Music-you-must-make-an-extra-special-effort-to-listen-to-this-week comes from Mr Little Jeans, Frankmusik, Appetite and Homeboy Sandman (just like the headline says).
Mr Little Jeans isn’t really Mr and she doesn’t particularly like denim either. Aka Monica Birkenes from London, Mr Little Jeans is a budding pop star who has, up until recently, been churning out a host of remixes for the likes of the Naked & Famous, Passion Pit, RAC and Pacific. She has an EP out now entitled Rescue Song, where she blends sweet pop with synths, dirty drum beats and some breathy vocals. Very cool. Check out her cover of the Arcade Fire track The Suburbs for free.
I’m glad to see Frankmusik is back with a new offering. Do It In The AM is slightly different avenue for the British electropop musician, thanks to the Far East Movement who has thrown in a hard hit of hip-hop to otherwise pretty vacous electro beats. Check out the various remixes of the record on the Frabkmusik website.
Appetite aka Teddy Briggs, is a drummer and self-taught producer with a taste for electronica. Fiery Ring is reworking of the famous Johnny Cash song Ring of Fire. The record is just genuis, which has taken the original and evolved it into something very cool, but keeps just enough of Cash so you exactly what it is that you are listening to (a big pet hate of mine is when bands cover a record and don’t recognise it – what’s the point?).
Homeboy Sandman makes me very excited about the world of hip hop. For at least the last 10 years, hip hop has been a pretty mediocre genre that has has played it too safe but slowly very slowly, it seems to be embracing other influences such as dance and electro. Not only can Homeboy Sandman spit some serious rhymes, he’s perfectionist when it comes to choosing the beats and incorporating and collaborating with different musical influences.
Tasseomancy – The Darkness of Things
Bosco Delrey – Baby’s Got A Blue Flame
Frankmusik ft Far East Movement – Do It In The AM
Rochelle Jordan – How To Feel
Ronika – Forget Yourself
Blackbird – Jus’ Someone
Dynasty Electric – Radiation
The Breaks – Planning to Rock
The Rosebuds – Woods
Tellison – New York New York New York
Iceage – Broken Bone
An Horse – Dressed Sharply
Brilliant Colours – How Much Younger
Alan Watts – Jukebox Dad
WU LYF – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
Metronomy – The Bay (Stop Making Me remix)
Mr Little Jeans – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover)
Appetite – Fiery Ring (Johnny Cash cover)
Digital Leather – Sea of Hate
Fall On Your Sword – The First Time I Saw Jupiter
I Break Horses – Hearts
Odonis Odonis – Mr Smith
Railcars – Hounds of Love (Kate Bush cover)
Vetiver – Wonder Why
Woods – Pushing Onlys
Homeboy Sandman – Cassettes Won’t Listen
Dirty Vegas – Little White Doves (Nightriders remix)
Fool’s Gold – Street Clothes
Noah & the Whale – Tonight’s the Kind of Night
Pinsky – Half Full
Underworld – Diamond Jigsaw
Wombats – Techno Fan (Diplo remix)