The MacPodz describe themselves as “Alien Exhaust Jazz Meets Townie F**K Rock.. One of the coolest party’s on planet earth!” Now just because I have no idea what that means doesn’t mean that this band isn’t amazing. One of the only guitar-less, five piece jambands I know of, The MacPodz’ music stretches from jazz to funk and everything in between. It actually took me about 10 minutes of listening before I realized that they don’t have a guitarist. Bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums is a rather refreshing break from the stereotypical model of what a jamband is. The MacPodz are definitely a band that should be in any music lovers ipod. Here’s a live recording of them performing at All Good Music Festival this past summer (the whole show is awesome but Track Four is especially cool because a short beatbox/flute solo). For more shows check out their archive page here.
Spotted N e Tempo at The Brain Trust’s blog. The Brain Trust is a hip-hop and electronic event production company with ties in Boston and NYC. They have worked with many artists like Major Lazer, KiD CuDi, O.T.T, Talib Kweli, EOTO, Rusko, Telepath, Brothers Past. N e Tempo really stood out to me as a duo that could really tear up the dance floor. Their music runs through the electronic genres covering dub step, breakbeat, house and downtempo. They have opened for big acts in the electronic scene including EOTO, Big Gigantic and Orchard Lounge. I really dig this band so check them out on Facebook and enjoy.
Disco Biscuits-Konkrete (DJ Vous & N E tempo Remix)
The Orb dropped their new album today title Metallic Spheres in collaboration with the great David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Gilmour is featured at the forefront of the album with his guitar loops and improvisations giving it a very Floydian quality. Gilmour’s melodic and rhythmic guitar is a great addition to the Orb’s electronic back beats. The album is set up on two sides the “Metallic Side” and the “Sphere Side”. Each side is a collection of songs that melt seamlessly into each other. This a very cool album and its awesome to hear that David Gilmour listens to modern electronica music 🙂 Pick up the whole album on iTunes here.
Javis Faux is a 22 year old music producer based out of Augusta / Atlanta, GA. Let me say that this kid has a lot of talent. He has produced tracks for Niko Villamor, Yelawolf, HollyWeerd and a few other artists. His recently released instrumental album, Javis Eat World, is full of sick beats just waiting for someone to spit over. Download Javis Faux’s album here. Also check out his website and follow him on twitter.
Nic Hunt AKA Equaleyes is an eighteen years old out of suburbia in Fairfax, Virginia. His music sticks true to hip hop. This kid has a lot of potential and is out to represent the lifestyle of a normal teenager with normal problems. He produces all of his own music and has put out a solo tape and two collab tapes. You can download his solo tape here. Equaleyes will be opening for Mac Miller at Jaxx Nightclub in Springfield, VA next Sunday October 10th so if you live in the area you should definitely go out and support. For more Equaleyes check out his youtube page here.
First off I want to say that I love this band’s name mainly because my children will never know of the lost planet of Pluto. My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine … will forever be an incomplete pneumonic. So Long, Pluto is a 5-piece band out of Scranton, PA that formed in early 2008. I actually met these guys in a bar last week while I was in Scranton for a medical school interview. I overheard them discussing what time signature the song that was playing at the bar was in and I just had to chime in. We had a pretty good conversation about musicianship and various bands and I offered to do an artist spotlight on their band. The band is made up of a keyboardist, two guitars and a drummer along with a violinist which adds a unique spin to the stereotypical template of two guitarist, a bassist and a drummer to which so many bands ascribe. This song is called “Everything You’re Not” and was just released today. Definitely check out their myspace and facebook and pick up their album Come Revisit El Paso!here.
I spotted Time Crisis over at Lost In Sound and I had to share them. Time Crisis is the newest project from Fameless Fam. Adding electronic music to any genre makes it better and that’s exactly what Time Crisis has done. Their music explores genres from hip-hop to post rock and blurs the lines of separate genres. They are a great band and worth a listen. Get their whole album from iTunes here.