I this week saw the newest Ryan Gosling vehicle (no pun intended) Drive. To say it was intense would be an understatement. The most gripping part of the film though was not even the acting (though there was plenty of quality work, to be sure), it was the music. Gosling was quoted as saying that he wanted Drive to be "like a John Hughes movie with violence", and the soundtrack (compiled by accomplished film score composer Cliff Martinez) felt just that way, iconic 80s vibe with lots of dark and infectious beats. The last time a soundtrack clung to me like this was with Donnie Darko, but Drive's soundtrack is all the more haunting for being full of songs I had no previous association with.Take a listen to two of those great songs below and read more about the soundtrack here.
Oh and if you can take bloody Rambo-levels of violence, check out the movie too!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Here are 3 EPs I'm recommending you all check out:
Robin Hannibal: Bobby EP
The producer from the amazing (and underrated) duo Quadron, produces and sings on some really soulful and slinky production here. Stream below...
Robin Hannibal - Bobby by Plug Research
Lunice: One Hunned (Lucky Me)
Like a synth rollercoaster thru the set of Blade Runner, this is full of some futuristic (what does that mean anymore, haa) bangers. It'll make you wanna get up and dance. Stream and cop here thru Bleep.com (they accept PayPal!)
Amp Live: You are not Human (The Love EP)
Have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this one here. The producer from hip hop group Zion I delves into some music concrete and jazz influences in this instrumental, dare I say "beat tape", excursion. Download for free here at his facebook.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wow, this is an awesome fucking video to my favorite Frank Ocean song. Bravo, High5Collective.
Watch it now!