Wanna trip out while listening to a hard rap track? Look no forward than the laser-tastic visuals for Big Boi’s Atlanta anthem entitled “King Sh!t”. Big Boi is joined by fellow A-town kings, TIP & Luda. Which Atlanta king rules this track? My points go to T.I. He freaking kills it.
The biggest surprise is Kito & Reija Lee, EDM imports out of London. The rap game isn’t know for it’s EDM collaborations, but something about this Kito & Reija Lee feels very promising. A fantastic blueprint for future artists.
That ‘crazy’ duo is back. Because Orange is the new black…at least to Summer Camp. Check out the fantastical-twisted-dreamy visuals for their self-titled EP track — “Crazy”. I personally believe Summer Camp makes the best music videos. Fun. On point. Fits each bumping cut. Another combo worthy of a watch.
Directed by Ozzie Pullin
Last day for hipster Just. ”Shadow” by Wild Nothing is as hipster as you can imagine. Soft keys & strings, unmoving, never changing static melody, and sweet as honey dew. It isn’t spectacular in execution. Just okay. Made for ambient moments in a busy life. Like a shadow. You probably wouldn’t know it was there unless you cognitively pointed it out. So, yeah…it’s a catchy tune if you make a connection with it.
Trying to transition out of this mellow mood. Only being powered by sure will. Like remaining flumes in a gas tank…it can only get me so far. My ‘lent’ promise is to learn how to balance my current crazy life. Financing new ventures are always need more finance to get moving. Our SXSW coverage should be fun. New correspondent. New photographer. More musical memories for a classic music lover. Gonna build our game plan this weekend. So excited for Santos.
But first we gotta make it through the week. And a day without meat. (thanks lent). Watch Wild Nothing perform on KEXP to kick off your day.
This pick was a toughy. Kid Cudi’s ‘Satellite Flight’ fell in as a close second. Sad. For I rather have my feet on the ground than playing on the moon. Actually…waking up on a sunny Sunday with the light reflecting into my eyes. Because Beck’s melancholy sweet ‘Morning Phase’ calms my soul whenever it appears in my ear. Take a deep breathe in. Now out. Wooosh. It’s an album I can’t wait to own on vinyl because it is meant to be listen to either on a long road trip or on your carpet. The beating heartbeat already feels like wheels turning. Or that lonely first cup of coffee.
As the LA Times points out, this is really a companion piece to 2002′s ‘Sea Change’. A persona favorite of mine. Way before it’s time. Yet, this really tops that experimental effort because of how mature he has become as an artist. It’s like Beck is rewriting his own past with even more powerful meaningful lyrics to acoustic-americana beats. Perfecting it with all the nuisances you come to expect from this music oddity. The harmonies give me chills.
Can’t praise it enough. This is Beck’s indie folk masterpiece — ‘Morning Phase’. Let it speak for itself.
Head for that open door. Tiesto remixed Youngblood Hawke’s popular 2013 single — ‘We Come Running’ — awhile ago. It has the signature smooth rise & fall we expect from Tiesto. The song itself grows on you, even more so on this remix. So, enjoy. I’m running behind because of traffic. Wish I had more to say.
Dubstep-electro-autotuned-robotic Coldplay? Can you believe it? Truly remarkable evolution for one of the biggest bands in the world. When you’re competing with a U2 revival, the only way to stay fresh is to take a step towards the future. I absolutely love this robot channeling Chris Martin. His voice was put through a vocoder to create this signature sound. Curious how it plays live. Personally excited for the many remixes. Now that’s something to look forward to.
This is Midnight…the new single / music video from Coldplay! New album dropping soon.
Directed by Mary Wigmore
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Two of the biggest albums of 2014 go up against each other next week: Rick Ross’ ‘Mastermind’ & Pharrell’s unexpected ‘G I R L’. iTunes got first dibs on both albums that feature an all-star team of artists (Maybach Music Team, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Yeezus, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, etc.). Ricky the Boss has more guests, but it’s about quality and Pharrell is riding a huge wave now.
Here’s the ultimate choice. Do you take the Pink or Yellow pill? Maybach are rolling & we’re happy. Ride along to these amazing albums.
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Consider this to one of the best driving songs you could possibly have bumping out your speakers. Well, unless you count Vamp Weekend’s “A-Punk”. That succeeded this track, funny. You’d be correct to pinpoint the playlist in question was called “Summer Drive”. Those two were the shiny moments. Had a bunch of recent, generic Katy Perry tracks too. *shivers* So bad. If you’ve never heard of “Electric Feel”. The chorus is a play on words: “Electric Field” subbed in for “Electric Feel”.
Went to pick up my AA Credential after work. Which means the start to a very long weekend. Pray for me. Cause I’m still hustlin’. Got about halfway through our Allen Stone review. Struggling to find the right words.
Here is a blast from the past. MGMT power up that ‘feel’.
The Sweds finished second in the Olympics Men’s Hockey Finals this weekend. This morning, however, they place first in our songs hearts with a track from The Royal Concept. ”D-D-Dance” will make you dance like a hipster. Magically HRGs will appear on your face & flannel on your skin. Enough to make you lose yourself.
Weekend was sociable to say the least. Rolled with my various teams. Listened to their dramas. Drank till we were satisfied. Gonna do catch up & write a little something tonight. For I’m back on a 13 day straight work schedule. Here we go, for the final time.
Don’t have much time to rant about this week’s record spin of the week. Merely passing through.
I dig it. Think y’all will too. The buzzworthy Phantogram always produces a sleek package of looming electronic-synthpop rock that is made for us futuristic romantics. ’Voices’ that blend together to make a haunting universal ghostly voice that just pounds at your heart strings. There are layers. Let’s start peeling back. Can you hear the Phantogram digital voice? You’re about too!