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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A quasi-intellectual hodgepodge of tonal hobnobbery...

Bouier showed the Daft Punk x Louis Vuitton jumpoff, so the very least I could do is provide the actual Daft Punk mix itself.

Daft Punk fans will notice elements from "Aerodynamic", "Human After All", Kanye West's "Stronger" [which sampled Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger", also included], Busta Rhymes "Touch It" [sampling "Technologic", also inlcuded], and "Da Funk".  The mix has a different vibe than most of their other mixes; it's more structured, and a little funkier [peep the re-rendition of "Harder Better Faster Stronger" about three minutes in].

Oh, and just when I get tired of Swizz Beatz and T.I., they go and drop some shit like this.  

*giving a sec to actually click the link...heard it?  OK, let's move on*

That'd be T.I.'s "Swing Ya Rag", feat. Swizz Beatz.  I have to admit, I haven't liked a T.I. single this much in a very long time.  Even Swizz steps out the box a lil, offering the same high-octane club banger as always, but with a slightly different rhythmic flavor.  Horn-driven, guitar-laden, organ-assisted [the organs are there, just not as loud] hype juice.  The guitar actually sounds like it belongs in a Mannie Fresh track.  Go ahead and add that to the playlist.

What know you of Sneaky Sound System?

"I Love It", first single from their self-titled debut album.

Sneaky Sound System is a electropop sextet hailing from Sydney, Australia.  Believe it or not, you've actually heard them before, sort of: lead vocalist Connie Mitchell contributed the eerie wailing background vocals to Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing".  Winning two ARIA Music Awards for "Best Dance Release" and "Breakthrough Artist" [along with being nominated for five other categories], they return with a second album, simply titled 2.  Both albums are available on Waterfront Records online.  Oh, peep the official:

Oh, and as always, the bonus:

Not entirely sure, but given the familiarity of the synth riff, I'd say Shondrae [whom you'd probably refer to as "Bangladesh", but no, that isn't his name] produced this one.  I like it; the soprano vocals are a nice touch.  In fact, if I didn't know this was Ciara, I wouldn't know it was Ciara [+5 Redundant Points for Murph]; even the vocals on the chorus sound unfamiliar.  Luda comes through and drops a quick 16 [seems longer, but it's not]; it's nothing special, but I like it, simply because it's good to hear Ludacris and Shondrae working together.  If you didn't know, Shondrae produced the bulk of Ludacris' first [read: best] two albums.  Know thy history.  But I digress...

Ciara’s new album Fantasy Ride drops in September, and will be composed of three separate discs, each with different themes and five to six songs, bundled together.  The first disc is called Groove City and will contain sensual songs like “Promise,” while the second disc is called Crunktown and includes tracks akin to Ciara’s 2004 introductory single, “Goodies.” Finally, the up-tempo Kingdom of Dance will showcase Ciara’s house-leaning, freestyle-tinged cuts.  Oh, and Danja is supposed to be producing the majority of the album[s].  Sounds good to me.  Her last album was also pretty decent, so...looking forward to that.

*whew*  Long entry, but...that is all, bipeds.

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