RDGLDGRN – “Just A Lie”

Sometimes you gotta “go out and chop some things down” and there is nobody better to have in your ear then RDGLDGRN. They’ve been making beats since Netscape. (Best line ever). Surprisingly “Just A Lie” is an unreleased B-side from the Red Gold Green 2 EP. Go check out the rest. Read more

RDGLDGRN – “No Pixar”

I fell in love with RDGLDGRN for their outside-the-box energetic body moving hip hop rock but their new jam “No Pixar” flexes a much more impressive muscle: restraint. They strip back all the flourishes to let lose some raw grooves and rawer flow. It’s a testament to both their talent and wisdom because sometimes a growl is more powerful then a bite.

“No Pixar” is the intro track to Read more

A Playlist for Stevie’s Postcard Project

So my little buddy Stevie is embarking a pretty big journey tomorrow and I’m trying to help him calm his nerves. He started this Kickstarter project to build some friends to send postcards to. If thats confusing you can check out his project because he explains it better than me. However, I did make him a playlist for his travels and figured I would share it with you guys!

When I played him the playlist he had a few comments I’ll include here. Enjoy and please do check out his project!

1. Coldplay – Postcards From Far Away

Yeah, thats me sending postcards from far away!

2. Paula & Karol – Goodnight Warsaw

Well not “Goodnight” because I haven’t met Warsaw yet so I’m gonna sing “Hello Warsaw!”

3. Rogue Wave – Postage Stamp World

Yea I think thats my new world…

4. Joywave – London

Its dark and weird but I like it. Did I just describe my future feelings on London?

5. Fake Blood – London

Even darker! Woah!

6. RDGLDGRN – Lootin In London

I’ll certainly try not to… and I’ll give stern looks to any looters I see!

7. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard

A love song about Postcards! My favorite kind of love song!

8. Friendly Fires – Paris
9. Magic Man – Paris
10. Explosions In The Sky – Postcard From 1952
11. Little Dragon – Paris
12. Kate Nash – Paris

Wow its Paris overload time! I was just dancing!

13. Jens Lekman – A Postcard to Nina

Yeah you gotta explain to Nina’s dad whats going on. Sounds confusing!

14. Is Tropical – Berlin
15. The Young Professionals – Fuck Off Berlin

Strong feelings about Berlin! I wonder if my feelings will be that strong…

16. Peter Bjorn And John – School Of Kraut

Its like German surf music! But I don’t think I will be surfing in Berlin…

17. Beirut – Postcards From Italy

I’m not going to Italy but I appreciate the mention of postcards.

18. Bayside – Phone Call From Poland

They should have called this song “A Postcard from Poland” but maybe that never happened to them. I could fix that!

19. Maximo Park – Postcard Of A Painting

I prefer postcards with pictures of rivers or trees or buildings. Just my personal preference.

20. Europe – The Final Countdown

GAH! The countdown is real and I only have hours to pack! Gotta go! 

RDGLDGRN – “Lootin In London” (Featuring Angel Haze) + “Doing the Most” Video

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I first heard RDGLDGRN through the great Kiely Rich remix of “Lootin in London” but their confusing name and life in general distracted me from exploring them further. Now I’ve seen the video for “Doing The Most” and I’m regretting being late to the RDGLDGRN (Red, Gold, green) party! These guys pack so much fun and infectious energy into every note. The multicultural (and colorful) Washington DC band defy genre, geography, race, and most importantly wallflowers. This is body moving music. The kind you get a mosh pit started for but then hug it our when everyone is done sweating.

Their debut album is out now. Get sweaty.

[MP3] Kiely Rich Remixes Sir Sly, Jaymes Young, RDGLDGRN

Sometimes you just need to let your inner Ibiza out and get all spazz-dancy to some euro style beats! Thank goodness for Kiely Rich who specializes in taking non-mainstream jams and giving them a big-room club edge.