The third member of ATV, Calibar, is back from a long roadtrip in Europe. We've done our best to fill you up with all sorts of great hip-hop while he was gone, but you can now expect a lot more of that now that he's back. Today's post is just a a little exercise in keeping you up-to-date with what's going on in the wonderful world of music.
Friendly Fires ft Azari & III- Stay Here
Now this was a combination that took me by surprise. Friendly Fires are, of course, huge, but this collaboration with Toronto house group Azari & III (who, coincidentally, are in the next edition of Canadian Club Crunchers) is amazing. Stay Here is an uplifting track that combines everything I like about both groups. Friendly Fires always create the most catchy and memorable pop melodies, and Azari & III's vocals and groove are haunting. This amalgamation of styles and vibes creates a great tune that I'm sure to bump quite a bit in the months to come. This is off of Friendly Fires' mix for Bugged Out:Suck My Deck, by the way, which is coming soon. Can't wait to hear that.
Lorenzo Vector- Turn it Up (Canblaster remix- Skeet Skeet MEGA edit)
"One of my fav producers at the moment canblaster did a really fun remix of this turn it up tune but the drop kinda confused people. so i just made it crazy and it goes over better"
Club Cheval's brightest star + Skeet Skeet = You really can't go wrong. Shrill screams and breaking glass never sounded so pleasant. Music to my ears.
Sick Jargon- LSR (Dub)
Bynie put me up on this producer recently, and I've become a frequent visitor to his soundcloud. This was a free download on his page, so I figured I'd put it up in this space to fill up our quota of bizarre house music for the week. This dub of LSR gallops on at a nice pace, and there are enough off-kilter samples, muted horns and techy madness to keep you satisfied.
No descriptions this afternoon, unfortunately. Instead, you're treated to a mix of laid-back, hyperactive and smile-inducing music that you should get a kick out of, I think. Nothing recent, except for the Savage Skulls remix.
Matt & Kim- Daylight
Canblaster- Chicken Run
Stars- Your Ex-Lover is Dead
The Very Best- Will You Be There
Oh Land- Sun of a Gun (Savage Skulls remix)
As a little extra, here's the video to the Ninjasonik remix of Daylight.
Canadian Club Crunchers vol 4 coming soon.
Thanks for sticking around.
You know the routine. I post music that sounds great when you're geeked and thizzed up on those little bags of smiles you get at your local pharmacy. You love it/hate it. Just another day at Avenge The Virgins. Our apologies for the extreme lack of posting. Twas a really rough weekend. Let's get back into it.
For those not in the know:
The pill is almost done.
San Quinn ft E-A Ski- Hell Yeah
San Quinn is mostly known for his raw and gritty street tales, like the infamous 'Ayo For Yayo', but when hyphy was in its prime, he couldn't help but hop on a few bangers to show his love for the Bay Area. This E-A Ski-produced tune was the epitome of hyphy production, in that its over-the-top synth makes it the perfect kind of bouncy soundtrack to go dumb to. Peter, you know what I'm talkin about.
E-40- Dumb Hyphy
Mr Forty Water is a Bay Area legend, and the originator of a ridiculous amount of stupid slang. He's also one of the most polarizing figures in rap music, because of his extremely odd flows and punchlines. However, the man who started his career as one third of The Click, a bay area gangster rap group in the late eighties, is also one hell of a rapper. He has earned his stripes in underground hip-hop, and has also enjoyed a degree of mainstream success. Not only has he collaborated with an extremely large number of rappers, he also almost had the Notorious B.I.G killed. You read that right. To quote E-40, "I used to sell tapes out of my truck and slang 'caine/Respected in the streets before the fame/Ain't nothing lame or goofy about my game". The Bay Area doesn't mess around.
Boyz N Da Hood- Bite Down
Pop a bean, bite down.
Gosh, Gorilla Zoe, how poetic. I couldn't have put it better myself. This was the best tune on that album, in my opinion, a gruff ode to ze drugs. If you've ever found yourself grinding your teeth when geeked up, you now have a new expression to teach all of your friends.
The Pack- Robocop
Young L beats = Fruity loops from the future. The original based boys made some of the weirdest Bay Area rap back in Hyphy's heyday. Dudes were in outer space, just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.
See you tomorrow.