Here in Canada’s greatest city (no, not Oshawa) I’m talking of course about Toronto! Anyways, here in the city of eternal sarcasm its been a long, tough Winter. And before y’all start chirping and throwing P-words at me, I’ll have you know I hail from a very Northern, very blue collar Canadian place. AND my bloodline is 70% Scandinavian suffering. So I can deal. But -30 is pretty damn cold by Toronto standards. This week alone they were rounding up Hipsters and shaving their beards to burn in a massive heap in Yonge Dundas square just for warmth. Yes, that joke came directly from my Twitter feed. Copy and paste is a boy’s best friend. And yes YOU deserve it, Hot Tracks Fridays fans!
Anyways, in the spirit of all that is cold and depressing in Canada’s poopiest month (Mehbuary) here are three smokin’ HOT TRACKS that get me turnt right up!
First up, let’s ALL ride our Harleys into the sunset with this acid-washed, nostalgia soaked Hip Hop groove courtesy of Action Bronson. Appropes, since he’s coming here to NXNE this summer!
ACTION BRONSON – EASY RIDER
Weeet weeow! THAT was a hot one. Also very silly. Next up, an all-out banger that gets my blood PUMPING, courtesy of the Dead Weather. I know what you’re thinking, “hey Dean, is there going to be something Jack White related every time you guest post on H.T.F? Because you sir, are 2 for 2!” All I can say to that is, Jack White is a genius. I said it. Also, he has like 800 different bands and solo projects on the go at all times so really, who can say. Only time will tell… but the answer is probably.
Let’s watch these sexy-ass Gothic gods blam the bajeez out of each other in the suburbs. Bullets. Cigs. Sex.
THE DEAD WEATHER – TREAT ME LIKE YOUR MOTHER
Huh. I didn’t realize at first, but those first two were kinda gun heavy, right? OK let’s take it down a notch and have some whacky, colorful fun. This video from BATTLES is ridiculous, catchy, and ambitious as Hell. I was introduced to this one courtesy of my feyonce (yup, I Bey it when I say it)
Its one of the most insane vids of all time. Its so full of color, and in your face. It pops!
If this hot track doesn’t warm you up and get you grooving you probably have a little dead weather deep inside. Lighten up, and taste this delicious, delicious lactose-laced goodness.
BATTLES – ICE CREAM