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Tad Suspect X DailySession X Good Records NYC

This past Friday night, the homie Doc Delay invited me to drop some joints up in Good Records NYC for their weekly radio show on DailySession. It was kinda last second, so I just grabbed some tunes that have been steady in my ears recently. Not much mixing really, and alot of tunes I've covered on this here blog already. Still a good listen, I think, plus you can peep out Delay's section as well as Jonny Paycheck's set from the same session.


British Experimental post-crooning

Man, the UK is kinda on fire as of late. Gorillaz are certified pop stars, The XX kinda ruled 2010, Jessie J seemingly popped right out of the internet and onto the charts. Now there's this guy. Parts D'Angelo, Bon Iver and Antony, and parts Aphex Twin, Fever Ray and Skream - James Blake is dancing the line of soul and experimental and keeps you guessing the whole time.

First heard about him with the CMYK joint, but his sound has since morphed into a sultry mix of assured crooning, melting blips and beeps and frightening rumblings of unease. Peep his gorgeous song and video for his haunting cover of Feist's Limit To Your Love:

And here's a live version of The Wilhelm Scream, off his forthcoming self-titled debut album (pre-order it here):


If you on the bullshit then i'm like olé

Happy new year to all and I'm happy to have this be my first post. It's nice to come in to the new year, after what feels to have been a whirlwind year-ending, and see Weezy out of jail, sounding focused and clear, and it's awesome to hear Busta sounding this hungry. Hopefully this is a sign of the music we can expect in 2011. They both absolutely murder this crazy minimal space thug beat, somehow provided by white hot Afrojack and Mad Decent honcho, Diplo). That being said though, fuck Chris Brown.


TX kids

Not sure what his story is, fully, but Conner Youngblood is young (20), from Dallas, goes to Yale and makes beautiful, synth-heavy glitched out soul, reminiscent of Jai Paul, but maybe a bit sadder.

Peep his Soundcloud page for more beautiful, you-never-heard-this-type tunes.

Monsters by Conner Youngblood


That's why the coffee was cold!

Just found out Galt Macdermot is from Montreal. Score another one for the Motherland!


Bastante Agradável

The tagline (supposedly) means groovy in Portuguese.


Better than the album cover

I used to hate Kanye West. Specifically for his raps. Not really the lyrics so much as his delivery. But Kanye's not a rapper anymore. He's an artist. Maybe. I dunno. This video is retarded. Not retarded meaning bad, but retarded meaning good.



You're welcome, ears.

Here's some highlights of new stuff i'm geeking off of lately... Some is new new and some is new to me. All are dope. Stream or DL the tracks below.

[Dr. Dre ft. Jay Z - Under Pressure] Maybe Detox really DOES exist!

[The Books - Cold Freezing Night] Fuckin weirdos. First album in 5 years, The Way Out, drops July 20th.

[The-Dream - Sex Intelligent] Love King dropped today. Best R&B album of the year. Make babies.

[Homeboy Sandman - Not Pop] The Good Son came out a few weeks ago and has been on repeat since. No fillers here. And good luck wrapping your head around it on the first listen. This is what raps could be.

[Roc Marciano - It's A Crime] I slept on this dude (and album) but I have seen the error of my ways. Straight up NYC raps and surprisingly tough yet coherent production. RIYL Wu, Mobb Deep, DITC, blunts and 40s.


The lead song on the soundtrack to your summer.

So, my homie put me on to this kid, Jai Paul, a couple months back and based off the strength of one track, I tracked this artist down in the UK and began talking to him about putting out some of his stuff in the US. Come to find out that he was in the middle of a bidding war over there, and I was a couple of months late. Bummer for me, but good for him for finally signing with a dope indie label that some may know, but we all love (look for an announcement soon), and will (hopefully) support him like he should be.

In any case, the track in question, BTSTU, is streaming below, for your enjoyment. If you like it, click on the crazy artwork to DL the MP3.

This kid is going to be big, and I can't wait to hear why.


Not so secretly Canadian

New Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs, just announced - Aug. 2/3, depending where you live. They also just put up 2 new streaming tracks in this amazing little digital record thingy (you can even spin it backwards!). Check their awesomely minimal site for images, lyrics and a variety of pre-order options. How exciting!

A. The Suburbs

AA. Month of May