Dec 26, 2015

RANDOM 10

Check out this music random stahp from the Internet. Mostly videos.


Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Cast sing "Star Wars" Medley (A cappella)




The Beatles: A 5 Minute Drum Chronology - Kye Smith




Toy Trumpet Virtuoso
The official "Sandstorm" toy trumpet video.




by Joan Cornellà


by John Atkinson


Tom and Jerry at MGM - music performed live by the John Wilson Orchestra - 2013 BBC Proms




2015 Best of Star Wars Christmas Light Show, MUST SEE IN 4K!!! - Tracy, CA
(70,000 Christmas lights sparkling to "Star Wars" In 4K)

Dec 12, 2015

LISTEN: Erykah Badu – "Cel U Lar Device" (Drake's "Hotline Bling" cover)


The Queen Erykah Badu just dropped a cover of Drake's "Hotling Bling" called "Cel U Lar Device", included on her brand new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone (Motown, 2015).




Here's the original "Hotline Bling".

Nov 18, 2015

RETRO: Ann-Margret sings "Bye Bye Birdie"


Mad Men brought me to this Ann-Margret take from 1963 musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie.


Yes, she sings terrible... but, Isn't she lovely?

Nov 13, 2015

INTRODUCING: Amason


The Amason was a Volvo model was a popular car in Scandinavia in the 1960s. Named after the fierce female warriors of Greek mythology, Volvo adopted a Swedish spelling for its design, and the band has followed suit.


Perhaps the spirit of a female warrior coupled with the liberatingly swinging ‘60s is a suitable description of this five-piece band of Swedish-born and based touring musicians. Or perhaps their name, chosen spontaneously by Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, is just one aspect of this multi-talented, musically minded group of friends that first came together in 2012.



After self-titled EP released in 2003 and followed by the single "Ålen" in 2004, they released debut album Sky City for worldwide in early 2015.

Here are a few songs from Sky City (Fairfax Recordings/INGRID, 2015).


Amason – Kelly (Official Video)




Pet Sounds presents: Amason – Duvan




Amason – Älgen




Amason – Went To War




Amason – Algen Live on KCRW




Stream Sky City here below.



Web: amasonband.com
Facebook: facebook.com/amasonband
Twitter: twitter.com/amasonband
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/amasonband
Instagram: instagram.com/amasonband

Oct 28, 2015

RETRO: Sinatra vs Sinatra



Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy Sinatra sing together during NBC's television special Frank Sinatra: A man and his music part II in 1966.




And here's a well-known classic, Something Stupid.

Oct 20, 2015

HYPES OF THE WEEK 18


Check out these 7 hot tracks from the past few days.


Dua Lipa – New Love
from single (2015)




Wolf Alice – You're a Germ
from My Love Is Cool (Dirty Hit, 2015)




Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head
from 7 (Sony Music, 2015)




Liar – N0d
from Genesis Dubs EP (Infinite Machine, 2015)




Neuman – Turn It
from If (Subterfuge Records, 2015)




Pure Bathing Culture – Pray for Rain
from Pray For Rain (Partisan Records/Memphis Industries, 2015)




Lana Del Rey – Hihg by the Beach
from Honeymoon (Polydor, 2015)




BONUS TRACK

Yall – Hundred Miles feat. Gabriela Richardson
for Desigual Autumn Winter '15 collection

Oct 18, 2015

LISTEN: Feder – Goodbye (Feat. Lyse)



Maybe what we're calling deep house these days is not as deep as how it sounds in the 80s, like this Mixmag article says, but this shit is really good and even with pop influences of EDM, it sounds pretty deep as well.

Feder is a French DJ and producer named Hadrien Federiconi originating from Nice (south of France). Before moving to Paris and quickly immersing himself in the deep-house scene, combining his own take on pop with what he heard around him, he release a remix of world renowned musician Rodriguez’s track "Sixto" (stream below), in 2014 with a great succes.

Diving straight into summer, Feder released his own track "Goodbye". Spreading across Europe, hitting #1 in France, Swiden, Russia or Turkey and remaining on heavy radio rotation throughout the summer in across the continent. A good example of the today deep house scene.

Judge for yourself.




BONUS TRACK:



Twitter: twitter.com/feder_music
Facebook: facebook.com/Federuniverse
Instagram: instagram.com/feder.music
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/feder_music
Spotify: FEDER

Oct 9, 2015

INTRODUCING: Indie Scandinavian Girls

It's time to present you some of the girls from Northern Europe that kicking asses around the world right now. Some of them are already well-known, like BjörkLykke Li or Neneh Cherry (yep, she's Swedish-born!), but there's a lot of great artists to know and you might find your new favorite one among them ;)

Here's a list of the most interesting.

· Alice Luther Näsholm and Joanna Herskovits (Museum of Bellas Artes)
· Amanda Bergman (Idiot Wind, Amason)
· Ane Brun

· Anna Von Hausswolff
· Annika Norlin (Säkert!, Hello Saferide)
· AURORA
· Beatrice Eli 

· Björk
· Coco O. (Quadron, Boom Clap Bachelors)
· Elin Lindfors (The Deer Tracks)
· Elliphant 

· Emiliana Torrini
· JJ
· Johanna Kalén (Husky Rescue)
· Jonna Lee (iamamiwhoami)
· Karin Dreijer (The Knife, Fever Ray

· Karolina Komstedt (Club 8)
· Kovacs
· Kwamie Liv
· Linnea Olsson 

· Lisa Alma
· Loreen
· Lykke Li
· Malin Dahlström (Niki & The Dove)
· Mapei 

· Mette Lindberg (The Asteroids Galaxy Tour)
·  

· Nanna Øland (Oh Land)
· Neneh Cherry 
· Nina Persson (The Cardigans)
· Noonie Bao 



· Nova Delai
· Olivia Merilahti (The Dø)
· Rebecca & Fiona 

· Rebekka Karijord
· Regina
· Robyn
· Sally Shapiro
· Sarah Assbring (El Perro del Mar

· Say Lou Lou
· Seinabo Sey
· Stina Wäppling (NONONO)
· Susanne Sundfør 

· Titiyo
· Tove Lo
· Tove Styrke 

· Veronica Maggio
· Victoria Bergsman (Taken by Trees, The Concretes)
· Zhala


Hear them on Indie Scandinavian Girls playlist here below.

Oct 6, 2015

RANDOM 9

Random music stahp from the web. Videos mostly.  ツ 


Coldplay x Turtle







Smells Like Teen Shovel Coub




Tom Thum showcase at 4th Beatbox Battle World Championship (Epic moment starts at 5:25)






the Wikidrummer: How a drum sounds based on where it's played.




Twerking to Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E-Minor







EPIC WIN. Classic.

Sep 19, 2015

CURIOSITY: Spotify New-Release Sorting Hat

A total of 8.136 albums and singles were uploaded to Spotify yesterday.

In fact, every Friday a similar amount of new shit is released on the app!

Crazy, ah?

That's why "curation" is important.

Well, so there is a web where you can find all that noise even sorted by genre: everynoise.com/spotify_new_releases (Weekly update)

Jul 24, 2015

INTRODUCING: PC Music




"WTF is PC Music?" is the question that everyone is asking since it showed up on Soundcloud last year (2014).

PC Music is more than just a record label created by a London producer and young visionary A. G. Cook. PC Music is a loose collective of artists, producers and singers such as SOPHIE, Danny L Harle, Hannah Diamond, GOTY, Kane West, easyFun, the very same A. G. Cook and more who are dropping a kinda imaginary futuristic bubblegum UK-rave nostalgic and videogame-based satire pop music. Huh?

It's hard to define how it sounds because PC Music is a genre in itself. The best way to describe its sound is putting your ears on their Soundcloud and explore for yourself. Truly crazy funny shit made to have fun.

Check out some of the best tracks and remixes of PC Music so far, below.


QT (SOPHIE and A. G. Cook) – Hey QT




Danny L Harle – In My Dreams




Hannah Diamond – Every Night




A. G. Cook – Beautiful




A. G. Cook x Hannah Diamond – Keri Baby




Kane West – Western Beats




Panda Bear – Come To Your Senses (Danny L Harle Remix)




Years & Years – Shine (Danny L Harle Remix)




LIZ – When I Rule the World (Prod. SOPHIE)




Madonna – Bitch I'm Madonna Feat. Nicki Minaj (Prod. Diplo and SOPHIE)




PC Music bossman A. G. Cook DJing at Boiler Room




Danny L Harle - Jungle Survival DJ Challenge




Lately, their realised "PC Music, Vol 1", the first official compilation of the label.



Stream it below.




Stream my plyalist "Introducing: PC Music" on spotify.



Web: pcmusic.info
Twitter: twitter.com/pcmus
Facebook: facebook.com/pcmus
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/pcmus

Jul 21, 2015

HYPES OF THE WEEK 17



Here are the 7 wonders of the past few days.


Beirut – No No No
From No No No, ©2015 4AD




Natalie Prass – Bird of Prey
From self-titled album, ©2015 Spacebomb Records / Sony Music




Yukon Blonde – Como
From On Blonde, ©2015 Dine Alone Music




The Vaccines – Handsome
From English Graffiti, ©2015 Sony Music




RATATAT – ABRASIVE
From MAGNIFIQUE, ©2015 Under Exclusive License To Because Music




Rationale – Fuel To Fire
From self-titled EP, ©2015 Best Laid Plans




CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers – I'll Be There
From single, ©2015 Warner Bros.





BONUS TRACK

Jun 30, 2015

LISTEN: sjowgren – seventeen



The three friends from San Francisco sjowgren shared indie revival first single (after a few demos) called "seventeen", and it catch you at the first listen.

FTW!



Web: sjowgren.com
Twitter: twitter.com/sjowgren
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/sjowgren
Spotify: sjowgren

Jun 10, 2015

INTRODUCING: Parov Stelar


Marcus Füreder (aka Parov Stelar) is an Austrian-based producer starting in the 90s DJ-ing in nightclubs. Under the pseudonym Plasma he released the 2001 album Shadow Kingdom on his Bushido Records label.

After that, he started producing and publishing as Parov Stelar an impressive quantity of recordings until 2010 and is founder and head of the label Etage Noir Recordings.



His "electro swing" sound, enchanced with clever sampling, proved to be popular in the compilation and DJ-mix market, including Stéphane Pompougnac's Hôtel Costes series.





In 2013 Stelar linked with Island Records for awarded and very succesful The Art of Sampling. The 24-tracks The Demon Diaries followed this year.

Listen to the perfect summer jam, "The Sun" with Graham Candy vocals, included on The Demon Diaries below.



His live shows is accompanied by 5 live-musicians as Parov Stelar Band. Check out the tour dates here.


Web: parovstelar.com
Twitter: twitter.com/parov_stelar
Facebook: facebook.com/parovstelar
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/parov_stelar
Spotify: Parov Stelar

Jun 7, 2015

HYPES OF THE WEEK 16



Check out the 7 wonders of this week.

1. Leon Bridges – Better Man
from Coming Home, ©2015 Columbia Records




2. Lisa Alma – Man
From Sweater, ©2015 Dumont Dumont / Minty Fresh / NO FOREVERS




3. Pat Van Dyke – Pocket
From Right On Time, ©2015 Jakarta Records




4. RATATAT – Cream On Chrome
From single, ©2015 XL Recordings




5. Ghost Loft – The Otherside
From single, ©2015 Kitsugi




6. Nosaj Thing – Don't Mind Me f/ Whoarei
From Fated, ©2015 Innovative Leisure / Timetable Records




7. Turzi – Colombe
From C, ©2015 Records Makers



BONUS TRACK

B.W.H. – Stop
(Classic Hi-NRG anthem from 1983)

May 27, 2015

RANDOM 8

Here is a selection of music-based random stuff from the Web (videos mostly).

Collective Soul Cat


Radiooooo.com
Time travel + music discovery = FUN!

Mime Through Time by SketchShe
You'll fall in love with them again.


Radiohead's frontman Tom Yorke featuring on wacky advertisements in Iran and Russia


Miley Cyrus: Tongue Tied by Quentin Jones


Alpine Girls Dancing Awkwardly at The 36th Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand


Tony-b Machine 4.0
www.tony-b.org

May 21, 2015

LISTEN: Fool's Gold – I'm In Love


The L.A.-based five piece band FOOL'S GOLD just released their third album Flying Lessons (ORG Music, 2015).

Founders Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov, both native Israelis who emigrated to America at an early age, created this musical project where converges members that played in Foreign Born, The Fall or We Are Scientists, and sounds like African-influenced Western pop with a hint of soul and a bit of electro-ness.


As lead singer and co-funder Luke Top says, "The release of Flying Lessons is a huge deal for us. It encompasses everything we've been about for the last 7 years, both musically and emotionally. It is the culmination of countless hours of travel, gigs, success, failure, darkness, joy, and the stubborn insistence to move forward and create our best work to date".

Listen to Flying Lessons' opening track and first single "I'm In Love" below.



Remember the very first single of the band, "Surprise Hotel" from self-titled debut album (IMSOUND Records, 2009) and let's pretend it's summer!



Web: foolsgoldla.com
Facebook: facebook.com/FoolsGoldLA
Twitter: twitter.com/foolsgoldla
Spotify: Fool's Gold

May 11, 2015

LISTEN: Mura Masa – Lovesick Fuck


Have a listen to the most viral track of the moment in UK*Mura Masa's future hip-hop anthem "Lovesick Fuck" from Someday Somewhere EP (Anchor Point, 2015).



* Spotify Charts, may 6th 2015

Web: muramasa.me
Twitter: twitter.com/mura_masa_
Facebook: facebook.com/MuramasaMusic
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/muramasamusic
Spotify: Mura Masa

May 5, 2015

HYPES OF THE WEEK 15


Here are the 7 tracks of this week curated with care just for you.

1. Crystal Castles – Frail
NEW SINGLE, 2015


2. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (f/ MØ)
From Peace Is The Mission, ©2015 Mad Decent


3. LA Priest – Oino
From single, ©2015 Domino


4. CHAMPS. – Vamala
From VAMALA, ©2015 Play It Again Sam [PIAS]


5. Janelle Monáe – Yoga (f/ Jidenna)
From single, ©2015 Wondaland/Epic


6. Curren$y – Pot Jar (f/ Jadakiss)
From Pilot Talk III, ©2015 Jet Life


7. Kygo – Stole The Show (f/ Parson James)
From single, ©2015 Sony


BONUS TRACK

EXID (위아래) – UP & DOWN (심쿵버전) Special (뮤비)

May 4, 2015

RETRO: Michel Legrand – Theme & Variations For Two Pianos & Orchestra (From The Go-Between)



The great Michel Legrand composed the soundtrack for British romantic drama Le Messeger (aka The Go-Between) from 1970, the 1971 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or winner starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.

This track is a variation of the main theme from the film score and it's not only ridiculously good but also sounds like a perfect crime lounge track. Pure gem.



* Included in Rare & Bizarre Vol. 5

Get it here.

May 2, 2015

LISTEN: Kiko Bun – Where I'm From



New single "Where I'm From" by young London Kiko Bun, is a big tune released on the legendary Island Records, out now.



Twitter: twitter.com/kiko_bun
Facebook: facebook.com/KikoBunOfficial
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/kiko-bun
Spotify: Kiko Bun

Apr 26, 2015

FULL ALBUM: BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul



The Toronto-based jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD and Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah collaborative album Sour Soul (2015, Lex Records) is so good it becomes inmediatly to the best album of the year, so far. Man, this shit is dope as fuck!

Hear the full album stream below.



Watch "Ray Gun" video featuring MF DOOM below.



BADBADNOTGOOD
Web: badbadnotgood.com
Spotify: Badbadnotgood

GHOSTFACE KILLAH
Web: ghostfacekillah.com
Twitter: twitter.com/ghostfacekillah
Facebook: facebook.com/GhostfaceKillahOfficial
Spotify: Ghostface Killah

Apr 24, 2015

REWIND: Ata Kak – Obaa Sima



In 2006, ethnomusicologist Brian Shimkovitz owner of the blog and record label Awesome Tapes From Africa, during a trip in Ghana bought a self-recorded tape of mysterious musician Ata Kak called 'Obaa Sima', a non-stop party full of Ghanian highlife, American 80s rap, Chicago 90s house and some Caribbean touch.

After years of searching, Shimkovitz finally found him and reissued this awesome tape through his label. I hardly recommend a listen!

Ata Kak and Brian Shimkovitz

Hear the full album stream below.



AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

ATA KAK
Facebook: facebook.com/atakak.ghana
Spotify: Ata Kak

Apr 17, 2015

FULL ALBUM: Travis Bretzer – Waxing Romantic



Travis Bretzer, a Canadian 24-years-old "adroit songwriter and true troubadour" release his debut album Waxing Romantic via Mexican Summer produced by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's former Jorge Elbrecht.

Fuzzy and lofty sophisticated pop that reminds to 70s soft-rock classics.

Listen to one of the greatest albums of the year.



Watch "Promises" and "Lonely Heart" videos below.





Bandcamp: travisbretzer.bandcamp.com

Apr 15, 2015

RANDOM 7

Here is a compilation of random music-based stuff from the Internet (videos mostly).

Windows' Blue Screen of Death on the stage during a concert

Bohemian Carsody by SketchShe


iPad Drum Solo by Appleman


Chvrches cover Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge


Justin Bieber Exclusive Rap at HOT 97


Katy Perry spotted left shark doing community service at Coachella

The New Yorker's daily cartoon by Emily Flake.

Laughing Owl by VanCityVideo