Juiced Monday Dance Party

I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Big Wild for including Adam Vida's "I'm Juiced" in one of his playlists on Spotify. Without him, I wouldn't have this strangely infectious, potently motivational track to get me through a shitty, inundated by minutia Monday morning. If you're familiar with Mr. Carmack, this kind of production … Continue reading Juiced Monday Dance Party

frankles free fridays

I love this song.  I love Bonobo.  I love Bonobo's remix of this song.  Thanks, Bonobo! It's not a great remix, it doesn't improve the song, but I'll still give a listen to anything involving The Fugees' second album.  This injects a lotta base, a little trappings, and threatens to be really good when the … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Sunday Sounds: RJD2

If I were to make a guess about RJD2's influences solely based on his music and my assumptions, I think his parents listened a lot of R&B and old Soul records, and that he watched a lot of Sunday morning cartoons as a kid.  As he grew older, he obviously dove headfirst into hip-hop.  I … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: RJD2

Sunday Sounds: Dr. Dre

This past week I learned two startling facts from the music world.  These facts carried with them the ability to turn my musical knowledge on its head. The first fact was that "Gettin Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith was co-written by Nas.  "If I Ruled the World" Nas, and "Life's a Bitch" Nas. The … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Dr. Dre

Neneh Cherry | Blank Project

In 1995, Tricky dropped 'Maxinquaye,' an album that operated as a showcase of his own capable production abilities as well as providing a dark, brooding ideal environment for Martina Topley-Bird's vocals. It was a bit of a departure from his previous work with Massive Attack, though still in keeping with key elements of trip-hop and … Continue reading Neneh Cherry | Blank Project

Celtic Revenge: Or, The Demise of Electronica

Are you old enough to remember the rise of electronic music in the 90's, as DJ's and other electronic groups emerged from the underground into the light of the mainstream? This era was a heyday for labels like Astralwerks and Mute, large players responsible for bringing Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Underworld and many … Continue reading Celtic Revenge: Or, The Demise of Electronica