Kan Wakan Dropped A Juicy Jam For The Weekend

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Bump and grind to “Molasses”

Kan Wakan is the musical moniker for Gueorgui Linev, a Los Angeles-based multitalented artist who makes music so sweet that it's like a sugar rush pulsing through your system. The producer, songwriter, and composer provides a soundtrack for 20th-century minimalism while creating an ambient atmosphere within the soul of sounds. 

Today, we are premiering his fresh single "Molasses," featuring vocalist Elle Olsun. On the inspiration behind the track, Kan Wakan described it as an "open-ended experience:"

It is a casting away of outgrown ideas, allowing the weight to fall with a hope, a self-heartened embrace of the burgeoning we see before us. A clearing and a rising fog, that moment when we take stock of our surroundings and realize we have changed. 

"Molasses" is that state-change that shifted perspective, the wobbly but rejuvenated reintegration into life. The sudden awareness of one’s surroundings, the odd lapse of time, feeling somehow altogether new yet unsure of how to navigate forward, wrapped in hope and worried all the same for how it will feel to stand up, to leave the room... to walk away.  

"Molasses" is featured on Kan Wakan's upcoming triple LP titled Phantasmagoria. Immerse yourself in deep thought as you stream the tune, below.
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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.