Reports from the Forest: Was Lost, Now Found

Welcome Home, Forest Family. Jump to:  THURSDAY   |   FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY   |   GALLERY Everything leading up to a music festival, from making lists to grocery shopping up through your arrival at the venue is about enough to make your average person never, ever want to do it again. Even parts of the festival itself fall into the … Continue reading Reports from the Forest: Was Lost, Now Found

Best of 2014: Remixes, Etc

REMIXES This was a very difficult list to pare down. Remixes certainly didn’t suffer any kind of shortage over the course of the year, and with each subsequent mind-bending remix, the previous one gets pushed back a little bit further from memory. Such was the case with Bonobo’s Balearic treatment of Maya Jane Coles’ remix  of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Blue Skies.’ which turned out as beautiful … Continue reading Best of 2014: Remixes, Etc

Sunday Sounds: George Maple | Vacant Space

This is going to sound a little awkward, but George Maple’s voice is at once matronly and comforting, but also very seductive and sharp at just the right times. She manages to create a hypnotic atmosphere to tell her story through, slowly drawing the listener in, piece by piece. It’s like warm whiskey and honey, but for your ears. George Maple is a persona created by … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: George Maple | Vacant Space

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

frankles free fridays

First up this week is German electronic duo Digitalism with a new track, Fahrenheit 32.  It’s a “farewell for now” kind of post, as well as a promise and preview of things to come.  I’m happy to see the duo join the growing ranks of artists in the early 90’s house revival movement.  The vocal samples, the hard-hitting, simple beat drive the listener through six+ … Continue reading frankles free fridays