Over the past four or so years Jónó Mí Ló of Daytime Television and Sean Bowie of Teams have been collaborating on and off under their Teamm Jordan moniker. They have released a few tracks here and there but finally, seemingly out of no where (for me at least) the boys dropped a full length LP cassette titled Champion via Orange Milk Records. The release is full of sample heavy, future noise, screwed and slowed disco funk, occasionally beach-y, sex jams for your mind and soul. Lots of solid sounds on here and the artwork (above), which was a collab between Jónó and a feller over at Orange Milk is dope as hell.
Head over here and grab the tape before it’s gone and listen to the full thang thang below while you type in your billing and mailing address
I’m back with another Sea Isle inspired descriptor in this post as I bring you some “Kiddie Pool Music.” Now, these tracks can be enjoyed in any setting but I believe that in order to achieve maximum listening pleasure you should crank both of these as you chill out at a backyard beach bbq in the friendly confines of a kiddie pool.
First up we have “Summer Girlfriends (I reminisce)” by Chaz Van Queen featuring Jinesis. It sounds like the laid back party hip hop of the early to mid 90s and its nostalgic verses fit the vibe perfectly. Chaz shows off his range during the track, rapping some parts then breaking out his singing voice to enhance his story.
Next is “Full Retard,” the first single off of El-P‘s upcoming album Cancer for Cure. This one is heavier on the bass than the previous tune and a little bit more aggressive. Still perfect for the kiddie pool as well as a night time drive to the beach. I guess it could work if we brought a boombox to the basketball courts, too. We need to bring a boombox to the basketball courts.
I’d like to end this post by saying shout out to Doctor Urbas. He likes rap music. He’s a doctor.
Guys, it got fucking cold out. Not that I dislike the cold, I was born in December. But damn..after a week of being able to break a sweat walking my dog (he’s kind of big) this was sort of a rude reality-check.
Although I’m not quite sure of your geographical location, I do know that Southern Shores will bring some island vibes back into your life. It’s brilliant sampling/beat work with other fantastic live elements. In love for the time being, go grab some of my favorite tracks below and get on with your weekend.
I’ve been listening to ASAP Rocky’s latest mixtape over the past couple of days and it’s been making me miss the summer. The slow laid back tempo of much of the album reminds me of the hazy days of summer where you enjoy the weather but you don’t feel much like moving. The song “Trilla” is probably the best example of this.
If I were to put a visual to the guitar sample used it would be the illusion that happens on roads when the sun beats down on them with a fury. You know, the one that makes the roads look wet? Either that or when everything seems a little wavy because the ground is so hot. When I listen to this song I want nothing more than to be sitting in a kiddie pool in the backyard of a beach house with all of my friends. Check out the track below to see what I mean, and if you want the rest of the mixtape go here.
;creativeASIN=B004RFYEEC”>The Smile Sessions Box Set lately and it’s amazing.
Of course it’s amazing, it’s the Beach Boys.
Check out the music video for “Heroes and Villians.” It’s all psychadelic animation which fits the direction the Beach Boys were going at that time. This post can also double as a “Nice in the Headphones” feature that our main man bFunk started. If you get the box set or find it on Spotify, listen to the stereo version of this song and be amazed.
BONUS: There’s also a solo version of “Surf’s Up” on the album featuring just Brian Wilson and a piano. There’s something a bit magical about it.
New music genres, ”lifestyles”, fashion trends and different (and sometimes not so different) takes on old ideas have been an ever occurring trend in the music and world for quite a while. Nowadays, people are really striving to build new ideas that haven’t ever been seen or heard before. But it’s not easy.
How many bands out there do you know that have a distinct sound unlike anything else going on? Normally those are the bands that stick around and have a legacy. The one’s with fresh, new, and exciting ideas. Like when Bob Dylan decided he wanted to write entire albums instead of releasing singles, or Skrillex came onto the electronic music scene after being in a screamo band to drop in your face, different, intense dub-step music, or Victor Wooten’s bass playing technique, or what about the band Morphine (does anyone sound like them?).
Trends come and go as they get played out, and don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first to admit I like some “dumb” things that other people might despise (i.e. Dubstep, a lot of rap and electronic music, folk even!). Some music is just enjoyable at face value. Others you need to think about, listen to over and over again but if something is good, it’s just good and you can’t explain why.
“Summer may be over, but the ocean is forever.”
Now, let me introduce to you the “Seapunk” movement. Essentially Seapunk is a genre, music, lifestyle, that supports and embodies all things oceanic and of the sea. Think sandy beaches, clear water, palm trees, light blues, pinks, aqua marine, wales, dolphins fucking, triangles,marbles, anime, rolling waves, water, tropical shit, surf, seaweed, and smooth, wet, liquidy grooves.
When I think of the Seapunk sound, I can describe it as screwed-90′s R&B slow jams combined with house drums and breaks. I’m such a sucker for anything that makes me groove and a lot of this stuff does just that. A lot of these sounds are found in other electronic music today so it isn’t completely revolutionary, but the whole idea and movement is pretty cool.
What else can I say, I’m into it.
Check out some tunes and a 50+ minuet mix from Coral Records Internazionale.
I spend most of my summer weekends rocking out at the Jersey Shore. Not in the same city that that those morons on tv, I hang in Bro Isle City. Now while we are on opposite sides of the IQ bell curve from the apes, we still do enjoy raging. This means we listen to the same thumping beats as our less intelligent counterparts.
Why did I start this post with that paragraph? To build my credibility for giving out this new award: The Jersey Shore Fist Pump of Approval. On Tuesday Lindsey and I were lucky enough to take in a concert at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Ellie Goulding headlined and the recipient of the internet’s newest and greatest award opened.
The Bag Raiders opened their set with some mellower tunes, though they would still be considered dance tunes. They slowly built energy towards some huge thumping indie dance anthems that reminded me much of the music I hear during the weekend. Normally the stuff you were hear in Bro Isle comes from Usher, Pitbull, LMFAO, David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, etc. After hearing these guys live, I think the DJs along the coastline could sneak one or two of their songs into their sets without offending the majority of the crowd who prefer to hear only mainstream artists and songs they know all the words to.
These guys could inspire legitimate fist pumps, and that deserves an award. Check out the three tracks below as an introduction to the bag Raiders if you need one, then go explore the rest of their music.
While listening to old calypso and Hawaiin records I got from my grandparents basement with Lindsey, we decided that it would be cool to put together a mixtape consisting of some of those songs as well as some original creations made from samples of those records. We figured it would be sweet to have those laid back and forgotten tunes meshed together for easy listening on the beach, since summer is approaching. I listened to all of the records that I had in this genre for a while and started picking out the songs and decided that the tape should be limited to 20 minutes since that’s the maximum amount of time you should spend with one side of your body exposed to the sun. The tape could have easily lasted an hour and a half since I lucked into so much good and obscure music. I included selections from the Caribbean Torpedoes, Harry Belafonte, J.D. Nicholas(Weekend at Bernie’s II soundtrack), the Hawaii Calls, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. There are also a few weird things I did thrown in there, not much though. I included an alarm at the end of the track with an English woman’s voice reminding you to turn over so you don’t get a sunburn. Hopefully you enjoy the mix and are able to put it to good use this summer.
My apologies to African Americans, albinos, and gingers as you probably won’t have much use for this tape. I’ll start working on something that incorporates you guys.
Everyone knows that most bros are looking for sweet chicks while they’re down the shore, so I have a song that’s perfect for night time at the beach. Love Making Mood by the Caribbean Torpedoes is sure to convince your girl to have buckets of fun with you in the sand. Just remember, it’s a no rubber summer and Plan B is plan A. Enjoy.