Y'know, sitting out here early this morning, listening to some Thomas Fehlmann, and waiting for the sun to shine through the clouds... I don't know, there's something special about it. It fills me with a peaceful and happy feeling when I see sunshine reflecting off of the dew of the morning, giving everything a bit of a hazy look. I think this is one of the few things that have really made me this happy in a while. Even in the evening, I like to think about being in that state again.
I just wanted to place this thought somewhere. And I should also keep doing this...
The title explains enough.
The Foreign Exchange
Now, this is a hip-hop duo something of Dutch producer Nicolay and rapper Phonte, who you may know from the another group called Little Brother. In fact, i've been listening to LB for a while before hearing of TFE, so I was excited to see something involved with the group.
TFE's style emphasizes smoooooooove-ness. Nicolay's Use of filters, phasers spacey synths and smooth sampling makes for a recipe of late night driving sessions. I haven't been able to listen to their newer material, only their debut Connected, but I hope their ways haven't changed too much over the years!
One of my new methods of discovering artists is through browsing Music Choice channels and leaving them on 'till I find something I like. This Germanic producer is perhaps the only artist that I found through their Electronic channel, which came as a surprise (becuase all it plays 93% of the time is clubby bro-house).
I listened to his only release so far, and it's pretty stellar! The four-track EP "Elliot" contains influences of Alan Braxe's Vulture label, more specifically, Vulture's Starsmith. The comparision is pretty accurate when you listen to "Around You" and 'Smith's "Lesson One".
Don't take Roosy here as a mere rip-off, however. He manages to sort of "retro-fy" Smith's style, by adding lush and reverb-rific synths, to really cement that initial disco influence. And hey, we can't have enough of that, huh?
And uh... that's less than "some", I guess... Oh well. Stay tuned for more!
It seems like anyone with a mic and a computer can give input on various issues in video form. So i'm thinking... why don't I? I have things to say and points to make! And even if I am wrong, I would love to discuss with others!
But should I really go through with it? What are your thoughts?
Hey, everybody! It's your fav-- ah, who am I kidding? You all already forgot me... But, whatever!
So, if you couldn't tell, I haven't been on this site for at least 8 months, I think. The reason being that I pretty much grew out of MLP and, honestly, wouldn't and will probably never call myself a brony again. Not to say I hate the show or the community, no, not at all! In fact, the community is the reason why i'm back!
So how is everyone?