One of my favourite rappers. This young talented rapper along with this amazing producer are producing a new album, that comes out in june. This is their second single, first being Lightspeed. This track is amazing and everyone should definitely check it out.
This is what its like to bleed ink, put your fingers in it and paint me a picture of what you think.
Most people would know Fabolous if he was mentioned but many brush off his material and just know of his popular radio hits. However, he’s got some pretty damn good music out there for us to hear which is far more than what the mainstream world gives us. Fabolous recently released his new mixtape entitled The Soul Tape which is exactly what the name describes. It’s got a bit of a soulful vibe from Fabolous and is a smooth, passionate mixtape that’s quite a bit different than some of the hits you may have heard from him. If you like what you’ve heard or simply want to give his lesser known material a go, I highly suggest The Soul Tape for enjoyable, laid back hip hop.
XV isn’t everyones cup of tea. He’s a self proclaimed nerd who doesn’t have an alter ego or needs one to back up his talent. His newest Mixtape, no more heroes shows that he’s trimming his raw edges into a complete package. The song when we’re done contains a sample by Utada Hikaru (Final fantasy/Japanese pop fans/ Kingdom heart fans etc and a student of my rival school in japan) and is produced by seven. It has great lyrical flow and deepness to it.
Not everybody lives but everybody dies. Too True. Grab your dreams listeners and enjoy.
This song comes straight off Hoodie Allen’s mixtape Pep Rally. Overall I feel that Hoodie is an excellent rapper. He may not have the most complex lyrics, but it is good to see a fresh face who seems to genuinely enjoy what he is doing with some lyrical perverse. The mixtape itself is brilliantly done. Each track produced never were boring and were quite unique. Also, the sampling done of some indie tracks from artist like Marina and the Diamonds were well created and provided for some great rapping over some indie tracks that some would not even consider “rappable”. His lyrics are pretty fresh, and the fact that he raps about what is important to him instead garbage that others spew out really makes me respect this guy. Hoodie Allen is quickly becoming a hit amongst college kids, and pretty soon he’ll be all over the country. He is going to keep getting better so give him a try and check out hoodieallen.com for more info on him.
SLSS have been a band I’ve been following for years now. They have yet to really explode but I’ve always found an extreme fondness for them and their unique sound. They’re raw, experimental and are unlike any other to me. The vocals are emotional and really make a difference to the music in a good way. I hadn’t heard from them in quite a few years until they recently brought out a brand new EP called Oak Street Basement which I highly recommend. It’s still got the same flare that their first album had yet has expanded into something even better. Got a craving for some intense experimental music, these guys are where it’s at.
Tayyib Ali has been one of my favorite hip hop artists I’ve come across in the last couple months. He’s got a chill vibe that has a taste of Shwayze with a dash of his own style. His newest mixtape just came out on Monday and it’s free right here http://www.tayyibali.com/. Don’t miss out on some good music for no price. It’s perfect for the summer that’s on it’s way, so what are you waiting or?
This is a song from an album that came out a few years ago however it never hurts to share some music someone may have not heard before, not to mention a certain Strokes band member has part in this band. They sometimes even have a Strokes vibe but still manage to pull off their own sound. Imagine a softer version of the Strokes perhaps. Either way, this song was the song that got me hooked onto this band, I’d love to hear more from them in the future but we’ll just have to keep an eye out!
A Conversation - The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club
They’re whacky, they’re weird, and they’re unique. If any of those words appeal to your musical needs this band is the band for you. This group from Wales bring a alternative/experimental vibe to their music and it’s got a vibe that’s simply absurd but in such a great way. They’re newest single is “A Conversation” which will be on their newest album coming out in a month or so. They’ve also got previous work to check out so make sure to do that if you want a taste of what they’re all about.
This song is my addiction and it’s got elements that are stuck to me. It’s a song with a simple sentence sung over and over yet the way it’s sung and the arrangement of it as a whole is just beautiful, catchy, and mesmerizing. It’s as simple as that, turn this tune on and you won’t get it out of your head. It’s a fact.
Just found out some bad news.Gerard Smith, the bassist from TV on the Radio has passed away today after battling lung cancer.Its a severe blow and shame to good music by a great band. Hope you all save a prayer for his family and enjoy a song that he had help create.
So I disappeared for far too long. Been busy with school and such but I’m back, I swear. Too much good music to post. Anyway, this artist has been an artist I’ve loved since back in my middle school days, although for different reasons than now. Charlie Simpson those of you may know him if you’re from the UK and remember his pop band Busted. He’s obviously matured a hell of a lot since leaving them and although I found Busted a lot of fun, Charlie’s music now is truly wonderful. His solo style leans more toward acoustic/folk type of sound, very calm and beautiful. Not to mention he’s got that husky-low voice that I can’t help but swoon over every time I hear it. He’ll be releasing his first solo album in August so keep an eye out. Here’s a song off of his first solo EP which you can pick up now.
I’ve been trying to produce some new music and this has been my muse lately. The weeknd have been capturing waves of attention and without a doubt they fully deserve it. The R&B duo hailing from toronto, let out a mixtape called house of Balloons (I was made aware of this by Alicia Ortiz) and while at first I couldn’t get into it, now I’ve got it on heavy play. Their mixtape hit 20K downloads, without a label and such, which is mighty impressive considering the climate of the music industry. It’s dark, it’s sexy and if you ever have the urge to play this stuff during sex, I wouldn’t blame you.
Check it out, specially since its free. Download it here- http://the-weeknd.com/
Atmospheres newest album dropped today and even though its got mixed reviews I love it. It’s depressingly dark at times and has a few duds but theres enough quality to make your skin shiver. You know what to expect with slug and ant has developed his production skills by adding more live instruments, with the addition of a guitar that is littered among the tracks and more piano. It creates an amazing sound that any producer would want to strive for. I probably do sound biased as I’m a big atmosphere fan and if you cut out a few tracks this album would probably be seen in a better light but the single that I’ve uploaded is awesome. Listen and Enjoy. Video is below as well if you want it.
The first thing I can say about this group is just, “WOW!” They are amazing. Singleton hails from the Ukraine, and from what I understand they consist of group where everyone is a musician. I don’t really know much about this group, but I’m glad I discovered them like this. Their music hit me straight in the face and had me wanting more. Personally from listening to this track they have kind of a 90s rock vibe emanating from them, and I like it. Though my last thing to say about this band is the vocals are amazing. The lead singer sings so well and her voice is so powerful that it attracts listeners to her. Just from hearing this song it makes me want to really get into them.
Maritime, a band from Wisconsin, released their third album, Human Hearts, on the 5th of April. I’m still listening to the whole album and its fucking awesome. It’s a brand of indie that is unique and doesn’t sound like every other band. It’s been pretty well received by most reviewers. Definitely worth listening to.
About 10 minutes ago Olu released a remix of a track that has been going around the tumblr circuits. Alicia Ortiz showed him to me and he has a great mixtape called p3. Though the song friday is pretty horrible not matter what you do to it, Olu does a pretty good job making it listenable. Even got some dubstep wobbles in the choruss. SWAAAAG.
For You and Your Denial- Yellowcard Album: When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes
Was meant to post this, but was so caught up with work. Yellowcard are back and its pretty damn good. In this album they’ve incorporated all the styles and experiences they have in their older albums and created a compilation of softer and harder tracks, but staying true to their sound and making sure you know that it is Yellowcard.