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Kyla - "Do you mind" (Crazy Cousinz mix)

Fuck this is awesome.

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 01:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

OK, I listened to this crap. Can I have the last eight minutes of my life back?

Display Name, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Please list reasons for crapness with citations and sources.

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 03:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that was pretty awful. Something the DJ would spin VERY early in the evening while s/he's sorting through records and no one really wants to dance just yet. Polite house over martinis. And there are no dynamics to it; nothing slams into place. The vocals are bland. The lyrics are banal. And finally, it's not all that funky!

Now go record something good please.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 07:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

needs a DJ Gregory dub

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes but the loli-sex vocals and the socafied beats, you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow? I don't see how anyone could think this sounded like Hed Kandi or Naked or whatever...

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

i quite like the double-tap piano hook on this 'awful gay terrible house music'

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's more attenuated than the Hed Kandi norm. But I bet it wouldn't prick up my ears if it was thrown on one of their comps. And I don't live in London so I can't comment on how different-yet-same it is.

I mean, I guess it's okaaaaaaaaaaay on a second listen. But definitely nothing to write home (or start a thread) about.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that piano hook is my favorite element. I'm trying to place the 1980s video game where I first heard it.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

Right you know how people have started talking about a revitalised funky house scene in London, how exactly does this differ from the funky house scene that's been all over London for the last few years?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

who's been saying it's revitalised?

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's whats upfront that counts

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Why people gotta hate on Hed Kandi and Naked???

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like this quite a bit, though it's not the best funky house (in the strict london '08 sense) tune I've heard. I like that the genre is increasingly coalescing around that post "Cure & The Cause" sound but with a stronger Carribean influence - I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated. Funny how bassline and funky house have so cleanly split speed garage influences between them.

Secret prescient and lost funky house tune before the fact: Mis-Teeq's "Eye Candy".

Tim F, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 13:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pleasant enough but I agree the lyrics and vocal hooks could be stronger, although the singing itself is fine. The worst thing for me is I don't like the piano and snare sounds they've used, especially the piano (something about its tone grates with me).

dubmill, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

Why people gotta hate on Hed Kandi and Naked???

-- Spencer Chow, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:48 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Link

spencer otm

i still think kjb opinions4u are the worst

deej, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh and what do u know hes wrong, this is dope

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 00:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

also is "lol this is polite house" the lamest critique or what. how could that not describe 90% of that dixon mix he loves??

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 01:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

One thing that's important to note is that UK equivalents of vocal house, esp. in the post-speed garage tradition, have never been interested in lyrical profundity or vocal power in the way that the US tradition has been. There's very few stirring diva performances - most of it is more focused on how very simple vocal phrases are situated in the mix. So people looking for good "songs" from this genre will inevitably be disappointed. But, you know, Dem 2's "Destiny" didn't need to be a "good song" to be fabulous, and nor does this stuff.

Blackdown had a great little bit on the lyrics to this track on his blog.

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

But Dem 2's "Destiny" was indeed fabulous whereas this...just isn't.

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

"good" point

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated

and in addition to that overly obnoxious gear snob post I just made can I just throw in another old jackoff opinion that if this track is what counts for "syncopated" in dance music in 2008 then I would also LOVE to hear what "more syncopated" means

perhaps it will include a BASS DURMP on the OFFBEATIES

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

Tombot did you want a serious answer?

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm honestly a little surprised the snare on the offbeat of 2 still counts for anything, I guess. I've always thought it was just obnoxious outside of jungle/dnb

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

I would go into my usual spiel about that particular rhythm, but even I'm bored of it.

Anyway, fuck the hataz, this is hot.

The Reverend, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well it's not like "wow this is the most syncopated music ever", but it's more syncopated than mainstream house, speed garage or bassline, let's put it that way. Given the hyper-stiffness of bassline in particular, it's interesting to see the syncopation/carribean vibe of this stuff emerging as its point of distinction from "funky house" in the broad sense.

When I say "more syncopated" I'm thinking of 2001-era soca-beat 2-step basically - see stuff like TJ Cases's "One By One", or Bump & Flex dub mixes from that period.

Not so much this track, but other Crazy Cousinz tracks strike me as verging on broken beat - esp. the broken beat-like vocal housey tracks Zed Bias was making circa 2002.

Actually there's a kind of back-to-early-2002 feel across the whole post-UK Garage spectrum, e.g.

- "Wearing My Rolex" sounds a bit like "Rush The DJ", "Standard Flow" etc.

- Tectonic/Punch Drunk dubstep reviving the first Horsepower Productions album, 2562 reviving Zed Bias (in a different, "deeper", and more substantially syncopated way than funky house does).

- Bassline sounding like "Dutty", and also like El-Tuff remixes.

Of course early 2002 (as 2-step was losing its grip as the reigning sound, but before the fully-fledged emergence of grime) was the last time this cluster of styles was really not quite clear as to where it was going, so a return to this temporary impasse makes sense.

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow?

Apart from the vocals this tune sound more like something coming out of the Spanish scene. Like this maybe.

Siegbran, Thursday, 1 May 2008 10:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

you guys know a lot of stuff.

the next grozart, Thursday, 1 May 2008 11:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

The Marcus Nasty funky house DJ set on DejaVu FM that Martin Clark talks about and links to here is sick.

There's a track in the first section that actually sounds 95% of the way to my dreams for the genre, halfway between TJ Cases' "One By One" and Davinche's old 'R&G' productions ("Leave Me Alone", "Mr. DJ" etc.). But the whole thing is really exciting and vibey feeling.

Martin's right as well when he says that this stuff sounds more exciting with MCs chatting over the top.

Tim F, Saturday, 3 May 2008 13:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I cannot stop listening to this Marcus Nasty set. If you've wondering how on earth "funky house" can form it's own distinct genre you've gotta check it, I've never heard a house set that captures this specific vibe. It's really making me flash back to 2-step in the best possible way (i.e. the feel rather than the specific sound).

Tim F, Sunday, 4 May 2008 06:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

this is great but is there a reason it starts with track 2 instead of track 1? why was the mix divided into trax anyway?

deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

also can anyone find this kyla rmx on vinyl??

deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

Finding any of this stuff for love or money seems impossible.

I guess the best way to get the tracks would to be get at the producer's individual Myspace accounts.

I really wish Apple would get something out I could buy.

Siah Alan, Sunday, 4 May 2008 21:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Bongo Jam" - song of the year???

"SOMETIMES I WAKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING, TO PLAY MY CON-CON-CONGO!"

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

BTW Deej I think Marcus Nasty just uploaded enough of his set to fit onto a CD, hence the missing part one and the way it cuts off suddenly. No idea why it's split into parts.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

I got to say that I think I prefer the kyla to "bongo jam" but anyways...

Re: buying records - Rinse are putting out a Supa D mix CD and the blurb that comes with it says this is the first time any of these are getting a release of any sort. The Kyla original (prod by paleface) is getting a rerelease on Ministry this year so they might put the Crazy Cousinz mix on that...

J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 09:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jacob "Bongo Jam" sounds fairly pasty on myspace, on marcus nasty's mix it sounds awesome. Mind you the Kyra track improves from myspace to mix by roughly the same margin.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I heard both on his mix too - and I completely agree. I just like the sexualness of the Kyla track which makes it the kind of song people will really get into in that leather shoes and designer shirts garage type environment. Every time I hear it I can really picture that scene, although the picture in my head probably has way too much moschino for it to be relevant to 2008. Bongo Jam straddles a line between goofiness, seriousness and Manu Chao that makes it totally dependent on mix context to work. No bad thing that, but I can see it sounding horribly cheesy 90% of the time, especially on radio.

J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ha that's true but, y'know, go goofiness!

I'm hoping to start seeing proper Caribbean crossover stuff soon. I wonder if the ragga-ish version of "Calabria" is big in this scene.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

stelfox tipped me to "bongo man," and it's currently blowing my mind. i do think it's hilarious how close it comes in sound and feel to villalobos' remix of the horrorist's "one night in nyc"!

pshrbrn, Monday, 5 May 2008 17:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

Two more recommendations:

1) Sticky - How Very Dare You
Yes, that Sticky! And this isn't too far from what he was doing circa 2002, great ridiculous diva vocals, huge bass drop, clattering breakbeaty rhythms. Not 4X4 at all but definitely "funky house". Love it.

1) Seany B - Stomper
This reminds me a bit of my beloved "Are You Really From The Ends (VIP Remix)" - stomping and insatiable as the title suggests. Very big 4X4 kick but with all these awesome bongo flutters and counter-rhythms.

Tim F, Saturday, 10 May 2008 14:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

myspace rip of 'bongo jam', if anyone's interested. produced by flukes of wifey riddim fame btw!

not really relevant to this thread but i'm liking sticky's 'i'm in love'. first song on his myspace. 'mr dj' was another one of his tunes more in the funky vein.

dbs, Saturday, 10 May 2008 18:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

whoa "whole night" w/ shantie = A+++++++++++++++++++

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

oops i think it's called "do you mind"

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Who's gonna be that dancing king???"

Shantie is pretty amazing. He's so nimble and prissy!

"Too much war/Everywhere you go what you fightin' for?/I don't know/Back in the day man raves fi look wife/nowadays man a come rave fi take life/can't deal with it, the trouble and strife/formation that, left to the right!"

I would totally start using "formation that" myself if I didn't know I would sound ridiculous.

Tim F, Sunday, 11 May 2008 08:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

STICKY????????!!!!!!!!!!!
fucking finally!

pshrbrn, Sunday, 11 May 2008 16:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

now jamming: bongo jam

The Reverend, Monday, 12 May 2008 02:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

This flukes kid = big things

J@cob, Monday, 12 May 2008 07:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think the last time an area of music so suddenly and completely emotionally/intellectually monopolized me was dancehall in 2003 and before that 2-step in 1999. (grime not so much only because it was harder to find totally hypnotic DJ sets etc.)

Tim F, Thursday, 15 May 2008 09:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mix looks excellent Benny, will check shortly.

Tim F, Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol i am loving this imaginary uk funky revival tbh... all the other aggro uk urban music gets nostalgia and hugs round the campfire but mention fucking soca tribal bongo jams and it's goon armshouse within minutes

r|t|c, Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

I will never understand Makeda's taste in funky tunes, it always seemed so random esp. when it would be combined with these boilerplate "state of the nation" pronouncements about funky as a scene which would make you expect more rote opinions, but no, she always followed her own oddball muse.

"The Funky Anthem" @ number 3???

Tim F, Sunday, 25 January 2015 13:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha I like how after all of Geeneus' aggro, Marcus Nasty jumps in there being completely reasonable

The Reverend, Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

v interested to see how the uk makes out with complex or complex makes out in the uk or ... whatever

deej loaf (D-40), Monday, 26 January 2015 01:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Does anyone have a non-garbage quality mp3 of the Aidonia version of "Inflation"?

aybaybayfan (The Reverend), Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah I've got one rev - I'll stick it up later.

Prompted to revive this thread again by listening to the DJ OneDrop 'Kingston Flavour' mix and suddenly realising it's one of my favourite mixes ever, kinda the ur-Azonto mix in places.

Matt DC, Saturday, 7 February 2015 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

It appears I've only got the Aidonia track in 192 which may be all that exists in for that matter, I assume that's too shonky for your purposes?

Matt DC, Sunday, 8 February 2015 11:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

The one I could find is only in 128 so that would be an improvement.

aybaybayfan (The Reverend), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Prompted to revive this thread again by listening to the DJ OneDrop 'Kingston Flavour' mix and suddenly realising it's one of my favourite mixes ever, kinda the ur-Azonto mix in places.

Does anyone have this in better than 64kbps mp3? Have been looking for the past 3 weeks, but haven't been able to do better than that (which is really rubbish).

toby, Saturday, 28 February 2015 08:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry can't help u, just bumping this thread to keep it next to the future brown one

r|t|c, Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

sounds better than 64 kbps - https://www.mixcloud.com/mashupcrew/what-you-call-it-uk-funky-3-kingstonflavour/

just sayin, Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

?

just sayin, Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

here's the onedrop mix and the aidonia.

dbs, Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

and here's a bassboy banger that i missed at the time and randomly found a few days ago while looking to upgrade some tunes:

bassboy ft pheleba - only you

dbs, Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks!

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Sunday, 1 March 2015 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Awesome - thanks so much for this!

toby, Sunday, 1 March 2015 09:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

np

dbs, Sunday, 1 March 2015 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

not even sure what funky is in 2015 but it should all be like that imo ^

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 June 2015 17:29 (10 months ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

http://www.factmag.com/2016/04/05/drake-one-dance-uk-funky-crazy-cousinz-sample/

This is a catastrophic moment in the history of music.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 12:08 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

drake - not a funky house sceptic

just sayin, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:31 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

more a funky house septic

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:46 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

come on j0rd be real u know u ride for this

r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 23:37 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 00:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

does r|t|c?

i cant

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 00:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

milquetoast the only 2 foods we know for sure j0rd has eaten amirite lol

r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 00:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

nah good read on d40's part though, tbrr i do semi-seriously feel like funky in its essence has been proven to be an ineffable mystery known or remembered by like maybe ten ppl in the world so i'm actually kind of intrigued by the ways it will get burped up even if it is to be by this canadian dickwad who clearly deserves assassination. perhaps not even but especially given he is a fresh-eyed (bc avaricious) foreign element - from what i can see this news has been well received by the uk with what seems to me a telling tinge of relief/release

do i like it?... it's a vibe idk i'm not dismissing. i am generally more wary than ever before of holding onto the past in cancerous ways. young ppl are not me and me ppl are dead or as good as so pick the bones out of that

honestly i have previously toyed with suggesting an actual funky revival is real and in the fleeting offing (see disclosure thread), or rather a kind of more afro-tribal-positive proto-bruk beat subconscious moodboard pool at least, but... it's like ppl are drawing a blank at it, like the constructive materials are put in place but the je ne sais quoi is missing and they know it. a full mandate would be like the funkysouls messageboard version. all of which quite fitting bc funky in its original form already inherently carried a complicated bundle of nostalgic nuance (see several thousand vintage posts upthread lol jokes on u)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 00:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i mean (and basically shadowboxing with lex now) it's very easy to bun this out straight away - 'do u mind' the deathless totem never to be traduced, least not by _____ , uk pathetically biddable uk ever - which is not to say too easy (actually it's correct) i'm just wondering aloud if defending until the end of days the number u happened to get sometime on life's roulette wheel is really how it's meant to be i guess

r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 00:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

So Drake made u confront your own mortality or

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 01:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It may be more fruitful to criticize for reducing wizkid to a garnish

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 01:32 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i like this, i was just making a joke.

as far as drake songs go, i much prefer something like this than to all the chest-thumping hyper-masculine shit he's released in the last year-plus. "take care" is def one of his only songs that has really aged well imo. he's def doing a heavy ramriddlz thing here which is kinda wack objectively but i think he sounds good floating stupid sing-song come ons over warm, clubby beats like this. i've found myself of the position that his part on "work" is essential. as far as "one dance" goes i don't think the way they sample the original hook works at all, they should have just left it off.

& as david says i'm more offended by him giving wizkid a credited feature despite his voice being barely audible, it smacks of a grab for tastemaker cred w/o putting much skin in the game

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 April 2016 05:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

there was some other song recently that did this same sorta thing & i'm forgetting it now, but the way drake uses wizkid on this ("garnish" is a pretty good comparison) reminds me of jamie xx only using popcaan as an accent (maybe literally lol) on "good times" & makes me wonder if that song will spawn some imitators

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 April 2016 06:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"take care" is def one of his only songs that has really aged well imo

i mean singles. same for "hold on we're going home" which i never get tired of.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 April 2016 06:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

based on the itunes sample of this i can listen to the "do you mind" sample just kinda arrives and does its thing with no particularly meaningful relationship to the rest of the song, on an execution level it's not as strong as "take care".

I don't think the legacy of uk funky particularly needs defending though - esp. given most people were always and forever wrong about it regardless.

Tim F, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 06:08 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Is the whole thing out there yet? The snippet definitely has more of a low key Naija thing going than a UK funky vibe per se but I can barely hear Wizkid at all.

Weird that Kyla, who no one has heard of, apparently gets a credited feature alongside him.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 07:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i've found myself of the position that his part on "work" is essential

this opinion might be even worse than drake vulturing over uk funky

cher guevara (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 09:30 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i've had the "ooh a uk funky revival would be amazing, scene burned out too soon" conversation so many times in the past half decade but it's not as if people haven't been constantly trying! just that the ineffable magic hasn't been there (listening to the vocal tunes off the new roska and lil silva eps now and, like, they're alright i guess, always nice to hear nyah, as it was on that trc track last year, but none of these are "do you mind" or "frontline" level and everyone knows it)

aside from "one dance" being the usual drizzly dreck that doesn't even make especially good use of its source material (that slight slowing down of the tempo is going to drive me absolutely insane if this song becomes somewhat ubiquitous) it feels weird in the same way that american indie anglophilia always felt slightly creepy, drake's approach to the uk and nigeria is appropriative not just in the social justice way but in the usual clumsy middle-class grasping for a cool that isn't yours and wasn't yours ever, and oddly out of step with where the uk scene's nostalgia is actually at right now (ukg)

cher guevara (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 09:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

and yes reducing wizkid to a garnish exemplifies this even more but it's all part and parcel of the same thing

cher guevara (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 09:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

imma need j0rdan to justify that horrible "work" opinion before anything else though. his verse is SUCH a buzzkill and it goes on for so long

cher guevara (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 09:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

some funky-ish bits that dj q has been playing sound great in context but don't really stand up on their own, though i guess that was always the case for a good part of funky and stuff q plays. but i like this one:

https://soundcloud.com/complex-uk/premiere-murder-he-wrote-stopwatch-f-maddie-ellerby

and the new flava d:

https://soundcloud.com/i-d-online-1/premiere-flava-d-wheels

the cerrone/todd edwards fits with the afro thing too.

wonder if anything of note will surface with the rks remastered series roska is doing.

dbs, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 16:18 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

kyla, at least <3

http://www.thefader.com/2016/04/14/kyla-interview

(she's married to paleface!!)

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ahh i'm so glad this was done! it was immediately p much the only thread i wanted pulled

i m/l still subscribe to what i was saying here Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) about the pseudo-honesty of theft vs the reflected self-flattery of cosmopolitan patronage ("Drake would be really happy to help you boost your career") but the human side of it does win out nevertheless i guess

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

re the track though, i was amazed (eh well relatively) just how useless the cdq ended up compared to the clip. prosaic, vibeless, soporific

sorta cute i suppose how for all the global v/pillage hype we are here presented this perfunctory logistic reality instead, intercontinental commerce containerized on a large rusting cargo ship slowly glugging along its trade route spilling fumes

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 April 2016 20:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The track seems to transcends generations and cultures">speak to different cultures and genres.

appropriate subbing mishap lolz btw

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 April 2016 20:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ha yeah when the rich art patrons are other artists. "this would be a really good move" ah but for whom

(striking how this is the first we've really gotten to know kyla a bit - if only the churning content machine had been around then, it'd've been so much easier to pitch a quick Q&A with one-single uk funky vocalists)

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

crit > human stories

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 April 2016 22:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

And "Love Lockdown" is precisely it, totally anony-motive vocals b/c you wouldn't want it any other way.

― Tim F, Sunday, 1 August 2010 12:59 Bookmark

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 April 2016 22:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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