Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Samsaya Stereotype Slick Shoota Remix Stream

    Slick Shoota's Remix of Samsaya's 'Stereotype' Gives Reasons to Dance

    Samsaya means "doubt" in Hindi, but the Norwegian artist beams confidence. In truth, the name is more of a command — "question everything" — and her music, though playful and bright, aims to challenge. Take "Stereotype," for instance. The song hails from her sophomore album Bombay Calling (produced by Roc Nation dude Fred Ball) and proudly reps her broad taste in sound — a thing which more than comes across in her mix of pop, soul, rap-style production, and Bollywood flourishes. Below, her fellow countryman Slick Shoota (Mad Decent) gives the aforementioned single a house-y, garage-addled rebirth. Spin the remix below, and check out the video for the original "Stereotype" beneath that.

  • Seun Kuti 'IMF' M1 Dead Prez Video Zombie

    Meet Seun Kuti and M1's 'IMF' in Zombie-Packed Video

    Fela Kuti's youngest son has become the family's loudest voice and, with the help of his father's legendary band, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are set to release their third album, A Long Way From the Beginning. With a guest verse from Dead Prez co-founder M1, "IMF," the forthcoming album's opening salvo, is a hard-charging Afrobeat track that takes direct aim at the controversial org International Monetary Fund. (Although here it's renamed "International Mother Fucker.")The corresponding Jerome Bernard-directed clip casts Kuti in two roles: as an African citizen, and as a businessman offering a briefcase which surely contains cash, but which also comes with a set of handcuffs. The money comes to transform everything it touches, distorting a small army of large suit-wearers into zombified villains by the end.

  • Franz Ferdinand 'Erdbeer Mund' Stream German Song

    Franz Ferdinand Go Deutsche for New Wave B-Side 'Erdbeer Mund'

    Franz Ferdinand go totes Teutonic on their freshly shared B-side "Erdbeer Mund." Alex Kapranos, Twitter-beef quasher extraordinaire, sings in German throughout the entire song, which happens to be jaunty Gary Numan-esque new wave treat. Or maybe Men With Hats — either way, it sounds like something J Dilla would've slowed down or dusted up until what's left was a tasty, bite-sized donut. But we digress. The new song's title translates to "Strawberry Mouth," which is fitting because on April 7, it'll be paired with Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action track "Fresh Strawberries" for a single release. Hear both cuts below.

  • Washed Out Moby Remix 'All I Know' Stream Paracosm

    Moby's Washed Out Remix Proves He Was Born to Do Chillwave

    Moby and Washed Out were meant to be. The former's most recent album is called Innocents. The latter's, Paracosm, drifts through a New Age Disney dream-world — a place where innocents would dwell. They both trade in mellow beats and warm textures, and each has been both beloved and occasionally maligned for that. Last month, the Sub Pop-signed Georgian chillwave pioneer remixed the Los Angeles-based elder statesman's soulful "Almost Home," and now the favor is returned. Below, you can hear Moby's take on Washed Out's "All I Know," wherein the original's soft-focus disco thrust gets a stronger rhythm, prominent acoustic guitar, lush reverb, and a heretofore unheard sprightliness. Frankly, it's lovely, and you should give it a spin below.

  • Young Thug Arrested Drugs Reckless Driving Atlanta

    Young Thug Arrested for Drugs and Driving

    Young Thug, a.k.a. Jeffery L. Williams, has been arrested in his hometown of Atlanta. On Wednesday, he was taken to the Fulton County jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance, reckless conduct, and reckless driving. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was "driving in a circular or zig-zag course, or 'laying drags,'" and was held on a $2,450 bond. It seems he's out today, though:Beer n Tacos tonight .... I'm back at it #juugmanvoice #StonerNation pic.twitter.com/8QEvce9tV1— Young Thug ひ (@YoungThugWorld) February 27, 2014The Brick Squad-reared rapper-singer made SPIN's Best New Artist roster last year, and placed in our "The REAL 10 Hottest MCs in the Game" rundown as well. He also happens to have February's rap album of the month with Black Portland, a collaboration with Bloody Jay.

  • Oscars Soundtracks Movie Songs Radio Station Stream Radionomy

    Oscars 2014 Online: Stream the Music, Watch the Show

    The Oscars are right around the corner and this year's show features a whole lot of music. We've assembled a crack guide to the songs, soundtracks, and performances of the 86th Academy Awards, but what if you want to hear some sweet statue-worthy tunes while you place your bets on the big event? Radionomy has got you covered.This week, the nascent free music-streaming platform launched "The Oscars Station," which compiles this 2014's Best Song nominations, previous years' Best Song winners, and music from films that have nabbed statues in the past (not limited to Best Picture). So far, we've heard selections from Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, Crazy Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, Crash, and The Fighter. Oh, and each song is paired visually with the corresponding movie poster.

  • Kanye West Yeezus Tour Film Hype Williams Movie

    Kanye West's Insane 'Yeezus' Tour Is Now a Movie

    Kanye West has tapped Hype Williams to direct what seems to be a Yeezus Tour documentary. A trailer on the frequently self-celebrating artist's website pulls footage from his current stage show, which is indeed a thing worth taking down for posterity's sake — both for the level of ambition at work and for the WTF-ness of certain moments. Among the wild highlights of that particular tour (which heads to Australia in May): a massive pyramid, lasers for days, a bevy of dancers, West's array of terrifying/beautiful haute couture masks, the re-resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the ceremonial mid-set Kanye Rant. The film will play in theaters initially.The GOOD Music boss of course had SPIN's Album of the Year with Yeezus but the most recent "documentary" about the man was a cornball E! treatment of his made-for-TV proposal to Kim Kardashian.

  • Pearl Jam 'Habit' Liam Finn Live Video Big Day Out

    Watch Liam Finn Headbang to Pearl Jam's 'Habit' Onstage

    As the son of Crowded House star Neil Finn, songwriter Liam Finn is very much a child of the '80s. But when the New Zealander shouts out that repurposed Mike Watt line in Pearl Jam's punked-up 1996 song "Habit" — "Speaking as a child of the '90s..." — he sounds right at home. Back in January, Finn joined Eddie Vedder and co. onstage at Aukland's Big Day Out festival to rip through the itchy, distortion-fried No Code track. While the original vocals were shredded and grungy, his performance skews more Fugazi. The fan-shot clip above has been around for awhile, but it hasn't been widely shared. Rectify that here, and revisit the original song below. Finn's got a new album out May 6 on Yep Roc dubbed The Nihlist — listen to "Snug as Fuck."

  • Gazelle Twin 'Belly Of The Beast' Video UNFLESH Album

    Watch Gazelle Twin's Terrifyingly Beautiful 'Belly of the Beast' Video

    If you haven't yet met Gazelle Twin, it's hard to imagine a more fortuitous first exposure than the video above. Hailing from Brighton, England's Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective (we heard from her cheerier comrade Acquaintance last month), the artist otherwise known as Elizabeth Bernholz has a knack for transmitting aural terror and utter beauty at the same time, as evidenced in past releases: 2011's The Entire City, 2013's Mammal EP. But new song "Belly of the Beast" horrifies most viscerally. Combining supermarket samples and Moog madness, our hostess seethes: "I'll beat them all at their own game / Bit the hands at the fingers that feed."Meanwhile, the video, co-directed by Esther Springett finds our anti-heroine holed up in a barn, seemingly wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting public via telekinesis.

  • My Morning Jacket 'Farewell Transmission' Songs: Ohia Stream

    My Morning Jacket Send 'Farewell Transmission' to Late, Great Jason Molina

    Jason Molina left behind an impressive legacy of song when he died last March at the far-too-young age of 39. With Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. — and in particular the Magnolia Electric Co. album that bridged those projects' gap — the Ohio-born artist demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect blue-collar concerns and depressive tendencies to heartfelt poetry and stunning songcraft. It's no wonder, then, that so many other music-makers were inspired by Molina.

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