Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Recently I've been fortunate to stumble upon three new bands that I'm excited to share. First up: Free Energy out of Philly. I think they had a song featured on IMEEM at some point and it really struck me. This is that music that just feels good to me. It's fairly simple and playful and has those shades of Weezer accessibility that I remember first introducing me to a serious love of music when I was a young lad in Kansas. They recently had a west coast tour fall through but said they'll probably be in Cali in early 2010. Should be a fun show.
Free Energy - Dream City
Free Energy - Free Energy
Freelance Whales - Location
Freelance Whales - Generator ^ 2nd Floor
Quebec Antique - Right As Rain
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Everybody's Fancy - Mister Rogers
Duck N Cover (DJBN Vocal Edit) - Thrill$ N Grillz
Give It All You Got (ft. Kree) - Lil' Jon
Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)(DJBN Vocal Edit) - Mujava
I'm Not Your Toy (datA Remix) - La Roux
Shirley You Can't Be Serious? - Alex Metric
Right Hand Hi - Kid Sister
Poker Face (Paul Anthony & ZXX Remix)
Tick Tock - Kesha
Moar Ghosts N Whatever - Deadmau5
New In Town (A1 Bassline Remix) - Little Boots
Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix) - Katy Perry
Something Bigger, Something Better - Amanda Blank
Keep It Goin' Louder (ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze) - Major Lazer
Shove It (ft. Spankrock) - Santogold
Bulletproof (Foamo Remix) - La Roux
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
A few new dance tracks I've been enjoying lately. Dig it. The first from Alex Metric, who cranks up a newly released track from French band, Phoenix. Secondly, Deadmau5 reinvents the classic Daft Punk track and finally, Don Diablo kills "When the Sirens Sound".
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Every once in a while I feel like I've struck gold with a musical find. Even when I'm not convinced that they're going to be the next big thing or that all of my friends need to listen to their music, I still feel obliged to share. I'm convinced that most people have some odd, unexplainable attraction to a very specific genre or sound. A tune that just makes them feel right.
My relatively new exposure to the French band, Phoenix, is giving me hints of that "right" feeling. Emerging from suburban Versailles (joining the ranks of Air and Daft Punk), this foursome has those ingredients of funk, indie rock, electronic and pop that seem to work for me.
Their first, self-titled album was released in 2000 and had some great, accessible songs such as this one:
Their next two albums, Alphabetical and It's Never Been Like That were released in 2004 and 2006 and further defined the bands sound, introducing more electronic. Check out "Long Distance Call" or "Run Run Run" alongside this one
Releasing at the end of this Month, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is looking promising with their first single "1901" released as a free MP3 and their latest, "Lisztomania". Look for them in San Francisco at the Regency Center on June 27.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Hello to all of our kumquats! I have finally done what I said I would ages ago and recorded a mix. So enjoy the ViewMaster into my hip-hop world. This is the first of hopefully many recordings. If you love it, say so. If you hate it, keep to yourself.
Download the MP3
Little Brother - Life of the Party
The Cool Kids - Black Mags
De La Soul - Baby Phat
88 Keys - Stay Up! (ft. Kanye West)
Jay-Z - Jockin' Jay-Z
Pigeon John - Do The Pigeon
Ryan Leslie - Addiction (Remix ft. Cassie, Fabolous)
Q-Tip - Gettin' Up
Ron Brownz - Pop Champagne (ft. Jim Jones, Juelz Santana)
Jennifer Hudson - Pocketbook (ft. Ludacris)
Snoop Dogg - Candy (Drippin' Like Water) (Feat. E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc, Daz & Kurupt)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I found J*Davey through a song of theirs called Mr. Mister and I found my way from there. I really enjoy this song because of its mellow yet jazz feel. They hail from LA and they dabble in a little bit of everything genre wise. They were introduced by a mutual friend in high school and have been a group ever since.
BMW-out this biatch
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Consisting of Danny Daze, Joe Maz, and Gigamesh, this DJ trio is a remixing force to be reckoned with. Hailing from the Crooklyn Clan, DiscoTech sources from all genres of popular music (Coldplay, T.I., The Police, Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, etc.) to create danceable hits. What seems most effective about them is their restraint, generally keeping much of what is recognizable to people intact while still introducing their own amplified beat production.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I first ran across Blu at the Keys to the City concert at the Independent. Even thought U-N-I headlined and I love their music, Blu managed to steal the show. The confidence in which this guy delivers is incredible. It's nice to see a lyricist like this gain some recognition and I'm excited to see what comes of his major label debut. In the meantime, don't miss his Below The Heaven collaboration with producer Exile. The two are an incredible duo and I hope Exile works his way into the Warner Brothers deal. A few jazzed up tracks for your listening pleasure...
I heard the song "A.D.D." on another music blog and thought it was a lot of fun. I like the energy and after a little digging, I learned a little about XV and have linked up a few more songs.
I especially like the transition around the 3 minute mark of "Everything is Cool". Interesting to find out that this guy hails from Wichita, Kansas. Having grown up in Kansas, I know a few things are true: 1 - Tornado warning means go to the roof to watch 2 - We produce no good hip/hop (aka Tech N9ne from KCMO). I hope he can make a dent in the latter, so go ahead and keep an eye out for his upcoming album, "The Kid With the Green Backpack".
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We Fight, We Love (Remix ft. Kanye West, Consequence)
Released this past year, Q-Tip's "The Renaissance" didn't hold my attention for very long, but it still managed to remind me of the things I loved about A Tribe Called Quest and the two times I've seen them live. Go ahead and enjoy this jazzed up beat.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
"MGMT injected with some N.E.R.D and A Tribe Called Quest"
I ran across Rootbeer and their new 5 track EP, Pink Limousine a few weeks ago when it was released. The track "Girlies" stood out to me and I enjoyed the little stutters and repeats that chop up the main vocals.