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Electro/Disco/Dance, HipHopTrappTwerk, Indie/Rock

2018 Year End Round up

We asked our DJs and team to share their top 5 of 2018. This is what we came up with.


Childish Gambino-This is America

OTHER TRACKS:

Summer Magic


Tierra Whack - Whack World

Aubrey Henderson says, “Pretty Much this whole Album”

Listen


Little Dragon - Lover Chanting

Listen to the EP


Billie Eilish - When the Party’s Over

Other tracks: Lovely, Hostage


Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION - Falling Down

Check out SAD by XXXTENACIOn


Anderson Paak - TINTS (feat. Kendrick Lamar

This album is worth a listen. It includes guests such as Q-Tip, Dr.Dre, J Cole and many more.


Idles - Colossus


Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba









King Princess - 1950


J. Cole - KOD

Other Tracks on the Album:ATM, 1985, Kevin’s Heart


Jungle - Heavy California

Also this year:

Happy Man

Beat 54 EP


Kali Uchis - In My Dreams

Michelle says, “check out this whole album. She’s so dreamy.”


Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel


Twenty One Pilots-My Blood


Anti Up - PIZZA


YG - Big Bank



Troye Sivan - My My My!



Drake - In My Feelings


TroyBoi - Drip (no mayo) Feat. Healthy Chill


4.G-Eazy - 1942


Zero Waste Life Hacker, Indie/Rock

ZWLH S.1 Ep.3 feat. artist DYLLAN

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In our third episode of the Zero Waste Life Hack podcast we feature music by one of the most talented and etherial artists coming out of the Los Angeles music scene. DYLLAN is fresh but with a voice that has the maturity of a million moons. If you want to sip on that coffee a little longer in the morning blue light or hang upside down off your sofa by candle light, you should be listening to DYLLAN.

I have curated playlists on Spotify & Apply Play of DYLLAN music not featured on this blog.

Take a listen!


Listen to the podcast on APPEL, GOOGLE PLAY, or STICHER

For more information on becoming a ZERO WASTE LIFE HACKER visit

www.zerowasteco.com

Indie/Rock

Big Red Machine

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Do you love Justin Vernon and Bon Iver? Do you love Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National? Check out their new project Big Red Machine— named after none other than the Cincinnati Reds.

Born from the idea of continuing to break down the rigidity of the music industry, Vernon and Dessner earlier this month launched a new collaborative platform called PEOPLE. So many awesome artists to pique your interest and help you discover some new sounds. 

Soul/R&B, Punk/Post Punk, Indie/Rock, Electro/Disco/Dance

A Playlist for Your Revolution

In January, a community based pop-up art show took over a warehouse space in the downtown Los Angeles area bringing together some of the most talented artists, musicians, and activists working for us today.  The themes of the show were based around topics of "Justice as a Human Right", "Together We Rise", "No Human Is Illegal and No Human Should Feel Unsafe", "Love, Peace and Empathy", "Manifesting Solutions", and "This Moment in History."    With powerful exhibits and moving panels, this was a positive and humbling event that lead those who participated to question their part in today's call to action.

I was lucky enough to DJ at this event and put together a playlist of some of the songs I played.  

For more information visit www.into-action.us/

Indie/Rock

HMD Guest Series: Larth Vader "Summertime Finds"

I found Texas-based Khruangbin after they played here in LA last summer and fell in love with their thai-funk/surf rock sound. I think I've listened to The Universe Smiles Upon You at least 100x in the past year. Check out White Gloves, or, for more dance-y sounds, People Everywhere (Still Alive) is great. They recently released Con Todo El Mundo in late January. If you're also in LA, they're playing a few shows in Highland Park March 22, 23 and 24.

Indie/Rock

Kenzo’s Latest: "YO! MY SAINT" feat. Karen O and Michael Kiwanuka

We’re loving the latest video for Kenzo’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection. YO! MY SAINT, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, features a beautiful duet between Yeah Yeah Yeahs goddess Karen O and Michael Kiwanuka (who you know from the 2011 single Home Again). The video takes us through an array of emotions, building to what Kenzo declares as “an arresting crescendo and the fades into a gorgeous lullaby coda.” The cadence and visuals so beautifully depict the role of the muse throughout history through the near-nymphic characters Sayoko and Ryuichi, women to whom the video's hero is tied throughout his creative endeavors in the world of high fashion.

Kenzo continues to salute creatives prolific not only in style, but also spirit. Carol Lim states, “the beautiful part about this video is it’s two women that decided to make this film together. It’s an amazing artistic endeavor and a conversation between two women. A female musician and a female director.”

This video is the sixth in a series from Kenzo’s creative team, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon (who together founded Opening Ceremony in 2002). Kenzo’s continued series is amazing in that it depicts the convergence of media and communications, modern and historical— from audio, to visuals, to textiles— and also illustrate the power of gender and sexuality, a subject so influential as we enter 2018.

Check out the entire project in all its colors at www.kenzo.com/en/yomysaint.

Indie/Rock, Soul/R&B

Can't get this song out my head by Kurt Vile called "Pretty Pimpin"

Kurt Vile’s hazy, introspective folk-rock somehow sounds more effortless with each album. Stripping back some of the layers and length of 2013’s gorgeously textured Wakin On a Pretty DazeB'lieve I'm Goin Down... chronicles the low-key but disarmingly funny inner monologue of a seemingly ordinary dude—half Neil Young and half Winnie the Pooh. It starts with a long look in the bathroom mirror (“Pretty Pimpin”) and eventually makes it to the front door (“That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say)”), with some extraordinary insights along the way.- Itunes

 

Indie/Rock

IDLES – The Bristol punk band for the age of social collapse and Kanye West

'Our aim isn't to start a revolution, but we talk about politics in the pub, so it'd be weird if we didn't sing about it' - Idles lead singer Joe Talbot

Despite being a punk band, Idles are a mess of competing influences. They cite jazz, The National and minimal techno as inspiration while Talbot grew up on a diet of hip hop, garage, jungle and R&B. In fact, you can draw a direct line between Kanye West and ‘Brutalism’. “‘Yeezus’ really helped us come out of our shell,” enthuses Talbot. “That idea of bravery and restriction really inspired us.

“The fact that Rick Rubin gave him two weeks to write lyrics and he came up with all this abrupt and brash sounding music is so cool.”

“What did Kanye call Rick Rubin?” adds Bowen excitedly.

“He said he wasn’t a producer; he was the reducer. He basically took all this work Kanye had done with loads of different producers and went, ‘keep that bit, ditch that bit.’ He took Daft Punk and Evian Christ and boiled it down. A lot of ‘Yeezus’ is like that – Kanye really took a risk on it.”

With the dregs left of my pint, I ask Idles about how they’re dealing with all their growing attention. Talbot just shrugs. “We’ve stuck to being ourselves; you can’t force it. All you have to do is stick to your guns and one day Theresa May will become Prime Minister. Then everyone will be looking at you.”

“So have we been lucky that everything has turned to shit?” says Bowen. A sly grin spreads over his face, perhaps sensing an avenue for a bit of friendly piss-taking.“Yeah!” exclaims Talbot, hardly missing a beat, “what else would we be talking about if things hadn’t turned to shit? It would be whack; I’d be singing about trainers.” - Words by  Dominic Haley 

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