frankles free fridays

After Paul Oakenfold’s all too brief set came to an end at Electric Forest last month, I felt lost. Not wanting to let go of the experience, my crew found our way to back to the Forest and happened into Ancient Mermaids‘ set in the Jenkstars’ “Illuminarium,” which was kind of like a hippie science museum in the best possible way. The Mermaids self-describe their music … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

  First up is a song from Anna Lunoe, called “Bass Drum Dealer.”  It’s a good sample of what she’s all about, with an aggressive beat, house sensibilities and features herself in the vocal samples. What the fuck is a Zoogma?  This is a Zoogma…production.  It’s well outside of their normal vein, but I’m happy to see them working outside of their typical boundaries.  The Big … Continue reading frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

frankles free fridays

Drake dropped a free track called “Draft Day,” which samples Lauren Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” for a clever, stuttering base. I’m fairly certain the song is a blatant attempt to get into Jennifer Lawrence’s pants.  Not even subtle about it, Drizzy.  I would have gone for an X-Men reference myself, but maybe your Hunger Games call-out will work better. M83 played Coachella two years … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Converse subsidized an interesting mish-mash of musicians for another song.  Last time it was Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000.  This time it’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, along with Diplo and Frank Ocean collaborating for a one-off, one-song project called, “Hero.”  I haven’t been able to confirm as of yet, but I hope it’s about Joe Strummer. What So Not is … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

The Weeknd gets in on the “Drunk in Love” action, shifting the perspective to male.  It’s not going to improve on Beyonce’s version because, well, please.  But it’s good, everything’s been muted, and Bey’s “buoy-bay” got replaced by a standard “baby.”  Unlike Diplo’s version, The Weeknd’s made his mix available for free.   He’s little, he’s French and he’s loud.  Madeon created a puzzle for … Continue reading frankles free fridays