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Shake it up girl

Posted in alt sluts, Auto-Tune, banger, bangers, DJs, Good Shit, new shit(?) with tags , , , on December 2, 2008 by Patrick

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Ok. So, I should be finishing up a paper right now but I really had to post these tracks (especially Treasure Finger’s new Banger).

Some old, some new. Enjoy

Little Boots – Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Stanton Warriors & The Beatnuts – Shake It Up

We Have Band – Hear It In the Cans (DIY Version)

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Pseudo Indie #3: 808s and Heartbreak

Posted in Auto-Tune, Bad Shit, kanye west, Pseudo-Indie with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by Ben Badio

Today marks the release of Kanye West’s fourth full length album, entitled 808s and Heartbreak, and I have enough of an indie music spidey-sense to recognize that lame alt kids across the world will fully embrace Kanye’s most recent effort, regardless of how terrible it is.

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Listening to this album breaks my heart 😦

Did I mention it’s terrible?

The album was produced entirely by West himself, with a bit of help from No I.D, in only 2 weeks. Nearly the entire album is sample free, which is a new direction of Kanye, a man once considered a sampling guru. All of the songs are love-related, and all of them include Kanye’s vocals, which are mediocre even when smothered in auto-tune effects. In the first half of the album it seems that Mr. West can’t decide whether he wants his tracks to be minimal or epic, leading to clashing tones and awkward choir synths, and songs that sound like the theme from Terminator.

Let me be blunt: There is nothing indie/alternative/counter-mainstream about listening to Kanye West. Every Kanye full-length has gone platinum many times over, meaning EVERYONE likes Kanye, not just you eclectic indie/underground hip-hop enthusiasts. I honestly love Kanye’s previous work, but if you’re going to choose any album NOT to purchase this holiday season, let 808s and Heartbreak be the one. These two tracks are some of the finer parts of the album, which isn’t saying much at all. The first features the up-and-coming Kid Cudi

Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi – Welcome to Heartbreak

This next track is the best the album has to offer, but it sounds like it was once a Chromeo B-side.

Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson – Paranoid

RETURN of the AUTO-TUNE REVOLUTION

Posted in Auto-Tune, R kelly, video on April 25, 2008 by handsuporlando

This fake singing shit is BLOWING UP!!! Didn’t I say it would? Now people who can actually sing are using auto-tuners to make themselves sound worse. Expect RMXs.

The Hip Hop Auto-Tune Revolution

Posted in Auto-Tune, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Weezy on March 13, 2008 by handsuporlando

Thanks to T-Pain, Every hip hop artist has the ability to sing like a funky rap robot! Peep this fresh vid from Weezy.