This video for the track ‘About You” by XXYYXX is one of the coolest concepts that I have seen in weeks. The video is all Jeff Vash. The track meshes with the visual flawlessly. Peep it below.
So Blazo is a new producer to come into my life recently. His debut album “Alone Journey” was released in August of 2009. It is a beautiful record. “Reflections” is a continuation of “Alone Journey”. It was released in January of this year (2012, for those who are displaced in time…). He references Nujabes often in his descriptions and I would file it under hip hop and nu-jazz. I love how this album has a Japanese feel to it, some of the melodies are samples of traditional Japanese music, a tip of his hat to Nujabes of course. There are a few MC’s on the album, although it’s mostly instrumental. He is from Cracow, Poland. Which is where he lives now. There are four albums to download at his band camp page, you can also find more music as his myspace page.
Hello… So I’m Matt, Matthew, Matty, whatever. Jake asked me a month ago if I’d like to contribute. I said hell yes and then clammed up. I wanted to bring you something different for my first post, but what I wanted to write about/post was no where to be found on the internet, which would be no fun to come to a music site and not be able to listen to something. SO, I came up with another more accessible album. Cousin Culo (also known as Cousin Cole) and Phi Unit released this album of remixes on soundcloud around a month ago. It’s indie bands with a dance treatment. The individual tracks are really great, but the magic, in my opinion, is in the mixed tape. Which is the last track in this playlist. I find myself dancing around the house all by my lonesome and having a great time to this mix. I hope you do too…
I came across this vid the other day on OEN. I have to say that I was quite fond of the track and the imagery in the vid. Beyond having an older euro-spec Audi, this video (shot with a pair of Canon 7Ds), offers up a captivating cut that melds well with the song. The track is by Bombay Bicycle Club. It’s called “Lights Out, Words Gone.” The video was made by Karim Huu Do. Enjoy it, below.
Jake, here. Hopefully it isn’t odd/inappropriate that my first post isn’t actually about a particular track or group, but rather a medium for recorded audio. Anyway, two amigos of mine are working on a project that I feel like is noteworthy. I wanted to pass it along. For anyone else who is a Gen-Xer, you know how the cassette tape change the world. When I was young, I had stacks and stacks of tapes. It (is) was an amazing medium. I had a dual cassette boombox during my breakdancing phase circa 4th-5th grade that I brought with me everywhere. The term “mixtape” (i.e. the medium that launched careers for guys like 50 Cent), came from this quasi-obsolete medium. Without droning on for too long (apologies if I already have), please check out the kickstarter trailer for this fantastic film that my friends are attempting to bankroll. If you are feeling a little bit of the cassette in your heart during this holiday season, please go the extra mile and donate a bit of cash, as well. Peep the film below–