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Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

Listen to more Friendly Fires and check out director Clemens Habicht’s website who is exceptionally talented and manages to produce great work moving freely between design, illustration, and video.

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

Animal Collective – My Girls (New Video)

Here’s the new “Girls” video, sick

Animal Collective – My Girls

M.I.A. – Arular

With the success of “Kala,” many of us may have forgotten or possibly not even know of M.I.A.’s first album, “Arular.” While not as adventurous as her sophomore effort, Arular still packs the same social consciousness, catchy cadences and hard hitting rhythms that make Maya irresistible to begin with. A true underground classic. Here’s “Hombre” & “Pull Up The People.”

M.I.A. – Hombre

M.I.A. – Pull Up The People

David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)

Awesome remix. Get funky.

David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)

Beirut – Postcards From Italy

I posted the new video for “La Llorona” (cry baby in spanish) yesterday and I have to admit, at first listen I was completely lost, then amazed, then lost again. That song is so theatrical and epic, it’s fantastic. You feel like your watching a movie, what kind I don’t know. Here’s “Postcards from Italy,” another great song from their upcoming March Of The Zapotec EP scheduled for a February 17 release in the US. High quality.

Beirut – Postcards From Italy

Quincy Jones for Jimmy Choo

Quincy Jones & Molly Sims for Jimmy Choo. Fly.

While were on the topic, check out Chester French’s ode to the famed shoe maker.

Chester French – The Jimmy Choo’s

Lady Gaga’s Album Cover is FRESH

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)

Formula for success = Lykke Li vocals. Here’s a very noteworthy remix by Pockertknife. Great party music.

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)

NOTORIOUS: Movie Review

… After Watching Notorious

In an attempt to protect the decency and reputation of such a remarkable talent I am making a public service announcement that should be taken quite serious: DO NOT WATCH “NOTORIOUS.”

If you want to learn about Biggie Smalls listen to his classic debut, “Ready to Die,” watch YouTube videos, look him up on Wiki, ask your hip-hop friend but whatever you do, don’t watch this movie. You know how the movie is never as good as the book? Well, “Ready to Die” is Biggie’s book and “Notorious” is some inadequate jerks horrible attempt at interpreting that.

This movie is a joke, it is one of the worst representations of an artist to ever hit the big scream. The acting is bland, unbelievable, passionless and inaccurate. The screen play could have been done by a child and the musical recreations are nothing short of disgraceful. The Notorious B.I.G. was an integral part of hip-hop, one it’s premier ambassadors. Anyone choosing to take on that responsibility should do so with a very clear understanding of what’s at hand. To think that some curious moviegoers and youth will be seeing this in hopes of learning about Biggie is saddening. If you know anything about Biggie, don’t watch this movie, you will be scard for life.

How do you make a lame movie based on one of the coolest cats to ever grace rap music, I don’t know but congratulations to executive producer Sean Combs, you did just that. Hip-hop on hip-hop crime.

Now let’s all just listen to some music and forget this movie ever happened…

Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa

Animal Collective – In the Flowers

The more I listen to this album the more I realize how impressive it is. I know were only a month into the new year but this could very well be the king of ‘09. Here’s “In The Flowers” from Merriweather Post Pavillion.

Animal Collective – In the Flowers