Music and other modern musings

Procrastination – Shake it to the ground.

I should be writing, but instead I’m procrastinating by watching old vids on youtube. Here’s one certain to illicit smiles and prompt some shakes.


January 16, 2010 Posted by | Jams | , | Leave a comment

6 degrees of sibling sensations

This past August I was pumped for seeing A-Trak side by side M.I.A.‘s bestie, Rye-Rye, but the girl had to go and get prego and cancelled her remaining tour dates. As I pondered who would make a great sub for the act I naturally considered Kid Sister, aka Melisa Young, ironically, the elder sister of J2K, aka Josh Young, one half of Chicago based duo, Flosstradamus. Alas, A-Track, little brother of Dave 1, aka David Macklovitch, vocals and guitarist of MTL based electrofunk duo, Chromeo, dawned the stage alone. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the MTL native turned international sensation and exclusive Kanye DJ, can attest to the fact that the night was nevertheless something to bewonder (Aside from the fact that there was no air conditioning in the subterranean hot-box). Still, the whole experience left me wondering when the heck we would see the likes of kid Sis again. Her collabs with Tittsworth (who’s recent mix is a little bit of disappointment, if i may use this opportunity to say so) and Loudmouth West offered the Illinois born lyricist critical acclaim and made her into a near instant star in the minds of hipsters and collar-poppers alike.

Well she’s back. This past Tuesday, too much anticipation, kid Sister released Ultraviolet. The album contains past jams like Pro Nails and Control, and opens with the recent single, Right Hand Hi. I’m not sure Right Hand Hi will live up to the successes of the aforementioned hits but it is sure going to get more that your ear-drums shaking.

Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi

Some bonus tunes!!!!

Chromeo – Night by Night
The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads will Roll (A-Track Rmx)

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do the math…

…and you’ll understand why the sum of this track’s parts can’t not equal anything less than amazing. 

Rye Rye – Bang Feat. M.I.A. (Buraka Som Sistema Carnival Rmx)

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , | Leave a comment

Bangin’ Besties.

My favorite besties are at it again! Rye Rye and M.I.A. first teamed up in September of 2008 on a remix of Busy Signal‘s Tic Toc. Tic Toc also played as the first release from M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T of which Rye Rye was the second artist to be signed to following Afrikan Boy who M.I.A. had worked with on the brilliant track Hussel.

The hip-sisters are back with another jam, Bang, which is produced by Dj Blaqstarr.

Rye Rye – Tic Toc ft. M.I.A.
Rye Rye – Bang ft. M.I.A (produced by Blaqstarr)

March 17, 2009 Posted by | Jams | , , , , | Leave a comment