Welcome to Domo DJ, my first attempt at making an MP3 rotation site. I'm not a big fan of MP3 rotation sites, because usually they feature music that I don't like, so I decided to start my own in the hopes of filling a niche that the rest of you, similar to me, may be in. Anyway, the usual rules apply here. The files offered are seriously for evaluation purposes, because most of the music I'm posting is underground hip-hop, or music from a different language (may or may not be underground). For those unfamiliar with these genres/languages, I strongly urge you to check them out. Who knows, maybe you'll like them and support them in the future? Worst case scenario: you'll become a bit more cultured and have broadened your music tastes. Usually I'll post about 5 songs a week, with probably 2 in English, and the rest in 3 different languages. Note that the songs are taken down after a week, but they are still archived in case you would like to see what I recommended in the past. To download, right click the link and choose "Save As" or whatever it says in your browser.
March, 2004. Week 2.
.:' looptroop / the struggle continues / the stuggle continues
.:' 4:27 / 6.42
"Everyday you give your more to receive your less, I know it's hard to believe that mess, (So) when you get home and you feel depressed, (Just) put on my tape and relieve the stress." Aside from the fact that this song is considerably one of Looptroop's finest (I mean, it is the title track of the album), it is also one of the most inspirational songs I've ever heard. Simply said, this song was the perfect antidote for Thomas' manical moods; interwoven with a somewhat unusual rhythm and melody are the words that one needs to hear when their mind is stressed from their own daily tribulations. In a nutshell? When you're down, Looptroop says the words that people won't.
prophetix / high risk / gravitatin ':.
3:39 / 5.26 ':.
"Um, yo sh't is banging. We already played it like, seven times already man... So I just wanted to call you, and give you your props on that." Christina hit the brass brazilians on the flop when she said that this song is banging. It's absolutely the perfect party track, with bumping beats, lyrics that flow perfectly to no end, and one of the best songs Prophetix has put out. I must warn you though, this song can get easily played out since it is extremely addicting :o.
.:' cb mass / mass appeal / shout out (remix)
.:' 3:23 / 4.88
"I could tell you lotsa things that'll make you believe..." And you'd believe it CB Mass told you that this is a must-hear song. To start, the beats and rhythm follow CB Mass' traditional style very closely; even if you had never heard this song before, if you've heard CB Mass, you'll know it's them. Because the song is in Korean, for the most part, I can't give you much input on the lyrics. Then again, I've never been partial to them because of their lyrics, but rather for their originality and beats instead. Unlike Gravitatin, this is a song that won't be played out too quickly.
l'assemblee / du coin de l'oeil / du coin de l'oeil ':.
4:02 / 3.87 ':.
"C'est dans la mémoire des autres que nous apprenons qui nous sommes." Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with L'Assemblee to give you a background on the group, but if you're on the French scene at all, you'll recognize the name, and perhaps some members of it, such as Ironik, Narkoi, and Son-G. With its creative use of the violin, well synchonized beats and lyrics, "Du Coin De L'Oeil" will seem to overwhelm you with its musicality, and one will tend to overlook the exceptionally well written lyrics embedded into the song. If you understand French, this song conveys a similar feeling to that of "The Struggle Continues."
.:' sae / asu no blue wing (single) / asu no blue wing
.:' 4:27 / 6.42
Asu No Blue Wing is the opening to the rather peculiar anime, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue. I can't say much for the anime itself (because I fail to grasp the words that can even remotely describe it), and the same applies to the song. Although it is similar to your typical JPop, something about this song just strikes me as being different. Perhaps it's the guitar rifts, or the cowbell (I believe that's a cowbell, or rather, various cowbells), but I was hooked the first time I heard it on the anime; overall, the music from the anime is as good as or better than that of .Hack//Sign and Noir. If you watch anime, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. To finish, I just have one thing to say: I need more cowbell!!!!
Mitch's Weekly Pick
robert randolph and the family band / unclassified / i need more love ':.
3:42 / 5.33 ':.
At Mitch's request, I've added a lil section for his 'weekly picks.' Formally, Mitch should be the one providing the description here, because.. Well, it's his corner :o. Regardless, this is a pretty good song. It's unlike the others above, in that this is funk and not hip-hop or what-not. It kinda reminds me of the Jackson Sisters' "I Believe in Miracles," but with a different twist. Like Pepsi and Pepsi Twist. Except this song doesn't pale in comparison to its counterpart, as does the latter. In any case, if you've never really heard much funk before, this is definitely a good introduction for you.