Somehow this totally slipped under my radar earlier this year. Son Lux’s debut album At War with Walls & Mazes blew me away, and this EP is no different. It is full of reworked versions of the LP’s standout track “Weapons” is an example of the many ways one melodic idea can evolve; each track is unique.
Make sure to listen to this with both headphones in and turned up loud.
Son Lux – Weapons V
I feel that this is what BT would sound like if he was a bit more experimental…
The link? Five new songs featuring an all-star lineup of Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Justin Bieber, Raekwon, Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Swizz Beats. Hit up the link, give him your email, and check out these songs:
Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson)
Devil In A New Dress
Runaway Love (Remix) (feat. Justin Bieber & Raekwon)
Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj)
Back in the days when I used the public library system to build my music collection (I was a master at CD ripping), I came across this group called Atari Teenage Riot. When I listened to their album Burn, Berlin, Burn, my concept of what music could be was drastically changed. I don’t think I liked or dislike them at first (digital hardcore is damn abrasive to be sure); they were like nothing else I’d ever heard. But, as with much of the music I was discovering at that time, I soon learned that the group has broken up a few years prior.
Jump forward some eight years, and now ATR is back! They’ve signed onto Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak record label and have a three month international tour lined up for this fall (starting today in Berlin, Germany.) Check out the awesome new live video for their song “Activate” below: