Thanks to the good people at Rolling Stone, I didnt have my work cut out for me this weekend. I had NO idea there were so many new albums that I would actually give a listen. Check out their article on the new albums to stream/cop below and let me know what you’re jamming to. Namaste.
Here’s something new for your ears from Helsinki. Ideomotor keeps delivering the goods. Their new single We Can’t Work is an impressive follow-up for Amplify, the song that was dubbed as “an enthralling piece of doom-riddled electro-pop” by The Line Of Best Fit, “a swathe of glorious electronic mastery” by We Close Tonight, and praised by Clash among other hard-to-please music medias. The new music video was directed by Pete Veijalainen, one of Finland’s most acclaimed and awarded directors. Keep your eyes peeled as the crew is working towards their full length debut for next year. I love this! Check it out and let me know your thoughts. #DoItNow
New music from TDE affiliate JaVonte’. The Girl Everyone Knows is a mellow groove that can get you through the work day. The song features Alex Isley and is produced by Tae Beast. Check it out and show your twitter love @JavOnte
Another hot one from The Guild. Four dope Maryland emcees got together to create a super group of straight Hip Hop. Get excited! Check out their new joint Jewelz, produced by Canis. Peace to Bryan Lyrics, Aricieri Keness, Exo Skeleton and Sir Tizzy. #Salute
Wow. I wasn’t expected to be so blown away by hearing this. Anni is a Helsinki bred songwriter, bringing you fresh tunes with her new EP, Redemption Street. Sometimes it is rare to find artist with the ability to capture an unexpecting audience with just a few songs. Anni has inevitably done just that. This is my introduction to Anni’s music, and I’m eager to see more of her work. I could describe this EP as a bit futuristic and electronic, but the piano gives an analog feel that we can connect to. I hope you check it out and share your thoughts.
New music out of the great state of Massachusetts from DJ Manipulator. Manipulator is a D.I.T.C. affiliate, and he has blessed us with his newest all vinyl mix, Third Eye Vision. You know I keep my playlist as diverse as possible, so I’ll be giving this a spin on the ride home. From jazz to rock, DJ Manipulator is giving you the best. Check it out and show some twitter love @dustymanip and visit the site http://www.musicismymessage.com/
Today, we take a moment and thank the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, for the new music released in the month of May. I would be lying if I said there was a drought in groovy tunes over the past week, but this Friday the 13th was something I’ve been looking forward to. Check out what’s out there.
Corrine Bailey Rae- The Heart Speaks in Whispers
I’ve been waiting and swooning for new music from Ms. Bailey Rae since she dropped The Love EP back in 2011. You can ALWAYS expect sultry, soulful, jazzy music from her that will carry you for years at a time. I’m a firm believer in artist taking their time between projects. I think it makes for better more authentic sound. I’ve been streaming this album for the past week via NPR’s site and Love Love Love it. I’ll be headed to my favorite record store to get my hard copy today.
Pierce The Veil- Misadventures
Yaaaay! Metal fans unite and rejoice. Been a fan of these guys for a few years now after seeing them in concert with MayDay Parade and All Time Low. PTV bring a well needed metal/punk energy to my otherwise lower key playlist as of late. Excited to hear this.
Masta Ace- The Falling Season
Master Ace is back with The Falling Season, and I’m ready. I actually didn’t hear much about this album’s release until a buddy of mine put me on. With features like Your Old Droog and Torae, it should be a dope one. Get into some good Hip Hop this Friday the 13th.
Oddisee-The Odd Tape
Peace. This is another one I streamed on the NPR site and instantly fell in love with. Shouts out to the DMV as The Odd Tape will deliever jazz, soul and Hip Hop…the way it should be done. Looking forward to hearing great reviews on this one.
Meghan Trainor- Thank You
Thank You is Ms. Trainor’s second studio album and I’m excited. I think she makes good pop music and her career will go far. You’ve got to keep your playlist poppin and diverse, so give this a shot.
Some other albums that you might want to check out right now:
Cyndi Lauper- Detour
The Virginmarys- Divides
Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book
Let me know what you are currently listening to. Happy Friday the 13th.
So, I’ve been bumping this for a day or so…forgive me for not sharing this sooner. Piatto D’oro is Lauren’s newest project that features some of the usual suspects: Bronson, Alchemist, and Harry Fraud etc. Check it out and ingest some real hip hop. Let me know your thoughts on the project.
I’ve been watching the Radiohead heads lose it on the internet over the past few days with the release of Burn The Witch. Check it out.
Alicia Keys is back with new music and a new sound for 2016. Ms. Keys was off starting a family and doing some acting and now it’s time to get back to the music.