"It's 82 Degrees and my tops peeled off" - Though its from another genre and another year, Kendrick Lamar's quote encapsulates the feeling of summer. The beautiful weather in the bay this weekend was reminding me of some summer favorites so I thought I would share one that has been getting some heavy play. Wild Nothing, the one man project of Jack Tatum, released "Summer Holiday" in 2009. The track is a perfect downbeat dream pop soundscape, ideal for summer listening. Check out their live performance below!
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Artist: Wild Nothing Title: Summer Holiday File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rock Year: 2009
Influenced by Atmosphere and Eyedea, Gabriel Quinn is an up and coming roots hop artist. His fresh style and captivating lyrics take listeners on a journey through narrative like songs. Songs ranging from his battle with cancer to a personal letter addressed to Barack Obama, his debut EP “How I Discovered I Am Alive” is his first project. Here is his song X's and O's with download. You can also check out his website at: http://www.gabriel-quinn.com/ Gabriel Quinn - How I Discovered I Am Alive - X's and O's
Artist: Gabriel Quinn Title: X's and O's Link Text: Gabriel Quinn - How I Discovered I Am Alive - X’s and O’s File Name: Gabriel-Quinn-How-I-Discovered -I-Am-Alive-06-Xs-and-Os.mp3 Year: 2012
Ko Ko, the project of Ryan and Taylor Lawhorn has been blowing up in the blogosphere with their new single Float. After a few days of listening to it in the library it quickly meandered into my most listened to tracks. Sounding in a sense like a more mellow Miike Snow, Ko Ko is a good vibes, California based band perfect for listening to in the library or on a road trip. Listen to their song float below and check them out on sound cloud and youtube, they are certainly a band to watch.
Egyptian Hip-Hop is a group of manchester teens that have been putting out some quality indie-rock since 2008. The band has been touring around in the U.K. and is set to release a new album later this year. This track Rad Pitt is pure indie-pop bliss, full of raw vocals and teen angst. In addition, this group possibly has the best collection of indie hair cuts in the game. Hope you enjoy the track!
Artist: Egyptian Hip Hop Title: Rad Pitt File Name: SoundCloud
The Chicago based trio 'Gemini Club' put up their new single 'By Surprise' for free download a little over a week ago. I threw it on the iPod at the end of spring break and for the past week it has been one of the songs on repeat wherever I have been. The combination of the piano, synths, and guitar in this track is really smooth and complements the strong vocals of singer Tom Gavin. They have worked with Two Door Cinema Club, Hey Champ, and opened for A-Trak and Chromeo so you know they are working their way up [...]
Its always a bummer to head back to campus after spring break but here are a few tracks to help take away the pain! This is a short list of some of the stuff thats been on repeat on my iPod over the break. These tracks are so good that they made multiple voyages on public transit almost pleasant. The first track is by British indie-rockers 'Swim Deep'. Its a real addicting song, and a perfect one to cruise to on the morning drive to work. The second track is by White Arrow, an [...]
Check out Mr. Little Jeans (Norwegian Singer Monica Birkenes) , cover of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'. Personally I have found it more addicting than the original. Its a great cover and a good chill out study song with some nice mellow synths complementing Birkenes beautiful voice. The video was produced by the High 5 Collective, who is notable for producing videos for Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, and the rest of the OFWGKTA collective.
K.R. is a 26 year old rapper who hails from Queens, NY, that has been flowing over beats since the age of 9. K.R., who also goes by K.ris R.aps, is an independent artist that has built up his own label, DopeMusic&EntertainMent, and aims to develop the movement of DopeMusic/Dopelife. Hence a lot references in his music involving dope, heroin, etc, which he uses to not only represent a word that's relevant in popular culture meaning cool, but also represents his goal of creating addictive music. His upcoming project The Black Pearl Project, Black Pearl being a nickname for heroin, [...]
Artist: K.ris R.aps Title: 2012 Link Text: 2012 Freestyle - K.R. File Name: 2012-.L-1.mp3 Bitrate: 128 kbps Genre: Hip-Hop Year: 2012
Artist: KR DopeMusic Title: Bars To Spare Link Text: KR - Bars To Spare freestyle File Name: 2.-KR-Bars-To-Spare-freestyle. mp3 Bitrate: 128 kbps Genre: Hip-Hop Year: 2011
Artist: KR. DopeMusic Title: Run On Link Text: KR - Run On File Name: 1.-KR-Run-On.mp3 Bitrate: 128 kbps Genre: Hip-Hop Year: 2011
From Rottun Records and Liquid Stranger's Mechanoid Meltdown EP, Liquid stranger now presents Ripple (VIP). From a musically trained standpoint, the beginning bars are off count, but as he uses a slow build up, he drops the chorus into a dirty bass. diffidently a filthy bass drop that can be easily remixed for any other DJ, but the song presents some nice drops from middle to end and keeps a great tempo. I would recommend checking out the artist to see [...]
These guys go to school over at the University of Arizona, and let me tell you after Jimmy Tatro suggested that I check them out I thought via youtube I wasn't ready to take it seriously. If you don't know about Jimmy Tatro here are some of his finer moments. Enough about Jimmy though... These guys have a lot of potential both together and separated. Tyler has great flow throughout the track accompanied by Jake's excellent vocals. [...]
Artist: jakebroido Title: "Whiskey On The Rocks" Tyler Thomas ft. Jake Broido File Name: SoundCloud
So the last Adventure Club track hasn't left your playlist yet (or call me weird... they all do...) and they HIT YOU WITH ANOTHER ONE!? WHOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta love an artist that can show grace whilst showing power. Adventure Club transforms "Youth" into dubstep black magic.
Artist: the Vegetable & the Ferret Title: Riff Raff feat: Akil Link Text: Riff Raff feat- Akil File Name: White-Mic-of-Bored-Stiff-Z-man -of-Gurp-City-The-Vegetable-th e-Ferret-02-Riff-Raff-feat-Aki l.mp3
Montreal based musician and producer Miracle Fortress (Graham Van Pelt) has been making poppy electronic tunes since 2005. However, just this past year, Miracle Fortress released their long awaited sophomore album Was I The Wave? The album was created in complete isolation like Graham's first, Five Roses , and reflects that in its intricate melodies that demonstrate themes of alienation, anonymity, and the desire for the assurances of intimacy. The tracks from Five Roses have an ethereal feel tinged with a childlike sadness. Was I The Wave? as a whole, seems to have [...]
Link Text: Miracle Fortress - Everything Works File Name: 3185692_Miraclefortress-Everyt hingworks.mp3
Artist: Miracle Fortress Title: Next Train Link Text: Miracle Fortress - Next Train File Name: miraclefortress_nexttrain.mp3 Bitrate: 241 kbps Genre: Alternative Year: 2007
We'll have these posts come along every so often, which include artists and songs that have been submitted to our site. The song below was submitted from artist F-A, also known as Fabian Sandoval, a Bay Area resident. Listen to the song below and check out more of his music here: famusic.bandcamp.com The next song I really liked, and kind of reminded me of an Odd Future type flow. Keep the submissions coming, Jon Flores. We see you! Check out more of his music HERE . [...]
Artist: famusic Title: Mind Playing Games File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip Hop
Artist: JonFlores Title: Chris Villa x Jon Flores - "Pope Money.Flo Money" (Prod. By Chris Villa x Jon Flores) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: MONEY!!!!!
Artist: NickLondon Title: Nick London- You (Featuring David Lyn) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hiphop
Shouts out to OverDoz. for putting me on this Iman Omari hype. This is truly beautiful music.Whether you're into a soulful, R&B style of music, or are into the dope beats of the hip-hop genre, you'll find something you like out of this artist. I hope you enjoy what you hear. Download album HERE Iman Omari - Energy Filed under: Acoustic , Electronic , Hip-Hop/Rap , Jazz , Music , New Independent Artists [...]
Artist: Iman Omari Title: Energy Link Text: Iman Omari - Energy File Name: 01-energy.mp3
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