I’m not even sure how you figure this out. Someone decided to overlay Drake on N64 games and the synergy is stunning, if not a bit terrifying. For serious, the combination of Drake & Mario Kart 64 is one of the more shockingly perfect tunes I’ve heard this month.
As summer turns to fall, so does the music spectrum & sonic landscape. Here for you, a couple of the best tracks that I thought transitioned from the shiny, sun-drenched vibe of the last 3 months, to the inevitable harvest & apple picking feels. Don’t worry, no pumpkin spice beats here, I promise.
Jerome Blaze is one of those producers I’d totally miss if it wasn’t for Stoney Roads. These masters of the Australian & NZ scene are crucial and if you’re not following them, you need to. This kind of pick up is one that will change your whole day. Heartbeat is a track that gives people hope for the future. The high energy proglectro is not to be missed. There’s a vibe in him we haven’t heard since before the Swedish Fish Mafia discovered cocaine. Don’t skip this one, it’ll make your day better, in a way we’ve not experienced since early Avicii. Yes, I went there. Hit it.
Someone needs to give Xavier Dunn a fucking medal. This is the best retro/vintage cover ever. I’m serious. In the 2-3 decades of retro covers, this is the best one that’s ever been conceived of and executed. Go ahead and play it for the old ladies in your office, or anyone who has a lady boner for Travolta/hard on for Olivia Newton John. I almost want to drop it on Webster Hall just to see how many of the kids actually recognize what they’re listening to. I say it every time I bring up Fresh New Tracks, but V-Man needs a raise.
Back in the realm of non-ironic covers & remixes, Bonobo continues to absolutely kill it. This rework of a George FitzGerald original continues to drive home the point that you do not fuck with Bonobo. The tune glides along, in a way that you’d only expect from Bonobo. It’s a relaxed but exceptionally well-produced Odyssey that doesn’t rush, but hits every mark it plans for. No beat out of place, or sound that wasn’t specifically put there. It’s these kinds of tracks that give me hope. This is some certified hipster shit, so make sure to push up your glasses while talking about it over non-cheap, locally sourced whiskey.
Ending this update out with some new hotness from Global Communication. That’s the first time this moniker has been used since 1997. That’s right, you’re getting music from someone who was in the game just about 20 years ago. This remix has eight minutes of almost any genre you could look for at the moment. With a half dozen genres of music being represented and several breaks/beat builds to speak of, I don’t even want to keep wasting your time with you reading this. Hit play & go about your day citizen!
Drake is #1 in Iowa, Nickelback takes the spot in South Dakota, and the Wu-Tang Clan is the only thing anyone can think about in Connecticut apparently. I don’t really have any commentary besides really wanting to see a Drake show in Des Moines (via io9).
Ok, check this guy out, then Drake below. You tell me that’s not eery & close. I was watching the Insane Clown Posse Infomercial and this kid showed up. I really want to hear some drawl-heavy ebony & ivory rap going on with these two. They’re so lovable & in need of a sandwich.
Jimmy Kimmel did something surprisingly cool & “with it” last week. Drake, longtime nice guy & slick rapper, showed up on the program & got made up on camera. Not for a new music video, but to go onto Hollywood Blvd & ask people what they thought of…Drake. This is the kind of artistic participation in media that I love seeing. He was a cool sport about it all and it led to some pretty great scenes for late night comedy fodder. The earnest kid who was down with Drake even got to go to the show and hang out. I hope Drake blew that kid’s mind with a night out on the town. And we all know that if the kid passed out at Drake’s house, Drake would put a blanket over him, take off his shoes and charge his phone. Because Drake is like that.
I am done hearing people whine about how electronic music isn’t performed live, isn’t an art and/or isn’t music. Watch DJ ENFERNO play 4 instruments and construct a song right in front of your eyes. The combination of dubstep, piano synth melody, MPC-sickness & some fantastic old school vinyl will blow your mind and someone needs to get this guy to hang out with Beardyman.