Let’s talk about something stupid—the weather! Sunshine days are upon us. (The Internet says so!) Wel, whether you’re into politics or you live anywhere near the east coast or mid-atlantic, we’re celebrating the weather and putting our shovels away. What better way to celebrate than drinking some Schweppes and listening to a blown-to-bits bonus verse of Vincent Price’s Thriller rap on top of some Epstein, the gentle French guitar of Areski Belkacem, and a killer new track by Gonjasufi. I’m super into Gonjasufi right now.
And Epstein is some loosely hip-hop-inspired really great music by total-mastermind-who-does-shit-nonstop Roberto Carlos Lange. He’s worked with Helado Negro, Prefuse 73, Savath & Savalas, School of Seven Bells, Diamond Watch Wrists, Bear in Heaven, Boom & Birds, Epstein, La Muerte Blanca, El Conjunto, and like twenty-three other projects.
If you haven’t heard of Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem, they have probably inspired some bands you listen to, unless you think good bands sound like Satan is playing the drums.
- Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem – Un Soleil
- Epstein – Cerdo
- Kings of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (Röyksopp Remix)
- Epstein – Partida
- Bella – Camelot
- Gonjasufi – Candylane