Frank Ocean - Channel Orange // “What was your favourite part?” A workmate inquired about my recent trip home to Oz. One might think a typical answer would include “sunshine, family, the beach” etc. Well… 1) The sun greeted me with 3rd degree burns within four hours of my arrival. 2) Family time is great, but is always accompanied by a heavy dose of Christmas dysfunction, which perhaps has nothing to do with Christmas at all. 3) The ocean is full of life-threatening predators that you suddenly become [...]
Top 9 songs I listened to on Itunes this year. (Fuck 10? What makes 10 so special?) 9. Billie Holiday - "These Foolish Things" If I could die and be buried in a song, it would be this one. Therefore, perhaps rather morbidly, I guess I listened to it pretty much every day on the bus. 8. Antony and Bryce Dessner - "I Was Young When I Left Home" It’s raining outside. Find a mud [...]
The buzz around Frank Ocean before Channel Orange was unhurried and casual, with a sense of expectancy in the wake of his debut LP “Nostalgia Ultra”, though he was essentially still only known as the emotional grounding in the “Odd Future” Collective. It was “that” Tumblr post that changed everything, as Ocean’s divulgence of sexuality two weeks before release automatically placed the record under the spotlight; it’s interpretable lyrics becoming one of the many aspects that make this record unmatched by it’s peers, innovative in a previously lyrically restrictive genre. Channel Orange [...]
Trap music has really taken a hold of the EDM scene. There is no doubting it's presence and throughout the major cities on Earth, Collectives have sprung up to showcase the rising Trap music scene. Blasted Events have begun to host a monthly to showcase this sound and they have been really hitting the scene hard with the best Trap talent in America and Canada. This Month they feature amazing Trap upstarts Klever , Trapzillas , LeDoom , HPNTK , 40 Ounce , and Black Magic . This is all being hosted [...]
Above is a muddied amalgam of the artwork to each of our freshly completed Tracks of 2012 rundown , dubiously fangled on a newly acquired and equally dodgy copy of Photoshop, and below is our ongoing attempt to grapple with the finer intricacies of musical technologies. It's the first, and could well be the last Spotify playlist I ever so painstakingly compile, and it features our every entry (or rather the 28 that, at the time of writing, were hooked up to their mainframe, or whatever the correct technical term would be for that). That our topspot is in [...]
In this, the first instalment of Dots & Dashes' Tracks of 2012, we initiate the rundown from forty through one, vicariously reliving the glory days of TOTP, rampaged Woolworths racks of any given Monday morn, and so forth. Novelty Christmas number ones and such. Though as we approach the season to be jolly – blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah – here begins our catalogue of tracks to have made the year that was, and most certainly still is 2012, commensurately merry. Comprising odes to toddlers, strippers and charlatans alike, numbers 31 through 40 take [...]
Serious head noddin' Beatz dropping from Frank Ocean; riffin' about strippin'.
A few days late posting this video, yes. But who cares, its worth putting up a few days after the initial hype. Just think of me as the person who walks in the party late with an epic entrance. Yeah, I'm totally that guy.
loafchickwaterreeds : Frank Ocean & John Mayer - “Pyramids (live on “Saturday Night Live”)”
Watch the video for Frank Ocean 's Pyramids from his album Channel Orange .
Frank Ocean - Pyramids An epic video for an epic song. But let it be known, Mr. Ocean is crazy.
After the release of Frank's huge success that is Channel Orange , the Odd Future crooner now releases the highly anticipated video for his track "Pyramids". Directed by Nabil, the visuals tell a story that is gorgeous and abstract at the same time. Beginning with a large dose of Absinth, Frank Ocean works his ways through the night, ending in a desert with John Mayer grinding out chords on his guitar. The "Pyramids" video is put together with the same care and attention to detail as Channel Orange , and deserves a view below.
Mr. Ocean lets loose the visual to his Channel Orange smash. Pretty Abstract.
As Frank Ocean put in his superstar-making performance this weekend on SNL, his incredible run continues with the stunning video for “Pyramids’. Ocean is inebriated in the deepest and darkest ways, as he ventures in a strip club, ride motorcycles, and encounters John Mayer in front of a neon pyramid. Got some goosebumps during that ladder scene as Mayer is shredding away under the dazed Odd Future member. Production value is high on this, and the always mysterious man continues to intrigue us all. Get Channel Orange [...]
Frank Ocean kicked off this season of Saturday Night Live with performances of "Pyramids" and "Thinkin Bout You." With a little assistance from John Mayer on the guitar, Frank proves once again that he's no slouch when it comes to live performances. Still waiting on seeing "Pilot Jones" live. In ... Read More
A apresentação de Frank Ocean no Saturday Night Live ao lado de John Mayer já era uma prévia do vídeo que o cantor divulgou no domingo para Pyramids , faixa de seu elogiado disco Orange . No programa, Frank e John tocaram a já citada Pyramids , além de Thinkin' 'Bout You . No clipe, John Mayer aparece fazendo o solo da música de um jeito hipnótico. Com direção de Nabil ( Kanye West, Santigold e Antony and [...]
And then he walks out into the pouring rain with a stoic face and mounts his motorcycle. After that, everything was okay. posted by @clarkbs