I know this path is well trodden, but let’s face it instant coffee (yes even nescafe gold) just about makes it into second place. I think I’d prefer a caffeine patch. Having started a new this week, I have been yearning for freshly brewed black coffee (crude oil strength please) but also new music to wind the evenings down to.
Two things have come my way which have acted as my caffeine substitute – after all I’ve pretty much worn out Watch The Throne (good luck we are well past vinyl).
First off Toro y Moi‘s new Ep, Freaking Out, sounds like the radio frequency i was always tuning into post-carjacking on the GTA Vice City. Electro-Disco to begin with but with a more stubborn backbone than previous attempts – electro-disco does tend to sounds the same, but this manages to stick in my head in the non-annoying sense.
To round up – Stones Throw once again show that they are a label to be reckoned with (Aloe Blacc, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne to name but a few…) Classic from M.E.D. (aka Medaphoar). Aside from the appearances from Aloe, Hodgy Beats & Talib Kweli, M.E.D. classic has coherence where few rap records achieve these days. In other words, it’s a damn good record. I don’t feel i should say much more. For lovers of Kanye at his productive best, Shad, Black Thought, J Dilla, this is a must in the iTunes library.