If you guys are like me, then you certainly know the struggle is real on the Monday after a holiday weekend. No matter how much you rest you get or how much you vibe it out the night before, nothing ever seems to be enough to get us to that zen level. Personally speaking, whenever I need a music rub down all over to soothe my aching brain and body after a long holiday weekend, I turn to anything and everything provided by the grooves of neo-soul goddess, Lisa Shaw.
For those that may not be familiar with this highly underrated delectable diva, Ms. Shaw got her start in NYC after she went there on vacation from her native Toronto….and never left after getting lost in the underground club scene. Her first big music break into the spotlight came in 1995 when she appeared on the DJ Smash penned jazzed up groove, ‘Makin Love, Makin’ Music.” The soaring number was recognized all over, and soon Ms. Lisa would begin werking the underground club circuit, going on to work with famed deep-house producer, Miguel Migs and earning a spot on the sensual ‘Salted Music’ record label.
Besides the intriguing grooves she serves up, Ms. Shaw’s incredibly warm, sultry vocals have all the ingredients to grip the heart of your music aura…and never let go in the most delightful way. In her two decade career, Lisa has delivered a handful of albums and E.P’s, including ’05’s ‘Cherry’ and ’09’s ‘Free.’ Each set contains the perfectly crafted mixture of soul, R&B and feel good vibes, which are seasoned to perfection with just the smallest dash of house music flavor. Whether it’s on the dreamy flows of tracks, “Like I Want To,” “Grown Apart,” or on the swinging Mr. Moon rewerk of “Honey,” Ms. Shaw is nothing short of perfection with a voice that will soothe you out to the core.
While Lisa’s solo work is deemed effortless, whenever she teams up with Mr. Migs, it’s pure music bliss. On the DJ’s previous studio sets, ‘Outside the Skyline’ and ‘Dim Division,’ the two music besties teamed up to deliver a buffet of coaxing numbers, “Give Me Something,” “Heartbeat,” “Breakdown” and “Lose Control, ” which Philly Mixtape has all set up for you guys below to get lost in. Trust me when I say that after one listen to Lisa’s rousing romps, your day will be made and packed with some true R&R….rhythm and relaxation. Go.
“Like I Want To”
“Makin’ Love, Makin’ Music”
“Honey”/Mr. Moon’s ’80s Vocal Mix
“Give Me Somethin'”
“Music In You”/Dario D’Attis Tech Vocal Mix
“All Night High” (Mr. Migs Salted Vocal)