Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Albums of 2011

Tis that time of year and I feel like without my iPod I've been way out of the loop. But there have been some gems along the way that I def can rank as all time favorites of the year. Just a reminder, my list is almost never limited to the current year, it represents what was new to me or relevent for the current times.

Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi - Rome

 It's NOT just because Jack White was on here, this is like the soundtrack to my life this year. Amazing hands down best album of the year. Every song and interlude set up scenes perfectly and take you on a journey, which is intersting considering these two artists. Nora Jones and Jack are usually so poingient and personal and yet this album was so theatrical, it was an amazing feat set out by Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi.

The Kills - Blood Pressures
Hella surprised me. This album was fun, intuitive, dark, crisp and new. I love Allison Mosshart. What I also loved about this album was it was less emo than the last few.

The Weeknd - House of Balloons

Probably walked into this with skewed perception. I'm not into the young R&B (Chris brown/Trey Songz types) I just can't. So I assumed... but then I heard High For This and was like, well... but... damn this is tight. And House of Ballons became my ish after that. It helped that he got cred for being a Canadian, I seem to favor them.




Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming 
He got soul. And 3 words: Menahan Street Band












Aloe Blacc - Good Things 

Whatever I'm late, but do I really need to explain? Aloe Blacc is like that guy you have been friends with for the past 9 years and all of a sudden you realize you're in love with him. That's how this album makes me feel.






Kid Cudi - All albums

Cudder is like the manifestation of my Afro-Partier angst. He rides that line between the hip guy at the white parties, and the White guy at the Black parties. He's the cool stoner who everyone want sto be friends with. Plus I saw him live in NYC this year, friggin AWESOME. Love that guy.




Martina Topley Bird - The Blue God

After finding out she is Tricky's ex girfriend (I dunno somehow that made me listen to her) I realized she is pretty amazing. I also FINALLY found out it was her on Sandpaper Kisses, which had bugged me for quite a while. I love her, she's a bit depressing and her albums show she wasn't fond of the breakup - but I was feelin her this year. She has a really sweet voice, definitely looking forward to hearing more from her.







Balkan Beat Box - Blue Eyed Black Boy

Isreli Brooklyn Reggae swag. This band is so perfectly executed it doesn't even make sense why they are not bigger than they are. their lyrical content is amazing (blue eyed black boy//war again) they are musically superior to most things you will hear. They have mastered control of their instruments, voices and message and most of all, they make you want to dance. I HELLA want to see them live.

Baiana System 

Found this band on a fluke. I click a lot of related video links on youtube. MAN this was a good one. It's like an experiemental samba infused dub/reggae band. Love them.














Los Rakas - Chancletas y Camisetas 

Duh. New EP slaps.










The XX - XX

This was one of thsoe things I wanted to ignore either, but I can't get around teh fact that jaimie love dubstep and how can I hate anyone who's ideology includes dubstep AND Gil Scott Heron! SO (prior to the GSH album) I love the downtempo on this album. I wish there were more romantic songs on here, but that's just the space I'm in. This is mostly lovst love also.

HipGnosis 
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I got this music hella randomly. HipGnosis found me on twitter and was like I think you'll like this. I downloaded it. It was awesome. Eternally greatful.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude The Social Network was the background sountrack to EVERYTHING this year. MAN this album is good. I know I listed it last year but seriously. SERIOUSLY. I didn't get over it. Nothing is out there that can replace it yet, including their latest Drgaon Tattoo soundtrack.






Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long

I just love him, he's a staple. His matter of fact way of singing the blues, the realness in his voice. His guitar is amazing, its the exact rythm I function at. I could listen to him for hours.











Mexicans with Guns - Ceremony

YES!!! I got this through a friend who sent it to me. I LOVE how grimey this is. And the title alone is why I even gave it a listen. Yes I just a book (album) by it's cover and I was right.

Miles Kane - I didn't want to like him more than Alex Turner, i felt like it was cheating on some level. And had I not been SO disappointed with Alex Turner this year I might still feel that way. Miles Kane is another one who has perfect control over his voice, and I like his story telling style of music making. He doesn't just put lyrics together on similar subjects, in general there's a story being told. Needs to work on his videos though, I volunteer myself.

Biggest disappointments
Alex Turner - Submarine - I have no idea what this was. Maybe something got lost in the translation across the pond. I know this was for a film  but it was very tame. Not what I expect from him. I need him angst back. Alex is my go to guy for raw unadultered young emotion. Almost a young Jack White. Almost. I did however find out there is a slave story about an Alex Turner. Random side note.

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See - meeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhh
NERD - exactly NOTHING
John Legend - rehash
Adele - rehash excpet for The Cure cover. It's like Transformers pt 3.
ok. I'm done.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dump GoDaddy today - Fight for internet rights

I'm dumping them for my domain use. I believe in keeping the internet as free as possible, and don't belive that if I host content my internet, that I pay for should be edited. ESPECIALLY if I'm doing it as squarely as possible. SItes like this one and my others ( cloud9skateco.com and macharose.com ) will get shut down just because I MAY have a photo with a name brand product without consent. Say you and your friends take pictures and someone has a can of Coke - boom - your page is shut down. Sounds fun right? Fight America on SOPA. Even if you don't live here you can take a stand by not supporting companies that are supporting this bill. Money talks! Just like we're fighting big banking by moving to credit unions, move your domain to web hosts who share the same ideologies!
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SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, is a proposed bill that would allow owners of intellectual property to block or disable any website that they consider infringes on their intellectual property.

Unfortunately, the bill takes a “carpet bombing” approach to piracy and gives intellectual property owners unprecedented powers in being able to take websites down without any sort of due process.

The bill goes so far that many people have renamed it the “Stop Online Privacy Act” because it infringes on both privacy and freedom.

Many people are worried, and rightly so, about how SOPA can hurt the internet. SOPA hurts consumers, SOPA hurts service providers, and SOPA hurts freedom of speech.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Snoop Dogg On Conspiracy Theories

Hilarious!!! But TRUE! Ask ya Granma!

Snoop Dogg On Conspiracy Theories

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Noisia and Teebee - Lost Cause


Noisia and Teebee - Lost Cause

The sexiest dubstep megamix 2011


The sexiest dubstep megamix 2011

Dubstep Mix 2011 Vol 2 (2 Hour Long) PURE FILTH!!!


Dubstep Mix 2011 Vol 2 (2 Hour Long) PURE FILTH!!!

Dubstep Mix 2011 Vol.1 (1 Hour Long)


Dubstep Mix 2011 Vol.1 (1 Hour Long)

Akira Kiteshi - Pinball

dUBsTEPtUESDAYS

Akira Kiteshi - Pinball

lenny kravitz - all i ever wanted


lenny kravitz - all i ever wanted

Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You

le infinite sigh

Lenny Kravitz - I Belong To You

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Spoon - I Turn My Camera On

I didn't even know this was the same band wtf.

Spoon - I Turn My Camera On

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Spoon - Written In Reverse (Live on 89.3 The Current)

This has been stuck in my head like a week and I couldn't think of who did it!!! this live version is the only way to go.

Spoon - Written In Reverse (Live on 89.3 The Current)

GOODLUCK - Hop On Hop Off


GOODLUCK Hop On Hop Off

Machineri - Machine I Am


Machineri - Machine I Am

Shadowclub - Good Morning Killer


Shadowclub - Good Morning Killer

Spoek Mathambo - Don't Mean To Be Rude feat. Zaki Ibrahim (Don Rimini Doo Doo Remix)

"Oh you got a real job, you gotta wake up."
Yo he said HELLA - Oakland is INTERNATIONAL!

Spoek Mathambo - Don't Mean To Be Rude feat. Zaki Ibrahim (Don Rimini Doo Doo Remix)

Jack White, Jimmy Page & The Edge - Seven Nation Army

The birth of 7 Nation Army - deleted from It Might Get Loud

Jack White, Jimmy Page & The Edge - Seven Nation Army

Jimi Hendrix & B.B King - Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover)


Jimi Hendrix & B.B King - Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan cover)

Jack White - You know that I know (Hank Williams cover)


Jack White - You know that I know

Ice Cube - Art Critic


Ice Cube - Art Critic

Spoek Mathambo - Control


Spoek Mathambo Control

Burnt Ones – “This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)”

via The Bay Bridged

BURNT ONES - THIS CHRISTMAS (BURY ME IN SNOW) from BURNT ONES on Vimeo.

Burnt Ones – “This Christmas (Bury Me In Snow)”

Zion I -"Fingerpaint"


Zion I -"Fingerpaint"

Friday, December 23, 2011

Arctic Monkeys - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

fuck yes more Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Bomba Estéreo - Huepaje (Live on KEXP)


Bomba Estéreo - Huepaje (Live on KEXP)

Bomba Estéreo - Feelin' (Live on KEXP)


Bomba Estéreo - Feelin' (Live on KEXP)

Sampha - Indecision


Sampha - Indecision

Tv on the Radio - Don't Love You


Tv on the Radio - Don't Love You

Leftside & Esco : Light my spliff

I forgot about this too

Leftside & Esco : Light my spliff

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Heavy - Sixteen (Live on KEXP)


The Heavy - Sixteen (Live on KEXP)

Eminem- Infinite

Forgot ALL about this classic.

Eminem- Infinite

The Pharcyde - She Keeps On Passing Me By


Passing Me By-The Pharcyde

Blackstreet - No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

still a classic

Blackstreet - No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) - American X

FUCK YEAH SAN FRANCISCO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) - American X

The Animals - Bring It On Home To Me (1965)

The White boys brought it to church

The Animals - Bring It On Home To Me (1965)

The Weeknd - D.D. (Michael Jackson cover)


The Weeknd - D.D. (Michael Jackson cover)

Alphaville

One of the best movies I've ever seen. I watched it on netflix instant last night. It's about a spy in the future out to kill a sentient computer that is controlling the minds of its public through the religion is has named capitalism. I also LOVE noir and this is particularly amazing to watch. I will be finding what it was filmed with and how because I MUST learn how to do this. This movie def shows me where movies like The Matrix comes from and even James Bond.

I even find it so poingient that the main character walks around with his instamatic camera taking photos of stuff journalists wouldn't find interesting. Quite like hipsters and instagram, and watching people in this movie watch live executions isn't that far off from watching the stripper on Real Housewives of Atlants suck his own junk. In the movie is says Americans are particularly susceptable to this kind of mindlessness. They are controlled by giving them a "bible" which is a live updated dictionary of words they can use. Words get deleted all the time, and people are subject to the laws of logic.

This movie gave me chills. It's amazing, watch it tonight.


Plot from Wiki
Lemmy Caution is a secret agent with the code number of 003 from "the Outlands". Entering Alphaville in his Ford Mustang,[3] he poses as a journalist named Ivan Johnson, and claims to work for the Figaro-Pravda. He wears a tan overcoat that stores various items such as a M1911A1 Colt Commander automatic pistol. He carries the then new cheap Instamatic camera with him and photographs everything he sees, particularly the things that would ordinarily be unimportant to a journalist. Despite the futuristic setting, references made in the film still set the action in the twentieth century.

Caution is, in fact, on a series of missions. First, he must search for missing agent Henry Dickson (Akim Tamiroff); second, he must capture or kill the creator of Alphaville, Professor von Braun (Howard Vernon); lastly, he must destroy Alphaville and its dictatorial computer, Alpha 60. Alpha 60 is a sentient computer system created by von Braun which is in complete control of all of Alphaville.

Alpha 60 outlaws free thought and individualist concepts like love, poetry, and emotion in the city, replacing them with contradictory concepts or eliminating them altogether. One of Alpha 60's dictates is that "people should not ask 'why', but only say 'because'." People who show signs of emotion (weeping at the death of a wife, or a smile on the face) are presumed to be acting illogically, and are gathered up, interrogated, and executed. In an image reminiscent of George Orwell's concept of Newspeak, there is a "Bible" in each room: actually a dictionary that is continuously updated when words that are deemed to evoke emotion become banned. As a result, Alphaville is an inhuman, alienated society of mindless drones.

Alpha 60's dictates have had some surprising results. Caution is told that men are killed at a ratio of fifty to every one woman executed. He also learns that Swedes, Germans and Americans assimilate well. Images of the E = mc² and E = hf equations are displayed several times throughout the film as a symbol of the regime of logical science that rules Alphaville. At one point, Caution passes through a place called the Grand Omega Minus, whence brainwashed people are sent out to the other "galaxies" to start strikes, revolutions, family rows and student revolts.

**there's more but I don't want to ruin it for you

Monday, December 19, 2011

Major Lazer - Original Don ft. The Partysquad


Major Lazer - Original Don ft. The Partysquad

Esther Phillips: Feel Like I Wanna Cry


Esther Phillips: Feel Like I Wanna Cry

Timber Timbre - Bad Ritual


Timber Timbre - Bad Ritual

The xx - Infinity (Flufftronix Remix) Dubstep Bootleg


The xx - Infinity (Flufftronix Remix) Dubstep Bootleg

Gonjasufi - Sheep


Gonjasufi - Sheep

The B-52's - Rock Lobster


The B-52's - Rock Lobster

Lady Gaga Poker Face BBC Radio 1

I don't know why I'm shocked but this woman can for real sing. This is an amazing performance.

Lady Gaga Poker Face BBC Radio 1

Lykke Li & Kleerup - Until we bleed


Lykke Li & Kleerup - Until we bleed

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Painted Palms - All Of Us

fuck yeah San Francisco

Painted Palms - All Of Us

Le Days - Ring Baby Ring

I try not to be emo, but I've felt this song a few times. It's why I couldn't stop listening even though I wanted to.
Le Days - Ring Baby Ring

Pikachunes Nervous


Pikachunes Nervous

The Benelux - Pet Needs Friends (Bear Remix)


The Benelux - Pet Needs Friends (Bear Remix)

Troker - Planeta Terror


"Planeta Terror", grupo Troker

Tempo Tantrick - Psychoblabber

Psychoblabber - Tempo Tantrick by tempotantrick
Tempo Tantrick - Psychoblabber

Rainbow Danger Club - Neighbors On The Rooftops

Neighbors on the Rooftops by Rainbow Danger Club
Rainbow Danger Club - Neighbors On The Rooftops

LOS NADIEH "LISA Y LLANAMENTE"

I thiiiiiiiink my next South American trip might be Chile

LOS NADIEH "LISA Y LLANAMENTE"

Friday, December 02, 2011

Diego e O Sindicato - Amigo

Diego e o Sindicato - Amigo by daniloteles9
Diego e O Sindicato - Amigo

Whip My Hair - Willow Smith/Seasme Street

yes

Whip My Hair - Willow Smith/Seasme Street

Lack Of Afro - When The Sun Goes Down

Um so I had to press listen when I saw the band name. And because it had to be it's pretty funky.

Lack Of Afro - When The Sun Goes Down

The Q4 - Demagogues (ft Pax)


The Q4 - Demagogues (ft Pax)

Childish Gambino - Bonfire


Childish Gambino - Bonfire

Subheim - Away

I can't seem to find where they are from

Subheim - Away

Transient Remixes - gLEN Porter - Transient (Live Self remix)

WHY am I so late on this guy where have I been??? This is SO Cali

Transient Remixes - gLEN Porter - Transient (Live Self remix)

Glen Porter - Um

Cali boys

Glen Porter - Um

Emilie Simon Dame De Lotus 8bit

This is a dope remix

Emilie Simon Dame De Lotus 8bit

The Bug & Tippa Irie - Angry

This is how I feel right now.

The Bug & Tippa Irie - Angry

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Florent Vollant - Tshishe Manitu

In my ancient history my tribe is Anishinabe, the only tribe to beat the Souix. Listening to this and the blues makes all the music I like make sense.

Florent Vollant - Tshishe Manitu

Southern Gothic Revival - Dead Horse

Out of Georgia

Southern Gothic Revival - Dead Horse

Uncle Sinner - When Jesus Comes

Kinda reminds me of Holly Golightly

Uncle Sinner - When Jesus Comes

Glen Porter - Yours

This is what happens when you click related video links on youtube. I effin HAVE to find this when I get home. This guy is from the windy city Chicago.

Glen Porter - Yours

Glen Porter - Suffer

This is kinda ILL

Glen Porter - Suffer

Mr Cooper - Eight (Amongst Strangers)


Mr Cooper - Eight (Amongst Strangers)

Mala Fe - La Vaca

So some years ago my friend came back from the Caribbean with a mala Fe cd and I can't front this monstrocity is one of my favorites.
MOO!

MALA FE "LA VACA"

Los Hermanos Rosario - La Dueña Del Swing

This is lightweight one of my favorite songs

Los Hermanos Rosario - La Dueña Del Swing
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