Saturday, November 15, 2008

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I never knew running a blog while trying to have a life was this difficult. Haha. School has started again and Id sprung back to my tedious sked. The several DMCAs takedown notices and the crashing of my links were not helpful either. I dont understand why they remove posts which were sent via mails by the artists themselves. Way to go on dissecting my creative streak google. Really, screw you google. +/-

Meanwhile, about the latter, I wont promise anymore to put the links infinitely on Metaphor. If you want to have mp3s of some artist on this blog, just leave a comment or send an email and Ill send it on your way pronto as soon as I have nothing on my hands.

I started this blog knowing absolutely nothing about blogging. Fortunately, I picked helpful advices on the way. To whoever you are who had the patience to read this, Metaphor is not dead. I cant promise you anything from this point, all I know is that, Ill visit Metaphor even if this isn't my blog. Thanks and peace.

Some current guilty pleasures to keep me afloat:
We Are Your Friends(Reprise)- Justice
How to See the Sun Rise- Ben Sollee
Joy Ride- The Killers
Bad Days- Kanye West
Butterfly- Jason Mraz
Jailer- Asa
Circus- Britney Spears
Prospekt’s March/Poppyfields- Coldplay
Keep in Mind- Little Joy

P.S. With all those crazy leaks while Im gone, exclusive streams of albums keep everyone sane (Ok, maybe not that exclusive). Folks, just buy the album if you really like an artist, it makes all happy.

New Metric -- Help Im Alive

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I tremble
They’re gonna eat me alive
If I stumble
They’re gonna eat me alive
Help Im Alive by Metric

Dedication 3, Your Fu*king Melting Pote 2, Buffet Libre & Audio Racquet

This post is rather heavy so fly away and look sharp.

I have been sifting my mails and found out lots of monster mixtapes from DJs and artists. Others have been rotting in my mail all the time and some are newly sent.

I have chosen four mixtapes to share to you- Lil Wayne's Dedication 3, Leam or Rosebud's Your Fucking Melting Pote, Buffet Libre's Cover Projects and George O'Connor's Audio Racquet. It was a blast listening to these tunes, everything's hard-thumping and will slap you in the face.

This post is my gratitude for all the support you folks been giving my little blog. Thanks everyone and peace. I hope your eardrums explode after hearing these tunes. Haha.

Listening to a mixtape is a process so download the whole thing.

Note: Click 'Tracklisting' to collapse the listing of tracks

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Dedication 3
Dedication 3
Dedication 3

To start of is Lil Wayne's freshly dropped mixtape, "Dedication 3". I got a couple of disturbing mails about posting some of his tracks. Those were good times. Hehe.

If you want to download specific tracks, Pigeons and Planes got each track for download.Tracklist

1. Welcome Back
2. Dedication 3 f. Mack Mane, Willie The Kid, Gudda Gudda
3. What Else Is There To Do
4. Dick Pleaser f. Jae Millz
5. Ain’t I f. Jae Millz
6. You Love Me You Hate Me
7. Bang Bang f. Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda
8. The Other Side f. La The Darkman, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda
9. My Weezy f. Shanell, Lil Twist & Tyga
10. A Dedication
11. She’s A Ryder f. Gudda Gudda
12. Still I Rise f. Nicki Manaj
13. Magic f. Gudda Gudda
14. Do’s & Don’ts Of Young Money
15. Whoever You Like f. Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda
16. That Was Easy
17. Get Bizzy f. Gudda Gudda
18. I Got That Gangsta f. La The Darkman & Willie The Kid
19. A Message To The DJ’s
20. Stuntin f. Drake
21. Dedicated
22. Put On For The Game f. Tyga & Gudda Gudda
23. Dedication 4

LEAM OR ROSEBUD - YOUR FUCKING MELTING POTE 2
LEAM OR ROSEBUD - YOUR FUCKING MELTING POTE 2
LEAM OR ROSEBUD - YOUR FUCKING MELTING POTE 2

Leam or Rosebud from France brings forth his sequel of 'Your Fucking Melting Pote'. He incorporates everything from current bangers to classic French pop to classic hits. He's compared to Girl Talk so to speak.
Tracklist

01 INTRO(MISSION) : Walter Carlos - Theme from a Clocwork Orange / Julie, robot before all - Cac 40 / MC Bortek – Eclecticism is rigourness ? / Leam's Voicemail - Harassment... (Just Jack, Cazals, Bondo Do Role...)
02 Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables Theme / Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythmes Digitales remix) /The Gossip - Standing in the way of control / Baby's Gang - Happy song / Muse - Bliss
03 Mylo - Paris 400 (Etienne de Crecy remix) / The Tempers - No favor / Just Jack - Writer's block / Supermayer - The art of letting go
04 Pointer Sisters - Send him back (Pilooski edit) / Richard Gotainer - Le Sampa
05 Cameo - Shake your pants / Lipps Inc. - Funky town / Metro Area - Miura / Georges Baker - Little Green bag / Noir Désir - Un homme pressé
06 The Toxic Avengers - Superheroes / Yello - Bostich / The Rapture - Out of the race & onto the track
07 Uzi Suicide - 1971 (Passions remix) / Salt'n'Peppa - Push it / Daft Punk - Human after all / Black Russians - Tom Cruise is a gay Scientologist
08 The Beatles - Twist & Shout (Diplo remix) / Prince - Kiss / Bonde Do Role - Funk de esfiha
09 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Big girls Don't cry (Matthew Wowow remix) / CCR - Fortunate son / Run DMC - It's like that
10 Daft Punk - Da Funk (Johnatron Edit) / Di.Vision - Funky / John Williams - The Imperial March /Enur feat. Natasja - Calabria 2007 /Nôze - Remember love / George Kranz - Din Daa Daa
11 Data - Morphosis / The Doors - The soft parade / Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks / Kanye West - Jesus walks
12 Freestylers - Broadcast channels / Pete El conde Rodriguez - I like it Like that
13 Calvin Harris - Vegas / The Flying Lizards - Money
14 Pravda - Frank Sinatra / Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows / France Gall - Laisse tomber les filles
15 Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny come home / Rouge@Lèvres & Foreign Beggars - Gash / M.I.T.C.H. feat. Uffie & Feadz - Fais rentrer les euros (Feadz remix)
16 M.I.A. - Boyz (The Twelves remix) / Evelyn Thomas - High Energy / Vincent Price - Thriller
17 Bag Raiders - Nil by Mouth / Cassius - Toop Toop / Bongo Da Bulo - Bongo da bulo / Freeez - I.O.U
18 R.E.M. - Losing my religion / Hot Chip - My piano
19 Alexkid - Fleur bleue / Baxter Dury - Cocaine man
20 LGJ interview - Fan message to Pete Doherty / Cazals - To cut a long story short
21 The B-52's - Dance this mess around / Devo - Whip it
23 Basutbudet - Fett me soft (Skruv Nimo Cheebs) / Stevie Wonder - Free / Marylin Manson - This is the new shit
24 Sayag Jazz Machine - Nattred / IAM feat. Wu-Tang Clan - La saga / Jad Wio - Taiba / The Faint - Posed to death
25 The Pixies - Where is my mind / Nas feat. NTM - Chacun sa mafia
26 Galt Mcdermot - Coffee cold / Dr. Dre - Some L.A. Niggaz (feat. DeFari, Xzibit & more...) / Riva Bella - Rouvrez les maisons
27 SEXUAL PLAYTIME : Serge Gainsbourg - Love on the beat / Wax Tailor - Positively Inclined / Nirvana - Rape me / Dizzee Rascal - Fix up, Look sharp / Radiohead - Reckoner / Lou Reed - Walk on the wild side
28 Junior Boys - In the Morning (Hot Chip remix) / Da Fresh - Broken dreams
29 Bloc Party - Where is home (Burial remix) / Yann Tiersen & Jay Haze - Comptine d'un autre été : l'après-midi (reconstruction)
30 (BONUS TRACK) : Joubert Singers - Stand on the word (Larry Levans mix) / 2Pac - Changes / Harrison Schaaf - Zombie outbreak / The Presets - Cookie /Benny Goodman - Sing sing sing / The Aristocats – Everybody want to be a cat / Beastie Boys - Ch-Check it out / Escort - All through the night...

Buffet Libre's Rewind Part 2 will be released on 1st of January with the 70's, 80's & 90's cover project by Buffetlibre Dj's.

Get a load of these artists participating in Rewind part 2:
Au Revoir Simone, Bonde Do Role, Amiina, 1990s, Headlights, Little Boots, Whitey, Starfucker, Sidechains, Delorean, Boy 8-Bit, The Shoes, Electric Youth, 80Kidz, The Requesters, The Young Punx, Malente, AC Slater, Sohodolls....

They shared some tracks just enough to satiate our tastebuds. First is Justin Faust remixing "Hey You" (original by Rock Steady Crew): Rock Steady Crew - Hey You. Next is spanish producer CatComplex remixing "Juliet" (original by Robin Gibb): Robin Gibb - Juliet. And finally, Canadians & Cherielynn Westrich (ex The Rentals) covering "Neverending Story" (original by Giorgio Moroder): Canadians feat Cherielynn Westrich - Neverending Story

It seems I forgot to post Part 1, so here you go.

Buffet Libre's Rewind Part 1
Buffet Libre's Rewind Part 1
Buffet Libre's Rewind Part 1

Tracklist

1. Sintonia Buffetlibre
2. Heads We Dance – The Human Touch
3. Louis La Roche – Peach (Sidechains Remix)
4. Alex Metric – Deadly On A Mission (Autrkratz Remix)
5. Professor Groove & The Booty Affair – Lose Control (Diamond Cut ReLoss)
6. The Requesters – Strong Love
7. Miami Horror – Don’t Be On With Her (Vocal version)
8. Xinobi – Valsa In Nova Jersey
9. Super Mal – Bigger Than Big (Bag Raiders Remix)
10. N.O.S. – Please (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix)
11. Baby Diamonds – Shooting The Stars
12. Overthrill – Your Life
13. Mission Control – Innerspace (Designer Drugs Remix)
14. Giorgio Moroder – E=mc2 (Culture Prophet Remix)
15. The Outrunners – These Girls Are Dressed To Kill (Russ Chimes Remix)
16. Radiohead – Reckoner (Frankmusik Remix)
17. Inner Party System – Die Tonight (LA Riots Remix)
18. Electric Youth – Replay (Justin Faust Remix)

Audio Racquet - October 2008 Mixtape
Audio Racquet - October 2008 Mixtape
Audio Racquet - October 2008 Mixtape

Last is George O'Connor's latest mixtape- Audio Racquet - October 2008 Mixtape. This features artists from different genres such as Jaymo, Larry Tee and Sammy Bananas. Get your hype on the diversity of this mix.Tracklist

1.Oliver Garcia - Sensation (Hijack Remix)
2.Jaymo - On The Grind
3.Jaymo - On The Grind (Jak-Z Remix)
4.Matt Cox - Dance!
5.Green Velvet - La La Land (Acapella)
6.Sammy Bananas - All The Girls
7.Menck & Lissat - Attitude (Kelevra's Freaky Mix)
8.Mom & Dad - Booty Rockin' Everywhere
9.Addiction - Acting (Angel F To The Point Edit)
10.DBN - Asteroidz (Kelevra Remix)
11.Hatiras & MC Flipside - Autograph
12.Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit (The Disco Villians Remix)
13.Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode (Project Cyborg Remix)
14.Fake Blood - Blood Splashing
15.AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
16.Cypress Hill - Insane In The Membrane (2 Bit Thugs Remix)
17.House Of Stank - Make U Jack (Santiago & Bushido Remix)
18.Oliver $, Deize & Tigrona-T - Com Medo Do Mim
19.Natty Jack - Jackin' Da Garage (Hijack Remix)
20.DatA - Rapture (Tanz Tanz Remix)
21.Nikolai Dimitrov - Sick Jam
22.Larry Tee - Get Your Grind On
23.Jamie Wamie - Pianotight (Lee Mortimer Remix)
24.Brown & Slim - You Know Whats Up (Stupid Fresh Remix)
25.Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom On Drugs Remix)
26.DMX - Up In Here (Mightyfools Remix)
27.Cassius - '99 (EVB 2008 Remix)
28.The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Bass Weazel Remix)
29.Santogold - L.E.S.
30.Artistes (Switch Remix)
31.Lee Mortimer - Fully Automated (Oliver $ Remix)
32.Autodidakt - Shit Your Rack (Proxy Remix)
33.Pendulum - Slam (Matt Cox Remix)
34.Elite Force - Jack The Joint (Zodiac Cartel Mix 2)
35.All-Stars - Thriller (Filthy Rich's Corpse Shell Remix)

WAIT! Theres more. Check out the kick-ass mixtapes in the archives:
Things Dont Change Mixtape
Automatic Jukebox

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nellie Mckay

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Here's another top-notch artist to make your mind go berserk. Nellie Mckay's flair reminds me of The Dresden Dolls melding to the likes of Regina Spektor and her song, 'David' captivated me upon hearing the first note.+/-

Nellie Mckay

Nellie McKay (born Nell Marie McKay on 13 April 1982) is an English-born American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed debut album Get Away from Me and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera (2006), for which she won a Theatre World Award.
Look at you you're young
Havin' so much fun
Gonna be a star
Blah blah blah
And click there goes the phone
I don't wanna know
What my
Horoscope's predicting
David
The Dog Song
Toto Dies
Ding Dong

Bluebird

Angie May is an independent artist with no EP yet released. Her song 'Bluebird' was recorded at Crouch Hill studios in London in April '08, and will be featured in her upcoming EP. I wrote it walkin the streets of London one summer afternoon (even though there are no Bluebirds in London!) just thinking about how great it must be to escape the city on a hot day.

Bluebird by Angie May

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I LOVE YELLE

I LOVE YELLE.+/-

In case you don't know, my first post was "Je Veux Te Voir".

I heard it a while ago and all the craziness emerged again.

Don't mind this jabbering, just another random post to complete your day.

And yes, I get what she's singing about.

Wanna jump on the wagon?

Yelle
Yelle Yelle Yelle

Mon Meilleur Ami
Les Femmes
Je Veux Te Voir
Parle ma Main
A Cause Des Garcons
Amour Du Sol

The Script

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I picked yesterday The Script debut album which was made available this 8th of November. The Script, an Irish trio band describes their sound as a whole new brand of Celtic Soul, blending hip hop lyrical flow with pop melodiousness, state-of-the-art R'n'B production with anthemic rock dynamics, classic song construction with gritty contemporary narratives.+/-

The Script

It's got all the emotion and passion you would expect from across the Irish sea, but it is glittering in its modernity, universal in its singalong addictiveness and global in its syncopation, music for the feet, heart and head. Think U2 versus Timbaland, Van Morrison remixed by Teddy Riley.
Cos if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me,
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be,
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet,
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.
The Man Who Cant Be Moved
We Cry
Breakeven
Before the Worst

Transformers Time

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Transformers Time- Futurecop! vs Robbie Robb

Monday, November 10, 2008

MYMP (Make Your Momma Proud)



Everyone seeks those calm days where they can be lazy all day, do nothing and perhaps listen to nostalgic 90's lounge songs. Folks, I introduce you MYMP. This band has been on my folders for years and I stumbled on them recently. MYMP, short for 'Make Your Momma Proud' is known for their mesmerizing acoustic covers of old songs. If you're in for easy-listening mellow pop, take a listen to MYMP. +/-

MYMP

MYMP is the author of the sweetest, softest and most soothing music the Philippine Music Industry could have. Pairing up the guitar work of Chin Alcantara and the most angelic voice of Juris Fernandez is truly heaven’s work. This tandem, together with their other band mates, has brought fans and listeners everywhere great music and pleasant times both with their wonderful personalities and their heart-warming songs.
If you'd only say you love me, baby
Things would really work out fine
Say You Love Me
Waiting in Vain
Constantly
True Colors
The Closer I Get to You
So Perfect

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chairlift

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I don't know why I jumped over the Chairlift wagon a lil bit late. Maybe its because they kinda reminded me of Stricken City (to make the story short). Chairlift is a Brooklyn-based band with polished beats of funky guitars, soft electronic drums, and a broad range of celestial synthesizer sounds that produces a dark mystifying effect to anyone within close proximity. They emerged into the public eye through their single 'Bruises'. 'Bruises' actually is far more different than their usual pieces. What I'm trying to say is, cynicism could kill you. +/-

Chairlift

Amidst the revival of psychedelic music in the New York underground, Chairlift has chosen to work closely with musical associations within their own generation, shifting ... (more) between pop-art jingles, synthesizer-heavy film soundtracks, and DIY basement beats to project an organic portrait of the young blood raised on Lite-Brites, riding the transition from analog to digital.
I was trained in diversity
In the garden of puberty
Where they heimlich maneuvered me
And they showed me how to make a baby
Evident Utensil
Bruises
Planet Health
Garbage

Things Dont Change Mixtape

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This mixtape in a couple of minutes would be reposted for a lot of times so here you go dance-electro maniacs, myself included. The Kickdrums and League Crew team up to release this truly progressive mixtape featuring a non-stop blend of thumping beats, catchy melodies, and original production. They really brought some knock-out tunes here. Check out the tracklist. This mixtape is to pave way for their debut album this December. For more details, visit their myspace. Download the whole mixtape, you wont regret it. Have fun.+/-

Things Dont Change Things Dont Change Things Dont Change

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Tracklisting:
01 The Kickdrums & The League Intro
02 Bone Thuggish Ruggish Drums [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
03 The Kickdrums Feat. Doxx She Wants It
04 Black Kids Feat. Lil Wayne Not Gonna Teach Him (The Twelves Kickmix)
05 Fitt-e Interlude
06 The Kickdrums Love Is A Drug
07 The Kickdrums Love Is A drug (DJ Apt One Remix)
08 The Philadelphyinz Interlude
09 Lmfao Love Lockdown (Remix)
10 Kanye West Homecoming (Remix) (Dj Benzi’s Kanye Remix Album)
11 Ting Tings Shut Up And Let Me Go (LeftRight Remix)
12 The Reprieve One Kiss, One Lie [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
13 Verbal & The Kickdrums (Idiot Savant) Crazy Love
14 Estelle No Substitute Treasure Fingers (Remix)
15 MGMT, Justice & Kanye West Electric Touch
16 Verbal & The Kickdrums (Idiot Savant) Manifest Destiny
17 Kid Cudi T.G.I.F. [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
18 Weezer Trouble Maker (DJ Am Remix)
19 The Kickdrums Fading In And Out
20 Kid Cudi Ask About Me [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
21 Marky Come On Girl [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
22 The Kickdrums What Goes Up
23 Lil Wayne Lollirock [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
24 Santogold Lights Out
25 Doxx All In My Head [Prod. By The Kickdrums]
26 The Kickdrums Run Run Run
27 The Kickdrums Lets Get Down (Outro)
28 Verbal & The Kickdrums (Idiot Savant) Manifest Destiny (Remix) (Bonus)

One Blood

Since Metaphor is all about random and splendid music from different points and dimension, and I just watched the perplexing and astounding 'Green Street Hooligans', I couldn't help not posting the movie's soundtrack, 'One Blood'. You should watch the movie. I never seen violence portrayed more differently.
Then I fell to the ground
Tasted ashes on my tongue
Thinking that only dead
Are forever young
One Blood by Terence Jay