Svetlana, Peter and I are too busy with something that may or may not have to do with Gianni Versace and the ghosts of Italian diplomats to do the video this week. Enter local producer, promoter and man about town Kevin Lance Murray.
And today, you get not one- but TWO jams.
1. Wiz Khalifa – Kid Frankie
Song is perfect for a drive through the city or any activity coupled with mind elevation; I especially love Wiz’ anti-blunt sentiment which I also share and hold dear to my heart. Also, Wiz is of the dope new crop of emcees that experiment with production choices as well as lyrical stylings. I think its ubiquitously understood that the sweet glass that is the real star of the video.
2. deadmau5 & Kaskade – I remember
There is a ton of dialogue in this video which would usually be a bad thing but Stephen Graham’s “10 Commandments of Proper Raving” is well worth the suspension of sound. The song itself is a perfect soundtrack to graceful hedonism. Commandment 6, “reject the mainstream” proves a bit odd considering that both deadmau5 and Kaskade are considered mainstream/pop in much of the dance music community. This record makes me think of marathon make-outs in Miami (alliteration not intended).