Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jay Electronica

I have been sleeping on posting about Jay Electronica, but I heard a few more tracks of his this weekend and I just can't contain my enthusiasm any longer. The New Orleans native comes with a style that melds gangsta and backpack, and has some of the hardest hitting beats I have heard in a while.

"Get that type of media coverage Obama get, spit that Kurt Vonnegut, that blow you brain that Kurt Cobain, that Nirvana shit"

"I swam down shit's creek and came up clean, with a new lease on life like Andy Dufrane"

Exhibit C

Exhibit A (Transformations)

Reflection Eternal- Just Beginning (feat Jay Electronica, J Cole and Mos Def)

Exhibit C (Ted Smooth Remix)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feb 2010 Mix

The time has come. Jump on over to the Bandcamp site to download our newest mix, free and easy.


1. Two Door Cinema Club - This Is The Life
2. Miike Snow - Animal (Christian TV Beast Mode Remix)
3. Freeway & Jake One - She Makes Me Feel Alright
4. The Joy Formidable - Whirring
5. Evan Voytas - I Run With You, Spirit Animal
6. Volta Cab - We Are Marsians
7. The Kissaway Trail - SDP
8. Broken Social Scene - World Sick
9. Javelin - Tell Me What It Will Be?
10. Wale - Chillin (Benzi & Willy Joy Remix)
11. Eddie Vedder - My City of Ruins (Live From Kennedy Center Honors)
12. Lemonade - Lifted
13. Active Child - When Your Love Is Safe
14. Enya - Sail Away (Missions Orinoco Re-Flow)
15. Major Lazer - Good Enough (feat Lindi Ortega & Collie Buddz)
16. Pacific! - Hot Lips
17. Pantha Du Prince - Stick To My Side (feat Noah Lennox)
18. Savage Snobs - Global
19. The Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin
20. The XX - Basic Space
21. Jupiter Skydive - Doin' Laundry

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Hotness #116

Pantha Du Prince- Stick To My Side (feat Noah Lennox)

Broken Social Scene- World Sick

Wale- Chillin (Benzi & Willy Joy Remix)

Enya- Sail Away (Missions Orinoco Re-Flow)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Volta Cab

Hailing from mother Russia, this kid Volta Cab is really getting me through the work day today. Like his fellow countryman Xuman, Valerie-esque dreamwave is what he specializes in.

Check out a few tracks below, apparently his debut EP will be released in May just in time for you to throw the top down in your ride and enjoy the summer night.

We Are Marsians

Stay With You


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package

I have been looking forward to this release for some time now. The combination of the grimy lyrics by the Philly Freezer himself and Jake One's smooth production makes this album quite a treat for hip hop heads.

She Makes Me Feel Alright

Throw Your Hands Up

Stimulus Outro

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Hotness #115

Photo by Joe Stevens, California Vans Series

Miike Snow - Animal (Christian TV 2010 Beast Mode Remix)

Evan Voytas- I Run To You, Spirit Animal

The Low Anthem- Charlie Darwin

The Go Find- Dictionary

Monday, February 8, 2010

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

After loving the Phoenix-ish leading single "Something Good Can Work" all last year, I was eager to hear the new full length from Two Door Cinema Club (or TDCC as music nerds call them). Tourist History is actually a pretty damn solid effort from the Irish trio. Check out a few of the tracks below.

TDCC plays The Troubadour on Cinco de Drinko, grab some tix aqui.

Something Good Can Work

Do You Want It All?

This Is The Life

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Hotness #114

Groove Armada- History

ABX- Ignition(Keep It Remixing Louder)(R. Kelly vs Major Lazer)

Lemonade- Lifted

Pacific!- Hot Lips

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Active Child

Active Child is Pat Grossi, an LA kid who makes lush music that sounds much like the sonic offspring of Bon Iver and M83.

I saw him play last night at Spaceland and was really impressed by his live show. Not only did his falsetto voice sound great, but he managed to play keyboards, guitar and an actual old wooden harp in his 30 minute set.

Be on the lookout for more from Active Child, the place was packed with influential music biz people last night.

Voice Of An Old Friend

When Your Love Is Safe