Tag Archives: downbeat

Fraulein – Haleek Maul

28 Jun

Back to rap. Oh how I have missed you. Here’s something really cool: Barbadian rapper Haleek Maul is only 16 years old and has just recently released Oxyconteen, an EP that can be described as dark and insightful. He’s 16. That was me two years ago, jeez.

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(More) Sounds That Are Helping Me To Stay Alive: A(nother) Downbeat Electronic Playlist to Wash Your Stress (Even Further) Away

14 Jun

I have been under the radar, but you’ll have to excuse me while I finish off what ranks among the worst weeks of my life. I thought I’d lift my head out of a book just long enough to give you the second part of my playlist full of relaxing tunes that manage to counterbalance my hair-pulling stress (to some extent). I really enjoyed writing the last playlist post because it was actually refreshingly easy to compile a list of songs that I love, and that I’ve been listening to recently. The hardest part was finding a picture to go with the post, and it was a similar challenge this time. So, like any struggling image hunter would, I’ve gone with a feline DJ. Time to sit back, relax, and here we go…

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Knees – Peter and Kerry

6 Oct

Blown away when I heard this. Honestly, something this thoughtful and beautiful hasn’t come my way in a long time. Kerry Leatham and Peter Lyons (both signed to Tape Club Records) have decided to team up and produce a collaborative EP entitled Clothes, Friends,Photos. Knees is a hauntingly calm piano and string driven work of genius that will fill up your room in the small hours of the morning. The two’s voices just compliment each other so perfectly, it’s unreal. Take a listen: