Archive for September, 2011
He makes an excellent point within the song in that whether you are on a wave or on the shore, you need to ride for the feeling, and enjoy that ride.
Have a listen or two or three! This track makes an excellent rainy day song, and with fall fast approaching, we have our fair share coming.
Bill Callahan – Riding For the Feeling
Steps to gettting a cult following? Don’t give up all your details in your first interview. That’s exactly what annonymous Sydney based DJ duet (although their mySpace claims they are from Trinidad and Tobago) Flight Facilities have done. I’ve just found these guys but I’m already a big fan.The track “Crave You” was released last year in Australia and got rave reviews as well as a good amount of playtime on triple J. Add to that disco fun tracks “Foreign Languages” and “Feeling” and I was a fan. Everything I’ve heard from these guys so far, sounds great and they tour like mad, keeping the crowd wondering who these fantastic DJ’s really are…
Flight Facilities – Crave You
Aeroplanes vs Friendly Fires vs Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris
Flight Facilities – Foreign Languages
Flight Facilities – Feeling
When I first heard this song, by dubstep artist Mimosa, something about it just made me keep hitting repeat. Chilled out cruising music that is best described by a YouTube user on the video for “Psychedelic Stereo”. I had a good chuckle when I read this…and I quote:
“the beginning is smooth…reaal smooth. kinda gets you in the mood.. then…comes that raggae sound at 0:45….so i light my blunt…..but then the POlice come around1:15 and i freakout and run away to the dessert at 1:31…is the coast clear….yes…back to smooth….and all over again!! – TheDeviousbayb”
Mimosa- Psychedelic Stereo
Belgian-born Australian-raised artist Gotye got his nickname from his mother (awwwwwww). Although his mother used to call him “Gaultier” as a pet name. Getting his start in the late 90′s in a band that eventually disbanded, Wouter De Backer aka Gotye began sampling his on music out of boredom, and a way to deal with the bands break up. Over the past ten years he has been very successful in the Australian music scene, winning the coveted ARIA award for best male artist.
His most recent album Smoke and Mirrors, however, leaves me scratching my head. On one hand we have amazing new songs like “Somebody that I used to know” and “Smoke and Mirrors”. On the other hand we have overproduced, sounds-like-a-bahamas-cruise songs like “I feel better” and “In your light”….Regardless, the guy has talent and a striking voice that sounds like a young Sting. So I’m predicting a bright future for this guy.
First up, “Somebody that I used to know” ft Kimbra (another rising star from NZ).
Second, “Smoke and Mirrors“. Excellent dark use of instruments
Lastly, “State of the Art“. Auto-tune I can actually listen to
The experimental sounds of UK producer Tipper is something out of a sci-fi movie soundtrack. After a few listens of his electro-triphop-nubeat-new wave sound you will feel like you’ve just lifted off in an happy inter-galactic spaceship. His 2010 album “The Broken Soul Jamboree” was critically acclaimed in the music world, although he’s no slouch in the industry. He has been creating his own music since the late 90′s and is widely acclaimed for his digital audio mastering.
Sitting at my laptop here, I am trying to dig through the (very limited) thesaurus in my head of how to describe his music. I’m basically running into a brick wall. All I can hope, is that you enjoy the music.
Tipper – Ever Decreasing Circles (needs to be listen to with bassy headphones, otherwise justice is not served)
Tipper – Tit for Tat
Picture yourself cruising down the open highway, windows rolled down, warm ocean breeze slapping you in the face. I feel like that when i listen to this song.
With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and ’70s folk artists like James Taylor. In 2011 his album Mission Bell debuted at No.1 on the Billboard top 200 chart.
Stressed? Throw on some Amos Lee and feel it melt away.
Amos Lee – Windows are rolled down
Hello my name is Diplodicus…..just kidding. I’m Adam and I am new here. Some people call me Chunk! I’m here to pass on excellent music from well deserved artists.
Born in Chicago, Mark Farina known world wide for his chunky-funky rhythms and deep underground house, has inspired many followers to indulge in the jazzy down-tempo dream. This track isn’t new but every time I hear it I lose track of the world around me.
Listen and enjoy.
Mark Farina – Dream Machine
ColoRADo’s Pretty Lights is quickly climbing the charts as one of my favourite electronic artists out there today. His style is original, his remixes are fresh to perfection, and his funky bass makes me wanna cry tears of neon glowsticks. This is the second, and hopefully not last, post on Monsieur Derek Smith.
A friend of mine just saw him recently at a music festival in Washington state. She explained the visual picture of “Pretty Lights” coming on just before sunset, over looking a beautiful gorge, making the crowd lose their shit and smiles all around.
Here’s a remix of an oldie but a goodie.
Pretty Lights – Country Roads
and a fantastic video of “Pretty Lights” in a Tennessee music festival ‘Bonnaroo’.
Pretty Lights – I Know The Truth
Do you like to dancey dance?Here’s something odd that someone showed me recently. Its a song by The Something Experience, a somewhat twisted electronic/hip hop comedy act from Oakland California. The group is made up of Deiter Von Heimensmashen, The Sparkle Girls (Helga, Fista, und Sphinkta), Little Fritzie, Dr. Fulga and Gretta Clitwaggon. Sound like an interesting bunch to you?
Well this is how they have described themselves on their Facebook page: “Velcome to ze hub of ze Something Experience. Zis is a personal message from ze High Command!!! Ve make ze hip hop, ze German dance, ze post-industrial, und ze funny ha ha’s of ze media. Velcome, one and all, all cultures und creeds, rich und poor, regular beautiful und uniquely beautiful!!! Ve love you!! Hahahahaahahahaaha!!!!”
Have a listen to the track, its pretty hilarious and will likely get stuck in your head.
The Something Experience – German Sparkle Party
Here’s the bizarre video for the track. For the most part (in between fits of laughing your ass off) you will find yourself wondering WTF as the harmless family’s home is invaded by strange people who convert the family, one by one, into sparkly party people.