[Hip-Hop] IshDARR – Too Bad (Prod. J Gramm)

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Too Bad (Prod. J Gramm)

Last time IshDARR appeared on these pages we were premiering the first cut from his upcoming Old Soul, Young Spirit project. After inviting us to “Vibe” with him in his previous effort,  the Milwaukee native has returned with a heart-pounding single that’s guaranteed to get your blood flowing. “Too Bad” is the 18 year old spitter’s most ambitious effort to date, an accomplished record that demonstrates his technique and versatility as an emcee. Kicking off with a chorus of “I got two bad bitches in the back rolling doobies,” the new single definitely makes for an addicting listen, which explains why we’ve had it on constant repeat since it dropped.

Stream/download the tune above, and look out for Old Soul, Young Spirit set for release in March.

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[Indie Electronic] Golden Coast ft. Sirah – Futurist (Sirah Remix)

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Futurist (Sirah Remix)

We’ve covered the original, and now Golden Coast‘s “Futurist” gets a trapped out treatment courtest of the Grammy award winning Sirah. Not only does she flip the tune from a indie pop masterpiece into a hip-hop jam unnaturally well, Sirah decided to go ahead and rip a verse as well. Needles to say Sirah backs up her award with ease, and she’s opened the door for Golden Coast in a big way. Their falsettos are clean and clear and balance out her seasoned flow perfectly on the second half of the track. Hopefully in the future we can get an actual collaboration between these two, because if this remix tells us anything, they could make a huge tune together.

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[G-House] Lil Wayne & Kanye West – Lollipop (1DAFUL ‘G-House’ Remix)

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Lollipop (1DAFUL 'G-house' Remix)

First off, I may be alone here, but I REALLY miss Tha Carter III era Weezy. With that being said, 1DAFUL returns with a another gigantic remix with one of the first and most popular singles off of that great Lil’ Wayne album, “Lollipop.” Juggling a G-House and trap hybrid, these Canadians are continuing their trend of dancefloor ace in the holes with gut wrenching bass, shifty and buzzing synths, and a deep groove you can unashamedly shake your booty to. Hip-hop and house are coming closer together every day with these types of remixes, and it’s been a fun experience to see what producers like 1DAFUL have under their sleeves next. Snag the free download in exchange for a simple SoundCloud follow here, and enjoy the latest heat from 1DAFUL above!

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[Hip-Hop] BMB Spacekid – FBGM (feat. GoldLink)

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FBGM ft. Goldlink

Following a top-notch release with Falcons last week,  GoldLink keeps the quality music coming, collaborating with yet another unique producer in St. Petersburg’s BMB SpacekidDiverging slightly from the future bounce beats GoldLink often accompanies, the Russian producer creates a silky smooth, dynamic instrumental. Even over a different backdrop, GL maintains his hard-hitting delivery, albeit slightly slowed down, and raw style of lyricism during his appearance. At about the 1:30 mark, BMB’s production takes over as he slows the tempo giving a chopped and screwed vibe. Give this jam a spin above–you can grab the single on iTunes now.

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[NEW] Snakehips & Tory Lanez – Dímelo

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Dímelo #songsfromscratch

Corporate involvement in music often comes under scrutiny, but Adidas Originals’ partnership with Yours Truly for the #SongsFromScratch series has been one of the most important recent endeavors in music. Uniting artists who typically wouldn’t collaborate, the program has churned out some of the most prolific creations in recent memory. The latest entry in the series is an international affair, as we find Canadian extraordinaire Tory Lanez striking up a partnership with the UK’s Snakehips for “Dímelo.”

“Dímelo” is a perfect blending of both Tory’s and Snakehips’ individual styles. “Dímelo” shares much of the whimsical charm of a typical Snakehips production but with an added hip-hop flare. Tory on the other hand abandons his grittier, more lo-fi sound in favor of something a bit more upbeat, though his swagger remains tightly intact.

Listen to the tune above and make sure to watch the process that went behind the single at the official Songs From Scratch website. Also feel free to check out our recent interview with Tory Lanez as well.

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[Event Preview] CRSSD Festival – San Diego 3/14-3/15

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Spring is around the corner, which means that it’s almost festival season! As one of our first stops, TMN is going to the CRSSD festival in San Diego. Taken place at the Waterfront Park on March 14 and 15, CRSSD fest features some of the frontrunners and up-and-comers in today’s electronic music. Powerhouses including Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Odesza, Flight Facilities are headlining the festival at the “Ocean View Live” stage, while deeper acts like Kaytranada, Thomas Jack, Bakermat and Bixel Boys will try to win the crowd at “The Palms” stage.

The three-stage set up will definitely give a refreshing feel to all festival-goers. Thousands will gather at Waterfront Park and dance their pants off while overseeing the beautiful city of San Diego. With its popularity rising at such a high rate, CRSSD festival is representing sunny San Diego by stepping its game up. We are very excited to be able to witness the very first debut of the festival, as there will be many more in the future.

Make sure to check out this playlist we put together in advance to the festival. If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, and want to have a good time with laid back vibes all around, go to CRSSD festival and we promise you will not be disappointed!

Slow Magic
Still Life
Something New (Amtrac Remix)
Drive Me Crazy (featuring Vic Mensa)
ODESZA
White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts)
Bakermat
Teach Me (Original Mix)
Gabriel Rios
Gold (Thomas Jack Remix)
All Youre Waiting For (Feat. Nancy Whang)
Theophilus London Feat. Jesse Boykins III
Tribe (Bixel Boys Remix)
FoFo
Flight Facilities
Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Lido Remix)
George Maple
Talk Talk
Goldroom
Embrace

 

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[Hip-Hop] Heems – Home (ft. Dev Hynes)

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Home (ft. Dev Hynes)

NYC emcee, Heems, formerly of Das Racist, is preparing to drop his solo album next month and, if the releases thus far are any indication, it promises to be a great one. Earlier this morning, Heems dropped off one of the the most anticipated collaborations from the project, with Dev Hynes, of Blood Orange. “Home” proves a mellow, yet heart-wrenching, track with a gorgeous instrumental to match Heems’s unique delivery recounting a lost relationship. It’s an interesting contrast with the last single, the more upbeat “Sometimes,” allowing the talented emcees versatility to shine alongside Hynes’s phenomenal production. Give this one a listen above–Eat Pray Thug is due out on March 10th and can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.

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