We’re back again with everyone’s favorite music blog aggregator search engine music discovery game, hypem hunting! In case you haven’t been paying attention, we pick a word, search for it on The Hype Machine, and then listen to a bunch of songs that we’ve never heard before that appear in the search results and then bring you our favorites that we discovered. This week, we once again turned to the twitter for some motivation on the word to search for, and our friend and fellow PCCer Kyle, partial proprietor of PCC blog Those Who Dig, was the first to respond with the word “clean”. Even though we quickly learned that this was going to produce a myriad of “clean” versions of rap songs that we weren’t necessarily particularly interested, we still dug through and found a bunch of really cool tracks to share with all of you. So without further ado, here’s what we found.
What better way to start things out than a funky and synthy electronic instrumental track? This one is from BRASSICA aka London’s Michael Wright and there are just so many great things about this track. It kind of sounds like it could be played during the closing credits of some sort of futuristic indie flick. Or like Tron Jr or something like that. It’s a cool track. “Clean With Me” will be released as a 12″ in the next few weeks here in the states.
Next up is “Pollution Shampoo” from Coyote Clean Up, who just so happens to be from right here in the metro Detroit area! So that’s pretty awesome. This tune is sort of like a hazy slowed down house track or something. I don’t really know how to describe it, but I like it, and I didn’t even know it was local when I decided that I liked it, so now I liked it even more.
Here’s another super awesome electronic track entitled “Clean Team” (not to be confused with CreamTeam that’s not quite 8-bit, so maybe we’ll call it 16-bit, from France’s Debmaster. He released a free album last year entitled Grossmutter and the whole album can be downloaded for free right over here if you’re digging what you hear. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me, which you didn’t, but you didn’t have to, cuz this is my website.
So, as it turns out, this week we didn’t find a super old tune that we really liked as we normally do with this segment. BUT, we did find a tune from 2006 that sounds like it could have been wildly successful in the mid-80s new wave movement. Enter Sweden’s Nicolas Makelberge (boy do I love some good Swedish music) and his tune “A Clean City” to save the day. We think this counts, because it’s a super awesome tune that sounds like it could have been 20 years old (that’s not a dig, I’m sure he did that on purpose). Either way, enjoy this tune until next week when we meet again.
Until next time….