Volrammos. Thats the spanish word for summer vacation. And in Sweden it is definitely summer vacation at the moment (even if the weather, as usual, do not agree). As you may see, im left alone to run this mess while the others are having fun elsewere. Evanston for example, where our good friend Ruben is at the moment, painting aquarelle-paintings and trying to find his vibe again.
So, to make this post just a little bit worthy of your seconds, of course i have added a song. Its from the brand new (kind of) album Cosita Buena by Cuban hiphop-latino-carribean-world music-(God, do i hate that word? yes I do) group Orishas and it is sweet, summery, latinoish and promises of better places to be than Stockholm - who just stole the title "City of Wind" from Chicago. Sorry Common, sorry Kanye!
Orishas - Camina
on Monday, June 30, 2008, linus! wrote:
By: linus! at 10:23 PM
on Sunday, June 29, 2008, linus! wrote:
I keep on pushing Jean Grae as possibly the tightest rapper alive ... Ok, you laugh, but on her latest album, The Orchestral files, she litterally kills whatever beat or feature rapper they throw at her...
Jean Grae - Mean
By: linus! at 1:34 PM
on Thursday, June 26, 2008, Pier wrote:
Bonjour tout le monde. Hello everybody. Hej hej. Je demande à tout le monde un petit service. Je vous demande d'écouter les deux mixs qui suivent cette annonce. Si par hasard, vous etes en possession d'un de ces sons, faites parvenir via les contacts de ce blog. Merci beaucoup d'avance. C'est parfait.
Sinden on Kiss (w/t Herve) - June 06th 2008
Sinden On Kiss (w/t Skream Disco Mix)
By: Pier at 5:35 PM
on Sunday, June 22, 2008, linus! wrote:
Ok, this have been on every blog out there, but its too good not to be on this one as well..
N.E.R.D - Everyone Nose (Remix Feat. Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Pusha T)
By: linus! at 6:33 PM
on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, DBTY Int. wrote:
Saturday will be magic.
We shall make all of you feel like happy drunk Vikings.
You will grab your beer so tightly.
Perhaps you’ll fall in love?
Hands will touch the ceiling.
Ce possible à créer de la joie par la musique. Ça va éclater.
This song pretty much explains it all:
Heartbeat (Krlz Rmx) - Bngz N Krlz
By: DBTY Int. at 1:03 PM
Me: Hello, my name is Linus and ten years ago I was a “reclaim the streeter”.
You: hello Linus!
Me: I had dreadlocks, dirty clothes and listened only at Looptroop.
You: aaaaw... poor kid... (you whisper to your friend so I cant hear)
The biggest buzz in sweden right now, except that Jay-Z is coming to town tomorrow (someone should make a post about that!), is our governments proposal for a new, crazy "big brother surveillance law" called FRA and all of a sudden the newspapers politics sections, even the "right wing ones" are filled with the stuff we shouted at the 1st of may ten years ago...
So in celebration of all dirty white men with dreadlocks and extreme left opinions, heres a real classic:
Promoe – government music
By: linus! at 10:43 AM
on Monday, June 16, 2008, Pier wrote:
By: Pier at 4:40 PM
on Saturday, June 14, 2008, DBTY Int. wrote:
Cooler than ice LL.Cool.Bee sent us a nicetynice little mixtape.
Summernights, summersounds and so forth.
Checkz it out dudes and dudettes!
Ll.Cool.Be - Summer Nights Mixtape
By: DBTY Int. at 4:06 PM
on Thursday, June 12, 2008, DBTY Int. wrote:
I have this really ambivalent relation to the music of Santogold. Love it, but I tend to find something cheesy in it at the same time, it’s hard to define what, but some songs just feels so… Beyoncé?
Schanywayz, this was the topic of discussion at a party I was attending, when dis fella shows up from nowhere. Apparently he’s this super cool dude who’s like the ultimate music guru like knows everything profoundly.
Well shouldn’t been that hard to guess, judging from his super-trendy expensive outfit. I mean, it’s so well matched! I was able to take this one photo of those beautiful stripes before he slapped me in the face and told me never to say anything bad about Santogold again.
I do like this song though.
More sweet summer sounds:
Santogold - Shove It
By: DBTY Int. at 5:22 PM
on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, DBTY Int. wrote:
She gave me a flower named Elliot.
She showed me a band called Beirut.
She showed me a film called Waking Life.
She makes me feel like I'm floating when I walk.
Beirut - Nantes
By: DBTY Int. at 2:44 PM
The summer is short, and if you blink (reading blogs instead of drinking beer outside somewhere..) it might have passed before you know it.. So I continue with Rubens sweet summer tunes:
Alborosie - Kingston Town
Alborosie is, according to last.fm, an italian singer based in Kingston.. hmm..
Anyway, without saying to much, he kind of reminds me of Burro Banton or maybe Damian Marley..
Nanko - Lucky You
I think this was pretty much a one hit wonder - Which doesnt seem to be a unusual thing when it comes to vocoder singers (T-Pain excluded ofcourse)..
on Thursday, June 5, 2008, DBTY Int. wrote:
Krazy Fiesta is crazy good.
This is a housy refix of a new Loop Troop-tune; summery-sweet with a pleasantly annoying itch of lounge, yet full of character. It dances over your ear-drums turning rap into r’n’b, flipping the facts and fully forming it into electronic.
It’s obvious, nonetheless edgy – just like a pair of bright yellow glasses in the summer.
Loop Troop Rockers - The Building (Krazy Fiesta Remix)
By: DBTY Int. at 4:46 PM