This post has been edited, I don’t know what I was thinking! Yes, I’ve got Wolf Parade tickets this week and yes I’m rekindling my indie rock phase but who cares!? I had a epiphany, this track absolutely bangs. The vocal is too perfect, take a listen and tell me I’m not the only one!
Well it’s that time of week again, time to let loose and think about the weekend. Imagine that, spending your life thinking about a weekend. This week the music talks for itself so I thought I’d just add this
Let’s let loose
leaving them to follow the empty headed
Let’s get gone
Time spent wishing you weren’t here
we’re gone to the land of hope
a real dream unleashed outside their real
when ya gonna get one? said from their gated estate.
(let’s bring the gates down on their heads)
A sun shines for all but only the enlightened know not to look up.
This year has made me seriously consider what I want to be doing for the next few years of my life and I’m getting a better idea that the answer is a lot broader than people traditionally expect. This is the man that brought the house down on 2016 – Midland and today his Blush EP arrived through the post so I couldn’t think of a better track to dance to.
This track has me captivated, the sign of a mesmerising techno track is when I forget what I’m doing and find myself caught up in the beat – this post has taken me way longer than it should because I’ve got Holdup playing in the background.
The sun came out today, summer’s coming and that means people want to party again. Holdup is not a summer party track but it’s 3am and you’re lost in the night, hold up your hands, feel the sweat sticking to your t shirt and be you!
Music can give so much – it allows you to leave this reality and let your imagination run wild.
The track this week is a 20 minute journey and to call it beautiful is to simplify what it is. This week I took the time to really listen to this track, not listen whilst checking Facebook or reading but allow myself to embrace the story. What’s so magical is how everyone’s story is different, each time I listen I’ve found myself facing an old memory or new invention
There has been so much music in my life this week, I’ve discovered Van Morrison, been mesmerised by Mary Clark but how could I not pick a track from J Dilla’s The Diary.
Listening to new Dilla is a timely reminder to appreciate what we have, the album’s not a classic but it’s incredible to hear music from someone so influential and he made Donuts, if you don’t know what donuts is, buy it and listen from start to finish and you’ll fall in love.
I’ve chosen this track because of the beat! I don’t need to say much more it speaks for itself, the track isn’t mind blowing but I can’t help but do the scrunched up hip hop face when I’m listening and that’s always a good sign.
Sometimes you have one of those weeks where you feel like you’re swimming through shit. This is one of those weeks and to top it all my tooth broke, in moments like these there’s nothing else to do than lose yourself in a mesmerising album. Luckily for me Kowton released one, Utility is the other world I needed to hide away in.
A Bluish Shadow is the kind of track that leaves you hypnotised and as you’re about to nod off the album throws you off the bed. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
People have been asking me who I’d want to see at Glastonbury this year and I hadn’t really given it much thought. There’s actually a pretty long list that include the impossible (Smiths) to the confirmed (Floating Points) but it would be incredible to see BSS reform and smash out classics like this, however unlikely it now is.
It’s hard to ignore such beautiful, life defining music that makes you feel things you don’t want to
This week Disco has been playing loud and there’s this track by Alicia Myers… well, you see, it’s changed me! I can’t stop listening to disco.
I watched a documentary on the rise of Disco. I had no idea how entrenched it is in gay culture, including the backlash against it. The slogan ‘Disco Sucks’ seems fair enough, until you realise the people holding banners were also hating the fact that gay men and women were being heard.
Disco’s outlived the banners and hate, it’s a testament to the power of the human spirit! There’s a lot of exclamation points in this post and I blame disco, I’m too excitable!
Can you imagine a track more viscerally thrilling than this piece of art from Brian Eno.
I’ve been trying to work with this in the background, at some point I can’t help but stop what I’m doing, turn the volume as loud as possible and let the track play out. It’s not great for productivity but is anything fun ever good for productivity?
No, I haven’t been able to dance to this just yet, but mentally I’m hopping all over the place.