Beat Match: The Début

beatmatchprobsWe go B2B with Cold Compress Radio for a bout of beats. We both select a stack of five musical suggestions, under five musical subjects – some serious, some less so. You might know some artists too well, whereas others not at all. Our match-ups are interactive so check them out for new/old music! What would your mix be?


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Usher – ‘Yeah (Ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris)’
Childhood throwback tracks:
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1.
‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ – Bob Dylan
‘United States Of Whatever’ Liam Lynch
2.
 ‘Sewn’ – The Feeling
‘Where’s Your Head At’ – Basement Jaxx
3.
‘Apologise (Ft. Timberland)’ – One Republic
‘Yeah! (Ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris)’ – Usher
4.
‘Lonely Teenager’ – Dion
‘Opposite Of Adults’ – Chiddy Bang
5.
‘Heartbeat’ – Scouting For Girls
‘Grown Up’ – Danny Brown

RM: From our car radio to the kitchen stereo, this list spans generations.  

CCR: The tracks by Danny Brown and Chiddy Bang are similar in that they both reflect on the nostalgia of childhood while simultaneously also being significant to my own memories of early adolescence. 


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Women of 2018:
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1.
IAMDDB
Yaeji
2.
The Japanese House
Princess Nokia
3.
Princess Nokia
Rihanna
4.
Jorja Smith
Cardi B
5.
Nadia Rose
Iggy Azealia

 

­RM: Sassy British girls are taking over this year with street soul.

CCR: The public rebuttal against the cringe provided by Iggy Azealia gives me a poignant sense of ‘schadenfreude’ and I hope that this continues into 2018.


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Call of Duty: World at War – Nazi Zombies
Artists to ‘revive’:
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1.
Bob Marley
Odd Future
2.
The Notorious B.I.G.
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3.
The Streets
Capital STEEZ
4.
John Lennon
Lil Peep
5.
Pendulum
Micheal Jackson

RM: Bob Marley is the only royalty we need. Also, can Pendulum make themselves relevant again please? That could be fun.

CCRMJ needs to be put on trial. His morality has been ambiguous my entire life and we need answers!


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Kodak Black – ‘Everything 1K’ (Starring Danielle Bregoli)
Leave in 2017:
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1.
 Lil Pump
Eminem
2.
Maroon 5 (Ft. Anyone)
Hopsin
3.
Despacito
Jaden Smith
4.
Cash Me Outside songs
Logic
5.
Apple Airpods
Vic Mensa

RM: [Chorus] “Lil Pump, ooh, Lil Pump, yah, Lil Pump, ooh, Lil Pump, yah / Lil Pump, ooh, Lil Pump, yah, Lil Pump, ooh, Lil Pump, yah.”

CCR:  Em’ has stuck around for too long so now listening to his music is like having an old friend outstay his welcome.  I doubt any of these uncool corns will grace my ears this year.


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Milo
Lyrical miracles:
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1.
Kojey Radical
Ab-Soul
2.
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
Earl Sweatshirt
3.
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4.
Lou The Human
 $ki Mask The Slump God
5.
Jam Baxter
Your Old Droog

RM: With refreshingly unique sounds, styles and syllables, Kojey Radical and Lou The Human are the future of lyrical hip-hop.

CCR: All of the artists have consistently fire bars but their lyrics also offer a variety of humour, ingenuity, style and emotion.


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Until the next Beat Match drops, check out our first episode of Chop the Screw – a collaborative podcast from Reverb Music and Cold Compress Radio. To get the rhythm rolling, we chat about musical hopes, the complex relationship between hip-hop and rock, as well as Kenrick Lamar‘s new Black Panther project and plenty more. Chew the fat, chop the screw. Click the image above to tune in.

Web: coldcompressradio.com

Facebook: @coldcompressradio

Twitter: @thecoldcompress


Written by: James Wijesinghe with Henry Garlick

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