As a strong advocate to end all Biggie and 2pac samples, I cant deny the fact that I love this rendition from Dj Fusion.
“2pac vs. Gramatik – I Wonder If Heaven Got A Stairway” was released about a year ago but just recently it made its way to the top of hype machine.
2pac vs. Gramatik
I Wonder If Heaven Got A Stairway
Here at the Music Ninja, we shoot music back and forth all day. The thing you don’t know is, we all love each other here. It’s like one big happy, music sharin’ family. When I originally sent the Editor in Chief this track, he had one reply. “If we had a man-love song, this would be it”
So, unbeknownst to the owner/editor in chief, I wrote this post as such. Blas I love you. Here’s our song, you handsome devil. For those of you who aren’t in our inner circle, this is a track that dates back to ’09. Seattle based Throw Me the Statue features softly spoken lyrics, with catchy acoustic riffs. So grab your man-crush, and lay down some soft indie rock. No homo.
Throw Me the Statue
RAC brings us one of his first originals of 2012 “Hollywood”, in collaboration with Penguin Prison’s Chris Glover to create this pop-rich summer-friendly feel-good track. You can download it for free @ Green Label Sounds today.
Hollywood (featuring Penguin Prison)
Gems like these come few and far between. Francois And The Atlas Mountains, lead by french front man Frànçois and a group of his friends have set out to successfully captivate the most heart warming cover of Slow Club’s ‘Gold Mountain’. Substituting the original riffs for a soft flurry of guitar pickings and melodic instrumentation, the real heroes of the song go to be the melancholy vocals by both Francois and Rozi Plain. A sad and sweet track that shines hope into any horizon.
Francois And The Atlas Mountains
Gold Mountain (Slow Club Cover)
This is the first in an ongoing series of new tracks I’m doing with my dear friend and longtime collaborator Brian Konicek (from Mason Proper). Not coincidentally, we are also working together on finally creating the Absofacto live show one or two or ten of you have suggested, requested… or assumed already existed!
The latest release from Jonathan Visger, better known as Absofacto, is a maturely produced hazy track titled ‘Geiger Counter’. Teaming up with Brian Konicek from Mason Proper, Absofacto extends a layer of mystifying electronics that by the end, slowly fade away into the distance, leaving behind glitchy remnants to taste over.
New Twin Shadow, taken from the band’s forthcoming LP Confess, out in July on 4AD:
Portland, home of an increasing amount of talented indie bands like, Portugal, The Man, Blitzen Trapper and Blind Pilot has one more group of artists to celebrate about. Ramona Falls is an indie rock project founded by Brent Knopf (also one-third of the band Menomena). Today, they are releasing their album Prophet on Barsuk Records, showcasing their experimental rock sound with tracks like “Proof”, “Spore” and “Archimedes Plutonium” shinning through.
Stream entire album from Stereogum