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Soulja Boy + Major Lazer Collaboration Coming Soon???

Posted in 1 on January 19, 2010 by Ben Badio

According to a tweet by Diplo, a Soulja Boy/Major Lazer collab is in the works. Let’s hope it looks something like this:

http://twitter.com/diplo/status/7934085464

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Dizzee Rascal Covers the Ting Tings (?)

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by Ben Badio

…and it’s absolutely perfect.

They use the N-word…like its a game!

Nobody Listens to Kenna

Posted in 1 on February 4, 2009 by Ben Badio
Ignore my stupid hat. I am the shit.

Ignore my stupid hat. I am the shit.

How do I begin to introduce Kenna? Kenna is the biggest mystery in modern alternative hip hop. His first album, New Sacred Cow was released in 2003. Back then I was in high school, trying my best to convince my friends that this guy was the shit. I failed, and now I’m trying again.

Consider Kenna to be the 3rd member of the Neptunes, along with Pharell and Chad Hugo (They all went to the same school). Though his popularity is constantly waning, Kenna is praised in the industry for his seamless blend of U2-esque lyricism with N.E.R.D-Style beats. Now for the tracks.

Kenna featuring the Cool Kids – Loose Wires (Official Remix)

Kenna – Freetime (From New Sacred Cow)

Kenna – Baptized in Blacklight (From Make Sure They See My Face)

Kenna – Free Donuts and Shellfish (Remixed by XXXchange and Darko of Spank Rock)

That Spank Rock remix has about 7 seconds of dead air at the beginning, so wait patiently.

Hands Up’s 2008 in Review

Posted in 1 on December 30, 2008 by Ben Badio

Waldo Faldo and Hands Up Orlando Present

2008 Music: The Year in Review

BEST INDIE ALBUMS OF 2008:

5. Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke

4. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

3. Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

2. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

1. Does it Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

MOST DISAPPOINTING INDIE ALBUMS OF 2008

3. Hot Chip – Made in the Dark (Sorry Pat…)

2. of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping

1. Bloc Party – Intimacy

BEST HIP-HOP ALBUMS OF 2008

5. Ludacris – Theatre of the Mind

4. Wale – A Mixtape About Nothing

3. N.E.R.D – Seeing Sounds

2. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

1. The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale

WORST HIP-HOP ALBUMS OF 2008

3. Akon – Freedom

2. T-Pain – Thr33 Ringz

1. Kanye West – 808s and Heartbreak

MOST BANGABLE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2008

Ladyhawke

2008 ARTIST WORTH BARFING ON

Tyga

PSEUDO-INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Katie “I used to sing gospel, but now I kiss girls” Perry

ARTIST LEAST LIKELY TO EVER RELEASE AN ALBUM, PAST PRESENT OR FUTURE

Uffie

WHERE WAS THE ALBUM I WAS PROMISED IN 2008? AWARD

MSTRKRFT

I’ll let Pat handle the BANGERS. Pictures and tracks coming soon. I’m too lazy to complete this right now.

Music sucks, everything else is just ok…

Posted in 1 on December 24, 2008 by Ben Badio

So I’m sure the 4 people left who still read this blog are wondering:

“Does the Hands Up Blog still exist?”
“Where are my Psuedo-Indie Artists and my Alt Bangers?”
“Does Jon Swan plan on ever talking shit about any other trend I happen to be into?
“How come non of their posts show up on Hype Machine?”

Answers to all of those questions are sure to come. Don’t worry. The Hands Up Blog is here to stay! If there’s ever a post hiatus, don’t blame it on Pat, Jon and I. Blame it on the fact that music sucks right now, and everything else is just “ok.” This is what I can best compare the music of late 2008 to:

Fun for the whole family!

Local Talent #2

Posted in 1, Good Shit, Local Talent with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by Ben Badio

It’s been quite a while since I made a post under the “Local Talent” heading, mostly because I feel like Orlando already knows about the few talented DJs in its relatively small scene. It brings me great pleasure to blog about this particular Orlando DJ; This one goes against the grain.

Meet Adam S

Adam Smith, Elusive DJ Extraordinaire

Adam Smith, Elusive DJ Extraordinaire

You may have heard of Adam S under a variety of names such as “The Invisible Hand” and “Famethrowa” but it’s quite likely that you haven’t heard of him under ANY names, because this guy manages to remain under the radar. Adam is a guy who would rather be heard than seen (or scene), as evident in these two tracks.

Eagles of Death Metal – Wannabe in LA Remix

Sorry, but we had to take this one down 😦

Beastie Boys vs. Daft Punk – Intergalactic Robot

Check out his myspace for more.

They Hear the Bass and They Say Whoa!

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , on October 16, 2008 by idontgiveafuhhhk

I say, EH, could be better. A-Trak dropped his “Say Whoa” LP recently. I generally love whatever A-Trak gets his hands on, but this time around the whole effort is just kind of iffy. The record has the original plus remixes from masters Boys Noize and Sinden, which I also found sub-par. NONE of the songs really get good until about 3 minutes in.

A-Trak Loves The Simpsons, fah real

A-Trak Loves The Simpsons, fah real

The A-Trak original is the best. The Boys Noize version, while is quintessential “Boys Noize”, just doesn’t really get great, and seems rushed. The Sinden tune has up’s and downs, but never really reaches it’s potential.

I might be over-analyzing these 3 songs, but i expect more from these 3 badasses. BUT the songs are still better then most crap I keep running across, so grab them plus this bonus A-Trak joint which I like a bit better, but again, not great.

A-Trak :: Say Whoa

A-Trak :: Say Whoa (Boys Noize Remix)


 
A-Trak :: Say Whoa (Sinden Remix)

MSTRKRFT :: Bounce (A-Trak Remix)