On May 4th, the New York beet maker Birocratic will be dropping his EP, Beets 3. Leading up to the release he has put up two singles, “Favela Beat” and “Formula Fun,” the latter of which has an official video that is premiering right here in the dojo.
“Formula Fun” is a smooth, jazzy beat that Birocratic plays out live for all to see in this video. It’s short and sweet, leaving us wanting just a little bit more when its all said and done. For those of you in his area, he has a show at Muchmore’s on May 12th, after the EP has been released. His catchy style will leave your ears satisfied, so if he already has you convinced, you can go ahead and pre-order the EP.
Lido and Chance the Rapper‘s TheSocial Experiment band already proved that they’re a match made in heaven on their collab with Towkio earlier this month. Today, the forward-thinking combo return with a remix of Jeremih‘s “Planes” that only they could create. For the first few minutes, Lido lays down a textured, dynamic backdrop for Jeremih’s silky vocals that builds into a soulful break that, when accompanied with The Social Experiment’s signature horns, creates a uniquely jazzy, electronic-infused vibe. Chance drops in for the last minute with a verse that’s as on-point and clever as ever addressing lady problems in a way that oscillates between emotions effortlessly. This one’s perfect for your Saturday morning. We certainly hope there’s some more coming from these guys but this should do just fine to hold us over in the meantime.
Detroit artist Slap Nevada has ridden the waves of the Midwest music scene with his self-produced, heavy-hitting Hip-Hop records. Over the last few years he’s established himself as a serious vessel of energy and creativity, releasing music consistently under three different monikers. Slap has been in hibernation mode since Summer 2014, but he has assured us that this extended period of silence was only to further ensure his long-term success. He now unleashes a poppin’ new single entitled ‘Uncle Bubble’ to kick off the next leg. This has that ratchet-anthem feel sure to draw an interesting crowd. His Soundcloud is full of glam tunes for your enjoyment including his latest original ‘Died In Your Arms‘. Head over to iTunes and purchase ‘Uncle Bubble‘.
LA-based, Florida-bred producer Kodak to Graphhad a breakout year in 2014, but his debut album, Isa,which dropped last month, truly crescendoed that growth. The project plays from start to finish like an epic novel filled with emotional range, unexpected turns and vivid sonic explorations. Today, we’re excited to be bringing you the premiere of Big Wild‘s fantastic remix of one of Kodak to Graph’s hardest hitting tracks, “IAMANTHEM.” Big Wild, also a ninja favorite, flips the tempo creating an incredibly smooth, layered vibe with an unbelievable percussive arrangement. It’s a fantastic experimental whirlwind of a production that somehow mixes an 808-driven, chill-trap feel with a near-disco aesthetic.
This remix will be featured on the upcoming remix EP for Isa, which is due out in May and will also include re-works from Com Truise and Slow Magic. If you dig what you hear from Big Wild, also keep an eye out for his upcoming single that’s coming out through Odesza‘s Foreign Family Collective label next week.
Kodak to Graph is also currently in the midst of his Break the Ice Touralong with Big Wild and OBESØN and shared with us some awesome, psychedelic tour footage. Check out the premiere of that video below and find upcoming tour dates here. For all of you in SF, we’ll be giving away tickets to his show on 4/30 at 1015 Folsom–keep an eye out on Monday!
Recently gaining notoriety for having the same taste in instrumentals as Kendrick Lamar, Louisiana native Christian Deshun is taking full advantage of the buzz surrounding his name by dropping a brand new video for his single “Undisclosed.” The track is a meaningful one for the quick witted rhymer, and its title stems from a time when Deshun had no money to his name, operating out of a trap house completely off the grid that couldn’t even be located through GPS. Although he’s far removed from that situation now, living in L.A., he still takes a moment to remember where he came from in this ominous new video. Check out the visuals below, and keep on the lookout for DeShun’s upcoming album, Subtle Weekends, releasing later this summer.
BenZel and Tory Lanez are two acts we’ve been “stuck on” for quite some time now, and today they’ve teamed up for an incredible new single. “Stuck On You” is the first in a series of tracks that the duo of Benny Blanco and Ben Ash will be releasing through SoundCloud on a weekly basis. The song is a bit of a diversion from Tory’s usual style, but it still finds him thriving outside of his comfort zone, as slick falsetto gives way to a mind numbing drop. We’ve already played this tune on repeat about four to five times during the course of this write-up, so expect this one to be glued into your rotations for quite awhile. Stream the track above, and click the download link to snag a copy for yourself. You’ll want to hold onto this one.