Music is one area I find inspiration. If I were to sum up how I see life it would be: “Art + Music = Life”.
I am on an almost endless quest to find new music to code to, to paint to, to drive to… Metal, Punk and Hardcore are my normal fall backs for most music I enjoy. As a former bassist and later lead screamer in the So Cal Hardcore indie scene, it is not that surprising that these are my favorites. But I also have a deep and old appreciation for Rap and Jungle, which have probably led to my preference towards Dubstep when I am working long hours.
I am a bit of an Audiophile, but in my own way, and I am by no means a standard to which the music industry should set itself. With that said, here is my review of Tinie Tempah‘s Disc-Overy. In case you are from the States, never use YouTube and have been living under a rock, I present Exhibit A:
So how did I find this guy? Well A few months ago I was on UKFDubstep adding random songs to build a work playlist, this is something I do often. Well to make my playlists more random every few songs I stop working and take a second to look through what YouTube has linked to the song I am listening too. Then I add a few of those. I found this guy, listened to as much of his stuff as I could, and then tried to hunt his CD down state-side. Didn’t happen.
Well work, both at my job, and freelance, got REALLY busy so I lost track of my search for a bit. Earlier this month however I ordered Tinie’s CD through Amazon.com, tossed it into my car stereo when it arrived, and have had it on repeat for the last few days on my commute. What I really like about this guy is how he mixes different forms of music that I am interested in. This is by no means limited to just this artist, I honestly find that a lot of British and European Musicians mix different genres of music in away that I find interesting.
This album is a little bit more rap intensive than I would normally feature in a work play-list, but I honestly do find it very inspiring and great to work(and drive) too. I recommend Tinie Tempah to anyone that likes Rap, Dubstep, Jungle, or if you are just looking for something new and different.