Brasstracks is becoming prolific in their ability to add soulful horns to songs in their remixes. This song, originally from Gallant, is a great example of their ability to lift up your day. Bump this one in your dorm room if you’re feeling down and it’s guaranteed to have you grinning.
Mos Def, who recently changed his performance name to Yasiin Bey, revives his old moniker for this track alongside Ski Beatz. The man can spit, no two ways about it. Bump this track and listen to the lyrics of one of hip-hop’s greatest, but least appreciated talents.
Jay Rock’s album “90059” will be hitting the internet on September 4th. The Watts, CA native dropped a single off the album “Easy Bake” to give listeners a taste of what “90059” will entail. Featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA the track features a new style from Jay Rock, perhaps more in the Future-esque trap direction. The hook is catchy regardless and Jay Rock is not straying far from his hood-rap roots with the song’s content.
This track is classic form from Odesza, an electronic duo consisting of Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. The tune is set to be released along with their album “In Return (Deluxe Edition)” on September 4th. Enjoy the wavy sounds in this newest Odesza tune.
GoldLink teams up with producer Louie Lastic on this synthy track. The rapper throws down a couple of classic GoldLink verses onto the synthy Louie Lastic beat. Some of GoldLink’s best work to date. For more on the young Washington, D.C. rapper check out his interview on Real Late w/ Rosenberg.
GRiZ has been known for his blend of funky sax lines and bass music in the past. On this new track he tones it down a notch for a low-key banger. GRiZ will be coming on September 4th to the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater for his first-ever headlining show at the legendary venue.
Lots of plastic bins, overflowing trashcan, eager freshman and opening convocation all mark the beginning of the new school year. While most people are forced to transition from summer break to a heap load of academic work, many students such as Quinn Webb, current events manager of Sounds of Colorado College (SOCC), have been working to make sure this transition and the bustle of first week is also complete with a music event and of course, free food.
This Friday August 28th from 9:00pm-12:00am in Gaylord Hall, Bay area band Part Time and student band Touchit will be providing the musical entertainment for the night. Featured on music blog Stereogum’s artist to watch, Part Time is a must see for anyone into synth pop, nu wave, rock or just having a good time. If you are a bit unfamiliar with the band, I suggest listening to their songs “Seashells” and “Night Drive.” Of course, a musical performance at the college would not be complete without a student band opener, which would provide a very special opportunity for new students to have their first Colorado college student band experience and a special opportunity for us returning folks to remember just how talented some of our friends are on campus.
After all the fun and entertainment, the night will be complete with midnight breakfast to feed hungry bellies after hours of dancing. What truly makes this event special other than the fact that this will be a great first weekend event to bring the community together but also that the SOCC staff has been working extremely hard over the summer to ensure that more musical performances will be happening throughout the school year with the hopes of something new and exciting happening blockly.
Chet Faker’s unique brand of airy vocals and downtempo electronic love songs is quickly finding its niche in a crowded electronic music landscape. This emotional tune was originally released in 2014 on the Japanese release of his debut album Built on Glass. Keep your eye out for new music from Faker in the near future. Also, check out Faker’s Boiler Room set if you’re craving a live look at his music.
Jean Leloup (translates from French to “Jean the Wolf”) is an artist out of Quebec with a funky, African-inspired rhythm. This track is off of Leloup’s latest album, released in 2015. If you can’t speak French you can’t understand the words, but the groovy beat knows no linguistic boundaries.
If making an awesome song wasn’t impressive enough, Jeremy Zucker, a sophomore at Colorado College, shot and directed the music video for his new song, “Dramamine”. The video features a very lovely Elizabeth Ellinger, another Colorado College student, who stands in the middle of the frame in front of a very well known landscape among CC students, Pikes Peak. The video effortlessly flows with the lyrics and vibe of Zucker’s track. The girl being like a drug, dramamine, is further illustrated through her being the absolute center of attention of the video. To further the message of the track, trippy visuals and changing colors are scattered throughout the video.
Zucker’s sultry, smooth voice is perfectly layered over a lush synth melody and simple beat. Zucker’s voice perfectly compliments and fills in the song, locking in it’s position as a sure fire hit. Zucker also brings in something that hasn’t been around for awhile, autotune. The way he uses it in this new track is unbelievable, Kanye-esque one could say. Just when you didn’t think Zucker could get any better, he comes out with a new track and blows you away.