The Avalanches

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week. Listen to the audio: 

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Patrick Bowman!

We asked Patrick to bring in his favorites of 2016. In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played: 

 
The Avalanches, "Because I'm Me" -
The Austrailian DJ collective/electronic music group dropped their sophomore album Wildflower earlier this year, off which I shared the vibe out "Colours," in an earlier buzz session, after a 16 year wait from when their groundbreaking debut Since I Left You came out in 2000.. 

"Because I'm Me" is the album's defacto opening track, and it's almost entirely focused around one amazing calssic 70s soul sample, the track "Want Ads" by the Honey Cones, a record that has been the secret weapon of DJs for years, and while I thought it had been used more often, "Because I'm Me" is actually the biggest song it's ever been featured on. The way the Avalanches use it is just really impressive, and then they stack the deck by featuring canonical Bronx hip-hop duo Camp Lo who have made a career of sounding cool as heck over 70s soul beats...they just slide on to the track and spit gorgeous verses completly locked in with the beat...it's a thing to behold.

 

Joey Purp, Cornerstore - The centerpiece from Joey Purp's insanely impressive iidrops mixtape he dropped this summer--arugably my favorite hip-hop release of the year--which is just this almost novel, headspinning, nostalgiac, tragic, and relevant, about a life living in the west side of Chicago, one of the most violent, impoverished inner city areas in the country. Joey's verse is almost stream of consciousness and gets more and more desperate and strained as the verse goes on, almost losing his breath, his compatriot Saba, another chicago native, also mirrors Joey's verse spitting off fragmented memories of living in an area where gun violence is an every day obstacle, drug dealing/gang membership is the major means of employment, and you gotta do what you gotta do to get off the block.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Patrick Bowman!

In case you missed, it here's what Patrick played: 

The Avalanches, “Colours” - The Avalanches’ return with their long-awaited new album Wildflower (out July 8), long awaited being 16 years since their classic Since I Left You dropped, drawing a straight line from the Dust Brothers production on Pauls’ Boutique and Beck’s Odelay, To DJ Shadow to Girl Talk. The album had over 3,000 discrete record samples. “Colours” is just a swirling miasma of good vibes and record scratches and straight up weirdness.

Maxwell, 1990x"1990x" is off of BlackSUMMERS'night the upcoming fifth studio album by Maxwell. It is set to be released on July 1, 2016. It is the first album that Maxwell has released in nearly seven years. The r&b lothario is mostly known for his mid 90s albums Embra and Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, and has arrive back with this just languorous with really thick strings a  little off kilter vibe...with 90s R&B/neo soul sound which was really come back around. 

 

 

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