Just came across this free release from Raf Riley. It’s a set of three dubstep tracks which are all over the place. There are some orchestral sounding spots as well as some sounds that seem to be straight out of a video game. I feel like the overall sound would be perfect for accompanying some sort of cartoon horror narrative. There wouldn’t need to be any dialogue, just some spooky imagery.
Hopefully someone from Mad Decent reads this and makes that happen. Check out the tunes below and see if you agree.
The track has a very heavy reggae vibe and I would have to say that it falls into my own personal Kiddie Pool Musiccategory. I can’t wait until the end of May to bump this in the backyard in Bro Isle. The video was also accompanied by a link for a free download of the track as well as a bonus remix which features spurts of 60′s pop rock rhythms.
Been lagging in posting for a while. Just me personally, not all the other cool people. My bad.
This shoulda been up earlier, but it’s just as awesome now. Holy shit does this hit hard. I think I am becoming Diplo’s biggest fan. I’d probs pay $30 for his new EP even though that’s a ridiculous price for an EP (or even an LP). He’s good and this song is dirty.
He’s the star of a Blackberry commercial, he gets to travel the world to DJ and make a crapload of money, he goes to the Grammys, and he gets to work with superstars.
His latest collaboration is with Usher on this sexy slow jam called “Climax.” It’s grotto music (Would you like to see the grotto?). I have to say that I’m very happy for the dude. He represents Philadelphia very well. Stream his latest track below and make sure it’s on your own personal “Grotto Music” playlist for this summer.
In this economy, you never know what’s going to spring up next door, especially in the music scene.
Not too long ago, the owner opened up the doors to the old mausoleum that Mad Decent used to throw their block parties next to as a showroom for the local community in hopes to “bring new and interesting art and performance to Philadelphia.” Not having a chance to check out some of the periodic shows they have already hosted in the space, I finally experienced PhilaMOCA for myself this past Sunday when I went to the Conversations With Enemies / Former Belle / Mitten / Allison Weiss show. What a mouthful.
Anyways, if I knew this was the sort of place you could backpack-it then I probably wouldn’t have gone broke at The Institute down the street (so..heads up you know). PhilaMOCA was just what I expected; a high ceiling gallery space with some interesting architecture. The crowd was all-ages, which I’m sure all of the shows are but it wasn’t terrible. I’d say if you’re nit-picky definitely work your way into the crowd where you’re in a good sonic location. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself next to the left monitors wondering why the levels sound so off.
All around good show and great energy. I’d recommend going to a show with a solid line-up, this isn’t your normal venue where set-times are strictly enforced. In other words, your show may end after midnight. As I check their calendar out, you guys should take a listen to some of what I got to hear over the weekend.
Woo0oWee ! Diplo says he’s going to release a new EP for free
” inna few days”
If this sampler is any indication of that it’ll be like, which is well probably a huge indication of what it’ll be like, because that’s essentially what a sampler is (duh Dan) it’s going to be pretty wild and fun.
P.S. the artwork above is the artwork Diplo posted on his Soundcloud page for this mix, I think he’s just showing off how sweet and cool and famous he is because he gets to hang out with sexy babes and stuff…..tough life.
I’m a big fan of the label and blog explorations of Mad Decent. Not only because they are Philly based, but because they (and founder Diplo) are constantly promoting and introducing progressive new genres and types of (namely) electronic music to the world.
For example they introduced us to (I think they did at least?) the genre of Moombahton, which is a slowed down kind of reggaeton, dancehall, what I call “Rumba” (but it’s not really Rumba) and Dutch House combination that has gotten pretty big over the last year or so.
I also feel like the words “tropical rhythms” have been floating around a lot lately and that, as well as the moombahton sound are what I’d like to highlight here. Check out these two new tracks brought to you (and me) by French producer Douster via Mad Decent’s new free imprint “Jeffries.”Douster – Boom Shaka Laka by Mad Decent
Last year, Mad Decent presented us (you, me, and everyone else) with Bird Peterson’s Drankenstein volume 1, an album’s worth of southern hiphop remixed with some of Bird’s favorite trance snyths and samples. If this was an actual CD or tape, I’d prolly have the thing worn out by now from listening to it so much. It’s just so damn good.
BUT anyway. Just about a week ago the Birdman (not THAT Birdman) dropped volume number 2. Check it out below and click the top picture to listen to the first volume and the bottom to cop that neu neu!!!