Laid Back Sunday : Xmas

This marvelous time of the year has arrived. No, I'm not talking about Christmas. ah ! Its the final edition of Laid Back Sunday 2010; the big rap up of everything that has been posted in the last 15 weeks of this "hip hop" segment.
Sure Christmas is nice too, but music is better ! (Big statement right here).

Anyway since you probably have something better to do during your holiday than reading my crap, I'm dropping a shitload of songs and leaving you with a ZIP file combining all the songs shared during the past weeks.

A bit of everything, randomness to the core.

Grits - Ooh Ahh (ft. Toby Mac) <--- Ahahaha yeah, I know

Das EFX - Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)

Devin The Dude - Nothin' To Roll With

Strong Arm Steady - One Step (Remix featuring Crooked I, Jay Rock & Turf Talk)

Ghostface Killah - You Know I'm No Good (feat. Amy Winehouse)

Danger Mouse & Jemini - Copy Cats (feat. Prince Po)

GETEYE X Jay-Z - December 4th (Dee War Remix)

Tommy Tee - Takin' Ova <--- Norwegian rapper

Talib Kweli & Mos Def - Bright AS The Stars (DJ Critical Hype Remix) <--- Montreal DJ

Common & Sadat X - 1-9-9-9 (Calibar Remix) <--- Remix I did, hope you dig

And the ZIP file with the past 15 posts' songs (doesn't include today's tracks).
You have to wait the 45 sec countdown to download, in case you're not familiar with megaupload

2010 was a great year people, thanks again for all the support. Greatly appreciated !
2011 will be even better ; big shit poppin'

Enjoy the rest of your holidays,





Oh how I've been slacking off for the past weeks. So quick update before heading to my family
2011 is right around the corner and I think it's time to drop a bit more Nero. Seems like a logical thing to do since I saw them in Montreal with some friends not long ago and they will absolutely be killing it in 2011.

The Streets - Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix)

Plan B - Recluse (Nero Remix)

Nero - Me and You 

Boy Crisis - Dressed to Digress (Nero Remix)

Here's a nice little jumble of songs for you, from old to new, they're all banging! Blinded by the Lights has the dopest (pun intented) video. Recluse is my favorite for sure. Me and You is going be released on their upcoming work on Chase and Status' record label MTA. Dressed to Digress must have the most illogical lyrics of all time.

Oh and don't miss the Essential Mix they did a month ago. They play a bunch of their remixes, unreleased shit, body&mind pounding dubstep, all the way to french electro and back. This must be one of the greatest mixes I've heard in my life.

Nero - BBC Radio1 Essential Mix 11/13/2010 by Ear Cande

Merry Christmas my fantastic followers.



OFWGKTA pt 7: Jet Age of Tomorrow

Here we are, we are on the last leg of our tumultuous journey. Odd Future Wolf Gang has been omnipresent in this space for quite some time, but alas, the segment ends tonight.

I was supposed to finish it last week, actually, but I forgot about the members of Odd Future that are behind-the-scenes. Besides OF in-house engineer Syd, Jet Age of Tomorrow/Super 3 are responsible for a big chunk of Wolf Gang beats.

Jet Age of Tomorrow- Can I Hold Your Hand?!

Matt Martians and Pyramid Vitra are the highly creative, highly experimental, highly tripped-out duo formerly known as Super 3, and now known as The Jet Age of Tomorrow. Their material sounds a bit different from most of the collective's stuff, but that's just because you're used to hearing spitting about dismemberment and vandalism over the beats. This is pure OFWGKTA creativity run wild, a group of forward thinking teens who are only limited by their imagination.

Beat4Clothes ft Tyler, The Creator- Rest Stop Flow (Matt Martians remix)

When I first downloaded their album off of the OFWGKTA site, I was expecting something totally different. Tyler dropped a word of warning that it was 'spaced-out and cosmic', but I was not ready for this shit. When I popped it into Itunes, it fell into the genre of Acid Jazz. What the fuck? What followed was a trippy journey into instrumental funk/jazz/hip-hop/funk/the future. Still, you can still hear the dopeness dripping out of your speakers when you bump it. That trademark Wolf Gang swagger, though not in its usual form, shines through.

Jet Age of Tomorrow- My Good Girl

We're not usually one to quote other blogs, but this quote from A Half-Warmed Fish pretty much nails it. Get on the bandwagon, kiddos, and show some love.

If you're a fan of N*E*R*D, of jazz, of experimental music,
or of good music in general, you might want to get on this
before they start showing up on Fader and Pitchfork and you feel
like a dick for not listening until a big blog appropriated their tracks

Jet Age of Tomorrow- But She's Not My Lover

You can download their album Voyager right below. This is definitely a sleeper of an album, but it grows on you a lot after a few listens. Cosmic acid jazz for the young reckless stoner/dreamer in all of us.

Jet Age of Tomorrow- Voyager

As well, they've very recently released a little teaser of their new album on their bandcamp page. Journey To The 5th Echelon will be dropping on December 31st on the Odd Future site, so keep your eyes peeled for that. If these 4 preview tracks are any indication, the album is going to be massively rad.

And finally, I just want to shine a little spotlight on a young Californian rapper who I believe is affiliated with OFWGKTA, though not an official member. He shows up quite a bit on the first Odd Future tape and makes a few appearances in everyone's albums and mixtapes, but there is not too much mention of him on the Odd Future site. No clue why, to be honest. He probably reps OF but is off doing his own thing on the side, I suppose.

His name is Casey Veggies, a 17 year old rapper from California, and he's mighty dope. Scope out some of his material right here.

Casey Veggies- The Panties

Casey Veggies is another talented young gun who is unnaturally talented for his age. He is, as he puts it, "a young n***a with an OG flow", probably due to his extremely relaxed and confident demeanor. He's got a great handle on the metaphors, and isn't too obsessed with the posturing like a lot of rappers that are just getting in the game. Basically, dude spits like he has nothing to prove, even though he has everything to prove as he's just a young buck. His laid-back lyrics and smooth California vibe is probably what's going to put him ahead of a lot of his peers. Only time will tell, but he's definitely one to watch in the underground Cali rap scene.

Casey Veggies ft Ace Creator- Remember Me

As always, you can grab all of the OF mixtapes and albums, and a few little write-ups below. Thanks for stickin' around for the ride. Hope you enjoyed the segment.

OFWGKTA pt 1: Earl Sweatshirt
OFWGKTA pt 2: Domo Genesis
OFWGKTA pt 3: MellowHype
OFWGKTA pt 4: Mike G
OFWGKTA pt 5: Tyler, The Creator
OFWGKTA pt 6: Odd Future Wolf Gang

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All




Earl Sweatshirt ft Hodgy Beats & Tyler, The Creator- Fuck this Christmas


I'm out!



mein head

Good evening.

I've been workin non-stop since my last post, which is why you haven't been getting too many updates from me. Tis the season to be forgiving, though!

Tonight I'll be throwing up a few tunes that should give you an idea of where my head is musically. (Which is, as I'm sure you can surmise, all over the place)

Brenmar- Taking it Down

Brenmar is no stranger to Avenge The Virgins. Besides having one of raddest drops in recent memory, he also happens one of my favorite producers these days, and each of his new productions is better than the last. Look for this guy to blow up in 2011. (Although I can't help hearing "taking a dump" instead of the obvious). This release is on Discobelle Records as well.

The Dream- Fancy

The Dream is a genius. What more can I say. Modern rnb's greatest songwriter/producer/performer. Completely unfuckwithable. Kingdom finished a mix with this tune last year, and I've been bumping it ever since it came out on his Love vs Money album. The last minute is soooo dope.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Round and Round

This won pitchfork's Best Song of 2010 award. I do not share the same opinion, but it is a fine tune nonetheless. L-A's resident avant-garde weirdo Ariel Pink has been making awesome music for a few years, and it's nice to see him get some notice. Especially since he's been pushing this sound for a while, and a lot of artists are riding his coattails. Round and Round is one hell of a catchy tune, though, I must admit.

the xx- Islands (chllngr remix)

I've been posting about the xx ever since this blog was started last year, and I still listen to their stuff all of the time. Their brand of minimal awesomeness fits any type of weather or mood. Their remix of You've Got the Love is probably my most listened-to song this year, too. By the way, The Fader's recent issue has a feature on Jamie XX that you should really scope out. Really interesting insight into the xx's mastermind.

Bombé- Lakes

Well, look who's making a reappearance on ATV. Bombé's tune Brighton was well received when we posted it last, and he just happened to send this little gem over a few days ago. While not as much of a dancefloor destroyer as Brighton, Lakes is a great piece of tropical bass. It starts off as atmospheric, spacey 2-step, then transforms into a double-time carnival frenzy of a tune. Bombé's mastery of percussion/drum programming is unrivaled. I've been digging all of the tunes on his soundcloud as well.

The Smiths- There is a light that never goes out

I'm a sappy dude, but I'm sure you've figured that out by now.

French Fries & Chaos In The CBD - With You (Original Mix) by Chaos In The CBD

OMG SO GOOD. Young Gunz are bloody killin' it this year. One of the better future bass/2 step tunes of the year, and a personal fave. Keep your eyes out for French Fries' upcoming remix of Amerie- One Thing. It's going to be masssssssive.

Sorry for the somewhat thrown-together post, I've got some comin' up tomorrow and Wednesday to satisfy your hunger. Tomorrow, we'll be officially finishing up the OFWGKTA feature, and on Wednesday, I'll be starting a new weekly segment that I'm sure you'll dig.

Thanks for bearing with us in these times of sporadic posting. Exams + work + holidays, y'feel me.




Laid Back Sunday #15

Credits to Peter Nowacki for the illustration

Sorry for the late post, shit happens. Oh, and if you happen to have witnessed Philadelphia's Eagles performance today against the NY Giants, damn it was great.

Living Legends - After Hours (Extended Euro Mix)
1st beat by Living Legends crew which has been featured in one of my old post. This song right here is the definition of a Laid Back Sunday. Mad groovy.

K. Sparks - Mind Elevation (feat. Cymarshall Law)
K. Sparks from Jamaica Queens NYC really delivers a nice beat featuring emcee Cymarshall Law. Far from being a typical hiphop beat, this one is an energetic track with a reggae twist.

Slim Thug - Bitch I'm Back featuring Devin The Dude (Prod. by Dr Dre)
This one is an old leaked track that was first rumored as being a future hit on the upcoming (I hope) Dr. Dre Detox album. Probably not gonna happen. Still a nice track. As mentioned in an earlier post by my friend MDMAwesome, Devin The Dude really is the right guy to chill you down.

See you next week with a special and last Laid Back Sunday of year 2010. As I said in last week's post, I will rap-up a ZIP file with all the tracks that have been shared in the past 15 laid back Sundays.

See you next time,