Friday’s Mind Blown Everywhere Jam of the Day: Shin Joon Hyung

Aw shit!

This is a ridiculous example of how Psychedelic Sabatth infused rock traveled across the pacific. You have groups like Flower Travelling Band, but did you know about Shin Joon Hyung? He is exemplary of the music that hit the Korean rock scene  during the era of psych rock. Hyung is a damn bad ass  psychedelic guitar maestro. This needs to be loved an enjoyed. You need him in your music life . GET ON IT

Light in the Attic puts it well, “Shin Joong Hyun’s tale is personal, spiritual, and deep, not only reflecting the full spectrum of human emotions, but one that produced reverberating echoes of sound, some beautiful and life-giving, others restless and ungovernable.

Inspired by jazz, soul, and traditional Korean music, Shin started his career in the mid-1950’s, performing for US troops stationed locally after the Korean War armistice of 1953. While his English language skills were limited, the young player had no trouble communicating through his trusty electric guitar, but Shin was no mere 6-string slinger for hire, he was able to communicate something far beyond your average professional musician. Production work and extensive songwriting followed”

Dig on this in a big way.


Thursday’s Ridiculous hot jam of the day: Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis

What can I say, rock into the club like you got a…

This jam is hot and being from Seattle, All I can say is boom. SEATOWN LOVE Son! This official video just dropped like whoa. 2osickness is gonna rain down across the country like cheese on a pizza in nyc. This boy could likely take any number of battlers down with some grimy dirty hot flows. Mackelmore has been dropping it for years but has finally broken through with the respect that this rainy city rapper deserves. This album is a testament to the long evergreen hip hop history that has birthed legends. Thriftshop hits with a killer beat (reminiscent of Sea-town roots), hilarious lyrics, cultural comments and outright awesomeness! expect huge things to come from these cats. This jam drops with horns, hot vocal dubs, 90’s memories, and outright absurdity. This is top ten! Basically, the new album hits every note of rap nostalgia and hot contemporary style. Also, I wear your grandad’s clothes.

Dig on this! probably shoulda washed this, smells like R. Kelly’s sheets! ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Monday’s Jam of the Day: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Today’s hot jam of the day is straight from the bizarre that Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has made a reputation of producing. “Only in my Dreams” is off the band’s most recent music revival, titled, Mature Themes. All of the songs on Mature Themes are quintessential APHG. The band’s albums are often out there in some strange realm /genre of dream pop on a space  time travel odyssey to 1990-85-74-62. Between the song’s interludes, synth compliments, super fuzzed out lo-fi video, dream-drifting lyrics, and 1960’s folk guitar–you the listener falls into some strange bubble world of strawberries, smiley faces, ecstasy, hi-tops, hair dye, extensions, bubble letters, slap-ons, drug infused lazing around in a park somewhere in New York or Detroit. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti have carved a niche of sound out for themselves that has a hint of uneasy psychosis that gives the music and unexpected edge.


Friday’s Absurd Nick Nasty Hot Jam of the Day: JJ DOOM


DOOM is now known as DOOM, previously MF DOOM, so no droppin’ the MF–that’s a name of the past. This hot video dropped yesterday for the sick (old school DOOM sound) track “Guv’nor” off his hotly anticipated  album Key to the Kuffs that just launched this week. This video is great and includes split screen 3D love. I know that sounds silly but let’s be real–Doom is back and taking names! Also, this track has a hot waving drift in the back that  includes quintessential cartoon samples that have become synonymous with this rap king. This jam drops samples from a pretty funny show called, the “Regular Show.” Dig it.

So where are we at and who the hell is JJ? We are killing it in this collaborative effort and JJ, Jneiro Jarel, is the perfect production accompaniment to the infamous and surreal DOOM. JJ has maintained his sound and also cut through the Madvillainy comparisons in an effort to add his own spirit to the history of DOOM projects. JJ  has pushed DOOM into tracks that have a more bouncy flow than he normally meshes with which makes this album interesting, different, and awesome. The production is unique and has lived up to DOOM’s reputation with a dark low-fi vibe that is quintessential to DOOM, yet these instrumental have opened DOOM into different categories of satirical flow and fitting flow. However, I feel like this album is not as powerful as it could be and is a bit disjointed.

That said, we cannot deny that DOOM has the most notorious underground hip hop  MC name of the past decade and it’s so clear that his influence has cracked through several areas, from his dark low-fi, monotone flowing approach to his black humor. DOOM opened the door for people like Danny Brown and Das Racist to flow with the humor that they do. And let’s be real, Odd Future boys have ripped beats and flow style directly from DOOM, youngsters… The point is that it is great to hear such a historic man re-emerge with style and understanding.  So while this is not DOOM’s best album to date, it is a olid come back.

Several of his tracks off Key to the Kuffs satisfy your ears with a sophisticated DOOM flow that like many cheeses, matures to perfection with age. Tracks like: “GMO”, or “Bout the Shoes” show that Doom is not scared but rather super willing to tackle new areas of sound on this album. What makes this album unique is the uppity production by JJ and the stellar accompaniements Damon Albarn and Beth  Gibbons with subtle and cool contributions. Also, there are three tracks with no DOOM contribution. These features add an interesting and cool quality to the new LP. I’ll tell you what though, “Winter Blues” is a phenomenal track.

So what do I think? I think Doom has made a solid album with JJ and it’ll prob be one of the top ten’s of the year.

Dig on this ridiculous jam

Thursday’s Super Funk Jam of the Day: The Soul Lifters

If I could walk into a room and feel awesome with a theme song, “Hot Funky and Sweaty” would rank with the best!
The primary rift is a play off a famous Meters rift and sounds like the rough Sly and the Family Stone as well. My understanding is that this is the only Soul Lifters 45 to be released. Whatever the case, these boys have that dirty funk that you can’t help but love. This is how funk sounds when it strikes deep into the bunches of  your brain as you walk down the sun-stained streets with rebels drinking Slurpees and smoking cigarettes as they stare you down.

Enjoy this super funk jam!

Wednesday’s Jam of The Day: Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse’s music sounds like some kind of blues swing into honey dips, syncopated melodica, with a twanged out guitar; his take is low-fi and distorted. He carries through each song with wild abandon with no goal of taming his instinct to roar. It is clear as all hell that Waterhouse owes everything he plays to music history in the same kind of roots resurgence that we are seeing today. However, Waterhouse is unique in his  approach–he tackles the raw spirit and commits to unveiling it. He has a raw chord in his body that makes his music what you hope for and prevents him from becoming cliché

Enjoy today’s jam of the day.

Tuesday’s Jam of the Day: Animal Collective

Animal Collective has been running a radio show all august and has just released their entire album via videos online for Centipede Hz. The album is an excellent exploration of the band’s sound and is set to ship in september leading into their interenational tour. The group has been to and fro with the strange historically. Their most recent albums were a move toward the mainstream and digestible but a step away from what made AC who they are. These super talented men produced a niche unto themselves and harnessed a caliber of noise and distorted synth  that had never been heard in the 90’s and then into the 21st century they became recognized as A-genre and have emerged as a symbol for 21st century music explorations. This album is an amazing return for AC back to what the invented. I’m excited for this tour and this album to hit the shelves.

I’ll post more videos as they release. However, for now go dig on it if you like the sound.  This album has combed the gray sand between their avant garde raw early sound with their more digestible new sound


Friday’s Ridiculous AWESOME Jam of the Day: Daym Drops

Do you know the difference between a weak burger and a burger with strength?

I don’t need to say more because when you bite the fry, the fry bites back my friend!
Dayum Dayum Dayummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crispity Crunch!
Look at the bacon!
Get yourself a double cheseburger
Dayum Dayum Dayummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s do this!
The Gregory Brothers really killed it on this one!

Can you dig it?


Thursday’s Hot Jam of the Day: St. Vincent and David Byrne

Wrote about Love This Giant in June when the two rockstars released one track off the highly, highly anticipated album. However, as you all probably know , these two monsters (St. Vincent and David Byrne) have paired up for a tour de force album called, Love This Giant. Not long ago, the released a stellar track called “Who;” not long ago they released yet another tack and this one has followed suit nicely; “Weekend in the Dust” is pretty outrageous with a phenomenal production value. The instrumentation is a tier of its own with syncopated  jazz notes, rock threads, and funk overlays. This album, this tour will be phenomenal.

What’s more, if you haven’t heard of or seen St. Vincent, I recommend changing that asap. Why? It’s simple; she’s a bad ass rock star. David Byrne is David Byrne is David Byrne (not much more to be said about him).  So when these two team up and complement each other in a very dynamic and intuitive balanced duet, their product is stunning and with a killing musicality. Get tickets to go see them—this is a tour not to be missed.

Dig this!

I kind of wish I was hanging with David Byrne or Annie Clark. hahaha