Massive airplay, stupid interesting beat choices and a crisp clip. Falling and Flying will be an album that becomes a landmark of sorts on the local scene.
September 20, 2011
But I’m back now.
Will try get this up on a more regular timeframe.
in the meantime
September 9, 2011
Somewhere between a Bay mainstay and a journeyman EA-Ski has, from my memory always had strong, interesting production behind him.
Classic west coast car speaker sound with more than a nod towards Dr Dre given that ominous, mob muzik, twist.
September 7, 2011
Without bothering to check the credits I’m assuming that this is a Fire & Ice produced track. or 41. But most likely them.
It always strikes me as funny when people in NZ are doing something that someone on the other side of the world is doing, but completely unaware of each other. That might seem like a big stretch in the internet era of music but fire and ice have been honing their sound towards this ethereal, post-based, washes of sound type stuff since before based had any real internet presence. And with Clams Casino and Main Attrakionz getting major traction over there, there’s not really a better time for D Dot to have this released.
Hopefully next time he comes to melb more than 30 people show up. Incidentally the last time i went to a show with that small of a turn out was the white stripes. and they waived the $5 cover fee just to get people in.
September 7, 2011
Probably the modern day equivalent of those weird al yankovich type tracks from the 1980s/90s.
August 23, 2011
Remember how I’ve been saying forever that soulja boy makes exceptional music.
August 22, 2011
Just some questions. Is that Blue Curacao with lemonade and fruit? That’s gayer than AIDS.
And is Mr Mannish also Mannish Man. Two sterling rap names.
August 18, 2011
Almost all the trash I clear out of my inbox is boring as hell so when something genuinely interesting comes along I tend to get excited.
I don’t know anything about Faimkills aside from what I’ve gleaned from the video clips.
Camp, fey as all fuck, young, mexican kid. Probably from Cali…?*Edit* Inland Empire, to be precise..
Big on Morrissey/The Smiths* (and like people of his age who are, the Smashing Pumpkins)
Heavy into the 80′s references that early nineties proto-emo kids were.
Curtiss King Does the beats. And they’re amazing. Truly what(along with the tongue in cheek campness and reference) lifts this from more pedestrian fare like aesop rock or cage.
*What is it with cali mexicans and the smiths? Those guys are mililitant mozza fans. Dave Carnie started trying to get to the root of this anomaly in the big brother days but I can’t remember what became of that.
August 17, 2011
not quite drum/hi-hat driven enough for the “Ethereal Trunk Muzik” tag..
\whatevers, it’s got more longevity than “glitch hop”* ever did.
*wtf was with that? YTs doing a sound that already existed and pretending they had dibs on it cause their other YT friends only listened to jazzmatazz?
August 17, 2011
Jay’s new album, Cheer Up Jay, is out now via breakin wreckwordz and this is the lead single. Stays true to his subject matter, that depressed, introspective, reflection that’s a common theme throughout his work.
Beat by nettsmoney, reminds me a bit of “Party Trick” off of Young Lean’s worth the wax EP, but again works as a perfect compliment to Jay’s delivery and subject matter.
Video is a bit melodramatic but rounds out the aesthetic nicely.
Buy/Stream “Cheer Up Jay” Here
Anyways, Jay’s doing a show at laundry this fri with louie knuxx & young lean.
and I’m DJing in the other room for Mr DNA + AOI show with Kwasi