Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Songs Of The Day: I'm God - Clams Casino

Clams Casino is the New Jersey beatminer behind some of Lil' B and Soulja Boy's hits. Remember Lil' B's 'Motivation'? Yup he was the culprit.

On the heels of his recently cyber-released Rainforest EP, he has blessed us audiofiends with the instrumental version of 'I'm God.' It still sounds great without Lil' B's vocals, just stuttering kickdrums and a spitefully dope Imogen Heap sample chop.

Clams Casino seems intent on cornering the world of woozy, trance-inducing bangers that come heavy on atmospherics. In this realm, he just might be God.



I'm God by clammyclams

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Video: Richard Willard Fenton - "Beltaine"



"Beltaine" from Richard Willard Fenton's (of PDX band Grandparents) solo album - 'Alberta Cats', self-released in June of 2011.

All acoustic and slightly stripped of the instrumentation found in his full band - Fenton keeps his songs chock full of expansive melodies, innocent word-play, and gleeful reverb laden vocals. Keep your ear to the ground for future releases from Richard W Fenton and Grandparents, in the mean-time dig on 'Alberta Cats' by naming your own price at his Bandcamp - HERE.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Songs Of The Day: Curren$y - She Don't Want A Man

Admittedly, I was late on getting hip to Curren$y. But after copping his Alchemist collab EP Covert Coup, I backtracked and soaked in Pilot Talk I & II. Now I'm ready to hop on the jet and fly off.

Curren$y's charms are his ultra-laid back flow spat in his New Orleans drawl. Like his new school Pittsburgh buddy Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y loves to talk about weed and women. The good thing is that he is really adept at it. Not only does he have his sly slightly dry wit working for him but he doles out nuggets of detailed imagery that make his tracks feel like you're riding in a Cadlillac with him and he's chatting with you over the beat. Dude's got the conversational flow down pat.

This joint is off his upcoming album 'Weekend At Bernies' out June 28th. Monsta Beatz supplies a sick mellow beat with a nocturnal psychedelic vibe to it. And over this, Curren$y explains why she don't want a man. Jet life!




Curren$y - She Don't Want A Man by CurrenSy

Monday, June 13, 2011

XTRA: Richard Willard Fenton - 'Alberta Cats'


Richard Willard Fenton, Member of PDX psych/folk band - Grandparents, released his laid-back solo EP - Alberta Cats, just in time for the sunny and mellow days that lie ahead.  Alberta Cats most closely resembles the spectrum of sound found in Grandparents 2009 release ...Dig Everything - an album deeply rooted in experimental-folk and paisley-psychedelia.  All acoustic and slightly stripped of the instrumentation found in a full band, Fenton keeps his songs chock full of expansive melodies, innocent word-play, and gleeful - reverb laden vocals.  Keep your ear to the ground for future releases from Richard W Fenton and in the mean-time dig on Alberta Cats by naming your own price on his Bandcamp HERE


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Songs Of The Day: Balam Acab - Oh, Why

When Alec Koone aka Balam Acab dropped his See Birds EP, I was mesmerized by several things. He was 19. He made everything from samples he dug up on the Internet. Then there was the music itself, a forefront sperm giver for the baby genre now fondly called 'witchhouse.' This young man is a master of a sound that conjures beauty, tranquility, innocence and a world weariness undercut with something eerie and slightly spine-chilling.

This single from his upcoming full-length Wander/Wonder due August 27th on Tri Angle is his Jerry Springer appearance to confirm that, yes indeed, he is witchhouse's daddy. It's the usual but never tiresome magic - creaks, crashes, splashes, synth bubbles, pitched down vocals, a lullaby-like melody sung in a cherub voice wrapped in a tasteful bow of reverb.

It's one thing to make good music. It's a completely different thing to make music that takes you someplace else.

Balam Acab's music is an island I'd buy a one-way ticket to.





BALAM ACAB - Oh, Why by TriAngleRecords
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