Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
My Time - L.D.N.
One of the (admittedly many) things that I really like about having started off this project is that it has meant that I have been able to diversify my music collection, especially when it comes to hip hop. In my DJ days, there was not much call for hip hop/rap for sets outside of the Top 40 (curse of being from a country/rock heavy region), so my connections in the indie hip hop world were non-existent when I got started here. Now, thankfully, I am slowly starting to get in touch with new, exciting hip hop artists and able to chat with you about them, and in some cases (like today) they get in touch with me.
Wrapping up this week on the Daily Song Drop is the title track off of LDN's EP My Time--check out "My Time" below:
The first thing you're going to notice about "My Time" is how cleanly it is put together; it is a simple construction musically, which sets your expectation in one direction before the chorus kicks in, and the suddenly you're getting an incredibly clever use of juxtaposing tempo. L.D.N.'s decision to go chorus/verse/chorus/verse/chorus keeps "My Time" at a very healthy clip the entire time, and allows not only his vocals to roll out (the lad spits quick), but it leaves you surprised when the track ends...do not be surprised if you end up hitting repeat a few times to get a full sense of everything that is going on here (even though you will probably be singing back that chorus first time through).
The rest of L.D.N.'s My Time is worth checking out, with a couple of my other favourites being "Rome" and " Where Will I Be (Prod. Dc Miller)"...the thing with a lot of indie hip hop does bite L.D.N. a little bit however, as a lot of it can come down to the Producer, as some tracks do get a bit muddled, or over-produced, but I look forward to hearing him continue to grind and find his sound consistently.
The September 2017 Apple Music Playlist and September 2017 Spotify Playlist are ready! As is tradition, the lists are missing a track ("To Do" (Be Yourself) by LEMZI), but I suppose that's just something that you're going to be used to be now considering the way this always seems to go.
You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here:
ICYMI (somehow) here are the August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD Playlist, June 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17, DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!
If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter
If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:
There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check older "Tuesday Tunes" articles, or search on Apple Music itself.
See you again next week!
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Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.