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Music

Electric Wire Hustle, J Dilla music video and more

Electric Wire Hustle is an “electronic/organic trio” from New Zealand who’ve been getting mad love from across the ol’ blogosphere.  I honestly don’t know a lot about them, but this track, called ‘Perception,’ definitely got my attention.  Based on a sample from “Inside my Love” by Minnie Riperton (a joint that was best flipped, in my opinion, by Tribe on ‘Lyrics to Go‘), the track has a nice mellow vibe to it:

Also making the internet rounds is a new music video for the J Dilla track ‘On Stilts.’ From his posthumous album ‘Jay Stay Paid,’ the video has a surreal, cartoonish feel that I’m really digging.

Finally, on a bit of an older tip, here’s two videos of producer Kev Brown cookin’ up a hot beat. If you’re not into beat-making they may not appeal to you, but I’d say give ’em a shot, if only to get a glimpse into the incredible creativity that goes into producing a dope beat:

Courtesy of Fresh Selects.

Music

Duck Sauce and People Under the Stairs kick it oldschool

Some throwback goodness for your eye- and ear-holes:

First up is the newest video by 4080 favourite People Under the Stairs. Channeling early 1980s Japan, the video, for their track ‘Trippin’ at the Disco,’ purports to chronicle the first time “rap music had ever been performed in Asia.”

Next is the discotastic 70s-inspired video for ‘aNYway,’ the first track by Armand van Helden and A-Trak’s collaboration, Duck Sauce. (Yeah, that was pretty much the greatest sentence I’ve ever written.) Check it out:

Is it just me, or do the guitars used by van Helden and -Trak sound a lot like the guitars in the classic Stardust track ‘Music Sounds Better with You’?

Think about it.

Cool Geek

The rebirth of music videos

Everyone has been saying that the music video is dying.  MTV has, in the past decade, essentially given up on it.  Now we see MTV and Muchmusic and VH1 and all the others focusing way more on other programming.  We get awful ‘dramas’ like The Hills, or people hurting each other (Jackass).  Hell, even The Real World, or My Super Sweet 16 are enough to make you long for the days of cheesy midi keyboards and hilarious fades.

Either way, I think you’ll all appreciate the new MTV Music site:

MTV MUSIC – I Want My MTV

There are more than enough videos on there to keep you busy.

Then again, you could probably find most of these on Youtube anyways.