Bon Voyage is truly an international affair. Linking up NYC rapper Shamon Cassette and two new Irish producers, The Supreme and Fono, this burgeoning group just released their debut, “Booshie,” and it’s probably going to be the most catchy tune you’ll hear this week. They’ve already developed a clean cut sound, which isn’t surprising considering they’re a new signing to Different Recordings, who boast acts like Tiga and Crystal Castles (Still miss them).
“Booshie” is filled to the brim with swagger, from the laidback bars of Shamon to the constant shifting of house stylings of the production, courtesy of the Irish duo. There’s an undeniable quality on this tune that makes your head bob involuntarily every time, and whatever it is, it’s working. Hopefully Bon Voyage has plenty more in store, because we’ll be eagerly waiting for it.
Louis Futon never disappoints. Effortlessly crafting enveloping soundscapes, this Philly-based producer/DJ never creates with a heavy hand, always showcasing artful finesse with every release.
Today we’re excited to add this gem to our regular rotation. As if predestined for a remix from this up-and-coming musician, “Let’s Get Lost” seems to translate perfectly into this future bass styling with ease. Futon creates and places samples flawlessly, highlighting both the gorgeous vocals from Devon Baldwin and the smooth, casual flow from G-Eazy. It still has every authentic vibe from the original, yet takes on an entirely new persona at the same time.
This tune is a free download on Futon’s soundcloud. We highly recommend heading over and snagging it for yourself. While you’re at it, head over to his facebook as well, as there’s a huge tour announcement coming really soon.
Lost in all the hype surrounding hip-hop in 2015, Curren$y has been quietly preparing for the release of Pilot Talk 3 next month. Pilot Talk 3 is obviously the highly anticipated follow-up to 2010′s Pilot Talk & Pilot Talk 2, arguably the finest two projects in Spitta’s expansive discography. Similarly, “AD5″ or “Audio Dope 5″ is the latest entry in a series of songs Curren$y has been releasing since his Smokee Robinson mixtape, also from 2010. Though his rhymes often sound relaxed and effortless, the New Orleans native has a reputation of being one of the most tireless workers in the industry. This year however, his approach seems to be a little more focused, as we hasn’t seen a steady stream of tracks flooding the market. That sublimated concentration has us absolutely salivating at the prospect of what awaits us on this new project. “AD5″ might just be a small taste, but it’s certainly whet our appetite. So, while you may think he’s been relatively quiet, be certain that true Curren$y fans have April 4th circled on their calendars.
We woke up feeling like we’re in 2011 again, and ready to party this weekend. This bangin’ electro remix from Washington producer, Ryon Lawford, will take you back to the time of simple bouncy music. 2011… Doesn’t it look nice?
Ryon tackles Nicki Minaj‘s star studded “Only” in textbook complextro fashion, amping up the energy from the original hip-hop production into a dancefloor ready gem. From the warbly synths down to the thudding drums, this remix is the perfect addition to your weekend playlist and is tailor made for a good time.
We’ve made our praise of Milwaukee native IshDARR pretty open so far, but if you didn’t get the message the first few times, let us be clear right now: DO NOT sleep on this guy. Although still only eighteen years old, his age shouldn’t fool you; IshDARR is the real deal, and Old Soul, Young Spirit is his way of putting his stamp on the game.
Old Soul, Young Spirit is a solid project through and through, representing the strides the burgeoning talent has made in just a few months since the release of The Better Life EP. What’s most remarkable is the way he approaches each track, as he brings with him a melodic cadence and astute lyricism that in many ways builds on the best qualities of Chance The Rapper & GoldLink. Rapping with a youthful ferocity that’s balanced by a mature composure, IshDARR could not have chosen a more appropriate name for his project.
You can preview some of our favorite selections from the mixtape below, but if you’d like the full experience, head over to IshDARR’s official SoundCloud page and also make sure to download a copy for yourself.
The young and intelligent William Boltonhas many skills. You’ll have to dig into his Soundcloud to experience the records he produced himself – look for Times New Roman - but his new single ‘Dream At Night’ properly showcases his polished vocals. The relaxing production on this one is handled by Kaui Beats, an understated producer from NYC, and his soulful samples compliment the distinct vocal patterns of Bolton very well. Through his hometown connections in Detroit, Willy B adds Dillon Ashton on a verse to really mop the place up. This record will find it’s long-term home on his upcoming project, Love Supreme, sure to be available soon. Stay tapped into this guy, there are many tricks up his sleeve.
Nosaj Thing and Chance The Rapper have linked up before on the breathtaking song “Paranoia,” secretly nestled in his spectacular Acid Rap project, so seeing these two names together again is seriously exciting. “Cold Stares” is a cut off of Nosaj Things’s upcoming third studio album, Fated, and is slotted for a May 5th release. There’s a cohesiveness between these two artists that simply delivers chilled out perfection every time they work. “Cold Stares” enlists Chance for a short verse and slight crooning over the silky smooth Nosaj production that’s sure to melt you on every listen. This one is a must hear, so don’t waste anymore time and hit play above to enjoy this transcendent fresh tune.