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09/10/2020 04:53 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Dum Surfer
by King Karl
(45 plays) | (0 fans)

"Dum Surfer" is looming and cryptic, following warped sounds and Archy Marshall's quick, ruthless delivery juxtaposed by transformative guitar work and a saxophone that carries you into a daze. The video for the track is just as cryptic as the band performs the song lifelessly in a seedy club lit only by a disco ball bouncing off depressing tinsel. While Marshall rasps lyrics detailing a car crash to an audience that looks close to death, it appears he and others fail to escape the violence and their inevitable end. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-f1Bnltu8 https://bit.ly/2ZsjMd8
09/10/2020 04:49 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Paper Trails
by Darkside
(45 plays) | (0 fans)

DARKSIDE is the collaboration of electronic musician Nicolas Jaar and Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington who first met while they were both students at Brown University. They started recording together in 2011 and have been on hiatus since 2014. www.darksideusa.com/
09/10/2020 04:45 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Outer Sunset
by Tycho
(22 plays) | (0 fans)

Tycho’s Scott Hanson states: "A simulcast is the transmission of a program across different mediums and in different languages. With these two albums I wanted to present the same ideas in two languages, one more literal and the other more open to interpretation. Simulcast expands on the concepts laid out in Weather, but shifts into the abstract with instrumental soundscapes in place of lyrics, opening up a visual space and translating the message into a new language." https://bit.ly/3kiO0r9
09/10/2020 04:40 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Cross My Heart
by Melody's Echo Chamber
(85 plays) | (1 fan)

Originally slated to be released in the spring of 2017, this album was pushed back due to Melody Prochet suffering a brain aneurysm and broken vertebrae from an unspecified accident, causing her to be in the hospital for several months. Sung in a mixture of English, French and Swedish, tracks from this 2018 release tend to be loose and freeform as they slope between tempos and styles, and is a collaboration between Melody Prochet and members of the Swedish psychedelic rock band Dungen. https://bit.ly/32jpRua Check out the beautiful animated video for Cross My Heart: https://bit.ly/35qATj6
09/10/2020 04:35 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Arlo Parks
(82 plays) | (1 fan)

The London artist (who is currently working on her debut) recently stated about this new single: "'Hurt' surrounds the possibility of healing from pain and the temporary nature of suffering. It is supposed to uplift and comfort those going through hard times." Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/2ZnxwWj
09/10/2020 04:28 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Get Real Paid
by Beck
(95 plays) | (0 fans)

This song samples both Home Computer (by Kraftwerk) and Crab Apple (by Idris Muhammad).
09/10/2020 04:25 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Prince
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

The album is a compilation of tracks recorded between 1981 and 1991. Make-Up was originally recorded with Vanity 6 in mind, to be sung by Susan Moonsie. While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in Summer 1981 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was released as the sixth track on Vanity 6’s first and only album Vanity 6. The track was included as the b-side of He’s So Dull, the album’s third single, and soon after also the b-side of Drive Me Wild, the album’s fourth and final single. https://bit.ly/35ok3kW
09/10/2020 04:22 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Mister Impossible
by Phantogram
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

“Being in a band in general, you’re in a fucking bubble,” Barthel told SPIN. “You’re inside and everything’s going on. And then you get out of the bubble and you go home and you realize, you’re like, ‘Oh OK, this is what’s going on, and these things and this problem and this person.’ And all of our problems that I feel like, at times, were put on hold, come back.” And with all those feelings, Ceremony was born. “I think this album is not a part of the past,” Sarah Barthel said sitting cross-legged and looking down at her hands before taking a deep breath. “It’s all those experiences that were put on hold because of that crazy, fucking experience we had four years ago — a reflection not of Becky [but] living without Becky.” [Becky was Barthel's sister, who'd committed suicide 2016.] For Carter, Ceremony was a way to get back to everyday life. “I think we needed to go back to a life of normalcy and see what it was like to be a normal human being for a while,” he said. “We tour so much, you know what I mean? And so it’s like, just getting back to reality and being with friends and family and the realities of not having Becky in our lives and certain things being different. That’s a lot of what went into the making of the new album.” https://bit.ly/33lyrrP
09/10/2020 04:19 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Spit You Out
by Cults
(17 plays) | (0 fans)

This song arrives with a memorable video that makes the most of the lockdown situation that has derailed most video production this year. It’s set up to look like a Mukbang/ASMR video, with Follin trying and spitting out various foods in front of default Zoom backgrounds. It’s funny, and the song slaps, so please enjoy: https://bit.ly/32jodJ0 https://bit.ly/3melitg
09/10/2020 04:12 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Like Breaking Glass
by Cut Copy
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Written over three years while vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Dan Whitford was living in Copenhagen, Denmark, this album is eerily suited to the strange new world of 2020. Whitford had visited the Danish capital a number of times while on tour with the band before moving there in 2016. “I thought it would be kind of interesting relocating and just being in a different environment, both creatively and also personally... It gets a lot colder than it does in Melbourne, and a lot darker as well – it’ll be getting dark at three in the afternoon a lot of the time. Sometimes it’ll be snowing, sometimes it’s 10 degrees below zero… it’s hard to not be affected by that,” says Whitford, who would ride his bike the half-hour to and from the studio each day, listening to music on the way. “It’s probably a motivating factor for people that are creative, because you can’t just hop down to the beach or sit outside at a café when it’s cold, you really start focusing on the things you can do inside and obviously for me that’s getting really deep in the studio.” https://bit.ly/2Zq5nOy
09/10/2020 04:08 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
A$AP Forever REMIX
by A$AP Rocky
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Rakim Mayers was born on October 3, 1988, in Harlem a neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. His father is from Barbados. Mayers' first name was taken from the hip hop artist Rakim, one half of the Eric B. & Rakim duo, and his cousin is fellow ASAP Mob member ASAP Nast. Mayers started rapping at age nine, when he moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which he learned from his older brother, who also wore the hair twists hairdo that Mayers later adopted. When Mayers was 12 years old, his father went to jail in connection with selling drugs; he died in 2012. When Mayers was 13, his brother was killed in Harlem; the death inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously. Mayers grew up admiring Harlem-based rap group The Diplomats as well as found influence in Mobb Deep, Three 6 Mafia, UGK, Run DMC, Wu-Tang Clan, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. A$AP Rocky sold cannabis and crack while moving around homeless shelters with his mother and sister. At age 15, he was selling crack in the Bronx. After living for a period in a shelter with his mother in New York City, he moved to midtown Manhattan. In 2004, Mayers served two weeks in Rikers Island for drug dealing, where he shared a cell with future rapper Casanova. He has since turned everything around and made a life for himself as a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor, and music video director. https://bit.ly/32fBQJh
09/10/2020 04:04 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Burn The Witch
by Radiohead
(129 plays) | (0 fans)

Animator Virpi Kettu, who worked on the haunting video for this track, opines the band may have wanted "Witch" to raise awareness about the refugee crisis in Europe and the "blaming of different people... the blaming of Muslims and the negativity" that could lead to sentiments such as "burn the witch." She alluded to the mysterious postcard some Radiohead fans received recently that read, "we know where you live," a suggestion, she thought, of the current insecurity and blame game spawned by anti-immigration politicians. https://bit.ly/2ZrIvOH
09/10/2020 04:01 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Sudan Archives
(70 plays) | (0 fans)

Songwriter/violinist Brittney Parks constructed Athena as an album to be heard end-to-end. It starts as biography, reaching back to remake "Did You Know" — the first song she recorded as a teenager — followed by "Confessions." "It’s about duality and this battle within your inner thoughts, and you’re trying to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong, and it leads to this sense of oneness where nothing’s really right and nothing’s really wrong. Your life is just crazy, girl! And it has this magical twist on it, and it’s supposed to be this soundtrack of the making of a goddess." https://nyti.ms/3k6UBVe