Summer is fully upon us! We’ve had some amazing heat, concerts and block-partys here in NYC. Summer has also been the kick off of Spotify here in the states. I’m on it here and will be including some playlists links as I see fit.
- RJD2 and Aaron Livingston create Icebird, the soul dream team, and start with “Going and Going. And Gone.”
- Made it out to see Company Flow’s back from the grave show a couple weeks ago. One of the highlight songs of the night - Patriotism
- Travis Millard toy release video featuring El-P (yeah…more CoFlow ish) - http://vimeo.com/24446707
- LA hiphop crew PacDiv give a little insight to their doings - http://vimeo.com/27181295 - listen for that crazy beat SwiffD drops at 1:45
- Witch House is one thing. This is something else. Better. - http://youtu.be/-FHohtHMrvk
- Swede Lykke Li’s cut “Rich Kids Blues” off this year’s Wounded Rhyme
- been listening to Providence, RI’s araabMUZIK’s Electronic Dream. Its an space trance house r&b adventure. BT for 2011? Some messing around in the studio -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCzOANMkso
- I Break Horses throws another track out from her up coming debut Heart. “Winter Beats”
- SD boys Pinback - interview with some insite into the band
- Nas is Back with “Nasty“ - sounds like classic Nas hungry out of QB
License To This | AUG 11’ - I started this search off as Summer Mix 2, but thing veered a bit when checking out some of our new releases. Figure its better for the genre integrity of my playlist to suffer a touch for the sake of fresh jams.
- Crush On You.mp3 - synthy pop tune with a nice boom chick beat. a quick drop leads into the anthemic chorus. with a nice breakdown and break up this one feels confident, tables have turned and things are on the up and up.
- Summer Planet.mp3 - synth pop jam. kicking off summer right. synth drops out here and there for a nice bent guitar melody.
- Bring It To You No Melody.mp3 - great building track with a strong slightly gritty guitar melody. a drum machine, a xylophone and some synth round this into a trotting a light summer piece that keeps on building.
- Wunderkind.mp3 - driving acoustic strummer with a glock and some humming leading it along. slap your knee, enjoy the beach and watch the sun go down on the perfect day.
- Digital dusk.mp3 - the name suites this simple digital but warm arpeggiation smearing. a simple dub step beat minus the wobble with a touch of “indie”, I could see this being the sound track for a late night or a dreamy day.
- Milk.mp3 - arpeggiated guitar work leads this short and simple acoustic track into a thoughtful, caring and lovable place. feels like a hug and a sunrise at the same time.
- Harvest ensemble.mp3 - this twangy number is backed by a serious string section. the bowed bass is amazing bringing up the low end. definitely a versatile track.
- Pink Tuxedo.mp3 - a modern throw back. sounds like twisting on the beach with your long board….but just a bit off. break beats and morphed filtering lend the kitschy tune a modern touch and a bit of underwaterness.
- Demonic mutants.mp3 - drop break beat kicks this track into some weirdo mutant samples and turntablism. I don’t know where to place this…but I like it. Maybe for a space lowrider dj scene. reminds me of Wave Twisters
- Building A Robot.mp3 - this track came of our new CD that is coined “Themes for Slow Motion”. I love the concept and thats exactly what it sounds like. Give me a diving 808 kick any day of the week.
Red Tails Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpA6TC0T_Lw
Capital One - DDB Chicago - http://vimeo.com/26977042
W+K, ESPN, Outside Edit + Design - http://vimeo.com/26976938
Grand Central does not get played out
Bike gang subway’n back from Tilden
Summertime is block party time
Battlefest is amazing!