Filed under: alternative, Electronic, music, music video | Tags: James Blake
Filed under: alternative, music, music video | Tags: mar variations, sjerzdene
It’s been a while … but Mar is back with another variation. This time the Aphex Twins’ track “Avril 14th” has been reworked into a fragile sounding ballad accompanied by heartwrenching visuals. He gets a little help from one of my favourites Sjerzdene.
For the download visit Marvariations.tumblr.com.
Artists: Mar & Szjerdene
Director: Hesdy Lonwijk
Director of Photography: Eric Lor
Actors: Nasrdin Dchar & Kim Pieters
Production: Ilse Ott & Mireille Kroonenberg
Editor: Arthur Ivans
Design & Identity: Dolly Rogers
Endorsed by Nalden
The Fright Night remake will drop pretty soon in a cinema near you. Even though it’s meant to be a comedy of some sort, I don’t think I will be attending any of the screenings.
You are probably scratching the back of your head and wondering how “Fright Night” and Kid Cudi add up?
Wonder no more cause there is a very simple explanation. Kid Cudi’s latest track “No one believes me” will be featured on the Fright Night soundtrack and frankly the sound and visuals fit the purpose.
Personally I really love the slightly sinister song. The video, however well directed, is kinda creepy. But hey … see what you think. You can’t say I didn’t warn you…
Filed under: alternative, music, music video | Tags: jay electronica, Lucy Liu, The Bullits
I could just blog the video, but the back story to this live performance video is way to interesting not to share. When the “official” music video for “Close your Eyes” came out at the of 2010 I thought it was okay and moved on to whatever was next.
Obviously I was not paying attention cause there is a lot more to The Bullits their soon to be released debut “They die by dawn and other short stories”.
The album combines visual & audio elements and basically is the story of Amelia Sparks, an ice-cold murderess awaiting execution on death row. First heard on their debut single ‘Close Your Eyes’ Sparks character is narrated by Lucy Liu and weaves in and out of the albums tracks revealing her story and the actions that lead to her formidable position.
The events are also played out in real time on The Bullitts Twitter page (http://twitter.com/#!/thebullitts) where Amelia’s diary is serialised in of the moment tweets – it also features an illustrious cast of actors such as Idris Elba who plays detective Saul Emmanuel.
Of course it’s not all gimmick cause this release features some of the worlds most respected and celebrated artists like Tori Amos, Jay Electronica, Mos Def and Roisin Murphy. Curious? … You are going to have to wait till fall of 2011.
Filed under: alternative, music, music video, nu soul | Tags: Melo X, More Merch, quadron
MeLo teams up with Dr. Woo once again to bring smooth, sensual and eye capturing
visuals to the musical landscape he has created.
In this piece we step inside the dance studio with three talented females as they create an interpretive dance to MeLo’s Heartbeat. “Heartbeat” is a remix of Quadrons original track “Average Fruit” and is featured on MeLo’s timeless mixtape “More Merch“.
It doesn’t really matter if it’s soul, pop, rock or opera … this man can sing anything without losing credibility.It should come as no surprise that he rocks the hell out of the Soft Cell classic “Tainted Love”.
There is not much left to say about Mr. Blake … his highly anticipated, selftitled album is pretty much well received. The only thing left to keep the buzz going are the music video’s. His lates, the music video for Lindesfarne, is most certainly a unique experience.
This is by no means a new genre but for some reason listening to Grieves’ track “On the Rocks” which you can stream below … you can’t help but sense that there is more to this tune and those lyrics.
After some research it turns out that you’re supposed to feel that way about the tracks featured on his latest album “Together/Apart” which will drop on the 21st of June 2011.
Having spent nearly two years on the road touring in support of 88 Keys and Counting, Grieves found himself returning home to a fractured reality. Reeling from turbulence in his career and heartbreak in his personal life mixed with coming down from the high of the support he received on the road Grieves conceptualized Together/Apart, an album that would address the bond music creates between each of us as individuals and as a whole despite the many distances we experience be they geographical or emotional.
DOWNLOAD: BLOODY POETRY
Yep we can expect more freshness to come our way cause Muhsinah is about to release a 13 track EP titled “Gone“. As an appreciation for continued support from fans, she’s offering her first single “How Great” as a gift. So make sure to pay a visit to Muhsinah.com to download.
CREEP are producers DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard and word on the street is that these ladies are currently working on their album.
Something we think you should be on the look out for … that is if it sounds anything like there latest single “You” featuring Nina Sky.
Filed under: alternative, music, music video | Tags: aloe blacc, the kenneth bager experience
The collab between Danish DJ/Producer Kenneth Bager and Alloe Blacc is a surprisingly delightful experience. Alloe’s voice adds a big chunk of soul to a tune so cheerful that it’s almost annoying. Big chance you’ve heard this one before cause there is no lack of airplay.
Filed under: alternative, Hip Hop, music, music video | Tags: Bonobo, ninja tune, speech debelle
Track taken from the Ninja Tune XX box set which apart from Bonobo features tracks from the likes of Dorian Concept, Mark Pritchard, Deadelus and Gaslampkiller. More info on that is available here.
Filed under: alternative, music, music video | Tags: Adventures In Counter-Culture, Blueprint
Diversity. Ambition. Evolution. Those words signify what can be the most powerful tools in an artist’s arsenal. Blueprint has made a career out of tapping heavily into all three. “So Alive”, the lead single from Blueprint’s sophomore album Adventures In Counter-Culture is a perfect example where all three comfortably mesh together over a self produced frantic, 60′s inspired slice of soulful electro pop.
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, music, music video | Tags: Early Riser, Taylor mc Ferrin
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Taylor Mc Ferrin. Last time we featured his “EARLY RISER EP” and now we can provide you with some fresh visuals to “Place in my heart” the first single of his upcoming album “EARLY RISER” on Brainfeeder. You can also catch this tune on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 6 compilation.
Filed under: alternative, music, music video, pop | Tags: airtight revenge, bilal
The live performance video of “Levels” surfaced way back in 2009 and was just one of many signs that after a long hiatus new music from Bilal was really heading our way. The rest is history … ”Airtight Revenge” proved to be very much worth the wait and Strange fruit music was witness to a killer performance just a few months before the album dropped.
But since this is Bilal …all he has created must be taken to a higher level at some point. So it’s no wonder that the official music video for “Levels” is directed by Flying Lotus and features none other than Erykah Badu and Shafiq Husain. Obviously this combination of participants can only result into something very interesting…just check it out!!
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, music | Tags: Little Dragon, Machine Dreams
Filed under: alternative, music, music video, pop | Tags: across, perquisite
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, funk, Hip Hop, music, soul | Tags: label love 2, melting pot music, ninja tune, one handed music, plug research, tru thoughts, ubiquity records
To Frequent blog vistors there might be something familiar about this download. If so you’re kinda right because we’ve shared Label Love Vol. 1 not so long ago.
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed , Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. Like the first installment Vol. 2 is a trip … so stream & download.
Filed under: alternative, music, music video, pop | Tags: colour life ep, twin sister
For more info on Twin Sister click here