Happy Easter kids. Mine began with an egg hunt. I won’t get into details, but I don’t think there will ever be a moment in my life where that isn’t fun. I have to say, March was really great. I saw one brilliant movie (Spring Breakers) and heard more than a few great albums.
Things to look forward to in April : James Blake album, “Blue Ocean Floor” remixes, a new music video from Lafayette, Indiana favorite Broken Light.
Things I was listening to not necessarily from March, which might be re-titled the “Call Your Girlfriend” award : GUCCI MANE. Particularly Trap God. Admittedly, I couldn’t pick Gucci’s flow out of a lineup 72 hours ago, but it is instantly one of my favorites thanks to Harmony Korine and Spring Breakers.
A complete list of our picks + a little commentary from Wells and Natty as well. Unfortunately, not everything could be tracked down on Soundcloud.
earl – whoa
active child – evening ceremony
strokes- call it fate call it karma
mount kimbie – made to stray
minor characters – heal me healing times
paul white ft danny brown – street lights
wall – shoestring
vampire weekend – diane young
rustie – triadzz
james blake – voyeur (album cut)
Blue Hawaii – Try To Be
Boat – Inside An Aquarium
Cailin Rose – Waitin’
Mazes – Bodies
The Men – Bird Song
Phosphorescent – Song for Zula
PVT – Casual Success
Rhye – Open
Rhye – The Fall
The Strokes – All the Time
Toy Love – Bride of Frankenstein
Wavves – Demon to Lean On
Wavves – Hippies is Punks
“Yeezy” – Great Dane
GREETINGS FROM THE BEAT. The shit hits like a sucker punch to a stomach that’s full of cough syrup and codeine. Maybe my favorite beat all year. On an unrelated note, does anyone have any cough syrup and/or codeine? It’s for my aunt.
“Awkward” – Tyler, the Creator
Well, here it is. I always wondered what it would sound like if Slug from Atmosphere had grown up in Queens and also was a black man. Aside from A$AP, Tyler’s use of the detuned vocal effect is unmatched in hip-hop and it shows here. Slow drawl meets bloody-hearted adolescence; a product of a youthful master entering the prime of his career.