The Norwegian indie-pop band Verdensrommet is back with another EP, and this time they’re joined by Emir Hindic, aka. Onge $ushimane (from the rap duo $ushi x Kobe). The EP features the track Aldri igjen (Never Again in English) and several remixes of the same. This is a track that essentially has no coherent structure or form and has random manifestations of multiple genres (electronica, ambient, hip hop, etc) coexisting and at times fighting for supremacy. It hits you hard and the remixes are as pleasingly diverse as chalk and cheese. Definitely not meant for a sunny afternoon stroll, but walk down some of the graffiti lined streets of a metropolis with this in your earphones after sunset and you’ll be one with your urbaniverse.
The whole EP can be streamed from: https://open.spotify.com/album/03dB87F294CPsspYKE0Ooa or the soundcloud link which you can figure out using the stuff we have embedded below.
Below are a few of our favourites from this EP:
Young Piff and Sandor have come up with 2 absolute delights in the last week. First is a super foray into electro for the wild frenzied energy of ‘Shake that Ass’. Have a listen and shake it if you feel it:
And then is this laidback cover of Bobby Blue band’s : Ain’t no love. Very chilled out to start with but gets quite intense as it goes along. Has to be one of their strongest yet:
Sometimes things fall into place, like Jameson and Gingerale! And some rhymes sound asinine, like the one you heard in the last line! However, the point is that some combinations work well! Our ‘band of honour’ for the day is the collaboration of Young Piff and Sandor. Young Piff is a producer, rapper, songwriter and hold your breath ‘an engineer’! 4 years of science to become an artist! Happens more often than you think! Yours truly here also labored through 4 years of electronics engineering to work on something completely unrelated! Anyway back to the artiste info; He was born in Nassau, Bahamas and except for the engineering degree, he seems to be self taught in the other areas of his expertise. His actual name is David Darville. His partner in crime on the latest compilation mixtape is Benjamin Hamilton aka ‘Sandor’. I have no further information on Sandor as of now but my usual outsourcing partners: the Interpol, Scotland Yard, CIA and Mossad are working overtime to help me get a better understanding about him. I promise further information once I receive it!
As for the music, it is space altering, time numbing, easy vibed hip hop. I haven’t heard anything of the sort, so comparisons are difficult. So please listen to a few samples yourselves and form your own independent opinions for a change:
If you like what you hear check out their website: http://www.youngpiff.com/. From there you can choose your preferred web 2.0 method to follow them. Cheers!
Warning: If you are a lazy person who simply showers in the morning, side parts his hair and uses the public transport to get to work this song isn’t for you. However, if you kick open your window, rope it down into your monster 2-door convertible, which is illegally parked aligned with your balcony, and break atleast 3 red lights on your way to wherever the road might take you, then this is probably the soundtrack for you. Because in one word it is Badass!
The artiste is UK based ‘Augustus Caesar’, but the song does say that he is originally Zimbabwean. The sound is a blend of rock and hip hop and the attitude is like Chris Gayle going out to bat (if you watch cricket) or reminiscent in some way of ‘Samurai Apocalpyse’, the character played by RZA in the TV series Californication.
So, enjoy the video and beware of stupendomachismo side-effects:
To listen to the song on soundcloud: