By: Natty Morrison
(NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LIKE IT’S AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONSTER TRUCK RACING, WITH AN EXTENDED ECHO.) Welcome, welcome, welcome…to Natty’s, Natty’s, Natty’s….Picks, Picks, Picks… of the Week, Week, Week! (NOTE: YOU MAY NOW DISCONTINUE READING WITH SAID ECHO. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LACK OF MONSTER TRUCKS.)
1. “Scheme” – The Polish Ambassador (Remix)
I like seeing nice guys succeed. And I like seeing people in jumpsuits succeed. So when I’m able to somehow combine those two, it’s going to be a home run. And I’m going to like it. With David Sugalski (aka The Polish Ambassador, aka the nicest guy I know, aka a dude who knows how to rock a jumpsuit) out on an east coast tour with Sound Tribe Sector 9, I’m excited for those not living on the left coast to get a chance to hear this future-man’s future-sounds. Check out this bouncy remix of the STS9 tune, “Scheme.”
2. “Today is Tomorrow” - Spankalicous
On this ethereal track, Spankalicious pulls from so many different sounds, it’s difficult to tell where in the world he got the idea from. And I mean that literally. Elements of eastern flutes, Tablas from the Middle East, early 1930s western jazz piano stylings, late 1980s Nintendo-style 8 bit…It’s like playing “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego!” (Hint: She’s not in San Diego. Flagrant false advertising.)
3. “Bubble Gutz” - Shadow Attack
Every time I check the new releases from Deepblip Records, I’m met with a facefull of goodness. In this case, it’s messy, atmospheric glitch-hop from Shadow Attack. I’ve dropped him on here before and was not sorry. Same case in this one. Now, does anyone have a towel? I’m covered in this messy goodness.
4. “Somebody That I Used to Know” - Gotye Ft. Kimbra (Savager Remix)
When you’re doing a remix, sometimes it’s not all about your own skills. In fact, one of the most important things is pulling from quality sources. You can remix all you want, if you’re remixing shit, it’s going to end up sounding like shit. Luckily for Savager, he knows how to pick ‘em. The male/female counterpart harmonies, combined with blunt lyricism and stripped down vocals give this track some real flavor.
5. “Bury Your Fucking Dead (Bootleg)” - AdamDecay
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Dubstep is the metal of electronic music. Now, BURY YOUR FUCKING DEAD!
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