The 405 Artist Picks // Cassettes Won't Listen
Name: Cassettes Won't Listen (aka Jason Drake)
About us: I am a producer who recently relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to work on my latest album, EVINSPACEY. I worked at Def Jux Records for 10 years and have released numerous projects under various names. I'm a co-owner of Daylight Curfew, a bi-coastal artist collective focusing on instrumental music and art.
Listening to: Lately it's been anything on Warp or Ghostly. Also, we just got Spotify here in the US so I've been trying to ingest as much as possible. Mostly going back to what I used to listen to in the mid 90's like Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep.
Reading: Wired magazine. I'm a huge tech fan and have followed Wired through it's journalistic ups and downs over the past decade. Also I'm glued to the internet all day so I'm constantly reading blogs such as Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Synthtopia, and Mashable. Anything that talks about tech/gadgets mixed with music and I'm probably on it all day.
Watching: The Colbert Report. TV is a time suck but I seem to make time for Comedy Central and The Colbert Report. I've always been a big Daily Show with John Stewart fan but I think Stephen Colbert has taken over in terms of comedic quality.
Eating: Strawberry & basil scones that my girlfriend baked. Ginger snap cookies.
Anything Else: Keep your eyes on Daylight Curfew. Many things coming down the pipeline including the debut Dfalt record and many more CWL releases.
Purchase and listen
I'm not sure whether it's the fact that I'm going on holiday soon, or the sunshine vibes showcased on this remix of 'Rich Blood', but I really want to put on some shorts and drink some beer. It could also have a lot to do with the names of the artists involved, but it's making me happy, and that's the main thing. [read more]
Tennis are so early 2011, right? Wrong. Tennis, the band who gave us a description of Coconut Grove, and various other Eastern Seaboard tales, are back to reclaim the second half of the year. [read more]
It's hard to describe exactly what Four Tet does, especially when trying to define what his 'unique selling point', but you can spot it a mile off. Constant, shimmery drum lines describes a small portion of his style I guess, but some of the best artists out there are hard to pin-point, so this is definitely a compliment. [read more]