Friday, September 30, 2011

VIDEO: SuperHeavy - Miracle Worker

What happens when you put one of the best rock and roll artists of all time with one of the most soulful singers, with an Indian man who has won over 30 awards for his music and films, with a jamaican man who is son to the best reggae artist of all times, with a man who was in one of the best 80's bands of all times? You get a SuperGroup called SuperHeavy which consists of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, A. R. Rahman, Damian Marley and Dave A. Stewart from the band Eurythmics.

They just recently released their first single called "Miracle Worker" from their debut album together. Check it out below.


VIDEO: Nero - Crush On You

"Crush On You" was one of my favorite tracks off of Nero's debut album, Welcome To Reality so when the dubstep duo posted the video on their facebook page I was already preparing myself. While I love the song, I'm not quite sure what to think about the video. I felt like I was watching Sixth Sense with all the red colors except with way cheesier special effects.... and red didn't mean that Bruce was already dead this time.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

SONG: Blackmill - Let It Be (Feat. Veela)

This talented chillstep producer named Robert J Card goes by the stagename, Blackmill. Robert has been producing music since the age of 8 when he first began playing acoustic guitar. At the young age of 15 he began producing trance and then dubstep. His name began to spread around quickly after releasing his remix to Ellie Goulding's "Your Song". Blackmill has just recently walked out of the 9 to 5 to focus on what he does best so definitely pay attention to this dubstep master. If you don't follow him now you will regret it when he comes to your city in the very near future to perform to sold out crowds.

This is his new song called "Let It Be" featuring Veela. Relax, Open your mind and enjoy.

SONG: Skrillex - Syndicate



With the upcoming Fall/Winter season there are a lot of hot videos games coming out. Resistance 3, Battlefield 3, and Modern Warfare 3 are all dropping and EA games wants to continue the energy through the new year with a game called Syndicate. EA teamed up with Skrillex to make a song that would hype gamers across the country. The result has been featured in samples of the Syndicate trailer and is finally available for us to download as a whole song. Check out this banger below!


Skrillex - Syndicate



This is the video game trailer for Syndicate

VIDEO: tUnE-yArDs - Gangsta

Finally we have the real music video for "Gangsta" by tUnE-yArDs. I previously featured this song along a live performance earlier back on my website which you can check out here.


Monday, September 26, 2011

VIDEO: Azealia Banks - 212

The beat to the song is a remix of Lazy Jay's - Float My Boat. This video is definitely not short of profanity or swag. Her lyrics along with this electro-dance beat keep you coming back for more. Check this song out below.

VIDEO: Kele - What Did I Do Feat. Lucy Taylor

A little over a year after Kele Okereke released his debut EP he is now sharing some new material for our enjoyment. This single is called "What Did I Do" and will be featured on his upcoming EP called The Hunter. Lookout for this British musician's album on Halloween day.


VIDEO: The Weeknd - Zone Feat. Drake



 This is an unofficial video by Alex Covo which gives us some visuals for this single off of the mixtape, Thursday. Watch and enjoy!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SONG: Big K.R.I.T. - Money on The Floor (Feat. 8Ball & MJG & 2 Chainz)


This song reeks of southern hip hop from the "25 lighters" references to the screwed hook to the slow flow. Having roots in Houston, TX this song really hit home for me. The fact that living legends 8Ball and MJG also rap on this track makes it even better. For rap fans this is a must have track.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

VIDEO: Lisa Hannigan - Knots

This Irish singer/songwriter/musician first began her career as a singer for Damien Rice until going solo in 2008. Now Lisa Hannigan just released the music video for her first single from her debut album and I couldn't be more excited. Her peculiar charm is dazzling and it is quite impressing seeing her smile throughout the entire video while being showered with paint. You gotta hear/see this!

VIDEO: Fenech-Soler - Golden Sun

This video directed by Alex et Ol was the winner of a Genero Music Video Competition. The catchy tune paired with an upbeat electro dance beat is a definite win. The music video is focus inside of a photo booth where anybody and everybody from all walks of life pose and act out. There are costumes, pimps, mexican wrestlers, power tools and of course there is sex. This song will be on repeat for me for quite some type.


VIDEO: Little Dragon - Shuffle A Dream (LIVE)

Last night Little Dragon were guests on Jools Holland's studio show called Later. They performed an excellent rendition of "Shuffle A Dream" which is my favorite song on their Ritual Union album. If you like the song I have a free download of the song and a review for their album here on my site. Ritual Union album review.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MIXTAPE: Logic - Young Sinatra


Lately, Maryland lyricist, Logic, has been playing on my iPod playlist non-stop. At first when I heard him rap I thought "Wow this guy is really good", so I began following him to keep up with his releases. He just released a mixtape a few days ago called Young Sinatra and I am hooked. Not only has Logic solidified my opinion of him being my favorite new rapper but now he has given me the belief that he is becoming one of the most underrated rappers in the game period. This mixtape is one of those albums that you can't skip a track. He captivates your ears with his genius puns and metaphors and his positive lyrics make enjoy his music even more. I can't remember the last time I have listened to and enjoyed a hip hop mixtape this much until now. If you like rap download this is a must have mixtape!

Download: Logic - Young Sinatra

Logic - Young Sinatra II


Logic - Live on The Air


Logic - Addiction

Monday, September 19, 2011

VIDEO: Frank Ocean - Thinking About You

A video was just released for Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You". This was a well created short film featuring a band of vengeful Indians and the will to save a loved one between a loving couple. Frank Ocean is only cameoed as a male nurse in the video. This is a definite must watch/listen!


VIDEO: Gemma Hayes - Keep Running

This track is definitely a standout on her new album called Let it Break. Check out Gemma Hayes below.


SONG: Atlas Sound - Te Amo



This is second single on Atlas Sounds' LP called Parallax which is due out November 8th! Atlas Sound is the solo project for Deerhunter's lead singer Bradley Cox. I love the off-kilter and peaceful beat. Feel free to download the single below.

VIDEO: The Head & The Heart - Cats And Dogs & Coeur D'alene

This Seattle indie folk-pop released their debut album in 2009 and sold over 10,000 copies by strictly word of mouth, local record stores and concert events. They will now be receiving the credit they deserve this year after opening for bands like Dave Matthews, Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, and Iron & Wine. Check out THATH below.


SONG: Childish Gambino - Bonfire


I have been following Donald Glover's rap recently and am glad to finally come across a version of the song "Bonfire" that wasn't a radio rip. I have to say that with each release from Childish Gambino I am becoming more and more impressed. Check out his music video for "Freaks and Geeks".

Childish Gambino - Bonfire

Thursday, September 15, 2011

ARTIST: Mike Hale



26-year-old Houston rapper Michael Hale is one of the most promising new artists in the south. This positive thinking lyricist constantly captivates your attention with the message in his music. Although Mr. Hale was originally from Florida he has mastered his own style of music that gives you the feel of a mixture of Houston rap and the legendary Jay-Z. If you haven't heard of Mike Hale do yourself a favor! Download and listen below!

Who U Dealin With by Mike Hale

Just Smile by Mike Hale

SONG: A.Dd+ - Can't Come Down



Paris Pershun + Slim Gravy = A.Dd+ (AddPlus). These two forward thinking rappers hailing from Dallas, Texas give the world another weed anthem. Oh the perils of going to work high... gets to us all.  "I hope they don't notice. I shoulda brought that cologne."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SONG: Clock Opera - Lesson No. 7 (Tom Vek Remix)


I pressed play and heard nothing....instead I was sent into a different realm where I saw sounds and heard colors. It wasn't until 5 minutes and 29 seconds later until I came back to reality. Tom Vek sent me into this state of being that was beyond just listening to music. The last two minutes of the song takes you through a trip of bass and synths that will warp your thoughts. This remix deviates so far from the original song its almost as if he created this masterpiece himself. If you haven't heard the original version of Clock Opera's song then do yourself a favor and listen to it at the very bottom.

Clock Opera Lesson No. 7 (Tom Vek's Remix)
 

Clock Opera - Lesson No. 7
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

VIDEO: Neon Indian - Polish Girl

Neon Indian is kind enough to give us the stunning visuals for Polish Girl. This video was directed by Tim Nakashi and produced by The Creators Project, Neon Indian and Mom + Pop Music.

VIDEO: Idris Elba - Private Garden


You may recognize Idris Elba from The Office. You may recognize him from Takers. Who knew that we would see him in his own music video. I actually enjoyed this song. To me it had a sort of 80's vibe to it. 9th Wonder was the mastermind of this wonderful production. Check it out.


Private Garden from Crystle Clear Roberson on Vimeo.

Monday, September 12, 2011

SONG: The Weeknd - Rolling Stone (Different Sleep Remix)


I searched the internet for pictures on Different Sleep and this one of my only results. This chillstep artist is definitely under the radar but has been featured on a lot of blogs lately. He has been gaining popularity for this remix of R&B singer The Weeknd's, "Rolling Stone".




Also check out some of his own songs that he has politely allowed us to download for free also. I have become of big fan of his music lately and find myself jamming to his songs on my iPod quite frequently. These are two of my favorites.




VIDEO: Childish Gambino - Freaks And Geeks


Many know Donald Glover as a primetime NBC actor/comedian on the show Community. If you didn't also know that he was a musician then allow me to introduce you to Childish Gambino. He lyrics are pungent and his punchlines are clever and comedic. With his skills he has the capability of having just as much of a music following as a his TV following. This track is a must-hear!


SebastiAn - C.T.F.O. Feat. M.I.A. (Nero Remix)


This is a dope remix of C.T.F.O. by a French electro artist named SebastiAn. This track is a banger for sure. I am a big fan of SebastiAn, M.I.A. is one of my favorite International artists and Nero is one of my favorite dubstep groups so it didn't take very long for this song to grab my attention. Check it out below and chill the f*** out.


VIDEO: Logic - Just Another Day



Logic has been gaining popularity fast and killing his tracks with that East Coast swag. He is a master lyricist with the wordplay of a 10 year veteran. He is definitely one of my favorite new freshman rappers in the game and I look forward to all of his releases. Check out the other posts on my site featuring Logic.
Logic - Mind of Logic
Logic - Young Sinatra II

Saturday, September 10, 2011

VIDEO: 74 Miles Away - Neverending Rhodes / Chromeface

I have been watching this collective from Brussels Belgium for a while and have been intrigued by their style and variation of music. The group consists of pianist/composer, Pierre Ankaert and two producers known as Monkey Robot. They actually recorded a split LP with electronic music on one side and a Belgian Jazz Trio on the other side. 74 Miles Away has decided one of the main focuses on their project was to bring the Fender Rhodes (a very precious piano of the past few decades) back into focus. This electric piano was a huge part of the music industry and was used by many artists including Portishead, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and many more. Relax and listen to the electric sounds of 74 Miles Away.



VIDEO: Holy Ghost - Wait & See



This video has been out for quite some time now but I have been listening to Holy Ghost lately and felt inspired to post this video for your enjoyment.

VIDEO: Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans

Finally the "Ghetto Nancy Sinatra" releases the A-side of her double release. She has been teasing us with it for quite some time but just recently posted the official video for "Blue Jeans". I did a full review for her previous track called "Video Game" which you can check out by clicking on the link.

This track tends to remind me of a female version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Games" except with a bit more attitude. Not only is this song well produced but her talent for songwriting also shows on this track. Check it out below.

Friday, September 9, 2011

VIDEO: Leno Lovecraft - Princess

The complex sounds of this disco producer are mirrored to the Italo disco of Cerrone. After buying Leno's EP I realized how colorful and expressive each of his productions were. All very impressive work that is crafted through the creative mind of a young teenager. You have to give this a listen.

If you like what you hear you may download his EP for free or choose to pay whatever price you think is fitting here at his Bandcamp page.


VIDEO: Phantogram - As Far As I Can See

This New York duo have just released this track off of their new mix called Phantogram EP. This is definitely one creative, electronic rock group that you want to pay attention to.

SONG: DJ Shadow - Scale It Back ft. Yukimi of Little Dragon

So If you haven't already noticed, I am a huge fan of Yukimi Nagano, the lead singer of Little Dragon. This is probably the third time atleast that I have posts featuring their music. I have also been listening to DJ Shadows' music for years so I was already hooked on this track before he even included the beautiful voice of Ms. Nagano. DJ Shadow definitely knocked it out of the park with this relaxing track.

VIDEO: SBTRKT - Pharaohs ft. Roses Gabor

Yet another banger from SBTRKT's album is released with a music video for 2 of our senses to enjoy simultaneously. Check it out below. The first video that SBTRKT released was "Wildfire" featuring Little Dragon, which i previously posted here.

 

VIDEO: Little Dragon - Brush The Heat

Apparently Yukimi isn't the only talented one in the family. This music video to "Brush The Heat" from Ritual Union, was created by her father, Yusuke Nagano. It is definitely full of stoner-friendly visuals including anything from rainbow colors to wiggling eyeballs that move around Yukimi as she dances. Watch and enjoy below.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

VIDEO: Kid Cudi - Mr. Rager

10 months after Man on the Moon II: Legend of the Rager was released Scott Mescudi is still releasing material for the album. This video masterpiece was directed by Jeremie Rozan from Surface to Air Studios. The "Superduperduder Cud" has teamed up with S2A Studios to produce a line of fashion jackets. This explains the fresh leathers on Scott himself and the reason why the mob that he fights has more swag than the extras in a Michael Jackson "Beat it" video.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SONG: Zee Avi - Concrete Wall


This 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Malaysia first blew up with her famous Christmas song on Youtube called, "No Christmas For Me". It has been 2 years since the release of her self-titled debut album and she just recently released her second album called, "Ghostbird". Check out one of her many standout songs below from "Ghostbird".

Zee Avi - Concrete Wall

SONG: Aaliyah - Somebody (Hudson Mohawke Remix)


Hudson Mohawke is a musical genius. This track is an extra that he released after his internationally known EP called "Satin Panthers". A great mix between R&B, hip hop, and electronica.

Aaliyah - Somebody (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Monday, September 5, 2011

SONG: Kromestar & Jay 5ive - Wishful Thinking


This track has been out for quite some time however it is now released to buy. Originally it was available as a radio rip and sounds even better than before now that its released to my ears in 320 kbps.


Kromestar & Jay 5ive - Wishful Thinking

VIDEO: Toro Y Moi - I Can Get Love



This is an unofficial video for Toro Y Moi's new hit "I Can Get Love" which is featured on his upcoming EP called "Freaking Out". Lookout for his EP on September 13th on Carpark.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

VIDEO: Sleep ∞ Over - Casual Diamond



This Austin, TX singer named Stephanie Franciotti formed Sleep ∞ Over in early 2010 and has been the talk on a lot of blogs lately. I'm not sure if there could have been a better video to match this melodic dream of a song. The soft-focused visuals fit well with the distant harmonic voice of Ms. Franciotti.

SONG: CANT - Believe


CANT is also known as Chris Taylor, the bass player from indie group, Grizzly Bear. This talented multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn will be releasing his debut solo album mid-September.

CANT - Believe (taken from Dreams Come True - Terrible Records / Warp Records) by Warp Records

VIDEO: Theophilus London - I Stand Alone



This Brooklyn MC/singer has always been known for creating music that can be classified as many different genres. You can download his new mixtape here at FiftyOne:FiftyOne.com. I'm not quite sure if the video to "I Stand Alone" is my favorite choice of styles. The low budget 80's style music video is definitely a big part of London's style however I guess I was expecting a bit more.

REMIX: Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know (Neon Stereo Remix)


Gotye's single, "Somebody That I Used To Know" has been receiving a lot of attention on the internet and it was only a matter of time before a plethora of remixes were created. This particular one is by Neon Stereo and is definitely easy on the ears. Check it out and feel free to download. If you haven't heard the original, click here to watch the VIDEO.


SONG: Skrillex - Right Here


After Skrillex's laptop was stolen, a lot of songs have been leaked and it has been a journey for him to recreate his work. This is a new track called "Right Here" that is extremely catchy. Feel free to download it below.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

VIDEO: Fenech-Soler - Demons

This band from the United Kingdom formed in 2006 but took 4 years to master their debut album which they released on September 27th, 2010. "Demons" is the second single released from their self-titled debut.



SONG: Bridget Kelly - Thinking About Forever

This song is a cover for a recent release by singer/songwriter Frank Ocean, called "Thinking About You". If you haven't heard the original song I also posted a free download to it below Bridget's version. Also check out Bridget's acoustic version at the bottom.

Bridget Kelly - Thinking About Forever



Frank Ocean - Thinking About You



VIDEO: AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It



Aluna Francis and George Reid coincidentally met over Myspace.com because of mutual respect for each other's work and decided to make music together. Consequently, the two are now called AlunaGeorge and have been making infectious tunes for around a year now. With the beautiful harmony of Aluna's voice and the electronic instrumentals of Reid, the duo is creating masterpieces that are grabbing everyone's attention.