Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SONG: Kendrick Lamar - Cartoon & Cereal ft. Gunplay




Kendrick Lamar is quickly becoming known as one of the most talented rappers in the industry. This song is one of my favorite songs so far in 2012. It is lyrically satisfying with a beat that forces you to bob your head. This Compton born and raised lyricist's uniqueness is so distinct and such a rarity that he seperates himself from the rest of the game with every verse. Kendrick Lamar is one of the reasons that while rap may be getting worse it is also getting much better...

 Just Listen.
 


This video fits well with the lyrics especially on Gunplay's last verse.

Monday, February 27, 2012

VIDEO: Poliça - Amongster

Polica started their band in June of 2011 and have added 3 members since then. This is the second single from their debut album, Give you The Ghost. Throughout the music video there is a graphical depiction of Adam & Eve making passionate love outside. The erotic visuals of sex are intertwined with vivid close-ups of exotic animals in nature. Somehow the director manages to turn you on while watching snakes, spiders, and insects. The build-up of the song and video match perfectly as the track reaches its "climax".

Friday, February 24, 2012

SONG: Metronomy - The Look (Two Inch Punch Shook Shook Rework)



Two Inch Punch just released a remix of Lianne La Havas' "Forget" and now he is right back at it with this remix to UK's urbane pop group, Metronomy. This remix deviates so perfectly from the original that it is almost as if both artists created two distinctly unique tracks. Have a listen below and feel free to download it.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SONG: Lana Del Rey x Smiler - Big Spender


If you have listened to Lana at all you know that her songs tend to be influenced by hip hop. It has become apparent a few days ago when this song finally leaked the internet. She sings the hook to Big Spender which is a track made by UK rapper, Smiler.

Lana is blowing up across the world as a top new pop singer. This may be foreshadowing of the direction of her music may take in the years to come.

This track will be appearing on Smiler's new mixtape which is set to release February 27th.

VIDEO: Logic - Spotlight





If you follow my blog then you know that one of my favorite new rappers is Logic. I have yet to hear a bad song from this Maryland DMV repper. Watch the top.... He will be there soon. Logic and the Rattpack are currently on tour right now in the Midwest.


Monday, February 20, 2012

VIDEO: Lips - Everything to Me (Adventure Club Remix)

Artists, Christian Srigley and Leighton James combine to create the dubstep duo, Adventure Club. Their remixes are slightly higher than the traditional dubstep 140 bpm tempo in order to add a club vibe. Consequently, they consider their music a unique spinoff of dubstep and club electro they like to call clubstep.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

VIDEO: DRC Music - Hallo ft. Tout Puissant Mukalo, Nelly Liyemge

In the summer of 2011, 11 of the best producers out of Congo teamed up with Warp Records to create an album like no other in only 5 days. It is filled with diverse beats and African soul that provide such a distinct variety of unique cultural sounds. Check out the video below. You can download or buy the cd here.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

VIDEO: Lisa Hannigan - What'll I Do

This is the second single released by Irish folk singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan's album called Passenger. If you haven't heard her first single "Knots", click here.