What’s in my Sony Walkman?

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Salt Ashes “Save It” Control-S Remix

I remember being in the 90’s and this takes me right back there. I can’t wait to spin this at a local party where the beers are cheap, and the women are all short and sweaty. Yo also, I bet this producer is a fuckin’ Power PC user cos otherwise their name would be Command S. What is annoying here though is that the LABEL that put this out, didn’t put the link to whoever Control-S is and that pisses me off.  So I am putting Radikal Records on blast here. Huge writeup about ALL THIS SHIT I WILL NEVER READ under the Soundcloud description but you’re missing the person who remixed it!? Really? I did some googling though!

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Thurxday “Shoreditch”

Not gonna lie, at first few seconds of a listen I was like, chipmunks voices? But then it turned out homie Thurxday from South Korea got some soul yo. I hear all sorts of things about South Korea. Such as, they build upwards cos that place just ain’t got the space on the ground to house all the people. I imagine one day that it will pretty much look like all the Anime cartoons look. At that time, I shall visit. Until then, I will avoid it cos I don’t think I can handle the spicy cabbage and shit like that.

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Anuka “Colorblind”

Anuka you are a sexy sounding little mermaid and I love it. This cut has some really cool drunky vibes. The bells in the production really worked for me. I love that half cut wobbly shit. The subject matter is cool here and the vocal execution is exactly what it needs to be. Pretty effortless. I want to like, clean my room to this. In my boxers, all sexy  like, while a girl is on the bed drinking wine and everything is happening in slow motion.

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Unlike Pluto “Someone New”

I like Unlike Pluto yo. I have posted some of the homie’s music in the past and here I go again. This cut is soulful as fuck. It makes me miss the early days of Flume, not in the fact that the production is similar but that you got dope groove on the drums, it hits heavy and has soulful vocals on the cut. Great work Pluto. I would never Unlike you. I suggest y’all LIKE Pluto and follow! (see the dry pun here? oh yeah.. one step away from being a dad)

Follow:  unlikepluto

Kevin Livez “Flutter”

Sometimes I dig weird bedroom hiphop that is heavily autotuned. Sometimes I FUCKIN HATE IT. Usually I hate it and my first response is, nah fam, get outta here with your autotune. But today is one of those days where I came along something weirdly raw enough to appeal to me. Don’t get me wrong. There is lots of work that needs to be done on this song still in my opinion. But sometimes a song has something in it regardless. So sip your purple and sprite and enjoy yourself some Kevin Livez.

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Lost Kings “Phone Down” Evan Berg Remix

The intro on this next number is so strong. The vocal chops and chords compliment each other perfectly. This is some dope pop shit. I get a bit annoyed at the girl telling me to put my fuckin’ phone down in the song though. She talkin about being there with her clothes off while homie is on his phone. I mean… girl, he probably checkin’ his instagram thots. Give the man some space! Sounds like he NEVER puts the phone down by what I am here here. I think it might be all the nagging. Usually I get like that when I get nagged at. Just sayin’, that maybe you’re just boring and frumpy or some shit yo. Be honest with yourself girl. Good work Evan Berg and Lost Kings “Phone Down”

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Starley “Call On Me” Edwynn x Tikal x Spirix REMIX

I like this remix of Starley a lot more than the original. The original bored me. Some crazy how, Edwynn , Tikal and Spirix put their heads together on some power ranger shit and made it happen.

Follow:  @starleymusic , @edwynntikal , @spirixmusic

Garrett Lodge “Hollywood ft Malcolm Anthony”

This song goes iiinnnn. I want to be in some dingy sweaty club spilling my vodka orange on some scenester’s shoes. The artworks is fucked uuuppp too so I am totally into it. Let’s do some drrruugggssss to this. “HOLLYWOOD”

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Xan Griffin “U Remind Me”

The intro to this song is obscenely epic. It’s to a point where I get a little sick listening to it. Like, wtf am I in a movie with some ridiculous love chase where everything is a montage?! But the chorus on this is soooo proper that you could pretty much have 3 minutes of fart sounds and I would still post it.

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Dawid Kwiatkowski “Say Yes” prod. Konrad OldMoney

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So I am browsing around on the ol’ YouTube and I see Konrad OldMoney in a title pop up on my screen on the right. Being a fan already, I’m like, well shit, what is this?! Because I see his name next to some long Eastern European name Dawid Kwiatkowski. (no idea how to pronounce that) Anyhoo, I also look at the views and this shit got like, close to a hundred thousand views in a matter of a few hours. So now my curiosity peaks and I decide to give the video a chance. Look out Canadian Bieber!! Polish Bieber is coming for you!! Get your swag coach! Tell him you gotta go to Poland and see what the fuck goes on over there! But really though, this is tight. Production is great, singing is great, lyrics are great. Sometimes I get down with the pop shit yo. That’s just how it is. If you don’t like it, click further and sip your fuckin’ latte.Guap. Out.

EFESOUL – Inmerso

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Beautiful, lush, Trap happy sounds in from Chile, and a continent we hear far too little from. ‘Inmerso’ was created during “moments when I was through some stressful situations.” The feel though is of stresses washing away.. Stoked to have EFESOUL come up on the radar like this. Free DL over on toneden.

EFESOUL – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter

Vanrip – Music Sounds Better With You

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From the hometown of chart topping Drizzy, Vanrip has been putting out star studded catalog. Remixing the heavy’s and lining up release’s on heavy labels. Their latest is of the lifetime classic ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ by Daft Punk. The track bring’s the classic up to Dance music as it is today.

Stream on and make the purchase on Beatport.

Vanrip – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Guappy Video Playlist

guappy-playlistHeya kids! Normally I’m like, fuck a video. Most videos are so trash and I really could care less. But people submit em to me anyways, so I put aside a few deserving ones here and decided to share them with you for you to enjoy.

SLEEPY TOM – Distant Future feat Dirty Radio

First one here is a groovy lil’ number “Distant Future” by Sleepy Tom and Dirty Radio. I’ve been following Dirty Radio for many years now and I dig their progress and evolution in sound. See how I used the word Groovy? I’m bringin’ it back baby!

FOLLOW: Sleepy Tom and Dirty Radio 

Tigermonkey – Zooby Doo feat. Majestic, Fatman Scoop & General Levy

HOW FUCKING DOPE IS LAZER CAT COVER ART?! Also , just listen to this song and TRY and tell me you didn’t bop around like a fucking idiot. This is amazing. I love both Fatman Scoop and General Levy. Can’t wait to spin this record live.

Visit: soundcloud.com/tigermonkeymusic

BART BAKER – DRAKE

Okay when I first heard this I was like, haha this shit is mad funny. I can’t post this but then the hook is so dope and he actually has some flow here… then I decided that it would be unGuappy of me to not post it if I actually ended up taking a liking to the song. Because the fuckin’ man right chea posts whatever he fucking wants yo! Anyways, I hit his publicist like, yo yeah I will post this shit, it’s a funny parody track. His peoples enlightened me to the fact that homie will be coming out with more originals so I am actually looking forward to it.

Captain Cuts – Love Like We Used To (Official Lyric Video) ft. Nateur

This is by far the best lyric video I have seen so far. The song is dope too. Some emotional dance shit for you jerry curl wearin’ pimps out there. Oh and padded shoulders on leisure suits. Can’t forget those.

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The Chainsmokers “Setting Fires” feat Xylo

I like the Chainsmokers. They built some shit. Can’t really say much for the video’s creativity here as I don’t think it’s anything wild. It is however a better than normal lyric video. This seems to be working for the boys and keeps their fans singing their lyrics so I’ma support it. I do hope however that they don’t get trapped in the lyric video K-hole and instead let their fans make some of the upcoming ones on some bootleg shit.

The Chainsmokers

Okay I am going to go in search of some smoked cheese since it is lunch time where I am currently at. Which is in a faraway land in the mountains somewhere. Last night I got chased by a goddamn wild boar. No joke… hope you enjoyed the little video discovery adventure, kids!

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Exclusive Playlist: Brandon Artis

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The social media presence and game of Vancouver based photographer Brandon Artis is undeniable. Shooting for Daily Hive Vancouver, Blueprint Events, Monstercat, on top all his side work, Brandon is basically a household name to anyone who spends their fair share of time on social media.

In addition to all of these local credentials Brandon’s work has been making it’s way to international outlets more and more. One of the most notable for it’s culture, and viewership, Hype Beast. The quality, regularity and sheer quantity of Brandons portfolio has such a wide array of influence on the Vancouver scene that his style is more and more one that shapes the city.

To kick off the return of our exclusive playlist series Brandon compiled “a proper selection of current and rotating tracks I listen to while editing or just hanging out — some new, some old.” There is a heavy presence of Vancouver producers through the Hip Hop themed list.

The request was made to have Erick The Architect’s ‘Love Shawty’ kick things off as it’s been one of those tracks you always go back to for Brandon. “Then for the closing track ‘Lifestyles’ by Heroshe, the homie – he’s family, the entire ‘Jukes from the 6‘ project start to finish is a masterpiece.

Hit that play key and get your head bopping to a few of the sounds circulating in Vancouver. Be sure to also support Brandon on his socials (linked below) is you haven’t already.

Brandon Artis – Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Twitter

Paper Lions – My Number (Ramzoid Remix)

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Canadian collabs. They’re dope. This time it’s Ramzoid’s turn to flip a steadily rising indie-pop group called Paper Lions – and he does so with apparent ease.

I’ve got to hand it to him, Ramzoid has been killing it lately. Together with Soda Island – a collective of unique and whimsical artists from around the world, they’ve been making their mark in an oversaturated market of recycled sounds and duplicated artists. Very refreshing!

Paper Lions have recently released their first full-length album titled Full Colour, you can stream it via Spotify here.

PAPER LIONS – Facebook | Soundcloud

WHIPPED CREAM – U R Not Alone

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Whipped Cream steps away from her dominant club vibe for a second in her new Nest HQ Premiered ‘U R Not Alone.’ The track comes from a time in her career of self exploration and a desire to move forward with a positive and productive mindset. The six minute journey is open to all.

WHIPPED CREAM – Facebook | Soundcloud

Mazde – Wicked Winds

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Inspired by the idea of someone playing a giant whistle in the hook, Mazde set out to produce ‘Wicked Winds.’ Pulling also from the influence of Jamie XX and Moderat, downtempo /hip hop nestled their way in and melodic track took shape. Stream on.

Mazde – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter