this is the first installment of a little something i have dubbed ‘heavy rotation’. you may ask – “what is ‘heavy rotation’?” well it is all about music. over the years i have learned that we all have different tastes in music – some like jazz – some like hip hop – some are partial to the classics – but what we all have in common is that music is a big part our day. whether it be listening to your ipod on the train, going to a show, or fighting over the next track while playing PS2 (or x-bis’ox for those on the dark side), music is a constant. so i thought that the d-triz would be a perfect forum to share what i was listening to and more importantly see what everyone else had in their play list.
so what have i had on repeat lately…?
Album: Hell???s Winter
Release Date: Sept 20th, 2005
Label: Def Jux
i got an advance copy from marc. incidentally he is making good use of his wedding website. he is using server space for select album uploads for the picking. don’t tell kristin. i am sure she wouldn’t be too happy to know that one of the pages on her wedding website is …wedding.com/cage.zip.
anyway, about the album. the production is precise; El-P and Camu Tao handle most of the beats along with Blockhead, paWL, RJD2 and DJ Shadow. to me it is one of those addictive albums that gets better with each listen. it is kinda dark and may seem a bit harsh at times, but it Cage is a insightful storyteller, with ill timing, speaking about his experiences. the album is mainly autobiographical, but is also political, spiteful (against his former label: eastern conference), and funny. following is the track list:
Too Heavy For Cherubs
Grand Ol Party Crash
The Death of Chris Palko
Subtle Art of the Breakup Song
Left It To Us
Lord Have Mercy
you can find all the track samples at the def jux site
well, this post may not be of particular interest to most of you because it isn???t your type of music, but it is more of a conversation starter. reply with what you are listening to now. i find the best way to find new music is recs from people you know (i am digging the J5 ‘live at bonnaroo/bananaroo’ that ltj gave me). so no matter what it is, throw it out for the group. you may just discover something you like.