Somethin' Bout You (inner worlds Remix)
For the past few months, TMN favorites, Follow Me have been basking in the glory of their debut single “Somethin’ Bout You” and the slew of top-notch remixes that have followed. Today, it is our pleasure to premiere the final remix of their single from none other than the Brooklyn duo’s close friend, Inner Worlds. Supporting the original vocal sample with a lush background of dreamy, swelling synths, Inner World’s rather eclectic remix spins the original in a completely different direction. Pulling from a myriad of genres, Inner World’s rendition is nearly impossible to classify but still manages to make one thing evidently clear, his music and creative vision know no bounds. Grab the free download, this tune is a must have. Enjoy.
Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT Edit)
Since his debut album blew fans and bloggers away back in 2011, SBTRKT has been relatively quiet in terms of releasing new music. Today, the U.K.-based producer blesses the interwebs with his original take on Drake‘s “Girls Love Beyonce.” This brief rework departs refreshingly from the original with mesmerizing percussion and warped, incomprehensible vocals demonstrating the artist’s unique style and attention to musical subtleties.
This is the kind of track that will only grow on you with multiple listens as its intricacy becomes more evident and beautiful with every spin. See for yourself above and be on the look out for new music from SBTRKT.
Belong To The World
It might still be Monday, but The Weeknd‘s already returned (I know, bad pun) to give us yet another glimpse of the mysterious realm known as Kiss Land. Possibly the most powerful single from the Toronto native yet, “Belong To The World” comes with its fair share of controversy. The track utilizes an unauthorized sample of Portishead’s “Machine Gun,” of which lead guitarist Geoff Barrow made his disapproval abundantly clear (in a somewhat bizarre fashion, checkout all the backlash Barrow’s received on his Twitter feed). Legally sampled or not, Abel makes good use of the source material, amping us up for what may be his most emotionally driven project to date. Be on the lookout for the release of Kiss Land, which is currently scheduled for release on August 27th.
New British producer, Ben Khan, finds that sweet spot between defiantly dark R&B, electronica and soul with his “Drive (Part 1)” single. Separating himself from the hoards of other bedroom producers with a sumptuously minimal approach to midnight soul, “Drive (Part 1)” sounds like the start of something very special.
Probably best known as the voice behind many of SBTRKT‘s greatest hits, Sampha Sisay is getting ready to embark on a journey of his own with the release of his solo debut, Dual. “Without” provides us with the first taste of what to expect from the six track EP, as Sampha’s hypnotizing vocals float beautifully over the ethereal, undulating backdrop. After just one listen, we’re convinced that we’re going to love whatever else we hear from the UK native when Dual finally drops on July 29th.
M.I.A. returns to the scene the only way she knows how, with a brash, blaring in-your-face new single, “Bring The Noize.” Paying tribute to the Public Enemy classic, Maya told Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 that the single is “coming out at a time where I think in America it’s kinda cool to hear something like this,” likely referencing the recent debacles involving the NSA and Edward Snowden. There’s no word on when M.I.A.’s fourth studio album, Matangi, will finally come out, but it’s pretty clear that she’s getting frustrated with the entire process right now, “It’s just one of those things where I’ve given up at this point. I was literally going to start putting out records from my bedroom. This was my last stab at it– I’m going to hand it in and wait for it to go out the way albums go out. If I didn’t get it out right now, I would’ve definitely exploded.” She also went on to mention that the album had been rejected for being “too positive,” whatever that means. Either way, we hope we get a chance to hear the album in its final form, through whichever delivery method she finally settles on.
As I’m sure you already know by now, Kanye West’s Yeezus has experienced a case of the leaks. Depending on how you look at it, that’s either a triumph for the internet or a failure for Ye. Yeezy’s been heralded as one of the most paranoid, tight-lipped artists’ out there, taking every measure to prevent his album from leaking, even going so far as to ensure that there would be no pre-order streams to get hacked into. Despite all his efforts though, the album wasn’t able to release on his own terms. Much mystery still remains around the album, with an official tracklist yet to be revealed. While we won’t be sharing the leak with you, I’m sure you can do some digging to easily find a copy on your own. Instead, we’re providing you with a chance to hear one of the album’s most talked about tracks, “I Am A God” which according to sources was produced by Daft Punk–one of the few artists to cause this much hysteria around the release of their album earlier this year. Check out the supposed final tracklist–including credits–below, and make sure to grab a copy of Yeezus when it officially drops on June 18th. Continue reading