bobbycaputo:

Producer Makes Song by Sampling Video Clips of Amateur Musicians on YouTube

Kutiman is a producer that samples video clips of amateur musicians on YouTube and edits them together to create songs. [He] just released his latest single, Give It Up, off his upcoming album Thru You Too which comes out October 1st. Be sure to check out Kutiman’s YouTube page for more, where you can also find a list of the artists sampled in each song.

You guys, this song is unbelievably amazing. 

"A Way To Say Goodbye" by Pix

A chill, nearly twee song from the U.K.’s Pix, a 19-year-old musician whose real name is Hannah Rodgers. 

"FROOT" by Marina and the Diamonds

Synth-soaked new song from the Brit via tuneage

Lady Día: Kicking It with Raquel Berrios of Buscabulla

nikitalrichardson:

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If the true test of great music is that it transcends language barriers, then Raquel Berrios is working tirelessly to prove it. By day, the 32-year-old Puerto Rican transplant works in textile design, but by night she tours the club circuit as a DJ or as the lead singer of her fledgling experimental band, Buscabulla. Whether she’s playing chic turntablist or sensual songstress, Berrios manages to effortlessly modernize retro Spanish language music like salsa and 80s Argentinian rock into heady dancefloor-friendly fare that is heavy on the bass and leaves people light on their feet.

Following a Buscabulla show at Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery, I sat down with the disarmingly sweet musician and discussed her encyclopedic knowledge of Latin music, what sets her band apart in the ever-bustling Brooklyn music scene, and how she thinks the modern woman should approach music.

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#FBF to that time I interviewed Raquel Berrios of buscabulla. They just had an excellent new EP come out via Kitsuné and you should ch-ch-check it out, especially the lead single, “Caer.” 

"Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar" by Flying Lotus

You guys, this is not only an amazing song, but it has an accompanying video that is equally great. Watch if you’re really drawn to great choreography! 

Luxury Rap by Luke Skinner: This is too great! Lots of Kanye in here, of course haha

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thestrutny:

Check out this stripped down version of Fleetwood Mac’s Rihannon recently performed by Stevie Nicks with accompaniment by HAIM at Stevie’s home in LA: (via Stevie Nicks and HAIM sing ‘Rihannon’ - The Strut)


Collabs you always wished would happen but never believed truly would. Dreams DO come true, you guys. 

thestrutny:

Check out this stripped down version of Fleetwood Mac’s Rihannon recently performed by Stevie Nicks with accompaniment by HAIM at Stevie’s home in LA: (via Stevie Nicks and HAIM sing ‘Rihannon’ - The Strut)

Collabs you always wished would happen but never believed truly would. Dreams DO come true, you guys. 

"Winter Is All Over You (Baauer Remix)" by First Aid Kit

Just came across this today and it’s blown me away. Who would have imagined that someone could turn a folksy First Aid Kit song into such a cool, swag-heavy song?

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"Out of the Dark" by Mr Twin Sister

On Friday, I went to Baby’s All Right in South Williamsburg and caught a performance by Mr Twin Sister (formerly Twin Sister) and it was pretty good though not perfect. Maybe it was a combination of this being one of their first shows since the release of their new self-titled or maybe they’re just better on a record, I don’t know, but in the end I still threw down $29 on vinyl records of 2008’s Vampires With Dreaming Kids and 2014’s Mr Twin Sister, their oldest and newest albums, respectively. Not a bad weekend if I do say so myself. 

In any case, this song more or less killed the crowd. Ch-ch-check it out!

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musicforthemusicallychallenged:

"Mirrorage" by Glasser

I’m going to try to regularly engage in #tbt on the blog by reblogging a random song I posted back in the day! And I’ll add in some “where are they now” info as well!

This Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Interiors, the 2013 follow-up to 2010’s Ring. Glasser (a.k.a. Cameron Mesirow) will play a show at the Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan on October 11 and on October 23, she’ll perform at NYU’s Skirball Center. 

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musicforthemusicallychallenged:

Popular standard “Autumn Leaves” covered by The Bird and the Bee

I can’t have a cover week without The Bird and the Bee. They’re great at it and they seem to enjoy reinterpretation more than the average band (they have an entire album of Hall and Oates covers!). Plus, it seems a crime to forgo mentioning that Inara George has the voice of a goddess. 

Happy first day of fall, everyone! 

Here’s the accompanying mixtape for the recent post I made about my favorite EPs. Enjoy!

Here’s the accompanying mixtape for the recent post I made about my favorite EPs. Enjoy!

Music For The Musically Challenged’s Favorite EPs

Better than a single and sometimes just as good as an album, the EP (i.e. extended play) has proved to be one of the best ways for a musician to prove to the world that they know how to create a vision of an album (even if it’s a smaller vision) in half the time. Here, my very favorite EPs through the years.  

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10. Benny and the Jetts by TV Girl (2011)

It’s worth noting that this album isn’t called Benny and the Jetts because it features a cover of the Elton John classic, but because there’s a song on the album about a girl driving away while listening to the Elton John classic. In fact, a lot of TV Girl’s hip-hop- and pop-driven songs (always full of jaunty beats) feature girls you just can’t get through to. And their greatest tribute to a woman of that nature is "Lizzy Come Back To Life," the third track on this EP. Listen to it or regret not listening to it for the rest of your life.