Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beautiful Rewind

Welcome to the first issue of On The Radar, a weekly round-up of pretty much all things music related. Plus, a playlist to boot. 

This week, we talk about the mother*ckers who never loved us, taking chances with James Blake, what Chvrches is doing right and everything in between.
Drake's album, Nothing Was The Same, has been getting high praises and even gets a "10 outta 10" from Vampire Weekend's frontman, Ezra Koenig. He's written a review for The Talkhouse and somewhere along the way it took an odd turn. At one point, he reveals he's colorblind. (But not really.)

Here's an excerpt:
"I have heard SOME of it. I heard that one called “Worst Behaviour,” the “motherfuckers never loved us” one – it really struck a chord. There are SO many motherfuckers out there. I’ve been making music since I was seven years old (started with piano) so I’ve been betrayed more times than I can count. You know how many people talk shit behind your back and then try to be your best friend over the course of 22 years in the industry?? Drake only got into music like five years ago, so if you see how angry he is — IMAGINE HOW I FEEL. 
Now, usually I can forgive but I won’t forget. However, there are some cases where I can forgive but I won’t forget OR forgive." 
Read the whole article here. 
While we're still on the subject of Drake, check out this hilarious list of his worst behavior by the Pitchfork staff. 
     "Made fun of friend for crying at the end of The Butler before silently crying to himself in the bathroom afterwards. - Larry Fitzmaurice" Surely, this happened, right?

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The collaboration between James Blake and Chance The Rapper is already amazing as it is but put in Nabil in the equation, it becomes phenomenal. 

The Chicago native, Nabil Elderkin, is the man behind the music videos such as Justin Timberlake's Suit & Tie and Arctic Monkey's Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High. For Life Round Here, he brings us a black and white film where James Blake and Chance The Rapper "cruise in a lowrider through an eerie forest inhabited by stallions and Somalian pirates [x]."

Let's hope this isn't the last we'll hear from the two.


The Scottish synthpop, Chvrches recently did a cover of Whitney Houston's It's Not Right But It's Okay for BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. It's an interesting arrangement and I can understand why others might be on the fence with it but nonetheless, it still is a pretty great cover. What do you think?


Active Child is streaming their new EP, Rapor. Pat Rossi collaborates with Mikky Ekko and Ellie Goulding for this album. Rapor is out October 22.

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey
Parallel Jalebi by Four Tet
Life Round Here by James Blake feat. Chance the Rapper
Hold On, We're Going Home by Drake
Coco feat. Lilja Bloom by Parov Stelar
Warm Water by Banks
It's Not Right But It's Okay by Chvrches
Silhouette feat. Ellie Goulding by Active Child
Partners in Crime Part Two by The Internet
Smother (Duncan Murray Remix) by Daughter

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