Posts Tagged ‘Frank Ocean’
Hugh Henry aka HH released quite the bass heavy flip for Frank Ocean’s “Nights” from his latest album Blonde, stream or download below.
*Attention, special Valentine mix from our gurl Blondtron.**
The Slow Spotlight: Blondtron:
Blondtron is somewhat of an urban myth in Vancouver. Her wild stories of debauchery known across the land, from partying with Die Antwoord, to defeating hordes of women in a mud wrestling competition, the cult of Blondtron knows no bounds. Her production and DJ sets can’t easily be defined and are often unpredictable but there is always a cohesion that carries you on her adventure.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb. 14th Valentwerk w/ Lady @ Fortune, Vancouver
Feb. 17th Blondtron & Mama Miche @ Tequila Night Club, Saskatoon Mar. 5th 2 Live Crew @ Fortune, Vancouver
Apr. 5-17 West Coast tour dates TBA
1. Phlo Finister Hotel Miami ($1 Bin Remix)
2. Wolf Gang Back To Back (Active Child Remix)
3. Odd Future White feat. Frank Ocean
4. Kokobo Soft One Two
5. Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne I Run This (B)MSTEAD Sand and Surf Remix) 6. Eddie C My Woman (Wolf Mix)
7. Noonday Underground Go it Alone
8. Solid Gold Synchronize
9. Jessie Ware No To Love (Ewan Pearson’s ‘Permissive Society’ Remix) 10. Di’zain Play The Game (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
11. Tomas Barfod Came to Party (Original) Vinyl Edit
12. Nire Call Back
13. Dunes Tell Me
14. Frank Ocean Pilot Jones
15. INOJ Love You Down
16. The Weekend Rolling Stone
17. The Weekend Rolling Stone (Truth Remix)
18. Supreme Cuts Jacy
19. Lathun, Da Brat Freak it
20. Kokobo Heart & Soul
21. CHARLI XCX Dance 4 U
22. D’Angelo Untitled (How Does it Feel) (LVis 1990’s Own Way Edit)
23. Stay+ Crashed feat. Queenie
24. Frank Ocean Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
25. KP & Envyi Shorty Swing My Way
26. Ts7 Heartlight (Extended Mix)
27. Bobby Womack Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore Remix)
28. Jessie Ware Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)
29. Sabota Next Time feat. Charlie Damara
30. Goapele – Play
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The music of Ryan Hemsworth first came through my headphones back in July, when his remix of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You” took me to places far beyond my emo imagination. Following that pivotal release, I began following Hemsworth on Twitter, falling more in love with his outlandish personality and futuristic dance music.
Hemsworth hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in my dreams his daily routine consists of eating Cool Ranch Doritos and raving-out to Craig David. Coincidentally enough, Hemsworth remixed David’s “Fill in Me” back in December, and its been in my top 25 most played ever since.
On January 18, Hemsworth will return to Vancouver after a sold-out show at the Waldorf Hotel during Olio Festival 2012. Playing alongside GROUNDISLAVA, with support from M!G!H! (Glory Days) and 8prn, Hemsworth will turn water into wine with his soulful- but still twerk worthy- hip-hopish beats.
Advanced tickets are only $15.00 and you can purchase them online or at Beatstreet and Zulu Records. The show is 19+, sorry yung bb’s.
posted by @clarkbs
25 Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Sometimes I have these weird dreams where Alexis Kraus is seducing me by playing “Comeback Kid” in a flannel onesie. I wake up hating my life.
24 Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
A beautiful body of cutting edge experimental music to make out to.
23 Mackelmore – The Heist
Mainstream hip-hop at it’s finest. I should also note that Macklemore gives me a female boner, sorry mum. And for all you haters out there, watch this.
22. Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso – Exalted & The Lord Of The Flies
Some tripped out stuff from South of the border in Seattle where they are having the second coming of grunge but hip hop this time. Check out Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso who released 3? albums in 2012.
21 Scuba – Personality
Scuba’s DJ set at FIVESIXTY in August was one of my faves of 12′. He’s on the rise after departing from his previous dubstep sound to hard hitting techno with a dash of trance.
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
There are several reasons why former Mission, BC resident Carly Rae Jepsen made our list this year. Firstly, according to my iTunes library I’ve listened to “This Kiss” a total of 62 times, with “Wrong Feels So Right” coming in at a solid 42. Secondly, ya’ll know you listened to “Call Me Maybe” at least once this summer while simultaneously enjoying the fuck out of yourself. And lastly, my roommate went to high school with her and apparently she killed it as Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz”.
19 Riff Raff – Birth of An Icon
The highly controversial and fascinating, Riff Raff put together a solid free album after being signed to Mad Decent. He’s got his share of haters which means he must be doing something right??
18. Peace – The World Is Too Much With Us
Vancouver’s Peace giving young girls everywhere dem feelins.
17. Santigold – Master of My Make Believe
This record makes me want to purchase a pair of leopard print jeggings and twerk the night away.
16. White Lung – Sorry
Vancouver’s White Lung. It’s funny because the album is called Sorry and it’s 20minutes long but it’s 20 minutes of the best getting beat up for your lunch money you ever felt.
15. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
Bucket hat connoisseur and rap mastermind ScHoolboy Q has a flow reminiscent of yung HOVA. He also has a song entitled “Sexting”, which is cool.
14. Twin Shadow – Confess
On his sophomore effort, Twin Shadow uses an 80’s sensibility to document his life and relationships in the present tense. It’s an album filled with danceable beats and human emotion, or in other words, the perfect record for a suburban house party.
13 The XX – Coexist
I felt a little underwhelmed by this album at first but it’s subtly grew on me. Chill vibes.
12 Tame Impala – Lonerism
I get serious Sgt. Peppers vibes from this album and I am totally ok with that.
11 A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red
Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red mix the pow-wow vibes with the Trap Moombah thing to create one of the most unique combinations of sound in the “EDM” world. Oh, and Diplo fux wit it.
10 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Making Vancouver proud since 2009.
9 How To Dress Well -Total Loss
When I go through intense periods of hating the opposite sex, I listen to How to Dress Well and write poetry about shitty bro’s.
8 Purity Ring – Shrines
Consisting of 11-tracks, “Shrines” unique concoction of electronic-dance music makes you sad that the world is going end with Y2K.
7 Flume – Flume
Debut album from this young Australian producer has all the right influences across the electronic music spectrum creating something modern and unique. Expect big things.
6 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
I have a feeling this dude is gunna have a sex tape in the near future, Ray J style. KD is tite though.
5 Alt–J – An Awesome Wave
Loves this album. Mercury prize winner. The musical equivalent to a field full of pretty smelling flowers.
4. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid M.A.A.D City
Compton-native Kendrick Lamar returns rap to a gloried art form with “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. As his major label debut, “GKMC” explores Lamar’s childhood through poetic rhyming, strategically placed skits, and collaborations with some of the industries biggest names, including Drake and Dr. Dre as executive producer. This is one of those albums that will only get better with time, kind of like “The Chronic”.
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Nominated for six Grammy’s, Frankie’s studio debut is a beautiful representation of lust, life and heartbreak. And if you’re human, it will quickly remind you that love knows no limits, orientation, race, or gender.
2. Grimes – Visions
1. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (The Paradise Edition)
Oh Lana, how dare they say such mean things about you and try to tell you that you are not #indie, manufactured and judge you based on one Saturday Night Live performance. They do not know you like I do. We know it’s not true. They just want to dismiss your genius so they can feel better about their terrible lives. We won’t let them do that to you. You are #1.
And then he walks out into the pouring rain with a stoic face and mounts his motorcycle. After that, everything was okay.
posted by @clarkbs
Ryan Hemsworth makes my heart dance in a way that I can’t describe without using hand gestures. If you’re only familiar with his Frank Ocean remix, be sure to check out his latest EP “Last Words” that dropped today.
Oh and Hemsworth will be kicking it at Olio Festival next month.
posted by @clarkbs
This week, we kick off Pride here in Vancouver. Happy Pride Everyone!
Adam Lambert may not have won American Idol that year—can anyone remember who did?—but he has indisputably changed what people can expect from a popstar. Shortly after Idol was over, Adam Lambert came out and he has proved to fans and sceptics in the music industry that an openly gay man can reign on the pop charts. Just recently R&B upstart Frank Ocean came out of the closet, garnering support from Beyonce among others. Is country music waiting for another openly gay star?
Vancouver son Patrick Masse has been openly gay and making country music—yes, you read that right, country music—pre-Adam Lambert’s coming out. He calls himself “A Traditional Yet Refreshing Brand of Country.”
Here’s my chat with this trailblazer!
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I wasn’t planning on writing a review for Frank Ocean at the Commodore this past Saturday. However, after a few unfavourable, (and unjust), reviews started popping up on the World Wide Web I thought this was necessary.
Let me start off by saying this; who Frankie is fucking or rather not fucking should not enter the conversation of his artistic achievements. While I understand the notion of celebrity and living in the public eye, good music cannot be defined by race, sexuality, or gender. Moreover, Frank Ocean is in a genre all his own. He’s given R/B a much needed facelift by opting to tell his own story without any vocal aids from a high profile rapper. Alright, now onto the review.
I was first introduced to Ocean’s remarkable talents almost two years ago. A friend sent me We All Try via twitter and I instantly fell in love with the voice coming through my headphones. Needless to say, I was more than a little excited/nervous/anxious for his first Vancouver solo performance.
Although I waited over an hour for Ocean to finally perform, all but was forgotten when he graced the stage with his signature white-and-red bandana and an orange tie-dye t-shirt. He looked content, almost as if he knew that with every song he was going to prove the homophonic haters wrong.
By the third song Ocean had a sold-out Commodore hooked. As the opening vocals for Thinkin Bout You filled the venue, the chronic haze was almost as intense as everyone’s musical goosebumps. The crowd quickly fell silent as we watched Ocean hit every note, making both the girls and boys swoon with envy.
Ocean’s relatively small set included all my favourites off Channel Orange, including Forrest Gump, Bad Religion, and the previously mentioned Thinkin Bout You. He also included Novacane, Strawberry Swing, and American Wedding from Nostalgia, Ultra. In-between songs Ocean was sure to thank the crowd for supporting him through this difficult time. And while he didn’t directly mention his “coming out”, it wasn’t necessary, as his music said it all.
Review by @clarkbs