Another day, another post. We have been quite busy here in Paris. Begining to feel like a Housewife. Cleaning the flat thoroughly, with bleach. Smells hella nice now. I didn’t mention I was cleaning the flat listening, as ever, to new music. My mac is being treated like a king, blasting new tunes through his tiny speakers. Here is what I’ve downloaded lately. And, I’ll let you download them too ! Right-Click on the green links and select “Save Target As…”.
First off will be this duo from the US, The Cool Kids :
From their rope chains to their spare, bass-heavy beats, Chuck and Mikey bring a knowing wink to the style of Eighties heroes like Eric B and EPMD. Their anthem, “88,” cops a mantra from Nas’ “Made You Look”: “Do the Smurf, do the wop, baseball bat/Rooftop like I’m bringin’ ’88 back.” And yet on singles like “I Rock” and “Black Mags,” the duo sounds effortlessly of-the-moment, earning its boast of being “the black Beastie Boys.”
[audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/01%20Black%20Mags.mp3] The Cool Kids – Black Mags [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Action%20Figures.mp3] The Cool Kids – Action Figures [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Gold%20and%20a%20Pager.mp3] The Cool Kids – Gold & A Pager [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Mikey%20Rocks.mp3] The Cool Kids – Mikey Rocks
Second in the list will be Estelle for her Lauryn Hill + John Legend feel to her stuff. Check this out, she’s gonna hit the roof this year.
Estelle started a label, released mix tapes and approached a pre-College Dropout Kanye West cold after spotting him outside Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles in Los Angeles. Kanye hooked her up with John Legend, and the two R&B singers hit it off at a studio the next day, and later collaborated on The 18th Day, her debut full-length, which got play nearly everywhere but the States. Together, Legend and Estelle also prepped her forthcoming album, Shine, the first release on Legend’s Homeschool Records. Kanye, Mark Ronson, Swizz Beatz and Cee-Lo make cameos on the disc, which swings with the boogie funk of “American Boy” and reggae-rooted tracks like “Magnificent.”
[audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/48%201980.mp3] Estelle – 1980 [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/03%20American%20Boy.mp3] Estelle Ft. Kanye West – American Boy
And to finish of a kaleidoscope of mp3 to download and appreciate…
[audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/01%20Run.mp3] Gnarls Barkley – Run [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/02%20Wow%20(MSTRKRFT%20remix).mp3] Kylie Minogue – Wow (MSTRKRKT remix) [audio:http://240plan.ovh.net/~redcandy/airboy/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/Great%20DJ.mp3] The Ting Tings – Great DJ