Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jill Scott - Slowly Surely (Theo Parrish Remix)

Ungraceful and the mark of bad technique.

We've melted. I'm not going to complain about the heat all that much because deep down I like it, but seriously, we are starting to melt. I'm planning on some how finding an internet connection so I can continue to listen to Theo Parrish all day/night all while trying to drink the cold adult beverages I have in my house.

Really though, I don't think it gets much more romantic than this track. This is a perfect 4am tune to drift off into the realm of sleep or whatever else you do at 4am. And, for whatever reason it makes me feel like I'm cooling down.

Also, because I can, this coming week is all Theo Parrish on Denim/On/Denim. Buckle up.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ronnie Hudson - West Coast Pop Lock (TV & Fingerman's "Party Over Here" Edit)

You know, just popping and locking. 

It's going to hit the century mark tomorrow. I like the heat and that is still too hot for me. When it gets that hot I understand why public safety officials fear the warm weather months because you can almost justify to yourself about why someone would take another person's life. It is that hot.

My plan to cool down is to sit on my porch, listen to a bunch of old timey funk songs, and consume cold adult beverages. Doctors orders.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nina Simone - Here comes the sun

Oh darling, my dogs are barking!

Gonna slow it down a little bit. Just a tad, but I believe the delicate and august reader will appreciate it and possibly even approve.

I'm getting a little bit of a Tropicalia flare with this version and I'm digging it. A little jazzy, a little sun-soaked breeziness for your evening pleasure. Seems like an appropriate track for summer nights sitting on the porch with some adult beverages.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wolfram Ft. Hadday - Thing Called Love (Legowelt Remix)

And the beat goes and the beat goes, Ms. Elizabeth.

Things I like in no particular order: Legowelt. Wolfram. Analog sounding electronics. Robot voices.

Lucky for me this track includes all of the above.

Seriously though. Seriously. No, seriously. Don't look behind you. There, beyond your bed, hiding underneath your dresser. The horror. The absolute unbridled horror of the mundane and dispassionate. I see you there. Well, I see it, I don't know if you, dear reader can see it. If I were you - don't look. In fact, do me this one favor; avert your eyes. It lies there in silence with a black coat of fur and white fangs. Again, if you knew what was best you would just carry on like nothing was there.

Oh look, its 10:15. Time for my television plays.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ohio, Illinois and The Truth.

First post. Long overdue, I suppose. So, just got back from Chicago. a) We beasted Chicago. Akron is a training ground for binge drinkers and we found the dragon, stared him down and embarrassed him in front of his girl. b) Chicago is real awesome. Found probably the best electronic record store I've ever seen called Gramaphone Records. Trax Records t shirts and a DJ spinning some sick disco. Dude playing records in there was legit. He played Loleata Halloway 'getting stronger' which is a personal favorite, and then a bunch of songs my Shazam wouldn't pick up. One did catch, a 7 minute 1982 disco track by Eloise Walker called 'don't turn your back on love' that is well ahead of it's time.

 So, I spent an hour in this record store, half drunk flipping through countless records where I recognized one of every ten names I saw. Got a couple bangers though. First, Nas 'Untitled' is super underrated. 'Queens get the money' is fucking phenomenal. It's a mixtape staple. 'Hero' and 'Breathe' are bitchin dance rap tracks.

Also, when in Rome, buy the Roman's bumps. Mr Fingers 'Can You Feel It' hits like a plastic sledge hammer filled with sand.

Also, I just have to give a big up to any vinyl record store that has a DOOM section. I need to get my ass back up to Chicago lickety split, no shit.


Love that bull. Love it.

Attitudes about money you should not have if you are a rapper:
1. Ehhh.
2. It's the root of all evil.
3. I think I have enough right now, thank you.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mike Simonetti - I'll Root This Mountain Down edit

I don't know man, read into this one whatever you want. 

Another diddy from the Mike Simonetti 12 inch. I don't know when it is coming out but you should get it. And then you should invite me over so we can listen to it. I'll bring snacks & drinks. 

I believe this was on Simonetti's Beats in Space mix a couple of weeks ago. Buried somewhere in all of that prog-techno-house stuff he was playing. I love it, it makes me so happy.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Marcel Vogel - Miss You (Em Vee Edit)

Teenage Angst.

I swear to god people, enough with the GIFs already. I get it they are cute, you can do funny-ish things with them. But, seriously, they aren't all that funny. The world would be exactly no different with or without them. And while you're at it - get off my lawn.

This is great though, a senses pleasing Rolling Stones edit. The height of enjoyment, really. I doff my cap in your generally direction Marcel Vogel, where ever you may be. It reminds me of the time I was belittled by a person with a much stronger opinion about my musical tastes than I probably have of my own that. Said antagonist insisted  I do not listen to enough Rolling Stones. This one is for you.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mike Simonetti - Giving and Living edit

I'm not even going to apologize for not posting the last five days. Only because we both know it is going to happen again sometime in the future.

This is the first of several tracks I'm going to post from Mike Simonetti's most recent release. I'm going to call it a release but I have no idea if that is accurate or not. Either way, go listen to the whole thing here.

I'm not even going to talk about how Mike Simonetti might have the modern day Midas touch.

I'm not even going to bring to the august readers attention the fact that Mike Simonetti once hiked to the top of the tallest peak in Europe with a mic just to record what silence really sounds like.

Nope, not going to do it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

James Mason - Nightgruv (Unreleased Longer Edit)

I pick the Dutch to win the Euros. The promptly went out and got beat in their first game. Way to go guys.

This photo is melting my brain. Just, everything about it is making my brain explode. Is that suppose to be an astronaut's outfit? Is she was outer space? Are they going somewhere? I feel like they are going to some sort of science fiction themed prom. Which, thinking about it, is a prom that I want to go to.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cloud One - Atmosphere Strut

Well, I don't think it gets any better than that really. 

Right up my ally, this one. Or, right in my tonal wheelhouse, if you will. This seems just perfect for starting off this summer weekend. 

I read a good item today about how it's hard to talk about disco. When you say you are into disco to someone the first mental image they get are those standard disco images of Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gee's, and what not. The author was talking about how when he thinks about disco he thinks of this. 

God damn, I want that suit. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pittsburgh Track Authority - Now's Tomorrow

Guysssssss the Euros start this weekend! Woot!

The smart money is on the team with the panda as their goalie. It's a lock!

The ever attentive reader will remember that a couple of months ago I posted an entire EP of Pittsburgh Track Authority that was all the rage. This track leans a little bit more on the disco, groove, soul end than the last but that just makes it all the better for the summer.

Things pandas are probably amazing at:
Shucking corn
Telling a good joke
Rolling around on the ground
Playing goalie

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (Psychemagik Edit)

Those are going to be all the rage this summer.

When you keep your expectations just inches above the ground it's pretty nice because things constantly surprise you. Take that as a comment on 1) this awesome track and 2) how I learned to love Fleetwood Mac and 3) my general outlook on life.

I love Fleetwood Mac. I don't mean that in some sort of bullshit hipster ironic fashion. I mean I legitimately love Fleetwood Mac. Some of you probably don't like Fleetwood Mac and are judging me right now for expressing my love for said band. Well, you are wrong and can go to hell. There, I said it.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Olin - Compton (ft Co. Processing)

A banquet of dark, house-y sounds that I recommend are to be experienced via headphones or a very loud speaker system that you can get really close to.

Wasted day attempting to study for a final. Instead I fell asleep and went for a run when I stumbled upon this track. I'm not disappointed by this at all. In fact, I'm quit pleased. Pleased indeed. A new track out on Discovery records. Well played gentlemen, well played.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bookworms - African Rhythms

Yep, I've been really bad at this whole thing lately haven't I. I apologize. But I know that no amount of apologizing can make it right, can it?

But as always, thank you for visiting this moderately decent to serviceable music blog. We are always striving for "mmmehhhhh?".

Out on the always lovely L.I.E.S. label this month. The interwebs told me that this track really came out in 2009-ish. They asked that I stress, STRESS, the "ish" part of that statement because I really don't know what year it came out I just know it existed a while ago.

So, here we are. It's Friday later afternoon, productivity has fallen to almost non-existent levels. Let's dig into the deep questions then - what exactly are we doing here?