Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas From MakerooM

Merry Christmas, don't shoot your eye out. Post resume in the new year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I don't usually post too many songs at once, as it tends to overwhelm some listeners, and the songs don't all get heard. But I came across this compilation of Japanese tracks, and the opener, by producer Righteous totally caught my...ear.

I followed up a bit and was left stunned by three different, but well crafted songs. Jazz in nature, but with elements of house and Hip-Hop used in the most organic of ways. The B/W videos are also very effective. I can only seem to find 4 tunes by this producer, but with music like this I'll take what I can get.

Get Righteous.

Midnight Muse - Righteous MP3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ooh La La - Faces

Ooh La La - Faces by Clay

I wish that I knew what I know now, but when I was younger.

Ooh La La - Faces

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Light From Your Mac - The Rakes

Been big fans of The Rakes since their first ep came out in '05. Strasbourg was blaring over the loud speaker in the record store, and I thought it was the Ramones, but angrier and British. Capture/Release was filled with wit, hooks, and had great detail in the lyrics. You could feel the hangover just from listening to the songs. Other highlights, are Work Work Work (Pub, Club, Sleep), Retreat and 22 Grand Job. This tune from their 3rd release, Klang is bittersweet. They bring some zeal to these songs, recalling The Strokes, The White Stripes, and countless nights of too many and too much. But after they released this album the band has unfortunately called it quits.

The Light From Your Mac by KL8TON

The Rakes - The Light From Your Mac

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What You Need - Priors [extended mix]

France's Priors out "Falke" Fred Falke.
Priors - What You Need (Extended Mix) by MakerooM

What You Need - Priors

Times Two - Unrelated Gimmick Post

Ahh the gimmick post. Quite frankly, I would rather not post anything then reach for gimmicky songs that I don't have a genuine connection to. But I have been obsessed with one of these two songs,(Sly & the Fam)for a long, long time. I happened across the other one,(Doris Troy), while hunting down alternate versions of the first one, follow? So this gimmick, is forgivable. At least by my logic.
They are both very soulful tunes. Doris Troy belts through the dense Sam Cooke-ish symphonics, with a tune somewhat unchained. Sly let's the mourning organ/mellotron & wah-wah guitar simmer up and cushion his throaty, emotive voice, until the whole thing almost boils over. Thankfully it never does.
As time slips through our fingers, both this man and woman are telling us to hold on tight.

Time by Clay

Time - Sly and the Family Stone

Time by Clay

Time - Doris Troy

Note* In addition to the YSI links below the music player, readers may click on the downward facing arrow on the right hand side of the player to download the songs directly to their desktop. Feel free to let me know if there are any links not working.

Friday, December 4, 2009

LA Nocturne - Daedelus

When have The Smashing Pumpkins ever been so fly??

LA Nocturne - Daedelus