Tag Archives: Kid Sister

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: music

12 Jan

I’ve been waiting for new music from Kid Sister for awhile now, I’m always surprised that there’s not more buzz around her.  Yesterday she dropped a new mixtape called Kiss Kiss Kiss, mixed by Nick Catchdubs from Fool’s Gold Records, and there’s an even heavier dance element, which is fun.  If you’ve read my blog from the accordingtojay days, you’ll know I always throw some Kid Sister into my workout playlist.  Now I think I’m just going to play Kiss Kiss Kiss in its entirety for my workout because its high energy pretty much from beginning to end. With the new year everyone is motivated to hit the gym; if you need music like I do, this will keep your cardio up.

It’s a free download so you have no excuse!

Oh and for the Gucci Mane fans, he makes an appearance.

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album of the week: 12.07.09

8 Dec

For those that don’t know, outside of managing DJ Dummy, i’m back in school getting a second Bachelors. Instead of learning boring but useful Business and Marketing, I’m learning Photography!  I love it, but December means it’s the end of the semester, which means FINALS; that means things are more than hectic.

I’ve finally gotten some sleep so I don’t need Kid Sister’s Ultraviolet album to keep me up. But what that does mean, is i need something that will keep me sane, centered, and level-headed. The album to do that is Radiohead’s In Rainbows (sorry Imeem doesn’t have the entire album). In Rainbows is an album that i have literally listened to every single solitary week since the November 2007 release where you could pay whatever you wanted, even nothing. (i payed for mine ;0) ) I love Radiohead, but there’s something in particular about In Rainbows that just gets my head right. I’m not sure what it is, maybe it’s just the perfect balance of upbeat and mellow…or maybe because when it came out I was in a major personal transition…i don’t know. But whatever it is, the album is a roborant remedy for me. That’s why it’ll be the album of the week. If you’ve been under some boulders, i’d advise checking it out.

-J

taking in some ultraviolet.

3 Dec

omg, what a week, so far! i’ve only slept 2 hours in the last 60+ hours!!!

…fortunately i’m not Stressed Out. Mostly because i’ve been listening to Kid Sister’s Ultraviolet album. All last week I was listening to Brazilian music, then from Thanksgiving onward, Kid Sister has taken over my life.
Ultraviolet is my new workout album for December…but its quickly turning into my keep me awake and upbeat album. (just a few minutes separates me with my pillow, i can’t wait!)

As I digress…I know i’m a few days late but Kid Sister’s Ultraviolet is the album of the week.  Don’t get me wrong, it not some prolific album or something. At 1st listen my music snobbery was peaked and i began to judge, plus i didn’t know anything about Kid Sister. But i found the Dance…Hip-Hop/Bass…Bending/Dance…what ever genre they’d like to call it… album infectious; its simple, but i keep putting it back on.  It’s the Southern girl in me; I’m just happy that someone is updating the southern 90s energy into something that isn’t nauseating …or maybe that’s how Chi-town rolls and i didn’t know all this time.  Regardless, good shit!

Let Me Bang 2009 is my fav…that’s my vibe…and Kid Sister seems relatable, refreshing!  Pro Nails (featuring Kanye) was released a looong time ago, but i sure nuff did my nails after listening to it, hahaha.  Day Dreaming is a nice way to transition that kind of MGNT vibe; Cee-lo was a nice addition.  And I like You Aint Really Down, it seems like an ode to 90s R&B (sounded like Michel’le jumped on for a few notes, lol), I wonder if more singing will be incorporated in the next album? hmmm… that could be fun. There are a  few weak, album-filler songs, but over all, you can’t help to just feel lighter when you listen to Ultraviolet…that’s what Dance is supposed to do, right?

– J