silemdavis: “I can’t stress how powerful the human mind is. If you want something bad enough, you can probably find a way to make it work.” CLAIRE BOUCHE on overcoming fear and following her dream to become GRIMES TUNE:  ”Honey” by SWIM DEEP AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES UK, AMAZON MUSIC VIDEO
silemdavis: “I can’t stress how powerful the human mind is. If you want something bad enough, you can probably find a way to make it work.” CLAIRE BOUCHE on overcoming fear and following her dream to become GRIMES TUNE:  ”Honey” by SWIM DEEP AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES UK, AMAZON MUSIC VIDEO
silemdavis: “The moment you lose curiosity in the world, you might as well be dead..” Author IAN McEWAN on conducting scientific research for his books TUNE:  ”Jeedo” by MAKE IT BOOM  12” AVAILABLE AT DISCOGS VIDEO TEASER
silemdavis: “The moment you lose curiosity in the world, you might as well be dead..” Author IAN McEWAN on conducting scientific research for his books TUNE:  ”Jeedo” by MAKE IT BOOM  12” AVAILABLE AT DISCOGS VIDEO TEASER
silemdavis: “There is no abstract art. You always have to begin with something.” PABLO PICASSO, father of Cubism and considered the most influential artist of the 20th Century TUNE: ”Disco Fever” by GOAT AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES, AMAZON
silemdavis: “There is no abstract art. You always have to begin with something.” PABLO PICASSO, father of Cubism and considered the most influential artist of the 20th Century TUNE: ”Disco Fever” by GOAT AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES, AMAZON
silemdavis: <span id=”mce_8_start” data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”overflow:hidden;line-height:0px” data-mce-style=”overflow: hidden; line-height: 0px;”></span><a href=”http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/track/peace” data-mce-href=”http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/track/peace”>@Peace by @Peace</a> “DON’T BE AFRAID to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” DALE CARNEGIE, American author TUNE:  ”@Peace” by @PEACE AVAILABLE NOW ON BANDCAMP, iTUNES, 
silemdavis: <span id=”mce_8_start” data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”overflow:hidden;line-height:0px” data-mce-style=”overflow: hidden; line-height: 0px;”></span><a href=”http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/track/peace” data-mce-href=”http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/track/peace”>@Peace by @Peace</a> “DON’T BE AFRAID to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” DALE CARNEGIE, American author TUNE:  ”@Peace” by @PEACE AVAILABLE NOW ON BANDCAMP, iTUNES, 
silemdavis: “I would like to make something that is real itself, that does not remind anyone else of any other thing, and that does not have to be explained - like the letter A, for instance.” ARTHUR DOVE, American painter featured in MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction” exhibit  TUNE:  ”Undone” by JAMES CREED  AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES, AMAZON
silemdavis: “I would like to make something that is real itself, that does not remind anyone else of any other thing, and that does not have to be explained – like the letter A, for instance.” ARTHUR DOVE, American painter featured in MoMA’s “Inventing Abstraction” exhibit  TUNE:  ”Undone” by JAMES CREED  AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES, AMAZON

♫ Best of 2012

Turn it up!  My favorite beats, rhymes, and pieces from this year: 

  1. BeachesBeaches – Got Feel
  2. Commix – Time Has Come
  3. Actress – Caves of Paradise
  4. Andrés – New For U
  5. Dizzee Rascal – Jus’ A Rascal (Soundboy Special)
  6. Flying Lotus – Me Yesterday/Corded
  7. Hello Skinny – Crush
  8. Romare – Down the Line (It Takes a Number)
  9. Bullion – Family
  10. 1991 – Open to the Dark
  11. Ruff Sqad – Tings in Boots [Instrumental] 
  12. Portico Quartet – Ruins
  13. Fatima Al Quadri – Hyrdra
  14. The Invisible – The Wall
  15. The Invisible – Wings (Floating Points Remix)
  16. Michael Kiwanuka – Bones
  17. Lukid – Laroche
  18. Lukid – The Life of the Mind
  19. Troumaca – Layou
  20. MED – Run It
  21. 2morrows Victory – Lift Off 
  22. Holy Other – Held
  23. Evian Christ – Thrown Like Jacks
  24. Wife – Bodies
  25. Debruit – Ouest Wind’s Seagulls (Mwëslee Remix)
  26. Mala – Change
  27. Coki – Bob’s Pillow
  28. Rhythm & Sound – Aerial
  29. Christoph El Truento – Sold
  30. Eliot – TV Family
  31. J Dilla – Signs
  32. Vlooper – DayNite
  33. Labyrinth – BMBxSpaceKid
  34. Lost Twin – It Starts Like This
  35. Evil Needle – Red and Simple
  36. Hiatus Kaiyote – The World It Softly Lulls
  37. King Krule – Rock Bottom
  38. Part Time Heroes – Holy
  39. The Cinematic Orchestra – Necrology
  40. Disclosure – Flow (Amusement Remix)
  41. Cooly G – He Said I Said
  42. Scrimshire – Say Something
  43. The Busy Twist – Friday Night
  44. Krampfhaft – Makin’ Magic
  45. Time Wharp – BLK
  46. Gerry Read – Evidence
  47. Com Truise – Yxes
  48. Break – Soundwaves
  49. Preditah – Red Bull
  50. Lordy May – Boy & Bear

Follow SilemDavis.com for new tunes in 2013.  

– Bombtune

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Say Something (feat. Inga-Lill Aker) by Scrimshire.

Well this is the best Christmas present I could think of for all of you.  Say Something was the very first track written after Devil i think. It was done for a compilation put together by members of the Brownswood message board called FYE. Seek it out.

Free download.  

Juno’s review:

The title track is a gloriously ripe combination of these aforementioned elements, as drums caked with thick dust intertwine with a gorgeous array of strings, soft vocals and warm chiming chords. Everything is chopped with deftness into a rhythmic template aimed towards the heavens. It’s hard not to get caught up in such a simple yet devastatingly effective track arranged in a manner that keeps your attention throughout.

The best advice Andrés got from J Dilla, “listen to your records.”  

Sludgy synths, plangent percussion and static washes of noise crescendo theatrically in ʻBodies’, the results swampy and warmly viscous, like decayed fruit. WIFE chops and processes his vocals into smudged, largely incomprehensible passages, with a textural rather than narrative effect. – Fact Mag

7 New tunes to peep this week

  

  1. Beats always sound better with the headphones on.  Check out the tune “InYourEyes” on HeadPhoneMuzik V. 2. [File under Hip hop beats.  Sounds like DJ Premier.]
  2. If had to make a band name today it would called Discoverer.  And I would make spacy beats like “Circular Motherboard,” which is a free download on Soundcloud.   [File under Electronica.  Sounds like Balam Acab, Hype Williams.]
  3. Mashing electronica, hip hop, and rock Bullion does it again on “Devo Esk.”  [File under Electronica.  Sounds like Paul White, Boards of Canada.]  
  4. From the banks of London comes Triad God, a musician that raps in his native Vietnam tongue.  Check out “Top Level Club Prostitute” on his recent released NXB album.  [File under Electronica.  Sounds like Fatima Al Quadiri.] 
  5. Machines” is a devastating roller from drum n bass artist ENEI.  “Runnin” rolls nicely as well.  [File under Jungle/Drum N Bass.  Sounds like Goldie and Andy C.]  
  6. Lovely little Sunday tune entitled “___” from Jabu.  The whole album is streamable here. [File under Electronica. Sounds like something from Ulrich Schnauss.]
  7. More Sunday listening:  Cinematic and relaxing music from Willy Sunshine on “Circles on the water,” also a free download. [File under Beats.  Sounds like Afta-1.]

7 New tunes to peep this week

Long week. The trains finally started running on schedule again (#Sandy), another amazing fashion show happened, Obama got reelected, and it Nor’eastered.  Serenity is back, for the moment.  

Now for some new music

  

  • King Krule (aka Archy Marshall), also formerly known as bedroom musician Zoo Kid, is out with some more lo-fi goodness.  The best part about Archy’s voice in “Rock Bottom” is the imperfection, the scratchiness and lack of rhythm.  If you dig this, check out “Out Getting Ribs”. [File under Alernative.  Sounds like Jamie T, another UK bedroom musician that’s made it big]. 
  • New video “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from psychedelic rock group Tame Impala.  [File under Indie rock, I suppose.  Sounds like Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Real Estate etc.]
  • Producer Clams Casino touched this one:  ”Pull Me Down” (free download) by Mikky Ekko.  Tastes like a weekend leftover.  [File under Alernative Rock.  Sounds like Jason Mraz met Coldplay met hip hop.]
  • This liquid vibe “Substance” comes courtesy of producer Mystic Trip.  [File under Drum N Bass.  Sounds like LTJ Bukem.]
  • November Skies” sounds exactly liked it’s titled, cheerful yet toasty.  [File under Dance.  Sounds like Nick Warren, Reykjavik].  
  • Next level soundplate “Ghost Raid,” made for a heavy invasion.  [File under Dubstep.  Sounds like Harmonic 313].    
  • From the man that brought us “Love,” now brings us “Mating Dance.”  Beat romance.  [File under Beats.  Sounds like DJ Cam].     

Bomb♫