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Danny!, a producer rapper, who is one of Jay-Z’s favorites in the game, released “Long Time Comin’” today. This track is such a feel good song, and it is perfect that today is a hot, sunny day in SoCal. This is an extremely impressive song, that includes fun pokes at J Cole and Kreayshawn, all on top of an extremely funky beat. It is hard to pinpoint the best part of this song because there is no down side to “Long Time Comin’”. The lyrics are clever and thought out, the beat (made by Danny!) is fresh and soulful, the random interspersings of him talking in between verses (“time to take ‘em to church!” right before the breakdown being one of the best) and his random giggles right before he says something ridiculous creates “Long Time Comin’”. And, as cliched as it might be, a song that brings this sort of joy and spunk back into the game is a long time comin’ and I am looking forward to hearing the rest of Payback once it drops.
In follow up news, peep the retro-glam video for “Lose Yourself to Jenny”. If you’re thinking, “what follow up?” check out the post on Kasper Bjørke’s album Fool which is out today, so pick up your copy here. Lyrics to the track after the jump!
In my opinion, the greatest music video of all time is Sabotage by the Beastie Boys directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malcovich). Jonze is by far one of my favorite visual directors, and if you missed my last post about his amazing short films, make sure to check it out. Yesterday, the Beastie Boys released their new video for Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (feat. Santigold). The track is one of my favorites off the new album and the music video is insane. The entire video is made using Barbie dolls and old GI Joes, but instead of stop-motion animating them à la Robot Chicken, the effects are all done using strings, wires and even human hands. Check out the video below, suckas
Throwback to 2006, Mark Ronson released this cover of the Radiohead track “Just” as a single with featured artist Alex Greenwald. Accompanying it is a music video featuring animated street art, including those of Banksy, and Space Invader (most known for being featured on the documentary film “Exit Through The Gift Shop“). The track is solid and funky; a great take on the original, much like Ben l’Oncle Soul’s cover of “Seven Nation Army”. The track was re-released in 2008, this time earning a better spot on the UK charts than before. It seems the only difference the second time was that it mentioned that the track’s featured artist was Phantom Planet, which is simply Alex Greenwald’s band. All in the name I suppose.
Peep the track below. Trust me. Pure. Delicious. Funk.
T.E.E.D. for short; “Household Goods” is the perfect introductory track to the general sound you can expect to hear from the producer. Jam packed with electronic and dubstep sounds to make you get all sorts of antsy for more, all while keeping things light and intriguing with vocals. Catch T.E.E.D. live March 12 at HARD in Los Angeles. Listen to the track or watch the video for “Household Goods” below and say hello to the music of 2011.
LCD Soundsystem frontman, James Murphy, shows off his amazing live performance skills in this new album released earlier this month called London Sessions. The live album is a mixture of re-recordings from all three LCD Soundsystem albums including a funky re-imagining of “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” and a heavier version of of “I Can Change.” You can check out the album in the live stream below or purchase it from iTunes.