Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Glorious Return

Well, another summer came and went, and I didn't post a single thing. FAIL. Anyways, I'm back on the grind, and it's time for me to step my blog game up. Musically, the next few months look to be quite promising with Kanye's new album, Pusha T's solo mixtape, the Jay-Z/Kanye collabo EP, Mos Def signing to G.O.O.D. music, and way too many other great projects to mention.

Anyways, I decided to kick things off a little differently. For those who don't know, or have been living under a rock for the last couple years, House music is starting to come back in a big way. A-Trak, who's known for winning DMCs World DJ Championship at age 15 (!) and for being Kanye's tour DJ, has been working with American House DJ, Armand Van Helden, under the name of Duck Sauce. You may not recognize the name Armand Van Helden, but you've probably heard at least one of his songs, most likely 1999's "You Don't Know Me." Together as Duck Sauce, they've been putting out House music in the vein of the old French/Disco style from the 90's. If you haven't already checked them out, I urge you to do so as they've been releasing some quality music.

Today, they released the video for their song "Barbra Streisand." There are a ton of cameos including, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Pharrell, DJ Premier, Yelawolf, ?uestlove, among others.

Also, be sure to check out Uffie feat. Pharrell- ADD SUV (Armand Van Helden Club Mix), it's a "banga"

Monday, September 06, 2010

Yeezy On His Grind

After what seemed to be a long hiatus from music that included a lot of rumors and antics, Kanye West, arguably one of the greatest entertainers of our time. He raps, he produces, and now he is delivering quality music to us every Friday. Many people have already heard the radio a buzz with Power, the Power Remix, and the hard-hitting Monster.

This Friday, though, he brought us a track produced by Bink! that is reminiscent of Kanye's soul samples in a track called Devil In A New Dress. These tracks are great to hold us over until Kanye's 5th studio album, Good Ass Job Dark Twisted Fantasy.

DJ Premier was cited as saying, "Well, first of all, if you look at all of Kanye West's output, he actually did a lot to bring back sampling and make it cool again, even though he's more of a mainstream artist...but his new album is strictly hard beats and rhyme. He's totally done with electro. You're gonna be surprised what you hear." Definitely looking forward to that album, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy whatever I can get my hands on.