As the half of Das Racist who doesn’t already have a side project, Heems gets up to some stuff. And thank goodness that he does because as a result the Hitch-obsessed hip-hop-head has bestowed this gem upon us (curious punctuation included). Heems waxes poetic about the many virtues andÂ facetsÂ of the fairer sex, giving dudes everywhere an anthem to sing to their ladies. And sing loud and proud we shall. Thanks womyn. And thanks Heems.Â Das Racist’s first official album will be out September andÂ appropriatelyÂ titledRelax.
Shabazz Places are a Seattle based hip-hop group who have been getting quite a bit of buzz lately. They keep their group details a secret, preferring for the music to be the focus. Well, when your music sounds like this I can get with that. Their new albumÂ Black UpÂ is out now and album-closerÂ “Swerve” is a jam. It has an epic thump and groove that get pounded with what sounds like a typewriter beat, creating a smooth vibe for the verses to play off of.Â The two other tracks I’ve heard are more experimental and odd, I guess. You guys heard it? Recommended?
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2011/07/Shabazz-Places-Black-Up.jpeg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2011-07-08 01:32:082011-07-08 01:32:08[MP3] Shabazz Places - "Swerve... The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)"
Ahhh the wonders of summer.Â A time for great tunes, butterflies, unicorns, puppies, summer flings, confetti birthday cakes, cookies and all your favorite things.
Maybe most importantly, its for Getting Nurdy and Party Rock Shuffling your faces off.
This special time of year begs for a soundtrack.Â So, I thought, what better day to post something as monumental and life altering as my summer mix, then on the most important day of the year.Â MY BIRTHDAY!
For more jams or by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!Â Follow my newly launched Twitter @JoelAlbers
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2011/07/marilyn-monroe.jpg261263Joelhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngJoel2011-07-07 17:32:462011-10-19 07:18:54Joel's Summer/Birthday Mix 2011 [Calvin Harris, LMFAO, Empire of The Sun, Lady Gaga, and more...]
If you thought I died then that’s silly. I been here, just busy as all get out between work and then holidays and then the Open’er Festival. I’ve had this digest simmering for anÂ extendedÂ minute now so cool kids take a chill pill if you are already up on these. Rock on folks and expect vol. 25 sooner than soon.
Right-click to download mp3s /// ZIP file below /// For more jams by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!
Sometimes there is an artist who storms the scene so strongly that we might need to take an extended look at what they are up two and what pies they have fingers in. Ever since taking the Internet by storm earlier this year, Toronto’s The Weeknd has been riding a wave of attention that has got him countless praise (including here) and even his track on the series finaleÂ EntourageÂ trailer. I’ve been meaning to publicly swoon more over his debut mixtape House of BalloonsÂ (free here) but just got distracted. Now that he has 2 excellent new tracks out (above) it’s a perfect time to encourage you all to get into this guy. The Weeknd is like a lovechild of The xx and Drake, mixing haunting and minimal production with slanted R&B stylings for a hungover-sunrise kind of effect. Also like his Toronto cohort Drake, his honest lyrics can catch you off guard at first, until you start really listening and get at the deeper essence of what is going on. And a lot is going on. Sex, drugs, and broken hearts mix with searing introspection and hollow debauchery, resulting in a gritty fuel is both slick and grainy.
“The Birds (Part 1)” adds a marching drum beat to the mix for an epic twist on The Weeknds vibe. “Rolling Stone” continues with the same acoustic guitar line and settles in for a cavernous vocal session full of all kinds of sounds only The Weeknd (and few others) can pull off. I hear he has another mixtape coming out soon but the guy (21 year old Abel Tesfaye to be exact) is not exactly a fountain of information so I’dÂ recommendÂ getting comfortable with these jams as we wait. Oh, and wait we will.
Somehow the whole world seems to sleeping on Luck-One and I don’t know why. I tipped off his track “More” last fall and now it looks like we are the first to get behind this city-repping summer jam that gets me in a good mood every time I hear it. Portland’s Luck-One sounds smoother and tighter than ever and I’m loving the old-school flavor and crisp lyrics. I feel like this is what people talk about when theyÂ praiseÂ early hip hop’s storytelling. Time to track down his debut, True Theory, which came out in March but, big surprise, nobody was talking about it. A damn shame. Cheer up with the simple yet fun video below. Read more
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2011/07/Luck-One-True-Theory-Cover.jpeg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2011-07-06 00:52:242011-07-06 00:55:44[MP3] Luck-One - "Sounds Of My City"
Celebrity Traffic are an analog electro band from Victoria, Canada, and have a member named Brandon. Any one of those things are enough to pique my interest but all 3 rolled into one and topped with the special sauce that is “Significant Other” gets me salivating. Fuzzy and groovy at the same time it slides around my speakers making me want to dream and dance at the same time. Scope their Soundcloud for more free gems. “Busted Lips” is particularly rocking and spacey.
Chad Valley is a pop artist hailing from Oxford, UK. Just calling this track “pop” doesn’t quite cut it for me though. “Fast Challenges” is an ambient Â track for those times when you just want to go back to simpler days. This track plays just like a slideshow of good memories. The swinging vocals and the swelling synths just want you to explore the depths of your imagination.
Chad Valley’s EP Equatorial Ultravox was released just weeks ago, and though I haven’t had the chance to listen to the entire EP, I’m willing to bet it’s more spacey goodness.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2011/07/artworks-000006715603-562mcu-original.jpg869884Taylorhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngTaylor2011-07-06 00:28:102011-07-06 11:05:58[MP3] Chad Valley - "Fast Challenges"
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