“Steven Seagal - On Deadly Ground (demo)”
I know this makes me the star AND movie “Steven Seagal - On Deadly Ground” because I’m not sure if Bryant Canelo wants me posting this up or not. Or linking his Twitter account to this post and divulging in unearthing more mystique. But I cannot help myself. “Steven Seagal - On Deadly Ground” is beyond repeatable. It’s the first taste. Even though the beat villain released 928 under his name for the first time just a few days ago, “Steven Seagal - On Deadly Ground” takes the cake. Here’s why…
I’m sitting around at work doing nothing ‘cause fuck-it-all, Bryant sends me another link to his SoundCloud page, I’m listening, and around the 38 second mark, the song changes pace: lush guitar and drummin’ keys perfectly leveled in sound equally complementing the vocals that pour in. “No way” comes in and sounds a bit familiar, but the lyrics keep hitting, and then he coughs, and I KNOW it’s Bryant. Yeah. That him singing in that breathy and trailing off voice I had been used to hearing in conversation and not (verbally) through song. And it’s complete anti-beat instrumental mix in the back just softly trumpets out into a sync’d NON-sync’d measure of discord that flutters off into the wave.
“Steven Seagal - On Deadly Ground” co-staring Bryant Canelo streaming below:
• Bryant Canelo: https://soundcloud.com/bryantcanelo
“Open Up Yr Mind”
ENTER THE RIGHT FUCKING NOW :
THIS IS THE NU AMERICA :
YOUR BODY AND MIND BECOME 1 IN THA CLUB :
CLUB ON SMASH :
LET’S GET IT :
FUCK A GENRE :
BOOT UP ON THE MOLLY :
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES ON DECK :
FLEXIN WITH THE SPIRIT :
SCHWARZ GOT THE SAUCE :
TALKIN MOTIVATION :
BALTIMORE IN THE ZONE :
INTERNET IN THIS ZONE :
SLINGING STR8 POSITIVITY OFF A REAL 100✓ ZEN-GEEKED DOMEPIECE :
CALIBRATE YOUR SHIT :
OPEN UP YR BODY :
“OPEN UP YR MIND”
Max McFerren (MCFERRDOG)
“Real Problem” / “I Wanna See”
Max McFerren has been making a name for himself in the New York City electronic music scene for years now. His ever-growing reputation can only be justified by not only the amount of shows and the variety of places he’s played, but also in the continuing experimentation and range as evidenced in his newly released music.
First up is the Boiler Room debut track “Real Problem” via Aery Metals:
Next, “I Wanna See” was made under his alias MCFERRDOG, put to a random video of NYC fuckery, and was released this week on that tape Club Amniotics via 1080p Collection.
Sing by 1080p for your copy of Club Amniotics today!
Jintana & Emeralds
After the bombastic glitter-bursts of their breakthrough 2012 single, Jintana & Emeralds are back with a rhythmically sparser but no less dreamy trip to the “Moon” with all its spicy magic. Nostalgia is ever a sicky-sweet affair, so it stands to reason that these fresh-faced Japanese neo-doowoppers — Jintana Emeralds (steel guitar, Pan Pacific Playa), Kashif Emeralds (guitar), Crystal (track maker), and singers Toi Emeralds, Chao Emeralds, and Mami Emeralds — infuse their sound with a feverish sort of drift. Sure these are some chill sounds, but I’ll be damned if I don’t feel a little drunk on them. The image of someone gracefully evaporating into a chaise lounge comes to mind, as does the blessed simplicity of David Lynch’s shared affinity for all things nifty. Once one gets over the garish quality of the pose, this song overflows with a beautifully disorienting sort of charm. Much like their patchwork Takashi Aoki-designed outfits, Jintana & Emeralds are as curious as they are sleek and seductive.
In all its gently-bent splendor, “Moon” is a pretty cool place to dip one’s toes — and it’s yet another reason to be excited for their full-length debut, Destiny, out this week on P-Vine. The future is always a dream, and the past (not necessarily our own) is filled with moments we’d like to turn around in our hands and savor like an ice-cold, tapered little bottle of pop: cold light of day flit through as it may. Lucky for us boundless, insatiable music lovers, Jintana & Emeralds are here to set things spinning.
El Sereno Records, the label responsible for dubbing tape gold from the likes of Family Event and TONY FERRARI have dropped their first release of 2014, and this time it’s nothing aaronmaxwell related. No, ESR006 belongs to Japanese producer Yagi, and is filled to the shell smooth piano samples and world guitar licks, all overtop that El Sereno bed of mid-fi vinyl hiss, quick drops, and filter sweeps. Gotta love a label that sticks to its guns, no matter what part of the world its material is being sourced from. Unfortunately, in the time between me finding out about the release of Moments and writing this post you are now reading, the tape has red-lettered (sold out). Sorry. But I feel this is an opportune time to tell you about Bandcamp’s new “Follow” feature [Editor’s Note: OH, SWEET!!!]. Located in the upper right hand corner of an artist or label page, you will see a Follow button which allows you to add any new activity from that page to your central Bandcamp hub, so you can just log in, scroll down, and catch up. So, what do you need me for, you ask? Good question.
The good news is that Moments is still available digitally for however much you think it’s worth to you, so you haven’t missed out entirely. You’re welcome, you ungrateful prick.