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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ECSTATIC VISION



I've had this on repeat in my car for days.

In  their own words...

"Philadelphia's ECSTATIC VISION weave the guitar heroics of the 70s heavy classics of UFO and Hawkwind with the rhythmic intensity of Sun Ra and Amon Düül II, ECSTATIC VISION are sure to be a huge hit for fans of High On Fire and Fela Kuti alike. Massive riffs vibe seamlessly with deep rhythms to create one of the most original and best HEAVY PSYCH debuts in years!"

I'd pretty much agree with that.

RAWK!!!!!!!







BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!!

https://ecstaticvision.bandcamp.com/

Young Wonder



I can't help it...more awesome Irish music!!!









https://soundcloud.com/young-wonder-1

http://www.youngwonder.me/

VANDEROCKER



Super catchy electronic indie-pop flavored by the 60's.

Very infectious!

Turn this UP!!









https://soundcloud.com/vanderocker

http://www.vanderocker.com/

Cry Monster Cry



Indie folk from Ireland! This is classy as hell!





Here is the video for 'Postcards'.



https://soundcloud.com/crymonstercry/

http://crymonstercry.com/

Monstercat



Time to highlight another quirky and original label. This time it's Monstercat.

Here is a taste of what they offer.

















I really love what they do.

https://soundcloud.com/monstercat

https://www.monstercat.com/

SEAGOAT

SEAGOAT cover art

LA based Seagoat have released their self-titles debut album....and it's beautiful.

Broken beats, lush ambient sounds and soothing vocals.

My album of the month!









DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE!! (name your price)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://seagoatmusic.bandcamp.com/album/seagoat

Le Ciel



Time to dim the lights, get loose and get groovy.







https://soundcloud.com/officialleciel

Lyves



Dreamy ambient soul.





SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/lyves








The Whereabouts



Sounding like they are straight outta the 60's, I present the Irish group The Whereabouts.

These cats swing, ya dig?

Check it out!!!







RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.thewhereaboutsofficial.com/

https://soundcloud.com/thewhereabouts-1

Why We Run



This is some sweet, sweet indie-pop.

Love the melodies and harmonies.





https://soundcloud.com/whywerun

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ceephax Acid Crew Live at Schism, Manchester 06​-​03​-​99

Ceephax Acid Crew Live at Schism, Manchester 06-03-99 cover art

Acid baby! Woot!!!

Now where are my glow-sticks?



I love this.

https://ceephax.bandcamp.com/










Panda Knights



Panda Knights are an electronic duo from Barcelona.

I'm really enjoying the sounds they are putting out.

I think you will too.

Some original tunes.







Some remixes.





And here is a DJ set they did last year.



https://soundcloud.com/pandaknights

Shemce



Summer is almost over and here is the perfect soundtrack to close it out.



Here are a few of his remixes that have been rockin' my boat lately.









RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/shemce

http://www.shemce.com/

Swiss Lips



I want more of this please.

This is Swiss Lips and they have a new album out. Here is a taste of what to expect.



Here's a few of there older tunes.







Electro-pop played to perfection!

So good!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!


*edit*  I appears the band has broken up due to possible major label issues. I still highly recommend pick up the album.

https://soundcloud.com/swiss-lips

http://site.swisslips.com/

SPL



Just warning you on this one...it's got a little BASS.

Crank this!









https://soundcloud.com/spl



B. Miles



Sultry female vocals, check. Down-tempo beats, check.

Awesomeness, CHECK!





https://soundcloud.com/bmilesofficial












Constellation Records



I got lost for a few hours the other day going through this Canadian based labels artists. Once you here them, you will want to get lost in their sonic goodness too!!

Here are just a few examples of amazing artists they have on their roster.















Really edgy stuff.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/constellation-records

http://www.cstrecords.com/

2/3 Goat



This alt-country/bluegrass act is perfect for Sunday drives or just chillin' at the house. These guys are making some seriously sweet, chill and introspective music.







https://soundcloud.com/twothirdsgoat



Ridin - Don Scott (Castellain Remix)

Castellian is doing some sweet remix work and here is a perfect example of his style.



Here are a few other remixes he's done recently.









https://soundcloud.com/castellainmusic





Lois & The Love



I've posted these guys before. Here's a newer tune and it's just as rockin' as their other tracks.

Check it!



https://soundcloud.com/loisandthelove

http://loisandthelove.com/


Saturday, August 01, 2015

Gadje Scum



Say hello to Gadje Scum. They mix balkan beats with a healthy dose of ska, a smattering of jungle, a shot of dub and a pinch of hardcore.

Check it out for yourself.









https://gadjescum.bandcamp.com/

Templo



Liam Shea, aka Templo, strives to blend atmospheric soundscapes with head bobbing beats. He does so very well.

Really loving this.










https://soundcloud.com/templomusic

https://templobeats.bandcamp.com/music

The Holy Gasp




In their own words The Holy Gasp are "a damn-the-Man beatnik-revival conga revolution, a boxcar and a jug of wine, a groove daddy, and the farthest thing from a king size bust!"

All I know is that they are loads of fun and they make AWESOME music.

Dig it baby! I know you can!










HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/theholygasp

https://theholygasp.bandcamp.com/

Dylan Bussone

Sierra Hotel cover art+

This has been on repeat all day. So chill. Great instrumentals and real talent was used to meld all this together.

Listen.

Love it.







Download his album HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/dylanbussone

https://dylonious.bandcamp.com/

Ghost Hours



Let me introduce Ron Fountenberry, a California producer who's just released his first track under the moniker Ghost Hours. It’s just him and some synths and an old drum machine.

Soothing synth lies, head bobbin' beats and great vocals.

A real winner!



I need more of this....very soon.

https://soundcloud.com/ghost-hours

Remi Miles



Lovely bit of summer pop with extremely catchy lyrics.

I couldn't embed the originals so here are two remixes.






https://soundcloud.com/remimiles

THE BEATLES VS. HIP-HOP LEGENDS

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Not many people can make really good mashups. Even fewer can mix The Beatles with hip hop really well save for Danger Mouse and DJ BC.

Martin George does it all in spades.

This is DAMN GOOD!

In his own words...

"Having landed in hip-hop’s golden era, it seems the band set up and jammed in a makeshift studio with assorted rap legends. Which is when things got really trippy. And ill. In fact ill-trippy. Although, clearly, the Fab Four eventually got a ticket to ride back to ’64, the music forged in that time-out-of-time was thought to have been lost. Until now. This album reveals the band journeyed through the doors of perception much earlier than previously thought and worked with everyone from P.E. to Spoonie Gee, Tha Liks to Hieroglyphics and Large Professor to Salt n Pepa. Among others. Frankly, it’s a helter skelter ride from ‘mop-top hip-hop’ to ‘let it beats’ – or perhaps we should think of it as ‘blunted rappers mashed with drug-fried band’ which – after all – sounds much like an album title itself. There cannot be a single earthly reason for you not to turn on, tune in and download the music"





Here is the track list.

Part 1
Intro
Hello Hello – Edan
Mr Mustard – Big Daddy Kane
Second To None – Rakim
Taxman – The Notorius B.I.G.
Gentle Thief – Nas
Where I’m From – Large Professor
Country Grammar – Talib Kweli & Bun B
Parlay – J-Live
Twist - Salt-N-Pepper
Birthday Dedication – Busta Rhymes
Open Mic Session pt. 1 – Masta Ace, Percee P, Lord Finesse, Frankie Cutlass, Easy Mo Bee & KRS-One
Number Nine – YZ
Self Titled - Heltah Skeltah
Bang Bang - MOP
Pepper – Kool G Rap
Bring Your Friends – Public Enemy
Interlude / Bridge – MC Shan
Last Forever – Artifacts
For The Children – Freddie Foxxx
Ringo’s Big Beat Theme – Spoonie Gee
Hold Poppa’s Large Hand – Ultramagnetic MC’s
Open Mic Session pt. 2 – Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane & Rakim
The End - Run DMC & Afrika Bambaataa
Circles - Wu-Tang Clan
Brooklyn Walrus – Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Buckshot , Masta Ace & Special Ed
Part 2
Intro
Secrets – Slick Rick
Beneath The Diamond Sky – GZA
Within Tomorrow – Busta Rhymes
The Beginning - Sunz Of Man
Gentle Drama - RZA & Rugged Monk
Becausizm - KRS-One & Channel Live
Mary Jane – Tha Alkaholiks
Bong Water – Viktor Vaughn
Hold On
Love In Summertime – Ghostface Killah & Beyonce
And I Lover Her Crazy – Jay-Z & Beyonce
Ruffneck Soldier – MC Lyte
Hey! – Beastie Boys
Get Back To The City – Large Professor
Hard To Leave Home - Nas
The Flyest – AZ
And Who? - Heiroglyphics
Lonely Thoughts – The Notorious B.I.G.
Can You Dig It? - Gravediggaz
How To Smile – Tupac & Scarface
A Day In New York – AZ, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Download it HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/martingeorge-1


Old Smile

Over This Wall cover art

He is some sweet lo-fi chill pop music from Jersey based Old Smile.

Dreamy, familiar and it gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling. Perfect summer sounds.







BUY IT HERE!! (name your price)

https://oldsmile.bandcamp.com/track/aimless-passerby


Purple Hill

Top 40 Radio Memory Dream (Oh Yeah!) cover art


Canadian rocker Owen Marchild has a released an outstanding album under the moniker of Purple Hill.

Hints of Elvis Costello and Cracker.

Dig it!







HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY IT HERE!!!

https://purplehill.bandcamp.com/

Makthaverskan



Imagine if Siouxsie Sioux fronted Joy Division and you get a good idea of what to expect from Makthaverskan, a new band from Sweden.



I can't wait to hear more!

https://makthaverskan.bandcamp.com/





Dorthia Cottrell



Another sweet tune off her newest album.



Buy it HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/forcefield_records