Loose Ends


My life has turned into a pile of post-it notes stuck all over my desk and random files scattered across my (computer) desktop. It’s actually kind of crazy. Even the wall above my computer screen has post-its stuck to it, littered with ideas that will probably never come to life. Example: I’m definitely going to SXSW this year, but I have it on my to-do list to put together a show. Will it happen? I doubt it, but good idea, right? Right. Post that shit on the wall. Boom.

Time to clean up. These are all things that I planned on posting at one time, but never got around to. Don’t count them out. Loose ends.

Green Lantern put this madness together. Jay-Z‘s “Song Cry” over the “Deuces” instrumental. This was before the official “Deuces” remix came out, and I really like this beat, so it was cool to hear Hov over it. I still don’t know how I feel about listening to Chris Brown. I want to be a forgiving person, but every time I hear his voice I picture him on Larry King, wearing that stupid bow tie and avoiding the truth. Even though I like “Deuces” I kind of wonder what the point is. A break up song about moving on to something better? Motherfucker you beat Rihanna’s face. Maybe take a while before talking about that kind of stuff.

DOWNLOAD: Jay-Z – Song Cry (Deuces Mix)

Diplo and Lunice’s remix of Deerhunter’s “Helictopter”, off their recent Halcyon Digest. Deerhunter’s album got some great reviews, but I found it a little bland. It’s got the dry, indie rock style of Sonic Youth. Some people find some deep layers of genius in there, but this remix is more my style.

DOWNLOAD: Deerhunter – Helictopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix)

I haven’t really paid attention to Copywrite since his days of association with The Weatherman and Cage, but this is pretty hard. This is that intimidating, disrespectful, cold blooded lyrical hip-hop.

DOWNLOAD: Copywrite Ft. Crooked I – Crooked Cop

This one is just nuts. Baths’ “Hall”. It’s something like the heavily layered Animal Collective, minus the Beach Boys influence and scribbled across a bumpy landscape.

DOWNLOAD: Baths – Hall

Oh no. I kind of like a Soulja Boy song. Talk your shit, but this track is entertaining. Chorus sounds like something Pharrell would do. Production by Boi-1da. Soulja’s lyrical skills are still elementary, but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying this.

DOWNLOAD: Soulja Boy – Speakers Going Hammer

After 3 hours of sleep, this is the first thing I listened to this morning. Thank you, Steve Aoki, I’m up.

DOWNLOAD:  Steve Aoki & Sydney Samson – Wake Up Call

West Coast hip-hop from Zion I. This one has a reggae vibe to it.

DOWNLOAD: Zion I – Many Stylez ft. Rebelution

Here’s the latest from producer/emcee duo Isaiah & Hovey. “Rhymes 365″ has an old school, laid back feel to it. Smooth shit.

DOWNLOAD: Isaiah & Hovey – Rhymes 365

  • Liz

    “Even though I like “Deuces” I kind of wonder what the point is. A break up song about moving on to something better? Motherfucker you beat Rihanna’s face. Maybe take a while before talking about that kind of stuff.”

    That is exactly what I thought the first few times I heard the record and HATED the song, then after I kinda told myself to ignore that it was Chris Brown I realized that I really loved the record.
    Still hate him for what he did to her and even more for wasting all the potential in his career- before he beat Rihanna I was convinced he could be a MJ level superstar entertainer, what a waste of talent.

  • frogs&helicopters

    big ups for simply LIKING and enjoying music for the entertainment quality (ie Soulja Boy song).

    Even though I’m not really digging this song, it’s reassuring to hear you say that you like this song, because, well, it’s sick… instead of bitching about how it’s not “socially conscious” or doesn’t have “strong lyricism concerning real moral issues” like other blogs

    Music is for the feeeeel!! keep flyin p+p

  • Confusion

    @Liz – Yeah I agree. I try to judge music based on the music alone but it’s hard to ignore the person behind it.

    @f&h – I try to mix it up as much as possible. Nothing wrong with some simple-minded rap.

  • http://soundverite.blogspot.com/ Sound Verite’

    Deerhunter’s “Helicopter” is the business, even Diplo’s remix is cool, I though he was gonna electro-bump it to death.

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