Ratatat is a Brooklyn based duo that produces some good tunes that are easily recognizable but diverse in their minimal synthesized melodies and progressions. Their music can replicate tonal landscapes that are reminiscent of bands like Radiohead, The Strokes, Crystal Castles but also vary into different musical themes that employ melodies riffs and sounds from all sorts of musical genres from hip-hop, to R&B, to New Wave and Rock. It’s hard to find any bad songs by this band. Here’s a bunch of other great songs with music videos on YouTube that I found by them that are really worth listening to. You have to hear them to get a taste for what this band can do. Be careful not to play them all at once. 😉
This is my favorite Kid Cudi song and Steve Aoki’s remix of the song kicks it up a notch with a fat chorus beat so thick you can beat a horse with it. I love the way the song lulls down just long enough to slow you down and then slams you with the big house sound. I recommend trying to do something that you normally do during your day that’s boring and suddenly the task will appear enjoyable and you’ll wonder if you ever had it so good. The best part of wake’n up is fat beats in your cup.
Rivers To Roads Master 4 by SongoftheDay
Song of the Day today is Rivers to Roads by the recently formed Australian duo called “Triforce”. Heavy Gameboy synth mixes create the framework for their unique experimental electronic blend of dark pumping tracks dipped in gold by haunting female vocals. The group consisting of Charlotte Lohman and Ryan Smith out of Sydney offer free downloads of songs off their mini-release. While busy in production building their first album this year I believe Triforce is poised to go big on the international indie electronic scene with their combined talents and rare audio combos. I’m looking forward to their next tracks, which based on their variety and uncommon style are sure to hold some surprises.
FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD – TRIFORCE MINI-RELEASE Including Rivers to Roads, Dante’s Inferno, and Waterfalls & Birdcalls.
Big Black Delta’s the name, and cruising through space to electronic music’s their game. The unsigned experimental indie electronica band out of Los Angeles, aka BBD, has kept it low profile this year with only one concert listed on their official BBD website for June 29th, like 3 hours ago, or still right now! The lack of live shows is probably because they’re hard at work laying out new mind expanding riffs in the studio this year. And to show their love for fans of pulsating and mind warping sounds, they’ve released tracks off their new EP for free, get some!
If you tap into their BBD Twitter page you’ll see their recent buzz build up for the show included a tweet about a London UFO sighting and earlier today a message to a friend who couldn’t make the show, rooting him on to get some 9u$$y action. Odd timing for writing this post I think. I’m feeling blessed to have them on my Song of the Day music blog. These guys are right up my wanna-be astrophysicist video game playing alley(way).
Did I mention they’ve got a free EP for download. Please take advantage! Download Big Black Delta’s EP.
Now for the deep and heavy on this electro pop group capable of producing orchestral soundtracks. Venezuelan-born Jonathan Bates, formerly of the Los Angeles band Mellowdrone, began his solo project Big Black Delta out of the desire to create a new kind of pop music. By purposefully doing everything slightly wrong in the studio, using any instrument available, and combining it with UFO folklore, the Big Black Delta project was born. BBD’s first release BBDEP1 is available to fans as a free download on their website through topspin and BBD is putting the finishing touches on a full length LP, BBDLP.
Apart from BBD, Bates teamed up with M83 to do a remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” off the Tron Legacy Soundtrack and was featured on and did a remix of Sonioi’s track, “Houdini”. Bates also co-produced “Mountaineer” and “Lady Killer” for the band White Sea (with Morgan Kibby of M83) and often writes and performs with them.
Singer Songwriter Jo Hamilton’s music is light, playful, intimate, captivating, and fully featured. Her songs are anything but standard, each one introduces a variety of styles, intros, creative harmonies, instruments, and melodies. Her voice is reminiscent of Annie Lennox and Feist but with the creativity and playfulness of Bjork. One can only appreciate the artfulness of her music video and use of non-traditional instruments.
Jo Hamilton’s debut album “Gown” features this song along with several other journeys in sound and harmony that are sure to pleasantly surprise. Perhaps Jo’s eclectic style can be attributed to her multi-cultural and always traveling up-bringing which took her around the world to places that most people would never imagine could be combined together into one lifetime.
Take a look at this short film which covers the making of her album Gown to get a better feel for who Jo is and get a deeper glimpse into her enchanting world.
Jo’s album was released under the creative audiophile record label Poseidon Records out Birminham UK.