A$AP Rocky

Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has been making a lot of waves in the web-o-sphere, including a tour with Drake, not to mention a $3 Million record deal. So he had quite a bit to live up to with his debut mixtape.
However, it almost seems like he didn’t hear the hype. For most people $3 Million would be a gauntlet. Most people would have something to prove. Not A$AP. Who, along with his crew of beat-makers (Clams Casino being among them) mash together drudgy, smoke-and-syrup filled Houston rap with East Coast lyrical flow.
It remains to be seen whether A$AP can stick around for the long haul or if he will blow by like most buzz-darlings.

Grab A$AP Rocky’s debut mixtape here.

Check out a video for the single “Peso” below.

 

New Track to make it over the hump

Not-New-Years-Yet Resolutions:

Lose weight
Eat right
Keep up with friends/family
Build a birdhouse
Run a marathon
Donate $5 to charity
Start a religion
Buy a hat
Dissolve invented religion
Post to my blog more

Here’s a song to get you through the rest of the week.

Check out this excellent track from London producer Deadboy. He takes a Bon Iver sample and turns it into something completely different. Sweet action.

via Gorilla vs. Bear

Disco Crunk?

A good friend of The Cassette Deck is one hell of a DJ. She classifies her own music as “Disco/Crunk.” Not sure what that means. Then again, I’m still not sure the definition of “Crunk.”

I think it was a term coined by a shitty rapper called “Lil’ John” who wears a lot of gold a jewels and drinks a lot of “Lean” which is a way for poor urbanites to “get loaded.” It’s a drink that combines regular old cough syrup with sprite/juice and grape jolly ranchers.

Sounds like shit to me, but then again, I’m an upper middle class suburbanite who can afford Jack Daniels and a real glass to drink it out of.

You know what's in my cup...

Regardless, Lauren Blakestad mixes some “crazy good shit” tunes. Check it out.

New Robyn Track

Robyn will be releasing her third album of 2010. It’s impressive enough if an artist can get two albums out…actually one per year. So this outpour of production from the Swedish-born Robyn is staggering.
Check out the first single from Body Talk, Pt. 3 “Indestructible” incidentally the acoustic track from Body Talk, Pt. 2.

Track courtesy of Stereogum

October Blues

It’s now October. Where does the time go? It feels like just last week I was toasting champagne over the 2010 changeover. It’s almost time for 2011, and that means we’re a little bit closer to 2012 and the end of the world. At least it will make for some bomb-ass parties. No sense holding back if we’re all going to wake up dead.

Kinda nervous about the end of the world. Since I don’t really believe in Heaven/chilling with God/Jesus-bro when you die, I’m not really looking forward to dying

Are you going to "chill" with God/Jesus-bro after the zombie apocalypse?

Anyway, this brings me back to October. Even though we’re on the edge of an apocalypse, October is my favorite month of the year. First of all, Halloween. Halloween is the best holiday of the year. You get to dress up and scare little kids, drink a ton and eat candy for no reason other than it’s fun.

What are you thinking of going as for Halloween this year, since it’s costume picking season? I’m think about a Shark. Because Sharks are king of the sea.

Kind of like the Sufer Blood bros...

Also reminds me of the Surfer Blood bro’s album cover, incidentally one of my favorite releases of 2k9.

Is Candy Corn the “alt” candy or just “shit?”
Is Halloween the ultimate holiday?
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Is a shark a sweet costume or “mega-lame?”
Which one of your bros is going to throw the best slammin’ Halloween party this year?
It won’t be me.

Enjoy Fall
Enjoy Candy
Enjoy Halloween
Screw Christmas (via lame Santabro)

Fuck You Santa

Bombay – El Guincho
Too Much – Sufjan Stevens
Moonlight Dance – Sally Shapiro
Octavio – Viva Voce
Idioteque – Radiohead
Western hospitality – Club 8
Slow – Twin Shadow
Fountains – Teen Inc.
Fair Weather Friends – Daedelus
Serious Encounters – Drummer
Post-Paint Boy – Stephen Malkmus
Morgan – Cloud Nothings
Ghost Pressure – Wolf Parade
Camino Muerto – Growlers
Shot Down – Sonics
Safe at Home    2:15    Eternal Summers    beko_16
Brave New World – Weezer    Hurley (Deluxe Edition)    Rock
Frank Heat – Universe (Phaseone VIP) – Phaseone
Tighten Up – The Black Keys
You and I – Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek
Ghost – Neutral Milk Hotel
So Many Ways – Mates Of State
Please See – Liam the Younger
The Old Days – Dr. Dog
Dream City – Free Energy
Thee Only One – Frankie Rose
Simple graces – Delorean
Strangling Good Guys – Trailer Trash Tracies
Who Do You Love – Museum of Bellas Artes

Vinyl Countdown

10. Feeling Today – Botany
9. Martin Luther King Day – Times New Viking
8. Padding Ghost – Dan Deacon
7. Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
6. Circled Sun – Chromatics
5. Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix) – Deerhunter
4. Badlands – Growlers
3. Search Party – Small Black
2. Anyone’s Ghost – The National
1. You Don’t Love Me – Kim and Grim

New Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus, i.e. multi-instrumentalist producer Steven Ellison, might have cut his teeth making beats for Adult Swim bumps, but the guy has some major producing chops. After two ridiculously good albums in Los Angeles and Cosmogramma Ellison dropped a new EP, Pattern+Grid World today. Here is the single “Kill Your Co-workers”

Courtesy of Stereogum.com

New Crystal Stilts!

Oh snap! Crystal Stilts are back with a couple new singles that will be the A and B side of a 7inch that comes out at the end of October. Check them out!
Win!

“Shake The Shackles”

“Magnetic Moon”

(Courtesy of Stereogum.com)

Where The Wild Things Are track? Karen O? Yes Please.

Who’s excited for Where The Wild Things Are? I am, Karen O’s (i.e. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s singer) new song for the soundtrack just dropped. It’s not too bad. Check it out.

Listen to a Karen O Wild Things Song

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Cheers

-Kyle

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