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I’m glad you introduced YN Rich Kids into my life.
The EDM kids are gonna HATE this album.
I agree. There’s a great video going around that puts the whole electronic movement into perspective, specifically on what’s happening in L.A. and their beat scene.
About a year ago, blogs seemed to be really on top of labelling the wave of electronic artists that were coming out…I think bass music was a nice umbrella term a lot of people agreed on, especially because a lot of the musical defining aesthetics came from artists in the UK. Now I think it’s become a lot more complicated than that.
During Baauer’s set at Coachella, he dropped a remix of this track which I could only assume was a mix of his own. He actually dubbed over it saying that he wasn’t sure if he was allowed to play it. It was absolutely massive (the vocals were pitched up so I kind of spazzed and mistook it for an Alunageorge collab).
The original is a great tune, but the Baauer remix is etched in my brain, can’t wait to get a hold of that one.
That Danny Brown remix of “What I Like” is quite sexy indeed.
Did anyone give the new Paramore album a listen?
Interestingly enough, they’ve been messing with a bunch of different sounds ever since they lost those 2 (3?) bandmates and that last track, Future is a pretty heavy song. Personally, I’m really impressed with them and it gives me hope that they’ll mature nicely as a band.
I do not regret my ambigious wording one bit.
I did kinda wanna hear you write about the Casino mixtape, but whatevs.
One of my favorite OF performances for sure.
On first listen, I found Wolf extremely mesmerizing and fascinating, but as Colossus and the second half hit, I found it horribly depressing, so much so that I was tempted to just turn it off already. But that mere fact does so much for me already.
What I’ve always appreciated about Tyler is that he’s true to himself and fucks around a whole ton. Main focus here is that he’s a very real person. And his depression says more about his unique position than it does his angst.
I read up somewhere that just about every major rapper is miserable as fuck. And I find that this sort of saddened reality that Tyler’s been thrown into, and as Tom pointed out that, “how famous is he?” can be answered by the fact that he rolls crew, locally, in LA where who he considers “everyone” probably knows him by now, makes me pay attention to him even more. It’s very Kurt Cobain in that we know we could be seeing a downfall, but it’s worth paying attention to.
I’ll say what I posted on YouTube:
I actually appreciate the thought that went into this. Stereotypically kitschy themes in k-dramas, the overall feeling of national military pressure looming, the outlook of the korean entertainment industry as a thought-provoking entry point for looking at entertainment/culture. The concept was different and enjoyable.
The only problem is that the majority of these people do not look remotely korean. And the synths melodies are much more chinese. No one gets us asians right in the media.
Sober second thought: Song is nice.
Soooooo goooood omgomg spazz errywhere.
I just realized I heard Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass in there somewhere and I don’t know what to think about it now.
Saw DOM at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. They got stuck with an underground venue instead of an outdoor stage and ended up with a pretty small-sized crowd. They either looked really bummed or uninterested in playing and proceeded to drivel through their songs. When it finally came around to the end, they said, “kay, fine. we’ll play living in america.” and I felt any supposed enthusiasm fly out the window as they played it.
Besides that, they sounded really good and we got stickers.
Liz Pelly is my new favourite.
I like when Flume sampled it, but that’s just personal preference.
Anticipating that mixtape though!
Something I’d like to mention, and always wanted to point out about Gangnam Style:
- stereotypical funny fat asian man
- song sounds like a club hit
- video is funny enough; like show-your-parents-funny, not 4chan-disturbing-funny
- dance is cowboy/horse inspired which attracts enough fun in the club, and hits rednecks right in the sweet spot (enough for them to distract them from the culture-clash/inner-racism)
Not surprised that PonPonPon is not as successful as Gangnam Style.
Some other tracks that I feel could’ve made this list as well (off the top):
Diplo – Express Yourself
Sleigh Bells – Demons (Diplo Remix)
Machinedrum – SXLND
Eprom – Regis Chilbin | Machinedrum Remix
DJ Rashad – CCP
Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix) (this was a staple back when “trap” was first hitting the clubs)
I also agree with one of the comments above about Calvin Harris as he clearly deserves shout-out on this list solely based on the gravity of his work in 2012 (We Found Love, Feel So Close, Where Have You Been etc.). However, I do think that putting Let Go on the list for the sake of mentioning him is undeserved.
Other than feeling snubbed by the fact that Disclosure/Jessie Ware didn’t make number one, I dooo enjoy this list. Despite what the vagueness of “Electronic Dance” presents itself to be.
I’m betting all my pants on Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES for 2013.
It’s because this is, quite simply, not /mu/.
DJ Rashad in the top 5? I’m down with this.
Cerebrus is notorious for ridiculous claims which he has proven himself again on another Solange Knowles post.
I hate Hip-Hop discussions, man. Booo! Everyone’s list is poop!
Unrelated note, I sincerely think that every one of Kanye’s album is special and perfect, especially if you grew up with Kanye on the radio. Kanye, you magnificent bastard.