Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shaman's Harvest "Dragonfly"

People of the blogosphere I have returned from St. Louis,MO and had an amazing time with great friends.
Speaking of Missouri there is an amazing band that everyone should listen to; Shaman's Harvest hails from Jefferson City, MO and they have a solid rock sound. Dragonfly is their current single check it out here:



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Erykah Badu "Window Seat"

Blogging from St. Louis this weekend! I saw this video for "window seat" by Erykah Badu and had to share it with everyone.
I love Erykah Badu and the messages that she promotes thru her art. This song is sweet and I really love the video! Check it out:


Monday, March 22, 2010

Diggy "Made you look" (freestyle)

I don't know if you have ever seen Run's House on Mtv, but Diggy is Rev Run middle child. At first I could not wrap my head around what this richy rich, son of one of the Godfathers of rap could possibly bring to the table. I watched the video and I was impressed. The kid definitely has what it takes. I freestyle from time to time and I don't truly believe this was off the cuff but nevertheless a solid display or wordsmanship. Check out Diggy "Made you look" (flow stoopid) freestyle:


Diggy - Made you look Freestyle (Flow Stoopid) from Diggy Simmons on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Diplo- Wassup Wassup ft. Rye Rye

My friend and family aka (Durty Ravers) are all headed down to WMC in Miami this weekend! This beat is for them. Enjoy


Hilltop Hoods "nosebleed section"

Here is a lil australian hip hop for you guys! Hilltop Hoods have been doing their thing for a while now, this is the first time I have heard of them. This song is called "nosebleed section" pretty nice( thanks sarah)


The Arctic Monkeys "My Propeller"

Remember when The Arctic Monkeys were suppose to come out of the UK and be bigger than the Beatles? I do. Those are tough shoe to fill. Even though the monkeys are not quite on that level yet, they are still putting out some great music. The track I've posted for you guys today is call "My Propeller" off of their new album "Humbug". It a little more melodramatic then the usual poppy dance anthems the Monkeys usually put out but I definitely like the sound. Check out here:


The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

I'm digging this new track from the Black Keys that was produced by Danger Mouse (the grey album). It has a nice riff and great lyrics looking forward the hearing the rest of their new album "Brothers"


The Black Keys- "Tighten up"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chief "Days I Remember"

Once again I'm jacking my boy Confusion from Pigeons & Planes!

This time he is putting me up on some Detroit rap! This dude Chief from my hometown of Detroit. Its a great song and a dope video of the city! Check it out and show some love for your local music scene


Chief - "Days I Remember" from Mr.Chief on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Royal Bangs

The Royal Bangs draw comparisons to some of the most popular bands today: MGMT, Radiohead, Animal Collective and Passion Pit. There is more to them than meets the ear however. When the guys switch gears from electronic infused dance rock over to a standard drum set like on the songs “Brother” and “War Bells” some funky Tennessee flavor shines through.

Their latest album, Let it Beep was widely praised in United Kingdom publications. Here in the states they have been slow to catch on but some that took notice at Bonnaroo 2008 were impressed nonetheless.

The band’s guitarist Sam Stratton took a second to reflect on his career as a musician so far while taking a small break from touring to return home for the holidays.

Q: What has life as a musician been like compared to how you thought it would be?

A: “I recently got engaged, so all of this time on the road has been more taxing on my relationship than I expected. We’re usually on the road for about a month before we take time off. But I can’t really complain because I get to make music for a living. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

“I also didn’t really expect such a difference between touring in Europe and the United States. Over there, rock is still #1, so the whole climate and reaction to our music is different.”

Q: Any weird stories from being out on the road?

A: “ Back when we used to book our own shows just starting out, we played a show at some small time record store. The only person there was the single employee the store had. After we were playing for a while, he disappeared in the back and came out with this weird puppet and started dancing with it. So it was just us the band, and this kid dancing with a puppet that looked like a more obscene version of The Count from Sesame Street… it was creepy.”

Q: Wow. What was it like the first time you guys stopped in Detroit?

A: “We played at Corktown Tavern. All I remember is that they had plexi glass at the Little Caesars when we stopped to get a pizza. We had never seen that before. We just wondered what kind of heartless bastard would rob a Little Caesars? 5 dollar pizzas are a really good deal.”

Q: How did you end up on Patrick Carney’s (The Black Keys) label Audio Eagle Records?

A: He just kind of saw us around on one our tour stops on the area and checked out our Myspace. We were the first band he signed that wasn’t from Ohio.

Q: What’s in the future for Royal Bangs?

A: We’re going to finish the scheduled dates of our US tour, maybe play SXSW this year and then tour around Europe for a while before we drop our next album.

Q: How’s that coming? Have you started it?

A: “We’ve been working on some demos on our holiday break. Maybe two songs have been fleshed out but that’s it for now. We plan on recording the whole thing by ourselves like we did with the first album.”

Q: Is there any significance to the name Royal Bangs?

A: No, it just sounded cool. Back when the band first got together in high school, we were called Suburban Urchins for a while.

- Maximus

Monday, March 8, 2010

California Swag District

This is the new Ghetto Anthem! I can't get this song out of my head nor can I stop doing the dougie! Genius..... Play this loud!


T.I. "I'm Back"

My boy T.I. is out of jail and ready to jump back in the game to reclaim is spot. I'm excited for his new album. Hopefully he took that year in jail to master his art and bring the fire on this new album. 8.24.10 is the expected release date for the album which is my boy Dave's birthday and A-team anniversary, so for me that is a good sign....
Here is the new single for you rap heads....enjoy!

p.s. that is me with T.I. back in 2004

T.I. "I'm Back"