curated music


Have you ever found yourself wanting a metric ton of DAI music? Have you ever thought to yourself, aw man, DAI’s soundtrack was 15 hours shorter than I wanted it to be? If that sounds like you, then this is a link for you.

I’ve ripped all the music from this game - that is, all the ambient snippets of music that you hear while running around in the world, and all the music that happens in cutscenes - and it turns out there’s 16 hours (1.6 gigs) of it.

(- here’s the download link -)

So if you’ve found yourself wishing you had the heaps of music that never made it to the official soundtrack, you can now roll around in hours of it. 


GUCCI PRE-FALL 2017: “SOUL SCENE” - creative director: Alessandro Michele - art director: Christopher Simmonds - photography: Glen Luchford - hair: Paul Hanlon - makeup: Yadim Carranza  - models: Nicole Atieno, Elibeidy, Bakay Diaby & Keiron Berton Caynes plus 25 professional dancers

  • “Inspired by the portraiture of Malian artist Malick Sidibé, who photographed local nightlife and youth culture in his hometown of Bamako, the campaign explores the freedom of expression found in music and dance. Set in dancehall and rich, colorful, make-shift studios, the images capture a group of men and women dancing passionately and posing for photographs. Referencing the spirit of England’s underground Northern Soul movement of the 60’s, with its distinctive, athletic dance moves and exuberant social scene, the images by Glen Luchford are dynamic, vibrant and spontaneous.” - Gucci

Programmers are praising Styles’ new direction, as the song starts at No. 29 on the Pop Songs chart.

“Sign of the Times,” Harry Styles’ solo debut single apart from One Direction, has soared onto pop radio.

After three full days of availability, “Sign” (released at midnight ET Friday, April 7, on Columbia Records), launches at No. 29 on Billboard’s Pop Songs airplay chart dated April 22 (which encompasses plays on 167 U.S. mainstream top 40 stations, as measured by Nielsen Music, in the April 3-9 tracking week). It opens with nearly 2,000 detections at the format, translating to a pop radio audience of 16 million.

All charts will update tomorrow, April 11, on

Programmers playing the song, which exudes a heaviness in both its rock-leaning sound and lyrics, say that even as it’s a departure from the gloss and tempo of much of today’s top 40, as well as 1D’s catalog, “Sign” is an obvious fit for the format. In fact, some say, it’s off to a good start in large part because of its distinctive feel.

“What a dynamic pivot. Mash The Beatles with Oasis and you’ve got Harry’s song,” says Kid Kelly, SiriusXM’s vp of music programming, which includes the pop-formatted Hits 1 channel. “Atypical? Perhaps. Forward-thinking? Absolutely. As far as the texture, outlier-styled songs have never frightened me, as it’s that uniqueness that I gravitate toward in hopes of providing maximum variety to our listeners.”

Phil Guerini, vp music strategy Disney Channels Worldwide and gm Radio Disney Networks, also asserts that “Sign of the Times” is atypical for the sound of many pop stations. “I not only think it can be a hit, but hope that it’s a massive one, in as much as it encourages other artists, labels and programmers to expand what is considered viable at mainstream radio today.”

Notably, Kelly, Guerini and other programmers played “Sign” in its original 5-minute, 40-second-long version Friday; “We’re all in or we’re not at all,” Kelly says. Columbia subsequently serviced a 4-minute, 8-second-long edit Saturday.

“There’s no question Harry wanted to make a statement and set himself apart from his past work,” says Chris Patyk, KEGY San Diego program director. Per that past, One Direction has tallied 13 Pop Songs entries, including three top 10s: its No. 3-peaking 2012 debut “What Makes You Beautiful”; “Story of My Life,” which hit No. 4 in 2014; and the No. 6 hit “Drag Me Down” in 2015. And, only one of those 13 songs started higher than the No. 29 bow for “Sign” (“Steal My Girl,” No. 27, 2014). “The response so far from our listeners is that they like ["Sign”] because it is different. A few weren’t One Direction fans to begin with and like the song.“ Looking ahead, Patyk says, "Ultimately, the listeners are our jury and, right now, there’s definite interest.”

“Sign” is a “great example of how music curators and music consumers don’t put boundaries on what a hit record is supposed to sound like,” muses Michael Martin, KMVQ San Francisco PD. “The only people putting music in lanes is the industry. Harry has come out of the solo gate with a rich, intricate and heartfelt smash. It’s bigger than any one format lane; it’s a cultural moment, which is what pop radio is supposed to capture.” - Billboard

U R B A N ~ W I T C H  [spotify playlist]

I haven’t seen any urban/chill witchy playlists, so I made my own. There’s 70+ songs in the playlist so I won’t bother listing them all, but it’s a grab bag of experimental, ambient, chillhop, and some jazz-inspired electronic with artists like CFCF, Mujo, and o k h o. 

4+ hours of chill musical goodness, curated by yours truly for all your urban witch needs.

anonymous asked:

Hallo, do you know any other songs that you feel connect to certain books/scenes, and if so what are they?

Mhm…there’s so many songs and books…

Just going off my Heroes of Olympus playlist.. the song I feel like works SO well for Percabeth is Love in the Middle of a Firefight - Dillon Francis and Brandon Urie

Revolution - Trading Yesterday is and always will be Harry Potter for me!

Icarus - Bastille completely captures the vibe of The Infernal Devices to me. I wasn’t even listening to the song but as I was reading I just instantly thought of this song and it’s stuck ever since. 

I have playlists for A Court of Thrones and Roses, Throne of Glass, The Infernal Devices, The Marauders, Heroes of Olympus, Arrow, The 100, Danny Phantom, and Harry Potter if you want to take a listen to any of them

‘Sign’ is a great example of how music curators and music consumers don’t put boundaries on what a hit record is supposed to sound like. The only people putting music in lanes is the industry. Harry has come out of the solo gate with a rich, intricate and heartfelt smash. It’s bigger than any one format lane; it’s a cultural moment, which is what pop radio is supposed to capture.
—  Michael Martin (Program Director for San Francisco’s Top 40 station KMVQ-FM)
Cillian Murphy introduces I Brake Horses
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy introduces I Brake Horses

In March 2011 Cillian was in Barcelona filming Red Lights and called in to pal Simon Raymonde’s Strangeways Radio show to introduce a song by his fave new band I Break Horses. A few months later he made a spooky guest appearance (with his Misterman beard) in their video for that song.

Simon Raymonde is the owner of record label Bella Union. I Break Horses is one of the label’s bands. M O N E Y is also on that label, and Cillian made his directorial debut on one of their music videos.  

anonymous asked:

thoughts on the rolling stone article? overall i thought it was fairly lowkey on the bs meter and thankfully focused the most on harry and his new album

Anonymous said:

What did you think about the Rolling Stone article? It could have been worse, right?

Welp, I was expecting that his promo would follow the established Zayn track in terms of the official narrative. But it was still very disappointing. I shouldn’t be surprised that many in the fandom are downplaying the obvious bullshit. Is it because it’s Harry and there’s the expectation of sincerity whereas we’re used to getting blatant lies from everyone else? Or is it because after Harry being muzzled for this long, it’s a big letdown for his official narrative to beam our exhausted asses back to 2012??

Let me be clear, this is no different than the Zayn articles we got. It’s the same awkward mix of official narrative nonsense and subtle as a sledgehammer rebranding. Harry is now the very deep hipster with well curated taste in music you’re not quite cool enough to be listening to. You are blessed that he’s sharing his philosophical musings with you. Same as how Zayn was rebranded as too damn cool for 1D. You were blessed that he shared his weed fueled musings with you. Yeah ok. It amazes me that people who are deep in the fandom think either narrative is authentic. And it’s not that Harry isn’t a deep hipster or that Zayn is naturally very cool. It that it’s soooo exaggerated because these days everything is written to an audience that is perceived to be rather dumb. It’s insulting.

One of the things that galled me the most was the latest outbreak of Herpes Haylor. I’m supposed to believe that the author thought reanimating that zombie that lived for 2 months 5 damn years ago was more intriguing than asking him about the more recent…

Really?? I know this is the elephant in the room. So in all honesty I didn’t expect this to be brought up. But don’t try to tell me that the new fans Harry is courting give a fuck about Haylor. What I hoped was that he’d be allowed to swerve on the whole thing. If you can’t discuss it honestly then let’s not discuss it at all, k? That’s obviously asking too much.

Also since when is evolved, woman respecting, Harry slut shaming women over the length of their skirts?? And a short skirt means you can’t bring her home to mother? What? The? Fuck? It happens every time with 1DHQ. They can’t frame their narratives from any pov other than sexism and misogyny. I’ve said before they are a very woman hating bunch of troglodytes. And he wrote songs about Kendall? Boring, vapid, vacuous, Kendall inspired uber-deep hipster Harry’s songwriting process? Lies! I hate, hate, hate, that Harry is being used to contribute to the mythos of this empty woman. Bitch, if you wanna be noted, do something noteworthy. Not cringeworthy (hello Pepsi debacle), but noteworthy. 

Another thing that bothers me is Ben Winston (and by extension James Corden) being allowed to use Harry’s feature to promo themselves. Not only that, but sleazy Ben is propping up the official narrative as well. That old story about Harry living in Ben’s attic was dredged up again. Because God forbid you think he was living with Louis. And not only that, the story has been embellished.

“He wasn’t always alone,” corrects Winston, “but it was exciting seeing the array of A-listers that would come up and sleep in the attic.”

Could he sound like any more of a creepy star fucker?? And lowkey imply that Harry just brought home strangers willy nilly and unannounced into his lovely quaint family home like he wasn’t raised right ?? I can’t stand him. And even if these words were put in his mouth, fuck him for allowing it.

So I think the fandom collectively has low standards if they’re ok with this. Because this article was crap. And it’s ok to call it crap. That’s no shade on Harry. Contrary to what many of you wanna believe, he’s still a cog in a machine much bigger than him. I’ll continue to enjoy Harry and the music and cheer for his success because regardless of the shadiness, he deserves to shine. Just understand that this article makes it crystal clear that Harry is in the same boat as the rest of 1D and that none of these guys are free from 1DHQ. That’s an unpleasant wake-up call, but it’s way past time to wake-up.

It’s time for more Driver-curated good-ass music to enjoy this fine summer! These playlists are themed around melancholy and nostalgia, but don’t worry about that too much. Just enjoy!

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 3

  1. “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers
  2. “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
  3. “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel
  4. “You’re My Home” by Billy Joel
  5. “California” by Joni Mitchell
  6. “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin
  7. “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & the Papas
  8. “On the Road to Find Out” by Cat Stevens
  9. “Home Again” by Carole King
  10. “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Led Zepplin
  11. “A House is Not a Motel” by Love
  12. “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield
  13. “Ventura Highway” by America
  14. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  15. “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones
  16. “Going Up the Country” by Canned Heat
  17. “Soldier of the Heart” by Judee Sill
  18. “It Never Rains in Southern California” by Albert Hammond
  19. “Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor
  20. “Fearless” by Pink Floyd
  21. “Desperado” by Eagles
  22. “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right" by Bob Dylan

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 4

  1. “Rockin’ Down the Highway” by The Doobie Brothers
  2. “L.A. Woman" by The Doors
  3. “Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band
  4. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Warren Zevon
  5. “Shake Your Moneymaker” by Fleetwood Mac
  6. “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry
  7. “Road Runner” by Bo Diddley
  8. “Iko Iko” by The Dixie Cups
  9. “I Feel The Earth Move” by Carole King
  10. “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones
  11. “Wasn’t Born to Follow” by The Byrds
  12. “The Weight” by The Band
  13. “The Vigilante” by Judee Sill
  14. “Baby Driver” by Simon & Garfunkel
  15. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  16. “Truckin'” by The Grateful Dead
  17. “Change of the Guard” by Steely Dan
  18. “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  19. “The Rocker” by Thin Lizzy
  20. “Have Love, Will Travel” by The Sonics
  21. “Highway Star” by Deep Purple
  22. “Children of the Revolution” by T. Rex

[Volumes 1 & 2]

In Sept 2013 Cillian Murphy hosted an episode of The Sound of Cinema on BBC Radio 6 Music. He created a soundtrack for a fantasy road-trip movie and it was a pretty great hour. Eclectic and weird and wonderful music picks and fun commentary:

Angelo Badalamenti » Conversation on Twin Peaks | Jonny Greenwood » Able-Bodied Seaman | John Martyn » Over the Hill | War on Drugs » Come to the City | Godspeed You Black Emperor! » East Hastings | Henry Blair» Sparky’s Magic Piano | Howlin’ Wolf » All In the Mood |  Bob Dylan » The Man In Me | Alexandre Desplat » De Rouille Et D'Os | JJ Cale » Soulin | The Beatles » Flying | Ennio Morricone » The Harvest  | King Creosote » Curtain Craft

(Cillian exited to the tune of Nick Cave’s Red Right Hand, of course)


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