I don’t typically delve into EDM in my “Song of the Day” posts. It’s not that I don’t dig electronic music, it’s more that I just don’t know EDM as intimately as other genres (and it’s so vast these days). But, man, Four Tet just nails a sound I really love.
Check out this full live set from Tokyo:
Technically this post should be called “Set of the Day” since this is more than a song, but at least it’s all one track.
And just for kicks, here’s a little bonus round I recently came across where Four Tet takes only samples from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and creates a new tune in a matter of 10 minutes:
Not the best tune, but man, talk about editing mastery.
Their new album is really solid too. It’s a mix of beautiful acoustic gems (like the one I flagged here recently) along with a couple bluesy romps and some African-influenced world grooves reminiscent of Tinariwen.
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in NYC and it just feels like a bluegrass kind of day today. I recently downloaded some new (to me) bluegrass, including The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, and some older Jerry Douglas. Here are a few favorite video selections to celebrate a sunny spring day:
One of my favorite Jerry Douglas tunes:
The Greensky guys doing their take on the Grateful Dead’s famous two-song segment (“Chinacat Sunflower” –> “I Know Your Rider”):
The Infamous Stringdusters doing a bluegrassified version of U2’s “In God’s Country” (one of my favorites off of the 2nd — and somewhat underrated — half of Joshua Tree):