In case you haven’t heard, electronic music demi-Gods Daft Punk are making their comeback on the coat tails of Walt Disney Pictures’ new 3D movie TRON: Legacy, for which they composed the entire score/soundtrack. The movie isn’t coming out until December 17th, and all I’ve been able to hear of the soundtrack is limited to what they show you in the previews that they’ve shown at Avatar and Jackass 3D.
LUCKY ENOUGH FOR YOU, I found a 5-track sampler with a half hour of tasty goodness for free download on a blog called What Scene?.
In case you’re that incompetent… CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT.
Pretty recently the South African rap group Die Antwoord have been stirring up a lot of attention. Not that they’re doing anything besides being their overly strange selves. I saw the video for their first single, Enter the Ninja, and I actually got off on a bad foot with Ninja and Yo-Landi. I must warn you, it’s not the most accessible music ever, especially when you live in America. The standard of rap in America is not necessarily a standard of high lyrical quality, but it’s definitely a hell of a lot smoother than this.
But I like it. There’s something really technical about the way that the both of them rap. Every other word Ninja says might be “fokkin” but I still can’t help but like the way he falls in and out of rhythm because I know it’s intentional. Even though Yo-Landi’s voice sounds like something I should hate, I can’t do it. Maybe you can do it for me, but then again, I don’t really care in that case. I feel like it’s too easy to hate Die Antwoord, and the challenge they present is to give them the 10 minutes of listening it takes to find a little spot for them in your heart. Watch the video below and see if you agree. I can’t hate on a guy dressed like a monster from the movie The Descent dancing around with a 4 foot rubber dick jiggling around in his hand/crotch. Plus, check the part with the prawn arm from District 9.
And watch Diplo look like a cheap Scott Storch. Sorry Diplo ILU.
DICKSCLAIMER: Lots of dick references/boners/dicks.
So if you like this at all, I highly recommend the CD, $O$, which they’ve put out like 3 or 4 versions of with and without certain tracks. These two singles are actually the weakest songs on the album, which might not be that hard to believe.
I entreat ye: get yourself rounded in international hip hop. Here’s a good place to start.
4 foot rubber wang out
Posted in Art, Electronic, Experimental, Hip Hop, Miscellaneous, Music, Music Video, Next Level, Overseas
Tagged Africa, Die Antwoord, Diplo, Dubstep, Electronic, Hip Hop, Leon Botha, South Africa
I could’ve gone out and seen Ludacris for free tonight but I decided to stay in and watch zombie films. Maybe it’s a sign that I’m a recluse, or a nerd, or that Ludacris has kinda fallen off.
Either way, everything was a buildup to the new show from AMC, “The Walking Dead.” It’s based on a series of a graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. The show could shape up to be a television cult classic (as I’m sure AMC wants it to be).
It’s literally a zombie-apocalypse series that takes place in/around Atlanta. They use a typical zombie virus plot formula but all of the visual effects and gore is very effective. The acting isn’t too shabby either. I’d say that the show is cinematically stronger than almost any zombie movie I’ve seen. I strongly recommend this show if you’re a fan of anything to do with zombies, particularly video games like Left 4 Dead and Deadrising. But don’t get me wrong, the plot is really strong.
Posted in Art, Holidays, Movies, Next Level, Recommended, Television
Tagged AMC, Atlanta, Comics, Graphic Novel, Halloween, Horror, Television, Zombies
A new project from A-Trak (5-Time DMC World Champion, Kanye West’s touring DJ) and Armand Van Helden. If you haven’t heard this song, you’re probably opening up a can of worms, because I foresee a long era of Six Flags commercials and kid’s movie trailers that use this song in our future.
But it’s undeniably good, lots of celebrity cameos. ?uestlove, Smif ‘N Wessun, DJ Premier, Yelawulf, Chromeo (Dave 1 of which is A-Trak’s brother), Kanye, Ezra from Vampire Weekend, Pharell, many others. See if you can pick em all out.
Posted in Electronic, Music, Music Video, Next Level, Recommended
Tagged A-Trak, Armand Van Helden, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Electronic, Music, Music Video, NYC