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by Gord

BLACK MILK — Detroit’s New Dance Show

July 27, 2014 in Beats, Rap/Trap/Clap by Gord

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BLACK MILK, Producer and MC from Detroit, brings us this deep, dark, bangin’ jam that played any chance it had during my weekend. Again, I’m short on words and big on good music.

by Gord

Seekae — Test & Recognize ((FLUME Rework))

July 27, 2014 in Beats, Electronic by Gord

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This is just delicious. There’s nothing more to say. But I’ll say more. It’s a god damn treat for the ears. This should be throbbing through the rest of  the summer. Credit to both Flume and Seekae for building this.

by Gord

PLOY — Sunset Love

July 21, 2014 in Electronic, Synth Pop by Gord

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I could say I’m posting this song for Shea, as he cannot connect to the world wide web. I could also say I’m posting it for me, as my ears perked up as soon as he put it on.

PLOY wasn’t an unknown band to me. I fell for the song’s Fool, Gold and Anywhere over a year ago, but I forgot to hit ‘Follow’ and I never posted them to the boiz. I’d since forgotten about them, but good bands rise up again and again and are hard to ignore. Go do what I didn’t do, hit ‘Follow’ on their soundcloud page and be treated to some summer sunshine songs that glow so bright.

by Gord

The Bilinda Butchers — Ume ft. Juri Nakashima (HEAVEN Album)

July 16, 2014 in Dream Pop, Indie, Synth Pop by Gord

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I am eternally grateful to Shea for sending me a BB track, because I’ve been enamoured with them ever since. They hit all the right checkboxes in what I look for in music.

This is the opening track off of the Bilinda Butchers new album ‘Heaven’. It starts with a bit of M83′s ethereal spirit, then the floating vocals come in from a light dream pop world. The song just continues to add and add as it goes on, and gets more and more beautiful. This is a big song for a big album, ‘Heaven’, that was just released yesterday. I’ve been listening to it all day at work. It’s fantastic. It shows that the BB deserve more room in the spotlight.

You should probably go listen to the entire album right now HERE. Now. Do it now!

by Gord

Interpol – All the Rage Back Home

July 9, 2014 in Indie by Gord

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This might be just what I needed, and I’ve been waiting for this day for far too long. The news of a new Interpol album has been around for a very long time, but they’ve teased us with announcements and clips, but never a song. The 2 Boiz have been big Interpol fans for years. In fact, it was a common thread that started a friendship. You could say ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ is connected to Jzt2Boiz at the foundation.  So naturally these 2boiz are ecstatic to give our ears a taste of some new Interpol. And what a good treat it is. It’s a familiar sound, but all new. Exactly what you want to hear from your favorite artist. This is going to be good.

by Gord

The Bilinda Butchers — Hai Bby ft Tiny Microphone

July 3, 2014 in Dream Pop, Shoegaze by Gord

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This is posted on behalf of Shea, who is a natureboy on a vision quest right now. He sent me this song last week, and I’ve played the hell out of it since.  I recommend getting on their bandcamp and giving them a listen. ‘Hai Bby’ seems to be the stellar gem of the group, but there’s dream pop to be found everywhere. Check them out, give them a listen. Bands like this need some love because they’re doing it right.

by Gord

✫ ✬ Slow Magic ✬ ✫ — Girls

June 23, 2014 in Beats, Electronic by Gord

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Almost every Slow Magic release will get a post from Gord. Percussion-loving, dance floor driving beats are Slow Magic’s recipe for success. And it never seems to fail. He’s been travelling around the world playing magnificent shows, and like every single artist with any sort of meaningful music, he hasn’t come to Halifax. And probably never will. But this is my cry for it to happen. I love him. Halifax will love him. Make it happen. Mask and all.

by Shea

The Sterling Sisters – - – Shallow Blood

June 18, 2014 in Americana, Country, Gothic, Neo-Folk, post punk by Shea

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Fuck yes , I have been waiting to post this song awhile now. Trinocular Films turned me onto these guys after making this awesome music video for them and I had to wait my turn before posting them and raving about how fuckin’ kick ass they are. Best enjoyed after a bottle of Whiskey and a walk in a dead forest , hailing out of Baltimore MD, George Cessna (Son of legendary Slim Cessna) heads up this powerhouse Neo-Folk/ Post Punk band with hauntingly operatic vocal stylings and incredible guitar , not to mention the banshee-esque howls and incredible droning bass of the beautiful Scout Paré-Phillips and everything and everyone in between. This is the definition of a tight well rounded group presenting a haunting work reminiscent of true to form Americana Gothic. The video shows the massive energy I would assume they bring to their live performances and conveys the dark atmosphere provided to their audiences upon entering their space , the frantic chaotic camera moments and the red light capture on her towards the end for a split second also adds a certain level of , should I say bloodlust to the performance?  You be the judge.  Either way , these guys are the bee’s knees and I highly suggest checking out all of their work , and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club if you’ve never had the pleasure.
Big ups to The Sterling Sisters and a big shout out to Trinocular Films for creating a great visual companion to an already incredible song.
Go pick up their albums—http://thesterlingsisters.bandcamp.com/album/shallow-blood-7— you wont regret it.

by Shea

TEK.LUN Feat. Goldlink – Hip Hop

June 18, 2014 in Hip Hop by Shea

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OKAY sooo , Here’s what I know about TEK.LUN , he’s fucking awesome , he’s from Baltimore , he works under HW&W and NASA8 as far as I know , he also raps under the name Varth Dader (Which is hilarious), he likes watching guys without arms try to fist fight according to his twitter (Also hilarious) , and he has this FUCKING SICK ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR FREE called Ridin’ Round available through HW&W here —-http://huhwhatandwhere.com/teklun-ridin-round/—-  GoldLink is a more familiar name and has been featured on numerous tracks playing in my iTunes recently but I still know NOTHING about him other than the fact he is from the states and has a REALLY REALLY AWESOME gift of gab.

I love this song , its got a good Master P shout out (which I always appreciate) and sounds closer to most hip hop I grew up around than whats being released lately. Not that I’m complaining about new hip-hop , I’m not like that , to quote Will Arnette “I like all flavours”. Its just nice to sometimes hear something that reminds you of something you’d stumble across on an old hip-hop mixtape (The real ones , made with cassette tapes.) and thats something special.

 

P.S.(Shout out to Master P , I heard you were having some legal troubles with that ex-wife of yours , know that if you ever need to get away from all that nonsense you can come kick it with me , play some NBA-JAM and smoke some good. Hope the custody hearings all go in your favour homie , 1 )

 

 

by Shea

悲しい男の子☹ Yung Lean – Yoshi City☹ ヨンは、希薄1.0

June 17, 2014 in Avant Gard, Based, Cloud Rap, Emotional, Hip Hop, Underground Rap by Shea

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When the sun came up today I didn’t know it would bring with it the new Yung Lean I’ve been waiting for. The White Knight of Sweden is back again , ghost-ridin’ smart cars and rapping underground (Literally). Doing things big with the SADBOY crew along side. Its a beautiful day in our city of Halifax and what better way to soothe your Emotions and enjoy a beautiful based day then to bust out your Arizona Tall-Boys (Purp optional.) and listen to the futuristic stylings of Yung Lean , the future of the frozen city and hopefully soon , the world.☹☹☹☹ は男の子をアイス2014 1.4人参 , Sadboys for life☹ #BASEDアリゾナは男の子をアイスGatoradeアリゾナは男の子をアイス2001#BASEDFUTURE☹ Did I mention the song is fucking sick?

by Shea

The Celestics – Uptempo

June 17, 2014 in Hip Hop by Shea

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The Celestics hailing from of the outskirts of Montreal  have brought us an incredible summer heater , sampling the sexy sounds of Minnie Ripperton and delivering some A-1 lyrical content . These guys are definitely on the watch-list for 2014-2015 , I love having homegrown hip-hop to look forward to , so thank you Louie P Celestin and Kevin Celestin for delivering. Also just to mention , if those names look familiar to you its probably because they are also Kaytranada.  They have been working on their debut project long and hard so that it can have a early this summer so go pick it up through HW&W Records!

Be ready , these guys are gonna be on the map big time.

by Gord

Lanks — Thousand Piece Puzzle EP

June 16, 2014 in Ambient, Dream Pop, Electronic by Gord

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Lanks is the solo project of yet another talented Australian musician, and his new EP deserves plenty of play in this early summer haze. For only one member, Lanks somehow manages to hit the tones of several genres and brings them all together beautifully. Dark soulful music, magic folk strings, synthy dream-pop and the soothing vocals of the XX. In fact, fans of the XX will immediately be captivated in the familiar feeling the music induces. Give the EP a listen, and check out some of the highlights below.