I’ve been twitting about making the posts here shorter and more frequent for some time now, and I’m finally ready to give it a try:
This here is the abstract new video for Greymatter’s Give It To Me Slow, out now on Wolf EP9. Already wrote about Greymatter here, and as ever, I am thrilled to hear new stuff coming from him, seeing him going from strength to strength while his production becomes tighter and tighter.
You might wanna give his smashing recent mix for Mixmag a listen too, as it packs forthcoming heat from many of his Wolf Music peers and more.
Just finishing up my year round up article (don’t really like calling it Best Of) for Walla! and was looking for an official Falty DL video to embed in the text. Lucky for me, I found this wonderful animated video which seems to have been around for two weeks now, of a tune off his latest, quite enchanting, Atlantis EP.
Director Jakob Haglof starts it off kindda slowly, but by the time he gives you his deep water interpretation of Falty’s percussions you’ll find you’re immersed head up in both the music and the video.
I guess it took me a minute (or a year) to realize I really love Donky Pitch’s releases. Pushing that spaced out synthed hip hopped sound from Brighton to the world, this video for 813’s Splinters Of Violet Glasses really hit the spot for me, making it clear that this label is one to watch. It just so happens that another fresh release by another labelmate, the Sweat Mode EP by Ghostt Mutt is also a recent favourite of mine, getting some spins at home while I’m cooking and stuff.
But you don’t care about my cooking. You’re here for the music. So check these out and have a safe flight:
Now this ain’t what I usually post on this blog, but this song, combined with this badass video has got me obsessed for the last few days, ever since I first saw it.
What the hell is this? Rap about school and reading? There’s a lot of bitch this bitch that involved, but still, it all takes place in a school and there’s talk of going to college and getting some knowledge? And it’s so barren. There’s just a beat and a bass. And mantra-like MCing by Zebra and his side kick nJena Redd Foxx.
And this video! What a perfect match for a tune like this. So minimal, so eerie yet sexy. I can’t stop watching this. Why can’t I stop watching this dammit?
This here is no mistake. It looks and sounds simple, but that just makes the genius behind shine the brighter. Every single little touch is well thought of, even the stuff that looks casual, or sounds a bit like a little glitch.
Mad Decent, chapeau!
This comes part of a whole EP including another track and four remixes. Oh, and it’s a free download. Maaaan.
It sure makes me feel old to say this, but I can remember how MTV changed my life. I can recall the pressure I put on my parents to get us cable TV, and then to get me a TV in my own room, all for one single purpose - watching music videos all day long.
Not enough videos are made for music I enjoy these days (and by videos I mean real ones, not just collections of 80’s tv clips). I guess it’s the times that have changed, and my taste which drifted to the edges, but I do miss it. The depth, meaning, and power over us that a good video can add to a piece of music is so immense. I miss it sometimes. A lot.
I’m writing all of this because of this amazing video here. See, I listened to the entire Taprikk Sweezee Repolyx album when it was released some months ago, and was enjoying it too. A few tracks stood out for me, I played them on the Pop Lock podcast, and that was it. But as much as I love Kidkanevil’s music, his remix totally didn’t catch my ears. Actually, when I saw this video the other day I thought it was a new remix, since I couldn’t imagine me not noticing such a great track in the first place.
Its this psychedelic animation, the way it reflects each and every element in the textures of the track, and the images it ran thorough my mind, that made the genious behind this track shine through. Now that I’ve seen the video, the tune got all these new meanings and connections in my brain, and I can hear so much more in it than before. I just wish more videos were made to music I love these days, that’s basically all I’m saying. Sorry I made you read all this to get such a simple point across.
Anyways, go grab the track for free over at XLR8R and/or listen to or buy the entire thing, say, here. There are no more videos but the music is still pretty great.
Oops I did it again. Hadn’t posted nothing for too long. I’ve been a naughty boy. Whatever. Sue me. Wasn’t feeling like it (though there was plenty of great music to post about..). That’s kool though. You don’t want me posting stuff when I’m not really into it. That’s no fun. And this here is supposed to be fun. It sure ain’t about the money, I’ll tell you that.
Anyways, nuff about me.
My homies at Svetlana Industries are getting better by the minute, have I mentioned that already? Brey’s debut EP Brazil will be coming out on this boundry pushin heart mooshin Serbian-UK label in two weeks, but meanwhile they got this fine lo-co (that’s short for low cost, I just made that up, you like?) video for Brey’s Bengela.
Oddisee has got some nice freenes lined up for us ahead of a new album dropping next month. It’s an EP of edits and remixes sounding promising, seeing Oddisee messing around with music by Metronomy, Bon Iver and more.
‘Odd Renditions’ will be available for free download come May 15th and meanwhile he’s got a video of a Marvin Gaye remix for us, to whet the appetite. Sweet.
Never knew young Marvin looked so good in skinny pants.
Kelpe is a fuckin genious. I’ve known it since the first time I’ve heard his music about 2 years ago. But now with this POV video (it is a bit of a beat makin porn actually..) I feel like I’ve gotten inside his head, if only for 7 and a half minutes of dirty skewed up electronic groove making.
LA Based Israeli born mad scientist controllerist Side Brain is at it again, this time with a fresh new video of him playing a sweet lil 8bitish beat while playing around with a Nintendo controller. I’m digger-diggin it!
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