DJ Rashad dropped this video and track a few months ago, but it has been criminally underexposed. DJ Rashad cuts up a sample exclaiming that “I don’t give a fuck,” and then proves he doesn’t by creating the main melody of the song from what sounds like an old flip phone’s numberpad. Look out for I Don’t Give A Fuck–is it a single or EP–to be released on Hyperdub on July 22. Enjoy!
Donny Oh is a New York rapper with a new video and single out; plus, he’s got a new EP on the way titled Stuffed Shells. Not only is Donny’s food choice there pretty classy, but he nabbed a sweet, soulful Knxwledge beat for the track featured in the video above, too. While Donny does sound young and a bit aimless, he does come off really passionate, charismatic, and clever on some of his bars here–I also have to say the dude’s got flow, flow, flow. Watch, listen, enjoy!
Sigur Ros is really showing how diverse of a group they can be as the band takes a dark, moody approach to their newest songs.
“Kveikur” features some huge, distorted riffs that art matched with Jón Þór Birgisson’s vocals being twisted for a poltergeist-like effect. It says a lot when you have no idea what a band is really saying lyrically, but still has an immense impact with the vocals and music. They have always been able to do that and “Kveikur” is no different with it’s heavy bass and drums brooding throughout.
It feels like a very masterful track from a band who remains difficult to pin down. The album Kveikur will be released on June 18th on XL Recordings.
Australia’s World’s End Press delivers a new song and video that seems to just fill the room with pulsating, synthetic sounds. Part of that feeling certainly has to do with the rigid synthesizers and ethereal vocal harmonies–especially on the hook.
Follow the band on SoundCloud here, and enjoy!
Caged Animals are bringing out a quirky and infectious pop sound with “Cindy + Me,” and it’s hitting all the right notes. The synth and bass grooves definitely add a lot to the already infectious aspects of this song–like the constantly ascending and descending guitar leads.
The quirky vocals and lyrics are hilariously accented by a pretty strange video filled with monkey scientists that are carrying out all kinds of sick, disturbing tests on this man who is clearly suffering from a broken heart. Enjoy!
Paul White is most known for producing for Danny Brown, and is producing multiple tracks off of Danny Brown’s upcoming Old. He is also readying his own release, the EP Watch The Ants, and has just released a video for the eponymous track off of the EP. The track takes much of the sonic material of early Boards of Canada: children sing-songs, 70′s television-show synths, and breakbeats, but makes something much different out of them. Where Boards of Canada create serene music for the point between sleep and waking, “Watch the Ants” is urgent, frantic and swampy.
Linked HERE is a post to the song Pink Eyes by Danny Brown that Paul White produced, flipping an Eno sample.
Moscow-by-way-of-Brooklyn producer Slava lets go of this video for the track “Girl Like Me” off of his recent LP Raw Solutions, which was released by Software. The track itself is built from a refrain “no you never had a girl quite like me” repeated ala DJ Rashad, while the drums eschew usual juke structure for a more intricate pattern that includes tuned woodblocks. The video itself portrays one of the greatest taboos in Western Culture, and really should be watched without spoilers. Just know that the track’s juxtaposition of cold synths and a romantic vocal sample is portrayed well by the director, Eugene Kotlyarenko.