Tag Archive for 2010’s

Theo Parrish – Black Music

I have been curious to explore more of Theo Parrish since posting his collaboration with Andrew Ashong (which still sounds GREAT) a few days ago.

He is one of a long list of contemporary Detroit artists that I have been enthralled by recently. It’s funny, I always thought of post-Motown Detroit as a musical afterthought but between Moodymann, J Dilla, Black Milk et al it has really been put on my map.

There is also a pretty spectacular video here.

Theo Parrish:

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Wiz Khalifa* – The Thrill | (GPF)

I feel conflicted about liking this song. The sheer nihilism of the lyrics is depressing but I really like the (rather appropriately I suppose) languid beat. Does that make me a bad person?


*Artist #649

Passion Pit – Little Secrets

I can always rely on Massachusetts band Passion Pit to infuse my day with a burst of positivity. This is an oldie, taken from their debut studio album Manners, but it still made me smile when I heard it earlier in the week. It’s hard to ask much more from a song than that.

Passion Pit:

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How to dress well – Lover’s Start

This track, from Brooklyn artist Tom Krell who is better known as How to dress well, is real Monday morning listening. It’s smooth almost haunting sound is just the job to calm a racing mind.

It is taken off his 2010 debut album Love Remains which I posted the equally excellent Decisions back in 2011 (how time flies!).

How to dress well:

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