“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is Phantogram‘s self-administered psych exam. It’s about the strained line of life and the battle within oneself to fight the affliction of pulling on it harder. Sometimes you have to look around and find strength and perspective when there is nothing but the menacing abyss in the blood shut eye of your dire consequence.
The track is a fresh new single off of Josh Carter’s and Sarah Barthel’s soon to be released album called Three. Hurried rhythm and haunting guitar riff intertwine with nouveau Hitchcockian samples to lend gravy insistence and depth to one’s introspection. And it works so damn well musically that I can’t help but quote the artist and “wonder how far down it is”.
Cash Cash is back at it again, however not with their typical fast paced dance theme but with a more soothing uptempo genre coming from Digital Farm Animals. Not to mention that the catchy chorus is joined by Nelly on vocals, yes “Country Grammar” Nelly. “Millionaire” makes for an interesting mingling of Nelly’s slick rapping with Cash Cash and Digital Farm Animals electronic beats that will make you hit the repeat button again and again.
The Dirty Fences‘ “Michael and the Slipper Tree” is all surf punk vibe and neo- Ramone nonchalance. Featuring an elusive Michael that we already feel like we know, it’s a story of a boy and, well, his slipper tree. Easy to digest and with a classic chord progression it’s a seventies summer reinterpreted. Originally written by the Equals, the song was just released last month and promises a good time and a good allegory, even lyrically evoking a punk rock Jack, with his big beanstalk dreams.
[+] AARON ROSE FEATURING DENZEL CURRY – “ALWAYS WITH ME”
As of late, Pro Era has been picking up speed possibly following up on the momentum started by their big hitter Joey Bada$$, one of their younger members Aaron Rose collaborated with the Floridian madman Denzel Curry hitting the new season with a brand new track “Always With Me”. Rose, formally A La $Sole, is a truly good artist amongst great talent in Pro Era, and Rose should use this as a leaping point, and teaming with the equally promising Denzel Curry is a great mix. Pro Era has many recognizable names that hold major weight; Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Chuck Strangers, etc. that are the well-polished tip of the P.E iceberg, but expect the lesser known Brooklynites to emerge. As far as the song goes, it speaks volumes, as long as the volume is up, possibly even go higher than you’re used to, this song has that effect (1 for 1 at least). The sinister beat creeps up on you before hitting you with the bass, then the Beast Coast bars of Rose and Curry with the good weather (consistent heat) they help complete the formula for the “Summer Hot Sundays” or whatever my boss decides to call it. Peace.
Ty Segall has dropped more tunes– this time with his band GØGGS, which includes members of Fuzz and Ex-Cult. “Needle Trade Off” is a sinister, punk song, featuring killer drums and a roaring guitar. This jam is the ideal mosh-pit song, a characteristic typically found in most of Ty Segall’s work. Be sure to catch the band’s full record, out July 1.
[+] RAIN MAN FEATURING OLY – “BRING BACK THE SUMMER” (MAX STYLER REMIX)
We are clearly still feeling the Summer vibes with our Weekly Playlist 3, and Rain Man‘s “Bring Back The Summer” is a great fit. This rendition is a remix by Max Styler and my favorite version out of the remixes done for this track. I really like how this remix keeps the spirit of the original intact while giving the listeners something new to nod their head to.
With his latest track “When It Rain,” Danny Brown has produced a hypnotic, experimental beat, paired with a mesmerizing rhythm. The banger is a high-energy dance track with a contagious feel– the perfect addition to any function’s playlist. As usual, Danny Brown’s music never fails to get every party-goer off the wall and on their feet.
A back-to-back rhyme display from a nine-man hip-hop crew Lessondary that introduces the listener to the style and rather than to each of the members. That’s quite okay because the lyrical ability is there and “Introducing” gives every incentive to keep listening.