Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Blow Your Mind

*Warning* Pleasure ensure that the following items are in close distance; attractive members of the opposite sex, condoms, and a music playing device, because this song will cause le sex.

Monday, September 19, 2011

M83 - New Map

It is easier to beg for forgiveness, than ask for permission.

Malice is a difficult feat to overcome. It takes bold character to look past the injustices, and analyze the bigger picture. Furthermore, it is challenging to forgive, even if it's a simple slip of a friends tongue or the sharing of unreleased music by independent journalists. It takes an even stronger person to not sue said journalist.  Luckily there are cures for the sullen spirits and head hanging woes of ill will, such as M83's 'New Map'.  A shoe-gaze anthem that promotes a strong, insatiable desire to close eyes, sway-heads, and tap feet. 
'New Map' seems to maintain M83's originality and homage to 80s synths and sounds yet, like an inter-racial dopple-ganger, has a few underlying resemblances. The last quarter of the song bares a striking kinship to Broken Social Scene, with allegro horns and airy high hats. Regardless, of influential sources, the song is outstanding among his 2 disc album 'HurryUp, We'reDreaming'. It's only true folly is the potential , forgivable,  repercussions of an early release. Which, as experience detects, is both highly positive or extremely embarrassing.   


Friday, September 16, 2011

Funk Friday : Viceroy - No Ending

New Mix, From an Old Friend
Apparently, our dear old friend, Viceroy has an endless supply of talent in his bag of tricks. His recent release "No Ending" brings the status-quo of filter vibes and a raspy vocal hook. It's clear  that, his skills in production continue to blossom. His knowledge of timing, his beat making continue to grow, much like my anticipation of his next release. The fantastic thing is, Viceroy's career seems to have No Ending.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Ambassadeurs - Rossler

Coitus Causation 

There are a small quantity of aphrodisiacs known, including but not limited to; Oysters, The Notebook and most commonly alcohol. Well maybe the latter isn't an aphrodisiac, but it does make things easier. Add another to the list, for Amassadeurs' 'Rossler' will get her wetter than sitting front row at sea-world and will cause more 'getting jiggy with it' than Will Smith is aware of.  There is something so sexually ineffable about the smooth bass lines and sultry distorted vocals, aligned against a funk-a-rific melody. There is a perfect balance, in 'Rossler' of slow, ariose beauty and cacophonous 8-bit allowing  Ambassadeurs' jam to be the perfect coitus causation.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hip-Hop Hump Day : Tayyib Ali - Do It

Soon To Be...
Tayyib Ali - Do It by Drugs and Mirrors

For up and coming rapper Tayyib Ali, it is certain that his destiny will be most prosperous. With flow as smoother than glass, and outstanding production, he will undoubtedly go far. His most recent release 'Do It', samples and old, un-placeable, soulful vocal that rings throughout the track 'Do it / And I can.' It is inevitably clear that Tayyib, can and is, doing it exceptionally well.



Friday, September 2, 2011

Funk Friday : Starlesoufs - Love Cloud

You Know How..
Starlesoufs - Love Cloud by Drugs and Mirrors

There are few absolute certainties that exist in life. One being, that idiotic inebriation will indubitably result in shame and remorse. Two, brown eyed females create instantaneous smitten. Thrice, that Starlesouf have stumbled upon the perfect concoction for French inspired Nu-Disco. A recipe that includes a dash of filter, a dollop of funked out bass lines, a pinch of sextastic vocals, and splash of guitar. Voilia! A disco-vibed track that will have dance floor, rump-shaking in no time.
Starlesouf sampled late 70s disco star Phyllis Hyman's "You know how to love me" Which echoes continuously throughout this funk jam. Another certainty, if Starlesouf keep producing songs such as this, you will know how to love them.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beast of the weeK : Logic - Can I Love

 It ain't suppose to make sense. Love. Passion. It is what it is...
Infatuation, heart-ache, and longing are emotions that are not entirely esoteric, these feelings are common ground.  Without the bleak state of heart break, we would never appreciate the butterflies of affection they are the; yin and yang, black and white, opposites yet inseparable. Much like, the lady of love logic raps about in a track titled 'Can I love' off his debut mixtape - Young, Broke and Infamous. Logic reminisces on the times of a prior girl friend, the happiness it brings, the emotions it stirs and the desolate state since their break-up. Quoting him '..and right now I'd love you more than I would like to admit, because we are separated, unto you this song is dedicated, I'm love sick and I need you to medicate it...because all it proves is that we never made it".  The chorus rings with the question 'Can I Love', yet the true question is, can you love again?