Daytime Television
“Upload My Selecta”

Over here we got mad people griping on a Tuesday. Brothers be all, “POW-POW, I ain’t got no money; this a finger-gun stickup,” and sisters hollering, “Yo, I’m either hungover or just full from eating this weekend.” But for a Daytonite gone West Coast… it’s all judge shows, soaps, the 700 Club, and infomercials. Err, that is, Jónó Mí Ló musicking as Daytime Television, who makes that antenna fuzz a hell of a dance party. “Upload My Selecta” baring some Jam City-style beat intensity, white noise-snaring, and cellphone-against-cellphone-against-cellphone warped vocals. Shit is like looking into your wireless mouse and seeing technology (sun) spots for hours after. The man is a model for the future, with a release on Ailanthus, a co-release as Teamm Jordann on Orange Milk, and a collab with Coyote Clean Up.

Enjoy the single, and maybe donate to his Tumblr below.

• Daytime Television: http://daytimetelevision.tumblr.com

Daytime Television

“Upload My Selecta”

Over here we got mad people griping on a Tuesday. Brothers be all, “POW-POW, I ain’t got no money; this a finger-gun stickup,” and sisters hollering, “Yo, I’m either hungover or just full from eating this weekend.” But for a Daytonite gone West Coast… it’s all judge shows, soaps, the 700 Club, and infomercials. Err, that is, Jónó Mí Ló musicking as Daytime Television, who makes that antenna fuzz a hell of a dance party. “Upload My Selecta” baring some Jam City-style beat intensity, white noise-snaring, and cellphone-against-cellphone-against-cellphone warped vocals. Shit is like looking into your wireless mouse and seeing technology (sun) spots for hours after. The man is a model for the future, with a release on Ailanthus, a co-release as Teamm Jordann on Orange Milk, and a collab with Coyote Clean Up.

Enjoy the single, and maybe donate to his Tumblr below.

• Daytime Television: http://daytimetelevision.tumblr.com

Azealia Banks

“Luxury”

If there’s any artist who’s on a winning streak with music videos right now, there’s no question: it’s Azealia Banks. The past month has seen smash after visual smash: the clips “Van Vogue” and “1991” are glossy, expertly shot, and perfect showcases for the up-and-coming MC’s skills. After the bright yellows and reds of “1991,” director Clarence Simmons has opted for a more modest approach, setting Banks against the majestic backdrop of New York in simple black-and-white. It’s not fancy in any sense: Banks’ attire is simple, her choreography wholly natural, and Gotham takes on just as large a role in the production. Which makes me wonder if there’s any chance that Azealia Banks can take me on a walking tour sometime — she seems to know all the best stoops.

• Azealia Banks: http://www.azealiabanks.com
• Universal: http://www.universalmusic.com

Village

“Nowhere”

Feels like post-shoegaze-style rocking these days is the new basement jam sesh. Like how punk was everyone’s go-to easy jam, and prior to that, “Johnny B. Goode.” Eh, conjection. But I think it’s about technology. At once, you can hear the simplicity and overwhelming depth of “Nowhere” by Village. “Yo, slick a riff for me while I walk this bass, please.” “How about some whistling keys as I tap out a little bl’ow-bl’ow.” Flick all them switches on, and it sounds like one part vocals, all parts symbiosis. Living close to New York City, you notice that crowds and cars tend to toothpaste-squeeze, and “Nowhere” is the perfect sound for both absorption and being lost within sound bottlenecking into a singular burst of joy. Let’s get lost. Let’s see something else. Never hoping for location. Always transcending terrain.

Village’s “Nowhere” 7-inch is out October 9 on white vinyl via Kingfisher Bluez. PREPARE.

• Village: http://villagevillage.tumblr.com
• Kingfisher Bluez: http://kingfisherbluez.com

YYU

“often”

In his TMT review, James Parker proved beyond a reasonable doubt that YYU’s latest album, TIMETIMETIME&TIME, is one of the best albums of the year. Go listen to it, if you haven’t already. If you have, go listen to it again. It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it? It’s about repetition isn’t it?

According to the good folks at Beer On The Rug, YYU, a.k.a. Ben Straus, is currently working on his second “official” album for Ramp Recordings. We’re not sure if “often” is from that album or not, but it resembles some of YYU’s earlier work, which was less fucked with than his tracks on TIMETIMETIME&TIME and his 2012 EP, Ghost Toast. In any case, we’ll keep you updated about the new album. But for now:

• YYU: http://yyumoo.bandcamp.com
• Ramp Recordings: http://www.ramprecordings.com
• Beer On The Rug: http://beerontherug.com

18+

“NECTAR” [ft. Aids-3d]

FINALLY!! The “NECTAR” dancing avatar ladies TOTALLY bring validity to my childhood perversion for the NFL Blitz cheerleaders. Shit, all this technology. Eventually, people will predominantly flirt via personalized songmaking or video — anything digital art, really. Or maybe use vibrations to help each other get off? Maybe. Actually, the only thing noticeably not technology driven in “NECTAR” is a water pipe noise around the 1:53 mark. And I dunno if Aids-3d is saying “suckin’ on the lawn” after the bong pull, but that’s a delightful little line. Shit, even “suck it on the lawn” sounds like a nice, little, warm afternoon adventure. Problem is, it’s October 1. Hopefully 18+ comes out with that gat-damn mixtape sometimes soon to provide the HOT. jDean is right about listening to these tracks ad nauseum: it’s totally possible, but I need a full piece at this point, or I’ll warp into the internet myself to extract it. You’re invited!

• 18+: http://18plus18plus18plus.tumblr.com
• Aids-3d: http://soundcloud.com/aids3d

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we'll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.