Tonight’s late night lick. There aren’t a lot of music labels out there who have crafted such a trademark sound that the name of the label actually turns into the label of the genre…like in this case: Ninjatune, crafted by Ninja Tune Records.
So, uhhh I've noticed a lack of download links lately...
Yup…I removed the automatic download links from my page. I’m still experimenting on how to provide music in a way that won’t get me a cease and desist letter from the man. I’m going to try and provide links to the downloads that are provided by the artists or labels themselves, or provided by other music blogs, or in some cases, provide limited hosting myself (like, a two-week period for downloads).
Maybe it’s selling-out to some extent, but I really want to take steps to legitimize this blog, and the last thing I want is for this blog to get shut down.
(However, let me know if there’s a particular track you’re looking for.)
If you don’t know about Me Gusta, you should. They’ve been cranking out their own trademark sound for the past couple years with original beats and off-the-hook remixes. You can always count on this San Jose duo to deliver the goods. Check them out.
Can’t go wrong with some LCD Soundsystem to get my mind off of things. I don’t think I had nearly enough coffee today…I intend on sleeping sometime soon, but still, it’s not a bad idea to brew up a cup right now, is it?
So, here’s another joint that Rjd2 sampled, this time for "The Horror." Kingsley is also known for his song "Popcorn," which was covered by Hot Butter. Kingsley, himself, is a pioneer for electronic music.
Side note: I’ve been posting a lot of hip-hop lately, which I have no problem with…I’d just like to have much more of a balanced blog here. The thing is, I’m under the impression that indie music is a lull…so, if I’m wrong, let me know and suggest some bands that I should be checking out—preferably bands that have newer material coming out. Like, if any other genre of hip-hop made mixtapes, whose mixtapes should I be downloading?
GOOD MORNING WORLD. I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I could use some morning motivation, and this shall be my aural fuel. To be honest, I don’t listen to as much Nasir Jones as I ought to…I also get pretty hype whenever I hear "One Mic."
A Day At The Races | Jurassic 5 ft. Big Daddy Kane & Percee P
So, I started feeling crazy tired at about 4:30 today, so I made myself a big-ass cup of coffee. Hopefully, by the time the caffeine kicks in, I’ll feel about as energetic as this song. Also, the Cut Chemist is killin’ it with the David Axelrod sample throughout this song.
Strangers In The Night | CAKE originally by Frank Sinatra
I don’t know why, but it seemed really appropriate to post this song after telling a girl that I’d probably end up hate-fucking her at a basketball game, and that I wasn’t coming on to her, but simply stating fact. I’m a Goddamn gentleman.
Mind Right | Kellee Maize samples “Bedrock” by Young Money
Every time I hear “Bedrock,” I’m conflicted. I love that beat, but the song is just so damn trashy, and I really can’t give a good Goddamn about Young Money…thankfully, Kellee Maize laid some verses down and dropped some hippie class on the joint. Consider this your Sunday night jam.
Let’s see…I won at mah jong, shaved some time off of the bike trail, and the official version of this song has dropped?!? Good day. Good day, indeed. I love the Ghost of Freaknik…he’s up there with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
By and large, Orange County is a cultural cesspool, save for being the birthplace of the Fender guitar and re-defining the family vacation…however, despite all the other short-comings, like all the horrible fake tans, McMansions, and fairweather sports fans, Orange County did spawn Mêlée, which was a fairly underrated Orange County band compared to No Doubt and Social Distortion.