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Szymon — Floods

April 22, 2016 in Indie by Gord

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Tigersapp is a collection of Szymon’s songs, left behind after he tragically left us. It’s a beautiful and brilliant album and this might just be my favorite song. I’ll let it say everything.

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Porches — Be Apart

April 22, 2016 in Indie, Synth Pop by Gord

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‘Be Apart’ is the peak song from Porches newest album, ‘Pool’, but there’s reason to post even more of the stand-out tracks. This album feels like a Still Corners album, where at first I zero in on a couple songs and it’s not until weeks or months later that I satisfyingly let the entire album play through. ‘Pool’ is a huge success for a band that is now breaking out of the shadows and forcing everyone to take notice. I certainly have, even if it took a little while.

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M83 — Do It, Try It!

March 2, 2016 in Synth Pop by Gord

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“Listen to the sound of the new tomorrow”
I’m not sure about that, but it certainly is fun. M83, a long time favorite of mine, is known for making grandiose soundscapes that encapsulate the beauty of the world. His music has been appearing in movie trailers that want to capture a powerful emotional resonance. His music normally takes on the feeling of a giant electric orchestra, but not today. I think Anthony Gonzalez is just having fun now and I’m enjoying it. Even his poppy upbeat song still hits with the force of a supernova.

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HUMANS — Water Water

March 1, 2016 in Electronic, Indie by Gord

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HUMANS last album, Noontide, was maybe the best album I heard in 2015. It’s definitely the best electronic album, and the best party album of the year. It blew me away, and I was already enamoured with the Vancouver band. They’ve recently teased us with a new song from their next album due out in the coming months. When they released songs for Noontide last year I was a bit hesitant to post them. I wasn’t in love with them, they weren’t getting a ton of play from me. But when the album came out it turned out every song just needed to be married to another, to flow in and out of eachother. It was a masterpiece. So I have no doubt that Water Water will fit right in their next album and create a non-stop flow of good times and fuzzy beats.

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Small Black — Boys Life (Wild Nothing Remix!)

January 27, 2016 in Remix, Synth Pop by Gord

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This has been a non-stop play for a couple days now and it’s more than fitting for Jzt2Boiz. In the last couple months I’ve posted both of these Artists and now they’ve combined in to a unique and wonderful thing.

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Wild Nothing — Reichpop

January 11, 2016 in Indie by Gord

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Get hyped, 2016 looks to bring new Wild Nothing for future album of the year mentions. This is my favorite of the two singles, and I’m really excited to see the new angles WN is bringing to their music this year. I still have massive regret from not seeing them when I had the chance, as shortly after the show I fell in love with every release.

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TR/ST — Capitol, Sulk and GridLock Festival

January 11, 2016 in Electronic, Synth Pop by Gord

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Hey, Halifax is finally getting a cool music thing to pair with HPX! Maybe this city is starting to figure it out? The list of bands is both fantastic and under-exposed, which always leads to great crowds and great shows. It will be about the music, not festival culture. I hope everyone that loves good music ends up supporting this (hopefully real) festival.

TR/ST was a band that I didn’t know, but thank god I do now. It’s become my most listened to music of 2016 so far, I can’t stop.

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The Twilight Sad — There’s A Girl in the Corner

December 17, 2015 in post punk by Gord

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I’m not a big ‘Twilight Sad fan, but sometimes there is a perfect storm and an artist puts everything together. That’s this song. It’s haunting, it captures everything I’ve loved about post-punk.

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Still Corners — Horses at Night

December 1, 2015 in Dream Pop by Gord

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My heart raced through the roof the second I saw this come up in my feed. I love Still Corners to fucking death, they might be a band that could explain my musical love to anyone. I wouldn’t have to use adjectives or list genres, I could just say “listen to this, this is what I like.”

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RÜFÜS — Innerbloom & We Left

December 1, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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A motto of Jzt2boiz is related to our standards. We only want to post music that tickles our fancy, not just any new release by any artist we know. It’s about quality and love. That’s why it’s been so quiet I guess, I haven’t fallen in love with music lately. But today go up two of the best things I’ve heard recently. One is the discovery of RÜFÜS, who are playing up to my recent love of house music. Innerbloom is a 9 minute journey of bliss that has been played dozens of times without me really noticing. It’s magical. I wish I had given RÜFÜS a shot before because they have added more heart and soul to a genre than anyone before.

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BOOTS — Mercy

November 9, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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Oh Mercy. Sometimes everything comes together in a song. Sometimes those songs surprise you. They come out of nowhere and snap you out of focus, and you scramble to discover what you’re listening to. That happened to me with ‘Mercy’. It jumped out of my headphones and demanded several repeat plays.

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MF DOOM — My Favorite Ladies (Adam Snow Remix)

September 30, 2015 in Rap, Rap/Trap/Clap by Gord

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I love DOOM. I feel somber. This remix really plays to the mood. I could listen to him deliver lines all day.