Posts Tagged ‘Grimes’
First post merits a favorite artist, ye? Ye.
Rancho Cucamonga’s Brian Folk has quickly instilled a firm footing in my earballs. The overall swooniness of his catalog, full of remixes not too unlike this Grimes Bootleg dun did it. Hope yous guys enjoy.
posted by G.Pop
Check out Grimes’ stepbrother, Vancouver / L.A.’s Jay Worthy. He has a new single and video featuring Da$h:
H’z Global presents L.A. based artist Jay Worthy’s official video for his new single “The Time Is Now” directed by Mista Hindz featuring H’z front man Da$H. The new track is off Jay Worthy’s upcoming EP “Movie Music” due out later this year. This visual has appearances by Big Fase 100, Freeway Rick Ross, RetcH, and Dubb.
posted by @tristanorchard
So I was in my car2go listening to CBC and this song came on and I had to pull over and crank it and just sit there and soak it in. I like a lot of music, of all different varieties, but it’s very rare for me to be so moved by a song. I’ve been listening to it pretty much non-stop since I discovered it a few days ago.
Blue Hawaii is comprised of Montreal based real-life lovers Agor and Raph (also of BRAIDS). With names like those you pretty much have to fall in love and make a cool indie band. They’re sophomore album ‘Untogether’ is due out March 5th on Arbutus Records which is also home to the effervescent Grimes. You can pre-order ‘Untogether’ here.
For more vibey vibes check out theire Fader Mix.
posted by @blondtron
I remember the day I was asked to go on the S.S. Coachella and was given a synopsis of what I would be in for. “It’s gonna be like the Coachella festival, but like, on a boat.” Well I do like Coachella, I’ve been to four of the festivals held in the desert valley east of Los Angeles… and ya, I like boats too I guess. I haven’t really ever been on a cruise but let’s give it a shot.
So yes, the creators of Coachella decided to take a page from Weezer Cruise, and commandeer a cruise ship that runs from Fort Lauderdale, to the Caribbean on a three day voyage. On this ship you can do any of the frivolous things one might like to do on a cruise; pass out in the sun, get drunk, hop in a pool, eat a lot of buffet food, order room service, and gamble. Where the S.S. Coachella wanders off this path is during the night, you might see some of the best actively touring bands performing on a gently rocking theater stage.
The best part of seeing shows on this boat was the intimacy factor. There were maybe 1500 people on board and the two venues on board were not all that spacious. If you wanted to be up close and personal with an artist it was not difficult. In fact, I found myself in the buffet line-up with Grimes, on a patio with members of Hot Chip, and squashed in an elevator with Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. You literally are partying with the bands, and they really don’t have a choice but to hang out with the fans if they want to leave their VIP cabins to do anything.
The performances were overall stellar. I don’t really think I saw a sub-par performance by anyone although James Murphy’s DJ set was somewhat anti-climactic. They put him on in the big theater where he was nestled behind his decks in the very corner of the stage and he had everyone come on to the stage to dance. This turned into a smooshed pack of fans, all trying to instagram Murphy, and no one really dancing. I personally would have put James down at the DJ booth beside the pool on the top deck. Besides that there were some definite highlights.
Father John Misty might be the most memorable performer of the voyage. This guy is a serious rising star. He was once the drummer for Fleet Foxes, and has released one of the absolute best albums of 2012 “Fear Fun” under the banner of reinvisioned country and gospel music. His album is fragile and beautiful but his live set with a full band is full on rock n roll. Misty’s got wicked pipes and a hell of stage persona, as he jaunts around the stage like an actual mad pastor from late night television.
Pulp was given the big name in bold on the event poster. Mostly because of their legacy, and they live up to it well. Jarvis Cocker is one of the most charismatic frontman of any pop band still kicking it, and he can still kick it like any of his younger competitors.
Grimes was hypnotic and electrifying as ever, and now sports a duo of dancing voodoo ladies to help give her show a lot more dynamics. Watching her set on the top deck in the middle of the night in the Bermuda Triangle is an experience no one will forget any time soon.
Hot Chip was highlight of the cruise. They came on the last night, and played a synth-heavy, floor pounding dance party. Over and Over had just about every person in the theater rocking the boat.
To wrap this up I think the most important question I should answer would be, is the S.S. Coachella anything like the real festival?
No, not really at all. It’s a completely supernatural experience but you can’t recreate what happens at that festival on a luxury cruise ship. Coachella Music Festival is special because of where it takes place. People from just about all over the world come and camp in the middle of the desert for three days for the unique experience. The S.S. Coachella is attended by a much more finite group of people, the lineup of artists is smaller and more specific, and no matter what, you’re not in the desert, you’re on a fancy-ass boat. I’m pretty sure I would never go on a cruise if it didn’t have a bunch of bands I wanted to see because I’m not that type of person. Don’t get me wrong, the cruise was a fantastic and unforgettable, but this is not a substitute for the real festival. Go to the real thing and camp in the 35 degree heat with everyone, stay the full three days, and if you feel like you would have prefered to have stayed in a hotel the whole time, then maybe the cruise is just what you need.
posted by @estabanbelchere
Photos by Scotty Hoopes
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.
Grimes’ track Genesis as reinvisioned by Vancouver’s Expendable Youth and Krusha
posted by @tristanorchard
Ryan Hemsworth started as a lonely boy in Halifax, Nova Scotia using the Internet to put out his music and find other cool people to collaborate with. Before he knew it, one of his tracks was on the BBC , he was producing for rappers via email, and then he was discovering new friends like Baauer and Shlomho.
There’s no denying the guy is hardworking and dedicated, but it’s still amazing to me to see how the Internet can connect people all over the world. Listen to my chat with a fellow music nerd.
Ryan Hemsworth “Good Things Can Never Last” The track that got this all started.
Ryan Hemsworth “Colour & Movement” (Shlohmo remix) It’s good to have cool friends.
Grimes “Genesis” (Ryan Hemsworth remix) ft Deniro Farrar Farrar’s rap completes this remix.
Posted by @interview_show