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Sonic Selection

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Sonic Selection: Keri Hilson – “Alienated”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Atlanta R&B songstress and Grammy nominee Keri Hilson (@misskeribaby).  Keri Hilson – “Alienated” A scrapped single during the last legs of her debut album In a Perfect World…, “Alienated” is a wistful love letter laid upon heavy beats and futuristic synths provided by producer Cory Bold. The mid-tempo track is tailor-made for radio, … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: The Killers – “When You Were Young”

Today’s Sonic Selection is an older track from Las Vegas alt-rock band The Killers (@thekillers).  The Killers – “When You Were Young” The lead single from their second studio album Sam’s Town, “When You Were Young” marks a musical coming-of-age for The Killers, as they improved significantly upon their debut with a more mature sound. The heavy … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Kanye West – “Everything I Am”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from controversial Chicago MC/producer Kanye West (@kanyewest). Kanye West – “Everything I Am” One of the highlights of his critically-acclaimed album Graduation, Kanye West returns to his soul-sample roots in his introspective narrative, “Everything I Am.” Accompanied by the scratches of the legendary DJ Premier, Kanye laments the downside of his celebrity over … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Lloyd Banks – “Check Me Out”

Today’s Sonic Selection is the latest track from G-Unit veteran Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks). Lloyd Banks – “Check Me Out” The return of Lloyd Banks to the Sonic Selection mix is a promotional single that marks another collaboration with producer Cardiak, responsible for the hit “Start It Up” from The Hunger For More 2. Sharing similarities … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Phoenix – “Girlfriend”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Grammy Award-winning French alt-rock group Phoenix (@WeArePhoenix).  Phoenix – “Girlfriend” In utilizing elaborate production, Phoenix keeps the spirit of Electric Light Orchestra alive with tracks like today’s Sonic Selection. The layered guitars provide a choral backdrop to lead singer Thomas Mars’ harmonic musings on relationships. “Girlfriend” offers nothing in the … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from critically-acclaimed G-Unit wordsmith Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks) with vocals and production from the multi-talented Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie).  Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful” Meaty drums, slick synthesizers, and a classy piano loop serve as the backdrop to Lloyd Banks’ raspy narrative of late-night escapades. “So Forgetful” is the perfect … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Kid Cudi ft. Chip Tha Ripper – “Hyyerr”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from alt-hip-hop artist and G.O.O.D. Music signee Kid Cudi (@wizardcud) with an assist from Cleveland native Chip Tha Ripper (@Chip216). Kid Cudi ft. Chip Tha Ripper – “Hyyerr” The penultimate track on Kid Cudi’s 2009 debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day, “Hyyerr” is a visual tapestry packaged into R&B … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Passion Pit – “The Reeling”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from critically-acclaimed electro-pop group, Passion Pit (@passionpit).  Passion Pit – “The Reeling”   The fourth single from their 2009 release Manners, “The Reeling” is a throwback to the decadent dance scene of the ’70s and ’80s, complete with layered synthesizers and random sound effects. The high-pitched vocals and vague lyrics mirror … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Ryan Leslie – “Something That I Like”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from multi-talented, award-winning singer/songwriter/producer/insert-your-job-here extraordinaire, Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie)! Ryan Leslie – Something That I Like The rich instrumentation and liberal use of the harp are some of the first things to catch your ear on the track. Rarely do producers get away with experimentation on a mainstream release, but Ryan Leslie … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Washington, D.C. native Wale (@Wale) with an assist from contemporary-R&B heavyweight Lloyd (@Lloyd_YG) and their take on a classic new-jack swing track.  Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill” If you remember ’80s R&B group Guy and their single “Let’s Chill,” this track should sound familiar, as the production samples and … Continue reading