Listen to this next time you trot down the street. You’ll feel like Columbo…or better yet, Jacques Clouseau.
Archive for the ‘Electronic’ Category
Posting strictly for the name. The song’s not bad. On the contrary, it’s good.
I am really confusing myself lately. I am not a bass head, I don’t like dubstep, and EDM is a rarely enjoyable experience for me. Why am I getting lost in Gramatik‘s recent electro soul releases (see: “You Don’t Understand”)? Is it because of his past quasi hip hop releases that I trust his talent and ear for good beats? Is it the grooviness and funk he adds to the EDM genre? Is it the hip hop samples (here: Inspectah Deck)? I guess the root doesn’t really matter; I’m down for what he’s dropping. Grizmatik is a duo in which he teams up with Detroit producer GRiZ (can you think of any good producers from Detroit?) to build a wildly penetrating sound that will provide tempo for your temporal lobes and will have your eardrums drumming.
I generally only approve of Gramatik‘s hip hop and chilled out styles (see: Street Bangerz Vol. 2 and Water 4 The Soul EP) but this track, filled with soul, funk, groove, and even some EDM elements works for my eardrums. Although it does sound quite digital and electronic, “You Don’t Understand” proves Gramatik has the talent to make a song that is all over the map emotionally, something that is very tough to do with highly computerized production. Gramatik surely has some range musically. Take a listen.
Capital Cities is a successful alternative indie-pop group from Cali. In “Farrah Fawcett” they enlist the help of relatively well known artist Andre 3000, I kid. Anyway, the duo creates an incredibly interesting and unique sound, that is both poppy, hip-hoppy, and soulful. Give it a chance. Enjoy.
I bet you can’t name one Irish producer. Lucky for you, in the shadow of St. Paddy’s Day I’ll throw you a bone, and he’s a guy I only just discovered myself. Jack Colleran, aka MMOTHS is a bright young producer out of the Emerald Isle who has a knack for downtempo, lo-fi, ambient beats that just make for beauties of eye-closing bliss. This particular track features the beautiful vocals of Sarah P and chill genius of producer RΠЯ of Keep Shelly In Athens, and is entrancing, hypnotizing and soft. That is not at all to say that it is not boring, not at all. This dude is propelling the Irish electronic scene, and I hope that lots of people follow his roll down the road.
His track below, “All These Things” (feat. Holly Miranda) is another beauty, and sounds a lot like downtempo electronic giant Tycho, but with vocals that make you forget that anything sounds like anyone else. If you like ambience and to be lulled by music, look no further.
Some brand new Futurecop! and yet again they just blast your speakers with some beautiful party synths in a way you’ve never heard. With some awesome spacey vocals courtesy of Cavaliers of Fun that really hit me like I’m listening to M83 on steroids, Futurecop! doesn’t let down with their newest venture. This is actually part of a new mix that the dreampop group has released, featuring a bunch of remixes of this song.
Is it possible to have a song sound like a rainbow? I think that’s what I’ll settle on with this one.
Posted in -Instrumental, Electronic, tagged Electric Funk, Electronic, Funk, Grant Wallis, James Canning, Jr, Original Ass Shaker, Otto Mitter, Rubber Johnson, U Can't Stop The Rubber Rocket on March 1, 2013| Leave a Comment »
This track will take you straight back to the groovy, funky-ass late-70’s, early 80’s even if you weren’t alive then. If this song doesn’t get you going, you may need to see a doctor. I think the instrumental might be even better so here’s that:
Rubber Johnson is a trio of three Austrialian’s, James Canning, Otto Mitter, Jr., and Grant Wallis.
If you like what you hear check out their Soundcloud page.
So let’s hop back onto the chill electronic wave for a minute. LCD Soundsystem is a pioneer of the genre, and a favorite artist of Kid Cudi’s, going as far as going over two of his songs, including this one, shown below. The other is a very nostalgic tune to us here at Beatspill, and it goes by the name of “All Talk”. I bet you haven’t heard anything like this guy…think of a chilled out Daft Punk, and then you’ll be well on your way, but there’s only so much I can tell you. You have to listen.
Note: Below is an elongated mashup of Cudi’s “Can I Be?” off of Dat Kid From Cleveland