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Month: April, 2012

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans ft. Azealia Banks (Smims&Belle Extended Remix)”

by bspener

So, Lana Del Rey may be becoming less of a thing every day, but Azealia Banks still seems to be on the rise. Maybe these two 2012 it-girls can garner some extra hype with this new track, a remix of Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” by the folks from Foster the People. Azealia’s verse on the track is good, but the remix doesn’t particularly retain the character of the original song, which is decidedly not rap and not electro—but what did we expect. Like it or not, it’s still a bit cool to see two—three if you count Foster the People—unrelated artists releasing music together not as part of a Converse Ad

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“One Day” by Wankelmut

by bspener

(via my friend’s apartment) So, I heard this song at my friend’s apartment and it’s completely addictive. Wankelmut is a German disco artist who took “Reckoning Song” by Asaf Avidan and made it into a 7 minute musical gem if the original acoustic version wasn’t good enough already. Good luck trying to find a working download link for this song—you might just have to stream it online for the time being. I even tried to buy it off iTunes for God’s sake.

And the original song:

And the weird (official?) video for the song:

Chuck Inglish

by Michael

 

As promised, Chuck Inglish’s second installment to the WORKING series has arrived. Check out twelve brand new instrumentals below and enjoy the WRKOUT.

Chuck Inglish – WRKOUT

“Palm of My Hand” by Foreign Beggars

by bspener

(via The New LoFi) With a cool hook that sounds almost like a Crystal Castles track reworked as a hip hop beat, UK rappers Foreign Beggars make some music that certainly isn’t rubbish. The beat is fresh, the accents are charming, and the verses aren’t bad, so we’ve got a good hip hop track here—called “Palm of My Hand,” by the way. Go download it from The New LoFi.

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Foreign Beggars – Palm Of My Hand

“Black Girls” by Chester French

by bspener

It’s time to hop back on the Chester French hype train—they’re just released a new song/video called “Black Girls.” It’s got some rock riffs and some Jack White-style singing, but it’s all pop once the chorus hits, and we see why this duo out of Boston, MA garnered the attention of Kanye and Pharrell. The video features enough artsy girl-on-girl action to warrant having to sign in on YouTube to watch it, so there’s that too.

Chuck Inglish

by Michael

In honor of every smoker’s favorite holiday, 4/20, Chunk Inglish is putting out the sequel to his steller beatape WRKING in the form of WRKOUT. The mixtape is scheduled to drop tomorrow, but illRoots is allowing us to listen to the first offering from the tape, “Beep Beep,” a day early. Check out the instrumental goodness below and come back tomorrow for the rest.

A$AP Rocky being cool

by bspener

This isn’t exactly a new track or anything, but here’a video of A$AP Rocky being really cool. You should download all of his music too, especially his album LiveLoveA$AP and his new track “Goldie.”

A$AP Rocky – Goldie (Produced by Hit-Boy)

“Lazuli” by Beach House

by bspener

This song from Beach House’s upcoming album was online… and then it wasn’t… and now it is again. Listen to it quick and hope that someone posts a download link for it. Judging by “Lazuli” and “Myth,” this new album seems to be slightly more upbeat than their last album, Teen Dream. This seems to be the general trend for Beach House, and it’s perfect for a summer release, May 15th to be specific.

Diamante Label

by bspener

Check out this bunch of Chilean electro artists on a label called Diamante. They offer some electro songs infused with just enough latin rhythm to make it interesting. There are a few artists here, but especially listen to Daniel Klauser and Panchitron aka Frank Briones. Listening to Daniel Klauser talk about “swag” is especially good on the track “Simply Swag” is especially enjoyable. These two artists along with the others on the label have also done a bunch of remixes, some of which are worth downloading.

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Lil Reese

by Michael

Chicago rap scene is about to explode. With an extremely large amount of young, talented up-and-coming rappers, Chicago seems to be The rap capitol for the time being, and it has got the whole internet buzzing. Local artist, Chief Keef, who is 16 and was just under housearrest at his grandmothers, is apparently inspiration for Kanye West’s recent single, “Theraflu,” and is in the process of recording a track with the Chi Town King himself. Yes, Chicago is next for sure, and Chief Keef is just one of the biggest explanations for that.

Today I want to highlight another artist whose on the scene and making just as big of a splash as Keef in the form of Lil Reese. Lil Reese is featured in Keef’s biggest joint “I Don’t Like,” but this is a solo track by Reese that has a really addicting sample of an R Kelly song. This single is important for a couple of reasons, one being that Chicago’s rap scene which sounds something like a poor mans Lex Luger beat is being transformed into something completely different with this sample heavy track; proving how versatile the scene is. This track is also importnat because its so good, and deviates enough from the norm to make a statement but still maintains the voice that Chicago is beginning to be known for. Check out Lil Reese’s, “Haters,” below, and be on the look out for Chicago’s bustling rap scene before it shows up at your front door and smacks you hard in the face telling you that your front door is some shit that they “dont like.”

Lil Reese – Haters

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44455207/Haters.mp3]

ALSO – read this article by Gawker explaining Keef’s rise to fame. And this article by theFader explaining the scene in more detail. AND play Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” (featured below) the entire time while reading this post to help you get in the right mood.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WcRXJ4piHg]

A$AP Rocky

by Michael

Check out that Pretty Motherfucker’s new, Hit-Boy-produced single, which is from his forthcoming full-length, LongLiveA$AP, due this summer. Stream/download “Goldie,” below.

A$AP Rocky – Goldie (Produced by Hit-Boy)

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44455207/Goldie%20(prod.%20Hit-Boy).mp3]

Major Lazer

by Michael

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OI3shBXlqsw]

New Major Lazer dropped today featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors and some very fun and interesting new visuals. The magnificent duo of Switch and Diplo are apparently releasing another Major Lazer album sometime this year, and this track is supposed to be on it. Listen & watch below.

Major Lazer – Get Free (featuring Amber Coffman)

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44455207/Get%20Free%20(feat.%20Amber%20of%20Dirty%20Projectors).mp3]

by bspener

The Astral Plane

You know that sensation you get deep inside your brain when you realize you’ve found something big. When a movie, meal, song or any other type of creative inspiration hits you in the dome with an unexpected force. That’s the feeling we got when we first came upon Brooklyn-based producer/DJ Baauer’s Soundcloud. It is no secret that we love our hip hop-influenced, maximalist bass music, nor that we have a soft spot for some ignant Southern shit. Baauer represents the perfect intersection between the two. So we reached out to him for an interview and couldn’t be more pleased with the result. For years, Baauer was a 4/4 house and electro DJ going by the name CapnHarry, “a joke name to match the music I was making.” Around six months ago, he switched up his style to hip hop and Baauer was born. He didn’t abandon the dance music…

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25 Minutes of Kanye West

by bspener

JUSTENVISION puts together a 25 minute mix of a bunch of Kanye West songs from all of his albums—all mashed together. He says, “Enjoyy the mix yeezy heads.” Okay. This mix doesn’t contain anything that we haven’t heard, but it’s great if you want to skim through Kanye’s catalogue.

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“Pure Space” by Unicorn Kid

by bspener

Yipee! New Unicorn Kid song! I say this not only because I like Unicorn Kid but also because every song he makes seems to have that exuberant tone, even his remix of DJ Khaled and Drake’s “I’m On One,” which is not a particularly giddy song. “Pure Space” is another good instrumental like “Boys of Paradise.” Unfortunately, instrumentals often leave you wanting just a little more. “Pure Space” is no exception but I do credit Unicorn Kid for keeping the track interesting.

Theophilus London x A$AP Rocky

by Michael

Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky finally drop the studio version of the Shirley Bassey-sampling track “Big Spender,” that has been floating around the internet for a while. Download/stream it below.

Theophilus London featuring A$AP Rocky – Big Spender 

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44455207/Theophilus_London_Ft_ASAP_Rocky-Big_Spender.mp3]

“Wamp Wamp (Vodka & Milk remix)” by Clipse & Slim Thug

by bspener

Now, this track is great. The beat definitely works for hip hop, but it almost sounds like a heavier James Blake beat. With Clipse and Slim Thug over this beat, the song almost sounds like A$AP Rocky’s work with Clams Casino. You can hear it over on Vodka & Milk’s SoundCloud page. Also check out remixes of “Lights Please” by J. Cole, “Too Good to Die Young” by 50 Cent.

“Forget That You’re Young” by The Raveonettes

by bspener

Flashback to 2008 when people still listened to the Raveonettes, a new wave-y Danish band. Now flashback to 2011 when “Forget That You’re Young” came out—I can’t say that this song really made a splash when it came out, but it’s still good and, at worst, pleasant. Check it out over on SoundCloud.

“Flexin On Em” by Meek Mill

by bspener

(via Stereogum) Having already released a track with Rick Ross, Meek Mill is definitely an up and coming rapper in the Maybach Music Group. “Flexin On Em” is probably a better track than “Erday (ft. Rick Ross),” and you should take notice with his album, Dreamchasers 2, coming soon. The track starts off with a high-pitch rift similar to the theme song of The Exorcist (but not as creepy), and it sets the pace for the rest of the song. The production is clean but not extraordinary—it does a good job of backing up Meek Mill’s verses but is not as interesting as, let’s say, Clams Casino’s production for A$AP Rocky. Download “Flexin On Em” over at Stereogum.

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Download “Flexin On Em”

Squadda B

by Michael

A week ago, Clams Casino tweeted a download link for a “vintage” “lost track” he produced for Squadda B, who is one half of cloud rap group Main Attrakionz. The track has since made its way all around the internet and now to this blog, but you shouldn’t listen to it because its the “popular” thing to do right now. You should listen to “Never Undersand” because: a) its produced by Clams Casino and that generally means its going to be awesome! b) Squadda B is awesome, and spits a very positive rap in this song c) its got muted-horns, a very high pitched sample, and is generally fun and bouncy d) It will probably put you in a good mood.

Squadda B – Never Understand (produced by Clams Casino)

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44455207/Never%20Understand.mp3]