Monday, July 25, 2011

Artist of the Month : Clams Casino
An apologetic preface is made by the Drugs and Mirrors team, for our inability to obtain an interview with Clams Casino. We understand that artists of this caliber, are highly busy and unable to attained all meetings.

Clams Casino, also known as Mike Volpe, is a mid 20's producer whom, creates dark-ambient sound-scapes heavily influenced by a hip-hop background. At age 23, Mike has been involved with some form of beat making, since the age of 6. Which clearly shows Mike embodies the colloquialism of 'practice makes perfect'. Mike has ventured into a purely self-pleasing form of music production, stating "I just do it for a hobby". Clams Casino main integral genre can be defined as Hip-Hop, yet maintains a subtle border-line sound of shoe-gaze, down-tempo, and break-beat. The melodic embrace of Mike's beats are overwhelming, distilling and conjure images of concrete jungles, and places unknown.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

M83 - Midnight City

A Triumphant Return

M83 - Midnight City by Drugs and Mirrors

If this is any indicator of the impending album, disappoint will not take place.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foster the People - I Would Do Anything For You

It's Better This Time

Infatuation is a stranglehold that is both pleasant and agonizing; the grin the accompanies their presence, the butterflies in the stomach, the trepidation. FTP gives their unique insight and unprecedented ability to juxtapose dark lyrics with poptronic beats. The hook is on the spectacularly catchy, and completely embodies the downward spiral into adoration.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chillax Trax : Jon Hopkins - Afterlife

Intricacy at it most sublime; an achievement attempted by many, mastered by few. Jon Hopkins' - Afterlife is the purest form of relaxation and a perfect example of this. Relinquish all worries and drift into a mellow state of bliss, where echoing guitar riffs are your guide to serenity.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hip-Hop Hump Day : Dead Prez - Summer Time

Life is reason to celebrate

Dead Prez - Summertime by Drugs and Mirrors

Humans are creatures of habit, hence the re-occurring theme for Wednesdays, these previous weeks; chill, laid-back, jams, about how swag summer is. Dead Prez's - Summertime, is no different than the others, immaculate flow and mellow beats.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beast of the weeK : Madeon - Pop Culture

Madeon - Pop Culture by Drugs and Mirrors

Normally when an amalgamated cornucopia of  songs are mashed, the result is blasé. However, at the mind blowing age of 17, Madeon, breaths fresh air into electronic music. Hailing from France, much like all great electronic artists, this young-blood is breaking ground and beats. For those whom may be interested, this was a free-style, that he later plans to fully implement in future shows.


Video footage of genius at work....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Breakbot - When the Night Falls feat. Chromeo

Something about you girl...OH YA

Breakot - When The Night Falls feat. Chromeo by Drugs and Mirrors

A delicious combination of pure class and dirty filth. Chromeo's track 'When the night falls' has been upgraded to an 80s disco-boogie by the talented hands of Breakbot. The only folly on this exceptional track is the disgusted looks you get from individuals on the bus or your room as you dance in your chair.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Sessions : Cream Dream - Club Coolada

Disco Denouement

Cream Dream - Club Coolada by Drugs and Mirrors

 A slow progression of funky filter vibes to full on dirty disco denouement. Enjoy the laid back cool jive beside the pool, or in the car with the top down. Cream dream posses an exceptional amount of talent, which is clearly evident in "Club Coolada". With beats reminiscent of a young bang-alter and fantastic production, the song is a near perfect jam, the only thing missing is a hook. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beast of the weeK : Kartell - Pantera

Mothers lock up your daughters...
Kartell - Pantera by Drugs and Mirrors
Kartell belongs to the Shiny Disco Club records family and despite the lack of connotation to mid-90s metal band,  Pantera will have your body thrashing. For there is something distinctively sexy about the pulsating chord progression blended so carefully with the raspy vocal sample of The Jones Girls - 'Who Can I Run To'. Kartell, a French duo has an immaculate grasp on filter house, funk and disco, however with an unconventional  approach. The dynamic couple had the tendency to produce music at a lower than standard BPM. Regardless, the amount of talent and uniqueness is unparalleled.