Cause I’m a hustla, baby.

September 10, 2009 - One Response

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My brother tells me this is Cameroon’s spring jam of 2009. This is the song coming from every shantie, shack and tube radio. It’s the song you hear while crossing “Africa in miniature“, as you surf the crowds in Douala. Of course, I’ve never been to Came-roon, but I imagine people doing as I do – fists into the air and shouting “yea-h-h-ha!” every time the chorus comes banging around.

A. Chiddy Bang – Kids (Feat. MGMT) @ BUY

As you well know, yesterday was 9/9/09. I assume Sufjan knew that because I also assume he reads CNN. I knew that because CNN decided to update me every hour that it was indeed the nineth day of September. Thanks.

B. Sufjan Stevens – What Goes On (The Beatles Cover) @ BUY

I love this for the completely messy loud beat-y stuff that kind of lifts itself on top of itself and keeps going, despite there being another song underneath. If this was live,  Chew Fu would literally eat Anthony Followill whole and the show would keep going like nothing happened.

What? It’s the truth, don’t deny it.

C. Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (Chew Fu Festival Fix) @ BUY

I considered apologizing. She had locked herself into the other room already, had put on this mp3 she knows I don’t like. I stood in the hallway hearing it, beats like dripping water. No, I thought, I won’t. I was going to apologize, but instead I started putting on my sneakers. She turned up the volume and the door slammed shut behind me.

D. Drake – Best I Ever Had (Grandtheft Remix) @ BUY

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Also, the Crystal Method is doing a remix contest for their new single ‘Come Back Clean.’ Remixes can be submitted from August 11 through September 15 through the Inbada music website, found here. The top ten remixes, which will be determined by public voting on the site and will receive some sick prizes (synthesizers headphones etc.) Check it out ya’ll.

Made entirely of.

September 4, 2009 - Leave a Response

photo by the ever-exploring and doing ellen epley

Going to give y’all my favorite tracks from two up-and-coming Nashville artists.

The first, a girl, Madi Diaz, whose voice has the most killer electric curves and is fully brimmed with mid-20’s anticipation. I guess you could call hers a smiling sound, wet from when we weren’t even together and cracked in all the right places.

The second, a guy, Andrew Belle, whose song is the kind you hear as you wolf down pita-and-hummus sandwiches in Folk Town, or as you hold hands while surfing a web made entirely of kodachrome and pixels. Either way, his is a most beautiful sound.

Both were recorded here live in Nashville. Hope you like.

A. Madi Diaz – Heavy Heart @ B

B. Andrew Belle – Static Waves @ B

How-To.

September 2, 2009 - One Response

There are some experiences that put you firmly in “before it happened” and “after it happened” territory. Experiences that define how you look at the world. And they always seem to be experiences that you never saw coming. That was the five-month break I took from You, Me & Everyone.

A. Partyshank – Virgin (Mustard Pimp Remix) @ Z

B. MSTRKRFT – Bounce (LightsoverLA Remix) @ Z

C. Jay Rock ft. Lil Wayne & K-Dot – Colors @ Z

D. Shawty Lo ft. Ludacris, Gucci Mane & The-Dream – Atlanta GA @ Z

Break-Free.

September 1, 2009 - Leave a Response

A. French Montana ft. Akon – Married To The Streets @ Z

B. Drake ft. Kanye, Lil Wayne & Eminem – Forever (Mastered) @ Z

C. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey (Foamo Remix) @ Z

D. Bagheera – Circadian Clock (Bowski Remix) @ Z

Shook and Shaked.

August 31, 2009 - 2 Responses

A. Aberfeldy – Summer’s Gone @ Z

B. Eef Barzelay – Numerology @ Z

C. My People Sleeping – Seahorse @ Z

D. David Guetta ft. Kid-Cudi – Memories @ Z

E. Jokers Of The Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys @ Z

Monday.

August 28, 2009 - Leave a Response

Bananas.

March 20, 2009 - 7 Responses

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I’m writing these words in the middle of a meeting at 2:55 in the afternoon, because writing, like other intimate pursuits, often occurs at random times. As I type each word, I come to care about how it will be read — about you, there, reading it, even if I’m pretending to listen to what’s going on around me. Caring is scaring. It makes me want to stop right now, or spend years composing something flawlessly literate. But, like all good and worthy things, you’ve just got to let go and jump in headfirst. Below is the music for the day.

This is bananas, isn’t it? It’s completely bananaschiquita bananas, heavy bananas with dark-colored stems. Truth is, I’m just using this as an excuse to say bananas over and over again, but that’s because Kid Cudi is absolutely bananas.

P.S. Bananas.

A. Kevin Rudolf Ft. Kid Cudi – Welcome To The World (Alt: YSI)

Watch out for me when they drop this. You might see bashful shuffles, furious jumps and alcoholic stomp-outs. Or, you might catch a bottle to the face. Either way, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

B. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (DAN OH remix) (Alt: YSI)

Ask Joseph from Nashville Nights what I look like on the d-floor. Betcha he’ll say a liquored-up hurricane; a 10-foot-tall elephant stomping tree-trunk heavy;  a 1982 Mazda RX-7 Hatchback, waving glass-bottle windows and reving engine-loud when the DJ drops True Pseudo. Betcha that’s what he’ll say. Betcha he’ll be right there with me.

C. True Pseudo – Freaking Me Out (ULTRNX Remix) (Alt: YSI)

Look. I’m already in love with it. Souljah Boy and Sandstorm? Come on. You’re already in love with it too. Souljah Boy and Vengaboys? I mean, come on. Tag Team and R. Kelly snippets? Now you’re just getting GirlTalk crazy.

D. Super Mash Bros. – D.G.A.F.L.Y.F (Alt: YSI)

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Oranges.

March 19, 2009 - Leave a Response

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So, I’m sitting at work, right, and it’s 2:00 and I’m noticing that I’m starting to get hungry because I eat every two-three hours. I start thinking about food, and I hear my co-worker say “Mandarin Oranges!” Not weird or anything, but then, I see her hand poke out and then the rest of her, and out of the blue she gave me a package of mandarin oranges and a spoon. That’s not weird, but it was awesome.

Below are the songs for the day.

Basic nonsensical phrases set over galloping beats and mingling brilliance.

Translation: Fun.

A. Asher Roth – Lark On My Go Cart (Alt: YSI)

Sudden blares and blips have never sounded so good.

B. Chris Cornell Ft. Timbaland – Part of Me (LA Riots Remix) (Alt: YSI)

Something oh-so-smooth and breath-easy that evokes the biggest smile you’ve seen this year. Rap songs don’t often get much better than this.

C. Jadakiss – Kiss My Ass (Alt: YSI)

I hit play and this thing just whipped through my speakers, rippled my flags, rended my umbrellas completely useless, seized me by the buttons on my shirt and hurled me across the city. And oh man. What a flight it was.

D. Jay North vs Lykke Li – Little Bit (Alt: YSI)

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Hotness.

March 18, 2009 - Leave a Response

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So, after a week of no e-mail and a lost phone (which I use to check e-mail), I literally opened my inbox today with a broom. This lead to many e-mails getting swept up into snowy piles, but I promise that if you sent me a release or a request for a listen, I’ll make sure to follow up within the next few days. Now, what you’ll find below are the first five that caught my ears. Hope you enjoy!

The Nite Cells must have gotten out their electro-brooms too, because they’ve swept wavey-blue synths, a ridiculous yellowy bassline and fire-engine red vocals (see 3:00) into one hell of an electro-color pile.

A. True Psuedo – Eletone (Nite Cells Let Go Remix) (Alt: YSI)

“I’m so fly, ya, I know that’s so clique, but man, she and me been cutting like a DJ.” This song and the bassline stapled to it make me exicted to find new trees to climb, and I’m not talking about the wooded kind.

B. Day 26 Ft. Yung Joc & Diddy – Imma Put It On Her (Alt: YSI)

“My dog, he’s a dj, playing for the kids trying to make some milk bones.”

After that, I’m done.

C. Oh Snap!! – Everyone’s A DJ (Alt: YSI)

Hot enough to cook bacon on your speakers. Props to LJ for the heads up.

D. Kid Cudi – Freestyle (Alt: YSI)

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Tomorrow.

March 17, 2009 - Leave a Response

New post up tomorrow when I get a chance to get through a week’s worth of e-mail and “work” off a hangover. At my desk. Literally. Also, what’s up with Hype Machine? Is it broken?

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