s but I came across this new one by the homie Kool A.D over on Pitchfork. It’s funny and I heard him perform this track (“Manny Pacquiao”) at a CMJ showcase a couple weeks ago. He rips it live; has a lot of fun and messes around on stage and in the crowd, also the song is fun and has a pretty mean beat.
Go ahead and take a peak; soak it up, marinate, sting heavy still float like a feather weight. Oh and check out the live shots below the video!
Supreme Cuts + Haleek Maul‘s new mixtape “Chrome Lips” dropped yesterday afternoon!!! This is seriously some next level shit and these guys are honestly making my absolute favorite music right now.
It’s like a terrifyingly beautiful horror soundscape to a twisted street nightmare. Banging kickdrums, booming bass, tight snares, clicks, clacks, drips, drops, beautiful synth and key work, spacial nuances all used and arranged with the upmost detail. All around amazing production, which I’v'e come to know and expect from SupCuts, great features (Main Attrakionz, Tree, Kool A.D, etc) dope-ass lyrical flows, fuck, shit, just do your ears a favor and listen to it. Seriously.
Gordon Voidwell just released a new video for his song, “XO Boyfriend,” and in it he recreated Whitney Houston’s video for “How Will I Know.”
Compare the two below:
Voidwell just released his MalcomXXXMcLaren mixtape which you can grab for free here. We get more of that signature funk sound that we come to expect from Gordon as well as some doo-wop, blues, 80′s hip hop, and a song that sounds like it could have been on a early 90s/late 80s Ghostbusters soundtrack. Check out the aforementioned tracks below and then go listen to the rest of the entire mixtape.
Neiliyo is a producer/performer from Austin, Texas who makes funky-ass songs. His beats contain elements that remind me of Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, and Rick James, while his vocal delivery has more punk elements.
Yesterday he released a song he wrote about a hot day he spent in New York titled “NYC Summertime” which will be on an upcoming 4 song EP named Aquinnah. I loved it immediately. It has a funky synth bassline and some simple yet effective guitar riffs during the hook. I also particularly dug the solos that came in right after. The song is perfect for partying or awesome 80′s video montages. So while listening, either party or design an 80′s movie montage.
We’ll post the video if you make one.
BONUS: Here’s a remix Neiliyo did of Das Racist’s “Hahahaha JK” about a year ago.
Hi everybody! Lakutis dropped his mixtape yesterday the other day. It’s free so you should probably download the whole thing, it’s pretty good.
“Lakutis in the House”
This track was produced by friend of the blog, Chaz Van Queen, and is uptempo with a pretty nice synth line. As I am jumping into the world of DJing this song will most definitely be included in my sets.
Another tight synth line, another tight song. Lakutis fucks our favorite everything here and rapper/excellent-Twitter guy DVS lends a verse.
“I’m Better Than Everybody”
Hip hop culture is about being the best, right? Lakutis gets straight to the point here with the hook. Kool A.D. from Das Racist has a guest verse on this song and I was actually on hand when it was recorded. That makes me feel super cool. It happened at Chaz’s apartment after we filmed the “Do You Like It?” music video. There were latency issues, but it all got worked out.
The rest of the songs are good, too. I’m not gonna write about them all. That’s boring. Also I’m lazy. Just listen:
Yes, above is the 28-pound turkey carcass that was part of my family’s Thanksgiving festivities and it was more than delicious.
It was relaxing being able to travel back home to Maryland for a fantastic feast but it always feels nice to get back and settled in my own apartment here in Philadelphia. Today I’m hosting a “friendsgiving” of sorts, a buffet-style dinner party comprised of bangin’ leftovers, solid choices of wine, and other goodies Chels and I decide to cook up. Ok lets be honest, the cooking help may be done mostly by others…
I’ll stick to what I’m good at, here’s some tracks from the playlist I made to be bumping in the background.
Bonus: Chaz would also like to announce that his single “Bring Your Smile” will be available via iTunes this Monday and will include remixes by Knifeshow, Kalae All Day, Steel Tipped Dove, Gordon Voidwell, Tecla, Alfred Jenkins, and Fat Tony. Preview the track below:
Starting in September I’ve kind of been on a vinyl buying spree. There were a bunch of releases I wanted on vinyl, plus some others I just stumbled upon. I of course wanted to grab Neon Indian’s new album, as well as Relax from Das Racist, but while the first record store I went to didn’t have these releases, they did have the new Toro y Moi EP titled Freaking Out and Strange Mercy from St. Vincent.
Because I act like a little kid when I am at a record store and hate walking away empty handed I picked these two up and I love them. Lindsey and I also caught Gardens & Villa performing in Philly with Youth Lagoon opening. They both sounded great so we had to buy their albums on vinyl, too. All five of the albums I’ve just mentioned have been in heavy rotation on my turntable. I wake up and throw one of them on while having coffee, I’ll have them playing in the background while I’m doing some reading, they’ll be on while I’m writing about other music on the site.
A lot of the songs on all of these albums have very relaxing qualities to them which I realized were perfect for listening to while taking a slow cruise in the car or a stroll through the woods while looking at the pretty leaves this time a year.
So this weekend why not grab a pumpkin spice latte from Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks, check out some foliage, and enjoy the fall sounds mixtape. And yes, I mentioned Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks just so I could tag this post with those terms. The rest of this post was filled with prettiness, I had to be a scumbag at some point. Enjoy the music!