You’ve found yourself in a rather splendid spot, the start of another Quirk Weekend Music Mix.
This weekly series aims to give GottaQuirk readers a taste of what us loveable QuirkStars are listening to, reading or generally whinging about when it comes to music. Some of the tracks are new, some aren’t. Some are noisy, others as chilled as a Kommetjie grandpa.
But enough blabbing, let the music play.
Fluxel Media – Dubstep Dispute
Shared by Scott Gray
Love it or hate it, dubstep had a major influence on contemporary music. Watch this cute lil’ 3D animated short video from studio Fluxel Media in which an endearing crew of droids solve their differences the only way dubstep robots know how.
Alex Chadwick (and Chicago Music Exchange) - 100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)
Shared by Gareth le Grange
Hot dang! There’s not much to say about this memorable video - sponsored by the Chicago Music Exchange, a store specialising in vintage gear, like the $32 995 1958 Fender Strat played in the clip -other than the fact that you should definitely give it a listen. It starts in 1953, with “Mr. Sandman” by Chet Atkins, and from there goes through The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Ramones and even some modern tracks. Great stuff.
Rachel Crow - "l'd Rather Go Blind" - X Factor USA
Shared by Katharina Scholtz
Ag siestog! Now who doesn’t love a bit of cheesy goodness every now and then? Check out this clip from X Factor USA (of all places) in which an unbelievably talented 13-year-old wows an audience and four Judge-Bot 5000s.
A$AP Rocky- Goldie (Prod. by Hit-Boy)
Shared by Ben Brouckaert
I have absolutely no problem admitting my bias for Rocky. His syrup drenched beats, those Houston chopped-and-screwed vocals, and his talented crew made his 2011 LiveLoveA$AP one of my favourite releases of the year. Check out his latest track, Goldie, off his upcoming debut studio album:
Frank Ocean- Love Crimes
Shared by Jason Warner
The acclaimed (PB)R&B artist Frank Ocean made headlines this week after coming out as one of the first openly gay modern hip-hop artists, gaining the respect of many in and outside of the industry. Listen to this excellent track off his lauded mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra which, eerily, has Nicole Kidman’s angry monologue from Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut underlying the entire track.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Quirk Weekend Music Mix. Because we’re all about sharing, we’d like to know what you are listening to. So go ahead, make our day.