Archive for December, 2013

I’ll still watch music videos when they’re this good.

Okay, so not more a couple days after I wrote about Halcyon Tone, the guys there released a dope as all hell video for a new song off their EP. We’re all familiar with GIFs and the annoyingness about what the correct pronunciation is (or really just anyone that cares), but what’s rad about the GIFs that make up this video is that they were put together using photos from a vintage Nimslo camera.

This camera takes four frames simultaneously at slightly different angles and what the guys did was weave those images into GIFs (most of which are portraits of really unique characters) to create the video. This particular track is called Tendency and is a collab between Liquid Pegasus and NYC/Minneapolis duo Estate. It’s definitely worth a watch and if you’d like to check out more, you can pre-order the three song EP on Bandcamp.

Halcyon Tone just wants you to boogie.

There’s a super imaginative project coming out of Tokyo by record label and music house Halcyon Tone. I have no idea who’s behind it besides the names Josh and Chris, but the duo there is producing music of their own under the guise of fictitious artists with clever, sometimes hilarious backstories. For each of the seven artists, there’s a short bio about how stardom and fame didn’t materialize, which is interesting because those are the stories in vast abundance that we often don’t hear. Music for each artist ranges from a single track to an entire LP in the electronic/funk/dance variety. All tracks are for sale.

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I’ll let you dive in by leaving you with a couple of my favorites, but here’s hoping that they continue with this project. It seems like they’re having a hell of a lot of fun with it.

The exchange student / euro pimp Sergio Gantz is here with his own brand of Euro-centric ’80s boogie! He’s landed on our shores, scheming to seduce all the high school girls and host mothers in America!

Some people just take off before the steam settles, both in love and on the dance floor. Carmelle croons as if wandering through a club full of strangers looking for a girl who’s gone and left him with nothing but her underwear and some steamy memories.

Yo! MTV Raps Mixtape

Yo! MTV Raps was the shit. Just the other day I happened upon a pack of the trading cards Monique got me and as I was thumbing through, decided to make a mixtape from the artists in the pack. I’ll do this again when I get my hands on some more.

p.s. Can’t see the tape above? Click here for a mobile friendly jams.

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