RIP Nujabes

Seba Jun, aka Nujabes, blends surreal instrumental tracks with impeccably produced hip hop beats. I regret to say that he got in a tragic car accident in Shibuya, Japan on February 26th.

Rest in peace Nujabes, the music world was lucky to have you.

This song takes me back….

Nujabes – Aruarian dance

Tacoma Native: Oberhofer

From the second the reverb-drenched drums come crashing in, Oberhofer’s poppy tune “Away FRM U” had me hooked. Tacoma native (and recent NY transplant) Brad Oberhofer makes up Oberhofer, being the single songwriter. Recorded in his Brooklyn studio, this rich, melody tinged track reminds me why a distorted guitar still speaks like none other.

Away FRM U // Oberhofer

Spektor’s Interpretation

Regina Spektor. This Russian singer-songwriter first captivated me by her beautiful, well-crafted pop gem “Fidelity”.

Now watch her inject some optimism into Radiohead’s profoundly (and possibly prophetic) bleak anthem, “No Surprises.”

No Surprises (Regina Spektor Cover)

Frenchlectro

DaTA is another French producer who’s been bringin’ it especially hard lately. Like almost anyone worthy of mention in the hectic world that is electronic music, DaTA is from… you guessed it. Therefore, I hereby am creating a sub-genre of electronic know as French-lectro. Stay tuned for more updates on this crucial part of the ever-evolving electronic music scene.

Here he is on what I believe is the Russian edition of DJMag.

In an effort to show the evolution of his killer track “One In a Million”, I’m posting the original, his own reworked club version, and a remix by dub-ifiers The Prom Kings. (Psst.. my fave is the club version)

Cheers!

Data – One in a Million

DATA-one in a million (club version)

Data – One In A Million (The Prom Kings Remix)

RadioMesh.

See kid wid gun.

His name Gigamesh. He remix Radiohead.

Yay fun time be good!

Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh Remix)

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Happy cinco de Mayo everybody. To celebrate the tequila filled Wednesday we’re all bound to have, I have some canciones to share with y’all. First up is “Juan Loco” Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. Some things you should know before diving into this one; the pair met in Mexico City while playing in the trash metal band, “Tierra Ácida”. And it shows. They were discovered by Damien Rice (that dude who wrote the killer track, The Blower’s Daughter) while playing in Europe. Finally, this duo has been enjoying a steady increase in popularity across the world. Felicitaciones!

Juan Loco

Now unless you’ve been locked in a closet for the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard the works of Cuban masterminds Buena Vista Social Club. Their impact on the resurgence of interest in Latin music is nothing short of stunning.

Hear are a couple of American songs flipped turned upside down by the coolest club in Cuba.

Buena Vista Social Club -Killing me softly

Buena Vista Social Club – Dancing Shoes

Buena Vista Social Club – Better Together

The full cover album these songs are featured from can be found here.

God Bless Electro

Ah, the 90s. A wonderful time in my life. At the turn of said decade I was the tender age of -1… memories. sigh. Well, life goes on, and I have two old ass songs electrified and up for grabs today. The have been thoroughly updated thanks to all the modern day ass shakin’ technology involved in the art of remixing. First up to bat are the French DJ extrodinaires Mustard Pimp giving Will Smith’s 90s anthem “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” a run for its aging money.

"Fuck you too."

Will Smith – Fresh Prince Of Bel Air ( Mustard Pimp Remix) by mustard pimp

Ok, now: the Offspring. Love em or hate em, I don’t give a shit. What does concern me is that you listen to the remix of their radio hit, “Come Out and Play” and think of where you were the first time you heard it. Ok good. Now forget everything you know about the song and listen to the ever incredible Stereoheroes‘ version of said track. I mean, these French (I know it seems like everyone and their mums in France produces electronic) dudes know how to bring the noise. Check it out.

The Offspring – Come Out And Play [Keep ’em Separated] (StereoHeroes Remix) by stereoheroes

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