heart eyes – miley EP

I hate the assumption that low points in life always lead to great art from artists because neither life or art ever work that simply, but sometimes sad moments can produce beautiful music.  Chef of Ghost Row‘s most recent project, heart eyes, comes with a short tagline indicating that the songs on this EP were recorded on a cell phone “by a …

tccarr14heart eyes – miley EP

Stifton – close 2 u

If you thought that what has been missing from electronic music was more chromatic bleeps and bloops you were fucking wrong.  Vocoders are what is missing from electronic music, and Stifton has some vocoder-y sounds for you.  Although vocoders were once the manifestation of futuristic ideals and the strive to make music more calculated, something about the way Stifton builds …

tccarr14Stifton – close 2 u

lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute

I’ll be honest, music and artists that I can’t find any info on are incredibly appealing to me.  I don’t know anything about lar$, derf, buddhifarian or deliveryboy[z] (hence the photo above that I scrounged of his twitter) but I challenge sometime to find a better piece of uncut, bedroom/dormroom/basement/media center of their highschool? rap than “Orange Juice Substitute”.  Or …

pkelly94lar$ & derf – Orange Juice Substitute

The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Trap Arnold

If you haven’t noticed yet, a new trend is sweeping through the electronic music scene.  The rolling hi-hats and pitched 808 bass drums of Southern hip-hop’s trap music are infiltrating the electronic music scene, creating a genre that many are calling Future Trap.  At the forefront of this genre is Boston’s extremely talented M|O|D crew which is a group of …

tccarr14The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation With Trap Arnold

mp3: Aesop Rock – Pigs (Hanz Remix)

Hanz is back in the remix world, with a new remix of Aesop Rock’s personal anti-police anthem “Pigs”.  All of the sharp and heavy drums you expect from Hanz are here with an ominous synth melody in the background that perfectly complements Aesop Rock’s aggressive verses.  On top of all of this, Hanz even throws in a Beach Boys sample …

tccarr14mp3: Aesop Rock – Pigs (Hanz Remix)

Color Plus – Cerulean Dream

There are certain artists that just can’t help but expand upon their genre, Color Plus is one of these artists.  Its been a while since the rolling hi-hats and pitched 808 bass drums of Southern trap music have infiltrated the electronic music scene, but I don’t think anyone has used them in their own specific context and style as well …

tccarr14Color Plus – Cerulean Dream

mp3: Vince Staples & Michael Uzowuru – TRAFFIC (Feat. SK La’Flare)

Here is a new track from the dynamic duo that is Vince Staples and Michael Uzowuru, this time enlisting the assistance of none other than the trap legend himself, SK La’Flare.  For “TRAFFIC” Uzowuru provides a beat that combines aggressive and syncopated horn hits that give the track an opulent mafia-esque swagger, with a vicious synth blaring in the background.  …

tccarr14mp3: Vince Staples & Michael Uzowuru – TRAFFIC (Feat. SK La’Flare)