hey all, brandon miq here from we philistines with a little guest appearance. the peeps here at bars & pickups were kind enough to let me hijack their keyboard for a day so i could share some of my favorite tracks from 2014.read more
Tiga (no not fake Cam’ron Tyga) had one of the quirkiest yet dopest tracks of the year with his “Bugatti”, which tells a simple story of a woman asking the singer what he drives. The answer, surprising no one who read the title of the track, is “Bugatti”. The original genius track (and accompanying batshit video) can be consumed below.
I’m sure you’ve been rapid-fire refreshing your browser window for the last few weeks, waiting for us to follow up our wildly successful “Top 100 songs of 2013“, only to be disappointed as the calendar creeped toward, and then passed the 2015 mark. Surely, the chance was over. No one would be so audacious as to drop a year end list 21 days into the new year?read more
Here’s a nice, quiet little DJ mix to kick off your Saturday night and upset your local neighbors who hates the term “twerk”. I hope you enjoy Selena Gomez, Montell Jordan, and the Macarena.
In 2003 I graduated high school and to commemorate the occasion New Jersey rockers The Wrens released their transcendent album The Meadowlands. Today the band is probably best known for an inability to release a proper follow-up to their classic record. The next The Wrens album has basically become the indie rock equivalent of Chinese Democracy. Himanshu Suri, better known as Das Racist founder Heems, can’t wait to hear that shit either.read more
1. On September 9th, 2014, U2 released their 13th studio album Songs of Innocence. Released is probably the wrong word. The record was immediately available for free download to the 500 million plus people who use iTunes, making this “the largest album release of all time” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Rather than be stoked to get a free record from one of the Greatest Rock Bands of All-Time, the general public, still reeling from the ever-expanding NSA/Edward Snowden scandal, did not like an album being placed on their device without their consent. The public outcry was so loud that Apple created a support page to help people delete this free album and the story quickly became about Big Brother and privacy in the digital age. Criticism of U2 was so rampant and universal you’d have thought they insulted Beyonce.The outrage and media over-coverage of said outrage barely lasted in the news cycle before everyone moved on to something else.read more
Skrillex and Diplo’s banging Take You There, bouyed by some heartfelt Kiezsa vocals, has already seen some great remixes from Modern Machine’s progressive house take to TJR’s Melbourne Bounce version. However, yesterday, French future house maestro Tchami dropped my favorite remix yet. That bassline is equally menacing and sexy. Happy Friday.read more
It was about a year ago exactly that Beyonce dropped her self titled album on the unsuspecting masses, which catapulted her to maybe her loftiest heights yet. The cornerstone of that album, Drunk In Love, so quickly dominated the world that it’s difficult to remember just how beautiful, sexy, and impactful it initially was.read more
As I sit down and try to pull some narrative and theme out of the ass of all the music I’ve listened to this year, I keep running into the same problem: I can’t stop listening to this hypnotic song that arrived in my inbox earlier this week.read more
I used to think Writer’s Bloc was a myth, but for the better part of a month now I’ve been unable to compile anything of worth with the words that perpetually clutter my mind. This has led me to write the bare minimum for my paying gigs and jackshit for this wonderful site here.read more