There’s a serious spike in cool music themed tumblrs at the moment. It seems like every other day we’re stumbling across a new gem.
The latest discovery comes courtesy of digital artist Ads Libitum and his MusiXploitation series (we think Wax-ploitation is a better name #justsayin).
The project takes classic track and album titles from the likes of Kanye, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar & Amy Winehouse, Ads Libitum then flips them into blaxploitation inspired movie posters and the results are dynamite!
We’ve included a bunch of our personal faves below but head over to his site for the full collection which is being added to on the regular.
Let Yeezus show you the way thanks to The Kanye West Self-Confidence Generator.
Featuring classic Kanye quotes such as -
"When I think of competition it’s like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso. You know, the pyramids.”
"I am Warhol! I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google."
"Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory."
You’ll be wearing a t-shirt of yourself wearing a t-shirt of yourself wearing a t-shirt of yourself in no time!
Y’all Know The Name.
Now, treat your ears to an incredible history lesson as DJ Jaguar Skills celebrates Def Jam’s 30th anniversary by expertly cramming 3 decades into a 30 minute mix. Whoa.
And while we’re on the topic of one of the most important and influential record labels of all-time, Noisey have put together a 4 part series (of which 2 have been released) highlighting the masterminds behind the whole affair - Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons that is ESSENTIAL viewing.
Lil (Silva) Dragon
There’s some love for Lil Silva with many people listing him in their best new producers category and all sorts of peeps like Kanye coming calling.
A lot of the hype was based on this very good thing he did with Banks a while back -
and more recently he teamed up with her again for his own EP.
But our love deepened with this little re-rub he just did for our pals Little Dragon’s Pretty Girls which you can check below. Bass baby!
PS watch this space also for a Chet Faker rework on the same Little Dragon song. Damn! They are getting the remixes RIGHT at the moment as demonstrated by THIS Gold Fields flip.
Bands As Businesses
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if musical artists were to try other business ventures?
No? well now there’s no need to, because we’ve done it for you and have the business cards to prove it.
Stay tuned for more #bandsasbusinesses coming soon to Cool Accidents!
Diplo in Vegas!
The latest installment of Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1Xtra catches the man himself live in the mix (and on the mic) as part of Mad Decent Mondays at XS nightclub in Las Vegas.
Diplo on Sin City - “this is the epicentre of all DJ culture, whether you love it or hate it, this is where it’s going down”
We’re talking 2 hours of exclusives, remixes, hip hop, trap, Vegas hits, house and new and old music from the likes of Disclosure, Snoop Dogg, The Lonely Island, Kanye West, Beastie Boys, RL Grime, Flux Pavilion, Lil John, Dr. Dre and there’s even some exclusives from Diplo’s new Jack U project with Skrillex as well as a butt load more stuff. (head HERE for the full list of tracks played)
As with all these BBC streamed mixes it’s here for a good time not a long time so get your stream on below before it disappears.