Kotchy Two

March 29, 2011

Such a rad well-rounded listen. Infinite crunchy beats … with elements of funk, soul, and pop layered in. There’s an overall funky chill feeling to it with excellent beats and horns.  Songs like “What Have I Done with My Life” and “Work It Out” are so different but yet both work. I love how he runs the spectrum on this release.

Pharoahe Monch W.A.R.

March 28, 2011

This, is hip hop. Content, intensity, hard beats … a powerful listen. This isn’t cookie cutter garbage. This is social content set to ever evolving music. W.A.R. picks up where Desire left off, but on a whole ‘nother level of intensity with tons of appearances.   Man …  

Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian) and Mark Lanegan’s (Screaming Trees) voices meld together with such lush deliciousness on their album Hawk. The in-between where his deep rough voice and her airy soft voice meet is pretty close to perfection. From the album, I tend to lean towards the more lite pop or lounge-y songs. “Come Undone” takes it to the next level. Would have been a perfect contender for the Trees Lounge soundtrack back in the day. Think modern day Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood.

Belleruche

March 24, 2011

A mingling of jazz/hip hop/electronic/pop/lounge all pulled together by the most delicious soulful voice. “270 Stories” really rolls through many styles with many surprises. Reminds me much of Alice Russell. 

Julie Driscoll

March 23, 2011

I love her fierce voice.

B. Bravo

March 23, 2011

Funky Groove. Bump it. Off their “Computa Love” E.P Synthed out modern funk.