As much as I am constantly and actively seeking out new sounds, Music has a funny way of finding ME. It’s really a mysterious and beautiful thing. That was the case with my new favourite 2 piece group from Los Angeles, MechaChief. So as it happens, I was on SoundCloud one day about 6 months ago listening to this amazing (& young!) band out of New York called Show Me The Body – I think they were shown to me by my mate Hak but I honestly don’t remember anymore. So I’m going hard on their SoundCloud, listening to the few songs they had up over and over, (Special Mention: ‘Death Sounds’ by them is my absolute favourite) when something else entirely starts playing. See, SoundCloud has this cool feature where when you reach the end of an artist’s songs, they will randomly begin playing music they feel is in a similar vein. This is the song I heard and I was instantly hooked like a junkie:
[Creative Source – I’d Find You Anywhere – 1976: Sampled on ‘Wouldn’t Get Far’ – The Game ft. Kanye West – 2006]
Kanye West may be the most polarizing artist of our generation. It seems every move he makes has the media in uproar and someone on the internet mad enough to churn out these hilariously cruel memes with passionate finesse. He has pop culture and society completely divided. His brand doesn’t come with a moderate setting, and that is apparent in the public perception of him – You either love him or you hate him.
I love him. I always have.