Posts Tagged ‘synthesizer’

0138 Kings of Tomorrow – Show Me featuring Elzi Hall @ 1:34

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

“everything and nothing stays the same, the only rule, I know, is not to follow”

In LA, there is a lot of great radio, the best is KCRW I think. I’d always known about Garth Trinidad who plays all that classic soul and rare 70’s stuff I love, but it was later in the evening and this was a house show, which I’ve since looked up to discover is a show put on by Raul Campos. So we’re heading home after dinner, and on comes this track. All I can think about is what makes radio so great, and how everybody is jamming to this classic sounding deep house track at the exact same moment. This track is even more warm than the weather out there.

And the best part, gotta be that synth wash at the :20 mark below…

House will never die! Let the brosteppers and Skrillex get all that commercial money. This is the real deal electronic music being made right now in 2012.

Show Me featuring Elzi Hall 1:28 – 2:02

More on Sandy Rivera and The Kings of Tomorrow here.

0103 Vampire Weekend – Giving up the Gun @ 2:59

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

“I see you shine in your way, go on, go on, go on”

I love that instrument in the background.¬† This is a good one to start off year #3. I thought I’d be rich by now though…

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Giving up the gun 2:59 – 3:31

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From Contra, released through XL records, 2009.

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.