“Sex, money, murder – our DNA.” King Kenny opened the 2018 Grammy Awards with a hell of a set. He used his verses from XXX., DNA, New Freezer and King’s Dead to talk about war, hip hop, the media, and the crowd admiring the messenger while missing his message.
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The Who’s 1971 classic Baba O’Riley has one of the most memorable synthesizer riffs of all time. Here, the guys from Those Darn Accordions! turn in a fun cover version of the track with the synths replaced by accordions. They need to do a version of Squeeze Box now.
Funk’s living legend George Clinton and his band the P-Funk All Stars spread good vibes and infectious energy at NPR Tiny Desk Concert. They performed a trio of classics: Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, One Nation Under A Groove and Give Up the Funk.
James Siewert’s intense and dizzying music video for Operator Music Band’s electro-industrial track was captured using a custom camera rig designed to endlessly rotate around its subject – in this case, choreographer Jordan Morley, as he writhed around on the carpet.
(Flashing lights) “If the car beside you moves ahead – as much as it feels as though you’re dead – you’re not going backwards.” James Blake returns to his experimental dub roots with his latest single. The music video perfectly captures the song’s message.
Start banging on the drums faster and easier with this digital drum synthesizer. Play on seven professional tritone drum pads, and listen through the built-in speakers or headphone jack, or use USB MIDI to connect the drum kit to a computer and use sequencing software.
Multitalented musician Elise Trouw turns in an wonderful live-looped mashup of Foo Fighters’s 1997 hit Everlong by Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 jazz-soul classic What You Won’t Do for Love. There’s a lot of talk about the “it” factor in the music biz, and Elise has got “it” in spades.
We already know that a rubber chicken can be used to make music. But Andrew Huang amped things up with Hexinverter’s mutant rubber chicken that uses compressed air to allow it to be played electronically. This is some serious mad scientist sh*t. Crazy sounds start at 1:59.
“Leave the car running, I’m not ready to go. It doesn’t matter where, I just don’t want to be alone. And as long as you’re not tired yet of talking, it helps to make it hurt less.” The sublime Julien Baker returns to NPR Music to sing songs from her album Turn Out the Lights.