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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TABBED LIVING: 12/27/13
For as much as I am about #HASHTAGLIVING, I’m equally consumed, if not more consumed with TABBED LIVING. Well tabbed browsing. I annoy a lot of my friends with this behavior, but for me, multi-tasking and overstimulation in my free time is my favorite way to absorb (and sift through all the garbage). 
The other day on Twitter I joked and said being a tastemaker means getting to say “I hit it first.” Which is all truth. So I thought it would be fun to take a screenshot of whatever is tabbed on my browser and share those links with you all. This should be fun, hope you enjoy!

I’m redecorating my apartment and I think this poster from electronic label LuckyMe needs to be in my living room. Also it’s like $10.

The Chicago homies, The-Drum shared their favorite albums of 2013 with Fact Mag. I did a photo shoot with Brandon, Jeremiah and the rest of their JODY counterparts on my roof last October. That was so much fun.

Agent Provocateur is having a huge sale…

Watching Ted Talks this morning. Love you Netflix…

The homie Jerry Jones of East Village Radio’s Gold River Show picked his 10 favorite mixtapes of 2013. He’s got some gems in there for sure.

I should keep a permanent tab open for queen bee Lily Mercer. She’s one of my favorite hip hop personalities. Of course she’s a Brit. <3

Rapper Chace Greene is kind of a basic, but I have eternal love for Kobe Bryant, so I clicked. Of course disappointment ensued once the video started. Sidenote, the guys that run StupidDope are lovely.

I sometimes read CMS Wire. 

Chicago producer and #SAVEMONEY member Thelonious Martin dropped a new mixtape titled ANTHOLOGY today. DL HERE.

So did Ryan Hemsworth. Halifax’s biggest star dropped a mixtape of 10 previously unreleased reworks of Beyonce, Future, Lorde, Chief Keef, Disclosure and more. DL RYANPACKv1 HERE.

TABBED LIVING: 12/27/13

For as much as I am about #HASHTAGLIVING, I’m equally consumed, if not more consumed with TABBED LIVING. Well tabbed browsing. I annoy a lot of my friends with this behavior, but for me, multi-tasking and overstimulation in my free time is my favorite way to absorb (and sift through all the garbage). 

The other day on Twitter I joked and said being a tastemaker means getting to say “I hit it first.” Which is all truth. So I thought it would be fun to take a screenshot of whatever is tabbed on my browser and share those links with you all. This should be fun, hope you enjoy!

I’m redecorating my apartment and I think this poster from electronic label LuckyMe needs to be in my living room. Also it’s like $10.

The Chicago homies, The-Drum shared their favorite albums of 2013 with Fact Mag. I did a photo shoot with Brandon, Jeremiah and the rest of their JODY counterparts on my roof last October. That was so much fun.

Agent Provocateur is having a huge sale…

Watching Ted Talks this morning. Love you Netflix…

The homie Jerry Jones of East Village Radio’s Gold River Show picked his 10 favorite mixtapes of 2013. He’s got some gems in there for sure.

I should keep a permanent tab open for queen bee Lily Mercer. She’s one of my favorite hip hop personalities. Of course she’s a Brit. <3

Rapper Chace Greene is kind of a basic, but I have eternal love for Kobe Bryant, so I clicked. Of course disappointment ensued once the video started. Sidenote, the guys that run StupidDope are lovely.

I sometimes read CMS Wire

Chicago producer and #SAVEMONEY member Thelonious Martin dropped a new mixtape titled ANTHOLOGY today. DL HERE.

So did Ryan Hemsworth. Halifax’s biggest star dropped a mixtape of 10 previously unreleased reworks of Beyonce, Future, Lorde, Chief Keef, Disclosure and more. DL RYANPACKv1 HERE.

UK Premiere: The Range Telescope

Arguably one of the brightest new producers of 2013, James Hinton aka The Range has carved out a world splattered with limitless possibilities and gasping with bouts of sullen introspection.

Melding Jungle, Footwork, Grime and RnB, Hinton’s debut LP Nonfiction is a playful, yet meticulous body of sounds that explores much more territory than just drum patterns and chord progressions. Through his music, Hinton introduces listeners to a dichotomy of emotions out of opposing treatments. Lofty, infinite feelings of singularity are juxtaposed with rushing bouts of fluttering excitement.

Nonfiction is the culmination of all of those ripped apart and exposed moments. This is nonfiction, this is real life. The past, the present and the future all unfolding miraculously together. Urges, desires, dreams and disappointments spill over the edges of the grainy television screen and onto the floor beneath your feet. This is what we have been living for.

Nestled between what could be the opening of a Drake track, “Sad Song” and Nonfiction’s breakout single ‘Metal Swing’ sits ‘Telescope.’ The track is a rushing grip of nostalgia that digs itself those deep folds of your cranium, forcing tightly wound emotions to quickly come unhinged.

In the video for “Telescope,” Hinton further explores the concept of the infinite, set against a backdrop of twinkling night. A symphonic wave soars above calculated crashes of percussion as playful vocal blips reel us back in from our infinite delight. Best Fit is proud to present to you the first visual accompaniment to one of the most beautifully complex albums of the year.

The Range’s Nonfiction LP is out digitally via Donky Pitch and on limited vinyl in collaboration withBerlin label Project Mooncircle.

Dead Horse Beats Tangle Blue Eyes

The artist community in Montreal has always been fostering, and maybe this is because I’ve been paying more attention, but in the last few years, I find myself discovering more and more unique talent from this region than any other. One of Montreal’s best kept secrets (but not for long), is producer Patrick Wade aka Dead Horse Beats.

Earlier this year, the multi-instrumentalist self-released his fantastic Chains ‘Round My Legs album. With the idea of creating tracks out of 1930s era prison work samples, Wade came up with 12 jangly hip hop tracks, many of which include the guest vocals of artists from around the world, helping bring his concept album to life.

This week Wade dropped a video for the single, “Tangle Blue Eyes,” featuring rapper, Drig. Harmonious, fluffy vocals echo and dance around thick synthesized beats and hollow organ notes, set to the backdrop of a beautifully crafted storyboard. In the tale of “Tangle Blue Eyes,” people, places and moments from the 1930s are stitched together and made into an animated time capsule set to music. Just as you start to question the significance of the video, you realize Wade’s uplifting beats act as the perfect accompaniment for the story of Chains ‘Round My Legs, to unfold. 

JAY Z “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

How to make seven hours and six groups of people look like one incredible five minute experience. The art of the music video is not dead. I wrote about my experience at the music video shoot for Mass Appeal,  you can read it HERE.

Watch the video above and see if you you spot me!

INTERVIEW: Introducing Lockah

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Swirling synths in a variety of forms take on chameleon like qualities shaping Aberdeen’s brightest rising star Lockah, aka Tom Banks’ savagely inventive sound. Humming chugs of lofty bass marry with pitched vocal loops cascading into jungle-inspired beats. This menagerie of genres and concept sounds are then swirled together in a steaming pot of thick and chunky beats ready to elevate any mood.

The stalwart label head of emerging bass outfit, Tuff Wax, and playing a large part in the emerging scene in his hometown of Aberdeen, Banks is pushing more than just a new sound in 2013. Lockah’s music unearths new territories, blending an epic movie score quality with forward thinking production and a wildly creative style, landing him on labels like Mad Decent’s Jeffrees, Skrillex’s OWSLA, and most recently, on bass music trendsetting label, Donky Pitch.

One of the fascinating aspects of Banks’ music is his ability to elicit melodies out of heavy-handed synth, sparse techno beats and trembling glistens of effects, all of which create the most strangely fantastic pop ballads. Best Fit set out to find out where the young producer’s influences lie, what his new EP Only Built For Neon Nights is really about and if it’s possible to ever have too much synth.

Read my interview with Tom after the jump!

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Decades In Sequins (Video)

I premiered this on The Line Of Best Fit yesterday. Finally found a band I can love.

In our humble experience, it’s always the most sheltered of beings that create the most organic of art. They construct bridges, hooks and melodies from a limited vantage point, which in the end, ends up being one of their greatest strengths. If you’ve never been to Rome, you can’t do as the Romans do, if you will.

It’s been so long since we’ve heard a band with the ability to illicit such range from slightly iridescent wails, reverbed heartaches and textural dissonance, without being too polarizing in their approach. With Decades, nothing’s forced, there’s no ego or disingenuous demeanor in an attempt to attract a particular audience– the music they make is all they know. If our memory suits, the last act able to pull off such a feat, is well, The Rapture.

Drinking up a heavy dose of Gang of Four and Joy Division influences, Decades imbibe the best of what the British post-punk era greats left as a lasting impression, and then they do something very special, they take that sound and make it their own. Splattering hints of pop and glam across a blurred post-punk existence, what materializes just beyond the horizon, Decades, is the sound we’ve been yearning for, before we even knew what it was. Watch the video for ‘In Sequins’ to see what exactly what we mean.

Decades self-titled debut album, is out 30th April on White Girl Records.

Tracklisting:
1. Tonight Again
2. Any Wonder
3. Celebrate 
4. Old & Aging
5. Only After
6. In Sequins
7. Move Me
8. Can You Love Me Now
9. For From Me
10. Washed

Photo by Laura Lynn Petrick

Julian Malone 7Milli (Official Video)

Latest signee to Stones Throw. This kid is going to be huge. So much raw talent and potential in his lyrics and flow. Gets me fucking excited. 

Please help this kid get to 1k likes on Facebook. Gsus.

George Maple Uphill (Official Video)

Just fell in love. This is SO sexy. The name George Maple might sound familiar if you have been listening to Flume’s new record. She is featured on the track "Bring You Down". She’s amazing and powerful on that track, and sing-songy and playful on this one. So much versatility. One of my favorite new voices.

Get this track for free from Bondax’s Justus Recordings.

Teen Mom I Wanna Go Out (Video)

Premiered this awesome video on The Line of Best Fit today. 

Universal truths spill out onto the screen in Teen Mom’s video for their reverb-cushioned take on fuzzy-lipped guitar rock. Missed opportunities at looking cool materialise in the form of adrenaline pumping guitar riffs, drowned out, distorted vocals and soothing melodies, all pleading a singular demand… “I wanna go out.”

It’s a shoegazers take on beachy, garage rock at the first, best party you’ve ever been to.

Get Teen Mom’s limited edition Mean Tom 12” EP on vinyl in black or coke bottle clear, dropping Nov 27th, via Analog Edition.