A not so daily record of the soundtrack to my life.

R&B

Random Tuesdays! Vol. 4

The madness continues. Here are some random favorites for this week.


MSTRKRFT – HEARTBREAKER (FEAT. JOHN LEGEND)                         Genre: Electronic / R&B

“All my friends said  you’d break my heart.”

AIRSHIP – ALGEBRA                         Genre: Alternative

“No, we can’t shake this. There’s something else.”

SUPERBIEN – STEP INTO THE SENSORY BOX                         Genre: Ambient

U-N-I – LAND OF THE KINGS                         Genre: Hip Hop

“No time for sleep, you know it’s a relative of death.”

SHINICHI OSAWA – ELECTRO 411                         Genre: Electronic

P.S. – Watch FULL screen for extra seizures…


Random Tuesdays! Vol. 2

Week two of the random inconsistency that is my musical taste. Enjoy?

DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? – “DAWN OF THE DEAD”                         Genre: Alternative

“Today I stood and walked away, I’m never coming back this way”

JOHNNY FOREIGNER – “SALT, PEPPA, AND SPINDERELLA”                         Genre: Pop

“Bring out the real fun, turn on the real drums.”

NEAKO – “THREE FINGERS TO THE SUN”                         Genre: Hip Hop

“Bigger dreams, bigger callin’. That’s why I keep runnin’ and y’all crawlin'”

Yes, that’s “Lisztomania” by Phoenix, he’s using as a sample. CHECK IT OUT if you haven’t already.

PRINCE – “I WOULD DIE 4 U”                         Genre: Pop

“I’m not your lover, I’m not your friend. I am something that you’ll never comprehend”

DELPHIC – “THIS MOMENTARY”                         Genre: Electronic

“Let’s do something real.”


How’d He Do That? – Jason Derulo Samples Imogen Heap


Jason Derulo and Imogen Heap

So, being the music nerd that I am, I decided to figure out exactly how Jason Derulo sampled “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap for his “Whatcha Say” song. Took me like five minutes! :D I recorded the process and posted it on YouTube for internet posterity :-B

All I did was increase the pitch of Immi’s original by 10.29% and the tempo by 15%


Fired Up About…

So we’re just about four months into 2010, and I think this will be a great year for music of all genres to come up with exciting and fresh sounds and ideas. The list of bands I can’t wait to hear new things from is endless! But, for the sake of time and space I’ll limit this post to just the five I’m MOST excited about. “O let’s do it!”

THEOPHILUS LONDON‘S NEW ALBUM

He’s been hard at work in the studio with the likes of Dev Hynes and Solange Knowles, putting the finishing touches on his latest musical odyssey. Here’s a sneak peak of his upcoming single “Flying Overseas”

FOALS‘ NEW ALBUM – TOTAL LIFE FOREVER

I’m a huge fan of these guys. A LOT of people have been anxiously anticipating a new album for years now and by the looks of it, it will not disappoint. Check out the album website HERE, where snippets of each song are played as you solve interactive puzzles! Also, check out this intense music video for their current single, “Spanish Sahara”.

LUPE FIASCO‘S NEW ALBUM – LASERS

These days it’s hard to find many positive hip hop songs that get regular radio play, but Lupe has always seemed to be one of the exceptions to this “rule”. Hopefully this trend will continue with the upcoming release of his new album, Lasers. The first single off the album, “I’m Beamin”, was released a little over a month ago.

LOCAL NATIVES‘ ALBUM – GORILLA MANOR

Technically, since this came out in February, I suppose it’s not somthing I’m “fired up about”. More like, “I’m still fired up for!” sorta thing, if that makes any sense. In any case, if you haven’t already given these guys a listen, please check them out. They definitely have a lot more success ahead of them. Check out this live performance of their hit song, “Wide Eyes”.

YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE – NEW ALBUM?

Paul Mullen, Gordon Moakes, and William Bowerman

Probably the most interesting of my choices, considering these guys have only played one gig to date, and have yet to release any music publicly. The band consists of guitarist Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party), singer Paul Mullen (Yourcodenameis:milo), and drummer William Bowerman (I Was A Cub Scout). They’re currently still in the process of recording, but in the meantime here’s “Wait A Minute”. The result of the previous time Moakes and Mullen worked together.

That’s it for now! More coming soon!

Hope everyone’s having a good week :)


ChillOUT

Because…it’s the WEEKEND! :D

SO here’s some of what I’ve been “bumpin”. I was in a chill mood pretty much all day today, and most of the time the music I listen to will usually reflect the mood I’m in. Sooo without further adooo…

WASHED OUT – “FEEL IT ALL AROUND”

JUST found out about this guy, I like his creative sampling of old records.

THEOPHILUS LONDON – “TNT”

Keep an eye out for Theophilus London this year, he’s working on some new material  and it should be FRESHHH, er “PHRESH”. Whatever the kids these days say…

Theophilus London

CRYSTAL CASTLES – “1991”

Really, if you haven’t heard of these two by now then I don’t know what to tell you. They are insane in the best of ways!

Alice Glass and Ethan Kath

BLOOD ORANGE – “S’COOLED”

Devonté Hynes

Blood Orange is the side project of Devonté Hynes, better known as Lightspeed Champion. While Lightspeed has more of an alternative pop rock sound, Blood Orange’s style is more similar to 80’s funk and soul.

XV – “FALL OUT THE SKY”

XV

XV is another rapper I’d keep an eye on in 2010, he’s got excellent lyrical ability to go along with beats catchy enough to play at any club.

That’s it for now, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :P


For Starters…

Okay, I’ll start off with some of my current favorite songs, just so you get an idea of what you might or might not be in store for in later posts. I’ll try to pick one song for each genre I listen to. Sooo here goes!? :]

“Always New Depths” by Bloc Party

Album: Silent Alarm Remixed

Genre: Alternative

“Foxy Lady” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Album: Are You Experienced

Genre: Rock

“The Sound of Truth” by As I Lay Dying

Album: An Ocean Between Us

Genre: Metal

“Notorious Thugs” by The Notorious B.I.G.

Album: Life After Death

Genre: Hip Hop

“Cause I Love You” by Lenny Williams

Album: Spark of Love

Genre: R&B / Soul

“India” by Jochen Miller

Album: India – EP

Genre: Trance

“Pogo” by Digitalism

Album: Idealism

Genre: Electronic

“Solo Impala (Take the Money and Run)” by The Fashion

Album: The Fashion

Genre: Pop

“Szamar Madar” by Venetian Snares

Album: Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett

Genre: Classical

ANNDDD that should be enough for now :P Or at least that’s all I can think of at the moment, I’m still not sure how to go about this whole blogging thing, but I’ll get the hang of it. I’ll post songs I like, albums worth checking out, music videos I find awesome. Random things that amuse me basically :]

Well anywho, I’m done for now. Lates! :D