RPM

Artist: 
Kasbo
Label: 
Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records

All I gotta say is this album by Kasbo is all you need for a bad day or for a great day. It's very versatile and is downright beautiful and a blessing to your ears. It has everything you could ever want or need in a RPM album by the Foreign Family Collective. It's got good beats here and there, I gotta admit there are some cases where the beats and lyrics in some songs sound a little mainstream, but you might not think so. Give it a listen and see if you like it. 

Sounds Like: 
Odesza
Sounds Like: 
Whethan
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/25/2018
Artist: 
Elaquent
Label: 
Urbnet

This album is super chill. It has the same vibes as lo-fi hip hop, but with more of an electronic touch to it. I liked the contrast in "Celebrate Life!", where the higher pitched, busier sounds are contrasted with the lower, slower beats. Most of the tracks have the same, steady underlying beat that is characteristic of a lot of lo-fi hip hop tracks. "No. 540" is more jazzy, but it incorporates an electronic, video game-like vibe as well.

Sounds Like: 
Evil Needle
Name: 
Nicole Kim
Date Reviewed: 
04/23/2018
Artist: 
Books
Label: 
XVI Records

This album by Books only has two tracks, "In the Groove" and "Passage of Time." I'm not a huge fan of funk, but i found this album to be pretty catchy. The introduction of "In the Groove" sounds like "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and the track continues with an upbeat, funky beat with short vocals sprinkled throughout. "Passage of Time" is the slower and more relaxed track of the two, accompanied by classic instrumentals. Both tracks are around 6-7 minutes, but the changes in tempo keep them from getting too boring.

Sounds Like: 
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Name: 
Nicole Kim
Date Reviewed: 
04/23/2018
Artist: 
DROELOE
Label: 
bitbird

Back in January, DROELOE released a single called "Backbone", a dance track that mixed minimalist beats with a complex chorus, and delivered a "tough love" message. Now DROELOE is back with "Many Words", a new single that takes their music in a different direction than their previous effort, and shows that they are not held down by only one style.

Sounds Like: 
San Holo
Sounds Like: 
WRLD
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018
Artist: 
Daniel Avery
Label: 
Mute Records

Remember that movie Tron? The one with Jeff Bridges? It had a lot of electronic music by Daft Punk? This album is just like that. The majority of the songs on this album could be the musical score of some movie, it has that vibe to it. Also, it would be ideal music for video games. Some songs have beats that are on a continuous loop and it kind of sounded repetitive because the songs are long, but you might like it. They are nice beats and dreamy beats. Recommend if you want something to listen to to help you fall asleep.

Sounds Like: 
Tron: Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk
Name: 
Sommer Yazzie
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018
Artist: 
Jean Tonique
Label: 
TONIQUE Records - Grand Musique Management

Look out, French house! There is a brand new artist in town, and his name is Jean Tonique. On his debut album, the oxymoronically titled Well Mannered Frivolity, Tonique pushes the previously mentioned genre to its limits by taking different approaches to crafting his sound, and blending in other genres along the way. The result is a record that is enjoyable, and conveys a good deal of emotion.

Sounds Like: 
Daft Punk
Sounds Like: 
Justice
Sounds Like: 
Soul II Soul
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
04/10/2018
Artist: 
Vitalic
Label: 
Caroline Records

From low, high, bright, and dark, the album "Voyager" by Vitalic has all of the vibes you could imagine.  If you like diverse synth tunes and deeply energetic hits, this is an album for you.  It especially pertains to those who enjoy the electro house and synth pop genres.  This album has a track for every one of your playlists, it is very diverse.  The majority "Voyaer" and its vibe is happy and smooth, with other tracks that branch off with smooth and dark EDM tracks.  I have already recommended this album to friends of mine, a solid 8/10 rated

Sounds Like: 
Justice
Sounds Like: 
Boys Noize
Sounds Like: 
Daft Punk
Sounds Like: 
Simian Mobile Disco
Name: 
Thomas Clarkin
Date Reviewed: 
04/10/2018
Artist: 
High Praise
Label: 
XVI Records

The Funkiest, Grooves to dig yourself into folks, Get in the groove, and the passage of time will be a transcendental experience for YOU, yes YOU! Really There is not much to say except for how groovy these songs are. They Emphasize four on the flour beats with Statements reminescent of SOULTRAIN, climb aboard baby. Really, the music is highly reminescent of that which the House Band for the Show SOUL TRAIN played, with an incredible RPM Twist.

Sounds Like: 
Miles Davis
Sounds Like: 
Soul Train
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
04/04/2018
Artist: 
Giraffage
Label: 
Counter Records

The artist Giraffage is came out with his album, “Too Real”, back in October of 2017 and it is quite unique. The first impression I had was the intro music to a Bob Ross episode. But as I listened further I came up with a more pricey hair salon type vibe and then finally like the background royalty free music in a YouTube “How-to” video. Now I’m not saying that it was completely terrible but I’m also not saying it was completely good.

Sounds Like: 
Bob Ross Intro
Sounds Like: 
A pricey salon
Name: 
Natty Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
03/31/2018
Artist: 
Party Favor and Baauer
Label: 
Area 25

When two trap gods come together, you would expect a trap anthem right? 

WRONG.  

Sounds Like: 
Jackal
Sounds Like: 
Pendulum
Name: 
Richard Wong
Date Reviewed: 
03/29/2018
Syndicate content