Tinie, a review…

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.

More later.