Professor Elemental – Fighting Trousers

#034 – ’17 week 12

Hmm, how to describe this guy… my first thought was “I don’t have a clue!” until I googled his name and found his page on Wikipedia: he has his own genre (dude!) named chap-hop that is not really hip-hop but something funny about England, tea, irony, self-mockery, a bit of steampunk or something for the sake of making a song! (or this one??)

It could be something just done for fun but this thing is very well wrote with ambiance, lot of sound effects, very strong hip-hop loops, nice mixes, very good lyrics (and funny too), on the music side.
Moreover this project is very serious since he launched a Patreon project to get help making even more (comics, mugs, videos, live shows…) so that he could share more and more tracks.

It was tricky to choose (only) one track to share πŸ™‚

Count 4dB – The Fisherman’s Song

#032– ’17 week 10

Pretty awkward track today because I never expected that kind of melting. Think, a nice and sweet celtic melody with fiddle and acoustic guitars associated with hip-hop or somehow rap lyrics on it…

When I first heard what the song was about, I was very curious but the strength of the composer is to make both parts working together!
Hats off for that job!

Source

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Classic Fantastic

#031– ’17 week 09

As the band’s name let suggest, their music comes with a funny part and the other part comes from their way of playing (it looks very easy) and a bit of nonchalance.

Their first hit was some kinda hip-hop and played rock, which is more or less their genre, using samples from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. It works fine and it could sound odd because it’s not that common in hip-hop (oh, they have solos)!

The song I chose is another way of making their music, enjoy!

By the way, their video clips are… funny as well πŸ™‚

via One Shot Not

Brooklyn Syndrome – Masters of War

#009 – ’16 week 39

Same taste as the previous week but this time, it’s kind of a tribute band. Its name is Brooklyn Syndrome and comes from Limoges, France, and the overall sound is pretty close to what Rage Against The Machine did.
Their bandcamp page could give you more details and some other tracks in same genre (most from them).

Last but not least, they sound live as good as they are on those tracks!