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We have picked the brains of Lucky Scooters Eastbourne based shredder Dante Hutchinson for the music that gets keeps him flowing in the park or chilling after the big session is done.
Arctic Monkeys – Am
AM is the Arctic Monkeys fifth album and it took me a while for me to get into it, I love all their previous albums but this one just didn’t didn’t hit me at first.
After a few car journeys of it being played on repeat I started to finally get into it more and its now its without a doubt one of my favorite Albums. It’s a really experimental album and I think the best is yet to come. There are twelve tracks on the album all record in LA and California and it features guest from queen of the stone ages Josh home,Elvis Costello’s Drummer Pete Thomas and ex-Coral man Bill ryder-jones. The album is about sex,lust,frustration and isolation and about getting really really high.
Alex Turner writes Lyrics that at times sound like a mix between john Lennon, Dr dre, Eminem, and Black Sabbath. On the record there are moments on pure genius where his elongated sentences across a few lines of melody, finding rhymes in the middle of lines where less gifted songwriters wouldn’t even think to look. My favorite track of the album is ‘Do I wanna know’
and I like it because its got a nice Base to it of which makes me feel motivated. This track is not what defines the album though as tracks like ‘I wanna be’ show the contrasting levels within the album.
Mac Miller – Best Day Ever
As most of you know I used Mac Miller’s “best day ever” as the track for my welcome to Lucky edit, so it’s a song with a lot of good feelings attached it for me. I used the track for the edit because it has a very chilled and flowy sound of which I felt would accompany my riding perfectly. Its not only this track I like on the whole of Mac Millers second mix tape of the same name as it’s yet again another collection of tunes with the expected mixture of feel good beats and soothing lyrics that inspire. Although the purest might say mixtape is more stripped back to accommodate the hoards of new fans that his first mix tape has attracted, this mix tape is still increadible in some many ways.
Tracks like “Oy Vey” and “Donald Trump” are true examples of Mac Miller does best, which is lay down great lyrics over big bouncing beats while “In The Air” showcase the MC’s ability to switch his flow dramatically proving that the Pittsburgh native could yet still produce a truly great album. This mixtape is although fun and entertaining, not as good as “K.I.D.S” so don’t expect the same level of record. The good news is that the tracks still inspire feelings of positivity and happiness so not all bad then!
The Kooks – Inside in/Inside Out
The Kooks have created an album that is stacked with back-to-back catchy tracks that I just love! Inside in/inside out opens with “Seaside” which is a track that just makes me think of my hometown and sessions at my local park because it’s located on the seaside. “Naive” has to be my favorite track of the album and I can’t see how it’s not the case for anyone. With a classic Kooks guitar sound that’s unique to them and the distinct vocals of Luke Pritchard you cant go wrong.
The album is close to ten years old now and yet I never tired of listing to it, it’s the perfect soundtrack to the summer months or any time the sun is out. “ooh laa”, “she moves in her own way” and “Jackie big tits” are all brilliantly quirky tracks that getting your feet tapping in appreciation of the kooks own brand of brash witty pop.