Download just about everything off Blood Diamond’s SoundCloud before it stops being free. The Vancouver artist constructs cool beats backed by ambient vocals, some of which are coherent, i.e. this is not instrumental music. He has quite a bit of material up right now. The tracks “Dreams” and “Heart” are especially good.
If you’re a Phoenix fan, which is quite likely since everyone likes Phoenix, check out this collection of remixes at Earmilk. There’s something for everyone in there. If you find the number of tracks overwhelming, download the McArove remix of “Girlfriend” and Build remix of “1901” and maybe the YACHT remix of “Armistice”–or just download all of them. Click the image below or the link above to get to the Earmilk page.
Check this recent track from Azealia Banks, operating under the name Miss Banks. She covers an old indie rock hit by Interpol from their 2004 album Antics. Azealia doesn’t rap on “Slow Hands” like on “212”, but she has a good voice and gives a more or less faithful performance of this Interpol song.
Check out and download the track here at The Fader.
Kendrick Lamar is amazing. Too amazing. This is nuts. “Cartoon & Cereal” has a crazy beat and even crazier flow from Lamar. The combination cannot be messed with. All up and coming rappers should take note: this is your competition. Download/stream the THC produced track below.
Kendrick Lamar featuring Gunplay – Cartoon & Cereal (Produced by THC)
Check out the visuals for M.I.A’s latest single, “Bad Girls.” The video, which is directed by Romain Gavras, makes me think happy happy fun thoughts about the Middle East! Yay for that and and yay for stunt drivers.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYs0gJD-LE&list=UU0iwHRFpv2_fpojZgQhElEQ&feature=plcp]
If you keep up with the blogsphere pretty regularly, then you probably heard of the YouTube-wonder-kid Evian Christ, who, up until a couple days ago, remained completely unknown to the community of mp3 hungry bloggers. Today, thanks to the Fader, we’re finding out a little bit more about the mysterious man behind these amazing beats. As it turns out, his name is Joshua Leary, and he is a 22 year old who lives in the UK. His YouTube beats were so great that he ended up getting signed to Tri Angle (who continues to associate with dark, atmospheric beat makers) and has rereleased all of the beats from YouTube that gained him his fame in a completely remastered tape titled Kings and Them. Download the tape in all of its glory below, and really take a second to pause and reflect on the fact that this guy was on YouTube with little to no information about himself, became a blog phenomena, and now has been signed to a record label. Da world we live in is crazee.
Download: Evian Christ – Kings and Them