"I don't want to time travel no more..."


8 Abr 2010, 5:23

Between playing the hell out of the new Erykah Badu album New Amerykah Pt. 2 - Return of the Ankh, reading about time travel in Slaughterhouse-Five, and getting caught in a musical loop playing dope tracks over and over I thought it would be cool to make a list of songs with "timeless" in the title.

Illa J - Timeless

This is the track that started my whole riff. I must have listened to this song on repeat for forever and a day (38 times according to the scrobbler) and it keeps getting better. It's simplicity (those keys!) and J's vocals keep me coming back. Dude is a decent emcee but I think I like his singing so much more...and the lyrics here definitely vibe with me. I've been spending a lot of "time outside my mind" lately...

J-Live - Timeless

Ain't nothing like one of my favorite emcees over a tight beat. I like how J speaks on his love for hiphop, his history with it, and how we all strive for that 'classic" status. This has got to be one of my favorite all time tracks from him. It's a shame more rappers don't follow in his footsteps.

Sergio Mendes - Timeless

A nice collab right here with Sergio and India Arie. More classic artists should work with their new school counterparts like this. Imagine a couple tracks from Herbie Hancock and Madlib!

Goldie - Timeless

Listening to this takes me back when I was heavy into drum&bass and upbeat electronica stuff (think 10th grade). Even though I'm more into the slower downtempo and housey things out there now (blame my Fat Jon addiction) this is still remarkably ill. I may have to do some more reminiscing.

Do As Infinity - Timeless

Is it me or could this be an anime intro/theme song (Bleach anyone?)? If you haven't figured it out by now I did a lot of song searching to find nice tracks to fit with my "timeless" theme. It doesn't hurt that I kinda like this one ^_^

John Abercrombie - Timeless

This is on some extrasolar existential see-you-later-space-cowboy spiritual experience ish. Enjoy!

The La's - Timeless Melody

Yeah, so I cheated a bit with this one (don't mind the "melody") but I was drawn in the by lead singer's vocals. Hauntingly powerful yet still poppy in that "my so called life" kinda way. I viewed some of the live versions on the tubez and they made me even more of a believer. "Obey your mind" and check em out.

In Flames - Timeless

Two words. So Sampleable. Who would've guessed this is from a heavy metal band? Shhhh...don't tell anyone if you hear this chopped up in a CJ Monk track. Big shouts to Last.fm for the random find!

Bonus tracks: Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Songs from the Suite for Ma Dukes

In keeping with the theme, the live vids of this orchestra covering Dilla beats are from the Timeless series last year that put hiphop artists, mostly DJs, with jazz and classical artists (man I wish I was there!). Peep the series website for more info.

I randomly found these videos during my "timeless" search and I swear my brain fell out after I figured out that the orchestra was playing hoc n pucky - one of the wildest Slum Village tracks from Fantastic, Vol. 1. And then came "Angel"....and I had/have no words...all I can say is that it's the best live rendition of a hiphop track I've EVER heard (and my peoples know how I feel about live hiphop!)! I just ask that when you watch these vids make sure you have your volume way up (with the subwoofer at max) and that you're prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor. Cop the Suite for Ma Dukes EP and DVD ASAP.


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