Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Love You So (remix breakdown)

Welcome to 2011.

Cassius - I Love You So
French House duo produces the original track in 2010. hypermellow vibes. i wouldn't even call it house honestly...

LA dubstep duo Trowa jumps on the track and sends it into outer space with this dubstep remix in 2010.
standard dubstep track. wobbles yes. but not so much where everyone calls it robostep or something equally lame.

o.g. dubstep pioneer Skream flexes his jungle muscles and throws us a curve ball with this nice drum & bass remix.
cool but not the coolest IMO (tough crowd huh?)

Yeezy & dirty south pioneer Mike Dean  revamp the track for Kanye and some shitty rapper to spit over on their album "Watch the Throne"...

how i rate 'em:
1. Cassius Original Mix
2. Trowa Remix
3. Skream Remix
4. Kanye/Mike Dean Remix

all versions are listenable but i feel that the inherent dopeness of the original sample source goes a long way 

oh ya. 
click the title track for links to each .mp3 respectively

what do you think?

The Stepkids - Legend In My Own Mind

awesome new video from new Stones Throw Records (responsible for: madlib, madvillainy, j dillas donuts, etc) artist The Stepkids. 
Probably my favorite video of the year so far.
Feel good vibes and sights and sounds are a perfect fit.
Video features Wyatt Cenac of Daily Show fame.

"i know you like that hip-hop"

Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation

some awesome techy freestyle skating. highly rec. this & the other two parts

soundtrack reminds me of how much i love this album:

freak folk @ its finest. 
i love it when the album cover looks exactly how the album feels.
listen to this one while biking to the beach.

  1. "Now That I Know" – 4:53
  2. "Santa Maria Da Feira" – 4:35  [<<<3333]
  3. "Heard Somebody Say" – 3:20
  4. "Long Haired Child" – 3:45
  5. "Lazy Butterfly" – 4:00
  6. "Quedate Luna" – 3:07
  7. "Queen Bee" – 2:44
  8. "I Feel Just Like a Child" – 4:46
  9. "Some People Ride the Wave" – 2:27
  10. "The Beatles" – 1:44
  11. "Dragonflys" – 0:59
  12. "Cripple Crow" – 5:58
  13. "Inaniel" – 3:43
  14. "Hey Mama Wolf" – 3:52   [<<<<<333333 this track]
  15. "Hows About Tellin a Story" – 1:21
  16. "Chinese Children" – 5:17
  17. "Sawkill River" – 1:52
  18. "I Love That Man" – 2:26
  19. "Luna de Margarita" (Simon Diaz) – 2:07
  20. "Korean Dogwood" – 4:02
  21. "Little Boys" – 5:20   [<<<333s for this one too. nothing like tongue in cheek pedophilia]
  22. "Canela" – 1:53

Friday, September 23, 2011

Downtown SF

sweet new intro part
Travis Erickson & Santa Cruz
lossa sick spots (DT SF).

music is dope too.
always a plus.

The Genrationals - "When They Fight, They Fight"

heres the juicy part....

once again (see prev. post)
heres a group with a perfect example of a time-capsule sound
nostalgic '60 pop/soul track
well done/not too heavy handed on the retro production
totally thought it was some old school pop hit i never heard

dl here:
The Genrationals - "When They Fight, They Fight" (2009)

enough of the immitation/retro/neo/whatevers
here's some real sounds from the '60s.

1966 Michigan garage rock classic
"Farmer John" by the Tidal Waves
(if you like this check out the AWESOME comp Michigan Nuggets via Ratboy'69)

sounds almost identical to the black lips!
(or vice versa?)

dl here (320 kbps!) :
"Farmer John" by the Tidal Waves (1966)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010)

if you don't already know Ariel Pink this video serves as a pretty fitting intro:
(and he makes out with half the front row @2:30 so thats pretty rock n roll)
the 'time capsule' sound is almost immediately endearing and reminds me of '68 underwater.
never serious and always sexy (or at least faux-sexy) and full of unabashed pop licks that never sound poppy.
definitely not for everyone but most definitely loved by many!

"Before Today" is Ariel Pink's 'indy-major' label debut for 4AD after numerous self releases and a few through Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label.

Just over a year old but feels like a 'classic' album after the first listen.

tl;dr... sexy, dirty, bedroom pop.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010)

  1. "Hot Body Rub" - 2:26
  2. "Bright Lit Blue Skies" - 2:25
  3. "L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid)" - 4:26
  4. "Fright Night (Nevermore)" - 3:35
  5. "Round and Round" - 5:08
  6. "Beverly Kills" - 3:56
  7. "Butt-House Blondies" - 3:27
  8. "Little Wig" - 5:46
  9. "Can't Hear My Eyes" - 3:19   (**warningworstrack**IMOofcourse)
  10. "Reminiscences" - 2:34
  11. "Menopause Man" - 4:00
  12. "Revolution's a Lie" - 3:49

highly recommended if you like:
lo-fi, 60s garage, black lips...

The Return

end of hiatus.

things to be on weakshit2.0:
-album reviews (new/old[mostly old])
-DJ mixes/podcasts
-links to awesome vids/.gifs/.jpgs