Posts Tagged ‘john’

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new jems from old friends

March 20, 2011

burial & four tet remix thom yorke…

02 Mirror

fever ray releases “the wolf” for the red riding hood soundtrack…. oops!

04 – The Wolf

not to be out done by his sister, olof remixes emmanuel jal

02 Kuar (Olof Dreijer Remix)

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John’s top 5 albums of the last 10 years…

December 18, 2010

I really can’t believe that 2010 is coming to a close and it’s been 10 years since the millennium. It’s been an amazing 10 years of music and too many genres to count, each year brings something new and great. I decided to put together a list of my top 5 albums of the past ten years. These are the albums that transcend my musical ADD, and get a shit load of play on my itunes. They are the albums that I keep coming back to, and never get old. They aren’t the most influential or the most ground breaking… just my favs! I also ranked them in order… enjoy!

5.  Mavado ~Mr. Brooks…A Better Tomorrow


This album blew my mind and got me loving dance-hall. It was on repeat in my office for at least a month. I love this album so much that I was willing to overlook the overly violent and homophobic lyrics, sorry world!

12 Don’t Worry

4. Dot Rotten ~ R.I.P Young Dot


I think I discoverd Dot on mix somewhere and had to get the album, needless to say I have been loving grime ever since. A lot of gems on this album!

13 Im A Professional (Prod. By Rotten Riddims)

3. DJ-Kicks: Erlend Øye


I have been a Erlend Oye fan for years and was super excited to get my hands on this album. It came out right after I finished my internship at k7! I love every minute of this album… and the singing dj is a style I have always admired. I thought it was a real fresh take on the dj kicks series. The mix from drop to phoenix is one of my favorite mixes of all time. Well done old friend!

11 The Black Keys Work (Phonique Remix)

2. Burial ~ UnTrue

I am lucky enough to have a awesome older brother with amazing musical taste, so when he came home from China and said you must listen to Burial it was life changing.  I believe this album would make the top 10 of every person that posts on this blog, so I don’t need to bore you with how awesome it is… I eagerly await the next album… please come soon!

06 Etched Headplate

1. The Knife ~ Silent Shout

I love, I Love, I love this album.. I honestly believe I would never get sick of it. Every song has something that makes me say wow, whether it’s a bass drop, a crazy sample, funky harmony, or just plain madness. It’s everything an album should be! Well done,  The Knife you have my top album of the past ten years… not like that means anything to you, HAHA.

03 The Captain

I would also kill to see them live!

 

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Summer 2010

July 17, 2010

at minimum 5 degrees into summer and i dont have a tops down bangin it on the hifi summer track. this is a call out. le.tanquers edit the shit out of this post and add ur summer 2010 favs. i’ll lead off.

Stylo (Ft. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) – Gorillaz

Jou Ma Se Poes In’N FishPaste Jar – Die Antwoord

Good call.

bring on the sun

Work Them

roller blAdding yet with denim cut offs?

Everybody Bleeding (Kingdom Remix)- Egyptrixx ft. Shyvonne

get some muscle:

07-It Takes A Muscle

and for those really long bike rides…

03 Nike (Club Edit)

put your appleton’s on ice…

Early Warming

ps summa 2010 picks thus far.  credits to little phoenix, plus twenty c and weekend getaways driving anywhere west

Florence & the Machine – You Got The Love (The XX Remix)

Sleigh Bells – Crown On the Ground

soundbwoy – feelin boot

Gorillaz – White Flag (Ft. Bashy, Kano & The National Orchestra for Arabic Music)

indeed, gorillaz the plastic beach comes complete with snoop dogg.  don’t sleep on this album, very cool

another fun one to remind us of warmer days:

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link bait

July 7, 2010

Finally the long awaited uffie full length album was released. It is actually way better than I thought. She even brought some friends like…. pharrell. But she just goes to show that you don’t need any talent to be a famous singer… high five to all you producers!

my favorite song on the album:

09 Our Song

yes our good friend pharrell williams lends a hand to uffie on the single ADD SUV:

03 ADD SUV (Ft. Pharrell Williams)

more  importantly the new GIGGS album is out… and it doesn’t disappoint. Some hi-lites are:

05 Bus Commercial

03 Blow Em Away (Feat. Shola Ama)

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time to do the funky dance!

July 7, 2010

I just can’t seem to get the sweet sweet sounds of UK FUNKY/DANCEHALL out of my head and ears over the past month. Lucky for me this sound seems to be blowing up everywhere these days. I thought I would post a few of my favorites for your enjoyment.

SHYSTIE:

01 Pull It (ill Blu Funky Mix)

STICKY:

11 Look Pon Me (feat. Natalie Storm)

14 Jack it Up ft. Marvin Brown (mixed clip sorry)

SEKTA:

dance your pants off….

08 Jabajaws (Raziek Remix)

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Another Catchy Spring Track… thanks “FX”

March 26, 2010

So Jon “FX” Crawford produces a track called “Thunderball Riddim” then says damn this beat is sick, I am going to get all the hottest dancehall MC’s to spit on it. The results are unreal and this complation has been on repeat on my itunes for weeks. Not bad considering it’s all the same beat HAHAHA. Here are 2 samples, but go get the album it doesn’t disappoint: Thunder Ball Riddim

03 Spend Time

04 Thounderous Clap

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the magic boxes!

February 11, 2010

Had an amazing time at the nosaj thing and daedelus show on tuesday. I haven’t danced that hard in a few years. Here are a few of the hi-lites:

Wandering Star

Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix)