Category: Music Reviews

Djemba Djemba’s Mixtape will get you hyped for HARD Summer Music Festival

Djemba Djemba @ EDC ’14 // source: photoxblood

Djemba Djemba’s HARD Summer Music Festival ’15 Mixtape Series #2 is a collection of 60+ songs designed to get you hyped up for the Souther Cali music festival, set to take place at the beginning of August 2015. Continue reading

Review: Tame Impala’s Currents

The Black Keys meets MGMT in Tame Impala’s newest multi-faceted album, Currents. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock band streamed its album on NPR days before its official release, scheduled for tomorrow (July 17th). Continue reading

marshmello adds fuel to the fire, releases Diplo & Friends Guest Mix

There’s a lot of buzz in the EDM community about mystery newcomer marshmello. There were rumors that the anonymous producer was actually Skrillex trying out a new sound, then people were saying that it was actually the artist Dotcom. There’s still no official word out on this issue at the moment, but the important thing to focus on is that marshmello just released an hour-long mix on Diplo & Friends! Continue reading

Move Like: Bad Royale’s new EP

If you like the reggae instrumentals of Bob Marley set against the fast-paced, bass-heavy electronic music put out by Baaeur, you’ll love Bad Royale’s new EP, Move Like, which came out earlier today on Mad Decent.  Continue reading

Thundercat’s The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam

ih-rat-ik:thundercat killin’ it

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If you liked the funkadelic elements of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma and You’re Dead!, you’ll love Stephen Bruner’s AKA Thundercat’s newest mini album, The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, featuring keyboard contributions by jazz legend Herbie Hancock and production from FlyLo himself.

Following his two previous albums, The Golden Age of Apocalypse (2011) and Apocalypse (2013), The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, released Monday, is a collection of songs that brings aspects of jazz fusion, psychedelics and more to the table.

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Toro Y Moi is in the “room for 1zone”

Less than two months ago, Toro Y Moi released his latest album, What For?

He ventures away from his funky, psychedelic music and confidently dips his toes into a slow trap beat in his new song, “room for 1zone” (or “room-for-one zone”). Continue reading

Taylor Swift’s New Song “Shake It Off” Is A Simple But Visually Powerful Anthem For People Everywhere

T-Swizzle has a new song out, yo. And for once, it’s not about a boy!

If you heard the song but didn’t see the music vid, you might not be as excited about it. The lyrics are pretty repetitive:

Cause the players gonna play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off
Heart break is gonna break, break, break
And I think it’s gonna fake, fake, fake
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off, Shake it off

But in between are notions of individuality, of people doing their own thing and breaking stereotypes and pursuing whatever dreams they like.

Now, watch the video. Continue reading