The Funkin 90s Ep

by Meleka

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This project came about mainly through sessions i have recently been doing with Snakehips and Basement Jaxx, who are great electronic producers in their own right but are also influenced heavily by Soul, rnb & hip hop and this got me reminiscing on the 90’s and how much of an influence it has had on me singing.

I remember as a child growing up the feeling of the music, television shows, movies and just the culture in general, how vibrant and imaginative it was. To me the 90’s was such a great era to grow up in, i grew up listening to Brandy, Whitney, Mary J Blige, R Kelly, Aaliyah amongst others, these were my idols, these were the people who inspired me to start making music.

The current music scene is flooded with producers and artists who you can clearly hear have been influenced by 90’s music, from the resurgence of 90’s sounding house, to mavericks like Sbtrkt, they’ve all been sprinkled by some 90’s pixie dust!

For me this was a nostalgia piece of work, it wasn’t just about the music, it was about the era, what it meant for me and many others growing up in the 90’s. i tried to reflect this throughout the project, from the artwork to the intro, to the songs picked they had to be made within that decade.

With all of these songs, the most important thing for me was respecting the originals, They are all great songs and whilst they have reworked, as a fan i wanted to ensure that in every song i poured my heart and soul into it just as the original artist would have done.

This project is the start of a new chapter for me as an artist and I absolutely have taken influence from the past to enable me to push boundaries for my future.

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released December 18, 2014

1. Intro
2. You Don't Know (Prod !ntalekt)
3. Candy Rain (Prod Bearcubs)
4. Are You That Somebody (Prod KZ)
5. Can We Talk (Prod Hoost)
6. Where I Wanna Be (Prod !ntalekt)
7. I'm Sorry (Prod SG Lewis)

All Songs vocal produced, mixed and mastered by Shaun 'Hypertone' Barrett @hypertone

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Track Name: You Don't Know
Why'd you leave?
Gave you all of me
So why'd you want to tell lies to me
Mean so much to me
You know I can't believe
You could have me open like you do
Now what a girl gotta to do to make you see
That we should be together, you & me
I want the love, ooh
I get excited I can't fight it
Baby, you just DON'T KNOW

You don't know what you're doin'
Got me loving you
So, please don't go 'cause you
You don't know what you're doin'
Got me all over you
And I don't know what to do about it

Don't you see that you're hurting me
Lift me up and let me down, down down
Don't leave me, boy
Stay tonight!
You don't know what you're doin'
Got me loving you
So, please don't go 'cause you
You don't know what you're doin'
Got me all over you
And I don't know what to do about it

Baby, can't you see
You're killing me
You just don't know
I like you flow
Come dig me tho,
Can't take no more
Really don't, really don't, really don't

YOU JUST DON'T KNOW!
You don't know what you're doin'
Got me loving you
So, please don't go 'cause you
You don't know what you're doin'
Got me all over you
And I don't know what to do about it

No no no no no
Oh baby, don't you leave me
No no no no no
Oh baby, I'll go crazy cause

You don't know just what you do that keeps me loving you
And I don't know what to do about it
You don't know just what you do that keeps me loving you
And I don't know what to do without you
You don't know just what you do to me
And I don't know what to do without you
Track Name: Candy Rain
Have you ever loved someone
So much you thought you'd die?
Giving so much of yourself
It seems the only way

Tell me what you want and I
And I will give it to you
To You

Have you ever loved someone
So much you thought you'd die?
Giving so much of yourself
It seems the only way

Tell me what you want and I
And I will give it to you
'Cause you are

My love, do you ever dream of
Candy coated raindrops?
You're the same, my candy rain

My love, did you ever think
That it could be so right?
I never thought that I would find
All that I need in life

All I want, all I need now, I know
I found it in you, I found it in you
'Cause you are

My love, do you ever dream of
Candy coated raindrops?
You're the same, my candy rain

My love, do you ever dream of
Candy coated raindrops?
You're the same, my candy rain

My love, do you ever dream of
Candy coated raindrops?
You're the same, my candy rain

My love, do you ever dream of
Do You Ever Dream of Me
Do You Ever Dream of Me
Tell me Do You Ever Dream of Me
Do You Ever Dream of Me x2

My love, do you ever dream of
Candy coated raindrops?
You're the same, my candy rain
Track Name: Are You That Somebody
Boy,
I've been watching you
Like a hawk in a sky
That flies, and
You were my prey (you)
Boy, I promise you
If we keep bumpin' heads
And you know that one of these days (days)
We gone hook it up
Probably talk from the phone
But see don't know if that's good
I've been holding back
This secret from you
I Probably shouldn't tell you but if I

[Chorus:]
If I let you know
You can't tell nobody
I'm talking bout nobody
Are you responsible?
Boy I gotta watch my body
I'm not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I'm goody goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody

Oh Boy,
Won't you pick me up at the park right now
Up the block while everyone
Sleeps
I'll be waiting there
With my trench, my lugz, My hat
Just so I'm low key
If you tell the world
Don't sleep, you know that we'll be weak
Oh Boy,
See I'm trusting you
With my heart, my soul
I probably shouldn't let you but, If I

[Chorus:]
If I let this go
You can't tell nobody
I'm talking bout nobody
I hope you responsible?
Boy I gotta watch my body
I'm not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I'm goody goody
Right now I'm naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody (uh)
Track Name: Can We Talk
Last night I, I saw you standing, and I started, i started pretending
That I knew you and you knew me too. And just like a roni you were
Too shy, but you weren't the only cause so was I.
And I dreamed of you ever since. Now I built up my confidence
the next next time you come my way I'll know just what to say

[Chorus:]
Can we talk for a minute Boy I want to know your name
Can we talk for a minute Boy I want to know your name

[Verse 2:]
I started to write you letters, but I wanted to be more clever
I wanted to get down and sweet talk you. oh baby, But just like a baby I could not talk
And tried to come closer but could not walk. And I dream of it every night
How I just could not get it right oh if we ever come close again,
I know what I'll say then

[Chrous:]
Can we talk for a minute Boy I want to know your name
Can we talk for a minute Boy l I want to know your name

[Break:]
Say My Name say name, if no one is around you, say i love you oh
Say My Name say name, just come and say hi X2

One more chance with you an I, never never let it go, oh baby
Give me just one more chance for love.

[Chorus:]
Can we talk for a minute Boy I want to know your name
Can we talk for a minute Boy I want to know you better tell me your name babe

come on talk to me baby come on and talk to me baby
Said I wanna know you better tell me your name

Oh baby where you going now, oh you better turn around, tell whats your name, baby whats your name, don't leave no, no come back,
Track Name: Where I Wanna Be
[Verse 1]
Just I left my baby boy a message
Sayin' I won't be coming home
I'd rather be alone
he doesn't fully understand me
cos I'd rather leave than to cheat
But if he gives me some time
I can be the girl he needs
But there's a lot of lust inside of me
And we've been together since our teenage years
I really don't mean to hurt him, but I need some time
To be alone

[Chorus 1]
But when you love someone
You just don't treat them bad
Oh, how I feel so sad
Now that I wanna leave
he's crying his heart to me
How could you let this be?
I just need time to see
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be...

[Verse 2]
Never did I imagine
That you would play a major part
In a decision that's so hard
Do I leave, do I stay, do I go?
I think about my life and what matters to me the most
Boy, the love that we share is real
But in time your heart will heal
I'm not saying I'm gone
But I have to find what life is like
Without you


[Chorus 2]
But when you love someone
You just don't treat them bad
Oh, how I feel so sad
Now that I wanna leave
She's crying her heart to me
How could you let this be?
And I just need time to see
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be...

But when you love someone
You just don't treat them bad
Oh, how I feel so sad
Now that I wanna leave x 4
Track Name: I'm Sorry
Last nite, i made a big mistake
now i'm sittin' in my room like brandy
takin' time, to contemplate
how i've been such a fool lately
boy i know i messed up, by sleepin with your best friend
boy i know, i abused your love
so please don't let this end!

i can't live without you,
know i did you wrong boy, know i did you wrong baby
its my fault
im sorry
i can see my whole world changing coz of you
it's upside down
i'm lonely
should of known better than to sleep with your best friend.
come back here
give me one more try.. sing it for me one more time

i can see my whole world changing
theres no need to live if i can't be with you,
what i did was worng, i'm sorry,
didn't know how much i'd really miss you!
i can see my whole world changing
theres no need to live if i can't be with you,
what i did was wrong i'm sorry,
didn't know how much i'd really miss you!


lately, we just fuss and fight
we argue 'bout everything
it drove me to creep at night, round to your best friend, best friend
he held me, it'll be alright
don't know what came over me
he touched me, and turned out the light
but it didn't mean a thing to me


i can't live without you,
know i did you wrong boy, know i did you wrong baby
its my fault
im sorry
i can see my whole world changing coz of you
it's upside down
i'm lonely
should of known better than to sleep with your best friend.
come back here
give me one more try.. if you hear me baby sing it for me one more time

i can see my whole world changing
theres no need to live if i can't be with you,
what i did was worng, i'm sorry,
didn't know how much i'd really miss you!
i can see my whole world changing
theres no need to live if i can't be with you,
what i did was wrong i'm sorry,
didn't know how much i'd really miss you!