At the studio, we are visual people and also inspired by music that gets our creative juices flowing. For our friends, etc.- we thought we’d post a few links every once in awhile with what’s going through the speakers of the studio (in addition to as usual; KEXP web-streaming, WFMU (Ken on Wednesday AM!!), and Pandora…). Here’s a sampling of winter/early-spring heavy rotation selections.
Diplo- Blow Your Head #1 (Mad Decent)- fun DJ mix (from the TV/BlackBerry spokesperson) with down-tempo & dub-step modern classics (incl. Joker, Rusko, Untold & others). For some reason, techno/dance music seems like it should be enjoyed while you send 0’s & 1’s through the interweb.
Foster the People- band of the spring, very peppy, dance/pop from LA. Just an EP now, full CD later this year. Pumped Up Kicks & Helena Beat are awesome spring/summer songs. Group to watch for 2011!!
Cut Copy-Zonoscope (Modular) CD came out before the Japan tsunami, so you have to excuse the visualization of the future 2037 Giant Wave of Manhattan. Another nice disk of 80’s, techno/pop from Australia’s favorite dance band. No filler songs; Where I’m Going & Pharaohs & Pyramids are our faves.
James Blake- James Blake (Atlas) After a few EP’s/singles, this 22-yr old ‘Sound of UK’ blends R & B with dubstep & trip-hop into a beautiful mix of ethereal words & blips. Beautiful, reflective, a must to listen to over and over for the wonder of of its textures & words. ‘Limit to your Love’ is a standout.
All are available at Amazon.com for download or purchase. More next month!!