Author Archives: El Guapo

Francis Novotny – Between The Lines

THIS SHIT here here!!! is a really really great marriage of soul and street cool. The drums knock, the song isn’t perfect. It just is exactly enough of each thing. Really raw. Raw as my nether regions during that really blurry moment in college.

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Maxwell Ranger – Blinded

This is flames yo. I love music with a good headnod factor and proper subject matter. This is real shit. This is hood. This is what needs to happen in music. I just want to fucking whip out my airhorn yo.

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F||L||Y – Kiko

Normally I don’t post any trap anything unless it’s something really special or I am feeling some type of way. Well today is one of those days. I will let you decide which ones ya hamsters.

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The Chainsmokers – The One (Audio)

I don’t really understand why there is a bit of hate on for Chainsmokers’ approach to production and songwriting. So because someone figured out what works for them, what their fans like, what they want to hear, and they do it consistently, we should hate them for it? Mutherfuckers out there bitching about “oh I miss the old eminem why can’t he just do the thing he does so well that  we liked?”. I sense a bit of envy from what I think, are most likely, pimply faced producers who are writers for stupid little blogs who never popped the fuck off with their craft. And now they’re jumping on their keyboard being warriors trying to tear into someone they wish they were. Well fuck all that. I like these guys’ music, I enjoy their writing and I like them as humans. The dreamkillers can catch a fat one. I have heard all sorts of different genre executions from these guys over the years and as far as their musical chops go, I don’t think many people can really stand next to them without getting schooled. Do your homework you lil’ bloggers, dig back into a catalogue of an artist before you make stupid clickbait posts on your garbage social media. Now that my rant is over, a few words about this song. This one is a easy listening one that has a bit of a constant build up until the very end. I could see this being synced to movies and commercials for sure. Some slow mo shots and shit like that.

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Antra – Gone

The vocal chops on this are just so fuckin’ vibey yo. I remember hearing that old Flume shit that I wish was still happening in terms of acoustic treatment and structure. This shit has some grit and life to it. Feels slightly drunk and detuned and oddly enough soulful as hell. I want to just do a bunch of drugs in the hot sun to this and ride around on a bike much too small for me, in circles, slowly.

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Infuze feat. Oktavian – Orbit

This here is a pretty little number “ORBIT” by one of my favorite producers and vocalists. Infuze and Oktavian. Both are really good at what they do. One is a audionerd supreme (judging by the engineering on this cut) and the other one is wordnerd supreme, due to the fact that his writing isn’t the hot garbage that I normally get hit with on a daily basis. Thank you fellas for making music that doesn’t make me want to throw my laptop into the ocean.

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Guappy’s Giant Travel Playlist part deux

Okay Kids. So I have been on the road and growing a beard lately. Shit is getting real out here. The other day I ate a can of baked beans, cold, in the parking lot of a gas station while little 8 year old Spanish kids laughed at me and called me homeless. I just wanted to see the world man! Homeless?! Do homeless people have laptops?!…now that I think about it, yeah…yeah they do. Anyways, here are some thangs I been bumping in my pinto the last lil while. I COULD write about the music but let’s face it. None of you actually give a fuck what I think about the music. So I will tell you what I been doing on my travels instead!! Ima keep these short n sweet so that you don’t have to read my bullshit too long.

Trivecta & Eminence – Now You Know (ft. Aloma Steele)

Journal entry 1- I left a lot of food for my cat and left my 3 legged dog with the neighbor who’s also looking out for my cat. He better not feed the cat to the dog. They don’t like each other.

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Herobust – Vertebreaker

Journal entry 2 – I ran out of potato chips at 3 am on the i-5. Ended up eating eminems I found melted in the console. It was one giant melted eminem. Peanuts inside, it looked like poop.

 

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Two Friends ft. Cosmos & Creature – Out Of Love

Journal entry 3 – Pretty sure the eminems were poisoned. Either that or it really was poop.

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Palastic – Matches (ft. Nathan)

Journal Entry 4 – Totally got pulled over for throwing up out my driver’s side window without stopping the car. I am still imagining the police report. That was way too good. 75$ fine. Totally worth it.

 

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Teip “Tipsy”

Journal Entry 5 – I slept on the side of some creepy highway, a bit up from the rest stop. The truckers freak me out. A woodsy prostitute woke me at 3 am by knocking on my read window, offering her services. If the service included finding me a fucking shower I might have taken her up on it.

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WOLFE X Emma Sameth X DNTST – Higher

Journal Entry 6 – I saw a hay truck on fire while still driving down the highway today. I swear America is so crazy yo. The most ridiculous part is, no one was signaling the guy like, “Cletus! your hay is on fire!” They were just kinda… trying to get to work.

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KRANE SESSIONS

Journal Entry 7 – Seriously tired of eating chips. I went to pee in this little forest in Oregon just off the highway and I could have sworn I heard an arrow whiz by me and smash into a tree down the way. I didn’t investigate. Instead, I ran the fuck outta there with pee all over my pants and took off.




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Ohkay – Dutty Heart (Remix)

Journal Entry 8 – I fuckin’ caved and got a hotel in Salem Oregon. The bathroom consisted of hooker escape ledges by the window. Literally heel prints on that shit. White tile, not wiped down. I stashed my backpack in the shower as no one ever looks in the shower when you’re getting robbed, beaten and raped in the middle of the night. But 34 dollars! Great deal right?!

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Rainsford – Sweet Spot (feat. Swimsuit Issue)

Journal Entry 9 – I made it to San Francisco today. I had a cheap beer and listened to overpaid programmers complain about Paralaxing in Unity3D. Apparently there are some drawbacks to the new update you guys. Now to go fucking shoot myself for allowing this conversation to enter my head.

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Bryce Fox – Horns (StéLouse Remix)

Journal Entry 10 – I could only take San Francisco’s bullshit for 3 days. This is day 3. I am getting the hell outta here. Sure the Starbucks where you can see a fucking prison in the middle of the water is cool and all, but I am so not down with the middle of the road Tram thingy. Seriously? Are we trapped in some quasi steam-punk reality? I am just waiting for a fucking baby or and elderly woman to crawl across one of those rails one day. Them things are fucking HAND BRAKE operated!!! This place is bonkers. Not to mention the hills. No wonder Full House was full of creepy moments…I think it was filmed there.

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Thurxday – Alright (w/ eddie202)

Journal Entry 11 – I got to LA. But on the way, I did manage to see one of the most distrubing farms ever. Half the cows were literally just sideways laying there dead on the field. Welp, that’s that for red meat in America as far as I’m concerned. No bueno. I am going to go find myself some cheap mexican food. Some Carne Asada or…. FUCK!

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Tasty Treat – Fallin’ In Love

Journal Entry 12 – I ended up lasting 3 hours not eating beef. Hated myself for about 3 hours after that. Afterwhich, I went geocaching in LA! have you heard of this?! it’s where you find random treasure! You use this nifty little app. Only my treasure was that I ended up picking apart a lock box on a statue in some grimey area called Echo Park. I woke up a crackhead and he sprayed me with a bottle of what I still hope, was water.

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Ok Kids. I’m out for now.

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The Weeknd – Party Monster (KRANE Remix)

This is a bit different from the KRANE I listened to a year or even half a year ago. But it is important for artists to evolve so I ain’t mad at it. I’m old and shit anyways. I can only take loud trap sounds for so long before I want to pull the remainder of my hair out. So go here kids and enjoy yourselves.

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KREAM – Taped Up Heart (feat. Clara Mae) – Joe Mason Remix

Here is what happens when you know how to use hypersaws and 80’s influences of pop music. Most of the time people get this wrong and give birth to some terrible sounding shit. This Joe Mason remix is dope. I will admit however, that I got no clue what the original sounds like, but I dig this enough to not really give a shit about checking.

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