Friday, August 29, 2008

Music Today

I was working out earlier and came across a Chewy Chocolate Cookies track, Cheeseburgers. About a minute into this oddity, you get hit in the face with a sicknasty electric payload. As I was getting into it, I paused to realize what I was listening to. Distorted electric noise.

Here is a clip of the build into the drop:
Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Cheeseburgers [snippet]

It's funny to me, engineers have spent nearly a decade perfecting the art of recording music. Recently, with artists like Justice, we've watched as the norm got destroyed to create a path for this new type of sound. I see it as the distorted guitar reinvented, as our parents scream "what is that crap you are listening to?"

Maybe a week from now we'll sit in dark rooms and listen to white noise get pounded by drums. Until then we wait for the newest SebastiAn remix. Here is one to hold us over:

Download: Daft Punk - Human After All (SebastiAn Remix)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Blues

This is for those of you who woke up today, wanted to go back to sleep, but couldn't. Nothing is worse than a dirty case of the Mondays.

These two songs will help get you rid of them... or at least help you embrace it.
Also, here is a necessary piece of office decor, the famed TPS Report.

Here's to an awesome week.

Eric Clapton - Blues Before Sunrise

Robert Johnson - Malted Milk

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Updates / Olympics

Today was a big day for antlerdarts. First of all, I redesigned the page. We all can agree that it was time for the old look to go. Secondly, we are now a dot com, or should I say!

Other than updating the blog, I've been hooked on the olympics. I don't know what it is about them, but once you start watching, you can't stop. One event finishes, you are satisfied, and another one comes on. At this point you're thinking "ok one more." Five events and one hour later, you haven't moved. Besides for my newly-found commitment to tv, I actually enjoy the olympics. This shot is from the opening ceremony:

credit: Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune

While watching them I've encountered a lot of interesting music. Before a competitor takes to their event, NBC shows a 1-2 minute video clip, bringing viewers up to speed with the athletes olympic history, as well as their life stories. I've heard some great Beastie Boys b-sides, Zero 7, and many others, during these briefs.

The Beastie Boys track I heard, In 3's, is from their first instrumental cd "The In Sound From Way Out." For those of you who dig this, I recommend getting a copy of "The Mix-Up."

Download: Beastie Boys - In 3's

In The Waiting Line, by Zero 7, was made famous from the Garden State Soundtrack.

Download: Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line

This music isn't something you'd expect from the olympics, but I'm game for good tracks anytime.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Exclusive Download: Spot - Jester's Play

When techno riffs and break-beat drums collide, Spot is there to piece the two back together. Based in Berlin, his unique style of mixing catchy riffs with adventurous drums is something everyone can appreciate. "Jester's Play" is a personal favorite, and thanks to Spot, it is yours to download.



Spot - Jester's Play (ysi) | (zshare)

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