Hey, my name is Stephen Kaplan, I'm a senior in high school and I love music. My friends get mad at me for always showing them new bands, so I decided to just make a blog about it. Every week I'll review a new album and post a link to a youtube video of my favorite song from it. Hope you enjoy.
It's Whomp Wednesday, so I'm gonna go ahead and show you one of my favorite Dubstep tracks of late. It's by the incredible Flux Pavillion and is wicked. This song starts off with a tribute to the roots, that real Ragga Dub type stuff that I personally loves, but drops into a more modern sound.
Hey there music fans I hope you've had a solid breakfast cause this weeks album is outrageous.
When you put three of the greatest instrumentalists alive together in a recording studio you're bound to get something good, but when Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Marc O'Connor got together in 1996 they produced an album that not only crossed genres effortlessly, but also is one of the greatest examples of musicianship and musical conversation ever. They spent three days in the recording studio and recorded 16 tracks, here are some of my favorites.
Chief Sitting In The Rain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-MLXsHkuPY
Druid Fluid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q29kdJZtPs
Appalachia Waltz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vguZmqHJ6OA
I could go on, but I would end up listing the whole album (which is really hard to find on youtube) so I'm going to stop there. Seriously, this album is amazing, buy it. Keep on listening to music and expanding your knowledge, Stephen.
Oy vey, what a day. I hate Mondays, but I love Hip Hop (nice segue no?) Today's track comes to you out of the streets of Boulder with rappers Synk-Na-Rise and Ace Beyond. This is a preview off of the much awaited mixtape Lost and Found. Alright, here it is.
So I realized yesterday that I know these songs that not many other people would know, and they're so awesome, so this week I'm putting together a list of 10 of them. Some of these will be terrible, by the way, but just trust me, they're still awesome. Alright let's go.
Song 1. Cocaine - Abner Jay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvvbJnVLX40 This song is turrible. But actually, this is the greatest intro to a song ever, and the song's pretty cool too. If you don't like folk, then just deal with it.
Song 2. Go To The Mardi Gras - Professor Longhair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR82f0GJgXgWelcome to class. Professor Longhair is gonna teach you what it's all about. Everything about this song is cool. And that whistling at the beginning is so impressive.
Song 5. Existance - Excision http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u0t8ZIlwuQ This was the song of this last summer. My friend and I went to target and put this in one of their sound systems and called it dubstep-terrorism. This is complete filth.