mp3: Ambassadeurs- Duke Red

 Brighton-based beatmaker Ambassadeurs is good.  He makes it obvious in the opening 10 seconds of his track ‘Duke Red’ when a swirling synth erupts into a collage of vocal samples.  Technically, this track is a wonder with so many samples dropping in and out all kept together by tight drum-work and it’s dizzying to consider how Ambassadeurs put this together.  And even …

pkelly94mp3: Ambassadeurs- Duke Red

Video: Gorillaz- DoYaThing (ft. Andre 3000 and James Murphy)

If you haven’t already heard, the fine people over at Converse managed to pull together Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy for a track.  The video is definitely for fans of Gorillaz as it features their famous animated characters going through their morning rituals.  The clip is loaded with Gorillaz easter-eggs and even features the animated versions of Andre 3ooo …

pkelly94Video: Gorillaz- DoYaThing (ft. Andre 3000 and James Murphy)

Cough Cool- Basement EP

If you don’t already have enough lo-fi instrumental music in your life (that should be everyone), Cough Cool’s Basement EP is exactly what you need.  The 6-track release has Cough Cool working with slow/shoe-gazy compositions that appropriately sounds like they were recorded in a basement with lousy equipment.  The EP is definitely something for fans of early Ducktails’ soundscapes and is …

pkelly94Cough Cool- Basement EP

Video: Caves- Eleven Twenty

While I would have been perfectly fine with a video thrown together with some grainy clips from old TV ads or a movie, the video for ‘Eleven Twenty’ instead features some dudes with pantyhose on their heads driving around a parking lot.  While I’m not exactly sure why they are wearing the pantyhose or doing donuts in the lot they …

pkelly94Video: Caves- Eleven Twenty

mp3: Mister Bibal- Dedication (ft. Black Spade)

France is king when it comes to house-music with some of the genres greatest innovators and artists.  Lately, however, house has fallen in popularity to the sudden influx of bass-music that has taken over the blogosphere lately.  It’s great to hear a french producer, Mister Bibal, taking on the bass-music sound and doing it like no one else.  On his track ‘Dedication’, …

pkelly94mp3: Mister Bibal- Dedication (ft. Black Spade)

mp3: Naomi Punk- Voodoo Trust

Coming through with the same huge riffs that earned them our initial praise, Naomi Punk just dropped the first teaser for their album The Feeling.  ‘Voodoo Trust’ has everything that I’ve come to expect from the band with its surf-punk chords and grungy attitude that are hard to resist.  Although I have no idea what the vocalist is saying throughout …

pkelly94mp3: Naomi Punk- Voodoo Trust

mp3: Drake – Cameras (Earnest Blount Remix)

New York producer, Earnest Blount, of whom I know very little, just threw this incredible remix of one of the smoother cuts off of Drake’s Take Care up on his soundcloud.  Blount chooses to shift Drake’s vocals to serve as more of a background to his amazing instrumental for the remix, and it makes for something unique and fresh.  The …

tccarr14mp3: Drake – Cameras (Earnest Blount Remix)