mp3: Jerkcurb – Midnight Snack (DJ JD Sports Remix) (ft. Lofty305, JayCee and Rago Foot)

When he’s not putting out atmospheric and experimental blues-based music as King Krule, Archie Marshall has been releasing a steady supply of atmospheric and experimental hip-hop as DJ JD Sports.  While King Krule finds Marshall at his most introspective and personal, DJ JD Sports has always seemed to be Marshall’s output for collaborative, half-baked and less serious projects.  Marshall’s newest …

pkelly94mp3: Jerkcurb – Midnight Snack (DJ JD Sports Remix) (ft. Lofty305, JayCee and Rago Foot)

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: A Beacon School

Back in 2008, like most aspiring hipsters of my generation, I was obsessed with a brand of high energy indie rock led by artists such as Tokyo Police Club, Vampire Weekend and Born Ruffians.  The first concert I ever attended was at a local teen center in the neighboring town which featured high school bands Midi & the Modern Dance …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: A Beacon School

EP: Myth Syzer – Hyt

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for any new material from French producer Myth Syzer ever since hearing what has since become easily one of my favorite rap beats of the year, his collaboration with Loveni.  Since then, Myth Syzer has not disappointed, continuing to put out daring beats that consistently deny categorization.  Sometimes he chooses synths as the main instrumentation …

tccarr14EP: Myth Syzer – Hyt

EP: KaraKara – Born Thug/Raised Nerd

KaraKara caught our attention earlier this year with his captivating and fun Bully EP which matched an Avalanches sense of pluderphonics with equal amounts recognizable pop samples and original production.  KaraKara recorded Bully in one sitting so I’ve been patiently waiting to hear what would result from a longer time working on his music.  Born Thug/Raised Nerd is KaraKara’s ambitious …

pkelly94EP: KaraKara – Born Thug/Raised Nerd

Eat Your Beaties Awards: 2012

We’ve made a lot of big changes through the last year.  We switched over to self-hosting, designed a custom layout, interviewed a lot of cool people, listened to a lot of good music, and, most importantly, ate a lot of beaties.  Inspired by the exploding beat scene that developed on soundcloud over the past year, we started putting out a …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties Awards: 2012

mp3: Twin Cabins – Cool Kids

In the time since New Order first rose to prominence, they have always been a huge influence in the Indie Rock world, and now that it is approaching 30 years since they released Power, Corruption, and Lies many bands are trying to emulate their sound.  Some take the New Order influences too far, and some, like Craft Spells and Twin Cabins, …

tccarr14mp3: Twin Cabins – Cool Kids

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Flamingods

I’ve never really understood the idea of criticizing artists as music culture imperialists.  Some of my favorite bands, Talking Heads, Sun City Girls and Vampire Weekend (I AIN’T AFRAID TO ADMIT IT), have been labelled by some critics as “cultural thieves” for their ability to blend world music influences.  I can only imagine that if those critics laid their ears …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Flamingods