Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What is Summer?

Alot has happened in a few months!

Not really I just wanted to say that.

Haven't been on here in too long, most of my music posting has been going to a lil place called Goldsweatshirt and it's real cool so check it out.

So with that niche filled, I think things around here will be changing a bit.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Collab "Rob Zombie" Isaiah Toothtaker + Rapewolf prod. Harry Fraud

It's finally here. "Rob Zombie," the Harry Fraud produced, Toothy and Rapewolf collab. Of course so much of this has been around for a bit, with three videos out (the most disturbing of which is directly below this post) and the last two on the way. This duo is so singular (heh) it's impossible to pull yourself away from their dark musings.

Realest Shit I Error Wrote is still nuts. Sorry 4 the Trouble gets behind the Toothy felonious facade with some reflections, and brings in the fam for the vid. GTFOH hits hard. And Harry Fraud's production is entrancingly smooth as always.

This is some crazy shit to get lost in.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RAPEWOLF "Realist Shit I Error Wrote" prod. Harry Fraud

This video is one of those grotesque things that you can't look away from. It's artful in a bizarrely addicting way, sort of like RAPEWOLF. The editing builds tension around the building of the centerpiece, complete at 3:06.

Of course I'm always amused by the range of tracks Harry Fraud lends his talent to. He's a musical ass dude raised around artists so it's always worth it to follow his production.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Party Supplies "Dancing On the Sidelines"

Well it has been far too long since a post. I was kind of waiting for something to really "hit" me, beyond bigger releases that have been covered extensively. So today I was extremely happy to see Fool's Gold's beatmeister Party Supplies drop this summer jam.

It may be a little short for my taste but it's a chill ass time. Put a little of that island groove in your system today, yeah? And get out and enjoy that fucking sun! Fucking nerds.
Download here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hello Moon new track "Conversations on Rollerskates" jangly fuzzy pop!

So I fell in love with Irish band Hello Moon over their tune "Measure of Me" specifically, but that whole set "Only Count the Sunny Hours" was fantastic. Hello Moon describe themselves as making "chiming, jangly, fuzzy pop songs" and this newest track continues the trend. Personally, I think the verses here slip in words in a way that I don't find too smooth at times, but fuck it. And that chorus and the instrumentals are just luscious. I could listen to the guitar in that last minute and a half all darn summer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video! Death Grips "I've Seen Footage" & "The Money Store" youtube tracks

Who's ready to spend an hour pausing and unpausing this vid to try and catch all the crazy stills? There are signs, flags, Death Grips members, a shirt that says "THE SICKEST FUCK OF THEM ALL" in blue marker, trippy visuals... there's alot going on here. Death Grips are amazing at twisting everyday things and throwing them in your face; the choppiness of this vid makes stills of light bulbs and climbing trees engaging. You can even see them making previous vids and song images. Yet again, Death Grips manage to make more than just a simple product. Love it.

Oh yeah and Death Grips also uploaded "The Money Store" check out their youtube channel, I won't bother throwing up every vid, it's all right thurrr.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wooden Swords Debut Collab "Tutorials"

Let's see how many times I can say "ambient." Jkay. "Tutorials" is the first collaboration EP between Christopher Norwood (Repeated Measures) and Zulfikar Poluani (Of Swords). The first track is slow and simple, definitely enjoyable downtempo listening. But I like the rest better. "Handstand" has that vocal sample fuckery that everyone stays hooked on, over some clanging percussion.  "Analog[ue] Plea" sounds like the soundtrack to a melancholy version of pac-man. And I mean that in the best way possible.  I especially love "Tutorial" ft. Natrina Gandana, you can really see the seeds for a huge indie hit in these kids.

Check out Natrina's short story that apparently synchs up with "Tutorial."

Let's hope these people continue to make sounds together.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Death Grips "I've Seen Footage" youtubereleaseorama

If you aren't excited about Death Grips, or have been to scared to get the fuck up cuz maybe they sound a lil crazy for ya, listen to this shit. So much energy and it's catchy. I'm fucking excited about it. And who doesn't love anime bdsm art?
Where da molotov cocktails at? Death Grips are the sound of the revolution.
You better have seen this crazy shit, too, dammit.

"TURNS INTO" LIL UGLY MANE (Foreshadow x5)

So uh...LIL UGLY MANE with a 5 track set on bandcamp, all samples of a speech by the architecture critic Montgomery Schuyler talking about this thing? Is the next project gonna be called Brooklyn Bridge or somethin? DAN BROWN WE NEEDCHU

Friday, April 6, 2012

Moduloktopus "JUKEtopus" set

Moduloktopus knows his way around sounds, and the Dominican producer's new set, JUKEtopus proves it. In Flying High you hear jazz brass, and Black Bay throws strings behind playful multicultural vibes interlacing with juke beats. Juke the Sunshine features some Roy Ayers in there to keep a breakneck beat smooth. This is eclectic and enticing. Sexy noise, man.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Walsh "Be Cool Mang" be groovy

I could see Prince in an angular suit dancing under hazy 80s lights to this tune. Just kinda standing there at first, and then as the groove builds the moves get wilder. If you're not cravin' a dance floor by 1:30 then shut up. GET DOOOOWWNNN.

and If you haven't gotten the previous Walsh, "Back 2 the High Life" or "Smoke Weed About It" here ya go.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cody Nix "R.I.L.I.C.I.F.I"

Check out the boy Cody Nix, and the Twitch EP that this song is from. Some backwards guitars start off this pluckin' fun track, perfect for this time of year. Smaller stuff, definitely sharable, great vibes. Enjoy the sun.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flatbush Zombies "S.C.O.S.A." Video

Grungy warehouse! Shaky Cam! Supreme hats! A wildin' out keyboard player! Yep, it's Flatbush Zombies. Zombie Juice and Meechy Darko with producer Erick Arc Elliot bring the pre break-through heat on this track.  I'm a sucker for anything with a slowed down hook over somethin' that bumps. The video was directed by The Madbury Club, a group doin some cool shit over on their medium-spanning magazine-esque blog. You can get a little more background on where Madbury is coming from in this old interview with "S.C.O.S.A." video editor Vinny Picone.

As for the vid...
Love it, blast it. Hit a bong when they do at about 2:16. Blast it again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Death Grips "Lost Boys" DL that shit!

Download and add to the collection of newly released Death Grips tunes, alongside Blackjack and Get Got . And the accompanying trippy lo-fi visuals for the latter. It's some music that makes you listen to it. Hate it or love it status? Prly. Really hard not to love it though.

Friday, March 9, 2012

El-P "The Full Retard"

You should definitely get futuristic and pump this they do... in the future.

Fucking jizzed when I saw this link not just from El-P's feed but mah man Keith Buckley as well. Who knew? This is already on every interweb in the world, but worth sharing more. And as the Soundcloud will tell you and as you already know, "Cancer For Cure" in stores May 22.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Check out Blackbird Blackbird's "Poltergeist" and go dance with ghosts

I'm trying to keep my electronic music ADD under control. Meaning, this new track by Blackbird Blackbird is awesome but usually this is the type of thing that my dumb  ass would get tired of after a while, I'm a horrible product of a dub generation. New Leaf was a little more immediately engaging and that kept my kindergarten attention span. I guess I don't do too well with subtlety but I'm working on it.

And I don't have to work hard because this just possessed the shit out of me. Airy "oohs", building layers that make you feel like something is right behind you. Let this creep around your head for a while, and for a while I  mean the 20 times in a row you're gonna play it. Cuz I been there, ain't no shame.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Juke Ellington wobbles it up on "Trapcore Industry"

Juke Ellington, (ex-rapper under the name Haro) has been churning out some of the most catchy juke joints out there. And by some I mean a shitton, recently at least. Each one stands on its own with different feels and paces.

But this one is really unique in his catalog. You may realize something is starting to build with the creepy runs, and then BLAM you're listening to a full blown dubstep track. Excuse me, I mean trapcore. Either way this ain't no brostep, bitch. Dark and classic like the best. I thought Juke Ellington was already switching things up between tracks...but damn.

For comparison, here's this free download. Obviously his Baltimore influence coming in here. And I'll take the time to remind you about another unique Baltimore footwork producer. Juke also reps Chi-Town, where that footwork be happening. He's actually from Belgium, what a trifecta. Further evidence of the range in tones he creates.

ALBUM STREAM "EX LIVES" Every Time I Die biiiiitch

Well THIS is pretty fuckin' cool.
I know everyone knows this already but comeon man this is ETID.

And you had to have seen this by now but still...

Great video directed by Keith Buckley. Engaging visuals that disturb and entrance, but instead of distracting from the music, the audio and visuals complement each other, because they're equally as jarring.

And the newer video, of the rockin' "Revival Mode" which I believe is my fav track on the album, as of now... I'm gonna end up saying that about all of them at some point. Get your daily dose of brain twisty thriller imagery here.


Edit: Epitaph took down the whole thing, leaving you with these two.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Been Told" Max B & Isaiah Toothtaker, via new service Legitmix

You should already know Chicago production duo The Hood Internet and their stable of cleverly-paired mixes. On this track they utilize Sleater-Kinney's "One Beat" for a track by the criminally awesome Max B & Isaiah Toothtaker, the first off of their upcoming Toothy Wavy EP.

You should also already know that I was making a bad pun, because Max B is in prison for the long-ass haul, appeal impending. So his verses are all phoned in. This works well with the slowed down "One Beat" sample, in a chill and rolling but in no way boring kind of way.. Get those "ooh whoas" stuck in your head rull quick.

Interestingly, this is one of the early releases from a beta version of Legitmix. It's a cool sounding service that splits the revenue between the sampled and the samplers, depending on the listener's existing music library. Props for a creative way of attempting to smooth out one of the many wrinkles in the digital music world.

The Legitmix post tells us that Mishka Records will be releasing the full EP in May, and will feature fuckin' Diplo (whut) and personal fav (everyone's personal fav) El-p.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Some "CoLD" Footwork courtesy of LiL JaBBA

Good late-night footwork yeah? Still hyper, choppy, snappy as hell to keep you movin, but that overall vibe just kinda sits back and floats all mellow-like behind the beat. The breath noise that pops in intermittently sets the chilly tone. Eventually it starts to feel more than just cold...pretty damn icy. As everything slows down and gets less bright, you may start to get those energized shivers.

LiL JaBBA is deservedly getting attention because of his talent and uniqueness as a footwork producer in Baltimore. His multifaceted artful talents will keep everyone looking his way.

I wish the assholes shooting a green laser pointer through my window from somewhere would just let me listen to this in peace. Despite them, I'll be repeat-playing this for a while.