Blessing It (remix, feat. Substantial & Pase Rock from Five Deez)
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Japanese producer, DJ, record store owner and Hydeout Productions founder, Nujabes was known for collaborating with many talented underground hip hop artists, including Substantial, Cise Starr and Apani B. Most notably, Nujabes incorporates elements of jazz into his beats, using piano, saxophone and various other instruments. Tragically, Nujabes passed away in February 2010. Hydeout Productions has stated that Nujabes left behind unreleased tracks, which they plan on releasing in the future.
Called “a different kind of diva” by Vogue magazine, this pop-funk artists produces some easy-to-love jams with her interesting mixing style and crystalline and sultry voice. I believe she belongs in a category of her own entitled “If Lady Gaga had artistic integrity…”
Released on September 21st of 1973 “Faust IV” is the 4th studio album of the Krautrock band “Faust.” For those of you unfamiliar with the genre, Krautrock was an term used to encompass a radical generation of musicians in Germany during the late 60’s and 70’s. In a country still recovering from the effects of WWII, these musicians were focused on creating their own musical identity which would move them toward something new, something untainted from their countries past. What resulted was a unique cast of experimental bands that brought something unique to the world at a time when Rock and Roll, primarily from England and America, was running the charts.
While credibility of their music should not sway your own reception I would like to note that many musicians have cited Faust and other “Krautrock” bands to be a direct influence on their own works. Artists such as David Bowie, Radiohead, Deerhunter, and Tortoise have all cited the importance of these bands in their careers. Bowie followed the scene when he moved to Berlin in search of inspiration. What he found in Krautrock would lead him to create the Berlin Trilogy.
As said before I don’t mean to sway your own reception by citing these artists. However, for those of you who might take interest in hearing something that has inspired musicians of different generations Faust may peek your interests.
And by the way, the song does actually end that abruptly.
This. Is. Music. This is the reason we’re here; to experience this. Not just music, not just this song, but this as a whole. The feeling you get when something you love is happening, and it’s happening beautifully.
Now I love this band, and this just happens to be my favorite song by them. To say I got emotional when watching this is an understatement. The way I felt watching them play this song was something surreal. ‘Who Knows, Who Cares’ is so hopeful. It brings such joy to my being whenever I listen to it. The kind of feeling where, if I were to die tomorrow, at least I’d have this song. At least I’d heard it.
Local Natives: you’re great. Thank you for your music.
La Blogotheque: you do such amazing work. Thank you.
I will never forget the first time I saw The Kin. It was at World Cafe Live! in 2007 right here in Philadelphia and after watching their set, I was immediately hooked. I downloaded everything I could get my hands on. Out of everything I could find, Abraham is by far my favorite and it holds a special place in my heart. It brings me back to my High School days. It was a song, that me and my best friend at the time, would listen to together. It was “our” song in many ways. Their is something powerful about this song; I don’t know if it’s the harmonies, the story it tells or the times it brings me back to.
I don't understand your music taste. It's like, all over the place. Are you a bunch of anonymous dudes, because some posts sound like they've actually listened to the music while others just profligately proselytize the merits of such and such band without actually talking about the music. Weird.
Asked by Anonymous
Yea, there’s four of us but we share similar (and eclectic) tastes in music and writing styles. Our vision for I-P was to bring a large variety of mainly lesser known bands and artists forward.
Given that we’ve only been at this for a week or so, I think we’ve done a fairly good job. Thanks for your input, we’ll see what we can do to streamline our blog.
Far too often do the lives of great bands end before their time. The Middle East is no exception. Forming in 2005, this Australian indie/folk group seduced listeners with their pretty three-part harmonies, sweeping electric guitars and suspenseful, yet subtle, build-ups before calling it quits in 2008. Thankfully reforming a year later, they released their first full length album, I Want That You Are Always Happy, in 2011, before again throwing in the towel. One can only hope that The Middle East pulls yet another fast one in the future and records a third equally great album.
Givers is an Afro-Beat/Folk Rock band from Lafayette, Louisiana with a poppy, energetic style. This track, Up Up Up, from their recent album In Light, has a brightness to that’ll remind you of Vampire Weekend but with more accessible lyrics and more instrumental ingenuity. Drummer, Kirby Campbell says Givers is setting “the bar low in coolness” but they’re definitely setting the bar high in stage presence and musical ability.
*You can download this video and see an exclusive band interview at http://www.baeblemusic.com/concertvideo/Dominion-NY/GIVERS.html
First off, yes their name is inspired by The Great Gatsby but when you listen to Gatsby’s American Dream the last thing you are reminded of is the roaring 20s. You cannot really peg this band into any one of type of genre but with Shhhh I’m Listening to Reason all you get is straight up punk. Crunching guitars, hard drums and swirling vocals all describe this song. The main reason why I selected this track to showcase Gatsby’s American Dream is strictly due to the middle of the track. From the 1:39 mark you get a really nice array of sounds that showcase the band and their talent.The band just released a new track which can be found at their website (listed below) after playing a short mini game.
Their Myspace page defines them as “Psychedelic/Soul/Surf”, and it’s hard to disagree when listening to the upbeat happiness that is Pomegranates. Full of sharp, trickling guitar riffs, one might not even need their soothing, chanting vocals to fully enjoy or appreciate their sound. Pomegranates is an instant new favorite for anyone who enjoys good music and being happy.