100 songs from 100 artists worth discovering at this year’s SXSW, courtesy of NPR
The Ghan Remix, by Pogo. The Australian mixing master hoped on the passenger train The Ghan and recorded sights and sounds from his trip from Darwin to Adelaide. He then edited them together to make an interesting and catchy audio track with a visually stunning accompanying video.
#np - ‘Wish You were Here’ - Pink Floyd
no reason, just fits. music just does that sometimes.
#np Santigold - Disparate Youth
Avicii X You, a global online music collaboration.
Yesterday Skrillex dropped his new EP The Reason and music bloggers are all abuzz about “Leaving,” a dope track that’s very different from the tracks that made him famous and that lost him a lot of respect among “true” dubstep fans (“Bangarang” / “Scary Monster and Nice Spirits”). Full-disclosure, I think Skrillex is generally crap as well. But all these bloggers seem to forget that Skrillex wasn’t always just a bunch of repetitive junk. The first Skrillex track I ever heard was With You, Friend which was released before he became all hyped up (#hipstermoment), and his new track “Leaving” demonstrates a return to simple melodies and building beats. I’m all about it, and am happy to welcome Skrillex back into my playlist rotation.
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Special MADE performance. Incredible bit at 3:45.
… and I’m totally on board. 2012 was a good year for music (generally speaking). Stoked for February 10th.
Flux Pavillion v Brown & Gammon : Feel Like Daydreaming (Kip Stopherson Mashup)
My very close friend Kip just officially released his first mix and it’s sicknasty. Give it a listen, you’ll be totally hooked. Happy Thursday!
EDM is a human movement
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Jez Dior - Candles
I’m getting a little tired of rapper-singers who rely on samples instead of original beats and hooks, but this song (and video) is a shining exception. <3 SF
Fall means great movies and great albums… I love pre-awards season. This entire album is being streamed online before it officially drops September 18th, which appears to be becoming the norm in album releases. What will this mean for album sales?
Lupe Fiasco’s new ‘Lamborghini Angels’