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★ Young Legionnaire – Colossus

★ YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE

Young Legionnaire recently released their first song to the masses, via their facebook page. The track is titled “Colossus”, which I think is a pretty accurate description of the track itself. Gentle and melodic at the start, the sense of urgency builds up as the song moves forward until it is finally released in the form of precise chaos during the song’s final minute. Can’t wait to hear more from these guys.

Official Website: http://www.younglegionnaire.com

Random Tuesdays! Vol. 3

So uhm, yeah. I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday, which is why I had absolutely no desire to do anything that required physical or mental effort whatsoever. So this comes a day late, but in case you have happened to stumble upon this page today feel free to bask in the fleeting glory that is: Random Tuesday

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – “HEY JOE”                         Genre: Classic Rock

“Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?”

PHOENIX – “LOVE LIKE A SUNSET”                         Genre: Alternative

Watch it in FULL SCREEN.

“A visible illusion, oh, where it starts and ends. Love like a sunset.”

MEMORYHOUSE – “LATELY”                         Genre: Alternative

If this song sounds familiar it might be because it samples “Phone Call” by Jon Brion, which was used in the soundtrack for the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

“Lately, my heart’s been breaking.”

DEADMAU5 – “STROBE (RADIO EDIT)”                         Genre: Electronic

ENTER SHIKARI – “SORRY, YOU’RE NOT A WINNER”                         Genre: Rock

“What have you got to lose, but false intentions and a life so pretentious.”

Kele – Tenderoni

I’ve had this on repeat for a while now. It’s the latest single from Bloc Party‘s front-man Kele Okereke‘s solo album. The track is called “Tenderoni”. The album itself is titled “The Boxer” and is set to be released on June 21st. Can’t wait!

WWW.IAMKELE.COM

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%

People I Like – Meytal Cohen

Being a drummer myself since the age of five, drums and percussion have always been my favorite elements of music, so you’ll soon understand why I have a soft spot in my heart for Meytal Cohen.

She’s probably best known for being a part of this amazing cover of the System of a Down song, “Toxicity” which has over 2 Million views on YouTube alone.

Sooo much skill.

Don’t be alarmed, I think I fell in love a little bit too! It’s normal :]

Go check her out already!

Meytal Cohen is on:

Facebook

MySpace

YouTube

WWW.MEYTALCOHEN.COM

Introducing…Random Tuesdays! Vol. 1

So, in an ironic effort to add some form of consistency to this blog, I’m gonna try something new for awhile called Random Tuesdays. Essentially, every Tuesday I’ll post about five songs or videos that I like, at random, regardless of genre. This will guarantee I post at least once a week! Normally I try to make each of my posts revolve around the particular type or style of music I’m into at that moment, but most of the time I’m all over the place. On Random Tuesdays ANYTHING GOES! :]

CHILD REBEL SOLDIER – “US PLACERS”  (FEAT. THOM YORKE)                       Genre: Hip Hop

“All the money in the world, don’t make it pain-less”

LAURA VEIRS – “JULY FLAME”                         Genre: Alternative

“Can I call you mine?”

OH, SLEEPER – “VICES LIKE VIPERS”                         Genre: Metal

“Why do we keep what holds us? Why do I keep what holds me down?”

CRYSTAL CASTLES – “DOE DEER”                         Genre: Electronic

“Death ray, you need it.”

IMOGEN HEAP – “HIDE AND SEEK”                         Genre: Alternative

“You don’t care a bit, mm, no, you don’t care a bit.”