Archive | August, 2010

Local Music: The Knowmads

31 Aug

Not only did I hit the road to bring you guys a live concert experience, I am also proud to announce that this will be our first Local Music Artist Spotlight! The Knowmads are a four piece band hailing from Marlboro, NJ. Although the band has only been together for a little over a month, the chemistry between the band members is incredible. They are all very talented musicians who really have a feel for music. Their jams are awesome and make you want to dance and their ability to seamlessly change genres on a dime serves as a tribute to their talent. This is the second show they have ever played together and it was a great time (I wasn’t at their first show because I was seeing Sound Tribe Sector 9). The members have gone off to college for now but come Thanksgiving Break I will hopefully have some new music from The Knowmads for everyone to enjoy. I’ve posted some live videos along with a sound board recording so that everyone can put them on their ipods and and enjoy their music on the go 🙂

P.S. If any other bands want us to post their music, feel free to email your stuff with a small description of the band to

Download: The Knowmads Live at the Stony Pony 8/27/2010

The Knowmads – Outsider

The Knowmads – Groovy > Come On (Jimmy Hendrix Cover)

The Knowmads – Peggy’s Cove

The Knowmads – The Aftermath

The Knowmads – 3000 Miles

New Dub Kweli

29 Aug

In our first post we showed you a song from producer Max Tannone, creator of projects like Mos Dub and Jaydiohead. I just recieved an email from Max Tonnone showing Turn Up Your Speakers his new project, Dub Kweli. This is just like the reggae dub remix of Mos Def, but this time it’s Black Star’s other half, Talib Kweli. Talib is a sick rapper and the reggae dubs fit perfectly. Download it here.
Dub Kweli by Max Tannone

Kanye West – Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, & Nicki Minaj)

28 Aug

New, new, new! Here’s the second track off Kanye’s and Jay-Z’s new album, Watch the Throne. Kanye and Jay-Z obviously bring it and even though I’m not much of a Nicki Minaj or Rick Ross fan, this is a pretty good track. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of magic Kanye and Jay-Z can make together. Check it out.

Download: Kanye West – Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, & Nicki Minaj)


27 Aug

A couple sick remixes for your auditory pleasure 🙂

MGMT – Kids (Alex Simmons Remix) by Alex Simmons Music

Linkin Park feat. Jay-Z – Numb (Dark Skies & Beatdoth Power Remix) by andyone

Spotted at Raised On Indie

Artist Spotlight: El Ten Eleven

27 Aug

El Ten Eleven is a great post-rock duo out of California. The uniqueness of the band lies in their ability to create beautiful instrumental composition with only two musicians. Using a double necked guitar/bass and heavy looping, the band creates an organic ambient atmosphere with their music. The simple rhythms laid down by guitarist Kristian Dunn, result in texturized dance jams that are full of emotion. El Ten Eleven’s fourth album, It’s Still Like A Secret, is said to be released sometime in 2010.

Watch this video until at least 3:55, it gets really cool!

Download: El Ten Eleven – I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool

Download: El Ten Eleven – Estrella

Download: El Ten Eleven – Adam and Nathan Totally Kick Ass

Download: El Ten Eleven – Hot Cakes

Artist Spotlight: Brazilian Girls

25 Aug

No, they aren’t from Brazil. And okay they only have one girl in the band, but either way, if you haven’t heard of Brazilian Girls, you should check them out. They are not a new band. Their first album was released in 2005 and they haven’t released an album in two years, but nevertheless, good music is, well, good music. They have a unique brand of electronic music. Its weird and groovy and dancey and a whole lot more. Some of their songs are a little dirty, but you can tell its all in good fun. Check them out.

Download: Brazilian Girls – Don’t Stop

Download: Brazilian Girls – Pussy

Download: Brazilian Girls – Good Time

Download: Brazilian Girls – All We Have

Credit to Bmills for showing me them.

Sampling Metal and Hard Rock?

24 Aug

Here is a small collection of some songs (old and new) of rappers sampling metal and hard rock. Some of these songs are pretty cool and some are just flat out funny. Check them out.

Sample: Van Halen – Jump
Download: Dj Felli Fel (feat. Three 6 Mafia, Lil Jon & Fatman Scoop) -I Wanna Get Drunk

Sample: White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
Download: Pitbull – Give Me A Bottle

Sample: Killswitch Engage – My Curse
Download: Hyro Da Hero – Glimpse Into New America

Sample: Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Download: Trick Daddy – Let’s Go