Posts Tagged ‘The Weeknd’
Local hip hop team and sneaker fiends BoomBox Saints named themselves after the 90s cult classic film Boondock Saints. The guys occupy that sweet spot in between R&B and hip hop like mainstream superstars The Weeknd and Drake.
I met the group at a DTES loft, but our interview was interrupted by a surprise high end, brand name men’s belt fashion show. Yeah, you read that right. Listen to our crazy chat.
BoomBox Saints “By My Side” My favorite track on the record. I could hear this track on mainstream urban radio, couldn’t you?
If you like the band’s sound, you can download their entire record from their website for free.
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*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 ($1 Bin Remix)
2. Wolf Gang Back To Back (Active Child Remix)
3. Odd Future White feat. Frank Ocean
4. Kokobo Soft One Two
5. Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne I Run This (B)MSTEAD Sand and Surf Remix) 6. Eddie C My Woman (Wolf Mix)
7. Noonday Underground Go it Alone
8. Solid Gold Synchronize
9. Jessie Ware No To Love (Ewan Pearson’s ‘Permissive Society’ Remix) 10. Di’zain Play The Game (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
11. Tomas Barfod Came to Party (Original) Vinyl Edit
12. Nire Call Back
13. Dunes Tell Me
14. Frank Ocean Pilot Jones
15. INOJ Love You Down
16. The Weekend Rolling Stone
17. The Weekend Rolling Stone (Truth Remix)
18. Supreme Cuts Jacy
19. Lathun, Da Brat Freak it
20. Kokobo Heart & Soul
21. CHARLI XCX Dance 4 U
22. D’Angelo Untitled (How Does it Feel) (LVis 1990′s Own Way Edit)
23. Stay+ Crashed feat. Queenie
24. Frank Ocean Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
25. KP & Envyi Shorty Swing My Way
26. Ts7 Heartlight (Extended Mix)
27. Bobby Womack Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore Remix)
28. Jessie Ware Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)
29. Sabota Next Time feat. Charlie Damara
30. Goapele – Play
Posted by @tristanorchard
With support from Red Bull Music Academy, H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini documentaries that features ”some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.”
In the first episode, which was released on Wednesday, H∆SHTAG$ investigates the world of contemporary R&B. Entitled “Don’t Call It #AltRnB”, the 12-minute piece see’s interviewes with Miguel, How To Dress Well, ex-Weeknd producer Zodiac, KLSH, and Rochelle Jordan.
Look out for future episodes with TNGHT, Flying Lotus and Main Attrakionz.
posted by @clarkbs
It seems like there’s a growing trend in music, that being the less you know about the artist the better their music is. So is the case with R/B sensation the Weeknd and lesser known New York act MS MR. Moreover, for the past year Manchester’s Holy Other has taken the WWW by storm with his spooky, almost goth-like productions. His 2011 EP With U was described by Ventvox as “one of the best things to come out of the downtempo field in years.”
The fact-shy artist released his debut LP late last month and it’s left his growing fanbase wanting more. Much like With U, Held is meant for the confines of your bedroom, where you can reflect upon your hate for douche bags, carbs, and broken hearts. With that being said, you don’t have to be obnoxiously emo to enjoy Holy Other’s music.
On October 6, Holy Other will be bringing his infamous stage antics to Vancouver, as he’ll be hitting up Fortune Sound Club for an early show with Winnie favs Cyril Hahn and Evy Jane. And yes, there will be smoke machines. Advanced tickets are $12.00 and you can purchase them online or at Highlife, Dipt, Red Cat and Beatstreet.
posted by @clarkbs
This track comes via @tristanorchard, who was lucky enough to catch 2 Chainz down at SXSW. Mad jealous.
The one-liners in this song are seriously off the hook. Can’t wait for his third solo album that is expected sometime this summer.
posted by @clarkbs
Although a direct comparison to the Weeknd would be entirely premature, the music from newcomer One Room elicits a similar emotional reaction. Coincidentally enough, One Room even shares the same “coming out” story.
When One Room’s first track “I Want You” dropped in October of last year, the identity behind this person or persons was uncertain. He/she/they existed only via vague tweets about potential upcoming projects and a tumblr page plagued by too much white space.
Only recently was it discovered that One Room is actually two Rick Ross fans from the lower east side of New York. Samuel and Chris-p aka One Room, seem wise beyond their years and unlike most DIY artists appreciate a well thought out marketing campaign.
But One Room is much more than a strategic PR ploy. The quality of their music speaks for itself. It will get your heart racing before you even press play and I’m almost positive that you’ll reach a musical climax in less than 30 seconds. Moreover, their lyrics invoke an imagery that can only be explained as magical, as they represent your deepest internal conflictions with a brilliantly seductive twist.
With that said, the future of One Room is somewhat unclear. Apparently they’re working on a 2012 tour but without an official mixtape all we have to work with is a few tracks scattered throughout cyber space. However, my spidey senses are telling me that the wait will be worth it. I just hope they drop something new asap, because I’m already jonesing for some more.
posted by @clarkbs
“Balloons of Haus” is ambitious, and understandably so. It takes on five of the Weeknd’s most infamous tracks and messes with something that numerous sex-crazed teenagers have lost their virginity to. But despite such intense pressure, Florida producer Chi Duly passes this enormous challenge with straight fucking A’s.
Duly, who is also responsible for “October’s Very Cold”, transforms the Weeknd’s romantic sounds into something that ya’ll can grind to. According to Duly himself, “Balloons of Haus is house music for the ‘I’m not really into techno’ folks’.” Or in other words, it’s like experiencing an acid trip on a dance floor while your heart fills with musical infatuation. Need I Say more?
The Weeknd - The Party (feat. Silver Medallion) (Chi Duly Remix)
The Weeknd - Coming Down (Chi Duly Remix)
The Weeknd – D.D. (Chi Duly Remix)
The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (Chi Duly Remix)
The Weeknd – The Morning (feat. Dunson) (Chi Duly Remix)
posted by @clarkbs
I have a confession to make and I’m really not proud of it. I follow emo girls on Tumblr for the sole purpose of mocking their boy crazy binge rants. Why am I telling you this? Well it seems that my despicable antics may have finally paid off. Let me explain.
Late this afternoon a YouTube video with the caption “Super Cute :)” showed up on my newsfeed. The video opened with two indie couples partaking in urban activities while a digitally inspired beat played in the background. Just as I was about to close the window, a dude in a Levi’s denim jacket started spitting something futuristic. To my surprise, this was actually the official music video for a track entitled “Gold Ribbons” by the Airplane Boys, a Canadian duo from T.O.
Shortly after this humbling experience, I downloaded their mixtape “Where’ve You Been” and quickly realized that I wasn’t the only one intrigued by this electro R&B dream team. The Airplane Boys, which consists of Beck Motley and Bon Voyag, have worked with Illangelo, one of the Weeknd’s producers, and toured with Mac Miller, J.Cole, Snoop Dogg, and the list goes on. With their first release you’ll see a sampling of the Arcade Fire and lyrics that rival Frank Ocean’s with their tortured quirkiness.
Their follow up mixtape “Alignment” is set to drop on February 16, with two singles (“New Blood” and “Dictate”) already available for download. These tracks are sure to put you in a dopeness induced coma, as they somehow blend together electronic, urban, and indie pop, without sounding like T-Pain. Yet, what stand’s out the most is Motely and Voyag’s attention to lyrical detail. The cultural references are a plenty and they offer a social commentary that is both incredibly refreshing and disturbingly accurate.
You definitely want to give these guys a listen because next year they’ll be all over the mainstream.
posted by @clarkbs