Travel Jams: Deep Cuts #2

As promised, here’s one of the playlists I made from music by featured artists at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich, Switzerland.

This one is all about beats with classics from Isaac Hayes, KRS-One and Bobby Womack, mixed in with Yasin Bey, Jean Grae and Flying Lotus among others. Be on the lookout for the second playlist coming up on Friday. Enjoy!

Thelma Plum • Gold (Chet Faker Cover)

Thelma Plum • Gold (Chet Faker Cover)

I’m still working on this month’s new playlist, but for now I leave you with another excellent cover from the Like A Version series. It’s Thelma Plum doing her own take on Chet Faker’s ‘Gold’.  (more…)

Travel Jams: Deep Cuts #1

Here’s a new playlist that’s ready to get out of the oven.

A list of songs for looking out the window on a snowy/rainy Thursday afternoon with mostly slow jams and beats from the likes of Odd Future, T-Pain, Childish Gambino and Mike Eagle among others. Enjoy.

Introducing Playlists on Astromono

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally took the time to do it and on this sunny Sunday I can show you the new way I’ll share music in Astromono: playlists on Soundcloud!

Make the jump to know a bit more about what I’m hoping to do.

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Nubbz – Rise and Fall EP

Nubbz is a Dutch producer I’ve been following for a couple years now. He’s in his lab making really soulful remixes and beats like the ones on his latest EP named Rise and Fall.

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Chløë Black – 27 Club

Chløë Black is gearing up for her debut in the house of pop and big beat, filling the hole that Lana Del Rey opened, but won’t touch anymore.

27 Club is a single from her first album which will feature producers like Jim Elliot and co-writers like Justin Parker (Del Rey’s “Video Games”) and Arcade (Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”). It’s the first I’ve ever heard of Black, but it sounds as if the Australian born, LA and Paris raised girl was a robot engineered by the pop agenda to kills us all, which I can dig because this jam is dope.

Kilter feat. Tkay Maidza – They Say

Australian producer Kilter teams up with Tkay Maidza, a newcomer in the rap scene straight out of Adelaide in the south of Australia.

This one comes out of Maidza’s new Switch Tape Mix Tape where she mixes rap with electro beats. This one I liked a lot because it feels like a beach jam on Sunday morning and I haven’t been to the beach in a while.

Wayne Wade – Lady (Kenny Rogers Cover)

Wayne Wade – Lady was one of the jams we found in Papsoul’s mixtape while he drove us in his blue Opel Corsa across the Belgian-German border. This cover of Kenny Rogers’ classic was piled up inside a USB drive along with reggae roots remixes of Adele songs and more.

I’m thinking of making a series of mixtapes or articles that share more music in a short span of time. I just have way too many jams to share and this one-song-a-day deal ain’t working for me!

Cheaters – Sundial

Cheaters - Sundial
© Gert-Jan De Baets

This is Cheaters, a Dutch band I got to see live during Into The Woods. This is a cut from their Neon Dreams EP which is available to listen, but not to download or buy, on Bandcamp 🙁

In fact I have the festival’s full program after the jump if you feel like digging for more awesome music like this. (more…)

Childish Gambino – Secret Track (3005 Part 2)

A fan on Reddit took the task of synching the lyrics of a track at the end of Childish Gambino’s ‘Because The Internet’ with the instrumental from ‘3005 (Beach Picnic Version)’ to come up with this hidden song.

It’s dope, listen to it.

Gambino confirmed the whole thing on his web site and now Friday is golden. I haven’t listened to his new STN/MTN mixtape yet, but you know I’ll be hitting that before the end of the weekend.