Watch The Duck , these guys really are some ATLiens. The trio (plus the duck) have found an interesting way to mash-up every other genre to ever exist into EDM. There are clear EDM drops that every bass head can appreciate but Watch The Duck has sandwhiched those drops between plenty of soulful vocals, ticking keys and blaring horns. The tunes have the feel of your favorite summer festival hosted by a Reggae/Dancehall host from the 702s....and he's throwing one hell of a party. Dive in, that's all I can really say. I don't know what planet these [...]
Artist: whysowhite Title: the approach File Name: SoundCloud Genre: chicago.funk.love
My CrowdNoize compandre Leah tipped me off to this tune the other day and I've given it several spins since. I guess I've kinda been on a kick of the global voices of women (see New Zealand's Lorde's The Love Club - EP , UK's London Grammar's "Wasting My Young Years" , Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote's - Tawk Tomahawk ) as of late! Please take some time to explore the depth's of Kenzie May's "Hide & Seek." This 19-year old sure has a knack to create a mighty big hook.
Chances are you may have already heard about this project. It's absolutely taken the internetz by storm. Chance totally owns Chicago and because of the genuine brilliance of the project, this fine tab of acid has seeped into the blood stream of cities nationwide. Just yesterday, it was announced that Chance would be supporting Mac Miller on a 38-city nationwide tour with select dates that include Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson and The Internet. Anyway - the project is an absolute treat from start to finish. It's been extra special to be jamming out to this mixtape breathing the very Chicago air that has inspired [...]
I'm already a huge Chalice fan...so with side project featuring both members Lizzo and Sophia Eris already sounds good. Their debut statement "Magic Ride" is definitely trip somewhere! Crunchy drums, synthy stabs, mean rhymes and mesmerizing soulful vocals? Yup, it's all here. The duo are rumored be dropping a mixtape under this moniker real soon. Lizzo's got her debut album with Doomtree beatsmith Lazerbeak on the way too! BOOM! Shouts to Prophis & JR on the production.
Night Moves comes by way of my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's gotta be one of the best music scenes on planet earth. We'll here comes another talented trio. Night Moves released their album Colored Emotions in October of last year. I discovered this one on BandCamp's new weekly podcast a few weeks ago. Well the titular track off the album stuck with me most. It sounds like inhaling sunshine. Enjoy! Be sure to grab the whole album via their BandCamp page.
A breathtaking cinematic trip from UK trio London Grammar . I've had their lastest release "Wasting My Young Years" on repeat. Such a mature sound for youngsters. Vocalist Hannah Reid showcases her absolutely stunning voice from start to finish. If they keep creating captivating sounds like this they'll be performing for the masses on a global scale soon enough. Everyone can relate to this beautiful tune. For fans of The XX, Florence & The Machine, Adele, Sigur Ros etc. London Grammar have two more tunes over at their Soundcloud page that are also worth checking out: " [...]
Artist: London Grammar Title: Hey Now File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Artist: London Grammar Title: Metal & Dust File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Rarely am I captivated by today's gunfire snare patterns and heavy machinery production in today's rap game. It was awesome when it first came on the scene. But this explosive incantation both rapped and produced by recent G.O.O.D. Music signee Travi$ Scott has a mind of it's own. The guest features couldn't really get any bigger too.
Get me back down to New Orleans - sit me on a porch with a shrimp po boy (fresh too, I wanna taste the salt water!!) and some sweet tea all up in my face. New Orleans' own Stoop Kids captures that feeling, mixing elements of hip-hop and the old soul of doo-wop. Plenty of bizarre-o lyricism over twangy broken string blues, dazzling organ piano and smoked out harmonies too. Basically, this is summertime music....and it's right on time! Ya'heard me?!
All credit for this one goes to my Minneapolis brotha Jake of BeSceneMPLS for putting me on to this one. When I was down at SXSW a few weeks ago, I was chillin' outside a venue with Jake when he had to split to go interview Australian space soul group Hiatus Kaiyote . He left telling me I needed to check out their project as soon as possible, leaving me with that both Erykah Badu and ?uestlove had been tweeting about how tremendous their deubt project was. After several listens, this is an absolutely [...]
When you sample Radiohead's " Everything In It's Right Place ," - it will bring that energy from the start. That's the case with this tune by Theophilus London featuring Trouble Andrew. It feels dark - yet optimistic with a hint of that hot trap sound. Lyrically Theo brings some fun and Trouble Andrew brings in the stoned out hook. Definitely worth a listen!
It's not news to anyone that frequents this site or knows me personally but I manage out of 8-piece funk band out of Chicago by the name whysowhite . After 2-years of hard work, we're excited to release the album to the universe. We dropped it this past Friday, hours before we opened for soul singer Cody ChesnuTT. I could go on and on for hours about how much I love the album and the sounds within it. Please give the album a solid listen and support the full album with a download and/or donation if you [...]
Artist: OCD: Moosh & Twist Title: This High File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: MNPLY Title: Hot Chocolate Mixxx Feb '13 File Name: SoundCloud Genre: MNPLY
I love when a song title truly reflects the sound of a song, it's definitely the case with this one. It also gives me the feeling of jumping into a pile of crisp leaves, or speeding through the city on my bike or maybe even a sunny day on the beach (with plenty of spiked lemonades.) That's the beauty of this song by Pond, which features members of Australian psychedelic rocke rs Tame Impala. You don't know where it's going to take you. Plenty of guitar solos, fuzz and drums that mimic slamming on a metal trashcans. Just try not to get lost, alright? [...]
Artist: Pond Title: Giant Tortoise File Name: SoundCloud
This youngster comes by way of New Zealand. Lorde brings confidence - rapping reality and harmonizing catchy hooks. With songwriting that's hauntingly honest of today's culture (a la Frank Ocean), Lorde is definitely a voice I'm going to keep my eye on. The Love Club came out this past November. Did I mention this gal is only 16 or 17? Shouts to Pigeons & Planes . I chuckled at the following SoundCloud comment "MIA slowed down with T. Swift lyrics." Wouldn't it be nice if this was on the radio? PS: "Royalty" is [...]
Artist: LordeMusic Title: The Love Club File Name: SoundCloud
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