Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Friday! Christopher Walken Calls Xbox Live

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited because by day’s end I’ll be off to bigger and better things for the next couple weeks as I take a much needed vacation to go see friends up North. On that note let’s keep things fun and light hearted this morning with a Happy Friday post.

Picture the scene: Christopher Walken gets home after a day on set, he’s an every-man type of guy so he likes to kick back and relax while on his couch playing some Xbox One, but he can't because like the folks at Sony he's been "hacked". So like so many other gamers before him, Walken makes the dreaded call to Xbox Support.

Written and Dictated by Dai Ling Ping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Go Buy This: “Dr. Dreidels”

I usually try and drop a gift suggestion or two during the holiday season that fits thematically with the blog, today I can provide my first recommendation in the form of a Hanukkah gift for all your Jewish hip hop friends out there. Hannah Rothstein, a Bay Area artist, recently combined her love for Hip-Hop, Hanukkah and puns by designing dreidels with Dr. Dre’s likeness on them. Each side of the dreidel features a different image of Dre that was laser-etched onto the wooden canvas. The packaging also features a mirror image of Dre’s Beats logo to signify a “d” for dreidel and also acts as a good reminder how much of a whore the good Dr. has become in recent years. 

Head over to the official website for more information on the Dr. Dreidels.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Video: Panda Bear - "Boys Latin"

Animal Collective’s Panda Bear is set to release his fifth studio LP, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper on January 13th. The record leaked about a month back and it’s pretty great. “Boys Latin,” is the first video and it's a vibrant animated journey directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch. The video premiered on Adult Swim over the weekend and has some thematic nods to some of the network's more popular animated series'. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "Video Codes" (Ludacris vs. FKA Twigs)

Happy Sunday! I’m spending the morning nursing a hangover; it’s the holiday season so things have been a bit slower here at camp Onomatopoeia while I’m out being festive in real life. Hopefully I’ll get some posts up this week before I go on vacation to the Great White North starting things off with a new exclusive live remix I threw together of 2014 favorite FKA Twigs and Ludacris. Stream, share and download “Video Codes” from the player below..

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Video Codes (Ludacris vs. FKA Twigs)
Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg - "Area Codes vs. FKA Twigs - “Video Girl
Recorded December 2014 in LIC, NY
100.00 BPM Key Am
Design by Jediak

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Video: Giraffage – “Tell Me”

Directed by Adam Avilla, Giraffage's chopped up electro pop jam "Tell Me" is one of the strangest videos I’ve seen in a very long while. A suitably tweaked music video, featuring a canine cast like you've never seen before. Donuts, emotions, childbirth... the circle of life really! If you like what you hear you can grab Giraffage's Fool's Gold EP No Reason now.

Video: Death Grips – “Inanimate Sensation”

Death Grips officially called it quits earlier in the year with the promise of new music before year’s end and it would seem we are seeing signs of the projects imminent release as 2014’s end fast approaches.  Taken from Jenny Death, the second half of their upcoming double album the powers that b, “Inanimate Sensation” sounds a little bigger and bolder than a lot of the material on the already shared Niggas On The Moon disc. The visuals for “Inanimate Sensation” is as with all things Death Grips, unique. Taking place on a fallen jumbotron that has crashed through the floor of a basketball court, the video flicks between distorted computer graphics and MC Ride. Word on the street is that the LP will drop on December 27th which is precisely why I don't release my favorite albums of the year list until the year is officially over.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Friday: Every James Hetfield "Yea" Ever

An oldy but goldy.

Listen: Jam City – “Crisis” & “Unhappy”

Jam City is set to return with his sophomore LP in the New Year and producer recently shared two tracks, “Crisis” and “Unhappy.” The tunes are quite a departure from the Jack's last LP which was super crisp minimalist techno, this time around there is a much warmer feel, living in a space somewhere between his existing work and chillwave music.

Listen: Jean Deux - "Right Now"

Chicago continues it’s renaissance as the dominant breeding ground for current hip hop music as the latest offering from Jean Deaux and Tim Suby is bound to get some attention.  “Right Now” pairs the talented singer/emcee with some adventurous production that’s built on jumbled vocal stabs; a style that’s definitely been gaining traction over the last 3, 4 years and one I continue to enjoy.

Video: Vessel – “Red Sex”

Tri Angle recording artist Vessel teamed up with director Harry Wright for the visuals to “Red Sex.” The video is pretty odd, showcasing two naked men in a police cell getting freaky with some random every day household appliances and machinery. Wright was influenced by the aesthetic of the “home movie” and seedy, amateur porn films.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Video: Liars - "Mask Makers" (Extended Version)

The Liars manage to squeeze out yet another video before years end, this time it’s for Mess album opener “Mask Maker.” Directors of Photography Zen Sekizawa & Ernesto Lomeli keep things relatively simple with the tight shot of band member Aaron Hemphil but still retain the beauty and uneasiness of both the new extended version of the song and the existing universe of videos that have been shared from the Mess album thus far.

As an added bonus the band have made the extended version of the track available for free download for a limited amount of time, grab yours here and enjoy the video below…

Listen: Turned Out A Punk Episode #4 - Meredith Graves

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham recently started a podcast series called Turned Out A Punk, in the podcast he interviews people about their backgrounds in punk rock. On this week’s episode he chats with Perfect Pussy leader Meredith Graves where they discuss a multitude of social subjects including the singer's formative years, the misogyny, sexism, homophobia and racism that exists in the music scene today. It’s not all super serious though as the two also delve into some music geek type stuff and lighthearted fashion talk in the hour and a half chat. So grab a comfy chair and something to drink, kickback and enjoy the show.

Listen: Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

It’s been a while since we heard anything new from Purity Ring so it was a pleasant and unexpected surprise when “Push Pull” was shared yesterday. I don't have much information on this one; presumably it’s out first taste of the follow-up to Shrines? Whatever the case the soothing visuals were provided by  Renata Raksha and the tune sticks to the successful tried and true formula the duo established on their debut. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Video: Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)”

Run The Jewels teams up again with Timothy Saccenti  to continue their onslaught on the music biz with yet another new video to share with their fans. “Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)” is a  little more straight forward than the scripted visuals for “Blockbuster Night Part 1,” dropping a clear narrative for some slightly trippy drug induced footage of the two emcee’s rapping.

Am I the only one who is starting to think this whole Run The Jewels praise from everyone is as late as late can be? Remember when the U.S. finally fell in love with Daft Punk a good 15 plus years after everyone else did? Both these emcee’s have been releasing quality music for years yet it would seem that only now the mass public is on board, great for them but it’s all a bit strange when I see Killer Mike on CNN talking Fergeson more than I see him on TV spitting rhymes. Again both Jaime and Mike deserve the praise and have interesting things to say, I just hope these people are around once the public has moved on to their next obsession, or perhaps I’m the type of guy who would prefer if they just left now?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Listen: mis-bit – “Amphipolis”

After "Përmallim", "Amphipolis" is the second installment of the Saudade sessions from upcommer mis-bit. More quality down-tempo electronic experimentation from the Greek with a clear aesthetic influence from his current home in Albania.

"If only the caryatids of ancient tombs could sing, they would undoubtedly attempt a drowsy siren call, partly menacing, warning of their presence and partly alluring, eager to be discovered."

Download/Listen: The Neighbourhood - “#000000 & #FFFFFF Mixtape"

The Neighbourhood finally dropped their long promised mixtape this weekend.  The rock group took inspiration from hip hop’s mixtape culture and have given the “album” away for free. #000000 & #FFFFFF features appearances by Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Raury, Dej Loaf, and more. Stream from below, and download the entire project at DatPiff.

Video: Mr. Oizo – “HAM”

Anytime Eric Wareheim is behind a new video it’s worth sharing, the fact that this time it’s in conjunction with electronic mainstay Mr. Oizo makes it even better. “HAM” goes the absurd route depicting what Eric calls “The Future Of America,” it’s comically grotesque and stars John C. Reilly going after, wait for it, a Flat Eric doll. AWESOME!

If you like what you hear you can grab the recently released, The Church LP directly from Ninja Tune.

HAM from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Listen: Bine – “Afraid of Everything”

Bine dropped a new tune that further refines his still free, Things Will be Better From Now On LP. “Afraid of Everything” is probably a little more energetic in it’s approach then previous work but the producer clearly has something to say when it comes to this more “glistened” sound that’s just as relevant.

Listen: These Arms Are Snakes - "Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home"

These Arms Are Snakes are no more but we are still getting some music from the outfit including b-sides, alternate takes and a new song by the name of “Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home.” The song officially appears on a split 7” with the Coathangers that came out on Friday but if you didn’t catch it you can give it a spin below…

On a related note Brian Cook recently opened up about a possible Botch reunion, Brian has always said no way but recently revealed that his band mates told him to stop saying that.