Monday, November 28, 2011

Knxledge - OvrMyne

I seriously can't stop listening to this. Which is bad for all other music on the planet because I just ended another Knxledge bender not two weeks ago. He's my MVP of the month, that's for sure. It was an unanimous decision with him receiving all available votes except for some clown that voted for that She & Him Christmas album. Don't worry, he isn't invited back.

The sounds in his tracks make me wonder how they just don't fall apart. It's like he makes his tracks out of chewing gum and tooth picks and puts them on the edge of a cliff. I'm just waiting for them to fall over into a million pieces.

 OvrMyne by Knx.

What is the deal with rappers thinking they are going to meet the girl of their dreams in the strip club? They do know that these woman are there to make money not because they are looking for love, right? It is purely a business transaction. I would argue that if a rapper was looking for the girl of his dreams he should first start anywhere other than the strip club. Like, literally, anywhere else. A doughnut shop, the mall, the gas station, a cess-pool. There have to be better options out there.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Listen, lots of people like Celine Dion...

LOTS of bad club music this weekend. Every night in Akron ends the exact same way - at the gay bar. Which is fun and all but everyone just turns a blind eye to the fact that they really are playing horrible music. Just the pits.


I think I'm suppose to know who this Blood Orange group is but I'm just drawing a blank right now. I do know that this remix is pretty banging though. Oddly enough, after some failed searches on Google I determined that Biceps are the same people over at Feel My Bicep. Small world.

Seriously though, I'm digging the nice mellow drive we got going on here right now. It might be because it's raining, I've had a couple glasses of wine and it's Sunday night but it just feels like this is the right thing to be into right now.

I ended up listening to a ton of weird African music this weekend coming from not so good speakers. Even better, for the first half of the time the bass was turned almost all the way down. It sounded like it was recorded in a land without bass. It could have been recorded in a trashcan. In reality though it was pretty amazing. Or as my brother put it, you don't have to ever worry about originality when it comes to crazy African music. It is sort of inherent to the concept.

Yep. That is exactly what it seems. A Celine Dion remix. I don't know what to say. I really don't. I mean I can tell you I never listen to Celine Dion and that is a technically true statement but there is something about this one. I don't know what happened, I clicked on this and nine minutes later I was still listening to it. A little too brash techno-y for me at some points, but you gotta take the bad with the amazing.

Enjoy it while it lasts people, don't expect many more Celine Dion remixes around these parts.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ramirez - Amy

Baby girl just take it off off off.

I don't want to see nothing on.

Real talk.


Ummm Freddie Gibb's & Madlib. Fuck. And. Yes.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Thuggin' by Rappcats

"Pants gonna be sagging till I'm 40."

Pure genius. I'm so happy this is happening. EP out now, album rumored to be on its way. This is why people need to learn how to keep secrets. This is the kind of shit that makes a rainy, crappy Tuesday all that much better.

I'm sure Madlib could sample that fucking Chipmunks record from when we were kids and make it sound sick. He just has a groove sense amount him that he has this ability to break anything done into it's essence which is some sort of groove. And it makes me so happy.

How many blunts were smoked during the making of this album? Over/under is 1 million and I'll take the over.

Storm Queen!

I've had two Thanksgiving dinners already and it only Monday of Thanksgiving week.

This one is getting posted because I was listening to a Beats In Space with Morgan Geist who is one-half of Metro Area. I also kind of like it because the video is just of the record spinning but you can barely even see it. In fact, you can't see much of anything in this video but two or three times today I have just caught myself staring at it. I don't know what is wrong with me.

It was steel gray out today. Or, as I like to put it, the sky was really low today. It's sort of like you can almost just reach out and pull yourself down some cloud. I imagine thought that it would be pretty gross and probably full of like rats or something.

In the interview Morgan Geist mentioned how he is really comfortable putting songs in the middle of long disco tracks, which is not this at all, but I think that was a pretty interesting way to think about a lot of the stuff out there. Especially on the disco end, they are like really long mixes that also have smaller songs wrapped up in them as well.

Also, his current project is called Storm Queen which is the best fucking name and this track from it is the shit.

Disco shit.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here's your trance now dance

It's been Omar S all week. I swear, I can't stop.

Listen to this, I don't know how anyone can stop. I don't know why we aren't all sitting around listening to this shit at 120 decibels right now.

Shit.......sorry for the infrequent posting. F school and F school. More frequent posting to come in the near future.

If you are really feeling lonely then come check out my review of Omar S's most recent EP High School Graffiti over at Keep On Repeat.

Oh, yea, and F the cold.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Who Wrote the Rules of Love

Jesus Christ, the new Mazzy Star single was clearly only made to listen to while doing heroin? Or if you were in a constant state of melting this would be pretty good for that as well. Also, go look up some photos of Mazzy Star. A - they look exactly like you would think and B - they are having zero fun. Too much heroin I think.

This is what I really want to talk about though - Omar S - Presents Colonel Abrams - Who Wrote the Rules of Love

Jam of the week so far. Take some Detroit House, smash it together with some soul, a pinch of R&B and you get this masterpiece. Recommended if you like things that don't suck. It has sort of funk, boogie feel to it I feel. I don't know if I've just been listening to too much Dam-Funk recently, but its got some soul-balls to it. A little two-step possibly. Damn, I like this the more and more I listen to it. Columbus, Ohio - stop listening to that awful bass shit and check this out. You'll like it, I promise, it sounds like actual music.

The British describe this as a "proper peach". I would tend to agree.

Next week - more proper posts. I swear.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kelly Polar & The Junior Boys

You know what grad school does to you? It makes you angry - like all the time. I'm just angry all the time now and at like inanimate objects. I'm angry at this book in front of me, at this stupid paper, at this room, and pretty much at this entire building. The pressure from grad school is building up so high that it is crushing my soul inside of me and turning it into an enormous diamond of hate. That's what I have in me right now - a 14 carrot diamond of hate. It's priceless if you ask me.

I think my love of the Junior Boys is 75 percent my love of their vocals. These dudes could sing a fucking Chinese take-out menu to me and I would think it was sexy. In my head these dudes' days are a combination of doing blow, making cold hard beats, sleeping with the sexiest woman in the room, and then breaking that girl's heart by telling her he doesn't really love it. It sounds exhausting really.

This shit is the shit though. Junior Boys vocals and some cold beats from Kelly Polar. It's a god damn sandwich of forward leaning dance music and sexiness. Some sweet disco-like strings, ice cold electronic beats, and sad Kraftwerk electronic chords. The Junior Boys have a tendency to sing about the cold, distance that inevitable engulfs a relationship that is about to go up in flames. And still, it is fucking cool.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Election Day Jam! F. Yea.

 Jazzanova feat Ben Westbeech - I Can See (Filippo Moscatello Rmx) by Naughty™

Ohhhhhhh shit. It's Tuesday. It's election day. Time to party.....right? Don't tell me I'm the only one getting hyped that it is election day. You know what they use to do one election day? It was a national holiday that everyone got the day off. Every went and voted (everyone being land owning, white males) and then got drunk and partied in the name of democracy. How fucking awesome is that? Why aren't we doing this, citizen participation would be significantly higher.....and that would be good for Democrats. Just saying.

I haven't stopped listening to this track for two days now. I literally sit here listening to it over and over. Disco edits are one of the only things that are going to make this winter season bearable. Seriously though, this is one sun soaked modern take on disco and it is undeniably fun. Soulful vocals, disco strings, some sweet drums....god damn, I could listen to this all day.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Polonaise? Polo-naise.

Polonaise - Trocadero by Mixmag

Ohhhhhhh nah....what do we have here?

-House music.

What?! This ain't no house music. Wanna know why?


Because I've never heard it at the club. That's why. I mean, if it isn't Skrillex it clearly isn't house music.

-Skrillex isn't house music. It is barely even music.

Whatch you say boy?!

-I said, you're correct Skrillex is the shit.

That's what I thought.

- But this is also kind of the shit. I mean, listen to that beat, it sounds like it was made on a Casio keyboard but its still got that groove. Some classic 808 drum sounds thrown in for good measure, some dense, dark chord progressions, and some sprinkling of synths and you got yourself a banging forward sounding house hit.

Boyyyyy I thought I told you before, if it isn't Skrillex its shit! I love the his ENERGY. Its what electronic music is suppose to sound like. [Punches other guy in the face.]

-You're right I don't know what I'm talking about. I stand corrected.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We haven't gone anywhere.....

I promise.....really......we are going to be back soon......

I swear.

In the meantime....check out the archives and check out some of our work over at the awesome Keep On Repeat.

Computer Love.