We Hear 19 January 2013
by Addi Perkins
It has been awhile since we’ve posted a We Hear, but that only means we’ve got some special tracks lined up for you. First off is the remix off of one of my favourite albums of last year: “Pink Matter” from Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE. The album version featured André 3000 from OutKast, but this version adds Big Boi to give the full OutKast experience. The original was a gem and the remix keeps the faith. Second, is Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”. Lamar’s album good kid, m.A.A.d city was universally praised and was top (or very near the top) of numerous “Best of 2012″ lists. “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” was my favourite cut off that album. Finally, and in marked contrast to the other choices, is Regina’s “Unessa” from their 2011 release Soita mulle. The track is sun-drenched, nostalgic and gorgeous. As we’re in the depths of winter, anything that makes me think of a warmer season is deeply appreciated. While we are featuring just one track, the whole album is worth listening to.
Pink Matter (Remix) Frank Ocean ft. André 3000 + Big Boi
Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar
Unessa – Regina