09.02.09 by Jeff

Radiohead with marching band!

Apparently I missed the Grammys the other night, I never seem to know when these big award shows are on. My only regret is missing this performance by Radiohead (just Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood) with the USC Trojan marching band.

I would love to hear the whole album performed like this. Amazing.

23.01.09 by Jeff

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety, the brand spankin’ new Cadence Weapon album just dropped, and the best news for all you cheapskates is it’s another pay-what-you-want downloadable deal! Get it here!

cadence weapon separation anxiety

Here’s the opener:

Cadence Weapon – Roll With The Winners (prod. Herve & A-Trak).mp3

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07.01.09 by Jeff

Dert / Talk Strange

Dert’s Talk Strange has just been made available for free download and it is AMAZING. 17 tracks made from Bjork samples and remixes.

dert bjork talk strange album download

Now I know what you’re thinking – believe me I haaaate 99.9% of the mash-up/remix albums I am sent (and I’m sent A LOT) but anyone who heard Dert’s previous release re-working of Jose González knows this is worth a listen – especially when the cost is free.99!

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Keys N Krates / The Longest Night

Jr-Flo from Keys N Krates just passed me their latest work, The Longest Night (mp3). Hit “more” to see them performing this live in Vancouver. Gotta support other Canadians!

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18.12.08 by Jeff

Flying Lotus / Essential Mix

I finally got around to listening to the Flying Lotus Essential Mix and it lives up to all the hype! This is experimental hip hop done right – a fantastic two-hour adventure. Flying Lotus hails from California and is signed to Warp (if you are familiar with Warp you will know what you’re in for). The mix fittingly starts off with Galaxy in Turiya by Alice Coltrane, wife of John Coltrane and Flying Lotus’ great aunt!

flying lotus essential mix mp3 set

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08.12.08 by Jeff

Victor Borge

I was flipping through the channels yesterday and I ended up watching a fascinating documentary about Danish pianist (and comedian) Victor Borge. I realised that I had seen many of his routines on television over the years, but it really hit me yesterday just how insanely talented he was.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvUbrbFdJ8g[/youtube]

This is footage of Victor Borge and violinist Anton Kontra improvising during a spontaneous encore. The music suggested for the encore is a selection that Borge had heard but never played before. Incredible! They are like two jazz musicians conversing with their instruments.

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02.12.08 by Jeff

Keys N Krates / Rehearsal

A Tribe Called Quest re-worked by KeysnKrates! Enjoy some rehearsal footage of the guys getting ready for their upcoming show this Friday at Wrongbar in Toronto! Don’t miss ’em!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izTJmSUofKY[/youtube]

(For the record, there were 2 views on this video when I posted it!)

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15.11.08 by Jeff

Keys n Krates

Some music for your weekend! Keys N Krates, if you don’t already know you better get familiar! Picture The Roots, but Black Thought has been replaced by an ITF world champion DJ. Here they are absolutely killing Toronto earlier this year.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asBNH6SgARM[/youtube]

Jr Flo (the krates) and Matisse (the keys) are rockin parties the way they were meant to be rocked! Remixes with live drums, bass, and keys! It doesn’t get any better than this. They blew several thousand minds at the Livestock BBQ here in Vancouver in September.

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