I have to give some props to Zano Bano for puting together a selection of some of the best Moombahton tunes I’v heard in a while. I was really into Moombahton when Dave Nada first introduced it a few years back. Then slowly after a while it started falling off my radar because I just wasn’t hearing the quality and innovation that attracted me to it in the first place. As far as I’m concerned this set represents a second coming of underground producer and remixers who are showing a lot of innovation in the scene. So I guess I’m having what the religious types call a come to Jesus moment and I find myself becoming a believer again. It’s nice to see that Moombahton has outgrown the awkward stages and is coming into its own. I think these tracks are a good sign of the future to coming for this growing style of music.
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If Janis Joplin, Robert Plant, and The Black Keys spawned children, they would have called them the Alabama Shakes. The last few years have produced some quality soul music: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Mayer Hawthorne, Michael Kiwanuka to name a few. Well now you can add the Alabama Shakes to the list. This twenty-something band spits out an infusion of Sixties Soul and Seventies Rock like they lived through it. This four track ep is full of heart-felt moments that suddenly erupt into explosive undeniable energy. They will lift you up, break you down and lead you on an emotionally charged trip that is well worth the $4 they’re asking for the ep. Check out their tour dates below and get your tickets now because they’re already selling out shows and it probably wont be any easier the next time around. If you like being in the “I saw them when” club don’t miss this band because there coming up.
Austin Texas band Heartless Bastards makes catchy wide open style Garage Rock, and their 2009 album The Mountain was a gem. Well their back and early next year the band will release their new album “Arrow”, which they recorded with Spoon’s drummer and producer Jim Eno at his studio in Austin. The album is inspired by Wennerstrom’s travels. “I wrote Parted Ways’ on a solitary trip out to a friend’s ranch in west Texas. It was right at the foot of the Davis Mountains. It was a great place to go and collect my thoughts after a solid two years of touring on the last album”. The track “Parted Ways” is a first look at the album and it proves yet another vehicle for the wailing vocals of Erika Wennerstrom. So give it a listen, take a copy for yourself and let me know what you think.
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Here are some tunes to get you through the rest of your week. Starting off with the track “So Real” from New Looks debut self-titled album. It took them three years to record in a variety of locations from Berlin to Niagra Falls. After the release of their album and a string of acclaimed European shows the duo has become one of the most talked about new acts of the moment.
Then we have “Dance” from Rebecca & Fiona. Though the bands songs can be a bit hit miss with me, they definitely got it right with “Dance”. So I’m keeping a close eye with my fingers crossed.
Next up is a remix of “Hit the Police” by FJH. This London based producer has become an important part of the UK Dubstep scene. Forging both his London and Russian underground roots he brings a super charged concoction of Tech house, DnB, and Dubstep. You can check out his Monday night radio show in London 9pm- 11pm (1pm -3pm U.S. West Coast) on Dubstepfm.co.uk
Finally Kill the Noise gets in your head like a slushy induced brain freeze and I mean that in a good way with “Dying” and “Talk to me” from The “Kill Kill Kill” EP. If somebody wanted to hear some innovative hard-line Dubstep that pushes the genre forward, this is what I would play for them.
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