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Since it’s been so long since I wrote my last post, I knew that I had to write on someone absolutely amazing. Although many artists came to mind, one stood out from the crowd. I knew I had to bring in someone new with something different… And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Dkay.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Calgary, Alberta, and now at 18 years old he resides in Vancouver City, British Columbia, where he has most recently released his hits “VanCity Sh*t” and “College Party”.
Man I am so sorry I’m late on this but if you didn’t get your hands on the four tracks Scolla released back in January and February then here is your chance to hear some new tracks that are so nice that they owned Twitter for a couple of weeks before SXSW.
Late Friday night Scolla shot me a couple tweets to check up and make sure that we were doing alright out here on the left side of the country. After exchanging some pleasantries he let me know that he is finishing up some more projects and getting ready to tour this Summer. If you didn’t know he was a featured artist at SXSW, marking his third year at the festival.
Five jams to help get your weekend off to a great start.
Spring is springing all around us and luckily that means new fresh tunes for our ears. On the Couch contributor, Laura D., has put together a selection of tracks that she has been jamming to over the last couple of weeks. We hope you give it a listen, it just might make your day a tiny bit brighter.
1. In-Flight Safety – Big White Elephant
2. Calvin Harris – Fell So Close (Radio Edit)
3. The Drums – Days
4. Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever
5. Animal Kingdom – Strange Attractor
6. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
7. Lupe Fiasco – Go Go Gadget Flow
8. Caveman – Thankful
9. Pictureplane – Post Physical
10. Delta Spirit – Trashcan
11. The Naked and Famous – Girls Like You
12. General Fiasco – Dancing with Girls
13. Film School – When I’m Yours
14. Alex Clare – Too Close
It isn’t often you can get your hands on complete albums for free these days. Especially from a large group of talented musicians. If you read my posts you know I love music that feature musicians. It is astounding how many popular artists aren’t musicians and rely on synthetic noise makers to create music.
It has been awhile since I have written about one of my favorite artists, but he has finally released something that is worth talking about. Sam Adams was an underground sensation with his Party Records release back in 2010, and he has done a great job of getting out on tour and performing live for his fans. His latest release is accompanied with a great video showing how hard he has been touring.
Wow you spend a couple of weeks away from watching The Colbert Report and great things happen. Apparently Mos Def has changed his performance name to Yasiin Bey and made an appearance with Talib Kweli to promote some new music as the duo Black Star.
First off I am not happy to hear that Mos Def is using a new moniker, but he tends to be a little excentric and that is why I like him. Also, if you haven’t seen Talib Kweli on The Colbert Report before, I suggest you find his interviews because he and Colbert have a great back-and-forth. Colbert with hip-hop artist in general is always great.
The Roots are releasing another album, undon, on Dec. 6th. This new project has sort of a refreshing twist, as it is a novel with a beat. The tracks are chapters in the short life of Redford Stephens (1974-1999). From what I understand the songs work back from his death to his birth.
Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson gives you the scoop: Read the rest of this entry »
Man I love the feeling of hard work paying off. This blog has been active for over two years, but in the last eight months we have really put our noses to the grindstone. That extra effort is beginning to pay dividends as we are getting emails from publishing companies and artists, asking us to listen to their work. To me this feels like we are definitely grabbing some attention.
Today’s post is another artists asking us to give a listen to his new track. The best part is I have written about him before, and never thought I’d be asked via email to give him some help. Good stuff in my book.
GPitts, a members of The RLES Society, has leaked a track off his upcoming mixtape Brain Food. My boys over at The RLES Society alerted me to “I Dig It” today and it has def added a bounce to my afternoon. Stream it here and then be sure click the art work to download a copy for your personal playlist.
GPitts – I Dig It