I got into Band Of Horses back in '06 or '07 and Everything All The Time's been playing in my room on repeat every now and then every since, and the same has been happening as of late. I've spun The Funeral, their perhaps most known track here before, yet, not to take any credit from the incredibly beautiful single, the rest of the album is filled with equally magnificent tunes. Such as this one.
Been diggin' Death Cab for Cutie lately, mostly thanks to my brother. Coney Island is a wistful tune a mental new yorker like myself can definitely enjoy.
Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who has gained notoriety since 2002 for his eclectic mixes and elaborate sets. His identity is kept secret thanks to a ninja costume and a reluctance to conduct interviews or interact with anyone off-stage. He is famously known for mixing 30 years worth of hip-hop (538 tracks) into one continuous mix that clocked in at over 8 hours. It's since expired, but YouTube provides throngs of mixes if you're thirsty for more. This is a man who cares little about fame and more for melting the brains and ears of people eager for fresh mashes and insane dance music.
Originally known for his abraisive analog drum programming and utterly mental "brain-dance" IDM, Richard D. James takes a turn for the mellow with this track from his remix album 26 Mixes For Cash. You can let the oblique name throw you, but there's not a bad song out of the batch and this is one of the most stellar. Originally by Gentle People, the album also features remixes of tracks by Luke Vibert, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, 808 State, Jesus Jones and even his own music, where he takes popular tracks and adds an edge that only he could.
Venetian Snares (real name Aaron Funk - yes, real name) was one of the most prolific breakcore artists, pushing out several releases a year. After a brief quiet patch, he's back and has already subjected us to a fair few diverse EPs. This is a song from his 2011 EP Cubist Reggae, where he pulls apart reggae until it's kicking and screaming. Then, when he's finished harvesting the innards, he replaces the backbone with his own style of roaring drums and stuttering, fidgeting effects. The initial impact is jarring, but after a few listens you quickly fall complacent to what is a unique spin on reggae, breakcore and the man himself. Half the fun with sample heavy releases like this is finding out what song was originally used, as often they're barely recognizable. If you want to find out for yourself, go ahead, but I've spoilered the source in case you feel compelled to compare this with the original. It's taken from Michael Prophet's "Hold On To What You Got".
Some nice stuff going down. Really liked that Skin Side Out track, too.
Here's a couple of songs from the woman I'm madly in love with, Lykke Li. Her album Wounded Rhymes has infused itself into my mind, infected my blood and left me in a constant state or euphoria. Each track compliments the last whilst preparing you for the next. This first track is just sublime. The guitar in the background always makes me think of a beating heart. In some odd way, this has helped me to really relax and let go of the world sometimes. Around the 4:10 mark, she makes things interesting by pretty much turning the song to face another direction. Absolutely gorgeous music. I hope you think this too.
This song is incredibly memorable. A very smooth, electronic vibe hangs in the air around it. I'm partial to a bit of pot here and there and this song has sent me to some truly amazing places. She's actually featuring on this one, the main artist is a chap called Kleerup. I'll keep an eye out for his albums in the future because his work seems really nice. Enjoy this song, folks.
Got into garage very young, I think it set the tone for my love of everything bassy. I find it so infectious, you dance without even trying.
Anyone else find they have one particular mate who you just bounce tunes off one another with? Was getting a smoke with the guy yesterday into the wee hours of this morning, just showing each other finds we'd made. Great having someone who's got a similar appreciation of music as yourself.
A new Hudson Mohawke remix of math rock band Battles' Rolls Bayce.
I've also been digging these guys for a while now, their music is really diverse, this track sounds like some groovy Ratatat-ish lounge but their music is really downtempo mixed with IDM and post-dubstep influences. Picture Submotion Orchestra + James Blake + Sepalcure. They do tons of covers, including covers of Kanye West, Nas, Tyler, the Creator and My Bloody Valentine.
@TPFS: I love Boards of Canada, have had something of an obsession with them previously.
Excellent, yes. I'm on a Boards of Canada buzz lately. Really, really nice music. They're from your country too, I think.
@Meta: I'm ashamed I don't have 26 Mixes For Cash. I did have it once but didn't listen to it properly. Next on the list. I love Luke Vibert, Aphex Twin and to a lesser extent 808 State - I've seen all them play and they were great gigs!
Going to see Levon Vincent this Saturday, can't wait. His set at The Boiler Room was phenomenal, the video is such a tease. Not listening to any of his stuff presently though; always make a point of boycotting artists in the run-up to seeing them live, I think it just makes you appreciate the experience that little bit more.
Some tracks I've been listening to relentlessly this week.
Saw El-B not so long ago as well, Glasgow's had a really good run of gigs this year so far.
I know we all love Burial, so I need say no more.
Found this wee electro gem on a late-night YouTube browse the other day. I think electro's one of those things nobody every really has an eclectic understanding of; you just scratch the surface at best.
My folks went to see an all family band that play Country/Cajun, violin, cello, everyone lending a harmonic voice, reminded me of Dixie Chicks or Taylor Swift, in some fashion. I recommended Steve Martin's musical offerings, he's pretty dang talented, The act they went to see hails from Canada but relocated to Nashville
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@ ThePinkFloydSound: I really liked that first Aphex Twin track. Truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing that one, man.
Here's a couple of songs I've become insanely addicted to over the last few days. There's something about them that just blows me away. They're very simple yet very, very effective.
Also, I'd like to recommend the radio station I've been streaming recently, KEXP 90.3 FM. It's Seattle based and, being a UK resident, it's introduced me to a lot of music I've never heard whilst simultaneously keeping it familiar with acts like The Arctic Monkeys and The Flaming Lips. Check it out folks, it brilliant.
I know I typically reply to each and every poster in the thread but things in my real life have been a bit strained. I won't get into it too much but suffice it to say the family and I are having a bit of a rough patch as of late with no forseeable end in sight so keep us in your good thoughts and prayers if you say'em.
Just a few tunes to drop off while I'm about.
New Crystal Fighters
Seems appropriate lately...
Echoes of Passion Pit in here.
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