Sigur Rós with another video from their Valtari' Mystery Film Experiment, "Varúð" by director Ryan McGinley.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Todays new school Asap Rocky, Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown hit the road together with a First Avenue date included.
Asap Rocky & Schoolboy Q -"Hands On The Wheel"-video
Schoolboy Q -"There He Go"-video
Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q-"Flight Confirmation"-mp3
Flying Lotus has been busy week dropping new single "Between Friends", instrumentals, now he drops new mixtape Lovers Melt III. Flying Lotus new record Until The Quiet Comes, arrives October 2nd on Warp.
Flying Lotus -Lovers Melt III-mp3
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wu-Tang's Raekwon delivers a throwback burner "Keep It Politics" from Closed Sessions Vol. 2 released by Chicago indie label Closed Sessions. The album and documentary series is presented by rubyhornet.com, MTV2 Sucker Free, and SoundScape Studios.
Raekwon -"Keep It Politics" (prod. by DJ Babu)-mp3
Flying Lotus keeps on giving after just releasing his collab with Odd Future on "Between Friends", now he throws us an unreleased instrumental.
Flying Lotus -“Lamentedmix3 (Instrumental)”-mp3
Flying Lotus -"Between Friends"-mp3
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Flying Lotus hooks up with Odd Future's Earl The Sweatshirt and whats appears to be Tyler The Creator. Flying Lotus new record Until the Quiet Comes will be released on October 2nd on Warp
Flying Lotus ft. Earl Sweatshirt + Captain Murphy-"Between Friends"-mp3
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tyler The Creator remixes Andre 3000 and The Weeknd's "The Ride".
Andre 3000 ft. The Weeknd -"The Ride (Remix )"-mp3
Blood Diamonds track with Grimes gets reworked by Scottish producer Unicorn Kid.
Blood Diamonds ft. Grimes -"Phone Sex (Unicorn Kid)"-mp3
Shabazz Palaces associates Theesatisfaction shares remixes with The Internet, Odd Futures's downbeat spin-off.
7th Street Entry
Theesatisfaction -"QueenS (The Internet Remix)"-mp3
Internet -"She DGAF (THEESatisfaction Remix)"-mp3
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange reviewed by Sound Verite and others at Reviler.
Odd Future's soul crooner Frank Ocean released the breakout modern soul record of 2011 with his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. Nostalgia, Ultra's gorgeous melodies showed the promise of a new paradigm by creating a R&B record that reached for the outer limits. Since then, the singer-songwriter has penned tracks for Beyonce, John Legend and made appearances on Kanye West & Jay-Z's Watch the Throne, as well as various music with his Odd Future crew. He has emerged as a voice of a changing generation whose vulnerabilities are on full display. Along with the The Weeknd's Abel Tesaye, they have changed what “R&B” means as they take different paths down the same lane. While Tesaye seduced with his drugged out references, Frank Ocean wins with the charm of a clean cut, golden church kid. On his debut full release Channel Orange, Ocean's voice commands center-stage with clever production assistance from Om Mas Keith formerly of Sa Ra Creative. Ocean takes us in a personal journey of his emotions and struggle to find himself with attention to every detail. That focus is powerful, but sometimes gets caught up in its own artiness.
Opening with the killer ballad “Thinking of You”, a simple refrain that is executed to perfection “I'm thinking 'bout you (Ooh no, no, no), I've been thinking 'bout you (You know, know , know), I've been thinking 'bout you, Do you think about me still? Do ya, do ya”. The feel good summer vibe of “Sweet Life” imagines a prime Stevie Wonder with co-production from Pharrell Williams. “Super Rich Kids” pokes and jabs at rich kids with a cameo from Earl The Sweatshirt over Elton John's classic “Bennie and the Jets”. Ocean also explores the darker demons on “Pilot Jones” and “Crack Rock” where he offers another bleak view into the epidemic's effect. On his epic 9 minute 2 songs in 1 track “Pyramids”, Ocean's passion for watching strippers over a Micheal Jackson style mid-tempo jam that after the five minute mark the track shifts gears into a lush, seductive slow jam.
The emotional centerpiece is the grand indictment “Bad Religion” where he questions religious truth, and who can tell someone whom they should love. Drenched in beautiful gospel inspired strings and piano he seeks counsel from a taxi driver. “He said “Allahu Akbar I told him don't curse me, but boy you need prayer, I guess it couldn't hurt me. If it brings me to my knees its a bad religion”. Outkast fans are going to go crazy over the subdued space funk of “Pink Matter” with an assist from Andre 3000. Along with some of the skits and having John Mayer on his record there's many confusing moments like “Fertilizer”, “Forrest Gump”, “Pilot Jones” and “Monks”. There's also a bonus track “Golden Girl” featuring Tyler The Creator that's surprisingly listenable.
Frank Ocean has made a quite a powerful statement, colored in so many shades of pop music's kaleidoscope. Whether as keeper of the flame of a Wonder or Prince or as playful with the experimental cadences of Kayne West and Fiona Apple. It seems he was inspired to deliver a great record full of bold confessions, joy, personal tragedy, dark views of city life and beautiful conceptual narratives. Ocean's falsetto is rich, nuanced and full of drama. With standout tracks like “Thinking Of You”, “Pyramids”, “Bad Religion”, “Sweet Life” and “Pink Matter” Frank Ocean has arrived as this year's Bon Iver.
See the full Four Takes reviews of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange at Reviler.
Frank Ocean -"Pyramids"-mp3
Odd Future's Earl The Sweatshirt, & Domo Genesis hooks up with The Alchemist for his new project No Idols.
Domo Genesis x Earl Sweatshirt x Vince Staples x Action Bronson -"Elimination Chamber"-mp3
Friday, July 13, 2012
Dropxlife xo a mysterious instrumental project from The Weeknd camp, this one soaked in downbeat spirals. There's a beautiful free 9 track record credited to Dropxlife titled 12x12. Highly recommended for xx, Nicholas Jaar and James Blake fans.
Dropxlife -"8xHundred | Pawncho"-mp3
The Weeknd -"Wicked Games"-mp3
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Frank Ocean collabo with Odd Future's Tyler The Creator for the Channel Orange bonus track.
Frank Ocean -"Golden Girl"-mp3
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Bjork with the latest from her Biophilia remix series #7 with two new 16Bit remixes of "Mutual Core" & "Hollow". Available from Itunes and on vinyl from Bjork.
U.K. rising artist Lianne La Havas preps her debut Is Your Love Big Enough, a potential contender to Esperanza Spalding out in the U.S. in August.
Lianne La Havas -"Is Your Love Big Enough (Alby Daniels remix)"-mp3
Spoken word/MC/activist Guante releases new remix of "This Is The Opposite Of A Suicide Note by Graham O’Brien of No Bird Sing. Guante & Big Cats! will release You Better Weaponize later in 2012.
Guante -This Is The Opposite Of A Suicide Note (Graham O'Brien Remix)"-mp3
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
London native Jessie Ware gets the nice treatment from Star Slinger for her "Wildest Moments".
Jessie Ware -"Wildest Moments (Star Slinger Remix)"-mp3
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Another Minneapolis rookie shinning as The Tribe & Big Cats celebrate the good life with some "Dopeness" off their new jump Space. Video directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen, producer Kate Iverson for Permanent ADG.
The Tribe & Big Cats
Jimmy 2 Times
7th Street Entry
The Tribe & Big Cats -"Dopeness"-mp3