[Alternative/Hip-Hop] Theophilus London -Snow Angel ft Trouble Andrew

It woud be an understatement to say that Theophilus London is one of the more experimental and eclectic up and coming artists. With a unique flow, he seems to have the distinct ability to flow well over a wide range of beats. From trap to hip-hop to alternative rock, he is not afraid to reach outside the proverbial box of his “genre” and deliver some dope new music. On the 3rd week of dropping new material, the Brooklyn native teams up with pro-snowboarder Trouble Andrew on the track “Snow Angel”. This trippy and laid-back tune comes courtesy of trap producer Uzi and some Radiohead samples. Not sure if this track is an endorsement/praising of the snowboarder but it is still pretty interesting. Be sure to check out the free single below.

’Snow Angel feat Trouble Andrew’
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[Hip-Hop] Yuna – Live Your Life (ft. Theophilus London)

One of our favourite rappers Theophilus London has stepped up to remix “Live Your Life” by underground talent Yuna, and boy is it good. The Kuala Lumpur-based singer’s soft vocals and gentle synths give it a sweet vibe, allowing London to weave his raps around Yuna’s angelic voice. Definitely one of the most exciting tracks out there at the moment, “Live Your Life” has a lot of potential for both Yuna and London. Don’t miss Yuna’s self-titled album (featuring Pharell on production), out now.

’Yuna – Live Your Life (Featuring Theophilus London)’
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[Hip-Hop] Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

The Brooklyn-based Theophilus London has long been one of my favorite young hip-hop artists around because of his tendency to think outside the constraints of genre boundaries in his music. His sound, alternates seamlessly between his funk-infused, Pharrell-esque singing voice and smooth rapping vocals. London’s music truly reflects progression in music as stringent classification becomes a thing of the past.  His versatility and willingness to collaborate and experiment across different genres (Soul, Funk, R&B, electronic and alternative) is embodied by this mixtape. Check out some of my favorite tracks below and download the whole tape free here. A complex mixtape that is still consumable at any occasion, in the car or for your next poker hiphop playlist.

’Theophilus London – Morning Kisses’

This track is a perfect example of London’s funky, R&B singing abilities.

’Theophilus London – Dancing feat. Marvin Gaye’

It is pretty hard to hate on a Marvin sample and this track is upbeat and danceable,  while maintaining originality.

’Theophilus London – Lighthouse (JJ remix)’

In case you’ve been under a rock for the last couple years (or aren’t as into music as me), JJ is a swedish post-pop duo who have done lots of experimentation with incorporating hip-hop lyrics and sounds in their ethereal music. This track is an awesome collaboration in my mind and I hope to see JJ working with some more notable names in hip-hop.

’Theophilus London – She Said Ok feat BIG BOI’

Big Boi is in the house. Not much else needs to be said besides that this song is hilarious and reminiscent of Outkast.

’Theophilus London – Tour de Roses Anthem feat Bryan Holder’

Here’s an example of Theophilus pushing the boundaries experimenting with some wobble on the beat. I am always a fan of the dubstep/hip-hop combination when done right.

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Theophilus London – Golden (Prod. by Twin Shadow)

Coming off from the collaborating with Big Boi earlier this week, Theophilus London is back with “Golden”, produced by Twin Shadow. The sunny and warm melody combined with London’s expressive lyricism results in a soft relaxing hip/hop track. Listen below.

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Big Boi & Theophilus London – “She Said Ok” (Feat.Tre Luce)

Big Boi makes his debut for 2012 with a brand new track titled “She Said OK,” featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London. The slow explicit jam may or may not appear on his forthcoming solo album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.” If this is too filthy for your naive ears, you can check out the clean version here.

’Big Boi & Theophilus London – “She Said Ok” (Feat.Tre Luce)’
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[Hip-Hop] Theophilus London – Big Spender (ft. A$AP Rocky)


Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky, two of hip-hop’s brightest and best, have dropped the studio version of ‘Big Spender’, which the duo debuted at SXSW. Produced by DJ Carnage and featuring a killer sample of Shirley Bassey’s original, this track has gigantic potential to be huge, so expect it to be filling up the clubs everywhere.

Theophilus London – Big Spender (ft. A$AP Rocky)

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[Dubstep] Theophilus London – I Stand Alone (Ocelot Remix)

Not that it is a whole new trend, but EDM artists more and more are taking a lot of hip/hop influences into their work, especially when it comes to dubstep in the past couple of months. The blurring of the lines has become even more clear with Ocelot in the picture remixing Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London‘s “I Stand Alone”. The Music Ninja first featured Ocelot back in the day in a compilation of Muse remixes, since then Ocelot has been busy releasing both original and remixed tracks of Marina & The Diamonds and The Killers to name a few. This new iteration is most attractive because it is not the overbearing dubstep that usually is incorporated with hip/hop track. The entire song is deeply electronic but feels very smooth and organic, a trademark of Ocelot remixes.

Theophilus London – I Stand Alone (Ocelot Remix)

’I Stand Alone (Ocelot Remix) – Theophilus London.mp3′
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