What's up all? New poster here and when I first logged in I saw there were no Atmosphere posts! What's the deal with that? Atmosphere is a duo from Minne-snow-ta consisting of rapper, Slug, and producer, Ant. Don't be thrown off by the insect misnomers, they're pretty much the premier artists for the label Rhymesayers. They're a unique duo with more floe than an iceberg and I attribute it to the tailor-made beats to the lyrics. They have this interesting, ongoing thing where they intro some songs with a few bars about some girl meeting the devil so ignore that on Modern Man's Hustle and I guarantee you'll dig the track. Next up is a Swedish band called The Sounds. They're fronted by a lovely young Swedish woman (tall, blonde, amazing stage presence), and they usually start their songs out rockin' and eventually move into a hot mess of danceable magic. Another group I want to throw at you is The Faint. I used to listen to these guys back in high school and recently rediscovered them through a chance encounter with a Paul Oakenfold remix of Glass Danse. They're definitely different (considering Conor Oberst used to be in the band, and they're on his label explains a lot) but they definitely know how to crank out some noise. I'm also pretty sure they don't have a 'c' key.
And now a riddle...
Q. How do you make a Rhymesayers song better?
A. Turn it into a Sufjan Stevens mashup. - Get the entire mixtape here:
The Sounds - Rock n Roll
The Sounds - Tony The Beat
The Faint - Glass Danse
The Faint - Hypnotised
The Faint - Glass Danse (Outhud Remix)
Atmosphere - Sunshine
Atmosphere - Modern Man's Hustle
Atmosphere - Angelface
Tor - Talkin' My Shit (Brother Ali / Sufjan Stevens Mashup)