MUSIC: Low Noise High Bias Mixtape Roundup
by Reginald Duvivier
First up is Mr. Brown who’s made news by throwing a rock at his momma’s car during his anger management session (seriously, who goes to rehab for anger management?). What’s most annoying about Chris Brown as as an artist he doesn’t suck. He takes a successful jab at future R&B in the Weeknd-esque “Sweet Caroline” (I really was hoping it was going to be a Neil Diamond cover) and lets Ludacris relish in past glory over a surprisingly solid bedroom jam in “Fantasy”. At this point in time I assume he relishes in being the asshole but seeing someone like Jeremih go from shmaltzy songs like this to genius like this I have hope he will eventually grow up. Maybe in his 30’s. Cop his free EP here.
Speaking of anger management is Death Grips, a punk group (is there a genre called future punk?) who dropped a free album called Government Plates this week of seething anger and angry computer generated sounds. Id recommend you save this album for when you’re working off those holiday pounds during the gym. Cop it here.
If you like your dance music a bit less aggressive, here’s a mix from BBC 1’s Essential mix which features Machinedrum, who dropped a great LP Vapor City a few months ago. As expected from someone who’s made so many fantastic beats over the years its awesome and would serve as a great backdrop from some of you having a cooler Thanksgiving then others.