[Party] Victor Niglio ft. Mr. Man – Jiggy

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Victor Niglio
Jiggy feat. Mr. Man (JEFF061)

Our favorite afro adorned Philly libertine is back at it again with another bass riddled track, sure to make you want to gyrate in your computer chair. We’ve been waiting for this one for a while, after hearing the preview and seeing the build up imagery released every day. Now that we’ve had our ears all over this beauty, we simply can’t stop listening. The drum rolls, the didgeridoo, Mr.Man’s vocals and the repetitious “Jiggy” sampling are more than enough to light up any dance floor.

This gem is Niglio’s Jeffree’s debut, and he knocked it out of the park. On top of everything, it’s a free download.

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[Chill/Electronica/Future-House] Autograf – Magic Stick

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Magic Stick (ft. 50 Cent & Lil Kim)[Free Download]

I’m not going to lie, this writer has long time been a fan of all things Curtis Jackson, so when Autograf’s complete rework of 50 Cent & Lil Kim’s timeless and tawdry classic “Magic Stick” came across our desks, it most certainly called for a little attention. This freshly faced producer in the electronic arena manages to deconstruct a completely pop-centric radio-rap hit and run it all the way down to a cool, melodic stride using the original hook as its driver while adding all kinds of new layers. Be sure to look out for Autograf as this is the debut track, and  a pretty darn good one at that. You can grab a free download too, so don’t be bashful Ninjas.

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[Hip-Hop] Tyler, The Creator – Look (Feat. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)

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Tyler, The Creator
Look (Feat. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) (Prod. by Nottz)

Just when you thought it was finally safe, Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future crew decide to swoop in and make sure you’re taking a second “Look” before you try to cross them. Presumably feeling a little left out of the conversation lately, Tyler teams up with three of his finest running mates–Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Earl Sweatshirt–to bring us an absolutely nasty banger here . The brand new track features the West Coast emcees trading bars over a dusty Nottz produced instrumental, where each member brings their best cards to the table, making it tough to decide who comes out on top. Instead of debating though, it might just be best to enjoy the single for what it is, and leave the discussion for another day. There’s no indication on where this will end up, but let’s hope that this is the first indication of that EarlWolf album that was hinted at earlier this year.

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[Hip-Hop] Pusha T – My Name is My Name (Album Stream)

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Pusha T
Hold On (Feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross)

Virginia native and G.O.O.D. Music emcee Pusha T has had an interesting journey in the rap game. From reaching global success as half of Clipse, to relatively going ghost, and then resurfacing over the past few years with some heat, it was only a matter of time before he got his chance to shine. As fans patiently wait for his debut solo project to drop, Pusha avoids the possibility of having his highly-anticipated LP leaking and delivers a full stream via Myspace.

Bringing in features from fellow VA artist Chris Brown, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Jeezy, Future, Kelly Rowland, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz, plus production from Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Joaquin Phoenix, and Don Cannon My Name Is My Name promises to be ‘hip-hop album of the year’. We’ve got one of our favorites up top, but listen to the audio crack below, and be sure to cop the 12-track album when it drops on October 8th.

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[Remix] Flume – Holdin On (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)

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Flume
Holdin On Feat. Freddie Gibbs

If you somehow thought Flume‘s “Holdin On” couldn’t get any better, you would be very mistaken. Seemingly coming straight out of left field with this one, the Aussie producer has teamed up with Freddie Gibbs for a hip-hop tinged remix of his standout track that’s sure to please. Gangsta Gibbs undoubtably holds his own on the mic, providing a well crafted verse over the atmospheric, synth-powered instrumental.

Flume is redefining the word “deluxe” with the re-issue of his self-titled album, set for release through Mom + Pop on December 10th. The four-disc set will include the original album, a rap mixtape, a collection of Flume remixes, a tour documentary, some stems, and according to Pitchfork, a “Producer Disc with Ableton Live 9 Lite software.” Altogether, that comes out to be one hell of a package. Those unwilling to wait for the physical release however, can get themselves a digital copy on November 12th.

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Free n Losh – A World Within EP + Exclusive Interview

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Like the colorful imagination of a young child, Free N Losh are uninhibited by any societal musical expectations or norms. Allowing their creativity to shine through, these two have created a daydreamers’ fantasy, illustrating what a lot of us hear as we’re careening through the thoughts that make us warm ‘n fuzzy.

This latest EP is even more imaginative and dreamlike than anything we’ve heard from them previously. Of course you’re already familiar with “What We’ll See,” from our earlier post on it. And while it has some chillstep inspired smooth rolling basslines, in “The World Within,” we’re offered up something quite different. This tune, heavily rooted in classic jazz, focused highly on the combination of different instrumental sampling. Despite the fluttering synths layered into it, you can actually still picture listening to this in a darkened jazz club. You quickly forget that you’re listening to a form of electronica.

“Spaceships vs Submarines” probably resembles what we’re used to in mainstream EDM, with lasers, carefully placed vocal samples and some trap style synths. However, the progression of the song is anything but, as it curves away from the big bass and into a drum and bass style breakdown. Finally we’re left with our personal favorite on the EP: “Open Your Eyes”.

I grew up on the Temptations. My mom always leaned away from rock and roll, and leaned towards soul, RnB and eventually disco. So, hearing this silky smooth interpretation really took me to another place. It’s so natural, undemanding and meticulously put together. This track is the epitome of how I see Free n Losh.

After sampling this EP on repeat, we reached out to ask some questions to this Toronto based duo. From the early days, to what’s in store next, check out what they had to say.

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Close Your Eyes (Intro)
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What Well See
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The World Within
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Spaceships vs. Submarines
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Open Your Eyes

TMN: Hey guys, thanks so much for taking some time to sit down with us. First off, talk to us about how this project came to be. When did you two come together to form Free n Losh?

Free: We met up at university through mutual friends. I stopped by Losh’s room with my buddy who knew him and when I walked in I saw Big L and Pharcyde posters and we got to talking…

Losh: Free had been producing already for a couple years when we met and when I told him I always wanted to give it a shot, he encouraged me to try it out. So I did, and I got addicted to it. It all grew from there.

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Smoko Ono – Pass The Flame (Feat. Jarred A.G., Saba & Sterling Hayes) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Smoko Ono
Pass The Flame ft. Jarred A.G. x Saba x Sterling Hayes

Yesterday I mentioned how we couldn’t get enough of the Chicago hip-hop scene, and today we have yet another prime example why. Last we heard from Smoko Ono, he was teaming up with his big brother Jarred A.G. to produce the psychedelic heater, “So I Go.” The duo collaborate once again for a satisfyingly gritty cut alongside fellow Chitown residents, Saba and Sterling Hayes. “Pass The Flame” lives up to its title, as the triumvirate exchange scorching verses potent enough to make Smokey The Bear shoot a new PSA about the dangers of playing with fire. The single promises to be the first of many bangers from Smoko’s upcoming compilation, Smoko and Friends, due out early next year.

(Artwork by JC Rivera)

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