Can't think of a better way to get ready for Saturday than this fantastic Coldplay remix. A little old. Ok pretty old... came out in December 2011. But there still isn't a better way to start of Saturday than this.
Hey look! It's the girl from Misfits! I knew all those late nights on Hulu would come in handy one day. "Charlie Brown" is one of the tracks from Mylo Xyloto that was on the higher receiving end of play counts. I was happy to see the visuals didn't make me question my manhood this time either, it's actually a really cool video.
Shout out to Coldplay.
"I am self taught, God made. Worked hard, got paid"
I've been covering Rockie Fresh over the last year a lot. What I liked most about his style was how the samples he selected were incorporated into his beats and catchy flows. Building up to Driving 88 his hype took a couple Flinestone vitamins and has been on the rise since. This mixtape and his next moves could be a make or break moment for him, we'll have a better idea what his fate is as 2012 comes to a close.
See an elephant break free from a zoo and ride a unicycle to escape and be with his other elephant friends in Coldplay's visuals for "Paradise". Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay's fifth studio album, hits stores on October 24. You can listen to a stream of their third single "Princess of China" which features Rihanna after the jump.
Sorry Karim I had to do it. Coldplay released their second single for their fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto which drops on October 24. It's still pretty hard to judge where exactly this album is going to wind up as far as sound is concerned but for the most part everything has been pretty good. They've even got a song with Rihanna.
|2.||"Hurts Like Heaven"|
|5.||"Us Against the World"|
|7.||"Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"|
|10.||"Princess of China" (featuring Rihanna)|
|11.||"Up in Flames"|
|12.||"A Hopeful Transmission"|
|13.||"Don't Let It Break Your Heart"|
|14.||"Up with the Birds"|
I've always been a huge Coldplay fan. I think they perfected their sound in Viva La Vida. They recently released an EP while gearing for the release of their fifth album. The lead single is Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall which has slowly (very slowly) grown on me. I did like the other two tracks on the EP though, especially Major Minus. It makes sense since that track has a sound that reminisces Viva La Vida. I've sort of taken a couple steps back from their older music over the years.
It's hard to tell what the album is going to sound like right now. You can purchase the EP via iTunes.
These weeks are flying by so fast, life is crazy. A great week for TQF. A great week for me. I promise I won't keep this post as long as the last one.
Last night I was hanging out with some friends and they popped in the movie Four Brothers. Loved the movie, one of the stars was Mark Wahlberg and got me and my friend Omi reminiscing about the first time we fell in love with his hit Good Vibrations. We walked past an Abercrombie store and they were blasting it, we both did a double take, walked in, and then downloaded it on the spot. Love at first listen. So he was begging me to post his song. I said no, he cried while fluttering his eyes. But then today in my inbox.. I get a song from Sex Ray Vision.. and surprise... it was a remix of Good Vibrations. God must be trying to tell me something. So because of destiny this remix of Good Vibrations is being posted.
The rest of the bunch: an oldie from Mark Ronson but classic, an super smooth old-school tune with Booker T. Jones and Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones, and lastly a new release from Mike Posner covering The Scientist by Coldplay.
Also don't forget to check out the environmental biology track of the year. I don't know much about this duo but all I can say is that they're about to take a butter knife and stab any song you've ever heard before through the heart. There are rumours being thrown around about the rapper in the track. Rumours as in GOOD Music's family might get a little bigger.
Just kidding, it's a project my friend did for a environmental class. Happy Swag Sunday y'all.
Good Vibrations Without Me by Sex Ray Vision:
Stop Me by Mark Ronson:
Representing Memphis (featuring Matt Berninger & Sharon Jones) by Booker T. Jones:
The Scientist (Coldplay Cover) by Mike Posner:
I first heard of John Hopkins when I found out that Coldplay had sampled one of his songs heavily in two different tracks on their album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. It was a beautiful work of art with moving songs so I had to check him out. This was back 3 years ago, fast forward to two days ago and I see this. A collaboration between Jon Hopkins and King Creosote that was recorded over 7 years. No, that wasn't a typo.
It's a really slow, and chill collection that kind of makes you feel like you're on the edge of a rocky beach. Hearing your life playback in the sounds that the waves make against the rocks, letting out a sigh of relief. How can you not check it out after a introduction like that?
You can stream the whole collection below and download a free track from their page over here.
Ever heard a Drake song and thought to yourself it would sounds great over a Coldplay song? Me neither. But Chi Duly did and it turns out to be a pretty good combo. This was released a while ago in August but I heard a song the other day and thought I'd share it. Mashups aren't for everybody but I enjoy them when done right. The track below from the mixtape is called "Lose Your Love". You can download the whole mixtape here.