Since I haven’t seen the full lineup in list form, I figured I’d go ahead and put one together for ease of viewing:
Twin Shadow Khaira Arby Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Raphael Saadiq Yelawolf James Blake Cass McCombs Ellie Goulding Statik Selektah Lower Dens Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs Wiz Khalifa Lil B (The Based God) Brother Brian Shimkovitz The Chain Gang of 1974 Young The Giant Jonquil Oh Land Caveman Mazes Creep Esben and the Witch Toro Y Moi Matt & Kim Frankie & The Heartstrings La Sera Friendly Fires Carsick Cars Tinie Tempah Laurel Halo Wolf Gang Spoek Mathambo DOM DJ Kingdom Trash Talk The Answering Machine The Cool Kids Young Buffalo DJ Young Guru Givers Ghe20 Gothik Jamie XX Machine Gun Kelly DJ Protege Killer Mike Smith Westerns
Heard this quote via postdubstep, and it really resonated with me. I’m as critical as the next writer about terms like chillwave and witchhouse, but useful and descriptive genre descriptions play an important role in facilitating conversations about music.
From Mount Kimbie, on a British radio show, when asked about the term “Post-dubstep”:
At some stage, these things have got to be labeled. Otherwise everyone would just be wandering around talking in abstract terms. It would be very difficult to start a conversation about anything if you didn’t engage with labeling of things at all. Which I think kind of gets missed, sometimes. But at the same time, I don’t think that anyone who makes music talks about it.”
We spend the majority of our day listening and reading the content lovingly created by some of the best music bloggers, so it’s about time we find out more about the people behind the blogs.
For the first instalment of our new Q&A series, we chatted to Luis Tovar of Pretty Much Amazing. Read…
Luis from Pretty Much Amazing got interviewed by Suffler.fm. PMA is one of the reasons I am where I am right now, in a roundabout sort of way. Nice to see continued respect for what Luis does with that site. Never stale over yonder.
So, as part of this whole tumblr experiment, I’ve decided to use this as a place to throw my musings and ramblings on music that don’t fit elsewhere on this ever-sprawling internet. As part of that effort, I’m also starting a mixtape series of sorts – a playlist of a dozen or so tunes, old and new, at the beginning of each month. I like the logic and process of making mixes, so this is as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Still, my hope is that you find some enjoyment in them.
I’ll offer the link up to download the whole and you’ll be able to stream the mix through 8tracks, either below or at 8tracks.com.
The first mix I made is in anticipation of SXSW, which rolls through Austin in a little more than two weeks. Someone asked for my shortlist of bands to watch, which currently sits in a 3-page Word document on my laptop. These tunes come from some of the groups on that list - I’ve seen all but a handful of these bands play before, and they all put on a great show.
Enough jabber. I hope you like it. Feedback more than welcome if you have any ideas for things you’d like to see/hear.