What are Ehmacers listening to right now?? aka Music Check
Gimme you top three records/groups/recordings in rotation right now. New, old, classics or unknown indie, it all counts. Feel free to add a blurb or short write up for the benefit of the rest of the group.
Here are mine:
The Cinematic Orchesrta: Every Day.
These guys do a brand of electronic-jazz with a twist. Swinging rhythms and tempo, ten minute tunes... love it. These Brits are bad men... Would love to see these guys live.
Jneiro Jarel: Three Piece Puzzle:
Possibly my album of 2005. 1nce again, sad proof that talent must oft be rediscovered by being released overseas. Anyone who might enjoy Tribe Called Quest, might want to dip into this one. JJ will go from classic boom bap, to a very choppy rhythmic track like "Sun Walkers".
Stones Throw and Adult Swim presents Chrome Children:
The music fan's label with plenty of hip hop for the advanced listener, Stones Throw releases a brilliant comp and features likely my fave artist's work, J Dilla (RIP). As well, who could over look the work by the uncommon and illustrious Madlib. Add MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Oh No and to top it off: a new track from Guilty Simpson produced by J Dilla. BTW, these guys are in Toronto Monday the 30th @ The Phoenix. They also have a free podcast: here
Ohenri: En Guarde. Choose.your.weapon:
13.3" BlkBook 2GHz Intel Core Duo | 80G HD | BT | AE | SD
17" iMac G5 2Ghz | 160G | BT | AE | SD Mac: I'm Loving it
Digitally Imported Lounge (DI.fm Lounge)
iTunes radio stream ambient section
You Might Think- Bugge Wesseltoft (discovered on the above stream)
Fade Into You- Mazzy Star (discovered on XM)
bonus track: Fade Away- Sarah Atereth. (all versions!)
(Strimkind: Vienna Teng, interesting, i heard a song a while back on XM that I liked but for the life of me I can't remember what it was or even if it wasn't a remix of some type)
Apple Stores visited:
Amsterdam (still covered in the famous black boards)
Yorkdale (#400ish at opening)
Walden Galleria, Buffalo
Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis
Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix
Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale AZ (flagship type store) http://www.apple.com/retail/scottsdalequarter/
Eaton Centre, Toronto