If you’re a big hip hop fan, no doubt you heard that the Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah has a new collaborative album with producer and composer Adrian Younge. If you’re a fan of the LP, then you won’t wanna miss The Brown Tape, which is a track-for-track revision of the album, produced entirely by Apollo Brown. New beats, new vibes, same great bars. Enjoy!
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This is the first of what will be an ongoing series of 10-minute videos talking about every record in my vinyl collection. Of course, this kind of thing isn’t going to be of interest to everyone, but those who have been asking me to do something like this have been very passionate about it. Obviously, this excursion is one of an alphabetical nature, and future videos will continue through my collection as such. I should be hitting up my 7″s and singles when I finish the 12″s.
These are the artists whose records I talk a bit about in this video:
Andrew Jackson Jihad
The Beach Boys
The Beastie Boys
Nathan Fake released a 12″ release via Border Community yesterday. Merely 24 hours later, he released this song as an unreleased track. It’s fantastic. It would have fit in very well on the 12″ perfectly, with its scattered drums, manipulated synths, and hypnotic pace. This is a must-hear for fans of Fake, or even fans of dance music in general.
“Space Race” is the b-side to a new 12″ single written by Irish music producer Marcus Lambkin, a.k.a. Shit Robot. It’s being released through DFA records, and follows Robot’s 2010 album, From the Cradle To the Rave.
While “Space Race” features a sharp, crisp, and punchy dance groove, there’s something sci-fi about the glossy synths that slide flawlessly against the rhythms here. You could probably compare it to any number of soundtracks attached to space-themed movies released in the 80s. You could compare it to Zombi or Vangelis as well, sure, but those artists don’t make me want to dance until the sun comes up. That, my friend, is what’s happening here.
A cerebral progression of deep rhythms, sporadic tones and noises presented on this new track from Kyoka. This thing’s got a great groove, which is incredibly danceable, but the sounds used to execute are very bold and colorful. It’s got a mechanical, calculated vibe to it, but still manages to be a fun listen.
Grab this release on raster-noton.
A new track from CFCF, which comes off a new 12” via the New York label UNO. It’s surprisng how much this Montreal producer has tailored his style since the release of his full-length debut, which I proudly own a copy of. Though it’s hard for me to believe 2009 CFCF and 2011 CFCF are the same guy, I’m enjoying both heavily. On this 12” track, “Looking So,” the background is filled with spectral tones that come on so subtly. There’s some deep, deep bass kicking around back there, too, but it’s so soft and discreet. But of course, the manipulated vocals, which I assume are sampled, are the most noticeable item on the menu; cascading over the soft synthetics underneath.