26 Jun 2010

Just an ordinary day, till you came around. and now my life's upside down.

sup blogosphere, fancy some newish music?
yeah you do.

Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey
Apparently this is the "house tune of the year" according to all the music magazines. Firstly, we're only halfway through the year so it's WAAAAAAAAAY too early to say that. secondly it is a fucking good song but not incredible. I do love the drums and synth though. the "HEYHEY" bit gets slightly irritating after a while though. still, nice work.

Kele - On The Lam
I thought tenderoni was good but FUCK kele's debut solo album is so so good. This is one of my favourites on the album, mostly for the obvious dubsteppy influence. Utterly sick bassline and as always Kele's singing makes everything in the world better. He could sing over a blackout crew song and I'd still love it. good job mr okereke.

UK Apache & Shy Fx - Original Nuttah
probably the oldest song I've ever posted (1994), totally awesome though. The MC on the track is so intense that I think his voice must kill old people if they walk too close to him. If anyone reading this can actually work out what he's saying I'll be amazed. but who cares what he's saying, whatever it is, it sounds awesome. It would be worth looking like an utter douchbag to be able to MC like that. and of course Shy Fx shoves some sweet drums over the top of it all, making a awesomeawesome track all together.

Bloc Party - The Once And Future King
Whoever decided not to properly release this song is an idiot. It's definitely in the top 5 bloc party songs I've heard, Kele's voice is epic, the riff is awesome and the drums sound ridiculously good too. All in all a pretty awesome song which should have been on A weekend in the city.

That'll do for naow, goodbye and goodluck

14 Jun 2010

Live Fast/Die Young/Fuck everyone.

Fuck, I really don't write in here enough do I?
I'll try to do more but things are up in the air atm so if I can't then sorry.
well lets not beat around the bush, we both know what we're both here for.

Designer Drugs - Drop Down
SO this song was in an advert for skins, but don't worry it isn't classic teenage angst and drugs and sex and more sex. It's an awesome slice of dirty electro from NY. Not very dancy but makes you see red. in a good way. The intro has the nicest beat ever, and the sample they use sounds like it's actually talking to you. I nearly took off my headphones to see if someone actually was. then Kpow the electronic wobbley bits come in and it's just brill.

Bassnectar VS Groove Armada - Superstylin Smashup
Holy Hell this is heavy. Everyone in the world should know superstylin and it's a good song anyway but fuck this is something new and awesome and wow. I guess it's dubstep but it's done so well, the vocals from superstylin are played over the top giving it a sort of reggae sound but
the bassline is pure Californian filth. New favourite dub song? maybe.

Danny Byrd - Red Mist VIP
I've started really enjoying drum and bass recently, god knows why, but this is definitely my favourite dnb song of the moment at least. The (trumpet?some kind of horn) intro bit makes you feel all happy inside. Then the vocals come in and you still feel happy until you realise he's talking about getting in a fight. but then it slows it down and suddenly you're just waiting for an awesome drop. OH and there it goes, into said awesome drop. sweet bassline and tasty drum beats. fuck, it really is very good.

The Cool Kids - Black Mags
Now for something completely different-old school ultra cool hip hop. Literally the cool kids couldn't be any cooler. If someone finds a way for them to be any cooler the world will implode. This song proves it. Best song on their old EP, no doubt. The deep sample they use for the chorus is from another one of their songs (Gold and a Pager) but slowed down and a lot more bassy. The weirdest thing is that you realise near the end that they've just been rapping about riding bikes the whole time, not the coolest thing ever but they manage to make it rad. I think I'll get a bike.

Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Look For The Woman (Fake Blood Remix)
Before I write about the song, I wish to inform the world that I was present when DLS vs SP played the original of this song for the first time. and I was standing next to the main character from the video. there, that's my hipster cred raised, now anyway onto Fake Blood. OMFG HE/SHE is so fucking good. literally, (fuckit I'm just gonna say he for now, sorry for the possible sexism) he makes anything and everything he touches sounds shweeeeeeeeeet. it's impossible not to dance to mars,I think I like it or Fix your accent. And he's done it again with this song, but as I'm lying in bed typing this, I can't dance so I shall just tap my feet and hum along. yeah, it's that good.

One more? yeeeeeeeeeeeah why not.

David Guetta Ft. Kid Cudi - Memories
I only recently realised just how good David Guetta actually is. He may look like a douchebag but daaaaaamn that man can make some nice beats. This is one of them. and also it's got the amazing Kid Cudi in so luckily his rad-ness draws attention away from Guettas weirdness. I'm guessing Cudi came up with the lyrics cos they're good but corny, which is pretty normal for him. If you like this check out On the dancefloor by David Guetta (I'd link it but I have no motivation or effort left)

Joe just got me listening to Taking Back Sunday and MCR again so expect more guitar-y posts soon.

9 Jun 2010

So I know I don't normally do just text posts but I thought I'd let people know about the best thing I've seen in a while, The creators Project.
It's basically some awesome idea that Vice (The fucking cool free magazine) and Intel (no idea why they're helping but they make fuckloads of computers so it can't be a bad thing). Think of it as a kinda arts foundation to support artists (music / fashion /art / whatever). It’s kinda like making the best use of technology to support creativity. I like the sound of it. In their own words: “Status quo is just not enough.”

At the moment they already have some ridiculously cool artists on there like Diplo and CSS and they're getting some more cool people soon like Gang Gang dance and Boys Motherfucking Noize. But the main reason for this post is to big up Mark Ronson. I only recently realised how cool mr.ronson actually is. Sure he's produced some gimmicky covers before but some of the stuff he's done is fucking cool. Check him out here http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/creators/mark-ronson
The man loves HipHop, works with Amy winehouse (who apart from being all druggy is actually really cool) and has a new album coming out soon which sounds really good actually. It's not all covers this time, he's done his own stuff like this (Link) which I really like the sound of.

anywho, that's enough of that for now, more of the normal post sometime this week probably