Before it all started Poppin’ Off, there as a story of three men and a duck. Sound silly? Maybe. But, this mowtown, soul, and EDM infused quartet (counting the duck) is anything but. Yes, we were first introduced to Watch the Duck with their big bassy track, “Poppin Off.” How did they get there though? Well, this genre bending group has put together a series of music videos telling the story of how they came to be.
The first release was ” Freedomville (Anatidaephobia Part 1)” The video displays a girl running from door to door opening them, curious as to what lies behind it. This symbolizes the band being sick of doing music for other people, and craving to find what they really wanted to do as musicians.
The next release is of course what we’re bringing you today, Lost In It (Anatidaephobia Part 2). This trippy, carnivalesque short film takes on a ride through the groups journey getting lost in the scene in Atlanta. The track itself provides the perfect association for this video. The big buzzing bass, haunting melodies, sharp electrified synths, and emotion rich vocals give this a thought evoking soundtrack to an already thought provoking music video.
Look for the third and fourth installments coming soon, which will complete the story and take us to what we are all familiar with, “Popping Off”. And while you’re waiting for that release to come about, head over to iTunes and snag a copy of Watch the Duck’s EP, Anatidaephobia.
Another day, another dope single that Westcoast emcee Kendrick Lamar lyrical dominates. On this remix, the South Florida duo Urban Noize remixes the Canei Finch track. Adding in some horn sample cuts and head-nod worthy drums to the beat, the duo compliments the track well. Young Jeezy comes through to drop off a quick street-inspired verse over the throwback vibe and still does the track justice. Still feel like both the original and remix could use a guest verse from Bun B. but this is a solid remix that still keeps the old school rhythm of the original. Take a listen below.
In case you missed it, we reviewed Wake Owl‘s recent indie EP, Wild Country (hint: we think it’s pretty beautiful). This week, the folksy acoustics of the title track are stripped away and replaced by the cascading, psychedelic electronic ambiance from Canadian producer Teen Daze. The remix is (excuse the pun) wildly different than the original — everything from the mood to its textures have been altered — but somehow still just as powerful and captivating. Listen in above.
Getting ready for the release of his latest LP, NY emcee Talib Kweli drops his latest single today for fans listening pleasure. The smooth Grind Music produced track, titled “Come Here”, has the always conscious Kweli taking a more romantic approach to wooing the woman of his dreams. Teaming up with R&B-star Miguel for some soothing vocals on the chorus and hook, this track is definitely something the ladies will love. The combination of Kweli spitting some truth and Miguel delivering an addictive hook make this unexpected single a buzzworthy release, as we patiently wait for his album to drop April 23rd. Be sure to stay on the lookout for some more heat on Kweli’s latest effort, titled Prisoner of Conscious, which also features from Marsha Ambrosius, Busta Rhymes, and Kendrick Lamar.