This week the dairy truck has been taken over by the men of Sour Milk Gang. These cream weavers are distributing a 4x4 crate of raw lactose, and the milk’s gone bad. On Tuesday, SMG's sour sixteen each turned out a serving of 102% that doesn't skim and will turn more than your stomach.
What makes these guys so tempting (like our first time with most milk-men), is in the way you tip them, at your own discretion (; and trust me, you’ll want them to come back for more. They will, and they’ll keep you in their delivery route every time.
I can never put enough emphasis on the importance of a balanced life. Sometimes we all just need something to calm us down, when life can be so unnerving. Well, during my lunch break today I came upon something that placed great balance to a grey Tuesday. Once I got home for my temporary moment of relaxation, I sat down and immediately engaged the internet to escape my very mundane work day. Hungry for something chill, sweet, and filling, I went to my Soundcloud dashboard. And because it is Tuesday, I knew the selection of freshly produced music would be plentiful. As I’m sorting through the pickings, I glance at Mono:Massive. Just his name is enough to catch my eye, and knowing he’s a producer out of Austria only increases my curiosity. Then, a double-take once I catch a view of the tag-line that reads “synthjazz” Um … Yes, please. I look closer to see grandma ridin’ in her pink suit giving me the thumbs up. Yes. I’m buying even though it’s free.
As I drew nearer to my speakers, I found myself an extra large helping of healthy percussion and matured electric guitar chords. Taking all of this in, Mono:Massive adds a variety of organic synths to complement his jazzy jam, making free download sound more appetizing than ever.
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This past Monday, Elaquent shared with us a big preview of what is to come on his new Believing LP that drops on HW&W tomorrow. This sneak peak features a major voice and her vocal range reigns supreme. From the top, Allie leads Elaquent’s melodies in a jazzy key of hummed harmonies which she flows gracefully into a nu-soul vibe over his groovy beat. As he synths in, saxes up, Allie flips it by toning her vocals down in the tempo of deeply expressive poetry, sending chills from head to toe.
Within Toronto borders, these neighboring artists have proven to us once again how Canadians are on beyond the level of music and with forces combined, you have this wonderful piece of art and much more.
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The Big Apple and the City of Brotherly Love have a major commonality, which is best heard in virtue of the handsome sounds crafted by their charming instrumentalists. New York ladies, BenZel plus London soul sista Jessie Ware, and Philadelphia gentlemen, Xaphoon Jones collaborating with Grave Goods have added to the cities’reputation for harboring some of the most well-endowed strain masons in the game. These East Coast deuces work across state borders to put time in to Brownstone’s ‘If You Love Me’ by tag-teaming the time-honored 90s R&B harmony. First in the ring is BenZel x Jessie Ware’s delivery of non-stop feels and stinging open-handed claps in dispersion through 808s that kick. As if you’re not already scrambling to hold both your agape jaw and tight chest, Philly boys Xaphoon Jones and Grave Goods intervene, commanding the gravity of the lay increasing spacey vibes and uplifting bass-lines that send you flying. Halfway through this round, these two slap with triumphant horns accompanied by towering hi-hats placing you right back on the ground. K.O.
No need to steal their shine, these music champs are giving away their gold. If you didn’t bother to consider the links provided in the above text, you can grab BenZel x Jessie Ware’s rendition for free here, and Xaphoon Jones x Grave Goods remix, also free, here.