Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Voice UK Judges - 2 -

Second in my features on The Voice UK's judges is the rather improbably named Star of the Black Eyed Peas and producer of everyone from Carlos Santana to Britany Spears, Rihanna to Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin to Mariah Carey, Kelis and Usher to, well, you get the idea.

But which of his own tracks to choose? I was tempted to go back to 2003 and Where Is The Love? from the Black Eyed Peas - I hadn't listened to it for some years but it still stands up as a great track. Instead, though, I've chosen the much more recent T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) feat. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez as far more representative of what is about: it's the sound, the drawing influences from all over the place and the message. You can go hard or you can go home:


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