I’m on a music kick this Saturday afternoon! Spent a lazy afternoon feeling uplifted since music has a way of creeping into my spirit like that. Started by tuning in to the sounds of one of my favourite radio selectors, Gilles Peterson (amazing show today, featuring Lonnie Liston Smith and plenty of spiritual jazz and [...]
Lots of interesting albums in 2011. Bass producers stepped it up with some great long players – a difficult task in an exciting scene that mutates and changes monthly it seems. Indie rockers with synths and beats also made a mark as the guitar world continues to hybridize with the electronic world. Five techno/tech-house albums [...]
Mayer Hawthorne just released an EP of cover songs called Impressions and you can get it for free. That’s right: free music! Grab it here from Stones Throw.
Video by Matt Ferran New official video for Onra‘s “Sitting Back” is collage dopeness! That’s right, ya’ll.. throw your hands in the air for the ’80s! p.s. Don’t forget to revisit the interview I did with Onra when he was in town last Fall.
Our next party is a collaborative effort! More info on this electronic feast here.
In no particular order, here are the albums released in 2010 that I enjoyed most… Onra – Long Distance [All City] (listen) This was hands down my favourite, most listened to album of 2010. Seems I’m not the only one - it’s been appearing on many a ‘best of’ list all over the ‘net. Check [...]
Recorded: November 10, 2010 Hyetal – We Should Light a Fire (Planet Mu) Pariah – Orpheus (R&S) Joker & Ginz – Purple City (Kapsize) Phonat – Cockroaches (MofoHifi) Take – Neon Beams (Alpha Pup) Owusu & Hannibal – Delirium (Ubiquity) Onra – Long Distance (All City) DâM-FunK – Let’s Take Off (Far Away) (Stones Throw)
Onra is Arnaud Bernard, a Parisian beat maker who started to turn heads around the globe after the critically acclaimed 2007 release of Chinoiseries, an album strung together using samples from old Chinese and Vietnamese records he found while crate digging in Vietnam. His second full-length offering, 1.0.8, was influenced by the sounds of Bollywood. [...]
Brand spankin’ new Maylee Todd video is out for “Aerobics In Space,” directed by J. Lee Williams (1188 Films). And yeah, of course it’s just as weird as everything else she ever puts to video… so that means it’s best enjoyed while smoking something really potent.. or not. Plus, Elvis breakdancing? Yes, guy! (Just watch [...]
Choose Your Own Adventure is the name of the album just released this past June on the Do Right! Music imprint by quirky Toronto artist, Maylee Todd. Stream the songs and pick up the album via her website, or check her out live (and free!) in Toronto on August 21st at Harbourfront or September 29th [...]