image: coachella set via flickr
Your awkward white-girl rap was charming. When paired with solid Feadz/Oizo/Ed Banger beats, it was outright vibe-worthy.
Key example: Oizo’s track, “Steroids” features your lovely vocals and it’s a perfect marriage of awkward and technoise. (is that coined for mr. oizo yet?)
Things went downhill from there my dear…
Your latest single [ADD Suv] featuring Pharrell (Prod. by Mirwais) is listenable –for 15 seconds. No disrespect Mirwais, but C’MON SON. Yes, there are brief glints of beauty, but in a whole sea of ugly.
Hell it could have been good even if P produced it himself.
Here’s to hoping your upcoming full-length has things that sound better than this.
In other news, this is what “ADD Suv” could have been:
Armand Van Helden in for the save. I can hear the heavy influence of Duck Sauce shining through on this one. By somewhat balancing Pharrell and Uffie’s lines, he capitalizes on Uffie’s (really good) harmonic vocals that are noticeably overshadowed [by the off-kilter-Mirwais-borderline-hip-hop-beat] and turns it into a chopped up sparkling-disco fiesta. FEEL ME??
For you to note: for some reason you readers like emailing me comments instead of just posting comments to the post directly. This poses 2 problems:
1. it’s a 1 on 1 interaction and that’s not what the internet is about. I’m all about an orgy of discussion. Besides, I’d much rather everyone be able to see my amazingly snide/smart-ass/bitch-ass replies –I’m not beyond making individual posts about email messages, as you know. but it’s gotta be REALLY good.
2. it makes me look horribly un-popular on the internet. not that i care or anything. seriously. i don’t care. forget it. fine. just keep emailing me your comments. i see u lurkers. lurkin’ ‘n shit.
just listen to this again. seriously. do it.
image: cellphone series via flickr
Well, last week it was BLOG VOLTRON on the roof of The Standard DTLA. (those links are to pictures) There was much fun to be had, and met some really cool people. I also played a really shitty set consisting of really good music.
Anyway, I’ve been listening to a lot of funk and today’s funk was provided by Nytro.
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub Mix) –FEEL THE STRINGS ON THIS ONE. Like, really feel them. Then clap with them.
oh here’s a repost from the TUMBLMANIA:
image: via tuftsmania via flickr
I can’t wait for DJ Mehdi’s new EP, Pocket Piano/Tunisia Bambaata to come out.
You can’t wait either.
This little number’s from the B-side.
B1 – DJ Mehdi – Tunisia Bambaata
You can hear another cut from this EP in a post I did not too long ago here.
…and I still can’t get over this stuff. Probably won’t. ever. Discorockets out of SF/Portugal are burning shit up. on the real. Check them out ASAP. (it’s hard to botch this song either way) If you need more proof check the Discorockets myspace page.
Laid back disco is what I’ve been feeling lately. One larger label who probably reps disco the hardest these days is DFA.
I’ve been following a seasonal mixtape series that DFA’s been putting out since ‘05 and they’ve never failed to satisfy.
This one’s Spring 2008, mixed by Justin Miller (for those of you who are wondering, please do not mistake with another j. miller douchebag) and Jacques Renault -the latter of which who brings funk to the EXTREME. (more on him in a sec).
Sit back, lay back: DFA RADIO MIX SPRING 2008 (right click, save as)
Onto Jacques Renault –FUNK OUT OF CONTROL!! I can’t quantitate the level of funk in this track, but it makes me want to do gangster shit. I’d never heard of Jacques before this track, so has anyone got the dirty on this fool? Is this track a fluke? is he legit?
also, don’t forget, re-add my twitter acct. for a sexy time.