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The Two Raddest Albums of 2012

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My attention span for music is pretty short these days so I don’t do much listening to complete albums other than a select few that really get me going. Hence the following short list of rad albums from the past year.     Let us begin.

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1: Breakbot – By Your Side

Breakbot is a smooth operator: that’s I like about him so much. His music has a likable funk that is utterly irresistible. Breakbot and his signature sound have been making waves in the blogosphere for years with various EPs, singles, and remixes but By Your Side is his debut full length album. While I was a initially disappointed by the over use of vocals and inclusion of previously released singles, I got over it and have fully embraced the radness of this album. I prefer Irfane’s vocals over Ruckazoid’s, but truly, from the start to finish this album is a joy. Breakbot’s production is second to none and his ability to write corny love songs that seem like they were written in the 70s keep me coming back in a way that make classic rock songs always listenable. My favorite tracks are “A Mile Away” and “Another Dawn.” Don’t miss out the radness this album will bring to your music collection.

Buy By Your Side // iTunes // Beatport // Amazon

 

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2: Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind

I’ve been infatuated with Kindness ever since my ears were blessed with the bass line of “Gee Up” (yes I know the song is from 2009, but I just heard it last year). And just look at the dreamy hunk pictured above and tell me you wouldn’t want him serenading you with his funky pop prowess. This album is so good I actually took the time to do a rare track-by-track, semi-serious breakdown of the whole thing – read it here. I mean, that truly is a measure of this album’s radness. You know what else helps? Kindness makes really good music videos – there’s music videos for “Gee Up,” “Cyan,” “House,” and “That’s Alright” and they’re all fun, adorable, ironic, oh they’re just fucking rad! And seriously, “House”song of the year of 2012 for me. You can’t really place Kindness in a standard genre but do know they get  my official approval of being quite rad.

Buy World, You Need a Change of Mind //  iTunes // Amazon // Female Energy Records

 

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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February 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Rad Music // Breakbot – “Programme”

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Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! New Breakbot! And you can download it! YEEEEEEEEEE! Seriously though, Ed Banger just announced that Breakbot’s new album will be released in September. The album is appropriately called “By Your Side.”

“Programme” is a b-side from a forthcoming unnamed single. Listen and download below! It’s a smooth instrumental that starts off reminding me a lot of Breakbot’s label-mates, Jamaica. Then it develops into a gentle tune in typical Breakbot style. I guess he is going to wait and reveal his funky side when the whole album comes out.


Breakbot – “Programme” (download)

If you’re up at Coachella today, make sure you stop by the Sahara Tent and see Breakbot play.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

April 13, 2012 at 7:49 am

Rad Music // Breakbot’s “Lazy Sunday Selecta” Mixtape

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photo: Sean Beolchini

The untouchable Breakbot has blessed us again with a sultry smooth mixtape perfect for this summer season. Enough to make Austin Powers weary, the mojo injected into this mixtape is senselessly shagadelic. Get your groove on boys and girls!


Breakbot – Lazy Sunday Selecta [download here]

 Be Rad. Enjoy.

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Written by theberad

June 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

Rad Music Video // “Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid)” by Breakbot

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Ed Banger Records and, famed smooth operator, Breakbot just released the music video for the seemingly timeless funk tune “Fantasy (feat. Ruckazoid).” Needless to say, it’s perfect and more that appropriate for the approaching season of summer. Breakbot sure knows how to pump out the tunes.

Breakbot’s Fantasy EP is due out on June 20.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

June 16, 2011 at 6:48 am

Rad Day // Valentine’s Day super post

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My Valentine’s Day began last night – I cooked my wonderful girlfriend an equally as wonderful dinner. I told her she better watch out; I might replace her as the resident executive chef. I really love Valentine’s Day as it is a perfect excuse to spoil the hell out of the love of my life.

Here’s a hodgepodge of Valentine’s Day goodies for you to enjoy.

For starters, Yeasayer just debuted their video for “I Remember,” directed by Sophia Peer, and, in spirit of today, have decided to release their I Remember EP for free (as a way for you to give it as a gift) from their website. What a rad band, right? Head over to their special Valentine’s Day website to watch the video and download the EP for someone special (or yourself).

Google has a nice Valentine’s Day logo going.

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How about some lovey dovey GIFs…

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OH YA! Love and video games go really well together too.

 

You're My Favorite Power Up // by Alex Griendling

Creepy Link Valentine // by Sarah Sobole

Let’s end this super post with some music. Last year, Breakbot put out a Valentine’s Mix that, although it was put out last year, may still be fresh to your ears. It was to mine. Download it here and check out the tracklist here.

Well…that’s all the Valentine’s radness that I can muster up. I hope y’all enjoyed it.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

 

Written by theberad

February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm