Wednesday, October 28, 2009
When I started this blog my motivation was to bring new music, popular and local, into the spotlight. Today is that day. The first local Detroit band that I am featuring on my blog is the JAVELINS! This band holds a special place in my heart because I have been long time friends with the drummer (Matt Rickle), I have also known the bassist (Julian) since adolescence. The other (Matt) in the band I am not as familiar, but I do know that he is a tremendous guitar player. When I contacted Matt and asked him to be featured on my blog he sent over a mp3 for everyone to enjoy! They are on the indie label Suburban sprawl (www.subsprawl.com) which has some talented bands signed to its label. The Javelins put on an amazing live show and play with youthful energy! You can see them next @ the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on NOV. 12th w/ the Pop Project.
To check out there other music go to: www.myspace.com/javelins
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The man eating the sandwich is 17 year old, Swick, a dj from Melbourne, Australia. He is a mighty fine dj and to prove it i'm posting one of his mixes. "30 minutes with Swick" is a mix up of many of the hottest tracks from 2009. Enjoy!
"30 minutes with Swick"
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Like I said in Real Detroit Weekly, here are my 5 favorite remixes by MSTRKRFT:
Steel Panther is an LA based, faux, heavy metal band. I love metal and these guys not only rock, but are hilarious.
I hear that their live shows are insane and many celebrities have actually accompanied them on stage. The play at the Key Club in Hollywood.
Check out there song its pretty amazing!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
FIRE IN THE DISCO!!!
A-Trak just dropped his remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads Will Roll .... n lemme tell tell ya SHITS FIRE! A-trak has release some pretty dope remixes over the last couple years for the likes of Kanye, Digitalism, Boys Noize, yadda yadda yadda ... but I gotta say this might be his best work. Somethings really awesome about hearing Karen O's vocals over a really funky electro beat that just puts some pop in my step (I was a big fan of the album version of this track). This is one of the dopest remixes I've heard in a minute ... do not sleep! Yaa Heard!
If you want a copy of the joint, go to a-trak's blog and click on the text below the image.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I've been jammin' this track for a few months now and I love it! I try to stay away from music videos because
I think they take away from the song most of the time but this video is pretty sweet. Enjoy!
The other night I was playing some music for my girlfriend and she asked me " who is the band that sings "such great heights" and "the district sleeps alone tonight" and I couldn't remember. She texted one of her friends who googled it and Viola' we remembered this amazing band. Enjoy.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I was watching an interview with Mos Def and he was talking about a Black Star reunion. Black Star is one of my favorite albums of all time and I'm sure many hiphop heads will agree on the greatness of that album.
He mentioned this song by the White Stripes called "Little Room" and how that if there were every to be another Black Star album, he would not want it to be forced.
Its not everyday that one of your favorite rappers mentions one of your favorite bands, so I decided to post this video. Enjoy!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Juelz Santana has been one of my favorite rappers for awhile now! Young and cocky as hell MC with a mic flow that is all his own. I think the only thing that affects his popularity and power status in the hip hop world is his inconsistency. That being said, the tables may be turning for Juelz with his next release. This track "Mixing up the Medicine ft Yelawolf" is NICE! Its a banger and the radio is gonna eat it up. As a Dj I look forward to dropping this into my set. Yelawolf is singing the hook, he is a crazy, tattooed up, white boy from Alabama. I'm positive you will hear more from him soon enough. For now give this track a listen and get your friday night started!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
All these songs today are by women that Rock! I dedicate the play list to the balloon boy who is lost in Colorado(aka American media distracting the public with dumbshit while are men and women die around the world) . All of these ladies have different sounds and style. I'm loving pretty much all of these songs, I can't get the Ellie Goulding song out of my head. Adele has an amazing voice. Annie does the Swedish electro thing to the max and the sick remix of lollipop by the Chordettes is from Whip it! the movie, yes i was one of 3 people that saw it. Enjoy today's play list. As always follow us on twitter and check out some of the other blogs and sites at the bottom of the page!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablanca is goin' at it alone. I am highly anticipating this album. I am a middle of the road Strokes fan, but i've always enjoyed the rock-n-roll style of Julian and his writing ability. The first single "11th dimension" is an interesting blend of rock/synth. "I live on/the frozen surface of a fireball" is probably my favorite lyric from the song, interesting and the most pronounced. I'm diggin' the single i'm sure 89x will be playing this in a few weeks. The album I believe comes out in November and I'm excited to see what else this frontman has come up with. Have a listen:
Monday, October 12, 2009
Its Monday.. and most of you are at school and work shaking off whatever went down over the weekend. If you remember your weekend or not, I say let's FUNK up Monday, take a listen to this track from the J.B's and get a groove goin, cause its almost 5pm!
The J.B.'s - Givin' Up Food for Funk, Pt. 1
The J.B.'s - Givin' Up Food for Funk, Pt. 1
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sketch put me on to this guy....so I thought I would share with the world. If you're like me you love hip hop, that classic stuff, not that crap that is on the radio. Well our man Dj Funktual gives a little history lesson on Sampling. Enjoy
-Sketch & Strongmouth
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I want to be listening to Janelle Monae! I had heard of this young lady about a year ago, but did not take the time to sit down and listen to her album. I hear so much music on a daily basis that it is hard for me to focus on particular artists. Then there are those artist that just capture me at the beginning and I hold on tight as if I discovered them myself. Well with Janelle Monae I recently heard her on the Chester French Jacques Jams Vol. 1 "endurance" on a song called "nerd girl". I fell in love with her voice. I came across a few more tracks with her on them, and decided to give her album a listen. Whoa, it was like a breath of fresh air....Her album is called Metropolis and its is a futuristic themed r&b soul funk rock... there are some points when her song is vaguely familiar, then it sound so radically different. Its a fantastic mix of old and new. If there was no music I am sure I could listen to Ms. Monae sing all day long! Here is a few tracks that I enjoy...check them out.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Usher is back with a new single. I love the honesty that U-s-h-e-r has brought to his music over the years. His new single is called "papers" its standard r&b ballad. Nice beat and i'm sure the radio will eat this up. When I listen to it, I can't help but what to think that this is gonna increase the divorce rate in America, its already above 50%. Do we need a Divorce them song? Instead of working on a marriage, do you think there will be men/women out there that will be on the brink of divorce and hear this song and think to themselves "you know what, usher your right, that man is trifiling, i'm gonna leave his ass" I'm ready! hahahah Let me know what you think blogfans..... the song is not bad.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Hello Blogfans! Good Monday to you... I received an email today saying that one of my favorite bands had released a single from their up coming album. Always good news! If you have not heard of Vampire Weekend prior to reading this, that is sad. There music is pretty feel good kind of stuff. These Gents from Harvard could barely play their instruments when they formed their band and one of my friends played a show with them and he told me they were horrible live. Ha. I'm gonna guess that they have gotten over being new. By the sound of their new single, it sounds like the formula has stayed consistant. Lots of interesting percussion, I mean lots of percussion. Anything they can pound on they probably take into the studio and bang on it. The vocals are lofty and very comforting. I really loved the first album, so much so that I played it for my mom (she only listens to christian music) and she loved it. Well Horchata is the new single so check it out here first before anyone else has it and I put up two of my other favorite Vampire Weekend songs. Enjoy! Comment! Follow us on Twitter!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Its Friday, You don't have a job, you don't have shit to do...Enjoy my playlist!