chapter 37 – lazy-hazy mondays
a new chap is coming out, a new challenge to give the monday a smile. why? well let’s say, we as the people tend to ‘hate’ that specific day. it tells you that the weekend is officially over & probably you have to face the fact again that you have to go to work. probably you’re going to put out a countdown for the next weekend, although you’re going to dismiss that idea while trying to fix it. anyway, one solution (actually our’s) for ‘surviving’ the week might be to listen to some new music. it does not take your time, you can hear some vibes while still concentrating yourself on your office business, it cheers you up etc. – as you can see there are probably a pile full of reasons to go on the net, pick your headphones, press play & still do your ‘tedious monday-routine-thing’. as usual, we’d like to present the following chapter, number 37 – here are some tracks you might need to listen:
1. Backstreet Boys – No Diggity (Namuuna. Cover)
‘no diggity’ by the backstreet boys was one hit you’re still going to reminisce about. a song that has been played for ages on the radio or the television. a track that probably still gives you some goosebumps, for reason ‘a’ or ‘b’. in fact, ‘no diggity’ is also one of the most remixed tracks in the last months: whether we’re talking about the so-called ‘future bass’-flips or the ‘future house’-refixes, you’ll get a whole pallet of reinterpretations. we’re not going to mention that the utmost part of all these remixes, reanimations, refixes ‘ruined’ the whole atmosphere of the song, like getting some headache after listening to the futuristic future bass remix of that track. fortunately, there are some exceptions – one of them: the cover by the mongolian singer-songwriter ‘namuuna’ aka namuun ariun. you might recognize the name, due the fact that we have talked about her & her projects in previous editions of the ‘flamboyant five’-series. namuun took the original, made a reinterpretation that needed to be mentioned on this chapter. why? by fusing her prominent voice with a piano, some hihats there, some kicks here, namuun created a piece of beauty. as we always say: there is no need of overloading a song structure, if one voice, one instrument & even maybe some added fx’s are sufficient to create something unique & tenacious. we’d like to say that you should start to follow her path, give her a like or a repost.
2. Koji – The Motions:
‘the motions’ is the next song we’re going to talk about. the creator of the song comes straight from the greenish country of new zealand & his name is ‘koji’. being released as a freebie some days ago, the kiwi beatmaker delivered some straight fire here (to say it bluntly). if you’re a fan of merging a hip hop instrumental with some elements of trap music then mr. koji might be the right guy you were looking for. whether we’re talking about the chilly atmosphere created by the soothy-yet-catchy melody or the whole arrangement, koji is not going to disappoint you. another side-note: if you check the info on his soundcloud-acc, you’ll get the info that ‘the motions’ is a project that has been done in 2 hours. let’s say it again: two hours, a hundred-and-twenty minutes of production time. that sounds impressive, huh? (usual producer-talk): it only shows you that when you have an idea, the time for its realization might be shorter than usual. and sometimes you’ll stick to one concept for ages & it is still not ready. (/usual producer-talk). we’d like to recommend to check the whole discography of ‘koji’, because there are some gems that needed to be found by each of you.
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3. Tülpa – Wave
‘wave’ is one song that has been composed by pittsburgh-based producer ‘tülpa’ aka ivan zhyzhkevych. its release date was a couple of days ago, as a part of his ‘fall into me’ extended play. we’d like to mention thatthe artist started to release songs under his alias already for some years, with features on e.g. the ‘mrsuicidesheep’-channel. zhyzhkevych likes to fuse ambient with some electronic music, to ‘genrefy’ his way of production ‘tülpa’ likes to use the term ‘chillwave’, which we like to agree with. to be a little bit specific of the release: with influences from indie music, tülpa did create a piece of solid production here: whether we’re talking about the piano-bassguitar-intro, the breakdown to the ambient-part or the meticulously use of fx’s, ‘wave’ or better let’s say, the whole ep needed to be listened by all of you, who are looking for some musical panacea after their hard routine is surpassing a specific limit on their mental den. we’re pleased that we have found this artist & proud to share some thoughts about one of his recent releases. be sure to check his updates on facebook & twitter.
4. Sigh. – Nextup (Feat. DeadxBeat)
the next song is called ‘nextup’ & it is a collaboration between arizona-based producer & photographer ‘sigh’ & (if google is right) philadelphia-based producer ‘deadxbeat’. the track has been part of ‘sigh’s crumbs’ lp, that has been released some months ago on ‘dusty international’, which is an oakland-based plattform for photographers, musicians & artists in general. ‘nextup’ is a hip hop song that needed to be dropped in a hip-hop set, due its solid arrangement & mastering. even though it sounds ludicrous & insulting: your first thought probably might be something like ‘aha, cool song, but it’s just a vapid structure’. on the second thought, you’re going to regret to have that thought & on the third, you’re going to drool over your keyboard. it’s simplistic-yet-catchy melody is what rivets you the most, besides the crisp drum-setting & tenacious hihat-setup. to mention some words about the artists: if you probably never heard of these guys, that is not really going to be a tragedy. what is going to be a tragedy is the fact that you’ll listen to the productions of these guys & sob more & more from beat to beat. do us a favor, give them a like, a follow or a shout-out on twitter.
5.Lippi – Let Go (Prod. Handbook)
the last song for today is ‘let go’ by ‘lippi’, who is an uk-based musician/videographer. the instrumental has been created by someone you might recognize (due the fact that we actually have featured one of his productions on our last compilation): york-based ‘handbook’. some facts about both: both are coming (as already mentioned) from the united kingdom, they started their artist careers definitely not some months ago. while ‘lippi’ also works in the ‘filmography’ section, ‘handbook’ fully concentrates himself on the creation of beats. both of them invested their time to create here something mellifluous, which deserves to be listened a couple of times before you give an opinion on it. if you would start to ‘genrefy’ the song, you’ll end up in a mess. the aftermath: probably word-chains such as ‘future-soul-electronic-something’. we’d like to make a plea: go listen to the whole song, catch a copy of it, listen to it again & do afterwards your opinion-thing. after that, go check first the discography of ‘lippi’, then of ‘handbook’. your monday is going to be saved, trust us.
be sure to check all the updates of the artists on all these networks we included here. stay save, & we’re going to see each other with a surprise pretty soon.
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the end of the tale, but not of this book.