from a industry where big fish,copy-cat and bland artists/bands get pushed to the front over unique and different sounds, Gorillaz once again burst out of the ocean like Godzilla breathing their atomic breath of Electro, House, Hip-hop and HARD beats.
A visual representation of how AMAZING this album is
According to a press release, the album was recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Jamaica and produced by Gorillaz, Pusha T/John Legend collaborator the Twilite Tone of D /\ P, and Remi Kabaka.A staple of Gorillaz is the amazing collaborations De La Soul, Mavis Staples & Pusha T,Grace Jones and many many more.
AND JUST LOOK AT THE ALBUM ARTWORK
one of my favourite things that Gorillaz does best is collaborations.
Get an artist to put their own take on a track not just appear as a cameo, its so lame when you see random artist cameo on track
If you're a hip-hop fan and looking for something different instead of the mundane materialist vibe most hip-hop artist are churning out check out
WRECK THE SYSTEM
The taking the Nerdcore genre to new places you haven't seen before.They mix the classic Nerdcore motifs with old and new school hip-hop beats.Wreck The System are a coalition of different artists with the main features being:
The artists have performed at MAGfest and are constantly on the move.Follow them subscribe to them these guys you'll be hearing more from really soon as they take over the internet with their new style of hip-hop.
Do The Roar - Osiris Green ft. Mega Ran, Twill Distilled, LadyJ (Official Video)
Their talents doesn't end with just hip hop they are also in the realm of music production with WRECK THE SYSTEM RECORDINGS offering services like recording mixing and mastering with high end equipment.I managed to get an interview with these guys.
Where are you guys from?
"Washington, DC Area"
What drew you guys towards this genre?
Twill - All the hot cosplay bitches, YTCracker, and hacker music. LadyJ - The Crossover appeal of the culture that can be shared with the entire world Cam3 - The fact that it is music about me. DJ Mutiny - LadyJ * Osiris Green - The creativity and limitless potential of the art.
How long have you been making music together?
"9 Months or 3 trimesters, we just about to pop!"
Who are your influences?
"The Millionaires, Eminem, The Alchemist, Tech N9ne, Boyz Noise"
Top artists you are fans of?
"Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Die Antwoord, Outkast"
What is the future of Wreck The System?
"What we do every night Pinky, try to take over the WORLD!"
What do you guys do for fun?
"Drink, Video Games, make music, headshots, cooking, IRC, and imitating each other sarcastically."
There seems to be a divide in the hip-hop community on the current state of modern hiphop some say its sounds stale,generic on the other hand there are a lot more new artists and groups on the up and up and breaking into the mainstream more than ever what do you guys think?
"Mainstream hip-hop has become stagnant in it’s creativity, which on a positive note has forced people to look outside of the regular outlets to find talented artists that have genuine skills Thus beginning to bring these individuals to the forefront, which will eventually help hip-hop to progress in better direction."
What project are you most proud of?
Where can we find your work? (facebook,twitter,etc)
Posted by Louis on June 24, 2015 at 10:37pm in MUSIC
Here's some background information from
Meri Amber (the Sydney based Geek Pop singer and songwriter):-
The song was written after having a chat with a visual artist friend of mine who was incorporating emojis into the presentation of his art. We were being silly and brainstorming crazy ideas for songs when I blurted out 'I should write a song out of emojis'. He then, of course, dared me to do it and I took the dare on.
The song was written on my phone at the same time it was written in the notepad I tend to write songs in. It was a very different process to usual. I wanted to make sure that there was an actual story in the song and it wasn't just a random set of emojis. If you look through the lyrics or listen carefully you'll be able to make out the story and the desperation in which it's trying to be communicated.
The video was something quite conceptual which I saw as the main take-home message from the song. The fact that emojis are simply another means in which people are trying to get their message across and understood. For example a smiley face of a sad face at the end of a txt message can completely change it's meaning and can be used to help clarify things a little:
'How are you feeling?'
'How are you feeling?'
But, the sad reality is that even with emojis, your message is not necessarily going to be clearly understood. There isn't a direct exchange between you and the other person (like face to face communication gives you). The message is a sort of midway thing that distorts what you're saying and the 'you' somewhat disappears in it. That's why in the video I fade out behind the messages as they appear and slowly fade to white throughout the song as my message gets more and more distorted in the reader's mind.
I'm going to be releasing more songs and videos soon that could be grouped with 'I XOX U' in an 'Emoji Love' set as I've been really happy with the response I'm getting from 'I XOX U'. The other songs are not going to be songs about emojis, but they will be songs focused on the difficulties of communication, misunderstandings that arise from it and finding a way to make sense of things when our mind interprets messages in a different way to how they were supposed to be read.