I listen to a fair bit of music these days. It’s the core of my work and my primary hobby, and luckily I haven’t grown tired of it yet. So, for your convenience, I’ve listed some high quality free music downloads that I’ve been finding myself listening to and relistening to a considerable number of times:
http://ofporcelain.bandcamp.com/ — Amazing downtempo music from the very talented producer Of Porcelain, more commonly known as Ooah (of the Glitch Mob). I listen to this album to unwind, yet it’s still fascinating to listen to carefully. Also check out Ooah’s SoundCloud profile for some more downloadable gems (some of which are released under the Of Porcelain monicker).
http://yellowthenblue.bandcamp.com/ — I’ve been listening to Yellow Then Blue’s ‘Tosche Station EP’ a lot lately, and I must say it’s very nice. I’m not a qualified music nerd, but if I was I’d call this fluid breakcore, with elements of visual soundscapery, and then I’d highly recommend that you listen to it.
http://the-weeknd.com/ — The Weeknd has become a superstar in recent times, since releasing his free House of Balloons album. And he deserves it, as I was turned from an RnB h8r to now really appreciating (some) modern RnB, by his superb representation of the genre. If you’re not convinced, just check out how badass this track is. He’s apparently releasing two more free albums, which I’m eagerly anticipating.
http://yeththar.bandcamp.com/ — Yeth Thar is totally experimental, and therefore has created some very diverse sounds. I’m totally into his stuff atm, particularly the album ‘Ready Sorted’. There’re some tracks that are just pure cool, like ‘Docklands’, and some that are pure badass, like the monster cyborg hiphop track that precedes it, ‘Tek Boddi’. This guy has also done the most unique Neil Young cover I’ve ever heard (I almost died when I first heard it). Check it out.
http://www.blaqstarrmusic.com/ — Blaqstarr is a well known Baltimore producer who’s worked with superstars like M.I.A. He’s done a free mixtape which has some very awesome tracks. The track ‘Lullaby’ is so catchy that it’s haunted me for the past month.
Last but not least, two very good podcasts from none other than Flying Lotus. They’re called Lovers Melt and Lovers Melt II respectively, and are published by Stones Throw.
That’s all for now!