Saturday, 4 June 2011

KOAN Sound

Here it is folks, my pick for best dubstep tune of 2011, perhaps one of my favourite songs of this year so far. it's extremely simple, heavy and will stay stuck in your head for a while. If you're into dubstep, I'd definitely recommend getting hold of KOAN Sound's new Max Out EP.

KOAN [Pronounced Ko - Anne]: A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening.

Oh, and make sure it's turned up very very loud :)

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Aloe Blacc

There's been a lot of hype around Mr. Blacc recently, with the majority of it stemming from his single "I Need A Dollar". If you're one of the few that haven't heard it, then stop reading, open a new tab, YouTube it.

I don't necessarily like RnB, but I don't think that's even required; just listen to his voice and relax. Here's his cover of 99 Problems (Jay-Z) in the Live Lounge.

What most people don't know however, is that Aloe is a multi-talented man; he spent the the beginning of his career in the Hip Hop duo Emanon, with producer Exile. Here's their track "The Words". Fair enough it may be different to what you're used to, with a slightly jazz driven guitar beat, but give it a chance.