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May 10th, 2011
Ever feel like there’s nothing to listen to? Every song sounds old, nothing is inspiring and you’ve finally resorted to the dreaded music diet (diets are never good, especially ones that involve less music in your life). MuchMusic has the answer to fatten up your ears!
Our First Spins section is straight-up overflowing this week with hella good music. It can be a little overwhelming, which is why we created a handy-dandy map to guide you through music heaven. Enjoy!
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi – Rome
Where you’ve heard them: He’s half the group behind Gnarls Barkely and Broken Bells.
What’s this ish: Danger Mouse has been working on Rome with Daniele Luppi for the past five years. Inspired by music used in the 1960s in Italian films, the record includes vocals from some dude named Jack White and this Norah Jones character. So ya, it’s really, really good.
Sounds like: The dreamy, trance-like qualities that made everyone in the world go out and buy Broken Bells and Gnarls Barkely albums.
Where you’ve heard him: Though the UK rapper has been the biggest thing in the UK for the last two years, he’s only recently broken into North America with his song Written In The Stars.
What the ish: The tracks Pass Out and Frisky made the 22 year-old South London rapper the biggest name in hip hop in the UK. An upcoming gig at Lollapalooza and impressive collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Swedish House Mafia and Kelly Rowland show that Tempah’s strength is not only his rapping skills, but his diversity.
Sounds like: Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Kid Cudi
Where you’ve heard him: In the early 2000s Moby was one of the first artists that took full advantage of using commercials and movie soundtracks to gain new fans. With songs like Porcelain and Southside, Moby became the break out electronic artist of the decade.
What the ish: Much like its predecessor albums, Moby’s Destroyed contains emotional electronic tracks that are best experienced while one is alone. With the ability to transport the listener to a meditative state, Destroyed shows why Moby is ‘the’ name in electronic music.
Sounds like: Moby’s Play