Archive for January, 2011

Skrillex

Skrillex, is an American electro house, fidget house, and dubstep musician from Los Angeles, California. Formerly the front man for the hardcore band From First to Last, Skrillex is known for his great, danceable, remixes of popular songs as well as some awesome original bangers.

Check out his remix of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. It actually makes bad music into something worth dancing to.

And here’s one of Skrillex’s original songs. Enjoy hitting the replay button. It’s ohkay, I’ll wait.

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Cold War Kids

The Cold War Kids is an indie rock band straight out of Long Beach California that released it’s third studio album Mine is Yours today.   The band worked with producer Jacquire King, who is responsible for albums by Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, and a few others.  Cold War Kids combines punk with soul music to create a great sound.

Louder than Ever

This song is a great sample of the new album.  The catchy course echoed in my head long after my first listen, and I was completely okay with it.

N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D. is an incredible fusion of funk, hip hop, and rock music courtesy of  Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.  The band (No one Ever Really Dies) has been around since 2001 and released their latest album Nothing in 2010.  Pharrell’s sensual voice adds the funk to the entertaining guitar riffs and rock and roll style drums.  The sound is a great change of pace from the hip hop on the radio but keeps the same edge.

Things are Getting Better

This song is perfect for any day and any mood.  The care-free attitude of the band shines through and the song is simply just incredibly fun to listen to.  Fast paced drums and a little jazz guitar can make anybody feel better.

Backseat Love

The name of this track is pretty self-explanatory.  The sensuality is displayed and is enough to put you in the mood by the end of the song.

Destroyer

Destroyer’s new album Kaputt sounds like what would happen if you turned to a jazz radio station while listening to indie rock at the same time.  Throw in some synths reminiscent of the 80’s and the fusion is complete.  Dan Bejar, the man behind the scenes, laces lyrics that sometimes seem as eclectic as the instrument choices.  If you’re interested in a sound most people probably haven’t cared to try then check out this album.

Kaputt

Kaputt is at the forefront of the album and is a hazy combination of jazz and an 80’s feel that meshes surprisingly well.  The words “chasing cocaine” sum up the song in a nutshell but in a melodic and soothing feel.

Chinatown

This song is even more soothing than Kaputt.  The smooth synths and acoustic guitar mold together perfectly with Bejar’s drowsy voice.  The horn riffs in the background make the song feel rich and full while all the while remaining completely relaxed.

Blue Scholars

Blue Scholars is a rap due based out of Seattle that focuses on lyrics that concentrate on social issues.  Listening to their songs brings you straight to the street corners and creates an aura of socially driven lyrics over the gaudy mainstream of hip hop.  This music inspires contemplation perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Lumiere

This song slowly grows throughout the duration to create a captivating feeling to compliment the great lyrics.

Byani

Byani has a mellow tune and the lyrics are all about social situations.  The song has some blues influence and adds to the whole flavor of the voice of the lyrics.

Byani

 

Mumford & Sons

These guys are a great folk rock band from London that successfully combines the styles of folk and indie rock into a great mix.  Their sound is slowed down and relaxing while the lyrics have wonderful meaning.

Little Lion Man

This is their best known song and displays the raspy voice of the lead singer Marcus Mumford with the great folk rock sound of the band.  The lyrics of the song’s course cause a great contrast with the rest of the song and make you think about the song’s content.

Roll Away Your Stone

This song is a little more laid back and has a feel for a summer’s day at the beach. The folk style of the band shines through strongest in this tune as banjo and mandolin become prominent.

Donnis

Donnis is an up and coming rapper out of Atlanta Georgia who released his first mixtape in 2009.  His sound is made for the party scene, with catchy synths and lyrics based on the fast life.  His voice is comparable to B.O.B. but his content and lyrical style is in it’s own genre.

Gone

This song is made for the all nighters.  Play this track on the drive to a party and you’ll have the perfect balance of rager mentality mixed with the right balance of the chilled attitude.  Clever punchlines and a hook that describes most Saturday nights makes this song essential to the party playlist.

Underdog

Underdog displays the quick lyrical ability that he can bring.  The instrumentals seem throwback to an old school style of sampling makes the song sound like it could be a classic.


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