cln – Switch Gears feat. pseudo

#NewMusic from Brisbane, Australia

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d just tuned into a 70s corporate training video as the xylophone-style run pans left to right on the opening to Australian producer cln’s new track ‘Switch Gears’. Listen on and you’ll find a very different world rich with full (but not over powering) bass swells, trap-esq drums and a prominently placed vocal from pseudo.

cln ‘Switch Gears’ feat. pseudo is available to download for free now.

Radio Days – DV#17

#Radio We remembered J Dilla (R.I.P) on DV17 back in Feb 2006. Only great music

A show delivered with more than a hint of sadness. This was our commemoration to the work of the great James Yancey a.k.a J Dilla a.k.a Jay Dee who had passed away the week before. There was also a hard hitting D&B guest mix from DJ Hutch. Settle in, this was a good one!

Playlist

 

J Dilla / Lightworks
Pharcyde / Runnin (Jay Dee Extended Mix)
Jaylib / The Red
The Roots / Dynamite
Jay Dee / Fuck The Police
Jay Dee / B.B.E (Big Booty Express)
Jay Dee / Beej-N-Dem Pt. 2
Slum Village / We Be Them
J Dilla / Time: The Donut Of The Heart
Erykah Badu / Cleva

[DJ HUTCH – NU SKOOL DRUM & BASS MIX]
Pendulum / Slam
Shy FX and T Power / Feelings
Krust / Follow Da Vision
Capone / Style Baby
DJ Clipz / Start The Car
DJ Hazard / Selector
Generation Dub Vs Taxman / Warp Speed
E-Z Rollers / Ready For Love (DJ Clipz Remix)
DJ Clipz / Hold Tight
Generation Dub / Think Ya Bad
Sub Focus / X-Ray

Fat Freddy’s Drop / Ernie
Killa Kela / Secrets (Wiley Remix)
Jay Dee / The $
Radio City feat. Bajka / Everything
Steve Spacek / Dollar
J Dilla / Workinonit
Kruder & Dorfmeister / Black Baby

Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

#AlbumReview So here’s a collaboration we were unsure about when it was first announced; QOTSA x Mark Ronson. We’re open minded though, and you should be too about this album

So here’s a collaboration we were unsure about when it was first announced; QOTSA x Mark Ronson. I mean neither band are strangers to collaborations, but they were not the most obvious pairing to us. We’re open minded though, and you should be too about this album.

The druid chant meets sci-fi thriller intro to the album on ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ stretches to nearly two minutes before any real guitar fuzz and drum clout comes in. The impact of the drop doesn’t then slap you in the face though, there’s a bit more subtlety to it. A more playful feel, much less angsty.

This theme comes up again on the good times 70s rock sounding tracks ‘The Way You Used To’ and ‘Head Like A Haunted House’ (which features an underlying guitar riff that comes straight out of the Rossi / Parfitt playbook). It’s almost like you’ve walked into an episode of the Old Grey Whistle Test. Hey, we’re definitely on board with that.

There are songs which sound more like the QOTSA of old; ‘Domesticated Animals’ and ‘Un-Reborn Again’ for example, but even they have huge smatterings of synthesis which pull their sound back a few decades (there’s even a flipping sax solo on that track). In summary, don’t expect more of what you’ve heard before from QOTSA. Do expect a progression in sound, which in truth is exactly what we should expect from great bands, and QOTSA are are great, great band. Hat’s off gents.

Queens of the Stone Age ‘Villains’ is out now.

Clipse – Lord Willin'

#Flashback After the shelving of the original Clipse debut album we finally got treated to ‘Lord Willin’ in 2002. That was fifteen years ago now!

After the shelving of the original Clipse debut album we finally got treated to ‘Lord Willin’ in 2002. That was fifteen years ago now! Hasn’t time flown.

With the Neptunes in their production prime this one still sounds just as fresh as it did back then.

KMD feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM – TRUE LIGHTYEARS

#NewMusic Er, that’s right KMD, as in early 90s hip-hop trio KMD

The latest in the series of Adult Swim Singles comes from none other than KMD. Er, that’s right KMD, as in early 90s hip-hop trio KMD. Billed as featuring DOOM (Englishman Daniel Dumile was going under the name of Zev Love X when he was part of KMD) and Jay Electronica, the track is titled ‘TRUE LIGHTYEARS’ and yes you can expect sublime sampling and super tight rhymes.

KMD feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM ‘TRUE LIGHTYEARS’ is out now courtesy of Adult Swim Singles (and it’s free to download).