Archive for June, 2010

0082 Outkast – So Fresh So Clean @ 2:53

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Outkast Stankonia

“we are the coolest motherfunkers on the planet, and my my…”

Part 2 of the Outkast Stankonia Trifecta.

I have seen them play this live, and it was killer. Yessir.

I always remember when my buddy Jono told me how much he liked this song back when it came out. He wasn’t the biggest hip hop guy, so I thought he liked it because of the fact that he liked to stay so clean. Literally, he took at least 2 showers a day, and was always running late because of wanting to take a shower.

He’d always be singing along to it wherever we were, and I’d be like…yeah you are, you smell like Zest dawg!

So fresh so clean 2:53 – 3:15

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From Stankonia, released through Laface Records in 2000.

0081 Outkast – Bombs over Baghdad @ 1:46

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

“Ha, Yeah!”

Part 1 of an Outkast Stankonia trifecta.

Check out the drums and synth on this part, and Big Boi going a mile a minute. Crazy. Dope album and that’s why we’re doing 2 more on Stankonia. This album is the pre-cursor to their Grammy award winning album of the year Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. You can hear the ascendancy.

Bombs over Baghdad 1:46 – 2:17

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From Stankonia, released through Laface Records in 2000.

0080 LCD Soundsystem – Dance yourself Clean @ 3:00

Monday, June 14th, 2010

“Don’t you want me to wake up….”

Big Synth drop right here. I was lucky enough to interview James Murphy (the main guy from LCD) a couple weeks back for ExploreMusic and I asked him about this part of the song. He said he’s a big gear guy, and that he sidechained about 6 synths to get this the way he wanted it. I remember watching a video of Kanye talking to Timbaland about whether the kick drum on Stronger had enough oomph…there are parts of songs that a producer knows have to hit hard, and I think some producers spend days if not weeks tweaking the compressors, filters and effects settings once they’ve already got the notes played.

You’ll be thankful when you hear this, I am. Check it out.

Dance Yourself Clean 3:00 – 3:32

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From This is Happening, released through DFA Records in 2010.

0079 The XX – Stars @ 2:46

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

the-xx-xx

Se xx y album, sexy track.

The extra little pause up front makes it.

Stars 2:46 – 3:30

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From XX, released through Young Turks Records in 2009.

0078 Tom Brock – There’s nothing in this world that can stop me from loving you @ 2:51

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

tombrock

“baby nothing…nothing in this world…”

Love this because of the sample. Just Blaze flipped it.

For Girls, Girls, Girls by Jay Z.

This is an easy one.

There’s nothing in this world that can stop me from loving you
2:51 – 3:31

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From I love You More and More released through Soul Brother Records in 1974