Machete Mixtape 4 is finally out, Salmo and the crew are on fire

Machete Mixtape 4 is finally out, Salmo and the crew are on fire

Giulia Pacciardi · 7 months ago · Music

It’s been barely 8 months since the release of Playlist, the last album by Salmo that still rides the charts, but the rapper from Olbia doesn’t hint to stop.
Since last night, in fact, the fourth volume of one of the most listened to and loved mixtapes of all time is finally available.

Machete Mixtape 4 is a work that takes us back to the past of the crew born in Sardinia, first in 2012, the year in which the first volume containing tracks of the caliber of King’s Supreme was published, then in 2013 with volume 2, and finally in 2014 the first to be produced by a Major.

But it’s a leap into the past which brings us straight into the present because there are many new features.
In the last mixtape the whole crew is present: Salmo, Slait and Hell Raton, to whom we owe the supervision of the whole project, then we find Nitro, Dani Faiv, Jack The Smoker, the exponents of the 333 Mob, Low Kidd, Lazza, tha Supreme and Beba, that with the ft “Io può” marks for the first time the entry of a woman in a Machete Mixtape.
Also present were Marracash, Fabri Fibra, Massimo Pericolo, Tedua, Shiva, Ghali and Sick Luke, Gemitaiz and Izi, often accompanied by the voice of Salmo, present in most of the songs in the mixtape.

A mix of the best Italian contemporary rap, accompanied by electronic beats typical of the crew, some tribute to the old school and also the presence of some newcomers who, according to these names, deserve to ride better stages, producer Young Miles is only 17 years old and faces the sacred monsters of Italian hip hop.

An impressive mixtape from every point of view, which does not chase the catchphrase or the hit, but which presents a valuable alternative to everything we’ve heard in recent years.

Enjoy your listening.

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10 videos you need in your life this week

10 videos you need in your life this week

Claudia Maddaluno · 7 months ago · Music

ROSALÍA – F*cking Money Man (Milionària + Dio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero)

Maybe ROSALÍA started counting all the money she earned in the last period and wanted to say that being a Milionaria is a problem: “One day you want to be a millionaire and the next day burn everything, in reality, how much does money matter? It seems so pure to look for it as to deny it, and I think we’ve all felt love-hate for money once.”
The first part of the video stars ROSALÍA as a contestant on a game show where she rakes in large sums of cash. In the second part we find the Spanish singer performing under a cash shower.

Post Malone – Goodbyes ft. Young Thug

At first it looks like Grease, then it becomes Zombie IV.

Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me

“I wanna thank me for believing in me. I wanna thank me for doing all this hard work. I wanna thank me for having no days off. I wanna thank me for never quitting”. The video is a bit self-referential, but Snoop Dogg can do anything.

Oscar Lang – Hey ft. Alfie Templeman

The perfect tune to whistle this summer walking with the arms behind your back. Oscar Lang’s new track Hey is accompanied by one of the most psychedelic and stupid videos ever.

Dreamville – Revenge (Documentary)

J. Cole’s new Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III is out today and here is the documentary called Revenge which captures the sessions behind the album.

Yuna, Little Simz – Pink Youth

Written and directed by Esteban Valdez, the animated video for Yuna’s new track Pink Youth (ft. Little Simz) stars the former saving the world from forces trying to capture all colour and hope from humanity. “When I was younger, I remember a lot of people didn’t believe in me just because I was a girl trying to do something amazing … this song is for all the girls out there who never got the encouragement and support they deserve“.

Divino Niño – Flamingo

Love everything in this video.

Bat For Lashes – Kids In The Dark

We don’t fully understand the dark side of this romantic new video for Kids In The Dark. So, if you have an epiphany, let us know.

Mae Muller – Anticlimax

The spell of the week.

Stand By Me (dal film La mia vita con John F. Donovan di Xavier Dolan)

Even if it’s not a music video, seeing it will do you good.
– for all the times that you didn’t give a hug, that you didn’t said anything, that you haven’t told the truth.

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People Are Losing It Over Dustin & Suzie’s Song On Stranger Things 3

People Are Losing It Over Dustin & Suzie’s Song On Stranger Things 3

Claudia Maddaluno · 7 months ago · Music

A few days ago the British pop star Limahl posted a status on Instagram in which he said that his song NeverEnding Story surprisingly reached a new peak in streaming plays in the last week (after 35 years from its release) and that this could happen thanks to Stranger Things 3.

In the final episode of season 3, the authors of the beloved Netflix series have chosen to feature the theme song from the cult classic ’80s film, reopening a newfound interest in the iconic song.

The singer Christopher Hamill aka Limahl says he didn’t watch the hit series and that his 23yr old nephew Josh messaged him to say that his NeverEnding Story song is being featured in Stranger Things 3. So he only watched the duet scene featuring Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) and his girlfriend Suzie (Gabriella Pizzolo) and was so touched that he thanked Netflix for giving the song a chance to reach a whole new audience.

YouTube reports that the daily views of his original music video have totaled an increase of 800% on July 6, while Spotify confirms that the streams of the track soared about 825% compared to the previous week.

Moreover, this is not the first time that Netflix gives a second chance to Limahl’s music.

Last Christmas, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch featured his hit Too Shy in the series original soundtrack and it was also a surprise for the singer because, as he explained to EW, “I had nothing to do with the licensing“.

But this time it’s different because people are losing it over Dustin and Suzie singing “NeverEnding Story” on Stranger Things 3 final episode.

The duet scene moves us because that’s the first time we meet the character of Dustin’s long distance girlfriend Suzie, the one that he can’t stop talking about throughout the season.
We only know her in the finale when it’s revealed that Suzie is an actual human and not an imaginary friend Dustin created.

Suzie finally asks the Dustin call on the radio and helps him and his friend to save the world giving the numbers in Planck’s constant. But she first forced his boyfriend to sing a duet of NeverEnding Story‘s theme song with her.

The moment is a surprise romantic break to the tension of the final episode and it’s one of the best moments ever seen on Stranger Things 3.

Everything smells like 1985, not only for the memory of Falkon the luckdragon woken up by this song: the set design of Suzie’s bedroom, the walkie talkies also remind us that era.

If we go on YouTube to see that scene several times it’s because we are true romantic lads or because we are hopeless nostalgic retromaniacs in love with our past. Maybe it happens because, now that these episodes are over, we want to live again the emotions of this third season. In my opinion, the best one so far.

We could have also another reason for it.

In this wonderful storytelling and in this huge amount of 80’s quotes that Stranger Things gives to us, we are happy to find the same, reassuring, truth already present in NeverEnding Story: in the struggle between good and evil, only the love will save the world.

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10 videos you need in your life this week

10 videos you need in your life this week

Claudia Maddaluno · 7 months ago · Music

070 Shake – Nice To Have

Being caught in traffic under a tunnel is one of my worst nightmares.
In this video Dani Moon aka 070 Shake is the cause of the jam, after an accident between her and a flowe truck. The images documenting the incident may hurt your sensitivity but they are also dramatically beautiful.

Devendra Banhart – Abre Las Manos

I admit that it’s not the prettiest video, because it collects a series of Caracas’ pictures taken by amateur flickr accounts.
But the song… the song is a masterpiece!

Mereba – Sandstorm ft. JID

The visual shows the inevitable end of a relationship through a beautiful black and white filter. The director Dawit N.M. explores this instrospection with a series of cinematic shots in which he captures also the back elegance and the natural beauty.

Jay Som – Tenderness

Take a sit and enjoy the fluffy 70s atmosphere created by Jay Som.

Slow Hollows – Come Back In

You have to press play twice: the first time to watch the picturesque sunset, the second time to listen to this dreamy track by Slow Hollows with your eyes closed.

Marika Hackman – the one

A video dedicated to all those who work in the office and would gladly set fire to all those damn photocopiers.

Lusine – Not Alone (feat. Jenn Champion)

The video for Luisine’s Not Alone shows the mental journey of a hacker struggling with a virtual experiment finalized to connect her mind with a computer. It is a scary scenario but we know that it is not too far from reality.

Vendredi sur Mer – Chewing-Gum

VHS cassettes, telephone booths, retromania: in this video the French pop artist revives her first love story, rewinding the tape only to be able to turn the painful moments into happy moments.

GEMITAIZ & MADMAN – Veleno 7

Speaking of vintage taste, even the new video by Gemitaiz and Madman contains references to the 80s and the 90s. The two, in fact, imagine themselves protagonists of vintage cult film like Home Alone and Ghostbusters.

Bon Iver – Faith

Bon Iver have announced a new album called i,i, out August 30 and we are already crying.

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Blood Orange Flies On The Wings of Angel’s Pulse

Blood Orange Flies On The Wings of Angel’s Pulse

Claudia Maddaluno · 6 months ago · Music

Last year, in her profile of Blood Orange for The New York Times magazine, Lizzy Goodman defines Dev Hynes as the archetype of a new model of artist, whose main talent is his ability to”assert his identity as an absence of one, to express his creative gifts while committing fully to none of them“. 

Blood Orange, like Donald Glover (also quoted by Goodman), has the gift of being unique, but at the same time completely divisible into different personalities, and for this reason so flexible and versatile. Unmistakable as well as unmistakable. This “gift” allowed him to be the visible and invisible hand of numerous projects (otherwise very different from each other) and to create his own identity in personal works like Freetown Sound, Negro Swan and the last (but his first) Angel’s Pulse mixtape.

Once again with this new project, which Hynes defines as a sort of epilogue of the previous Negro Swan, we realize how good he is at exploring all his personalities and all of the sides of Hynes’ sound and channeling them into his productions in a way that is far from uncertain and fragmented.

What I want to say is that although Angel’s Pulse in its mixtape nature gives Blood Orange the chance to be even more eclectic and free to mix all his colorful influences on the palette, the product still has a compact homogeneity and a recognizable artistic identity.

The arrangements and productions of the songs on Angel’s Pulse feels as light as angel feathers: some compositions recall the R&B of the 90s, other melodies emphasized by nostalgic synths take us back to the 80s, while the choice of collaborators is another reflection of randomness and idiosyncrasy of the project. Toro Y Moi, Arca, Ian Isiah, Tinashe, Joba and Kelsey Lu help the artist to experience the formless material of mixtape.

Even in this loose mood, there are also the touching themes that characterize Hynes’s writing, but in his previous albums, they had a more unitary and intentional narrative than now. In these 14 tracks, Blood Orange feels free to fly on the wings of Angel’s Pulse, combining gospel with rap, and dance music with psych-rock in less than half an hour and giving us a finished product with infinite possibilities.

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