Monday, June 30, 2014

Video: Liars - "Pro Anti Anti"

We are over halfway through 2014 and I can confidently say that the Liars most recent release will absolutely make my year end best of list. “Pro Anti Anti' is the latest single and video taken from the aforementioned MESS LP  and see’s the group continuing their fascination with digital effects both in the studio and via their videos. Yoona Park handles directing duties and with the help of the killer tune somehow makes something as pedestrian as a photo-shoot seem so damn sinister.

"Pro Anti Anti" is out today on limited colored vinyl and download and features remixes by Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey (Factory Floor), London based producer, Truss and one from the Melbourne collective Nest Of Teens (who remixed Liars’ previous single, ‘Mess On A Mission’). In addition, the single comes backed with an exclusive new track ‘Waste Fraud’ and a radio mix from Daniel Miller.

You can also grab THIS playlist to hear more Liars music.

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "Lorde Be Clubbin'"

Last week I started to shares some exclusives with the promise of more to come as we approach July 4th celebrations here in the U.S. We start this week off like we did last with some more remix/mashup fun; this time using Lorde’s - "Team" and Ice Cube’s "We Be Clubbin'" for a result I like to call “Lorde Be Clubbin’.” As always you can stream, download and share the tune from below and if you like what you hear look for several more to drop this week.

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Lorde Be Clubbin'
Lorde - "Team" vs. Ice Cube & DMX - "We Be Clubbin'"
Recorded May June 2014 in LIC, NY
97.99 BPM Key D#m
Design by Jediak

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Exclusive: Onomatopoeia Playlist Series: Vol.4 "☦he Ballad of a Slow Prisoner"

Some more exclusives today with a new addition to the Onomatopoeia Playlist Series to share by the name of, ☦he Ballad of a Slow Prisoner. Let’s call it an early 4th of July mix  and since we are all spending more time outside  enjoying the sun might as well have some new tunes for those backyard bbq’s.  The mix includes over four hours of music from the past, present and future spanning a wide range of genera’s alongside a healthy dose of remixes, mashups and more.

I will not be posting any of the track information here or in the metadata normally attached to the mp3 files. If you would like a copy of the full track list you can contact us via email and we will gladly send it your way. 

Onomatopoeia Playlist Vol. 4 -  ☦he Ballad of a Slow Prisoner
67 Tracks, 4 hours 15 minutes
Collage Art Jediak


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Listen: Slow Magic – “Girls”

It’s been a long while since sharing anything official from SlowMagic but the mysterious producer recently  signed with Downtown Records and is gearing up to release some new music.  His latest single, “Girls,” is a characteristically chilled out tune that fits perfectly with the warm weather of summer.

Listen: Rustie - “Raptor”

Scottish producer and Warp Records roster member, Rustie, has announced Green Language, the 13-track follow-up to 2011′s Glass Swords. Our first preview of the upcoming record is the rave-vibrant “Raptor,” which continues to move the Scott’s sound into even more whimsical places than before. Look for Green Language to drop on August 25 via Warp Records and enjoy some accompanying visuals with the track below courtesy of Daniel Swan.

Video: FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”

FKA Twigs recently announced her debut album and with it has shared the Nabil-directed video for the first single, “Two Weeks.” Twigs usually has some striking visuals accompanying her songs and the stunning, gold-laden theme of this one is no different. LP1 arrives August 12.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "Monster Bone"

Summer is here so I figured it was time I let loose some stuff I’ve been working on over the last couple of months starting off with a little Bone Thugs mixed with The Automatic. Not afraid to admit I was a little nervous sharing this as it's my first solo outing without the second half of Perestroika but hey what the heck!. Listen, download and share below...

/ˈjedˌīak/ - “Monster Bone” 3:27
Bone Thugs N Harmony - "Just Vibe" vs. The Automatic - "Monster
Recorded May - June 2014 in LIC, NY 
143.98 BPM Key Em

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Listen: Alt-J – “Hunger Of The Pine”

Nice, I was really jonesing for some non hip-hop/electronic music and this new Alt-J tune by the name of “Hunger Of the Pine” fit the bill perfectly today. The track will appear on the band's sophomore album, This Is All Yours, out on Sept. 22.

Bassist Gwil Sainsbury left the group making the quartet a trio but their sound most certainly remains intact.

The song, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing "I'm a female rebel" from her song "4x4," is, according to Gus Unger-Hamilton, "composed entirely of new and spontaneous ideas that arose during writing sessions for the second album. It was written very quickly using some guitar chords and sounds being layered on Ableton, and seemed to signal a bit of a new sound for us. The lyrics mainly suggest the idea that missing someone — pining — can be a physical pain much like hunger."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Listen: Aphex Twin - "Caustic Window" (Full LP Stream)

Unless you have been living in a cave, or in less dramatic fashion simply don't consider yourself a fan, you probably know that the long lost Aphex Twin album under his Caustic Window alias was “shipped” out yesterday  to backers of the hugely successful  Kickstarter campaign.  For those who don't know the history behind the release back in April, a test pressing of an unreleased 1994 Aphex Twin album called Caustic Window surfaced online. It was originally listed for sale for an absurd $13,500 on Discogs, but before it was sold, a Kickstarter was launched where fans could pay for a digital copy of the album; and like myself many did exactly that, raising $67,424 on a goal of $9,300.  Of course roughly ten hours after the music was distributed copies have made their way online for download and streaming for all those to enjoy that found the $12 asking price too steep.

Outside of the tunes, the collection ends off with some charming prank calls, giving a real human touch to the otherwise mysterious and reclusive artist; a perfect way to end off an album that found it's release through such an over-the-top manner.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Video: Mastodon - "High Road"

Mastodon have shared their video for "HighRoad", the lead single from their forthcoming album Once More 'Round the Sun. The humorous video was directed by Roboshobo, aka Robert Schonber, who also handled the band's video for “Curl of the Burl” back in 2011. The story centers around a nerd heavy crowed enjoying some LARPing; look for Once More ‘Round the Sun to drop on June 24th.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Video: Blood Orange – “You're Not Good Enough”

I’ve shared quite a bit from Blood Orange via our playlist series including the excellent single from the best of 2013 Cupid Deluxe LP, "You're Not Good Enough," but had reserved the option to do a proper post on the Devonté Hynes project until something post worthy came along and today is that day.

Looking like it drew inspiration from the 1980’s the video for “You’re Not good Enough” is a good time featuring questionable lighting, wardrobe choices, dance numbers and cameo’s including FriendsSamantha Urbani and the video’s director Gia Coppola.

Download/Listen: Death Grips – “Niggas on The Moon” (Part 1 of The Powers That B LP feat. Björk )

Late last night Death Grips gifted yet another free LP, well at least the first half, entitled Niggas On The Moon, with an announcement that a second half, titled Jenny Death will follow sometimes this year. The whole project goes by the name The Powers That B and if that weren't enough part 1 feature’s Björk on all eight tracks. The record’s official release will come via Harvest/Third Worlds Records but for now listen and download it below via multiple sources…

niggas on the moon tracklist:
01 Up My Sleeves
02 Billy Not Really
03 Black Quarterback
04 Say Hey Kid
05 Have a Sad Cum
06 Fuck Me Out
07 Viola
08 Big Dipper 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Video: Dye – “She’s Bad” Feat. Egyptian Lover

It’s been a long while since we shared anything from French producer Dye. Last time we officially checked in was back in 2011 with the very memorable song and video for “Fantasy;” but fear not the Parisian recently returned with a new twelve-track record called Cocktail Citron and with it we get another exceptional video.

Enlisting the vocal stylings of West Coast rap legend Egyptian Lover for his latest track, “She’s Bad.” Jérémie recently said: “it is about a girl, a bad one, who’s too sexy for human beings.” The video was directed by filmmaking duo Dent de Cuiraka Jean-Philippe Chartrand and Benjamin Mege, who also directed the “Fantasy” video mentioned above.

The short sees temptress Aude Auffret saunter round a tiki bar setting, her face replaced with library footage cuttings of wildlife and fizzing volcanic springs, Altered States-style. “We were looking at John Stezaker’s layered, peel-away collages, and referenced a book of tattoos and how they sit on the body,” say the co-directors.

Dye: She’s Bad on

Listen: Wife – “Tongue”

After sharing WIFE’s “Heart Is A Far Light” back in April James Kelly has let lose another track from his Tri Angle Records debut titled “Tongue.” Listen to the track below and look for What’s Between to drop on June 9th with production from labelmates Haxan Cloak and Lie  (as well as an earlier spell with ex-Vex’d producer Roly Porter.)

Video: Jack White - "Lazaretto"

Jack White has been in the press a lot lately over comments he made in a recent Rolling Stone interview, the whole thing is a big boor but thankfully the man’s music is anything but and tends to speak for its self. Directed  by Jonas and Francois, “Lazaretto,” is the title track from his new album and the video is jam packed with razor sharp visuals, full of chic imagery and shot in classic black and white. Lazaretto is officially out on June 10th.

Video: KOOL A.D. - "Word" (Prod. DJ BlesONE)

Kool A.D. shares the hand-drawn NSFW video for “Word” from his Word, OK LP animated by Teddy O’Connor. The video was directed by the pair and follows the release of the project, which dropped in March and can be purchased via Kool’s Bandcamp. There is a Fritz The Cat type vibe to the whole thing as the Dog character embarks on a journey of sex drugs and rock n’ roll that ultimately lands him in hell, great stuff from someone who often goes the found footage route for his videos.

Video: Riley Hawk's "Shep Dawgs Vol. 4" Part

I originally saw the Shep Dawgs video just under a month ago but am running behind on posts; regardless I figure a lot of people still haven't seen it so I decided to still share it here. Most non skateboarders are familiar with the name Tony Hawk but much like the name Pharrell is now synonymous with radio pop, once mom recognizes the faces and names that define a style that shit is D-E-A-D!

Clip-stacking king, Riley is Hawk’s son and produces so much footage you just have to pick the edit you want. This one showcases his big snaps, smooth style, and gnarly spot attacks. Check it below and watch individual clips from the film HERE.

Video: Shepard Fairey – “Obey This Film”

Shot and directed by Brett Novak and commissioned by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art  in South Carolina on the ocassion of "The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns."

In the twelve minute video Shepard discusses his influences and inspirations which are pretty much spot on with anyone involved in this type of graphic art. Skateboarding, punk rock, pop culture, re-appropriation, graffiti etc…

Shepard most certainly bears his influences for all to see but sometimes I get kinda bummed out that it’s all so deeply rooted in the 80’s and 90’s. There are plenty of groundbreaking things going on nowadays, maybe we should all let the proven but very, very, very tired and overused imagery of  Black Flag, The Clash, Public Enemy, Johnny  Cash and more be set to rest already and begin championing the next generation of audio visual inspirations.  I love the work, I have since the 90’s and will continue to,  but there is nothing more depressing to me than the “guy” who still listens to and loves all the same things he did as when he was in highschool making claims that art and music aren't as good now as they were back in the day.

Video: Europa Europa and The Knife – “För alla namn vi inte får använda”

The Knife have teamed up with political art group Ful for an audio visual experience titled Europa Europa. The project was written and directed by Nasim Aghili and focuses on Sweden and the EU’s migration politics.

In celebration of the forthcoming July 1st opening the duo has shared the Roxy Farhat directed video for one of the songs featured in the cabaret, titled "För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda".

According to the video description on Youtube, the song is intended to "praise all those hundreds of thousands of people who defy the cameras, the deadly waters, the barbed wire, the violence and the compact political resistance, and make it across the external and internal borders of Europe every year." 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Video: The Antlers – “Hotel”

Wow I didn’t actually realize the new Antlers album Familiars wasn’t officially out yet, it literally leaked two months ago; but for those who still follow the practices of yesteryear’s music experience you can start getting excited as the official June 17th drop is drawing ever near. Directed by Derrick Belcham, "Hotel" marks the second set of visuals from the LP, we shared the first in March for “Palace” and while the visuals come from different people both clips fit in the same universe.