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Twin Sister Speaks On Kendrick Lamar/Dr. Dre’s “The Recipe”

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar ‘s song “The Recipe” that featured Dr. Dre and sampled Twin Sister’s “Meet the Frownies” had the internet all Paul Wall.   I am impressed that the TDE/Aftermath camp didn’t use a big song like MGMT’s “Electric Feel”, Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”  or like a Radiohead song.  But instead they took a bit of a fairly obscure indie rock group like Twin Sister. Don’t get me wrong Twin Sister had one of the best records of last year but still…

Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre “The Recipe” (produced by Scoop Deville)

Life & Times spoke to the “The  Recipe”‘s  Producer Scoop Deville:

L+T: Why’d you sample Twin Sister?
 I was on my way to airport when I heard this song on KCRW, an indie radio station in LA– it was a premiere for their single called “Meet The Frownies.” As soon as that record kicked in, it already had me captivated. Then that voice came on–”Smokin’ weeed with youuuu…” It just did something to me where I had a “hip-hop producer moment,” like almost the same feeling when Eminem dropped “Stan” and everybody was like what sample is that? Musically and production-wise, it was incredible that it could bring something new and fresh to hip-hop. My appreciation of true art and great music is how that happened. Twin Sister, the Universe connected us through music.

Twin Sister “Meet the Frownies”

And L & T’s also got Twin Sister’s Response

Twin Sister, whose “Meet The Frownies” was sampled: “The idea of Dr. Dre hearing something that we made makes my head explode. Scoop’s work on the track is inspiring, he used sounds we made as a tool to help him create his own world. We are all about that. Doesn’t hurt that Kendrick Lamar is amazing either. Section 80 was great, can’t wait for the new record.”

Favorite Albums of 2011: Wes Flexner

30.Mobb Deep-Black Cocaine

MP3: Mobb Deep- Conquer

I like Houston rap as much as the next guy. But sometimes a man enjoys Henroc out of a stryofoam cup instead of lean and sprite. Prodigy is home, and he is voting for Ron Paul like some sort of Q-Boro Vince Gallo. While I am not voting for Ron Paul this EP knocks.

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MP3: Twin Sister “Kimmi in a Rice Field” (Balam Acab Remix) + North American Headlining Tourdates

MP3: Twin Sister – Kimmi in a Rice Field (Balam Acab Remix)

Twin Sister’s Kimmi In A Rice Field gets remixed by Balam Acab. The already hauntingly beautiful song gets an earthy electronic treatment by Acab.

Balam Acab will play Columbus at Scott Niemet’s KVLT Party this Saturday at the Summit, November 12th.

Twin Sister will be headlining their first North American Tour in January and February 2012 in support of their album In Heaven which is in stores now on Domino Records.
Tourdates and the video for the original version of  “Kimmi In A Rice Field” after the jump.

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Twin Sister Tour Dates + New Video “Kimmi in A Rice Field”

Twin Sister drops a video for Kimmi In A Rice Field off of  In Heaven which comes out this week, on Domino.
The Long Island group will celebrate the release of In Heaven with a record release show at the Mercury Lounge in New York.
Watch the video, enter a remix contest and check out tourdates—(some with Pains of Being Pure At Heart)— after the jump.
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Photos: The Morning Benders in Columbus

Earlier this year a friend of mine told me about this incredible music video I just had to see. It combined the lovely sweetness of Etta James and the grand ear-filling boldness of Phil Spector. The kids behind this video were of course The Morning Benders and yes, they are kids. Quite talented and recently very successful kids.

I made my way to The Basement last Wednesday night to (once again) catch these guys in action. What resulted was a packed house of eager fans (both young and seasoned alike) and some serious tunes. Aside from the obviously enjoyable tracks, “Promises” and “Excuses”, The MB’s played an amazingly spot on rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, which wooed the crowd even more.

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