Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:26:58
Maxwell has had a hell of year.
His latest album, BLACKsummers' Night, proved why he's one of the most important "soul men" of the 21st century, skyrocketing up the charts and leading to all kinds of crazy acclaim from the press and biz. His voice, style and swagger are undeniable and unmatched in the R&B game right now. He's just plain cool…
Why is Maxwell so cool? Well, he's really got his finger on the pulse of what's happening, and his musical palette knows no bounds.
He laughs, "I'm always listening to a lot of music."
Maxwell sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino to discuss what he's spinning. He shared his playlist with us, check it out below…
1. Michael Jackson
Oh my goodness, I can say Michael Jackson is overwhelming me right now. Every and any chance I get to listen to him, I'm listening to him. I look at what he's done, and I'm blown away.
2. Fleet Foxes
I love Fleet Foxes!
3. Grizzly Bear
I'm checking out Grizzly Bear. They have a really good song that I'm getting into.
4. Ryan Leslie
I like Ryan Leslie a lot.
5. Johnny Guitar Watson
6. Mad Lovers
I love all the old greats. Johnny Guitar Watson, Mad Lovers—I put that on before I go on stage. If you can hit certain notes, then you're good for the night.
7. Heat Wave
8. Quincy Jones
Check out Rick Florino's new novel Dolor available now for FREE here…