Dreamcolour
“The Stud Pt. 2”

Living together can be monitored by the flow of traffic. Check and see what clashes on your high-/roadways, and focus on the fluidity of it. Master the conception of its direct steadiness, then being to weave your way through it. Just as creating an unseen color in your mind, striving for FIRST or getting ahead takes thinking around what we encounter. Instead of trying to hone the gold-glowing skull in the back seat of the car behind you, set free your mind and become part of your own venture. Keeping free-thinking musicians on hand, such as Dreamcolour, sure comes in handy while taking your life by the brains.

Two years gave Rob Magill and Alex Gray a plethora of ways to explore new elements of music-making. They figured out the flow of traffic, and are now just going to fuck with you, tonally deconstructed along the way. “The Stud Pt. 2” being a prime example of, “What do you think this thought is about?” Maybe. Or just musically, where are they? Pinpoint it.

In the meantime, stream History of Dreaming in Colour via Deep Tapes. No physical release date as of yet, so you should put ‘em on your label and make that happen. You got the internet right? Now set up a Blogspot and a cart-account, and go forth!

• Dreamcolour: http://www.myspace.com/dreamcolour
• Deep Tapes: http://deeptapes.com

Meyhem Lauren

“Braised Duck Tacos”

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for food rap. I’m still waiting for Action Bronson to team up with Waka and Rick Ross on the Food Network with the culinary equivalent of Yo! MTV Raps. Until then, we have “Braised Duck Tacos,” a sick new track from Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren that couldn’t come at a better time: tacos are EVERYWHERE right now — they’ve become as refined as craft beer. The beat is decadent too, popping like some primo duck breast on the skillet. Too bad I’ll probably have to settle for Taco Bell.

• Mayhem Lauren: http://www.meyhemlauren.com

Chris Weisman

“Saved in Chats”

Attn: Chris Weisman geeks and/or everyone else in the entire universe. The fine folks at Feeding Tube Records have reissued a classic album from the avant-pop genius. Fresh Sip, once available only on cassette tape, now exists in a gorgeous 2xLP format.

Rejoice.

Or, listen to this brilliant song, the first cut off the album, and THEN rejoice.

• Feeding Tube Records: http://www.feedingtuberecords.com

A$AP Rocky

“Pussy Money Weed”

Before you ask, this is not a cover of the well-known Lil Wayne song from a few years ago. Beefed-up with some classic production from legendary mixtape MC DJ Clue?, A$AP’s take on the holy trinity is a straightforward chillaxin’ anthem: a little more upbeat than Weezy’s slow-jam, but still swathed in a blanket of haze. A$AP’s satiny flow continues to solidify his reputation as one of the smoothest operators in the game right now, but it’s also nice to hear DJ Clue?’s periodic shouts. Nothing like a seasoned veteran teaming up with one of rap’s most promising up-and-comers.

• A$AP Rocky: http://www.asapmob.com
• DJ Clue?: http://www.djclue.com

Various Artists: Lillerne Tapes

Compilation #2 [album stream]

Lillerne Tapes (a.k.a. Gabe Holocombe’s world contribution; thanks Gabe) has been pumping out zines, mixtapes, and cassettes from a Chicago apartment since 2007. The label is responsible for some of the earliest releases from Midwest basement-dwelling staples like Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Vehicle Blues, Boo and Boo Too, and numerous others from the kind of soda-fizz filtered pop bands that have been making house shows fun since before this cassette tape thing caught on again. This dude deserves some credit.

The newest compilation spreads songs from some of the label’s past artists among tracks from other well-known labels such as Solid Melts, Life Like, and Bridgetown Records.

It doesn’t take much more than a look at the long list of out-of-print tapes on the Lillerne Tapes page to give you an idea of the gold on this compilation. So, if you are looking for some new music to check out, start with this one, but don’t be blame me a few months from now when your tape collection is taking up all of your floor space and you can’t afford to pay the water bill.

• Lillerne Tapes: http://www.lillernetapes.com

Chocolate Grinder Mix 53

Man: What a Mess

Ima ruin this mix for you right-quick: speeding to slow your roll, crushing high expectations, exotic elements mistranslated, ravenous biological dissection, guilt ad nauseum, savage foreign confessions, guttural collective effervescence, oblivious alpha domination, fucking with plugs, gear-shift dick dreaming, knockin’ em down, man becomes woman, “don’t say much,” mastering technique, booty anthem zoning, and wizardom.

The mix is just shy of 28 minutes and perfect for any commute. Shit’s rough around the edges too; bear with it, please. But maybe that’s what makes it human, and not something polished perfect because it was made on a computer. And I’ve always had a weird perception of mixing music. Like, where to input your own style. So, I suppose it’s all about individual choice and where you’re directing listeners. If that’s my case, this mix is all about choice and direction. That or this. HI FRIFRI!!!!!!!!!!

Stream below, and subscribe to our podcast here.

[00:00] Montmeló, Spain - “Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya”
[00:08] Lloyd Banks - “Bring It Back (feat Fabolous)” [excerpt]
[03:00] Pflugerville, TX - “January 25th Thunderstorm”
[03:06] Rick Ross - “High Definition”
[05:56] Triad God - “Luung”
[05:57] Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument - “Dancing Albatross”
[06:56] San Diego Zoo - “Lion’s Roar”
[07:10] Kool Keith - “Fat Pussy”
[07:42] Charlemagne Palestine & Janek Schaefer - “Fables From a Far Away Future” [excerpt]
[09:39] CULP - “Apologize”
[10:40] Anders Behring Breivik - “Emergency Phonecall”
[10:51] Aaron Dilloway - “Tremors”
[11:15] Kauffman Stadium - “Booing at Home Run Derby July 9th”
[11:33] Lil B - “Bitch of the City”
[15:03] Keith Fullerton Whitman - “High Zero Generator” [excerpt]
[15:13] Schoolboy Q - “Sex Drive”
[17:51] Baton Rouge, LA - “USBC Open”
[18:03] Mykki Blanco - “Betty Rubble (I Got The Midas Touch)”
[22:05] Lantern - “Don’t Say Much” [excerpt]
[22:07] Patrick Higgins: Bachanalia - “Gavotte, Cello Suite No.6”
[23:50] Heat Wave - “Smoke Rings”
[24:03] Juicy J - “Bands A Make Her Dance”
[27:32] Foxy Digitalis - “Orange Mile Interview” [excerpt]
[27:48] Montmeló, Spain - “Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya (Reprise)”

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