It’s funny how much music interests can change for any given person over the span of a lifetime.
I remember when I was heavy into rap and hip hop years back, when I heard instrumentals they just sounded like half songs, like they were missing something. For some reason I always thought a song needed lyrics. I still feel that way about certain tracks sometimes.
Today, I find that more than half of my music library consists of said “half songs” and ironically, I find they are fuller and carry more meaning than most of the music I hear when I am out and about or from friends. (sorry guys)
Humbly on a quest to keep our ears satisfied, artist mbe can do both. Here are two of his more recent tracks that I am equally obsessed with:
BUT! my favourite mbe track for the past few months has been ‘praying for you‘ which is available to you for free by clicking here. Take a listen below, it’s dope af.
Future beats are cool ‘n all…but when the weekend hits, I wanna get my trap on.
There are more trap songs and artists nowadays than there are days in a year, and their similarities can be a bit dulling to the senses. So when I come across good trap music, it’s like finding the house that gives out the full-sized candy bars on Halloween…(best analogy I could think of).
Blake Skowron has been up to no good…(and I mean that in the best way) making dirty, dance-worthy beats and collaborating with some of the best producers in trap music and future bass today. Artists like: William Crooks, Creepa, graves, and KRANE. And if you pay attention to trap music at all, then you’ve probably already heard of Blake.
But enough talking about it his music, just press play and enjoy.
Happy Saturday ya’ll. Be safe out there, and thanks for reading. Much love.
** ‘Spells’ available for free download here
Bonobo. Thom Yorke. RÜFÜS DU SOL.
I don’t prefer to make comparisons, especially in regards to music or art (because nobody should ever be put in a box). However, they work in order to organize things a bit.
Comprised of solo projects Modeselektor and Apparat, Berlin-based band Moderat have a discography that dates back to the early 2000s and they seem to be getting better and better only with time.
I made a huge mistake not seeing them at Lightning In A Bottle last year, and all I can say is, if I ever get the opportunity to right that wrong, I’d take it in a heartbeat.
If you listen to any one thing I try to shove down your earbuds this year, let it be this…
Probably one of the best bands you’ve never heard of. Their album ‘III‘ is flawless start to finish. Enjoy their art below!
Right then. Right when you’ve exhausted the 29th trap instrumental, or the 9th #future song being reposted in your Soundcloud feed (all of which sound the same). Right when you’ve listened to the same build/drop again and again in every poor rendition of already established artist ripoffs you can tolerate, that’s when it happens…
That new song, that new artist.
That new found soundbyte that is just 4 minutes full of whatever je ne sais quoi it is about it that makes you go, 🙌🏽 🙌🏽.
That’s what happened to me about a week ago when I stumbled across the silky smooth sounds of ‘N i G H T S‘.
Think early Craig David; suave/pop vocals…meets bounce, plus bass. And a little something extra I can’t quite put my finger on…so I just downloaded their songs (for free) instead 🙃.
Here are my top tracks from the up and coming duo:
Thanks for reading, stay gold.
1. having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent:an ardent vow; ardent love. 2. vehement; fierce. 3. burning, fiery, or hot: “the ardent core of a star“.
Appropriate, I think.
Yes, it is cheesy to define words and artist names, but words are all we have… wouldn’t you agree?
Words mean a lot to me (or at least I think they do).But sometimes, words fall short. Ever feel something you literally couldn’t describe?
Some people have the incredible capability of conveying their emotions via sound and other electromagnetic waves~
Apply the definition of Ardency to their most recent EP ‘For You, Only‘, and I would gather that these guys feel some type of way about the music they put out.
Personally I have been a fan of Ardency since I first heard their unforgettable 2 track EP: ‘Gradience’. Two plus years later, they are crossing over genres and creating a niche for themselves betwixt edm goers and indie fans alike. Now, with an even more defined sound that spans a multitude of decades, one would find it nearly impossible to try and fit them in any kind of box.
And that’s that shit we do like.
Thanks for reading, enjoy.
Our first artist feature in 2017 is someone whom you’ve probably never heard of before.
(you’re welcome hipsters)
Jeremy Stern AKA palmingo hails from the foggy San Francisco Bay Area, and although he isn’t currently touring as of yet–it will probably be just a matter of time before the public picks up on the saucey sounds on his new and latest EP, ‘Birds Of Paradise‘.
A fan of artists such as: Flume, Mr. Carmack, Sam Gellaitry, and What So Not; his first concert ever was Foo Fighters back in the 6th grade.
Soundcloud lurker since 2011, he is now heating up your Home Stream with #wavy tracks like, ‘What So New‘ & ‘Timeless’ (track No.1 on the playlist below).
His goals in this lifetime are, “to see the Northern Lights, and help the world in some way.” What a nice dude…and to top it off, he’s made his EP available HERE, for free. Now that’s just hella cool.
Holy shit you guys…it’s almost over.
Typically I don’t really remember ‘years‘ for what happened in them or whatever…I can hardly remember what I ate 48 hours ago (probably something with potatoes though).
2016 was an emotional shit storm for yours truly.
A year filled with a rise in my anxiety on a daily basis, and me questioning everyone and everything coming and going from my social circle to the people I saw on the streets.
I’m usually distracted by the changes and “fresh starts” that a New Year tantalizes us with, but this December I just feel happy to be going into the next 365 days with all my limbs and wits about me…
Something I have always been fairly decent or been consistent with is maintaining a playlist of sorts, and around one year ago today I started keeping a log of the songs I have deemed “Best of 2016” entitled, ‘3016’.
So here it is; a cool playlist for your hopeful NYE get together, or any ready-to-get-lit-fest you may have going on this weekend.
These are all songs that either stood out amongst the rest or have been on heavy repeat, getting me through the life-sized obstacle course that was the past year of my life.
From the bottom of my heart to yours, enjoy.