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Category Archives: Music

Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe (Tom Misch Remix)

Stories are boring. We don’t watch stories, we watch the characters. Their characters, their drama and what they do. The story is a small part of it.” I heard this at a dinner last week from Richard Ayoade as he addressed a room full of aspiring filmmakers and creatives. That bit just hit me like a […]

Billie Black — I Don’t Need Another Lover

Smooth Sade-esque vocals begin right after familiar Hip Hop boom baps of drum and bass that make our heads nod and fingers snap to this seductive tune. From the conception to the close I can see who I need most I can see who I’ve been host to And I can see who tries to […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Inspiration Information

Just having fun, just laughing smiling having fun…” Here I am sitting by the beach curating the music for a steakhouse in the 49ers stadium. My dad came from the smallest of small towns in the Dominican Republic, I mean small like they just got a full electrical system a decade ago man. The Playlist […]

Rodriguez – Sugar Man (The Goldfish Remix)

Often we become so comfortable with our opinions and cognitive biases that our thoughts become escape and coping mechanisms for our weaknesses. Through these mechanisms we become addicted to defining things that happen in our lives and consequently create a world in which those definitions become horse blinders for our perception of life and it’s […]

Oliver – Light Years Away

My music taste lately has been skewing old. Lot’s of New Orleans blues, 60’s live rock recordings, and of course Cambodian surf rock from the Vietnam era. Friends and family, who constantly ask me for new music, have been disappointed of late when I weakly shrug. So thank goodness for my favorite radio DJs spinning […]

Birdy – Skinny Love (Fareoh Remix)

This remix captivated me. The song and the lyrics (listen to the original by Bon Iver) are amazing. It is popular because people see their hurt in it. The struggle in something. The definition of skinny love seems to take on many meanings. One being when two shy people like eachother but never act on […]

Darkside – Gone Too Soon

Reclaiming the space. The space in my brain. The space which is integral to my creative endeavors (e.g., everything) and overall experience of the world, the space which is rightfully mine and enables me to gravitate towards the other cool-ass motherf@#kers oscillating on that higher wavelength. Last night I got to catching up with one of my […]

Tom Misch & Carmody – We Used To Know

But we let it go, let it go, let it go… Embrace your somber side by listening to Tom Misch & Carmody’s lovely track, “We Used To Know”. The pair has been working on an EP that will be released later this year. Both musicians are from South East London, and actually live down the road from each […]

Rhye — Open (Max Joni & Daniele Di Martino Remix)

I guess we have no choice but to connect music with our immediate surroundings sometimes and, of course, the things that are happening in our lives at those very moments. I guess this is why some songs resonate more profoundly within our hearts than others. I’m also guessing that this is why some songs resonate […]

Darkside – A1

I’ve been reading The Operator for the last two weeks. For those not familiar with the book, it’s the story of David Geffen, one of the most successful entertainment executives to live and unquestionably the most successful music executive in history. His story is one of a highly motivated, bold and ruthless deal maker who […]