Double Take features two top ten tracks from the Hype Machine charts – both unknown and unheard by myself. Did I mention these tracks are selected specifically because they encompass genres that I am ignorant of, or generally avoid? Well, there’s that too.
Double Take is meant to be a fun interlude in the seriousness of music blogging…if blogging can be called serious. I tackle songs I would never otherwise give a second thought, or delve into genres where I’d be better off sticking my own foot in my mouth than try to talk intelligently about them. Read and listen responsibly. Enjoy!
Bipolar Sunshine – “Fire” – Ranked #5 on the No Remix Hype Machine Charts
I have a confession to make. I’m prejudiced. I feel all English rappers sound exactly the same. This is hilarious coming from an American and the state of the rap game here, currently, but everyone has their own bigotry I guess. Sounding the same doesn’t particularly preclude one from sounding great, however. I’ll also admit my UK rap sample size is all of about…five dudes. So, hey! What do I know?
“Fire” is a wonderful track, from the beautiful sway tones of the choral sections to the quiet but meaningful rap delivered by the man himself. I also like the movie/TV show samples they included…or at least I’m assuming that’s what it is. I can definitely see myself listening to this track more over the coming month.
Good job, hype listeners.
Flume – “Left Alone (feat. Chet Faker) Ta-Ku Remix” – Ranked #3 on the Remix charts on Hype Machine
To my knowledge I’ve only written about Flume one time, though I may have not even made that one public. I’m not sure to tell you the truth. I chose this track solely because it’s intro segues so well with the previous track. Things change at the “drop” of course, but I felt it was an interesting little interlude.
I don’t know much about Flume. He’s gotten quite big, his music is apparently huge this year. Also, I’m out of the loop if you can’t tell. Not sure I’ve encountered Chet Faker either, though I have seen the name floating around. Ta-Ku is familiar to me from a Ghost Loft remix, but I couldn’t tell if you Ta-Ku is a man, woman, child, or group. In short, your pilot is completely oblivious to all this music.
I’ll leave this track with an unqualified “it’s good, Steve.” That’s about all I know to say.
Good job again. I think we can call this one a tie.