Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shad - "Stylin' (featuring Saukrates)"

As if dropping The Spring Up with Skratch Bastid wasn't enough for 2013 Shad, dude is about to unleash the long-awaited follow-up to TSOL, Flying Colours this autumn and if the first cut, "Sytlin'" is any indication, he's due for another Polaris Prize nomination.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fé. - "Time (Radio Edit)"

I don't really know much about . other than the link to "Time (Radio Edit)" showed up in my inbox and I took the title at its word and gave it a few moments. You should too.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Royal Canoe - "Bathtubs"

I've been sitting on the full-length from Royal Canoe for a little while and it is fantastic. Listeners to my show on UMFM will have to tune in on August 16th to hear an interview with the band prior to their two local release shows and to hear more from Today We're Believers, but in the meantime you can check out the amazing video for "Bathtubs."

Royal Canoe "Bathtubs" (Official Video) from Nettwerk Music Group on Vimeo.

Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez & mikeflo - "Made You Die" (Trayvon Martin tribute)

Kudos to Bey, the Prez and mikeflo for recording this. It's just a tragedy they had to.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Elvis Costello & The Roots - "Walk Us Uptown"

If Elvis Costello and the Roots want to go for a walk, I will go uptown, downtown and pretty much anywhere around town with these giants.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pro-Arte - "Jedna Mala Plava (Scrimshire UKgo Edit)"

Slovenia represent. This right here is why you follow folks on SoundCloud - finding this in my feed a couple of days set was just a fantastic surprise. I love discovering different sounds and going down the rabbit holes the internet opens up. Reminds me a bit of when I heard 3 Hur-El for the first time and took an extended Turkish bath exploring the scene they came out of. Original non-Scrimshire version can be found here, and I encourage you to start clicking the other videos to the right as well...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A K U A - One's Company EP

All credit to my friend Emily for this one. She put me on to her friend a k u a when she posted "Gravity" on Facebook and I was instantly smitten with this woman's sound. Regular readers of Reductive Reviews will no doubt hear some overlap between One's Company and other soulful electronic artists featured so if you've liked some that, you'll love all of this.

Souleance X Bonafide Beats #42

To quote the MC around the 7 minute mark, "Ain't no no time for faking tracks." Definitely no time for that, but you need to make the time for this 50 minute mix.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Help Fresh Kils & Mad Dukez!!

Fresh Kils is no stranger to the pages of Reductive Reviews and one of the best beat-makers in the game right now. His MPC 1000 was among the gear stolen from the car that Kils, Mad Dukez and Uncle Fester are touring in so he definitely needs your help to keep making the goods. Give what you can.

The Heavy Blinkers - "Perfect Tourists"

East Coast (orch)/power-pop outfit The Heavy Blinkers make perfect summertime tunes. Irrepressibly fun stuff that will put a bounce in your step. No surprise they've enlisted pop-purveyors Jenn Grant and Sondre Lerche to help out on the forthcoming full-length, Health. Here's the first track from them in nearly eight years.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DJ Dad - "How Many PBR's?"

This is me. Well actually, it's a whole bunch of other folks, some of whom have been featured on this blog, mixed together by me.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Russian Futurists ft. Jeremy Greenspan - "Cochineal Red"

I was away on holidays at a cabin all last week and pretty much completely unplugged for a week. It was a great thing, but I'm playing catch-up now and one of the things I missed was this phenomenally catchy collaboration between Junior Boys' Greenspan and The Russian Futurists. They had me at the 7 second mark when the bass drops in below the synths.

Typhoon - "Young Fathers"

Not sure if I count as a young father at 36, but this song still resonates. "When you're young / you have your whole life before... and now your choices surround you / indecision confounds you." This second single from Typhoon's White Lighter just builds my anticipation even further than the first one.