[R&B] Drake & Dawn Richard – Where Were You (Prod. Boi-1da & D10)

Drake hasn’t released much music in 2012. After the release of his much heralded Take Care in late 2011, Drizzy’s been seemingly taking a break from projects of his own, appearing on a few guest verses for other artists, while simultaneously producing the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. With this new R&B release from the part time crooner, it makes us wonder what could’ve been, had he ever released that R&B mixtape he promised us back in 2010. Drake loves to sing about his ex-girls, and this track is no different. Teaming up with Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard, the two forlorn artists reflect on failed experiences in their love lives and the sudden disappearance of former flings. While this new collaboration with Dawn Richard doesn’t necessarily stand out from the rest of Drake’s library, it’s still a pretty excellent track nonetheless.

Before you get too excited about the prospects of a new Drake project, be warned that this is actually a reference track that was recorded before Take Care ever came out. For those of you familiar with the work of Colin Munroe, you might recognize this track as “Whatever Became of You” an addicting melody that was included on his latest mixtape, Unsung Hero. There’s a long story (which you can read over at HypeTrak) behind how it ended up in Colin Munroe’s hands, but essentially what you do need to know is that his version is the only “official release” of the song. You can stream that version below right after you get a taste for Drake’s iteration below.

’Drake & Dawn Richard – Where Were You’
’Whatever Became of You’
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[Dubstep/Drumstep] Colin Monroe feat. K Flay – Your Eyes (Datsik Remix) + Linkin Park Remix + Juicebox (Original Mix)

BOOM. Three face melting tunes from none other then Datsik. First off we got a heavy remix of Colin Monroe and K Flay’s track “Your Eyes”. The intro features some amazing vocals from Colin mixed with a hard rumbling synth, that builds into a classic Datsik drop. He chops the vocals perfectly while adding some relentless wobbles that hit at all the right times. Finishing it out with the sexy vocals from K Flay that complete this filthy remix. Next is an unexpected remix of none other then Linkin Park that Datsik did for their next album. Giving their track “Until It Breaks” a nasty Drumstep makeover, and once again Datsik nails it. The last track is an Original Mix titled, “Juicebox” and it starts off with some funky synths that reminded me of alot Doctor P’s style. The build has a dark feel to it right before you get smacked in the face with more unforgiving filth from this Dubstep heavyweight. We will keep you posted on the releases of the massive tunes! Cheers.

’Colin Munroe ft. K Flay – Your Eyes (Datsik Remix)’
’Linkin Park – Until it Breaks (Datsik Remix)’
’Datsik – Juicebox’
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[Dubstep] The Fight Of My Life ft. Pusha T (Zeds Dead Remix)

Almost a month after they teased us with a preview, Zeds Dead have finally released the full majesty of their remix of Colin Munroe‘s The Fight Of My Life featuring Pusha T.  Their style has become so recognizable with such smooth melodious sections that build into some of the most heart-pounding bass grooves you’ll hear.  Nothing beats listening to this jam on a proper sound system where you can capture the subtleties of the dismal strings and the chorus that dwells ever present in the background. Zeds Dead baby!

’The Fight Of My Life ft. Pusha T (Zeds Dead Remix)’
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