SHIT I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO THIS WEEK WHILE DEAD WITH BRONCHITIS THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY BE LISTENING TO AS WELL
I haven’t been writing this week at all. I fucking hate being sick, man. I’d rather lose my ability to speak vowels for a week than lie in bed feeling like death. What’s the point of getting sick, anyways? It’s fucking stupid! Though you would think with all of my free time, I would have written a shit ton of great track reviews, right? You are selfish, and should stop thinking like that. But I’ll put up what I’ve been listening to anyway.
Elliphant - “TeKKno Scene Feat. Adam Kanyama”
Goddamn, this track is bananas. Elliphant’s delivery here reminds me of an early M.I.A, and 15 year old Adam Kanyama tears this shit up! As soon as he starts rapping I get get an uncontrollable urge to start destroying shit. That’s a good thing. Click here to download. Because I love you.
Hodgy Beats & Domo Genesis - “Go”
2 days ago was 4/20, so naturally OFWGKTA’s most outspoken smokers Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis put out a song for free on Domo’s Twitter. Download the track here. The smokey “Go” is better than pretty much everything on the new OF Mixtape Vol. 2 (other than Frank Ocean’s “White”), and while no one really gives a shit about these two, this song is pretty dope. See what I did there?
Shlohmo - “Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)”
Shlohmo’s shit is sexy already, but add Nicolas Jaar to the mix and you have an instant panty dropper classic. I fucking love this collab, and Jaar’s signature “silence drop” adds the perfect touch to Shlohmo’s moody tune. The remix is only available on the vinyl release of Shlohmo’s Vacation EP (along with remixes by Airhead, Groundislava and Salva) so go grab that shit.
Major Lazer - “Get Free feat. Amber Coffman”
I don’t know why, but it seems like anything Diplo touches gives me an instant boner. Add Amber Coffman of the Dirty Projectors, and we have ourselves a Sunday night to remember. Click here to download it for free, Son.
Daughn Gibson - “Tiffany Lou”
I fucking hate this track. I would rather listen to 4:34 seconds of birthing mothers screaming than listen to this. The smooth-yet-unsettling beat behind the vocals is alright; I give credit to the producer, he knows what he’s doing. However, I can’t tell if Gibson’s vocals are ironic, or just really, really bad. It’s as if John Wayne suddenly got into electronic music and is trying to follow in James Blake’s footsteps. I feel like this is something Mickey Mouse would listen to if Mickey Mouse was addicted to heroin and sold his body to support his habit. Fuck. I wouldn’t even torture people with this. Not because they don’t deserve to be tortured, but because I’d feel so sorry for the people I’m torturing that I’d have to turn it off after the first time through. Shit man, I hope this guy stops making music.
Anyways, that’s what I listened to this week. I’ll be more diligent about posting shit next week, so I don’t have to cram it all into one post. Enjoy it!
By Matthew Olsen