will this be your first time going to Bear Creek? We went to Wanee in April at Spirit of the Suwanee and heard about Bear Creek there, but unfortunately Mac can't go to a festival then because of some ridiculous classes. Make sure you see DubConscious if you haven't before!
heyyy. yeah, this’ll be my first time going to bear creek/wanee/blackwater etc., even though i lived in tallahassee for five years, only an hour away. now im around six hours south. the lineup this year is way better than i’ve ever seen before, plus it’s a reason to go up there and visit old friends. i’m also really excited about the north florida landscape being the backdrop for a festival, with those trees all around the stages and whatnot.
that’s really cool that you guys went, i had no idea. i have a few questions i guess….how far south of you was it? how was it compared to bonnaroo and the other ones you’ve been to? also, what was the security presence like….i remember reading online a few years ago that there were a shitload of aggressive undercover cops that lured people into getting arrested and stuff. juuust wondering. i have a friend that was thinking about bringing in some glass bottles and stuff. gotta watch my friends backs and all, you know?
thats too bad you can’t make it this year :/ i definitely want to check out dubconscious….i accidentally missed them a few times when they played in tally, but really liked the music on their myspace and have heard really good things. haven’t been able to find their music anywhere else online but i’m working on it. sorry for not getting back to you earlier about the website thing, ill get in touch sometime soon.
big gigantic = pretty much auto-reblog. i’m primarily a horn player, like woodwinds and brasses and that kinda shit, and am still constantly blown away (pun not intended, i’m not that goofy) by dominic lalli’s endurance and nightly energy on the tenor sax. check these guys out if you STILL HAVEN’T…..ya fools.
i still haven’t come up with an accurate simplified genre for their music, as if that’s really necessary…..it’s for brevity’s sake, really….but i do like the name of this performance’s venue and think it’s surprisingly accurate. “thumpty.” nice. click the play button and enjoy some thumpty-ass beats.
i don’t think i’ve posted this before, so i figured i should probably post one of my favorite songs of the year. pretty much love everything about it, from the chords, to the galloping rhythms, to the way that lead singer kevin parker’s voice sounds just like that one dude from the beatles, you know, what-his-name with the glasses and the peace mantras. the combination of syncopated rhythm guitars with the heavy toms, snares, and shakers of the percussion makes for a propulsive and psychedelic listening experience. many of their songs are in some kind of mixed meter, and the recording quality evokes a feeling of being bleached in sunlight. this australian trio’s trippy approach to music draws from 1960’s artists, bluesy but progressive in their presentation, and for me, parallels can easily be drawn with one of my other favorite modern revivalist acts, swedish rockers gustav ejstes and dungen. i’ve noticed tame impala becoming steadily more popular throughout this past year, and i hope this continues as their pre-summer 2010 album innerspeaker is heard by more people.
a little goon in a locker room rat-tails the octaroon - he’ll be drinking vodka soon, and his big brothers are frat guys whose iq’s lose to their fitted baseball hat size; smirkin jocks with hacky sacks and birkenstocks with khaki slacks… i’m the hypest lyricist and they’re like ‘what type of beer is this?’
re-interpreting/looping part of ‘ny batteri’ by sigur ros. been sitting on the patio during this recent tropical storm weather. figured why not post this…it’s wednesday, a time for gratuitousness. the link is to my soundcloud page.
i wish a picture could show you how strangely yellow the sky is right now. there’s a lot of gold light coming in through my window right now.
I’ve been a fan of Afta-1 for years now. His collaborations with GAS’D have opened my mind to so many talented artists from Cazeaux O.S.L.O. to Dam Funk, Sa Ra, Steve Spacek, and even A Race Of Angles. His individual albums are pretty good too with a one of a kind hybrid sound of electronica and hip-hop with a dash of ambience. This is from his self released new album “F O R M”. I actually like the fact that he didn’t release it onto a label… In my opinion it gives it more soul… Anyway… In all honesty it’s not the best of his material but I still enjoy it. The fluctuation of tone is what I dig the most about it.
music like this is why my mom calls what i listen to now “background music.” and also why i don’t give a fuck.
i don’t know much about afta-1 (yet) but i did post a remix of his a few days ago that i repeatedly listened to for a little while.
jneiro jarel - let’s get wit it (ft. jawaad, aahtua, & nahuma holiday)
the featured artists on this track are actually different people and not alter-egos, it’s worth mentioning. i wouldn’t normally post a few tracks in a row from the same artist, but i didn’t include this one within my batch of hyperlinks and have been meaning to share it for a while. also, because it’s “hip-hop wednesday,” or something. this song has a great balance of chill electric piano and also upbeat energy, featuring a drum track straight out of j dilla’s repertoire, with that famous snare rimshot/hand clap hybrid tone on the upbeats. they’re flams, kind of, and slightly behind the beat as intended. plenty of his music is instrumental, but he filled this one up with some capable lyricists, including himself during the track’s second half. this three piece puzzle album reminds me of a very specific time in my life, as uniquely captivating music frequently tends to do.
this isn’t the phase of my life that i was referring to, but i remember listening to this song a bunch of times in a row while waiting around in fsu’s student union to meet up with a girl one day, and no, it wasn’t because of the ‘get wit it’ thing. i was walking around campus taking everything in as writers often describe themselves as constantly doing (heh), and the bass line totally snuck up on me and caused me to rewind my ipod, wondering if he really snuck it in as it seemed. 2/3’s of the way through the track, right after jneiro says his line about wack mc’s not having any flow anymore, he adds this thumpy bassline to the mix that totally makes the track for me. it comes into the mix right after he references ‘having the antidote,’ and i totally buy the idea of dope bass lines being a cure for plenty of common ailments, including ‘generalized wackness.’ i probably said enough about him in my extremely time-consuming video post, so i’ll just mention that this album is a brilliant mixture of hip-hop with everything else that’s enjoyable to listen to, and if you like madlib, flylo, etc, you can trust me on this one.
Ha awesome so you know about him. I've only heard of the alias Dr. Who Dat. Jneiro Jarel is new to me. I have Beat Journey but that's about it. I'll be doing some follow up on him for sure. Thanks for the feedback bro
beat journey is probably my favorite of anything he’s done, but definitely check out jneiro’s “three piece puzzle,” (which also includes a few tracks “featuring dr who dat,” madlib style)…..that’s a really good one showcasing his versatility. i just tried to listen to it, and something happened and they’re not on my computer anymore. i’m re-acquiring it right now, but i hope nothing else is also suddenly missing. good luck with finding more of his music…let me know if you need help or anything.
compilation number two, check it. here's number one if you've been sleeping. can't wait for mid-november. again, let me know your thoughts, if you download either of these mixes, because i'm interested in people's reactions or suggestions or whatever, especially if these help you discover any new artists. i incorporated some more live recordings this time. CLICK HERE for some more eclectic tunes soon to be performed in all their gloriousness in north florida.
bear creek v.2 track listing -
1. alex b - cut it up (from “beat tape volume 1”) 2. motion potion - glorious day (radiohead “lucky" remix) (from "bonnaroo bangers 2010, via his soundcloud) 3. papa grows funk - stanky (from “mr. patterson’s hat”) 4. maceo parker - feeling alright (from “funky music machine”) 5. umphrey’s mcgee - white man’s moccasins (2009-10-09 - the orbit room, grand rapids, mi) 6. dj logic - track 12 jam/intermission (between sets featuring charlie hunter/billy martin & mike gordon/john medeski….not sure which trio is featured on this track) (2002-02-07 - the knitting factory, new york city, ny) 7. dj logic - track 16 jam (ft. mike gordon & john medeski) (2002-02-07 - the knitting factory, nyc, ny) 8. chali 2na - comin’ thru (prod. by dj numark) (from “fish outta water”) 9. bonobo - kiara (from “black sands”) 10. papadosio - by the light of the stars (from “by the light of the stars ep”) 11. the new deal - glide (2008-03-06 - langerado music festival, chickee hut stage, a field in the everglades, fl….i missed their set because of the clusterfuck of a line to get in to the fest…..ugh) 12. the macpodz - six dollars (2010-09-03 - gelston castle estate, mohawk, ny) 13. alex b - show me (from “moments”) 14. new mastersounds w/ dj logic - can’t hold me down (2009-05-01 - workplay theater, birmingham, al) 15. alex b - heavy strings (from “beat tape volume 1”) 16. eliot lipp - beamrider (from “peace love weed 3D”)
“I think the two basic types of music indigenous to this country are the blues and the folk music that was brought over from Europe, I guess they call it country music, the kind of West Virginia high lonesome sound… those are the two main streams of root American music, there might be others, I don’t know. Ten years ago, what they called rock and roll was a blending of those two forms… I guess the new generation’s music will have a synthesis of those two elements and some third thing, it might rely heavily on electronics. I can envision one person with a lot of machines, tapes, and electronic setups, singing or speaking and using machines…”—Jim Morrison, 1969 (via poortaste)