Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Music you need to know Tuesday!

The Dirty Projectors: An experimental indie band that rocks the a'cappella.
I love what these guys do. Its a blessing to the ears. I would say that it is in a genre all of its own. The pop, funk, r&b trippyness of their music is hard to classify, but at the same time listening to it puts you in a special place. Today is a pretty cloudy, lackluster day in Detroit and I find that is a perfect day to throw on a lil Dirty Projectors. David Longstreth's music is a portal to another world. I'm putting up two of my favorite tracks....The Dirty Projectors have 4 Lps and 1Ep...
If you have never heard of them and you like what you heard leave a comment...and go buy the album, this,people, is good music. Turn off your fucking radio!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Girl rapper, that likes girls! (who knew)

I like female rappers: EvE,Left eye (rip), salt n peppa, lil kim, foxy brown, queen latifah just to name a few. Its been a minute since we have seen a female command the ranks of the mic and drop a hot 16. Enter Siya, a lesbian rapper who is rapper on neptune beats. Pharrell usually bring good things to the table....As I await a full mixtape from the young Siya...here is a track from said tape....over a beat that JayZ spit on (whoa)

Let me know what u think.....



Thursday, September 24, 2009

If this song isn't the TRUTH...i don't what is....

You know what I love about Jay Z. He talks a big game and backs his shit up.
When he has a problem he goes out there and shows people how to fix it. Case in point, he has a problem with auto-tune and weak ass rapper that ain't sayin' nothing these days. Hip-hop (at least in its popular form) has been watered down and simplified to sell things. Anyone could write a hip hop song on the radio try it : Pick a word, preferably something that has to do with money, girls or some kind of sexual slang word, get a beat and your a rapper.
There is a reason its called the Blueprint 1, 2, and 3. This is how a rap album should sound. I mean he didn't even have to put out a whole album. If he would have just put "Empire State of Mind" and sold it as the blueprint 3 It would still change the game. I listened to this song on repeat and it seriously wishing that I lived in New York, shit I almost went out and bought a Yankee's cap! Take a listen, then listen again.....


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

80's future sound

When it comes to 80s music I think their is only two types of people. Those who love it (as myself) and those that don't like it at all. Personally I'm not offended when people tell me that they are not fans of 80s music, I just think they don't get it. It was the time of the one hit wonder, stupid haircuts, interesting fashion choices. Synthesizers!!! The UK and the USA were expressing themselves musically and we got to see all of its greatness on MTV! Weather you enjoy it or not, you have to know that era will always influence musical stylings for-ev-er. Today I post a few examples that do just that, grab a lil something from the 80s and put a lil 2010 funk on it. Enjoy...comment, I want to know what your thinking out there in the blogosphere.


New Midnight Juggernauts Joint

The Midnight Juggernauts first album Dystopia was in my CD player the entire summer of 08. The album was sooo dope, they have such a unique sound that kinda blends psychedelic rock with electronic. The 2nd album is about to drop in a few months and they just released the first single .... definitely different from the sound of there first album but I like it.

Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology (radio edit)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Billy Talent has been one of my favor imports from Canada! They rock, their lyrics are amazing and the lead singers voice is specific. I couldn't find an mp3 to post so i figured i post a video ( its not the vid that goes with the song cause I don't want the visuals to take away from the amazing guitar riff and lyrics! Check out their first album, its one of my faves....


Monday, September 21, 2009

S&S Featured Artist: My Friend Tom

My Friend Tom is an amazing acoustic duo from Denver Colorado! Kenny Lee Young (singer/guitar) and Joe Ramas are on the combining their musical prowess to bring the world what they call "acoustic flow". Their style is captivating with Kenny's smokey vocals and rhymes and Joe's sultry guitar playing. Mix up some love songs, dance ballads and a dash of hiphop and you get a tasty blend of My Friend Tom. Kenny is a close friend of mine, so I have been witness to his live music, both solo and with band mates. I can't wait for the album to be complete so I can get my hands on some studio tracks. The two tracks I am posting today are from My Friend Tom Live @ the Walnut Room in Denver. You can check out more of their music here: http://www.myspace.com/myfriendtombandduo


Friday, September 18, 2009


DJ AM first came on my radar a few years back ... like a lot of people I was quick to dismiss him as just another B list Celeb who was ridin the coat-tails of his famous celebrity girlfriends. Boy was I wrong, I started hearing from a lotta people that he was actually a pretty dope dj. I checked him out (no homo) on youtube and was totally amazed! I had never seen a DJ who could mash it up (i know its a cliche term in the dj world) as good as he could. I then heard a mix about a year and a half ago (which I will post below) from his sunday night party in El Lay called Banana Split Sundaes . The mix was from May of 2007. Its probably the best live mix I've ever heard and if anyone has anything they think can top it pleeze send it my way. I've listened to a gazillian mixes but its the one I always go back to. I've prolly listened to it a hundred times. The mix is flawless and perfect, pretty heavy on the baltimore club (which i love and i think Scottie B whose one of the godfathers of baltimore club music was the guest dj that night) but non-the-less all over the map the way only DJ AM could do. The "aww shit he didn't just drop that song, did he?" factor is off the radar (In other words you will find yourself saying that quite a few times).

After hearing this mix, I did a little research on the man and read a few articles on him (one memorable one was from the NY times published a few years back). I was moved and amazed to hear that dude over came a lot of adversity to get where he got in the DJ world (aka the fuckin KING!). I won't ramble about it but if you interested your good to read up on him and find out his story. Its pretty amazing how famous, revered, and not to mention PAID he got doing something he LOVED. I give props to anyone who can make a living doing something they love, most aren't able to but dude took it to the max! He became a household name and was paid fat to play records around the world (sometimes upwards of $20,000 a night, from what i hear). If thats not a success story i don't know what it is. I just hope the tragic nature of his death doesn't overshadow his amazing life story.

I highly encourage everyone to listen to it. The night he died I bumped this mix at my boys house at maximum volume on repeat the entire night to pay homage to the man. Before he died it was very hard to find recorded sets of his. In the weeks since his death a bunch of people (mostly DJ's) have came out and told a lotta amazing stories and also posted a ton of mixes they recorded of him spinnin. I'll also post some links for some sites I found with a bunch of his shit. RIP AM!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

StrongMouth Sez: POP POP poppy POP

A lil pop nugget for everyone! Madonna is old enough to be most of our mothers! Even though her guns are bigger than mine, she still finds away to be musically timeless....

I'm not sure if i Like this track, but i'm interested to see what everyone else thinks.

Madonna + Lil Wayne = ????

Jump on the bandwagon i guess let me know what u think!

zSHARE - Madonna ft. Lil Wayne - Revolver _192kbps_.mp3

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

rodrigo y gabriela-Hanuman1.mp3

StrongMouth sez: Its Hump day! and I got a tasty treat...
one of my favorite bands has finally released their sophomore album. Here's a hint: Mexican girl/guy duo who were once in a thrash metal band in mexico city nowadays they jam on acoustic guitars.....

You guessed it Rodrigo y Gabriela
Two days in a row that I post music w/o any lyrics. If you don't know who they are check out there first album its one of my favorite road trip albums of all time. Thanks for checking the blog!

link below:

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hip hop samples #1

Over the last few years (and especially recently), I've gotten pretty deep into figuring out and finding what samples a lot of hip hop and dance producers use in their songs. The Trammps were one of the earliest disco band and this track came off their first album, The Legendary Zing Album (1972). Of course all the heads recognize this from hate it or love it off The Game's first album Documentary produced by Cool and Dre. Also the legendary producer, J Dilla used it in his track Dilla Says Go off his album Donuts. Listen, its a pretty great track if u ask me

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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StrongMouth Sez: El Ten Eleven

Good day people of the blogosphere!

I am Dj StrongMouth from Detroit.  My partner (Dj Sketch) & I will be bloggin' it up.  
  Our intentions are to spread the music.  Music is our common ground or Love.
So we will be posting different kinds of music for your listening pleasure.  If you like what we are writting and posting, Follow us & tell a friend.

This is going to be our first official post.  The one before this was a lil test and i wanted to rant about the Video Music Awards that MTV still has even though there are hardly and videos on mtv unless you count the lil snippets between reality show. Anyways.   My good friend and old roommate from Colorado told me to check out this band El Ten Eleven.   

So I did.   

They are a post-rock band from LA.  I watch some vids on youtube and the dude rocks out with double-neck guitar.  Everything you hear is coming from two dudes.  I really dig what they are doing.  To get the full concept of what they do go to there website : Elteneleven.com

Here is one of their songs check it out:

El Ten Eleven- " My only Swerving"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

MTV VMA's 2009:

Russel Brand = English Douche that shouldn't have a job.
Janet Jackson= Tribute to Michael, awesome!  Her career is still dead.
Kanye West= Motherfuckin' Genius, voice of a generation, Gayfish!  He has a problem....

Lady GaGa=Best performance of the night.  Chick is crazy, looked for a penis, didn't see one??

I don't understand how MTV can still have VMA's when they don't even play videos???