Action Bronson’s personality goes a long way and when you see visuals like the ones for “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” you sorta understand his branding as a whole, and I’m guessing by his wide spread success that everyones else thinks so too. I’d normally be thrown off by this video but it’s seem the mainstream media has done a good job of completely desensitized me to cartwheels, fat dancing women, a stunning rack of lamb. Pretty status quo for Bam Bam with a little cameo by Riff Raff
It’s been more than a season since we’ve heard something new from Swedish pop trio NONONO, and now we get a totally upgraded and reenergized version of it thanks to fellow Swedish producer, Lissvik. With his reworking, the track transforms from a sweeping pop creation to a dubbed out banger. The track is part of a special 12″ edition of NONONO’s debut release, but you can stream it below now.
First impression of Smallpools is this strange single cover. But don’t let that throw you off; Smallpools’ sound is anything but frightening or scary. “Dreaming” is a relentless piece of pop that recalls Passion Pit’s early days and is quite the uplifting Sunday track.
Adding to last months upbeat track from Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle, “You & Me” gets some new fresh upgrades from Baauer. The track had a fun uplifting EDM feel to it already but now it takes on a different form thanks to some reworking by Baauer. He cuts it up, adding glitchy percussion and synths to effectively kick the energy level up a notch.
Josef Salvat’s soul-searching, dark sultry pop song “Hustler,” definitely has an understated production with a contrasting soaring hook and now has an equally matched dark sultry video. Following the song’s lyrics about a “hustler’s pain,” the video flashed through clips of Salvat contemplating his terrible ways in the shower with ever more striking, weird images.
“Her Favorite Song” from Mayer Hawthorne featuring guest vocals from one of the hottest artists out right now, Jessie Ware, and production by Oak of Pop & Oak ( Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Drake, Nicki Minaj) combine to make a great track. It’s got this new feeling yet slightly dated and even a catchy chorus. But something about this feels, unfortunately, a little soulless aside from the Jessie contribution. Even the concept feels outdated, but surely be loved by fans and perfectly palatable to anyone who hits play, it’s hard to imagine it being anyone’s favorite song though.
Cosmo Sheldrake latest track “The Fly” has many different layers of coolness, a funky rhythm that sounds like it could of been the child theme song from Game of Thrones and the Boondocks mixed together, and lyrics that are taken from a William Blake poem called “The Fly.” The finished product sounds a bit weird but nonetheless refreshingly different.
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It’s so hard being a fan, especially today for us die hard Daft Punk fans. Over my eight years of waiting for a new Daft Punk album and my unfortunate letdown that was the OST for Tron it’s been an emotional Journey leading up to the release of Daft Punk’s 4th studio album. The roller coaster started when I first saw the 10 second teaser for what we now know is there hugely successful first single “Get Lucky’s”. It was this perfect snippet that if put on repeat would keep me uber satisfied for a long time. But no that’s never enough, everyday afterwards I was roaming the net for the final version of “Get Lucky”. Which only surfaced after the first weekend of Coachella when they made a surprise appearance playing teaser video snippet, this time one minute long, on screens across the festival. After waitng a week and what was supposedly a real version leaked on the radio we finally got the REAL version. I was tricked a few times into beileving I had the real song but only to be mislead. Continuing on my roller coster ride, being on cloud nine every time I listened to “Get Lucky” my anticipation built to levels I had rarely experienced for an album release. I knew deep down inside that Random Access Memories would be the best album of the year, that it would blow my socks of the minute I heard it. So now we are several days away from the album release and low and behold…..a mysterious leak surfaces, not only a leak but a confirmation from iTunes that this leak was real when they posted the stream themselves officially. I heard about the leak on on social media with notoriously bad reviews. I was starting to get upset about the reviews and figured that these people were being to criticial. I had to give it a listen. At first I started laughing and then laughter turned into confusion. What was I listening too? Some really bad unreleased Jamiroquai album? I kept hiting next waiting for that “Get Lucky” song to give me an eargasm. But it didnt happen, instead I was shocked at what I heard. I started to deny what I listening to, making excuses, saying that this leak had to be fake. Even though a legitimate source was saying it was real. I didn’t even give it a chance I was so upset. Fast forward to the drive home, where my upgraded car stereo whoed me over very fast. After listening to Lose yourself to Dance 3 times in a row and then moving on to “Instant Crush” I started to smile. I got it – Daft Punk was working my eargasm and making me very happy. Yes this album was a huge departuture from what we are used too and some may say that the 60-70′s sampling is play out or boring. But there’s someting about the good tracks on this album that make it an absolute winner. When I first heard this album and went on a rant on Facebook about how bad it was when I hadn’t even given it a chance. I kept hitting next hoping a song would jump out and smack me. What I needed to do was wait for it and let it seep into my mind so that I could understand it’s direction. In the end I’m truly sorry for thinking this album sucked. Nowadays a good album consists of about 4 solid tracks and if you take the time to listen they’re at least 4 good songs on Random Access Memories. So wether this is some sort of fake or not. It’s damn good and I still love you Daft Punk, you can do no wrong.
Makes me proud to be Canadian when I hear these awesome bands hailing from Canada. Some of my favorite bands come from Canada’s biggest cities. Such as but not limited to Arcade Fire from Montreal and The Zolas from Vancouver. Today I got my first dose of Royal Canoe the six piece group from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This song definitely reflects the cities drastic seasonal changes. Check out their re-mastered and re-mixed track “Bathtubs” a gem of jangly keys and anthemic harmonies that are fully supported by psychedelic strings and guitar riffs which releases on their full-length record, Today We’re Believers will be out June 25 on Roll Call Records.
This haunting track from Gilberte Forte featuring Active Child is spot on with it’s cinematic qualities and smooth harp infused beat. It makes one recall dark choices and memories. Gilbere Forte examines late nights, fast, mysterious women, and the treachery of lust on new single “Nolita.” Wisely enlisting the assistance of Active Child for a typically soaring hook, Forte weaves a detailed narrative that elevates these well-worn topics with personal detail, providing the sort of context that breathes life into description. This song is making what should be a fun Saturday into a haunting yet delightful one.