Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Toro Y Moi + Clasixx

Last week I went to a show at the Market, featuring Classixx and Toro Y Moi.

Classixx started the night with a killer set. The music was nonstop dance hits which included a cover of Drake's Hold On, We're Going Home. But the song that really got the crowd going was one of their own. It is a weird video. But it shows the stuff they are made of. The other songs I've listened to from Classixx since then has been just as heavy hitting and animated as their performance.

I've been a fan of Toro Y Moi for a long time now and this is the band that I had come to see. It was the second time I had seen him, and the first time was just after the Freaking Out EP had been released.

It was a radical show. Since then he has released a full length album, Anything in Return. Freaking Out had a very disco/dance feel, and was a high energy live show. Anything In Return definitely delivers on the upbeat and high energy bits, but the album is much more diverse than the EP. Mainly because there are 8 more tracks on Anything In Return. But difference in style probably means the live show will have a different ambiance.

So Many Details is a great example, and one of my favorite tracks off of Anything in Return. It is definitely a danceable song, but it's not quiet as heart pounding as the stuff of his earlier EP. It is more bump-n-grind, while Freaking Out is for the discotheque.

When I saw him perform the first time the crowd did not stop dancing until he left the stage. The energy could be felt on the edge of the crowd. The second time around was the same, but occasionally things would slow down for a smoother track.

This was the point in the show where you could see a definite change in his style from his previous work. His sound was classier, more grown up than his first couple releases. I've thought Toro's music was amazing from the first time I heard Causers of This, and Anything In Return (album and the live show) has just refreshed my appreciation for this guy.

Monday, May 13, 2013

I've been listening to a lot of instrumental/beat music recently. It's a good way for me to stay focused on whatever I'm working on at the moment, my job or the writing I've been doing. Jonwayne is an awesome producer hailing from Los Angeles. Along with him and his album Bowser, I've been listening to Gang Colours.

His album The Keychain Collection reminds me of James Blake, though Gang is much simpler in his production.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

he said just come over ill prescribe u what u need

I recently heard this band from a good friend. At first I wasn't so into it. It grew on me very quickly. It reminds me of Swans or Austra. But it is definitely unique. That video is great, but my favorite song by the band has to be Rabbits.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sexy men get down in this video. The music doesn't do much for me. I still think it's awesome that queer artists are making music and videos. I really like the aesthetic he went for in the video. Lots of leather, tattoos and of course quintessential man dancing in stiletto's.

Speaking of sexy men in stiletto's. This track is a favorite of mine. RESPECT to these gentlemen.

Monday, March 11, 2013

real trap shit

Trap music is great. Electronic music with a lot of roots in bass heavy hip hop.

What I love about trap music is how versatile it is. These are two very different songs. The first is very dancy, where as this track is mellow.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

video roundup: throwbacks

This was the first track that I heard that got me into A$AP Rocky. I go back and forth on how I feel about him, but he knows how to make a song sound great.

I listened to Neon Blonde a lot through out high school. I have stepped away from this sort of music because I haven't heard anything I found interesting in a while. This band, as well as the Blood Brothers had a huge influence on my style. It also helped me connect with Seattle on a whole new level.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I've never heard of this girl before. But she does this Kendrick track a lot of poetic justice.

Friday, March 1, 2013

so far gone

A favorite producer of mine, Pyramid, teamed up with another french artist Crayon to release on awesome EP. The So Far Gone EP is off of Kitsune Maison, and they only put out solid records.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

wow, Kendrick Lamar releases another killer video. Drake is in it too.

Addiquit is a San Diego based rapper. She will be playing in Seattle for MO WAVE. Not sure the date on that, but I'll keep you posted.

tUnE-yArDs give a great performance and interview for youtru.ly.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

An injured foot has gotten me a surprise day off. I put together a couple of tracks that match my mood and the weather.

Monday, February 25, 2013

monday funday

There's been some nice weather in Seattle recently, lets hope it keeps up. Enjoy the sun, and the music.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

what i'm listening to

Shlohmo drops a track from his upcoming EP featuring How to Dress Well. It's pretty hot.

I've never heard of this band but I found them over at birp.fm

Friday, February 15, 2013


Everyone knows I'm an Odd Future fanboy. Deal with it. The first half of the video part I'm not that into. The second half is cute, and very classic to Tyler. It reminds me of Wheels, Analog 2 or Fish. Needless to say, I'm excited for WOLF.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

nsfw video roundup: sorry ma edition

Rihanna and Mykki Ekko get real emotional. I like it.

and Brooke Candy still wants to fuck.

Robb Banks is another tumblr-made rapper, but I've always been a fan so why stop now. plus he pairs up with Spaceghostpurrp for a helluva aggressive sexy track.

And one for those of you out there celebrating the holiday, whether its with someone special or with someone horny. play safe. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I love the raw sound rapper Danny Brown and producer Skywlkr come together to create.
if you prefer to not be yelled at

Thursday, February 7, 2013

video roundup


Portland based, Unicorn Domination, release an a video for an awesome song.

Ryan Hemsworth talks about his upcoming music, which I'm really excited for.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

high living

Check out this awesome live version of High Living, which just happens to be my favorite song off his new album Anything in Return.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Carsick #7: D33J - "Always There" from INTOTHEWOODS.TV on Vimeo.

In this awesome video you see d33j driving through Seattle making a killer song. When I think innovative and classic electronic music, I think wedidit collective. wedidit is a group of young artists from the LA area, and stretches out to Halifax for the amazing Ryan Hemsworth. I have consistently been impressed by their awesome releases. I am constantly caught off guard by their clashing of styles. d33j is just one of the many wedidit crew, but he is the one I've been listening to the longest (since tide songs got upped to LUE).

If you haven't heard of wedidit head over to their blog and check out their releases. http://www.wediditcollective.com/

till then, enjoy the tunes.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

kendrick lamar pls

Kendrick Lamar is an overall amazing artist, we get that, but I swear: every single he releases is just too hard. Cartoons and Cereal, now this. Kendrick Lamar pls stahp.

No, please don't really.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

i was never really into ke$ha videos...

but apparently they can be fun when the music is created by someone else. Haley Wollins, the director, did a really good job of capturing the sexualized and drug ridden party scene that's going on right now. go you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

my seat is at the round table

This is a crucial release from Seattle. Nacho Picasso, Thaddeus David, and Avatar Darko/Avatar Young Blaze. It's a buildup of a lot of aggression. I dig it.


Angel Haze in my opinion is a fake bitch, but she rips in Azealia Banks on this track. Apparently they sent some tweets to each other. IDK. Angel really lays into her with this first track though. Namedropping is not a good image, especially when it's just to rip into a fellow artist. But art school kids are fake anyways.

Azealia responds.

It's funny. I started out liking Azealia Banks more, but Angel's raw insults are shifting my views.