For me, music is more than just art. Music is more of a force, able to stir one's emotions, awaken one's senses, and unite people under a common denominator. It is an essential part to my life.
Friday, July 13, 2012
In the description area for Yoko Temple's debut EP, Yoko Temple, we read that it was "recorded in about 7 different bedrooms over the course of about a year". This is the first thing that caught my eye, especially because I feel like this is a perfect example of the state music is in today; all you need is a laptop and you can record an album anywhere. Second thing, of course, was the music, which I found to resemble a lot of the earlier works of one of my favorite musicians Toro Y Moi. I discovered Toro Y Moi during the apex of chillwave production back in the day, and it's always nice to revisit some of the roots that inspired you in some way. It wouldn't surprise me if Jevon James, the real man behind the music, developed in a similar way. To get a taste of what I'm talking about I've posted two songs from the Yoko Temple EP below, "I Got Chills" and "Toasted". It was released on July 12th of this year, so get a hold of the free download while ya can!