just some songs

just some songs. (9/14/16)

If you look at my Soundcloud likes, you’ll see that I pretty much only listen to Central Florida artists. And way too often, I let all these really dope songs build up and up and up without reviewing them. Then, periodically, they all come out at once in a segment I call “just some songs.” Enjoy.

Kaiydo — “Fruit Punch”

Kaiydo has come out of nowhere to produce some of the brightest summertime bangers this year. The 19-year-old emcee has been heavily co-signed by huge blogs like Pigeons & Planes with “Fruit Punch” being his biggest hit to date. The instrumental feels like it was made poolside in Miami; Horns heat up the block and when the bass comes in, you’re done. Kaiydo is so confident that he could be spitting in a reclined position. You can’t have more than him because he’s got the summer.

Dog Island — “El Dorado”

Dave Hanson is best known as the quiet half of Slumberjack–his drumming serves as the foundation for partner Andrew Kelly to make a huge, emotional mess on. While touring with the duo, Dave showed me some demos of a solo project he was toiling over. As the man steps from behind the drums to the mic, he produces psychedelic slacker rock as Dog Island. “El Dorado” is the first on his five-song EP, Laniakea. Dave’s personality is all over this release, he sings gently (surrounded by oohs and ahhs), plays a happy acoustic guitar, and smiles through the entire thing.

valleyz — “The Morning” (feat. DVWEZ & Olukara)

Another perfect summer song, “The Morning” combines the angelic voice of DVWEZ, the cocky slur of CLE-to-NYC rapper Olukara, and the child-like wonder of a beat by valleyz. The sweet dinging sounds like they were made by Fisher-Price. It varies in speed depending on who’s over it, switching from light and playful for DVWEZ to a quick burst for Olukara’s bars. The conversation between the two is passionate and natural. These two need to get together again.

Rogerthomas — “Thas Wassup”

St. Peterburg is lucky to have multi-instrumentalist and producer Rogerthomas–can ORL borrow him? He combines the delicate plucking of nylon classical guitar strings with drum and bass beats to create a topographical map without words. “Thas Wassup” has peaks and valleys. One moment it’s full of ticks, synths, smooth bass, and the aforementioned guitar. The next, everything is stripped away and our artist starts again.

native feel — “dont need ur love.”

Allan Duncan is a man of many hats. He skates with the Bev Boys, makes weird, jazzy indie rock with Sailor Ripley, and DJs/produces as native feel. I’m not sure how he made “dont need ur love” or where its pieces come from, but the many rotating sounds over a glitchy D&B instrumental keeps me bobbin’. Who are these two verses by? Why does the song suddenly cut out? More questions than answers, as is this man’s forte.

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TVW & SIGT @ ORLANDO FRINGE FEST (photos)

Orlando Fringe Fest is an institution, the longest running US version of the culture festival. Last Wednesday, The Vinyl Warhol and Shows I Go To hosted the WPRK Outdoor Stage where five of our favorite Orlando acts showed the primarily theater and performance art fest the strength of Orlando music. My BFF Joel Cameron captured the magic. In order, the performances were: Gary Lazer Eyes, Greyson of Someday River, THE STATES, Zap Dragon & The Attack, and Pathos, Pathos. Enjoy.

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TVW Presents: Friday the 13th 2016 (photos)

Maybe you knew we do shows. Maybe you went to this one. We had a ball at Spacebar on The Lord’s favorite day. The bands (in order) that played were: The Death Tremors, The Welzeins, Donkng, Harsh Radish, and Slumberjack. Enjoy.

Our next event is at Orlando Fringe Fest and is completely free.

Photography by Sierra Reese.

The Death Tremors (5 of 7)

The Death Tremors (3 of 7)

The Death Tremors (1 of 7)

The Death Tremors (6 of 7)

The Death Tremors (7 of 7)

The Welzeins (4 of 4)

The Welzeins (2 of 4)

Donkng (1 of 5)

Donkng (5 of 5)

Donkng (2 of 5)

Slumberjack (4 of 10)

Slumberjack (8 of 10)

Slumberjack (7 of 10)

Slumberjack (9 of 10)

fk mt. & No. @ The Space Station

Last week, Columbia, SC punk bands fk mt. and No. ran through The Space Station on their short FL/GA tour. YouTube user Max Power captured quick glimpses of the chaos via a handheld video recording device. I’m beyond thrilled that The Space Station is becoming a go-to venue for local and touring acts. If you haven’t been to an event at the College Park screen printing shop /slash/ music venue /slash/ leather studio (?), then you should really just retire, because you’re way out of touch. Or, you save your reputation by getting your face smashed-in at a show in black hole that is The Space Station’s backroom. Your choice.  Enjoy.

Killer Mike Delivers Impassioned Speech after the Micheal Brown Verdict

This is heart-breaking. It’s incredibly powerful and incredibly brave, but it’s heart-breaking.

“Riots are only the language of the unheard.” 

Happy 200th post.

A transcription of the speech that I ripped from Consequence of Sound:

I would like to say Rest in Peace to Michael Brown. I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to the people out there peacefully protesting. I also give thoughts and prayers to the people who could not hold their anger in because riots are only the language of the unhold. We usually come on to Queen’s ‘Champion’, but I just got to tell you today, no matter how much we do it, no matter how much we get shit together, shit comes along and kicks you on your ass. Tonight, I got kicked on my ass when I heard that prosecutor. You motherfuckers got me today, I knew it was coming when Eric Holder decided to resign. You motherfuckers got me today. You kicked me on my ass today, because I have a 20-year-old son and a 12-year-old son, and I’m so afraid for them today.

When I stood on the bus, and I cried, and I hugged my friend, I said, ‘these motherfuckers got me today.’ When I stood in front of my wife, and I cried like a baby, I said, ‘these motherfuckers got me today. You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow, we will not bend to your fear, we will not accept your pain, we are not going to keep playing that race card, because we know you don’t value my skin. We know you do value his (El-P), but we’re friends and nothing is going to devalue that.

There was no peace in my heart and I wanted to walk out to ‘Burn This Motherfucker Down’. But I got to tell you, I’m from Atlanta, Georgia, something said, ‘Just look for something [Martin Luther King Jr.] might have said,’ so I googled Martin King and Wikipedia popped up, and he was 39 years old when you motherfuckers killed him. He was the same age as I am, the same age as [El-P]. He was a young man when you killed him.

But I can promise you today: If I die when I walk off this stage tomorrow, I’ll let you know this: it is not about race, it is not a class, it’s not about color, it’s about what they killed him for. It’s about poverty, it’s about greed, and it’s about a war machine. It’s about a war machine that uses you. So as I go tomorrow, I might go the day after, the one thing I want you to know is that it’s us against the motherfucking machine!”

The Five Most Important Quotes In Music History (kinda)

This post was going to be a list of deeply meaningful quotations by musicians; but during my research, I concluded that Chicago MC Kanye West’s tweets trump them all. Have you ever taken the time to read Kanye West’s twitter feed? It’s a treat. He’s like the R.L. Stine of 140 characters or less. Here are five awesome Kanye tweets. Enjoy.

Note: Ye deletes his twitter a lot, so some of these tweets won’t appear on his current feed.

If you are a fan of lists containing interesting facts about music – obviously, ones containing more intellectual value – I suggest you check out Musicology 101. They’ll be sure to get your rocks off. You perverts.

1. Kanye West – always smiling

2. A promotional tweet for Ye’s new sex tape

kanyekass

3. Bebas Neue gets me every time.

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4. Kanye is requesting right-ins

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/529775770843889665

5. Yeezus should spend a little more time in bike stores.

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6. Bonus Round: Water Bottle Responsibility

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Pretty Sad – “Pretty Sad EP” & Internet Recording Methods

I just happened upon the debut EP from European lo-fi pop act Pretty Sad, whose music has been accurately labeled, “sadwave.” I’ve so vaguely described the band as European, because its three members span the Continent, hailing from Denmark, Scotland, and The United Kingdom. With the help of Dropbox and Garageband, the band crafted a striking debut; three delightfully airy songs for your continuously cooling surroundings.

The curious side of me is stimulated at the thought of the band’s recording methods. Question: In the future, are most musical releases going to be made like this? Coincidentally enough, I was recently pitched a social media platform for musicians. The concept allowed people to upload a piece of music, and ask other members of the site for a drum line or a bass line. Together, they could build a song using The Internet. I’m not going to name the organization because I really didn’t like that it was a paid membership, but I’m intrigued by their premise.

Pretty Sad seem to make it work. I think the EP sounds great. And if we can get social media service – preferably free – where great talent can find other great talent, then I’m all for it. Enjoy.