Tag Archives: Ryan Hemsworth

Anyway Now by Lil Texas

 

 

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There’s a great Portlandia skit where Armisen and Brownstein’s hipster caricatures continuously bump into fellow twenty somethings whom incessantly promote their hip, late night DJ sets. Although it’s exaggerated, the skit stands strong with how the modern DJ world works. It seems like everyday there’s a new scratchmaster featured on the home screens of the biggest blogs, boasting a cutting-edge remix or production sample. Technology equalizes the musical playing field; an extensive musical knowledge is no longer needed in order to be a DJ; all you need is MIDI pad, a kit of 808’s and some dark synth samples and you’re golden. This universal accessibility has flooded the blogosphere with tons of mediocre DJ’s and made the great ones tougher to pick from the crowd. But have no fear, Lil Texas is here. Lil Texas is a young producer from the streets of Dallas, Texas. “Anyway Now” is a standout chunk of tropical production that feels ironically professional. The glossy track features dirty south 808’s, dreamy vocal rips, and a melodic flow that blends together like a strawberry banana smoothie. It’s sweet and refreshing but never stops being anthemic. On “Anyway Now,” Lil Texas creates something comfortably familiar yet uniquely original.

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BasedWorld by Ryan Hemsworth

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“Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to do what you wanna do. Being positive. When I was younger, based was a negative term that meant like dopehead, or basehead. People used to make fun of me. They was like, ‘You’re based.’ They’d use it as a negative. And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, ‘Yeah, I’m based.’ I made it mine. I embedded it in my head. Based is positive.” – Lil B

“BasedWorld” by electronic producer, Ryan Hemsworth, is the epitome of what the Based culture is: freedom of the self, optimism, and nonconformity. It’s a bright, bombastic song full of big city lights and swirling synthesizer freeways. Get in your car, roll the windows down, and blare this based anthem, that’s the only way you should listen to it. Some people dismiss Lil B and his based philosophy as idiotic gibberish but there is a reason NYU asked him to come give a lecture, and behind every act of foolishness there is a piece of sincerity.

-Ryan