I like to think ThatSounds.Cool is pretty theme-agnostic. On the aftershow to this week's upcoming My So Called 8-Bit Life, Roberto and I had a really good chat on what level of editorializing fits this project. As someone who uses playlists in a rather utilitarian fashion, I'd like to find a good balance between presenting entire releases and general listenability. Beyond that, I also want to represent a lot of different sounds much like I'd like to find music from many different genres. It's a ratio that changes at any given moment, but if you've got feedback, tweet me what you do and don't like.
You probably know El Huervo from Hotline Miami and this new album would feel equally at home. Vandereer is chilling, chill, relaxing, and tense in perfect balance. This is pitch-perfect glitch-hop.
Musts: Carried, Rust, Cauldron
One of my favorite beats duo is back with a really catchy EP. The mixture of hip-hop, soul, and pop feelings are easy to love.
Musts: All My Friends, Money on Me, Dimelo
Okay, yes, yes, this is gonna be a hard sell. Japanese female math rock band is not for everyone. What's in here is a mixture of passionate singing, clean rock sounds, and exciting new rhythms. Give it a go!
Musts: Hashire, E, Kobe Number
From gang-banger to rapper on the rise, Summertime '06 is Vince Staples's autobiographical account of growing up in Long Beach causing trouble. I especially love the musical production that strays from more typical minimalist tracks.
Musts: Norf Norf, Birds & Bees, Get Paid, Like It Is
|Snakehips||All My Friends - EP|
|Snakehips||Forever, Pt. II - EP|
|Dance With the Dead||The Shape|
|Le Matos||Join Us|
|Vince Staples||Summertime '06|
|Zinc||"Show Me (feat. Sneaky Sound System)"|
|tricot||A N D|
|Gent & Jawns||Faded - EP|
|Ra Ra Riot||Need Your Light|
|Erol Alkan||Illumination - Single|
|Kartell||Tender Games - EP|