when ur mom is the coolest mom
Looked up Porter’s live guitarist from Coachella and yeah… this is how you get the gig. Such a creative cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61QpaAiBCj4
I’ve had One Wayne G on all day while working and it’s incredible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loQolUfkyvo&list=OLAK5uy_km-PM87aSfmgeSHvhVwCj_Dixxd1ecOR8
A release like this really makes me think. I went to my “Song idea starts” folder out of curiosity and there are 334 voice memos there of song ideas dating back to 2014 (I lost years worth of voice notes from before… thanks Apple). I think anyone who has any kind of creative itch can identify with this release… we all have our ideas folder of some kind.
I can’t imagine how brave (or zen or something?) you’d have to be to blast the equivalent of your “Song idea starts” folder out to the world. I’m also stunned he has a creative process where his equivalent of a “Song idea starts” folder is this coherent, high fidelity, and overall pleasant to listen to. Underscores why I put so much less stock in “genius” these days, having realized that while some people truly have a vastly higher natural peak ability at specific things, most of what we call genius is someone who has a process and is relentless. But it also feels like a “perfect practice makes perfect” type of thing - like him or not this dude has undeniably defined a lot of the aesthetic and trends of some circles of music over the last decade. Seeing the quality of everything below the tip of the iceberg is instructive. Setting up an environment conducive to that might be a lot of the battle. Case in point, these two “geniuses” are basically saying the same thing here https://youtu.be/5WMyjU5RweU?t=249 and here https://youtu.be/syIBWDnZqCw?t=322
It also is an interesting stamp on the streaming/post-album era. I guess he’s releasing an abridged version of this as a vinyl, but dumping ~9 hrs of music on the world as one release was never really practical before, similar to how albumless isolated singles have recently become more practical. Now a ~9 hour song dump is actually great given the incentives of the streaming platforms. A lot of these tracks are long enough to count as plays for streaming payouts. I don’t know what the monetization is like on lofi girl style youtube streams, but I have to imagine 9 hours worth of short songs played through traditional streaming platforms has to be better. Not that I think Mac cares about any of that type of stuff, but it’s interesting how natural the current landscape made releasing something like this.
The new Skrillex album is extremely impressive and has a lot of great moments, but Rumble is one of the coolest tracks I’ve ever heardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z25ZZ3DHds
First heard it in fred again’s boiler room set and I mean wow… https://youtu.be/c0-hvjV2A5Y?t=3362
The times square set looks like it was such a blast too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahe9baHOWIg
Edit: WAIT HE DROPPED A WHOLE SECOND ALBUM TODAY WTF
Oliveira’s IEM Katowice StarCraft 2 win was incredible
New Lil Yachty was a little hit or miss but overall fun. I think it’ll grow on me more too. No matter what style he’s doing it always has that same unique magnetic thing to it. I’m always a sucker for a good two chord jam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRxph5jtcgc
Once again, producer creds a mile long https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Start_Here
Three credited had this to say https://twitter.com/JustinRaisen/status/1618882535035125760 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cn7nY1BOshd/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/p/Cn-Y5B9JCzu/?hl=en makes me wonder even more what the process was like.
Pico Pop and Shibuya-kei are two of the coolest genres ever
I mean come ON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d0ejbGvwJ4
But also being exposed to more artists in these genres just puts more into context how the early Capsule albums were completely in a league of their own. What cool genres for a savant and workaholic to springboard off of for a career starter though.
Nakata deep cut of the day: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Mottai Night Land (Instrumental)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPV0ZzS4C4
Genius genius genius genius genius
Side note, I love how with this fan-made instrumental version the vocals remover fails to catch a lot of the vocaloid harmonies, thus making them easier to actually hear https://youtu.be/9b9ufLFFxXw?t=57