Before I say anything, before I tell you he has grooves more melodic than deadmau5 and beats more complex than Tiesto. Before I even tell you that his sound will soothe even the most savage of beasts, listen to this song.
That, my friends, is Soundprank. Or Colin Fisher, if you’d rather. Did you know he plays drums? Well, I hope he still does. I had the immense pleasure of playing with Colin in a couple of different jazz bands (Oh snap, I name dropped). His musicianship was off the charts then, and it’s only gotten better. Sonudprank is currently with Anjunadeep, a label with a huge number of very talented progressive house and trance producers. Soundprank’s one of the best. Easily.
I don’t care how you get the word out to your friends, family, co-workers, ANYBODY. Just do it. How he hasn’t been picked up by the vigilant ears of the Hype Machine users or escaped the words of the big-name blogs like Vacay Vitamins and Earmilk is just beyond me. Link this page to everyone you know. Colin (Soundprank) deserve all the success that we can give him which all depends on how many people here his name and music.
This post is influenced by me not wanting to hear loud angry noises. So enjoy some of this chill hop.
Mansions On The Moon – Darkness
Mansions On The Moon offer up this piece of soothing music. Everything just bleeds together yet remains so atmospherically unique. Never entirely sure when vocals end and synth begins, this is sure to make your morning after a little easier.
Below is a video of the making of the song in Red Bull Studio in LA. For a band I had never heard of, this video is oddly captivating.
I was just perusing Soundcloud and came across this gem. Released 2 days ago, Redial makes this joint bounce. There’s no real drop until the about the 3 minute mark. But this song doesn’t even need it. Redial hails from Australia and if he keeps making bangers like this, he’ll be getting noticed by more and more people even faster. Watch out for him ’cause he’s coming.
Zombie Kids – Blow Money Fast (Redial Remix)
For part two of this post, Redial remixes the song Celeste by labelmate Barretso. Keeping with the synthy drive of the original, Redial makes this one a little more club friendly. Enjoy yourself.
I was going to wait until tomorrow to put this up, but there’s no sense in waiting.
Deadly or what!? To make things better, Adventure Club are a dubstep-producing duo from Montreal. Heck yes they’re Canadian. And they’re blowing up. Seriously leaving burn marks on the blogosphere. That’s how fast they’re going. And it’s easy to see why. The Crave You remix was released 2 days ago on their Soundcloud page and it’s already at the top of the Hype Machine Popular list. Melodic and smooth sets up the drop so well. Not filthy dubstep (which I’ll be honest I like my dub with a little less womp than most dub enthusiasts), but the drop still drops HARD.
To give you another little taste of their production abilities, here’s two other tunes from their Soundcloud page for you to enjoy. One remix and one tribute to only the best movie ever made. Yeah. I went there.
Thrice – Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
Spiritus Sancti (Boondock Saints Tribute) – Adventure Club Dubstep
For those of you who don’t know, the Foo Fighters released their latest album entitled Wasting Light on April 12th 2011. As an already avid fan of the Foo’s I was eager to heas their newest work and to compare it to the tracks I knew and loved. If you bought the album soon after release, you also received a small clipping of the master tape for the album. This small trinket is just a way of saying thanks for purchasing the album. Now, on to the album!
Containing 11 tracks and running a total time of 47 minutes and 42 seconds, the album produces a mix of melody and mayhem as the tracks progress. Some of the tracks such as “White Limo”, “Rope” and “Bridge Burning” are heavy powerful and loud, while others such as “Walk” and “I should have known” show off some of the melodic side that the Foo’s have. Dave Grohl’s manly war cry of a scream can be found in many instances on most of the songs, as well as backing vocals provided by drummer Taylor Hawkins. Overall the album offers a good mix between the older sound of the band, as well as offers a very positive glimpse into the future of the Foo Fighters as every minute of this album is fantastic and enjoyable. Definitely a great Cd to travel to and nothing beats blasting down the highway in the summer, window down, and the Foo’s cranked!
Although technically a member of the band for their last album, Pat Smear officially joins the band list for their latest album. Pat was a former guitarist of the Foo Fighters and also was part of Nirvana serving with Dave, Kurt, and Krist. The entirety of the album was recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage under master producer Butch Vig, who also produced Nirvana’s critically acclaimed album Nevermind in the early 90′s.
As a special treat to all of their fans, the Foo Fighters have released several promotional videos, including a live recording that features the band performing “Wasting Light” in its entirety at the 606 studios. There is a link for that video below which can be and should be watched in 1080p…. just sayin.
Anywho, thats about all I have to say for now. If you want to catch the Foo Fighters in concert this summer they have released dates for three shows in the GTA for early August and tickets may still be available.
Bombay Bicycle Club released their new single 6 day ago via their Soundcloud page. The song is the aptly named Shuffle. And it delivers what it promises. Frontman Jack Steadman’s voice has just enough reverb to make this one fly but still keeps it close to home making it easy to keep this one on repeat. And trust me you will. It just keeps grooving and grooving.
Bombay Bicycle Club will be supporting Two Door Cinema Club on a few dates in the US and Canada from September 8th to 17th. They’re in Toronto at The Pheonix on the 17th (Tix).
Florence + The Machine have been hard at work recording the follow up to the 2009 hit Lungs. According to the producer of the album, Paul Epworth, the new album will be “a lot less indie and lot more soulful.” I’m thinking this means that lead singer Florence Welch will have a chance to showcase her amazing voice even more.
But in the meantime, here’s a bangin’ remix of Dog Days Are Over by Produce And Destroy.
July 1st will mark the day that Radiohead’s Live From the Basement session will be broadcast on network television (BBC if anyone’s wondering), and they’ve released a little teaser via their Youtube account where they perform a new song called Staircase. I’ll be honest – I like where Radiohead’s going. As a band, they’ve evolved so much from Pablo Honey to the cerebral OK Computer to their self-released In Rainbows. And it’s great to see Thom Yorke getting his groove on. Am I right or am I right!? The man’s got moves. Might have to bust those out next time I go out.