This Cyber Monday, we bring you Monday Loop*, a selectively handpicked hour of stress-busting poptronica.
This month, our pals from Newlywed Records are back with an ultra-special playlist, curated by none other than Miami’s Zach Surp, the artist behind “Nonono.”
You know the guy. The guy at the party. See, you’ve spotted a gap at the turntable. Your best girl is watching as you are going to take over the sounds. Maybe spin up Santana’s Abraxas and goose the volume up to six. Dig me.
Don’t you miss the halcyon days of the sample, the good old early 90s, where commercial rap artists based new pop hits around elements of earlier hit singles? Don’t you get a sick satisfaction when a tune comes on in the store, and you can’t tell right away if it’s the “original,” or the later sample? Here are six samples that do their source material justice.
From Insane Clown Posse’s 1999 classic “Bitches,” to D.R.A.M.’s perfect debut full-length, Big Baby D.R.A.M., here are 7 things we’re into this week.
In “The Doors,” Marcus tries to draw the same sort of wild connections between the music and various strands of culture as he did for Dylan and The Band with “Invisible Republic.” This time instead of casting back into history for obscure antecedents he projects the songs outward into their psycho-historical context of the rapidly morphing popular culture of the last half of the 20th century.
America, a global superpower, one that has the resources to implement an integral step in curbing CO2 emissions, is set to withdraw from a treaty that was signed and agreed by governments across the world. Why, then, should China or India keep up their ends of the treaty? Why should Europe, or Russia, or Brazil, or anyone else? If America has pulled out and decided not to do the work, then why should we?