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: I'm still on my Japanese run, so here are 5 more songs from the land of the rising sun. They're a bit varied this time, ranging from ballad to rock. My personal recommendation for this set is Heartsdales' I See You.
Special This Week: I uploaded the Beta to my Evo GT3 music video. It's far from done, but essentially, I've run out of footage. And I lack a PS2 right now, so I can't make more. It's about 90% done anyways, so check it out. It's 15 megs: Download Evo GT3 Drift.
August, 2004. Week 1.
.:' art-school / boys don't cry / glass no kijun
.:' 4:16 / 5.87
You may remember Art-School from a previous set I posted. Well, if you liked Butterfly Kiss, you'll love Glass no Kijun. I especially love the introduction; the melody is so simplistic, yet as it builds up, it becomes the perfect balance of electric guitar, drums, and bass. If you're into indie rock, especially if it's Japanese, you'll love this song.
bonnie pink / re-pink / just a girl (chamber funk remix) ':.
5:15 / 9.03 ':.
Now for something a bit different -- Bonnie Pink normally sings J-pop songs (she has several singles, and even did the Ruroni Kenshin ending song), but when remixed correctly, it can sound incredible. This Chamber Funk Remix is something like what I'd call an "orchestra stall mix." It's remixed on classical violin with a rather strange bass line that makes the whole piece sound rather, well, interesting to say the least. It's extremely unique, and at the same time, pleasant to listen to. In fact, most of the songs from her remix album -- Re-Pink -- are completely different from the original pieces, and in my opinion at least slightly better to a lot better.
.:' heartsdales / i see you (single) / i see you
.:' 4:28 / 6.14
From Heartsdales' latest single comes I See You, a great, upbeat dance song. If you've heard Heartsdales before (they're featured on several of M-Flo's songs), you know that their unique combination of hip hop lyrics on M-Flo-esque beats make for an unbelievable combination, and this is exactly what you get in I See You. This will definitely be the earworm of the bunch.
misia / love and ballads / wasurenai hibi ':.
5:55 / 8.14 ':.
Misia is awesome. I was first introduced to her when I heard her Escape, which was a rather heavily hip-hopish song. However, she proves her versatility in being able to sing several ballads, and extremely well at that. Wasurenai Hibi is one of her more famous ones, and it's the one that you heard in the Non-Stop Urbanized Mix by l:nx that I posted a while back. If you liked what you heard and want the original, here it is. In fact, the entire Love and Ballads collection is extremely good to listen to. Though it would be considered "Easy Listening," it is by no means "Boring Listening," which most songs in the former fall into. Definitely a song to check out.
.:' polysics / polysics or die / black out fall out
.:' 4:06 / 5.69
Polysics is... Well, something of an acquired taste. Their style is extremely heavy rock, but not like heavy metal. In fact, to most people, their songs would simply sound like a cacophony of fighting cats echoing down an empty allyway. Or something to that effect anyways. Suffice it to say however, this does not suggest that their music is bad by any means. You merely need to have the tastes for it to enjoy it. Like say... Alcohol. Except this would be something like Everclear in the alcohol world. However, Black Out Fall Out is one of their more "milder" songs, and the chorus sounds a bit like Cherry Filter's Flying Duck Version 2, with its "Doo-doo-doo" line. But believe me, that's where the similarities end. Cherry Filter's songs are like a Sex On The Beach compared to Polysics' other stuff.