Shoutout to the Sleeping Dogs video game soundtrack which showed me some of what Ninja Tune (the record label) has been up to with its own dedicated radio station within the game.
The equivalent of an Asian Grand Theft Auto IV (with a little to be desired in the driving department) Sleeping Dogs was originally released in late 2012, but was given away in January 2014 on Xbox Live’s servers for Gold Members as part of their “Free Games” promotions.
The game is pretty fun, playing as undercover Hong Kong PD cop, Wei Shen, but what surprised me even more was the soundtrack for the game (which only plays while driving usually), for a game released in late 2012 Square Enix chose several songs that were WAAAY before their time (I wish I’d played this game sooner, I wanted to too when it first came out!)
The Electronic radio station “Ninja Tune Radio” features artists such as Emika, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Bonobo, Plaid, Flying Lotus, Two Fingers and Stateless. I am still analyzing the Hong Kong Hip-Hop/Electronic station (HKLUB) which features many local Hong Kong rap groups and DJs.
Either way big ups to Square Enix for their soundtrack choice in the game, which really surprised me to be honest. Their Audio department for the game gets a cookie, most def.
[New Release:] New Mix “Nightwalkers Mix 2014-2-27: Get UP! Let’s RUN The Night!” – LUMINUS on Soundcloud DL AVAILABLE!!!
A aesthetic blend of house, EDM tracks from upbeat to down-tempo, spanning several artists in a continuous DJ mix by LUMINUS. I made this mix earlier last night. DL is available on Soundcloud.
Enjoy! Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!
KiD CuDi releases Satellite Flight: Journey to Mother Moon with few hours notice on Twitter and exclusively on iTunes.
The album features many of the dark, space-like overtones and sounds Cudi is known for.
Following the Beyoncé marketing/distribution model Cudi released the album two months early, without any promotion and mainly just by informing his followers on Twitter the album was now available.
Standouts include the rock-influenced, WZRD reminiscent “Going to the Ceremony,” and the more spacey, deep tuneage of “Destination: Mother Moon”, “Satellite Flight,” and In My Dreams 2015.”
“Copernicus Landing” also channels this spirit and the more beat-influenced ride through intergalactic soundscapes of “Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Know,” what we would expect from the Moon Man.
The album is a good listen all the way the way through and reminds one of his last album Indicud with elements of the Man on the Moon albums and his WZRD project.
If this album release is successful we are bound to see more artists “suddenly” releasing albums and more no-marketing, direct-to-fan approaches, which for Beyoncé worked incredibly well. Not good news for promotional agents, great news for music artists and their fans it appears.
Queen Bey drops the video to “Partition” and in less than 24 hours has more than 1.5 million views. The comments are rife with stanns, haters and those crying Illuminati. But everyone on YouTube wishes they could pull off a feat as amazing as that. I ain’t mad at her…!
I’ve been posting updates all day on my Twitter account and Facebook. Check ‘em out for some news on Games, Music and Chamblee, GA that I don’t feel like reposting all over my blog (sigh, I’m lazy). Also look out for major overhauls on the blog coming this week now that I have some time off from work. And if you have a 3DS get at me (I’m a gamer geek on the inside)!!
I’ve been playing a lot of Bravely Default (review here) and some Pokemon Y (I’m still a newb, so battle me or send me some decent pokeMANS plz, kthxbai), if you’d like my friend code please send me a message on my social media or to email@example.com. I’ve also been updating info on my Youtube account so check me out there as well!
Thanks everyone have a nice evening (and ALL my fellow ATLANTANS, ENJOY THIS BEEEEAUTIFUL WEATHER)!
Some new chill future bass music from APH x Renz, the Australian electronic-DJ duo, A Purple Heart & Renz Beatz. Both hail from Brisbane, Australia and produce electronic music in genres such as FUTURE BASS, Deep Bass, Space Jizz, Jersey Club and more. Look out for more chillwave music from our fellows from waaaay across the pond!
Special thanks to TRAPNATION.com for this find!
http://youtu.be/lxkZjs8aVuo Throwback to a great Drum ‘N Bass track I discovered about a year ago to beat this icy weather. “Amazon Rain” is a beautiful track that builds a melodic overtone throughout the song getting stronger and climaxing midway through. If you don’t have time for the lengthy though ear-pleasing building that lasts around 4 minutes skip to about the 4:30 mark. The vibe of the song will get you moving, or make you feel like you should be moving (great for racing…games, don’t race to this track, especially not in this weather!) If you’d like to hear another jam from B-Complex that is just as atmospheric in its melody and complex in its beat (and even features female vocals!) check out “Broken Windows (feat. ill-esha)” – http://youtu.be/NGQYq0E3Xzs
Twofold’s EP “The Second Phase” is available on iTunes and Beatport. It can best be described as, “Post-Dubstep”
Twofold shows us what post-dubstep music should sound like, more akin to its Drum ‘N Bass, Dance (almost techno if you will) roots and less bass-centered “wub wub” music (as Borderlands 2 so amusingly put it) on their EP “The Second Phase”.
I bought their EP on Beatport.com after hearing the first single “Skyfire.” Always a fan of vocal dance music this song, struck a chord with me, no pun intended. Also on the EP, “Goliathus” and “Violet” are stand out tracks making Twofold a definite artist to look out for in dance clubs. The final track “Sector 14″ goes back to the mainstream dubstep sound, or almost a Heavy Drum ‘N Bass track centered around a “noisy” buildup, climax and breakdown. Nevertheless, for the price, this is a great EP for any EDM fan and for DJs, two of the tracks are already at the mix-friendly 140 BPM. Check ‘em out for yourself!
Buy it for $5.99 on Beatport now!
LAXX’s “Step One” was highlighted by EDM website group UKF Dubstep
Step One by LAXX. Source: UKF Dubstep
Checking my YouTube subscriptions I almost reluctantly clicked on a new single shared by the group UKF Dubstep. Mainly because that last word in the groups name, the oft thrown around, and at times despised genre of music that hipsters won’t even give the time of day anymore.
However to my relief, LAXX’s “Step One” is not your everyday Dub track and what’s more, as a long time fan of EDM since before “Dubstep” was “invented,” what does it matter what the hipsters like? Let them have it, right?