Hi, I'm Andriana, but my friends call me Dre. Just a fan, with an ear for what's good. Coming up in tha game just in time to get old and die.

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Main Attraktionz Bossalini & Fooliyones pt. 2 (prod. by AHYVE)

One of my top ten tracks of 2010 is Glasser’s "Treasury of We". Well Main Attrakionz and ardent young producer AHYVE had to go ahead and blow my mind by giving Cameron Mesirow’s track the Bay Area treatment as the introductory anthem to 808’s & Dark Grapes.


I’ve been known to hate on a lot of the new rap that has come out in the past couple of years. Maybe that’s because I refused to admit that hip hop is evolving, maybe it’s because a lot of it just wasn’t that good.

Main Attrakionz though, man, they have struck a chord with me in the best possible way. Main Attrakionz manage to walk a fine line between rap nostaligia with beats and verses reminiscent of early hip hop heroes like The Pharcyde and Hierogylphics, while keeping with the rap evolution by creating their own brand of playful, freshly engineered swagger via incandescent producers like Clams Casino, Friendzone and AHYVE. 808’s and Dark Grapes has made me a believer, don’t sleep on this record. "This ain’t lofi nigga".

Download Bossalini & Fooliyones pt. 2 here.

Download 808’s & Dark Grapes via MiskaNYC’s Bandcamp.

Gluttony Is The New Black

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Gluttony Is The New Black: Top 25 Albums of 2010…

 

25. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

24. Twin Shadow - Forget

23. Blackbird Blackbird - Summer Heart

22. Harlem - Hippies

21. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

20. Joanna Newsome Have One On Me 

19. Surfer Blood - Astrocoast

18. How To Dress Well - Love Remains

17. The Drums - The Drums

16. Baths - Cerulean

15. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

14. Phantogram - Eyelid Movies 

13. Gayngs - Relayted 

12. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

11. Toro y Moi - Causers of This

10. Geographer - Animal Shapes

9. Foals - Total Life Forever

8. Janelle Monae - ArchAndroid

7. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

6. Glasser - Rings

5. The Black Keys - Brothers

4. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitti - Before Today 

3. Beach House - Teen Dream

2. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

1.Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Honorable Mentions: The Roots, Caribou, Beach Fossils, Francis and the Lights, Sun Airway, Crystal Castles, Memory Tapes

(Picture via Tree Hugger by Matt Glassmeyer)

Glasser Pull Back The Curtain On Their Live Performance Set-up

So a week ago I posted the track, “Treasury of We”, by one of my favorite artist’s Glasser. Peep this video of Glasser and her band demystifying the process of creating a live musical experience for songs that were written and recorded by just one person. Pretty radical.

via True Panther Sounds

Glasser Treasury of We

Glasser's latest album Ring has been on heavy rotation for months. I finally got to see her perform live at Pitchfork’s #Offline Fest at CMJ 2010. If you haven’t picked up her album yet, get on it. Do it. Now.