There are so many great things to be said about Brasstracks, so it’s easy to sound like a broken record, but their consistency continues to speak for itself on “Say U Won’t,” the first taste of their upcoming EP. In the vein of Gramatik and GRiZ, this duo epitomizes the seamless harmonization of analog and digital with bright horns and snappy drumming that coalesce with adept production into an unparalleled invention all their own.
From covering Drake to crafting an unforgettable remix of Gallant, Brasstracks have found a lane where they’ve jumped from 0-100. Real quick. The comparisons to Chance The Rapper’s Social Experiment are undeniable, which begs the question: When will they work together? Our hope is very soon, because “Say U Won’t” and the entirety of Brasstracks’ discography have manifested into a crucial collection that shows no signs of stoppage in growth and appeal. The biggest draws to their music are a simple. It’s fun. It’s upbeat. It makes you smile. Considering the gravity of recent events and the frequency they’ve been occurring, that might just be exactly what we need right now.
I’ve got to say, nothing quite riles the morning vibe like some hip-hop flavored house music; which luckily for us the London house trio of Archie Ward, George Renwick and James Levey, or Felon as we’ve grown to know them, delivered the perfect remedy for a bit of Thursday afternoon hip-shaking. A few months back we had the distinct pleasure of premiering Felon’s pounding deep-house remix of Toyboy & Robin’s “Save Me Now”, and today the club-made triumvirate is back with another thumping revision; this time a bootleg of genre-defining hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy and their biggest single “Bring The Noise”. Felon checks all of the typical G-House boxes with their latest remix: a pitched down and powerfully recognizable rap vocal, clear emphasis on an insanely catchy and pounding analog bassline, and darker atmospherics, while simultaneously sprinkling a classic house shuffled hi-hat and kick-clap percussion line, and an airy breakdown which all wonderfully flirts with their shifting sonic terrain.
LNDN DRGS, a hip-hop duo consisting of Compton emcee Jay Worthy and Vancouver producer Sean House, have been making waves for over a year now with their distinct brand of West Coast rap. Combining elements of 90s G-Funk and neon-80s production with confident laid-back flows, they’ve utilized clear influences to cultivate a niche all their own. Leading up to the release of their debut project, Aktive, LNDN DRGS have been dropping a steady stream of dope singles. For those not yet familiar, the duo’s latest release, “Hop Out,” serves as the perfect introduction. Falling right into its groovy bounce immediately, Worthy hops on accompanying the colorful production with a smooth, chilled-out delivery.
Aktive drops on November 26th aka Thanksgiving via Fool’s Gold Records. In the meantime, enjoy “Hop Out” above and the video for “Susan,” the previous single, below. Also, fun fact: Jay Worth is the step-brother of alt-pop superstar Grimes.Continue reading →
Rhode Island native Khary‘s lyrical dexterity has never been called into question, but if there’s one thing he has over his competitors it’s his ability to adapt to any set of circumstances, as proven on his most recent single “Ambidextrous”. Sticking with that theme, this brand new remix from Lege Kale switches things up considerably, screwing up the vocals and laying them atop a bass boosted instrumental complimented by some lilting guitar rifts. It makes for a clever, yet fun reinterpretation of the original, though hopefully not the last, as the Swim Team captain has released the a capella for any audacious young producers out there looking to create their own renditions of the tune.
“Ambidextrous” serves as the first single from Khary’s upcoming project intern aquarium, which will be available sometime in 2016; in the meantime you can check out the official visuals for the track below. Also, if you’d like to hear what else Lege Kale has to offer, make sure to follow him on SoundCloud, where you can find even more dope remixes along with some original material as well.
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We’ve been patiently waiting for some new material from Hip-Hop Dojo Spotlight ArtistJazz Cartier since the release of his stellar debut mixtape Marauding In Paradise back in April. The man also known as Jacuzzi La Fleur picks up right where he left off, crafting a certifiable banger with “Stick and Move”. The Toronto based emcee has seen his star steadily rise over the last year, joining the ranks of other talented up-and-comers from his native city like Tory Lanez and JAHKOY. He hopes to carry that momentum with him through 2016 as he plans his follow-up to Marauding In Paradise. This is certainly a step in the right direction.
In the last year or so, Georgia-native Daye Jack has become a steady and consistent force in hip-hop. While his style draws from the recent revival of soul, funk & jazz in the genre, Jack sets himself apart with a multi-faceted delivery and a distinct depth of content. His latest single, “Piggybank,” finds all those skills on full display. With a jazzy electronic backing c/o Alexander Split, Jack prances between rap flows and singing while simultaneously tackling the topic of materialism from multiple angles. The result plays out like an internal battle with society’s ingrained ideas of accumulating wealth. Despite a “conscious” subject matter, Jack keeps his rhymes light, and satirical, perfectly accompanying the laid-back instrumental. The multitude of characters and voices portrayed make it hard to believe there’s just one vocalist on the song in some ways calling to mind the dexterity of Kendrick Lamar. Enjoy this one above and, if you dig it, make sure to peep his EP Soul Glitch.