So, I’m kind of in love with this track “Katy On A Mission” by Katy B. It was produced by the raining Dubstep King, Benga, who creates an unexpected beat that keeps me swaying. I tip my hat off to Katy B’s writing because unlike many dance hits, this song actually has good lyrics that any party lover can relate to. “This right I swear will end too soon”—because, seriously, no wants a live party to be over. No wonder, it’s a #1 UK dance hit.
Now, if it couldn’t be better, our favorite Brit, Kenzie Mayhas blessed with us by banging out piano version that takes the song to another level. I love covers that interpret the song differently that it was originally arranged. It’s no longer a dance track. It’s more melodic and soulful. I hope you all will enjoy it too!
DJ’s always have me falling in love and Duck Sauce, a duo featuring legendary DJ’s Armand Van Helden and A-Trak, are no different. Their new track “Barbra Streisand” is sure to bump in the club. Although the song lacks lyrical substance (it is a dance track) the beats are infectious and guaranteed to make you want to dance all night. N0w, dope beats are great but add to that a video that features more cameos than a season of Entourage and I think we’ve got a winner.
The video features cameos from ?uestlove, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Leslie, Kanye West, DJ Premier, Chromeo, and my girl Santigold dancing Kid ‘n Play style with A-Trak.
I hope to hear more from this duo so I may add their music to the soundtrack that is my life.
So during the DMV’s Snowpocalypse 2010, I was able to catch up on a lot of stuff. I actually cleaned up which was a task in and of itself. I caught up on some movies and some TV. And while watching CurrenTV I stumbled upon a show on music from the Pacific Northwest. Most of the bands were a little weird even for my taste, but I did however discover the hip-hop genius duo out of Seattle known as: Common Market.
Common Market is your typical 1 rapper (Ryan “RA Scion” Abeo) and 1 producer/DJ (Alexei Saba “Sabzi” Mohajerjasbi), but with atypical results. No newbies in the game, the pair has been making music together since 2005, and it’s clear they’ve reached a comfortable stride together; it just sounds right. So good in fact that KRS-One invited the on tour with him after hearing an advanced copy of their first album also called “Common Market”. Since then, they’ve released 3 more projects together, including the critically acclaimed “Tobacco Road”.
If anyone is longing to hear music that is both genuine and relevant; smart and funny, then you will be able to appreciate Common Market. While it was snowing I kept watching the video for their track “Tobacco and Snow Covered Roads”, in which RA Scion spit about typical plights of a rapper, shows getting cancelled, other rappers stealing beats, beef, all while he just really wants to dig out of the snow to get a pack of cigarettes. You’ll love “Trouble Is” which tells the story of a farmer, who is rejected by the community where he settles. I can only assume it’s a metaphor for gain acceptance in the hip-hop community. You know typical CrabzInABarrel behavior.
Santigold (formerly Santogold because one of those corny ass “sell me your old gold” companies was threatening to sue her), sold out her DC show at the 9:30 Club within the first two days. They went on sale on a Wednesday and when I thought to buy my ticket it was Friday and it was already sold out. Being a huge fan from day one, I was totally boosted when I scored a last minute ticket Tuesday night off of craigslist.