Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Samps

Brainchild of Ariel Pinks and Nite Jewel member...

The Samps - Where You From

The Samps - Peppergood

Take A Ride

Mathew Dear - You Put A Smell On Me (Breakbot Remix)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

John's Top 50

1. Caribou - Swim
2. The Books - The Way Out
3. Flying Lotus - Cosmograma
4. Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me 7"
5. James Blake - Klavierwerke EP
6. Deerhunter - Halycon Digest
7. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
8. The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
9. Beach House - Teen Dream
10. Hi, Tiger - Hide The Drugs EP
11. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
12. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
13. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
14. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
15. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
16. Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself
17. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
18. Wild Nothing - Gemini
19. No Age - Everything In Between
20. Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers
21. Women - Public Strain
22. Julian Lynch - Mare
23. Kingdom - That Mystic EP
24. Actress - Splazsh
25. Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
26. Snowden - Slow Soft Syrup EP
27. Luke Abbot - Holkham Drones
28. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
29. Gauntlet Hair - Demos
30. Nightlands - Forget The Mantra
31. Citay - Dream Get Together
32. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
33. Here We Go Magic - Pigeons
34. Aslope - A Helping Hand EP
35. James Blake - CMYK
36. Spirituals - Spirituals
37. Scuba - Triangulation
38. Ramadanman - Fall Short/Work Them
39. Junip - Fields
40. Star Slinger - Volume 1
41. Keepaway - Baby Style EP
42. Porcelain Raft - Collection Of Porcelain
43. The Art Museums - Rough Frame
44. Balam Acab - See Birds
45. How To Dress Well - Love Remains
46. Bonobo - Black Sands
47. Teebs - Ardour B Sides
48. Girls - Broken Dreams Club
49. Mark McGuire - Guitar Meditations Vol. II
50. Jus Wan - Miles Away

Saturday, December 18, 2010

ddog Quest blogger back innit

hey. back for a lil. aint got no time to talk. been cookin shit up. been gettin ish done. rottin on a couch in my mind baked and hungry. aint goin down like that. not no more.

saw some ish. figure i've solved the equation.. see, the math was all wrong. too many z's. cut a lil ish out, give a few their rightful place. drop the celebrity shit n the 'must includes' n just show whats real. no honorable mentions and none of that fad shit.

anyway, here it is. seems right, right?

5. Beach House – Teen Dream
17. Caribou – Swim
9. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
26. Twin Shadow – Forget
3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
49. Wild Nothing – Gemini
11. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
43. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
14. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
13. No Age – Everything In Between
19. How to Dress Well – Love Remains
8. James Blake – The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP
22 Girls – Broken Dreams Club EP
(they meant Snowden's Slow Soft Syrup EP)


Thursday, December 16, 2010


Neon Coyote - Bassic

Petrov Stelar - Booty Swing
3rd Face - Canto della Liberta (KiNK Remix)
Light Year - Movin
Light Year - Five Girls
Jan Driver - Hornetbeef
Camel - Speak Easy
Petrov Stelar - The Golden Boy
Tai - Paradise Poltergeist (feat Steve Aoki) (LA Riots Remix)
Jan Driver - Gain Reaction
The Toxic Avenger - Angst One (KID 606 Remix)
La Roux - In For The Kill (Danger Ocean Remix)
Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon
Deadmau5 - One Trick Pony

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Drivin Me

Jan Driver's Gain Reaction Ep is massive. I had no idea what to post off of it because it is all so fucking amazing. I think the self titles piece should do the trick. Please buy the rest of it, you won't be dissapointed. This track would just be my favorite to freak out to...

Jan Driver - Gain Reaction

Monday, December 6, 2010

Swing Box

Parov Stelar's Paris Swing Box Ep is a high energy swing/jazz sample chocked party.

Parov Stelar - Booty Swing

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Full Speed

Light Year's Five Girls ep came out on Bang Gang this past week. Its huge.

Light Year - Five Girls


pic: Jasper Goodall
These Russian beat makers are really tearing it up... Beautiful stuff.
813 - Zondor Fo by Eight One Three
Lapti - Motherland by Lapti

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Bright Side

Levek's debut 7" is dropping tomorrow. I've got a couple of their tracks to share with you. One's a funky good times jam, and the other picks up where Yeasayer's first album left off.

Levek - Look on the Bright Side
Levek - Chief

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Get Wilder

Neon Coyote - Get Wilder (Fleming)

Tracks Lists

Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Extended Mix)

Shinichi Osawa - Maximum joy (Van She remix)

Shinichi Osawa - Star guitar (Popular Computer remix) 

Shinichi Osawa - Star guitar (Armand Van Helden remix)

Die Antwoord - Beat Boy

Style Of Eye - Puss Puss (Original Mix)

Die Antwoord - Wat Kyk Jy

Caribou - Bowls

Zombie Disco Squad - Zimbo (Original Mix)

Telonius - Disco-Tec (Zombie Nation remix)

Zombie Disco Squad - Spooks (Original Mix)

The XX - VCR

Style Of Eye - Sound of The Big Kazoo

The 2 Bears - Follow The Bear (Original Mix)

Jesse Rose - Itchy Dog

Flying Lotus - Dance of the Pseudo Nymph

ZZT - ZZafrika

Gold Panda - You

Die Antwoord - I Don't Need You

Baths - Maximalist

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy All The Time

Here's my new mix, full of easy-going end-of-summer jams.
NDF - Since We Last Met (Edit)

Gold Panda - Same Dream China

Alpine - Icypoles (Starslinger Remix)

CSLSX - We Ought To Be Together

Caboladies - Promise Ring Tone

Cut Copy - Where I'm Going

Everything Everything - Schoolin' (Games Remix)
Fishing - OOOO

Wise Blood - Strt Srns

Panda Bear - Slow Motion

Craft Spells - Party Talk

Shabazz Palaces - Barksdale Corners

Starslinger - Mornin'

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sit Down, Man

Das Racist are just the way hip hip should be: fun. Their most recent mixtape 'Sit Down, Man' is packed with top notch guest producers (Teengirl Fantasy, Keepaway, Diplo) and some of the funniest rhymes I've heard in a while.
Das Racist - hahahaha jk?
Das Racist - Town Business

Om Namo Shivaya

Here's the hypnotic video for Prince Rama's 'Om Namo Shivaya,' the sprawling epic off of their album Shadow Temple. I suggest you link to Youtube and follow the commenter's suggestion.

Friday, September 24, 2010


The entertaining video for El Guincho's song Bombay.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hi Tiger

Hi Tiger - Wild Wave

and heres a link to download our first full album in 320.

Hide The Drugs

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Burn Baby Burn

I got back from Burning Man about a week ago... quite the trip. I heard this song out in the desert more than any other, pretty epic.


This one's for the homies. Love yalls.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hi Tiger

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hi Tiger

Here are the first 6 tracks off our first album entitled "Hide The Drugs"

Go to our Soundcloud to listen to the rest

1. Year of The Tiger by Hi Tiger 

2. Dance Around by Hi Tiger 

3. Clear Coast by Hi Tiger 

4. Micro Beast by Hi Tiger 

5. We Are The Dreamers by Hi Tiger 

6. Stop Believing by Hi Tiger 

The Music In My Ears

Bouncey and smooth...

Oliver $ - Shaka-Lao (Original Mix)

Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - Tirsdagsjam (Mindre Er Mer)

Haunted and abrasive...

SALEM - King Night


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mind Over Matter

pic: Dylan Forsberg
John Top - Body Mind by John Top

Alice Coltrane - Excerpts From The Firebird
Pantha Du Prince - Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix)
Taken By Trees - Anna (CFCF Remix)
Walls - Burnt Sienna
Pantha Du Prince - Stick To My Side (Four Tet Version)
MNDR - I Go Away
Teams - Bali
Prince Rama Of Ayodhya - Land of The Apocalypse Transcended
Keepaway - Family of the Son
The Books - A Wonderful Phrase By Ghandi
Spirituals - Wanderings
Arch M - Cave Grill
Porcelain Raft - Despite Everything
Flying Lotus - Galaxy In Janaki

My latest mix is influenced by the new age/spirtual vibes that a lot of musicians have been turning to as of late. Hopefully it will help facilitate your own journey within.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bare Blips

Alright, back to the stuff you can really dance to... London's Redinho gets right to the point on his latest EP. With only one track over 3 minutes, these short, choppy foot stompers cut to the chase and really get down to business.

Redinho - Boy Racer
Redinho - Lightning Strikes
Redinho - Bare Blips

Had to remove the links due per request of the label... >:(
Apparently some people still buy music...
Redinho - Bare Blips EP Sampler by Numbers

Summer Holiday

A couple of my favorite songs of the summer.
Both exert the easy, laid back vibes of the 90's.

Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire


Here are a couple tunes from up and coming band Minks. Sorry there hasn't been a whole lot of posting lately, summer just keeps pulling me away from this screen. These have been the last few days' soundtrack though, as well as the new Arcade Fire LP, which is pretty epic.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We Are The Dreamers

Great White Brothers made this cool unofficial video for HI TIGER's track 'We Are The Dreamers'. Thanks guys, it's pretty awesome.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Album of the year? Just might be.
Here's a neat little video featuring Leigh J McClosky, the artist behind the album artwork.

And here are two of my favorite tracks off of this fantastic album:
Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane
Flying Lotus - Galaxy in Janaki

Monday, June 21, 2010


First contender for summer 2010 anthem...

Friday, June 11, 2010

May/June Mix

Marsen Jules - Yara 01 [Autoplate]
AQF - In The Bull Run [AQF]
Dong - Suzuran (LV & Quarta 330 Remix) [Hyperdub]
Girl Unit - IRL [Night Slugs]
Ghosts On Tape - Predator Mode [Wireblock]
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team VIP dub)
Skream - Trapped In A Dark Bubble [Tectonic]
Die Antwoord - $copie
Baobinga - Ride It [Build Recordings]
Rusko - Kumon Kumon [Mad Decent]
Zomby - The Lie [Ramp Recordings]
Hudson Mohawke vs. Lil' Wayne - Overnight Milli (Chico Love Mashup)
Rusko - I Love You [Mad Decent]
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy (Mega-Bass Remix) [Child's Play Records]
(T.I. - Whatever You Like Acapella)
Joker - Tron [Kapsize]
Terror Danjah - Acid [Hyperdub]
Maga Bo - Nakhil (Feat. K-Libre) (Kush Arora & Bakir Remix) [Kush Arora Productions]
LV feat. Josh Idehen - Lost [Keysound Recordings]
AQF - Indust Thus Mountains [AQF]
(Lil' Wayne - Dr. Carter Acapella)
Scuba - Glance [Hotflush Recordings]

My most recent mix is a bit more bangin' than the last two.
A couple hip hop acapellas never hurt nobody...

Monday, June 7, 2010


Here's the latest song from Portland, OR based Spirituals, who's self titled first album drops this summer. I posted their epic Caribou remix a while back. They've got the most exciting new sound I've heard in a while. Their myspace has some great remixes on it as well.

Spirituals - Wanderings

Spirituals - City With Soul

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cool Out

Here are a few great songs to chill to. Great for hanging around the house, reading, working, thinking, and mellowing out after a crazy night. I recommend looking deeper into all of these artist's catalogs.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This song is amazing. We're doing two rap posts in a row. :o

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Methods

& if you can appreciate skateboarding filmed with 16 millimeter cameras...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunshine In My Life

California MC Doey Rock shares the mic with Raekwon for a feel good joint to start your week/month off right.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Fever

Dance to this. Become sweatier. More Sweaty. I really liked White Knight. This ep is awsome.

Surkin - Easy Action

Hmmmm. This is like Justice or something. Mr. Flash. He's a hEaD Banger. This is like some far east influenced cheesy bass kickin jam. It's awsome.

Mr. Flash - Couscous

On a different kind of note. That dude over at Poule d'Or made another mixtape with us in it. Amongst all the tigers in the tracklist this one stuck out. Smooth sounds. Smooth vocals.

Brothertiger - You're Afraid

Sunday, May 16, 2010


This is my minimal post. We don't post that much of this kinda thing anymore. Just means we havn't. Doesnt mean we forgot how to dance. Maybe this won't make you want to dance. It makes me want to get down. We can dance to anything. We are better dancers than you.

Peter Horrevorts - Escapade

Chopstick & Johnjon - Clear Eyes (Original Mix)

This one is easy to dance to. A typical filter groove. I don't think I am a big fan of Treasure Fingers anymore. I like this song. I love chipmunk-esque vocals. Alvin would approve. What am I supposed to do?

Treasure Fingers - What Am I Supposed To Do

ddogs' predictions for the future of music

yee.. ddog up in this. how? he won the unofficial best commentator contest. why? errybuddy else gotta step up their game. how? follow this. comment this. why? to see the future. to hear the world.

do you like to dance? do you like to rave? do you like to rap rave? what about high energy? would you like high energy? what are you looking at? fuck off. has die antwoord been blogged by this blog yet?

dub psych junior boys something. i dig. you dig?

woulda blogged wu lyf but thats kinda how i won the unofficial best commentator contest.. you gotta give to get.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo are four friends from Long Beach, CA. They wrote one of my fav albums of the year so far and they're all like 19. Here are the first two tracks off of their self-titled album followed by my favorite song of theirs, "Remember Last Time". Great summer album.

Avi Buffalo - Truth Sets In

Avi Buffalo - What's In It For

Avi Buffalo - Remember Last Time

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

corner pocket

Hi Tiger - 8 Ball

Saturday, May 1, 2010

April Mix

John Top - April 2010 Mix

Dam Mantle - Rebong [Halleluwah Hits]
16bit - Stormy Weather
jj - My Life [Sincerely Yours]
The xx - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix) [Young Turks]
Falty DL - Paradise Lost [Planet Mu]
Floating Points - K&G Beat [Planet Mu]
Gold Panda - Mayuri [Various Production]
Debruit - Echtah [Musique Large]
PANTyRAID - Beba [Marine Parade]
Shed - Ostrich Mountain Square [Ostgut]
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee - Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix) [Ubiquity Records]
Ghosts On Tape - Equator Jam [Clone Records]
Aoki Takamasa - RN409 [Raster Noton]
Falty DL - The Shape To Come [Planet Mu]

Another mix for the blazers... get lost in this one for me.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Yeah, I'm obsessed with Caribou. Nite Jewel's pretty cool too. Hopefully you've heard this somewhere by now... if not, grab it, cuz it's become a go-to track for chilltimez.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation

-wu lyf myspace

Wu Lyf - Concrete Gold

Wu Lyf - Such a Sad Puppy Dog

Wu Lyf - Spitting It Concrete like the Golden Sun God

Vagina Wolf (Wu Lyf) - Nic Cave

Vagina Wolf (Wu Lyf) - Scissors For Your Hair

Monday, April 26, 2010


Holy shit. Caribou + Spirituals = one of the most beautiful and most interesting songs I've heard this year. Musics getting fucking weird and awesome, yo.
Caribou - Sun (Spirituals Remix)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

White Ring

I guess you could classify this song as "horror-hop"? It's ghetto, creepy, there are gunshot samples, some deep synths... sounds perfect for driving your Escalade after drinking a bottle of Robotussin DM.
White Ring - IxC999

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Round and Round

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti recently signed to 4AD and have a new LP coming out soon. Here's the killer 5th track to hold you over.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Color Your Life

Here's an excellent song from Twin Sister's new album, Color Your Life

Twin Sister - Lady Daydream