Saturday, April 16, 2011

Post-Birthday Post:

I'd like to thank all my friends & fam who wished my a happy birthday today. And since it is coming to a close, I feel a music post is appropriate as a token of my appreciation to you all :)

Lets kick it with some chill music first. Cities Aviv is a hip hop artist far from being a household name. Float on has been a personal favourite for the past couple months. Its just a good song for the long subway rides in the morning. He uses the same Modest Mouse samples as Lupe, except he's much better with it. No offense to Lupe, but LASERS was garbage.
Cities Aviv - Float On

After chirping Lupe, its important to understand that he is one of the most talented emcees out there, only to be smothered creatively in his record label. That being said, there was a lot of hype going around when the super group: Child Rebel Soldier was formed. Consisting of Lupe, Kanye and Pharrell, it truly instigates high hopes for the future of hip hop. Check out US Placers.
Child Rebel Soldier - US Placers

And speaking of the future of hip hop, I can't get enough of Odd Future. Although I'm upset that I couldnt get tickets to their concert (despite having three people help refresh the page on ticketmaster), I'm still gonna support them. For the hardcore and energetic: Tyler the Creator - Splatter.
Tyler, the Creator - Splatter

Tokyo Police Club is a band from Toronto. They are great live performers and represent our city well. Attached is my favourite song by them: Breakneck Speed.
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed

My final music post for the night is Revelry by the Kings of Leon. Truly an amazing band, The Kings are only beginning to be appreciated in North America. This is by far the most played song in my library and is something that has found its way to my ears almost regularly.
Kings of Leon - Revelry

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post. I sure appreciated the birthday wishes.
Thanks :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Music: Where's My Punk Spirit?

The Wave Machines are a British alternative rock band from Liverpool. They've put out just one album in 2009 & are way under the radar.

The song below is Punk Spirit. I first heard it in a video on the skateboard scene in Shanghai and it got to me. The emotion of the vocalist rang very true. If you have the time, definitely support these guys.

Artist: Wave Machines
Song: Punk Spirit

Wave Machines - Punk Spirit

Film: Pulp Fiction

Classic. Rewatching & it never gets old.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Right now, I can say that I am a fan of Wolf Gang. I'm not saying that they're perfect, but for kids who are not older than 20, they have a very developed, raw style that hasn't appeared in the hip hop scene for a while.
It's not so much their originality rather than their personal acceptance of who they are that sets them apart. They are 100% in control of everything artistically: videos, album art and, of course, music, which in itself, deserves respect considering the state of the music industry nowadays.

I'm gonna purchase Tyler's Goblin to see if I like it. If I'm impressed, it would definitely seal my approval for him and his group.

Support them. Purchase:

Available May 10th.

Totally Enormous

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is becoming a big act in Europe, playing in big shows and making a big breakthrough. The Oxford producer has more to offer than simple catchiness, he provides detail and depth to his art. Support this artist, Purchase album

Check it & enjoy. Same drill as last time. Click to listen, right click to download link as.

Artist: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Song: Garden

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden

You Can

I missed out on the music post yesterday so here's some chill music to make up for it. You can download it too this time.

Body Language is smooth, relaxing, serene and just beautiful music. Based in Brooklyn, their sound is melo and soothing.

Check it out & enjoy,

Artist: Body Language
Song: You Can

Click link to listen. Right click to download linked file.
Body Language - You Can

Friday, April 8, 2011

Where is Ai Weiwei ?

Artist, activist, pioneer, hero: Ai Weiwei is missing. There has been no news on him since his capture before his trip to Hong Kong. Let's pray for the best.

Below are examples of his art. Shot out to John for keeping me posted about Mr. Weiwei.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Check My French.

For my first post, I'd like to feature my favourite hip hop collection right now. OFWGKTA (Odd Future) has been getting a lot of buzz recently and rightfully so. These are kids, who are 17-20, are making music the way they want to. Their shows are energetic yet controlled. Their lyrics: vile but with finesse.

For now I'm posting without direct download links. I'll only be streaming the music.

Artist: Tyler, the Creator
Song: French! (featuring Hodgy Beats)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Chomppa is primarily a music blog that covers a variety of styles from hip hop, indie, electro, to dubstep, and house. These are pieces of art that i enjoy and have interest in.

Chomppa also covers culture, art, fashion. It is a way for me to express myself and my interests.

Please enjoy.