For our beloved CH readers we have one more giveaway this week. From the stack of CD's on Ami's desk, we've chosen 8 new albums that have been on rotation at the office lately. Six of the following are available for the giveaway but two of them won't be out until this Summer. Follow the contact link at the bottom of the page, select "Music Giveaway" from the pull-down menu and send us a message before this Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 11:59pm EST. We'll chose a winner at random from the submissions.
Miguel Migs successfully blends electronic music with live instrumentation in Those Things. Horns and hand drums are sprinkled throughout, texturizing repetitive synthy electronic beats (above center).
Precise beats complemented by celestial backgrounds ground Nymph's digitized voice in Geek Pop Star (above right).
Fluttery trumpets and saxophones mix with trip-hop and electronic samples to form a cohesive blend of diverse musical disciplines in Our Theory by Nublu quintet, Ersahin Truffaz Madsen Rueckert Penman (above left).
The Secret Handshake is an electronic indie blend of pop music that is sure to climb the charts. Our favorite track is the Spank Rock remix on the title track Summer of 98 (above center).
My favorite from this group is the new LCD soundsystem, Sound of Silver. Driving beats coupled with witty lyrics and surprisingly good vocals come together in his best record to date. Stay tuned for a Cool Hunting video on LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, currently in the works (above right).
DJ Jazzy Jeff's, The Return Of The Magnificent, features guests like CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Method Man and J Live among others. Jeff, the first hip-hop producer to win a grammy, calls this latest effort his best ever. Not out until late May 2007 (left).
Due out in the Summer 2007, Dj Kicks brings together Etta James and Ray Charles along side Positive K, New Order and others in Hot Chip, an eclectic but great album (right).