Toronto‘s Free n Losh made a brilliant choice reworking “Smoke Rings” from the Mills Brothers. “Where Do They Go” really represents the perfect balance of old world style and new world beats. They join the slow crooning of The Mills Brothers with a smooth steady down beat rhythm filled with early Jazz riffs of the 30′s, really solid.
If you asked me what band you should be following this summer. I’d tell you Wolf Alice. I’ve been infatuated with these North Londoners ever since they erupted on to the scene with “Leaving You”. They’ve released only a handful of singles and each one is more infectious and different from the last.
shifts away from the energetic youthful romp of “Fluffy” and delivers a more tender sentimental tune filled with bright melodies, driving rhythms and a testament to a best friend.
What makes this band so damn cool is they don’t place themselves in a nice neat little musical category. Just look at the diversity between each of their singles. They blend elements of electro, grunge and pop creating a sound that’s unmistakably theirs and undeniably good.
Their new single “Bros” is out May 2oth on Chess Club Records.
Madlibs diabolical alter ego Quasimoto is back with “Planned Attack” off his new album “Yessir Whatever” out June 18 (out digitally now). This album was made over a 12 year period and it brings together 12 tracks previously only released on now rare and out of print vinyl. For the dedicated audiophiles you might have already heard some of these. For those of you who are not avid vinyl junkies. It’s a chance to hear some rare cuts of Hip-Hop from the real deal.
Madlib is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed Hip Hop producers of the 2000′s. He’s collaborated with a myriad of artists, including MF DOOM (as Madvillain), and the late J Dilla (as Jaylib). Madlib has described himself as a “DJ first, producer second, and MC last.
Quasimoto came about when Madlib decided to rap to his own beats. He didn’t like the sound of his voice so he decided to slow his recorder down, rap slow, then speed the recording back up to produce Quasimoto’s distinctive high pitched voice.
Peanut Butter Wolf DJ, Producer and founder of Stones Throw Records encouraged him to do more. Quasimoto made his first appearance in 1998 on Peanut Butter Wolf’s “My Vinyl Weighs A Ton” and Madlib put out Quasimoto’s debut album “The Unseen” in 2000. This album received so much attention from underground Hip-Hop heads and and mainstream media that it ended up making it onto Spin Magazine’s top albums of the year list.
UK Producer, DJ and Radio 1 personality Toddla T delivers a massive remix of “Boyfriend” from super soul singer and former Brit Award winner Shola Ama. Shola’s vocal performance is close and personal and gives you the feeling she’s right there singing to you.Mix in some of T Willy’s deep soulful bass lines what you have is a perfect aphrodisiacs for the human spirit and I nice start to a Saturday night.
This week they’ve been releasing some tracks from Baz Luhrmann next big movie The Great Gatsby. Now they’re allot of great artist surrounding this soundptrack from Jack White to Beyonce and Andrea 3000, Lana Del Rey but nothing has really stuck with me until they released “Together” from The XX. This song is probably the best yet I’ve heard from this soundtrack and The XX’s minimalistic approach to production shines thoroughly through with just enough emotion and purpose to make it a worth while listen.
I was driving through the SW Hills and saw this Portland hipster jogging in his skinny jeans, converse and tight black t-shirt. He had his phone in one hand earbuds attached to his head and a dead pan expression filled with sweat and concentration.
Now just to make sure he wasn’t running to or from some kind of an emergency I followed him for a bit, because this is the kind of mundane stuff that peaks my interest. My spidy senses were correct, this guy had thrown all normal ideas of proper jogging attire out the fucking door and said this is me and I’m jogging. I thought good for you, it’s about time we had some rebellious spirit in the jogging community. Common sense be dammed no big corporation with all their fancy ads and “scientific” data on proper ergonomic gear was influencing this Sid Vicious of the athletic world.
So I dedicate this post to the guy who’s probably still out there turning the jogging fashion world on it’s head.
Young Glitter is a recent release from Mario Armando Ruiz aka Teenage Sweater and he knows all about doing your own thing with a form of experimental synth pop Chill-wave that always seems familiar but pushes the boundaries by experimenting and challenging the norm in modern electro music. We definitely have some Bauhaus slash Joy Division influences going on, which I always love.