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L’Aquarium feat Jeremy · Blow Your Mind

I’ve been searching for this song for days. I thought I had lost it for good, but then the good graces of my ass found it. It’s got me giddy inside and I know ‘Blow Your Mind’ will do just that this year. What a song for the lady.

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Outside Lands 2013 : Who I’m Excited to See

Mostly Paul, H&O, J5 and RHCP

I’ve seen Paul McCartney twice now, once in Minneapolis and the other time at Wrigley Field, and I’m still most excited for him at Outside Lands Festival for 2013. Well, Hall & Oates and Jurassic 5 might be my personal favorites to see, but I’m guessing Paul’s performance will still be my favorite in the end. Which brings up a huge predicament, Pretty Lights plays the same time as Paul. Paul does play earlier, but I couldn’t imagine leaving him to go see PL. If I could only get them to play together…

… also excited to see z Chili Peppers… and even more excited for the food.

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T-Pain · Can’t Believe It (Figgy Remix)

Makin this mainstream rapper sound goood

I really gotta put these bad rap artists that’ve been remixed well into a mix, Figgy’s remix of T-Pain being its latest addition. I knew Figgy was good with the latest soul, but in his recent remix he makes even the likes of T-Pain sound so damn pleasing. Even love it how T-Pain says “Wiscon-san,” especially with the beauty of Figgy behind him.

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Banks · Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

Makin' Banks sound better

Banks has got a beautiful voice, but her ‘Warm Water’ is a bit too mellow for me. Snakehips (love the name) however has graciously put some nu funk, electro-soul sauce into this Warm Water melody.

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Follow Me · Somethin’ Bout You

Funky, soulful glam jam goodness

With a name like Follow Me, I was instantly turned off. The name sounds like a gimmick, and like every other crave fame musician they pitched my SoundCloud inbox where all I needed it was in my dropbox (sorry, the name made me bring it up). But besides their dated marketing techniques, Follow Me has got a sound that I’m so into right now.

One of their latest singles, ‘Somethin’ Bout You,’ starts off like a dream with repitched vocals that now seem standard on this blog. Once the deep chords hit however, this new style of soul drops to vast new levels.

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Kendrick Lamar · Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)

Fare Soldi lightens the mood for Lamar in this disco rework

When a woman is giving me nothin but trouble, this is my jam to show her. It may not help the situation, but Lamar can pull it off where no other can. I may not have listened to the original too much, but this Far Soldi edition streams right into my disco ear – which I recognize you all don’t have (but should!).

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HAERTS · All The Days & Wings

I got this from a good source

I’m not usually one to take music advice from other people. Running this blog for four years now has made me very skeptical of people’s motives and all I feel like people are doing is pitching me their friend’s music (or their own). But I do have some people I trust, especially with this one, my sister.

HAERTS shining star is without a doubt Nini Fabi who provides vocals for the group, which have a soft resemblance to Stevie Nicks — but I’m sure there’s a better comparison out there. The instrumentals support her well and sure gets you lost in the sound quickly. ‘All The Days’ is the favorite, but ‘Wings’ is a catch too.

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Just Kiddin · The One

The beat does work on these short vocal samples

Just Kiddin’s ‘The One’ stays consistent with the beat and doesn’t vary too much. It also doesn’t rely too heavily on vocals, but just the few stems sampled bring the needed high to this one – hits around two and half minutes in.

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MT. OSSA · Love Jam

Can't wait to see how they play out.

Gentlemen like MT. OSSA are the musicians to wonder about it. Each month I come across an artist or two that I’m eager to see how their music career plays out.

I recently read The Weeknd’s first interview and saw his Complex cover. Abel is one of three or so artists that I’ve ever reached out to for an interview – mind you, he wasn’t so big back then and at the time was a friend on Facebook (my only claim to fame). I may not have got the interview back then, but it’s inspiring to see an artist grow from nothing to someone so influential. Hopefully, it’s just begun for Abel.

I don’t know if MT. OSSA will rise to the status The Weeknd has, but ‘Love Jam’ is my jam right now. This psychedelic indie whatever you wanna call it puts such vivid images in my mind every time I hear it. But as similar as they feel every time, they’re ultimately always changing. Wonder what it’ll look like in 10 years.

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Le Youth with Touch Sensitive at SF’s Rickshaw Stop

People just don't know what they're passing up

This is not a promotion for Le Youth & Touch Sensitive at the Rickshaw this Thursday, July 18 (well that was). But really I could care less who’s going, except for the few people I know here in the Bay Area who are somewhat into this style.

Unfortunately like most people though, including myself, they’re lazy as fuck. You tell them there’s a show this Thursday with producers who are defining the future of disco, funk & soul and all of them coincidentally are working at the butt crack of 7am the next day.

Well, I call bullshit. Not that they’re bullshitting me, but they sure as hell are bullshitting themselves. To choose a good nights rest over an experience our children would have killed to go see, like us and our envy of 60’s culture, is simply a shame and I won’t have it!

So here’s my second attempt at getting these lazy fucks off their ass for a good show in SF. For the rest of you, enjoy a mix of Le Youth & Touch Sensitive’s best. If you are going to the show in San Francisco, let me know in the comments below. First drinks on me.

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