Occam to Release ‘My Rorschach’ + Exclusive Free MP3

 

Hungarian electro-jazz musician Occam will be releasing his debut album, My Rorschach, on October 10th and it’s seriously not something you should sleep on. Known for his work as Tibor Lazar in the popular eastern European band Zagar, he adopts a new persona as Occam to create music that is absolutely refreshing. We caught up with Occam for a quick interview where he shared some thoughts:

“Occam is my doppelgänger. He differs from me – as Tibor Lazar – in his audacity touching new instruments: he doesn’t want to spend ages to finally make an instrument sound good but rather prefers to make a record with them just as they are. He doesn’t care to orchestrate a song in a classic way, rather he chooses a way where no one has walked. I could say Occam is a rebellion against myself, a rebellion against socialization, conventions, against our overridden age. I can be my own therapist this way.

The most important inspiration is beauty, but not the cheesy beauty. Beauty can be sad, it can be old, worn out. A wrinkled face can be beautiful as well. In Eastern Europe a happy end is a very rare thing. Our past is everything. That is why people learn here to appreciate the little joyful moments that life brings and to set their eyes on the hidden beauties. Hungary is a very special place if you look at things through these glasses: anything can be inspiring if you manage to tune-up yourself to the surroundings, if you gave time and chance to these to take their effect on you.”

The man is eloquent. And so is his music. Grab our exclusive free download of the brilliantly smooth downtempo track, “Passage.” It’ll only be available for a month!

After the jump, also take a look at a great video collage for “White Flag.”

Occam – “Passage” [MP3]
 

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Video for “White Flag” after the jump

New Release: Phonte – ‘Charity Starts At Home’ + Exclusive

 

Have you stopped hyperventilating yet? We’re trying, but it’s sort of been a long time coming for this one. And that killing track with Elzhi just tangled us up in anticipation even more.

Earlier this week, Phonte dropped his solo debut entitled Charity Starts At Home. Obviously, it’s a treat. Phonte’s rapping, he’s singing, he’s clever as always, and he just can’t stop making music that sounds good, can he? We got streams for a few of our favorite tracks to demonstrate our point.

Also, be sure to cop our exclusive free download for “The Life of Kings” featuring Evidence and Big K.R.I.T.

Phonte – “The Good Fight”
 

Phonte – “We Go Off”
 

Phonte – “The Life of Kings” ft. Evidence and Big K.R.I.T. [MP3]
 

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Video: Adele – “Someone Like You”

 

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Earlier this year we shared Adele’s live video for “Someone Like You” from her most recent album, 21. Now you can watch the official video, a hazy black and white walk on a cool, windy day.

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GPWW Triple Update Featuring Thom Yorke, Crewdson, and Ole Smokey

Gilles has been bringing us steady heat with his latest installments of Worldwide. This triple update includes some fresh mixes from up-and-coming UK talents like Crewdson and Ole Smokey. We’re also treated to a special in-studio visit by the legendary Thom Yorke, who brings with him some amazing exclusives from the Radiohead remix project with collaborators such as Jamie xx.

GPWW 9/15/11: Crewdson
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GPWW 9/22/11: Ole Smokey
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GPWW 9/29/11: Thom Yorke
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