Archive for the ‘Favorite Tracks’ Category

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Study Break-Digable Planets

March 2, 2011

So I’m going to start a little new trend here at whiiite.  Plenty of students listen to music to study.  Currently studying International Economic Policy, International Finance and the dynamics of why Cleveland sucks.  Everyone who has ever studied can feel my trivial, whiny complaint, right?  Even Stephen Hawking studies and he listens to *semi-sonic and yngwie malmsteen, while he projects theories of black holes and time space dimensions.

Speaking of time and space, Digable Planets were in outer space when they released their material.  They took a tribe called quest and de la soul to a whole new level on the beat making machine.  Their lyrics had the slang of ghostface, but with the swag of Guru meets Q-tip.  But, they are so different than all these guys.  Those references are only for the ones who never dug the Digable Planets, one of the quintessential jazz hip-hop groups.

Deep bass, slow rhythm drums and an intelligent, relaxing jive that makes them one of the few groups that everyone wished still existed.  I had the honor of seeing these guys live when they reunited a few summers ago, and damn were they funky.  I recommend this group to the fans of music who analyze and really get into jazzy lyrics and chill beats.  So if you’re bumping house,trance, gucci, wakka,lateef or jimmy eat world, these guys are not for you.  Reason why? You are either a) not hip enough, b) too hip, c) bending over for deadmau5, d) on your knees for deadmau5, e) waiting for the new OFWGKTA or f) Abraham Finkelstein.

Peep a few off their debut album, Reaching (A new refutation of time and space)

DL: Digable Planets-Pacifics

DL: Digable Planets-Jimmi Diggin Cats **

*semi-sonic does not deserve a link

**Once again, a dope use of sampling Summer Madness by kool and the gang.

P.S. I do enjoy deadmau5 music and has anyone seen the latest Wakka video, shit is crazy. I post it but I don’t want whiiite to become a porn site.  Jesus.

This post is dedicated to pre-2001 Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
+shout out to Uglyface who corrected my  error on the kool and the gang/will smith mix up.

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My Favorite Tracks of The Past Week: 2/8/2011

February 8, 2011

Sick as a muhh yo.  Don’t think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you.

Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (Pretty Lights Remix)

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

James Blake – Wilhelm’s Scream

The Hood Internet – Real You (Lil’ B vs. Gold Panda)

Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World

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My Favorite Tracks of the Past Week: 1/30/2011

January 30, 2011

Fuuck, can’t believe it’s been two months.  4000+ views, I’m honestly shocked.  Check the Behind the Scenes sidebar, I’m gonna do a two-month recap either later today or tomorrow hopefully.

Benny Benassi f. Gary Go – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Kaskade – Sorry (Dirty South Remix)

Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop

Big K.R.I.T. – Neva Go Back (The Grillade Sessions)

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Home (Whole-Z Remix)

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My Favorite Tracks of the Past Week: 1/23/2011

January 23, 2011

Why are people invested in art?  culture?  sports?

Would you listen to the Kanye West album if you were the only person in the world who could listen to it?  Would you watch the Yankees if you were the only person in the world watching them?

Would you listen to music with no context?  Would you listen to music if there was no recorded history of it whatsoever?

I suppose the question I’m asking is: what’s more important, the art itself or the context of art?  The film as an individual experience, or as a social cue?

Do you think people appreciated music more before the advent of the internet?  How about sports?

JUST SOME THOUGHTS FROM YA BOY.  Dope essay coming soon?  Anyways, jams for the week:

Cassius – I Love You So (DJVC Remix)

David Bowie – A New Career In a New Town

Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)

Daft Punk – Derezzed (Pink is Punk ‘RETRON’ mix)

The Roots – The Seed/Melting Pot/Web Live

Also highly recommend The Roots’ live set in Germany.

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My Favorite Tracks of the Past Week: 1/16/2011

January 16, 2011

How good is the NFL?  Despite the inevitable lockout, concussion scandals, steroid scandals, the fact that Roger Goodell is genuinely dumb/evil and the fact that the 49ers haven’t been relevant since Ruben Studdard was a household name, the NFL Playoffs are amazing ever year.  I love the NBA, but you could pick a random NFL postseason from the last ten or fifteen years out of a hat and it would be better than any MLB or NBA postseason you could think of in the same time period.  And I know that they’re different sports and you’re supposed to look at them differently, but if the job of sports is to entertain us, I’m objectively more entertained by the NFL than anything else right now.

Anyways, as far as agendas go, I’m only rooting against Jay Cutler – I have no problems with any of the other teams.  Clay Matthews is pretty much the only person anywhere holding it down for white people.  The message as always: steroids are universally underrated.  When I buy an NFL team in 2031, I’m instituting an all-white defense and an all-black offense, which means you’re pretty much reading a blog written by the next Al Davis.  Thank God I”m not the only one on this site.

Skrillex – Slats Slats Slats (320 kbps)

Tame Impala – Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? (320 kbps)

Zip Zip Through The Night – Beesting (Kaskade’s Grand Mix) (320 kbps)**

James Blake – Limit To Your Love (320 kbps)

Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jaime XX Shuffle)  (252 kbps)

** had no idea this song is like 2 years old – feel a bit silly 😦

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My Favorite Tracks of the Past Week: 1/9/2011

January 9, 2011

I’m a 49ers fan, but I gotta give props to the Seahawks for reppin’ the NFC West the right way.  Pete Carroll can go bury himself alive for all I care, but that’s how you shut up an entire legion of armchair fans talking about redoing the playoff system to specifically fuck over the NFC West.  Us mediocre motherfuckers ain’t goin’ anywhere, god.  7-9 = so divine.  Now I’m stuck waiting until January of 2012, when Jim Harbaugh will cruise to the promise land with an “exceptional” 8-8 record and the first home playoff game for the San Francisco 49ers in NINE FUCKING YEARS.  Why do I watch sports?  Oh yeah, Amar’e better.

Speaking of Amar’e, he probably doesn’t deserve MVP, but I hope he wins it just to spite y’all.  And by y’all, I mean Bulls fans.  There’s no team I hate in sports as much as the Bulls.  Derrick Rose is overrated and will never win anything in his life and Carlos Boozer is a fifth-tier star.  Joakim good tho.  Keep making excuses for your team because you don’t have an all-star at every position.  You’ve been given every chance in the world ever since drafting Elton Brand and have been “the next great team” since then, only to habitually blow it ever year.  Please Bulls fans, tell me when the goose with the golden eggs is coming?  When The Big 3 retire?  When The Miami Big 3 retire?  When Dwight Howard leaves your conference?  When you sign another star to complement the four max-contract guys you have now?  When Kobe, Blake Griffin and Bernard King are traded to your team and MJ comes out of retirement?  We don’t believe you, you need more people.

Anyway, glad to see y’all are enjoying the site.  Best week yet so far.  Sal’s killing it with his posts and the mix Adam posted is sick.  Def wanna try to get some different music going this week – got the Janelle Monae album on deck right now and just copped that John Legend/Roots album that fell completely under the radar.  More silly single reviews and such, too.  As always, we’re looking for writers, so throw us an e-mail at whiiitethoughts@gmail.com if you’re interested.

ANYWAY, here are my favorite tracks I posted here this week.  Anyone else writing here, feel free to throw in yours, too:

Avicii v. Kings of Leon – Abow v. Sex On Fire

Pretty Lights – High School Art Class

Kanye West – Eyes Closed

Boys Noize – Yeah

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The Best of “The Best of 2010”

December 28, 2010

Waddup?  Though we do consider ourselves gods at That Whiiite, we’re humble enough to give it up to the interwebs when they’re on point.  We found some of the best “Best of 2010’s” from around the way and wanted to share with y’all:

– Of course we have to start with the infamous Pitchfork’s Best of 2010 for songs and albums.  For the most part, this is a pretty comprehensive list of indie music and selected electronic and hip-hop.  Various jokes:  Kanye w/ a 10.0, LCD Soundsystem at #2 and FlyLo at (only) #13.

– The underrated Blah Blah Science has top songs and albums for indie/electronic/hip-hop.  I really like these lists.

– I don’t really read Bloggerhouse much, but they had a cool Top 25 albums for underground hip-hop.  Considering I’ve been screaming that Hip Hop is dead for a few years now, I should probably check a few of these out.

– Dancing Astronaut started putting out their Top 50 songs today.  This should be a comprehensive list of the biggest club staples.  Put Illmerica in that top 5, fam.

– Salacious Sound has a list of top dubstep tracks for the year that they put out back in July if you’re in the mood.  Definitely a good reference point.

– If you’re a trance head, we posted Armin’s Top 20 for the year the other day – I’m still waiting for Above and Beyond’s list!