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Casanovas In Heat brings together members of Boston punk bands Bloodkrow Butcher, Male Nurses, and Subclinix, but the sound is not as abrasive as those acts. Still very aggressive though: Recent 7″ B-side “Destiny St.” is the sound of losing your mind melodically, with frayed nerves and fast-paced hooks, a la the Buzzcocks, the Nerves, Hüsker Dü, or even an especially amped-up R.E.M. It sounds very much like it could have been part of some Chuck Eddy punk scene overview from the ’80s, and I mean that in the best way possible. Brace yourself and press play.
Lil Bibby might have the world’s least intimidating rap name. It evokes the following things: Smallness, actual babies, and journeyman NBA point guard Mike Bibby, who had a nice run with the early-’00s Sacramento Kings but who was never exactly Ron Artest. (Maybe I should be happy that Lil Bibby didn’t go with “Lil Laettner” or “Lil Korver” or “Lil Greg Oden” or something, but still.) Based on the name alone, I expected him to rap in an exaggerated mouse-squeak, and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Bibby is part of the young Chicago rap zeitgeist, but he has the voice of a middle-aged survivor. Even compared to his wizened old-soul young peers like Chief Keef and Lil Reese, Bibby sounds gnarled and ancient. If not for the drill music church-bells and occasional Auto-Tune on Free Crack, his excellent debut solo mixtape, Bibby could pass for one of the ancient tough-guy veterans who show up on DJ Premier beats these days. He sounds more like Blaq Poet or Sean Price than he does like any of his generational contemporaries. The rap critic Noz already pointed this out on Twitter, but his closest vocal doppelganger is actually Hell Rell, the permanent Dipset B-teamer (an impression only strengthened when a Cam’ron soliloquy from the gloriously awful straight-to-DVD movie Killa Season, which starred Rell, shows up as a skit on Free Crack.) That Rell similarity might be a problem for you. It’s not a problem for me.
Off Cory’s Datz WTF Im Talkin Bout mixtape.
Previously: Cory Gunz – Get Touched (Video)
Since they talk about Jay-Z during this episode, I’ve also included Ciph’s Jay-Z Birthday mix (Hov is 44 today) below.
The full Kanye episode drops in full on Monday.
Previously: Asher Roth Comments on Eminem Diss
Funny to think that Giorgio Moroder — the Italian disco and electronic music legend who has been experiencing a revival lately thanks to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories — performed his first DJ set ever in 2013, yet another milestone in a career that has spanned over 40 years. The prolific producer continues to impress today with a remix of HAIM‘s “Forever,” a take that’s not only surprisingly contemporary but better than the vast majority of reworks pumped out into the internet these days. Give it a listen below.
STREAM: HAIM – “Forever (Giorgio Moroder Remix)”