Face Off features two tracks, 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. Oh, and they are from the Hype Machine charts, so apparently they are fairly popular.
Face Off is meant to be a fun interlude in the seriousness of music blogging…if blogging can be called serious, which it cannot. I tackle songs I would never 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!
MØ – Waste Of Time – #3 on the Hype Machine no remix charts
I probably shouldn’t be surprised to see another MØ track hovering near the top. Not only do they have an amazing sound (as forum trolls would say: dem vocals), they also have an annoyingly hard to type moniker because I don’t know the command to make Ø. Copy paste it is!
“Waste Of Time” is the first time I was paying attention when a new track dropped from MØ. I missed the original drop of “Pilgrim”, and even the drop of the “Pilgrim” remix by MS MR. It’s kind of ironic that the remix by MS MR was actually featured in last week’s Face Off…little did I know that MØ were about to drop another stunner.
I’m unaware of the names/makeup of the members of this group, but whoever this vocalist is, <3. I tried to nit pick “Waste Of Time”, but it proved to be exactly that. I can’t wait to hear the remixes of this.
Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear) (The Golden Pony Remix) – #13 on the Hype Machine remix charts
It’s supposed to be top ten, but I actually received this track yesterday and couldn’t get it posted. Now it’s close to top, so I figure it’s fair game.
I think everyone who gave one, two, or even half of a fuck has listened to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories via leak, iTunes stream, or wherever else that kids get their hands on things nowadays. I’ve given it four solid runs, plus an extra listen or two to a few of my favorite tracks. “Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas)” is up there for me…obviously, I’m a huge The Strokes fan, and there’s a few others.
The one track that everyone seems to be talking about, though, is “Doin’ It Right (feat. Panda Bear)”. I’d expect it to be discussed on blogs like mine, as Noah Lennox and his music definitely float in these circles, but I’ve seen it on forums across all spectrums of the web. It’s filthy catchy, and it features the marriage of two artists folks love.
Enter The Golden Pony, who took the laid back verses and vocal sections of Noah Lennox/Panda Bear and upped the dance equivalent to at least 35. Once the bass thunders in that first time you’ll be ready to do it right, too. The warm weather has taken it sweet time to get here, but it’s finally reached 80+ so this is a good way to kick that off.
It’s a toss up for me, but I gotta give it to someone I guess. I’ll take the “Doin’ It Right” remix by The Golden Pony for the next week or two, and MØ’s “Waste Of Time” for all time after that.