[Future] Rooftops Horizon – Compilation Vol. 2

Paris imprint Rooftops Horizon just dropped the second volume for their compilation series. The six track release brings different flavors of future together, all in one package that can be downloaded for free. As many free downloads go, if you’re a giving type of person, then you can show your support by purchasing the project on iTunes.

Six acts brought their work to the table in this compilation. Solid throughout, Volume 2 is a strong release that sheds light on some producers from all over the world who are on the come up. Out of the six tracks, favorites include “To Be Honest” by dabow and “Let It Whip” by Heisenberg’s Montage. Despite all having their own character, and not simply just being future tracks, these two really stuck out, along with rolla’s single “Louisville.” Check out the full compilation, and let us know your favorites!

’dabow – To Be Honest (Compilation Vol.2)’
’BLANDA – Interaction (Compilation Vol.2)’
’DrewsThatDude – Water (Compilation Vol.2)’
’Heisenberg’s Montage – Let It Whip (Compilation Vol.2)’
’rolla – Louisville (Compilation Vol.2)’
’Yoshinobu – Lucid (Compilation Vol.2)’
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[NEW] Tory Lanez x WeDidIt – Cruel Intentions EP

After weeks of eager anticipation, we finally have our hands on the latest project from Tory Lanez, as he teams up with the WeDidIt Collective for this brand new 5 track EP. As expected, most of the production is handled by heavyweights from the WeDidIt roster, including Shlohmo, RL Grime and D33J along with additional production from Baauer and frequent collaborator Play Picasso, who Tory once told us was his 40. At this point, we feel like we’ve said just about everything we can about Tory’s tremendous talent, but it still amazes us to see how much growth he’s shown in just the past couple of years. Cruel Intentions serves as an incredibly polished follow-up to last year’s Lost Cause mixtape, building on the same moody aesthetic that the Toronto native has established in much of his previous work. Tory’s ability to alternate seamlessly between rapping and singing has almost become second nature at this point, so it should be no surprise that he’s basically got the formula down to a science on Cruel Intentions.

Stream the full project below, and simply enter your email address at the following link to snag a FREE copy for yourself.

’Tory Lanez – Acting Like (Prod. by Shlohmo) – Tory Lanez’
’Tory Lanez – In For It (Prod. by RL Grime) – Tory Lanez’
’Tory Lanez – N.I.N.A (Prod. by Baauer) – Tory Lanez’
’Tory Lanez – Fallback (Prod. by Play Picasso) – Tory Lanez’
’Tory Lanez – Honda Civic (Prod. by D33J) – Tory Lanez’
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[Hip-Hop] 119 Productions & THE FDC – THE C.S.S. (Chicago Sight N’ Sound)

Chicago Sight N’ Sound is an ambitious endeavor between 119 Productions & The FDC meant to showcase the city’s best and brightest up-and-comers. Plenty of familiar faces are scattered throughout the two-part project, including Mick Jenkins, Lucki Eck$, Saba, The O’My’s, Kami De Chukwu, Jean Deaux, Ibn Inglor, Smoko Ono, Jarred AG, Dally Auston, Martin $ky and many more. The C.S.S. takes advantage of some of these more well established names to introduce listeners to some newer talent they may have never even heard of, which is essentially is the true goal of this undertaking. In fact, some of the project’s best moments come from artists who may have never crossed your radar before.

Along with the mixtapes which make up the “Sound” portion of the project, there’s also a visual aspect which can be found on 119’s official website. After checking out the full scope of The C.S.S, it’s pretty clear that the teams over at 119 Productions and The FDC poured their heart and soul into making this project possible, and it’s not a stretch to say this is one of the most important projects to come out of the Chi all year, if only to show that the city can really unite together as one.

We’ve selected a few of our favorites from both mixtapes below, but we encourage you to check them out in their entirety over at the Chicago Sight N’ Sound SoundCloud page.

Part 1

’SABA PIVOT – SABILLION (Prod. By A Billion Young)’
’PSALM ONE – TIMELESS (Prod. Benny Nice)’
MUHFUCKA (Prod. Smoko Ono)’
’DALLY AUSTON – FOOD N’ LIQUOR (Produced By Boathouse)’


Part 2

’MICK JENKINS – TIME (Prod. OnGaud)’
’VIA ROSA / theMIND / NETHERFRIENDS – SIGNS (Produced By Netherfriends)’
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The Hip-Hop Dojo: May 2015 (Artist Spotlight: Mayo)


Welcome back to the Hip-Hop Dojo, everyone. By now we assume you all know the protocol, but in case you need a refresher, the Hip-Hop Dojo is a monthly feature split it up into three distinct components: the artist spotlight, our monthly playlist and our mixtape roundup. May was a busy month for hip-hop, there’s no denying that. Our latest edition of the Hip-Hop Dojo is a little lighter on the playlist side, but it’s definitely not lacking in quality tracks. Meanwhile, our mixtape section is loaded, with about 20 different projects we believe you absolutely need to check out.

The selection process for our monthly spotlight is never easy, and there’s often an internal struggle as we narrow down the list of names we’d like to approach about the opportunity. When we found out that Mayo had re-emerged onto the scene recently though, we couldn’t think of a better choice to be our Spotlight Artist for the month of May. The LA via Chicago transplant recently ended an eight month hiatus with the release of his latest song, “My Girl”, the first in a revolutionary series of singles that will comprise his Summer Story. You may or may not have heard of Mayo, and one look at his SoundCloud will let you know that the man likes to keep his releases tight and his lips even tighter. We had a chance to sit down and chat with Mayo and he opened up to us about everything from long distance relationships to dropping out of college and his breast cancer awareness campaign. After hearing from the man himself, we promise you’ll never forget the name.

Read on to find out what Mayo had to say, and afterwards click over to the next page to listen to this month’s playlist. On our final page you’ll find reviews of all of our favorite projects to drop during the month of May.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/19 – 3/21

Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

Oliver Heldens - March 19
’Oliver Heldens – Melody (Original Mix)’
’Zeds Dead & Oliver Heldens – You Know ‘
’Delta Heavy – Turbine VIP’
Green Velet - March 20
’Green Velvet – Electric Playground Podcast 2/28/2015’
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ELICIT – Traffic Jamz Mix [TMN PREMIERE]

Traffic Jamz V2

You know why there’s no insurance-slinging animal who consistently asks what day it is on Fridays? That’s because every knows it’s Friday. There’s never a question that we’re approaching two days of sweet, sweet freedom.

As we approach the weekend, it’s always important to stock up on solid tunes to groove to. While we will have another solid Friday Party Playlist coming out this afternoon, we thought we’d kick off the vibes earlier than usual, and we brought in ELICIT to do so.

Following up his radio release an amazing Prince re-work of “I Wanna Be Your Lover” on BBC Radio1, we’re stoked to bring you and exclusive mix from this mutli-grenre producer. Fusing together some newcomers like Lion Babe, G R A D E S, Vic Mensa, and Wookie with classics from the likes of Maya Jane Cole, Daft Punk, and LL Cool J, this 45 minute mix is perfect to carry you through your work day.

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[Hip-Hop] Black Friday Mixtape Roundup (Free Downloads)

TMN Black Friday Mixtape Roundup

Black Friday is fucking weird, let’s just be honest. A day after showing “thanks” to their families, millions of Americans migrate to their local WalMart to fight over gifts their kids will forget about after a week. One great thing that does come from Black Friday every year, though, is a slew of new mixtapes from emcees who see the holiday as a perfect time to give their fans some free music. To help you ninjas navigate the countless releases, we’ve rounded up our 4 favorite mixtapes from Black Friday below. No waiting in line, no fatal fist fights over the latest version of FIFA, no stuffy, smelly crowds and, best of all, everything is free. Just scroll away, preview some tracks, read our thoughts and hit the Download button if you’re feeling it.  Continue reading

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