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. 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.
Weekly Note: This time around, I'm putting up something special. I'm in a weird mood, so don't nit-pick at me right now. Just recently, I've fallen in love with Japanese Indies. Yes, before, it was English Indies, now it's Japanese. And I just have to say I love it to death :o. White people -- aka indie fans -- will really want to check this stuff out.
July, 2004. Week 4.
.:' bloodthirsty butchers / birdy / jack nicolson
.:' 4:40 / 4.27
Contrary to the group's name and to the title, Jack Nicolson (yes the title is actually spelled that way) has very little to do exactly with the actor counterpart. Granted, the character in the music video was probably meant to look like him, but that is where the similarities end. Though I can't vouch for the lyrics (though I do have them, well sadly, I can't read Japanese), the song is still quite awesome beyond its incessant screaming vocals and its heavy electrical guitar rifts. In fact, the style of the lyrics seem to complement the song quite nicely, and if you watch the music video (assuming you haven't), you'll notice that the song seems to sync up with it brilliantly. Of all of these songs, I probably like this one the best :).
drumkan / drumkan / something ':.
5:20 / 7.33 ':.
Straight off, the problem with Something is its title. As I quickly found out, discussing this song with someone else is nearly impossible because, well, it's so vague! Case in point:
Person: I like this song except for the fact that it sounds like something by the All American Rejects, or Something Corporate, or something like that.
Thing: Do you mean that 'something' song? Do All American Rejects or Something Corporate have a song called 'something,' or something?
Person: Yes I was referring to something... I mean, "something". That song name is SO inconvenient.
Anyways, do you see where I'm going with this? So yeah. But Something is really something (pun intended -- is it me, or does the word 'something' look really weird to you now?). Again, it's Japanese, so I can't critique the lyrics, but otherwise, it's a great song, with, as stated in that conversation above, all the things that you'd expect to hear from an American group like All American Rejects or Something Corporate or what have you.
.:' art-school / boys don't cry / butterfly kiss
.:' 3:32 / 4.87
For some reason, this group reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins. Why? Listen to this song. It sounds remarkably like that song, "Tonight, Tonight." Of course, this being in Japanese -- even so, they still manage to throw out, "Tonight... Tonight..." in the lyrics of the song (maybe that's why I think they're so similar? I need to listen to that Smashing Pumpkins song again. Wow, when was the last time anyone did that? But that's a rant for another day). Anyhow, the song is still very good, even if it really is an imitation. Quite an enjoyable listen, and much easier on the ears than say, Jack Nicolson.
polyABC / homing pidgeon / fog ':.
3:42 / 5.10 ':.
I don't know why, but I just love this song as well. It's just... Good, for a lack of a better term. Yes, it's typical indies-type music, but isn't what this whole post is about? Well now I'm just rambling. Anyways, FOG is a bit brighter and more upbeat than the former songs, so it's a good addition to the mix. There.
.:' D.S. / Gran Turismo 4 Prologue OST / break down
.:' 5:26 / 7.47
I know it's not exactly indies, but heck, it's close enough. It's pop rock, but they haven't hit it big yet, so by some "standards," it's to be considered "indies." Anyways, this song was one of the two songs featured in the Gran Turismo 4 trailer. Awesome game, might I add. Regardless, Break Down is just awesome -- it's catchy, simple, and a total cognitive itch. "Say a prayer and jump into the blue sky / Never know if you'll land to see another day / Give and take is what they always say now / Give me back all my time that you have wasted..."