You will never be the same again.
never liked tracy (comment now!)
Good track, but worst lyrics ever. (comment now!)
I love that Flying Lotus stuff! His new album is out June 10th. Guess who's buying it? :) (comment now!)
I'm taking a long bus trip today, but I have lost my headphones, so it's 5 hours of engine noise instead of this: (3 comments)
The Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor's one man band, has released a new four-part album, called Ghosts, full of beautiful, eerie instrumentals. In a rather smart move, they openly made the first of four parts available for free on BitTorrent. If you like it, you can buy the whole album for as low as $5 directly from the artist (all money goes to NIN, not the labels). (comment now!)
A new Madonna/Justin Timberlake/Timbaland single got leaked on the web, but it's so bad that I won't even link to it. Madonna is amazing on her own, but she's no good when she tries to play with the young kids. I wrote about one hit wonders a few days ago and here's a second-hit from Berlin (of Take My Breath Away fame). ‘Tis pretty good.(comment now!)
We missed it, but February 21st was Nina Simone's birthday. She would have been 75. Her voice is unmatched in jazz and I'd say unmatched in music in general. Because of the special occasion you get two songs. Sing, Nina! (comment now!)
Close your eyes. Think about a place you'd rather be. Like the Mediterranean seacoast. Dip your toes in the water foam. Play.(comment now!)
Continuing with the worst music of the last century (and mgPePe using the site to thank people so they can buy him drinks next time…), here's a 90's one hit wonder (trust me, I've listened to their other stuff).
[update: turns out andr doesn't know mgPePe doesn't drink, so he doesn't really know what he's talking about. But the song indeed is…tough…](comment now!)
Something I've been playing a lot in the last few days. It's a really simple song, but the bass line is so catchy. The first time I heard it http://www.discobelle.net/2006/12/15/mixin-it-up-motion-44/">here I had to go back and replay it quite a few times.(comment now!)
A week of Ratatat-lessness is too long, so they are back. They already showed they can do instrumentals and hip hop remixes, so now they are taking on a Bjork song. Needless to say, Bjork's music, being border-line IDM, is quite hard to remix, but Ratatat do it beatifully.
PS Turns out the act's name comes from an LSD-induced hallucination of tap-dancing rats. Who would've thought.(2 comments)
This one comes from an unlikely source - a bunch of upperclassmen from my high school. Their band was quite the hot thing when I was a junior and a senior. They even released an album (Garden Party), but unfortunately the band members spread around the world and nothing has been recorded after 2003. Here's hoping for a 2013 Outbreak reunion!(comment now!)
I don't know what Pepe was on about, as NTM's song is in English, but here's a nice vraiment française gem, as suggested by Moroccan carpenter S. R. The song's good fun, but check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bybKftoefsw">the clip. There's a dancing hair dryer. I don't get it.
Yelle is http://www.knittingfactory.com/">playing in NYC on the 19th. Go take a look-see.(comment now!)
A few years ago I was listening to some Brazilian drum and bass (http://www.google.com/search?q=sambassim">Sambassim) and my father wondered why I was liking music I couldn't understand the lyrics to. I still don't know Portuguese, so I'm not sure what's so xica about Silva, but it's a great song nevertheless.(comment now!)
I listen to this song and all I can think of are square-dancing West Coast yuppies. Great cover of Young Folks (probably the most popular non-mainstream song of 2007). The banjo in the background brings the whole thing together.(comment now!)
It's funny Pepe mentioned Ratatat, as I recently found a mixtape of theirs with their instrumentals on some hip hop. The whole mixtape is http://ratatatmusic.com/news.html">a free download and here's one of the mixes. Those guys could be the next Neptunes.(comment now!)
I just came back from a Roger Sanchez party in Boston. After having heard him live, my DJ wishlist is complete. I have now seen Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, David Guetta, Bad Boy Bill, Hernan Cattaneo, Victor Calderone, and Erick Morillo. The best DJ overall? Tiesto. The best moment? When Erick Morillo span this in Sofia last summer:(comment now!)