I haven’t had time to round-up a weekend moods post in awhile, so why not bring it back with some Star Slinger to kick things off?
This UK fellow is no stranger to our iTunes libraries, we’re all massively guilty of keeping him heavy on rotation here at what’s protocol? If you’re not familiar with the talented jack-of-all-trades, then all you really need to know is whatever he puts his hands on and produces ultimately turns into gold.
Have at a sampling of some of his latest releases below, don’t get too weird.
Christmas came a little early this year as Mr. Darren Williams (aka Star Slinger) dropped a new refix of “one of [his] favourite tracks of the past year”, Mount Kimbie’s “Before I Move Off.”
Really nice production on this one and it couldn’t be more different than the original track if it tried (I actually like it better, but shhh). Lots of Star Slinger magic, chopped up vocals, beeps, and boops, and a big sounding crash cymbol/gong.
…Since the beginning of time, I have been searching for a job. A real job, a good, fulfilling, enjoyable, meaningful job that I can call a real career. Maybe it’s a pipe dream, but I have convinced myself that I am going to find a job that I’m going to completely love. One of those “not your ordinary workplace” type of jobs in a cool environment with smart, funny, progressive thinking, coworkers working together to create, market, produce, advertise, cook, bake, build, make, design…whatever it is that they do.
I’ve come across a few of these companies/businesses in my search but it wasn’t until about a week ago that I found out that Carrot Creative was hiring. This Brooklyn, NY based full service social media agency exudes all of the qualities of the type of company I dream of working for. Progressive, different, Smart, with enjoyable atmosphere. You know “hip” and “cool”. Well, I’m hip(?), I’m cool (?), (right?).
Since they are quite progressive and forward thinking, their hiring process is quite different from your average “send us your resume and cover letter and if you happen to know somebody who works here maybe we’ll get back to you” type of business. Right on their website they say they get lots of applications, and if you want to “stand out from all the noise, figure out how to get our attention”.
So Carrot Creative. That’s what I’m doing. I’m calling you out!
I like to make playlists…a lot. Many of my active friends ask me to create something nuts to listen to whilst working out. So when you see me running the streets, this is usually a healthy mix of what’s playing through the ear buds.
Have a creative theme for a playlist or DJ mix? Send suggestions to whatsprotocol[at]gmail.com. We like emails.
And of course I had to include this jam (RIP Guru):
I’ve been diggin’ on most of Teamsreleases since around the time he and fellow beatsmith Star Slinger put out their split EP earlier this year. Since then Teams has dropped his albumDxys Xff (which happens to be one of my favorite looking records of my collection* see bottom post for picture*) some notable mixtapes, and a number of sexy single tracks as well. Everything he’s been putting out as of late perfectly fits the lofi-glam-sex-beat (whatever the hell that means) style of music I’ve been into lately
This new track Mile High is straight sex for my (and hopefully your) ears. A couple clips of earlier versions were released about a week or so ago but this final reworking is the best.
Whoa. It’s December already? I always forget how crazy busy this time of year is.
Anyways, I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now..and finally I have gotten around to selecting some songs for my brother that I like to work out to. So here you go Nick, add these to the iPod Hope the rest of you enjoy.