Last 7 Days (09/07/12)

By ; September 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM 

Last 7 Days
Last 7 Days is a returning series here on The Metronome that uses last.fm to chronicle the artists and albums that have made up the last week’s worth of listening for one of our staff members. This week, David Wolfson — mrdavember on last.fm — shares the listening habits that made up his week.



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Michael K. Williams AKA Omar from The Wire Reveals the Mix He Made for His Character

By ; September 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM 

Need a playlist for when you’re running around Baltimore and raiding stash houses? Omar’s got you covered. Check out the playlist below or stream the whole playlist over on Spotify.
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Time Capsule: Beastie Boys – “Pass the Mic” [1992]

By ; September 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM 

So this has been my go-to Beastie Boys track since MCA’s passing. Between the all-around great rapping, MCA’s all-encompassing zen philosophy on display, the Bad Brains sample, Jimmy Walker, and Mike D messing up his “rehearsal” line, it’s hard to not call it my favorite track from the Beasties.

Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul…

Last 7 Days (08/24/12)

By ; August 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM 

Last 7 Days

Last 7 Days is a returning series here on The Metronome that uses last.fm to chronicle the artists and albums that have made up the last week’s worth of listening for one of our staff members. This week, Eric Arredondo shares the listening habits that made up his week.



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Last 7 Days (08/17/12)

By ; August 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM 

Last 7 Days

Last 7 Days is a returning series here on The Metronome that uses last.fm to chronicle the artists and albums that have made up the last week’s worth of listening for one of our staff members. This week, Colin Joyce, or outtasiteoutta, shares the listening habits that made up his week.



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Last 7 Days (08/10/12)

By ; August 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM 

Last 7 Days

Last 7 Days is a returning series here on The Metronome that uses last.fm to chronicle the artists and albums that have made up the last week’s worth of listening for one of our staff members. This week, Andrew Halverson, or halveraptor, shares the listening habits that made up his week.



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Graphics XLR8R Podcast

By ; July 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM 

I’m not the best at keeping up with mix podcasts week-to-week, but, fortunately, I was alerted to the incredible mix UK garage / house artist Graphics dropped on XLR8R at the end of June. The reason I want to mention it here is it’s comprised entirely of original and unreleased works by Graphics, functioning as tight, continuous patchwork debut. And it’s kind of unbelievable. Like debut-of-the-year unbelievable. The liquid dark atmosphere of the mix is incredibly immersive amongst its ghostly vocal samples, skittering percussion, and Chicago house synth hooks. It gets more remarkable the further in you go, anthemic, skyward melodies and climactic vocal centerpieces abound. Not to mention its warped, clanging experimental tendencies. “Black Ice” (I think that’s the track – the one with the vocalist and hand drums) is worthy of a cut of the year contender. Gah, it’s just so good. Head over to XLR8R to grab the thing right now.

Phil Elverum does Lil Wayne at a karaoke bar

By ; July 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM 

Mount Weezy, anyone?

Pre-order the new BPM basketball shirt

By ; July 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM 

#HELLOBPM!

We’re back with a new t-shirt design for b-ball enthusiasts. Help support the site and pre-order one here. Only $10 with shipping within the US.

Thank you.

Samples: Ghostface Killah – “Mighty Healthy”

By ; July 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM 

Wondering what that chorus sample is on Pusha T and Kanye West’s brand new “New God Flow”?: Shake that body, party that bar!

Look no further.