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WARM NTS RADIO SHOW W/ DAUWD + JACQUES RENAULT
Listened to this all day on Sunday. Exclusives from Face + Heel, Unknown, new remixes, plus picks from Dauwd and Jacques Renault. I don’t have a tracklist, but it’s too good to not just listen and enjoy. Smoothed out and sexed up electronic vibes, that lead into jazzy, house tracks, some dance friendly numbers, some funky futuristic juke shit at the one hour mark, soul laced house, then at the 1:47 mark they get weird and it’s just a lovely way to end it all. Perfect mix to celebrate the day of my birth. Warm never disappoints.
File Under: Mixtape Monday, music Dre loves, names you should know, that new new shit, Faves
Submotion OrchestraBlindspot (Maribou State Remix)
Brilliance and creativity seep from every orifice of Maribou State’s being. Every time they drop something new they cease to amaze me. Versatility and poise are always in tow, but they are not afraid to take one too many of those colorful little pills, let themselves go and get deep.
Maribou State is no stranger to GITNB, an act to watch no doubt. With my upcoming UK trip, hopefully that statement will prove true in the literal sense very soon.
Be sure to also check out their fantastic remix for Alpines’ track ‘Empire’ HERE
My interview with Alt-J (for Yours Truly’s Pen Pal Series) + “Tessellate” Video
In the time before cellphones and text messaging, gchat and Airtime, it’s not that we had less to say, there were just less ways to say it. We couldn’t overshare if we wanted to. When you think about it, penpals are the original Facebook. A way to connect with people you have known your whole life, or maybe met just once, but you want to get to know better. It’s not so much the words that are meant to be looked at, it’s what’s in between the lines that makes all the difference. That was just the result whenThom from Alt-J shared with us some insight into the band, their music, and his thoughts on the world today in a Yours Truly style penpal correspondence.
Here’s how it went down, YT sent some questions and Alt-J sent back a letter with some answers. Enjoy!
Here’s the part I couldn’t put on Yours Truly:
Fuck genres and fuck jam bands, here’s to the future of music. Introducing Alt-J
So i think one of the defining aspects of Alt-j, is (ironically) the fact that it’s incredibly difficult to define your sound. So if you had to describe Alt-j’s sound as a food or dish, what would you pick and why?
Can you talk about your sound a bit and how it pulls from just about everywhere?
When it comes to genres, people have tried to put you guys in pretty much every genre imaginable. What do you think of music genres? Do you think genres are becoming less important, or they are just being redefined?
Most outlandish description of Alt-j’s music you’ve seen so far?
What does it feel like to be compared to Radiohead?
The darlings over at Push & Run just dropped a pack of downloadable delights from their roster featuring Ifan Dafydd's 'No Good' which hasn't been available for download until now, along with Pedestrian & Maribou State’s take on Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop. The comp also features two new signings, Parisian and Bodhi who give their own takes on Sade and Destiny’s Child.
From the artwork to the offerings, this is a great compilation from one of my favorite boutique UK imprints. I streamed the mix all last night and couldn’t stop smiling and grooving. Take a listen to Bodhi’s killer take on Destiny’s Child above, and Parisian’s electronic lullaby version of Sade below. Great stuff. Congrats on your new home too! Pumped for you guys.
STREAM and DOWNLOAD 'Tings In Boots Vol. 1' over at FACT.
"Forgotten Notes" is the perfect bridge song. San Francisco, New York, most of Europe, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, it’s not worth explaining. Just know it’s all about the mood. Yesterday Juno dropped the free download to Hackman’s sexy new single to help spread that feeling even further. Of course I snagged it, and you should too.
Get Hackman’s Forgotten Notes 10” single via the always dope Ramp Recordings.
In my recent post for Hearing Gold I said Bondax is one of my top five acts to keep an eye on in 2012. Check out their latest (opposite of [banger] because I’m kind of drunk and h8 that word), track, that is everything you would want in a steamy, wet summer jam. It’s super clean, solid productions of electronic music with an arsenal of tricks at their disposal, yet nothing is overdone because they don’t have to, music for anyone that wants to groove to the beat. Memorial Day in the US was begging for this track whether they knew it or not.
I know you’ve been pining for a stripped down, British version of Yeasayer. Just kidding. Except not really.
I go to great lengths to not read pr emails for the simple fact they haven’t done anything for me as a music enthusiast and I am on the internet enough that I will just find it on someone else’s blog. Well I’m actually really glad I read this one.
Multi instrumentalist Adam Weikert shows of his piano and vocal skills at London’s Union Chapel with a stripped down, acoustic emotional take on indie pop. Weikie does not posses a conventional voice, it’s constrained and a bit odd at first listen, but so raw and filled with so much talent, that the outcome is just beautiful.
(p.s. I hear the Tracy Chapman thing, but it’s a dude so it’s not, and I just didn’t want to go there. Just like it for what it is.)
VanillaStill Love U + Put A Spell On You
Oh my fucking vice. Been listening to this album on repeat for a solid 36 hours and I’m still not tired of it. Like some smokin’ hot mystery woman, I just want to touch and caress every inch and curve of the Soft Focus’ 24 song catalog. Gawd damn.
Get Vanilla’s Soft Focus from his Bandcamp for free HERE.
DisclosureWhat’s In Your Head (Unofficial Sluts on Parade Video)
Well I guess I’ll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. Gluttony is the New Black is actually behind this raunchy, attention starved hookers gone wild video. I mean it makes sense right? Hot girls, little clothes, dance worthy tunes, Disclosure, and chicks that heart British boys. I wish I thought of this first. Regardless this video is now the official video of Gluttony Is The New Black and will officially be played on repeat at any and all official and unofficial GITNB social gatherings until the dissolution of such entity. That or they make an even hotter video.
Disclosure’s The Face EP drops 6/4 via Greco-Roman, get ready.
MIXTAPE MONDAYS: Kwesachu Mixtape Vol. 2 (Micachu & The Shapes and Kwes)
Kwesachu Vol. 2 finally dropped last week, and it’s fucking dope. This is the only mix you need right now. I left if up to the artists to describe this project as they say it best, “Kwesachu started in 2008 with the release of the Kwesachu Vol. 1 mixtape: 50 minutes of cassette tape which proved that both artists were a match made in skewed pop heaven, and gave birth to ‘free pop’ – a philosophy of creating popular music that knows no boundaries, shuns no eccentricity and values inventiveness over any kind of rules that have gone before.”
Check the tracklist below and DOWNLOAD the mix HERE.
• KWESACHU MIXTAPE VOL 2 TRACKLIST • 1. HCHMWBIA - ft. Ghostpoet/Grant Armour of CLOUT! 2. Dj Set - Micachu & Kwes. 3. Beast - Raisa.K ft. Evian Cafun 4. Awol - Amen (Micachu & Pete Wareham) 5. Plastic Coins - ft. Speech Debelle/DELS 6. (Ripped) Blossomshoes (excerpt) - w. CLOUT! 7. Visual Mind Control - ft. Speech Debelle 8. Bird Milk - ft. DELS/Bella Wilde 9. So What - ft. Bang On! & Lee Scott 10. Nothing - ft. Tirzah 11. Glub (excerpt) - Dorovio Bold 12. Papertigers - Action Pyramid 13. LGOYH (alt) - ft. Dels/Kwes./Elan Tamara/Hebe Jones/Evian Cafun/David Okumu of The Invisible 14. 7-5 (Change) - ft. Coby/Grant Armour of CLOUT!/Elan Tamara