikely anthem even with strings jabbing where spongy bass lines once laid.

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Best Covers: Amber Mark ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’

Amber Mark dropped new EP ‘Conexão’ today and has released the video for EP track ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’ alongside it. Shot in one take on location in New York, the video shows Amber roaming the streets of her hometown at nightfall, with post-production adding some lush kaleidoscopic effects.

Mark wrote Sade a letter asking for permission to include a cover of “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” on Conexão – not only did Sade say yes, she’s now a major fan.

Best Covers: Third World “Now That We Found Love”

Third World‘s first international hit, “Now That We Found Love,” was written by the pop songwriting team Gamble/Huff and was originally performed by the O’Jays. The song was initially recorded for Third World’s third album, Journey to Addis, and that in itself would raise some eyebrows. But it’s the single version that really captured attention with a funky disco monster with a beat that won’t quit and a sense of exhilaration that never lets up.