I'm probably a little late to the party in this one but the drum intro on The Weeknd's Blinding Lights is very similar to A-ha's Take on Me and the synth melody would not be out of place on any DM (or similar synth group's) song

It's my ear worm these days 🥺

semi unpopular opinion but I just rewatched The Weeknd's performance and it was a solid 14 minutes of entertainment.

the part that made me really sit up was when they played something from his first mixtape that relied heavily on Siouxsie's Happy House.

i've since dug a little deeper and he even has an early tune that sampled Cocteau Twins Cherry Coloured Funk

watched outside of the context of a sporting event gives it a whole new feel. and if you're so inclined check out one of his first three mixtapes that are available as a free download. some of it is explicit

Rest in Power 🙏

A favourite cut from SOPHIE's grammy nominated (2018) release that also appeared on Flume's Mixtape (also nominated for the electronica Grammy 2019)

How often does the same song appear on 2 grammy nominated albums?

youtu.be/coXTMUhWFmY

npr shared this new release from the forthcoming Miss Grit EP. a trained sound engineer that enjoys building her own guitar pedals. a great sound, you're welcome....

youtu.be/P31zNRR_V1I

This Friday is and I highly recommend getting Yu Su's full catalogue

You will not be disappointed.

A night in the life of one dedicated to the pursuit of new music 3/3

I'm certain this is not what I was looking for so I went back to my Google results and saw that the LP I was listening was not the title. Further down saw a bandcamp link for the LP I was looking for. As soon as I heard the first notes I realized this is what I was looking and that it was now almost 5 a.m. so I resolved to listen to only 2 tunes and go back to bed. I'm happy to have found it and highly recommend her lo-fi/ambient beats and soundscapes. It's playing in the car today as we drive around doing our necessary errands

A musical journey of discovery does not know what time if day it is. It was a 2 for 1 experience

Here she is with the new release Yellow River Blue

yusu.bandcamp.com/album/yellow

Here it is

A night in the life of one dedicated to the pursuit of new music 2/3

I go to my streaming service (youtube music) to find it and listen to a cut (now awake and engaged) and find this. It was not what I expected but still I was caught up in the great hi hat, keyboard and guitar that was coming from my speaker. Even thought while listening while not what I expected there's a lot to like here

There's still one more part to this story and here's Yu Su jazz guitarist

youtu.be/qrxqhLhAVos

A night in the life of one dedicated to new music 1/3

Wake up at 3:45 a.m., out into the living area and decide, nope I'm going back to bed. once there I'm looking for a podcast to distract while I fall back asleep. I see npr's All Songs Considered and say to myself i won't listen just read about the new releases on their radar. First thing I notice is Yu Su electronic artist and maybe I should google that.

Results say Yu Su Ninja Tune. I'm fully engaged now. I look a little further and find this tweet. There's a name drop I can appreciate and by her handle I see she has a vancouver connection. Just keep piling on all the major signals for me.

The story continues.........

At my current workplace the radio is on a classic rock station (a co-worker is a former roadie and bouncer) that does an 80's lunch hour. He loves Led Zeppelin and also claims to respect Depeche Mode and New Order (this gains him some credit in my book). One day a DM sing comes on and he says to me "Yaz"!!!!

I said no it's DM. He didn't believe me and then I explained the Vince Clarke musical tree (and told him they were Yazoo in Europe). There was silence from him. Later we had a great chat about Violator

just watched Hip Hop The Songs That Shook America Queen Latifah's Ladies First.

fantastic stuff. had the cd in my collection back in the day and it was cool to see how it all came together especially how the lyrics came both the Queen and Monie Love

at the end of the doc I realized they never played the complete song so here 'tis

youtu.be/8Qimg_q7LbQ

Coming home from work last night and listening to CBC Radio 1 when they said the words I always long to hear:

"We have new music for you tonight" and with the CBC it's generally eclectic. I think this would fall into that category. If I put a label on it i would say "avante garde dark chamber music"

Thanks CBC and also whoever used the car before me because they left the radio on (I usually listen to my own music). Here's the pre release single and their LP is out mid March

youtu.be/NE42rmI8k_k

akajtg boosted

Just discovered Mas Amable from DJ Python and am loooving it. Chill in a very boards of canada / orb / KLF vein. Start with "Pia."

cc @akajtg

djpythonnyc.bandcamp.com/album

In lieu of a "get together" there was a zoom corporate xmas toast including a message/greeting from Don Johnson (yeah that guy if you're more than 30)

Funny thing was that later in the day I'm listening to one of my "albums of the year" (still compiling the list) and there was a rap with a Don Johnson reference.

Two times in one day 😯🙄

pretty sure it's just me but I think I hear a little Jimmy Page blues stylin (a la Since I've been Lovin You) on this track

overall I found the Fantastic Negrito LP to be........ fantastic!!

youtu.be/wKAjIDzhwsY

sees a new release from EDM pioneers Faithless. They've lost singer/speaker Maci Jazz but the heart of the lineup remains and there is a range of guest vocals (including the deep tones of Soul II Soul front man Jazzie B).

Happy Friday all and enjoy your weekend

youtu.be/e6myE6z3fN4

got a real PFM vibe from this new machinedrum cut

just simple d'n'b, deep bass sprinkled strategically and the drop that lands like "a butterfly with sore feet" (sorry for the Bagger Vance reference but I am a golfer 🏌️)

youtu.be/pq9PaKZxyBs

Guitar God is a term often overused but in this case it was apt. Anyone my age certainly remembers the time they heard the first Van Halen album. All day I couldn't get the guitar riff (and some of the lyrics too) from Ain't Talkin bout Love out of my head

As Lenny Kravitz put it today "Heaven will be electric tonight"

RIP EVH

Apollo 440 offered this as tribute to VH some 20 years ago. Oh that riff

youtu.be/RkFKbd0LraY

If you like a Latin tinge to your beats then you will probably love this Paris based Cuban "hip hop" artist, La Dame Blanche. She is a flutist, percussionist, producer and vocalist.

Most of the lyrics are spanish or French but the cutest part is in La Americana where she uses some very colourful English words after saying (in English) "sorry me no speaking english me speaking Spanish"

Enjoy this one with a very catchy vocal chorus

If you like a Latin tinge to your beats then you will probably love this Paris based Cuban "hip hop" artist, La Dame Blanche. She is a flutist, percussionist, producer and vocalist.

Most of the lyrics are spanish or French but the cutest part is in La Americana where she uses some very colourful English words after saying (in English) "sorry me no speaking english me speaking Spanish"

Enjoy this one with a very catchy vocal chorus

If you like a Latin tinge to your beats then you will probably love this Paris based Cuban "hip hop" artist, La Dame Blanche. She is a flutist, percussionist, producer and vocalist.

Most of the lyrics are spanish or French but the cutest part is in La Americana where she uses some very colourful English words after saying (in English) "sorry me no speaking english me speaking Spanish"

Enjoy this one with a very catchy vocal chorus

If you like a Latin tinge to your beats then you will probably love this Paris based Cuban "hip hop" artist, La Dame Blanche. She is a flutist, percussionist, producer and vocalist.

Most of the lyrics are spanish or French but the cutest part is in La Americana where she uses some very colourful English words after saying (in English) "sorry me no speaking english me speaking Spanish"

Enjoy this one with a very catchy vocal chorus

youtu.be/ToxY9y6VszQ

Rights holder is allowing streaming of the Beastie Boys final show through Monday

youtu.be/0oNDwGtL3cQ

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