Top of the morning and here’s a new track for you to be hitting repeat on all day, “Warrior” featuring Mark Foster of Foster The People, rising songstress Kimbra and DJ/producer genius A-Trak. This collaboration is the latest from Converse’s three artists, one song series. The video is pretty cool too so don’t just listen, watch. Added bonus, the song is available as a free download by clicking here.
You may recall a Converse collaboration earlier this year “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000 of Outkast. Two more previous installations included “All Summer,” featuring Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Kid Cudi and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend and “I’m A Goner” featuring Matt and Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K.
It’s finally here, the official release of “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy. As part of Converse’s three artists, one song campaign in conjunction with a limited edition Check Taylor Gorillaz collection, the track is a powerhouse of talent and a good one! Bonus: click HERE to download the song courtesy of Converse.
Until the official video is released, here is a behind the scenes look at the making of it.
Last week was a musical bonanza for me beginning and ending with the Black Keys. Having not seen the guys live before, getting a chance to see them twice in seven days was quite a treat. The first show was a corporate event so while it was a phenomenal show it was tame and all business. I much preferred last night’s performance, full of energy and getting the chance to see a real rock show (something seems to be lost nowadays). I was also mad excited as Big Boi was the opener last night and he definitely didn’t disappoint. The 45 minute set featuring numerous Outkast classics and some off his highly acclaimed Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi had the packed house bouncing their heads and breaking into several sing-a-longs during “B.O.B.,” “Ms. Jackson” and “I Like The Way You Move.” Primed and ready for the Keys, it was fast paced and electric once Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney hit the stage. Running through a gamut of tracks including “Chop and Change” and “Tighten Up,” I personally have to say my favorite of the night was hearing “Howlin’ For You” live.
At first I was skeptical of seeing them perform in a modified ballroom but it actually sounded good. And check out the gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of Erik Kabik of Retna/ErikKabik.com.
Does anyone else miss Andre 3000? I for one sure do. I definitely didn’t see this one coming but Ke$ha was able to tap Dre and his irreplaceable voice for the remix of “Sleazy.” His verse is at the beginning so…..
(If you only want to listen to Andre’s verse)
Big Boi is talented as hell and keeps cranking out jams but I can’t help but wish Andre 3000 was back in the fold for the return of OutKast and that his long rumored solo album eventually drops (Big Boi claims a new OutKast album once Dre drops his solo LP).