13 Beats for the Week (4/21)

Jackson Leeds

 

1. “Won Ton Soup” by Lil B

The Based God shows us that no topic is off limits when he is in the production studio. The

repetition of “woop” and “swag” is where this track shows its true promise.

2. “Fake Blues” by Real Estate

The standout track from Real Estate’s self-titled debut, which received critical acclaim for its laidback guitar riffs and lyrics that most can relate to. They are coming to campus on April 22, so it wouldn’t hurt to get familiar.

3. “Centerfold” by Rich Hil and Nero

If you have ever wanted to hear Tommy Hilfiger’s son rap, now is your chance. His rapping

style is unique to say the least.

4. “9 Piece” by Rick Ross ft. Lil Wayne

Rick Ross has a way of boasting about himself that is amusing to listen to. The Teflon Don is at it again, preparing for the Maybach Music album Self Made, which is coming out May 24.

5. “Happy Up Here” by Röyksopp

One to play on a beautiful day. This is a blissful mix of electronic drum machines and vocal harmonies to bring in the spring weather.

6. “Postcards from Italy” by Beirut

Zach Condon gets philosophical in this indie rock masterpiece.

7. “Guns of Brooklyn” by Santigold

Santigold takes a shot at reggae. This song takes a darker look at one of New York’s most interesting buroughs.

8. “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins

I don’t know if it’s because of the video, but this seems like a song that is best played in a car, cruising down the road.

9. “Island, IS” by Volcano Choir

A song that is eerily creepy until the instrumental reaches its full potential. The beat has a strange mix of electronic and acoustic sounds.

10. “Suburban Beverage” by Real Estate

This song displays Real Estate’s style beautifully. The slow, gradual build up to the guitar solos towards the end will have you listening over and over again.

11. “Losing My Edge” by LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy talks about how he was the first to show Daft Punk to the downtown rock scene in the 1990s.

12. “Go DJ” by Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne is simply looking for a way to make sure the party doesn’t end. It is important we do not forget Weezy’s past work as we await the release of Tha Carter IV.

13. “Baby Can’t Stop” by Lindstrom

Fun is simply just the beginning of the word “funky.” This sounds like the sort of music that would be played at a modern rolller rink.