Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ten More Great Live Performance Videos

1. AlunaGeorge - "Attracting Flies (LIVE Billboard Studio Session)" 2013  *AlunaGeorge is playing Sasquatch, but, I would have loved to have seen them at The Crocodile.

2. Mary Jane Girls - "All Night Long" 1983  *This is from their 1983 Top Of The Pops performance, @1:45 we are treated to a between the legs of a male go-go dancer shot.

3. Quadron - "Favorite Star" 2013  *This song is great in regular and acoustic form.

4. Binkbeats - "The Healer" 2013 *This is a f**king awesome Madlib/Erykah Badu cover.

5. CHVRCHES - "Tightrope" 2014  *This is a Janelle Monae-approved cover of Janelle's breakout hit.

6. Glass Animals - "Love Lockdown" (Kanye West Cover) 2014  *I had never heard of Glass Animals when I saw this, they killed it.

7. Allen Stone - "Million" Live At The Cabin 2014  *He's got skillz.

8. The Flavr Blue - "Remedy" 2013  (SEATTLE MUSIC) *I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the trajectory of this band.

9. Binkbeats - "Beats Unraveled #6: J Dilla Live Mixtape" 2013  *This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. I love that he made this one with four different Dilla songs, as it is hard to choose one great Dilla song.

10. Kingdom Crumbs - "A Freedom Song" (Live on KEXP) 2013  *This is my new favorite Tay Sean verse, he is still one of my favorite producers anywhere.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ten More Music Video with Rooftops

1. Oddisee - "Paralyzed" 2013  *This is Oddisee's interpretation of Bon Iver's "Re: Stacks."

2. Clear Soul Forces - "Get No Better" 2012  *Detroit younguns killin' it.

3. Non Phixion ft. DJ Premier - "Rock Stars" 2002  *El-P is in this video at 1:30; fun fact.

4. Janelle Monáe feat. Miguel - "Primetime" 2013  *Janelle Monáe is a superhero.

5. Jeremiah Jae - "Seventy 8" 2013  *This dude is awesome, still think he's from the future.

6. Wizdumb feat. Def Dee - "The Listen" 2013  *Def Dee is currently in New York making music with Mello Music Group. Wizdumb can be found every third Saturday at Vermillion for Padpushers.

7. A$AP Mob ft. Method Man - "Trillmatic" 2014  *Method Man is no stranger to rooftops, he appears twice on the first Ten Music Videos With Rooftop Scenes in "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By" and "Love At First Sight," both with Mary J. Blige.

8. Pharrell Williams - "Marilyn Monroe" 2014  *Pharrell is awesome in any hat.

9. Fatima - "La Neta" 2014  *Fatima is a Swedish artist currently based in London on Eglo Records.

10. Dillon Cooper - "State Of Elevation" 2013  *There are Yo! MTV Raps trading cards in this video.

*CONCLUSION: Rooftop music videos are some Hip Hop shit.

*The original Ten Music Videos with Rooftop Scenes can be found HERE.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten More Great Seattle Music Videos

1. Iska Dhaaf - "Everybody Knows" 2014  *This might be the best local music video ever.

2. The Bar (Prometheus Brown + Bambu) f. LA + Kixxie Siete - "Mits" (Produced by DJ Nphared) 2014  *This video gets the award for best-timed Grynch cameo. The Bar will be performing at The Crocodile on May 2 for the Grynch "Street Lights Album Release Party" with Dave B and Jake One.

3. Triceracorn (IG88 + Beige) - "Porcelain" 2013  *The Triceracorn producer, IG88 is currently working on an album with the incredibly talented Shaprece.

Here's a preview of Shaprece, IG88, Phillip Peterson, Daniel Butman, and many other talented people working on her new album.

4. Fearce Vill feat. Grynch and Grieves - "Let It Be Remix" 2014  *All three of these guys are awesome. Support your local artists! They can't do it without you. Fearce Vill will be opening for Grieves June 7 at The Showbox and all over the country. Grynch is having his Street Lights Album Release Party at The Crocodile on May 2.

5. Sol - "Tomorrow" 2014  *Sol will be performing on the Bigfoot Stage at Sasquatch this year. He is one of the many great Seattle artists headed to the Gorge for the Memorial Day Weekend Festival.

6. Draze - "The Hood Ain't The Same" 2014  *This is a great song that serves a purpose, watch it to see what it is.

7. Don't Talk To The Cops! - "Tattoo My Name" 2014  *A celebration of love from Seattle power couple Emecks and DJ BlesOne.

8. Grieves - "Shreds" 2014  *Grieves gets his life saved by a wolf/dog in this video.

9. Fly Moon Royalty - "Lemonade" 2012  *These guys seem to be making all the right moves. Their new Unfinished Business EP is definitely worth a listen. Don't miss a chance to see these guys live.

10. Sam Lachow, Nacho Picasso, Jarv Dee, Grynch, Raz Simone, Gifted Gab, La - "Young Seattle Part 2" 2013  *Sam Lachow kills it at connecting the Seattle music community. All of the artists in this video are kicking ass right now.

Here's the link to the original Ten Great Seattle Music Videos. There are a ridiculous amount of other Seattle artists mixed into the other lists on this here music site.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ten Music Videos featuring Disco Balls

1. Blondie - "Heart Of Glass" 1979  *She is still way awesome.

2. K.Flay - "Less Than Zero" 2011  *K.Flay samples The XX in this song. She slayed Chop Suey the other night, in the best way. The Less Than Zero movie (no relation to the song) from the 80's with Robert Downey Jr. is also great.

3. Slum Village - "Yes Yes" 2014  *Slum Village Disco Party! They will be at The Crocodile on May 4 for the Welcome To Dillaville Tour.

4. Sade - "Smooth Operator" 1984  *In The Physics song, "Northern Lights," Thig Nat says, "I need a bitch like Sade."

5. Onoe Caponoe - "Love 1142" 2011  *This UK artist recently played this show with Doom in Bristol that I would love to have attended.

6. Outkast - "Jazzy Belle" 1996  *This is not the album version, it's "Hip Hop smoothed out on the R and B tip, with a pop feel appeal to it" version.

 I like the rap one better.

7. Jessie Ware - "Imagine It Was Us" 2013  *Another reason why the UK is killin' it.

8. Big Pun feat. Joe - "Still Not A Player" 1998  *This is from '98 when Hip Hop meant helicopters.

9. Dirt Nasty - "1980" 2007  *He will always be Simon Rex, MTV VJ, to me.

10. Arcade Fire - "Reflektor" 2013  *Arcade Fire is playing at The Gorge Amphitheatre on August 8th. They have asked their fans if they would "please wear formal attire or costume," which many fans rejected. They now say that dressing up is "it's super not mandatory." No matter what you decide on wearing, it will be an incredible show.