Fok julle naaiers, fok julle naaiers, fok julle, fok julle, fok julle naaiers~
☆ Same situation as November, except even more. Not even kidding. I recommended Knife Party
to my friends and they're all addicted now. And I'm not really listening them that much. How odd is that? Their latest live set off of BBC Radio1 is pretty amazing, so I'm probably going to listen that more than the EP. Which is weird, but whatever.
Also I finished finalizing my Best of 2011 list, so check that shit out
But anyways, let me give you my highlights of the month.
★ Nicki Minaj | Why?
"Stupid Hoe" is not her best song, by all means. But it is EXTREMELY catchy, the beat is very danceable, and it's the motherfucking Barbie. Surprisingly I've listened to it more than "Roman In Moscow. Needless to say, I can't wait for Roman Reloaded
. Hit me hard with hip hop, Nicki! I'll love you either way though!
★ Modern | Why?
I discovered him through a 2011 sharethread archived from /mu/ and someone posted one of his EPs. If you want to listen to some nice instrumental hip hop + ambient stuff that would make you feel really blue, go listen to him and do yourself a favor. One of the songs samples Requiem of a Dream, which made me cry myself to sleep. So automatically that song touched those emotions again. I can't wait for this guy to release more stuff.
★ Oneohtrix Point Never | Why? Replica
is pretty awesome. I need to listen to this guy more. But the ambience and other properties of their music is expertly handled and very interesting to listen to.
★ Amon Tobin | Why?
I finally listened to Isam
and it's brilliant. And it persuaded me actually listen to the rest of his discography other than Supermodifed, haha. He's a brilliant brilliant producer, definitely. And Isam is no exception.
★ Vince Staples | Why?
That Shyne Goldchain Vol. 1 is extremely good. I haven't paid him much attention for a while, until I saw this mixtape on my Tumblr dashboard and went "WHY NOT". I really want more stuff from him, Kilo Kish, and SK Laflare now. Pretty much everyone involved in this mixtape did very well and should be proud of this end product.
★ Machinedrum | Why?
That SKLND EP. And I keep bouncing back between Room(s) and Sepalcure as well. I really should get the rest of his stuff. He's just amazing.
★ Floating Points | Why?
He is a really cool mix of house, dubstep, and techno. Expertly handled, definitely. I need to listen to the Shadows EP more, because it was a good first listen, definitely. And I like how most of his songs are pretty long, allowing for letting every element involved shine. That's a major reason why I like songs longer than 5-6 minutes by electronic musicians. And Floating Points is a great example of that.
★ Oscar + Martin | Why?
"Oysters" is definitely addicting and too short, haha. I wonder if they have more stuff I can find. They're quite charming in terms of sound.
★ Fleet Foxes | Why?
Finally I got around to listening to them and I am quite pleased with what I'm hearing. I liked "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" for a long while now and I heard "Quiet Houses" on Soma.fm and I was like "I should really get to listening to their albums" and I'm glad I did. Sorry for that run-on sentence there. But seriously, quality folk music is quality.
★ SBTRKT | Why?
"Atomic Peace". I completely forgot this song until he posted the studio version on Soundcloud and my feelings went from 10% to 110% upon recognizing it. It's one of my favorite SBTRKT songs, definitely. I can't wait for him to make more music. Ahh!
★ Kendrick Lamar | Why?
He is a great lyricist and has a good ear for production/beats. And that combination is hard to ignore. I need to listen to more mixtapes and such but I am liking what I'm hearing. He needs to blow up more. He's well-deserving of the attention he's gotten so far. He sounds genuine.
★ Die Antwoord | Why?
Surprising early release of Ten$ion on iTunes. And it didn't disappoint. "Fok Yulle Naaiers" grew on me significantly and "So What?" is quite nice, really nice. Ninja really shines on that song, definitely. And Yo-Landi is always shining no matter what song she's on, haha.
★ Lana Del Rey | Why?
I guess she's a love it or hate it type of vocalist, judging from the very mixed reviews of everything she's produced. Very evident upon her release of her debut album. By the way, I am enjoying that very much. Too bad "Without You" and "Lolita" are bonus tracks, because they are both VERY good. And I still like "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" (though that Internet remix is probably what I prefer, haha).
★ M.I.A. | Why?
As if I didn't love this song enough, "BAD GIRLS"
became a million times better in the form of her latest single for her upcoming summer album. A new verse and polished production: could I ask for MORE? She is just amazing and badass and awesome. She can't do any wrong in my eyes. Nope.
☆ So yeah. I am glad today is the last day of the month. I want to start anew with February. This playlist is way too long. I've been ignoring quite a few albums because of the sheer volume of stuff I got. That's what happens when I browse /mu/ sharethreads. /sigh.Accelerating fast, I can do this in a second~