I want to thank Afro-Punk for introducing some really great music to me, especially #Soundcheck. Though, I hope they don't mind if I take time to add some of my favorite recent music within the vein of most of the music being covered.
Subtitle "I Can't Be Disturbed"
Thank goodness Hellfyre Club had the sense to talk Giovanni Marks out of quitting hip hop forever, otherwise I would not have been able to hear what kind of hip-hop Subtitle sounds like. Before he hit us with Black Jack Parsons, all I heard was that he released a few albums on the former Gold Standard Laboratories, and sudenly quit. I checked his music on YouTube, but if it weren't for me knowing his real name, I wouldn't get to hear him.
Anywho, "I Can't Be Disturbed" is a slice of lo-fi new wave flavored rap made to take us through the frazzled noggin of G. Marks himself. Hopefully, enough people check out his stuff on Hellfyre Club and his Bandcamp to see My So-Crev Lifeget plenty of attention.
To be honest, I'm a little disappointed he hasn't been getting enough attention for his new stuff from what I"ve seen, but I guess that's hat happens when you can't come across a video when typing Subtitle. (File with Friends, Escort, Tanlines, Death and Earth under names too vague to Google.) Google Black Jack Parsons. Enjoy!
Busdriver "Utilitarian Uses of Love"
Busdriver is one of those artists that I always mention when someone asks me to name some of my favorite artists/bands. Everytime Busdriver releases an album, I always wind up listening to it more than the last allbum he released. (Although, I still believe his best album is Jhelli Beam, despite me never able to pick up a copy of Temporary Forever and Cosmic Cleavage). What interested me about Beaus$Eros is the fact that all the projects Busdriver took on prior (Physical Forms, his Animal Collective cover) prepared us for his interest in creating an avant-garde mix of hip hop, electronica and indie pop.
His new track "Utilitarian Uses of Love" starts off ambient, progresses into what it would sound like if aliens imitated our version of reggae, before switching over to future disco. All in what is supposed to be one of his post-breakup songs on the album.
If you like avant-hip hop, electro-pop, the idea of pushing genres into various interesting directions, I highly recommend checking out Beaus$Eros.
Alright. Those are just my picks that I highly recommend checking out. Just thought I'd introduce some of my favorite artists today. :-)