This is the first LWIM since a long time. I’ve been listening to a lot of music, as usual. A lot of techno, trap, rap and other genres. I feel like techno gives rhythm to my life and it’s quite a motivating genre. When I’m angry, it’s very cathartic.
So, this week these were my most listened to artists:
The bottom artists are Three 6 Mafia and Ramirez.
I don’t know if I have talked about Bowery Electric but they are a very underrated band, who sadly has a small catalog. Nevertheless, you should listen to all their albums. I love “Lushlife” and “Beat”. Their sound mixes trip hop and shoegaze. The have stunning songs like “Floating World”. Check them out and tell me what you think.
$uicide boy$ are completely different from Bowery Electric. They are a rap/trap group and I absolutely love their beats. Their flows are very good as well. They did a song with Travis Barker where they sampled part of Anthony Fantano’s review of one of their albums. I found that really funny because they do have an incredible ease to incorporate various samples and sounds, making songs which are innovative. The only downside is that they do reference suicide often and their lyrics are not about peace and love, as you can imagine. I recommend listening to them at least once and see how you like it.
Depeche Mode is one of my all-time favorite bands. Dave is an amazing vocalist and songwriter. They were able to navigate the decades wonderfully, never changing their personality but changing their sound. Evolution you may say and you are right. I listened to Ultra. Ultra is a 97 album that is absolutely fantastic. The lyrics, instrumentals, production is just amazing. There is variety in the album and many unforgettable songs like “Insight”, “Home” and “Love Thieves”. Definitely worth a listen and an essential album for any music lover.
Nico Moreno is a techno DJ. He does these amazing bangers which I see myself dancing all night to. There are tabbed influences, it’s not boring like some techno. I recommend listening to “Your bad company” and “Insolent rave”. I would love to see him live but I find that hard with this agoraphobia.
Astrobrite is a shoegaze band. I found it on the similar artists of Bowery Electric. I think I had listened to them before. I love their sound. I feel “Super Crush” is an album to listen on a car ride to the beach, on a sunny day. I highly recommend that album.
KAS:ST was my favorite discovery of 2019. I’ve played their song “Hell on death’s” a million times since its release. They sample The Network’s famous speech in that song and it is so well incorporated. I guess the techno makes it even more of a war cry. KAS:ST is a group composed of two djs. I highly recommend the track I just talked about and checking out their other tracks as well.
Three 6 Mafia is gangsta rap. A notorious group that defined Memphis rap. I like some of their songs, especially the ones on Underground Vol. 1 and 3. If you’re rap fan, check them out. If not, check them out anyway so you can say you did haha
Ramirez is a group that I have been listening to for a while now. I discovered him through $uicide boy$. They have collabs with them. Once aagain the beats are amazing, the lyrics can be good but also trash. So it depends on your taste and if lyrics are very important to you.