M83 – Intro (featuring Zola Jesus)
This is the first track of the spectacular 2011 album Hurry up, We’re dreaming. I already posted Midnight City, the second track, which was number 3 in my top 30 of 2011. Both are urgent and coruscating and I can’t get enough of them and the whole album.
Feel good party tune from Oakland agitators The Coup. Radical politics isn’t necessarily something I associate too often with Hip Hop but these guys certainly have an agenda and (sometimes) interesting, articulate things to say.
However, I like them best, as here, when they just concentrate on dialling up the funk. The base here is just relentless making it a perfect Saturday night anthem. Also, I’m not sure I’ve heard a better DJ name than Pam the funkstress.