The song that Richie Hawtin proclaimed "Best Track of 2006" (DJ Magazine) lives on in this brand new music video. (click subject line to check the vid)
Directed by www.lockerpartners.com
taken from Teki Latex' "Answers / Dinosaurs With Guns / I Was Sober" ep
which is produced by, respectively, Renaissance Man, Noob, and Orgasmic
and is available on beatport here :
Heavy-on-the-sublime Danish duo Syntaks don't need pretty, ethereal videos for us to enjoy their music, but who doesn't like pretty, ethereal videos? Directed by Syntaker Jakob Skott, the above clip for "Blue Sunshine" (from the Ghostly-released Ylajali) layers warped found footage over slo-mo portraits of Anna Cecilia, Skott's bandmate and partner. So, add "romantic" to that previous list of adjectives. An MP3's below for take-home vibes.
We're gonna pause the free music for a second to highlight this video, a re-written version of Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning" specially recorded for the Kofi Anan-led Tck Tck Tck Campaign, which is fighting to demand climate justice from world leaders at December's UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. Climate change is, quite obviously, one of our world's most critical problems, and this collaboration is to serve as a musical petition to world leaders to act on the issue. The song features RCRD LBL friends and fam Theophilus London, Freeland, Amadou & Mariam, Dan Black, Mark Ronson, Miike Snow, and more, and is available for free from the organization's website, where each download will be considered a petition signature. Not a whole lot of effort to help a very worthy cause.
A 19 y.o. rapper from the sunny and studious city of Montpellier.
Discovered last year by Tekitek, he was, well, 18, and only had a couple of freestyles on his myspace page.
After a fistful of well-noticed appearances on the first three STUNTS releases, here's his first street album, titled "PRET POUR L'ARGENT" ("Ready for Money"). Produced by Orgasmic, and a whole new wave of promising french producers.
15 tracks, plus some freestyles, featuring some well-known names in French indie rap: Cuiziner, Craiz, Charly Greane, Tekitek...
The CD might be hard to find outside France, but you can buy it on iTunes .
Before I remind you the way to the Stunts blog, here's the video for "Marty & The Hit Factory", shot in two hours, and delivered to us two days later:
So, the blog:
A couple of songs from Joke for you to download, all the links you'll need to order the CD, and freebies from the whole STUNTS gang.
It's mostly a francophone place, but it's really time you learn the language, my friends.
Like a bad dream, a bad date or a bad trip – sometimes a music video clashes with the positive aural and visual associations that you had previously envisioned for the song so badly that it bursts your sensory bubble and you can never view the song the same way again.
Thankfully, this brand-new Faunts video does the exact opposite. Like a good dream, a good date or a good trip, the video matches the aesthetics and narrative of Feel.Love.Thinking.Of so seamlessly that you get romanced by the song all over again. Directed by Ryan Bosworth, the video tells a love story that's not too cloying cute (after all it takes place in a psych ward). Plus, the dude in the video is Clark Gable’s grandson. Doesn't get much better than this.
The Love Language has a breezy, hazy, lo-fi quality that's steadily addictive. Just a month or so ago, we first posted the jaunty surfpop jam "Lalita," which hooked us so bad that we decided to stream the whole album on RCRD LBL (see below), which in turn provoked us to find anything and everything else we could on this band. Hence this video "Sparxxx." Aesthetically gritty, the homespun video looks like it was shot on 35 mm film using a second-hand Super 8 Elmo or something else as beautifully ghetto. It includes a party scene with bubbles, Stu McLamb belting on a 1960's Elvis/Rocakbilly mic, brown-bagged 40s, and a cake fight. Need we say more?
*PS the streams below will only be up till the end of the week, so make the most of em.
I picked this Telepathe song as today's video thrwbck because I was supposed to see Telepathe a couple nights ago and missed it. Because I've always wanted to roast marshmallows over a candle. Because a bodega-bought bacchanal with tangerines, peppermints, and cheap champagne sounds perfect right now, even though it's breakfast time. Because I've always secretly or not so secretly craved wearing a blond wig and orchestrating a dance session in a damp, dark alley illuminated by headlights. Because Busy and Melissa have the no-frills, delicately defiant allure that is every boy-turned-graphic-designer-in-Williamsburg's wet dream. Because I don't mind this song being in my head for the next 10 hours or so.
This new video by the new wave-esque, electro-pop girl band, Hearts of Palm UK, was shot in LA by photog/artist Ian Broyles and set on various green screen backdrops - giving it a DIY film-school feel that is comical and appropriately 80's-esque. We are guessing the pyramids, moon and other significant mystical symbols has something to do with Erica Elektra, the heavily-tatted keyboard player who writes the songs; word is she's an astrology expert and "resident mystic."
PS: The song from I Flow EP (see below) is the first of SIX EP's coming from Hearts of Palm UK's debut album For Life.
Special delivery: We're debuting the illustrious, legendary DJ Felix Da Housecat's newest video, "Kick Drum" exclusively here on RCRD LBL. It's home-made courtesy of Felix - and includes a little intro to his fans in the beginning. It's the perfect accompaniment to "Kick Drum," that's got mad hypnotic vocals, prominent house kick drum percussion (big surprise), and sexed-up, thumping bass. Need I remind you, Felix is set to blow up the dance tent at Coachella as well this year?