Danny Brown & Clams Casino
Outlandish Detroit emcee, Danny Brown, and pioneering producer Clams Casino are two artists who we’re always on the lookout for new music from. As of late, though, they’ve both been relatively quiet–Brown only appearing occasionally since the release of his phenomenal 2013 album Old and Clams popping up sparsely, but memorably, over the last two years. Thanks to the always-dope Adult Swim Singles series, though, we’ve got a brand new collab between the two living legends that perhaps also provides some insight into what’s been on their minds.
On “Worth It,” both artists prove that they haven’t lost a step as Clams Casino crafts eerie sonics built around bewildering percussion. Brown at first seems to be spitting typical, yet still impressive, boastful raps about the celebrity lifestyle but when the chorus hits he asks the question of whether the material rewards of fame are a gift or a curse. On social media and in interviews, Brown has alluded to his struggles with addiction as it relates to fame, which may partially be his reason for laying low, and this song definitely echoes some of those sentiments without losing site of his signature, bombastic delivery.
Listen to this powerful, thought-provoking cut and grab a free download above. Danny Brown is right in questioning America’s celebrity culture, but what is “Worth It” is touching the world with your music and that’s undeniably something both of these artists have succeeded in doing thus far.
Sebastian Carter ft. Aela Kae
Fascination (Kulkid Remix)
It’s been a hot couple of months since we last featured anything from French dance producer Kulkid, and while we’re a few days late to the party on this one, it was without a doubt that we needed to share his latest remix, this one of Sebastian Carter (a TMN staple) & Aela Kae‘s collaboration “Fascination”, with our Ninja faithful. In honor of celebrating their first anniversary, Crosswalk Records in conjunction with Believe Recordings, have released a compilation including past acts from the label and new comers alike; including this one from Kulkid. Kulkid molds his sound onto Sebastian Carter’s original beautifully, focusing on a chunky analogue bassline to highlight Aela Kae’s soaring reverberations and plenty of ambient pad work as fuel. Crosswalk’s complete anniversary compilation, which features more cuts from the likes of Ofenbach, , Lost Frequencies, MÖWE, FDVM and more, can be purchased on iTunes here, but for now you can cozy up to Kulkid’s “Fascination” remix above.
You Give Me Something
This morning, we’ve hooked up with jackin’ UK-House sensation Hervé to premiere his latest single “You Give Me Something”. Not a stranger to scooting house rhythms and pumping dance soul, Hervé folds interweaving shuffled hi-hats, and a snappy bassline tipping its flavor to the late 80’s house music crafted in parties like Ron Hardy’s Muzic Box or Frankie Knuckles’ Warehouse nights resulting in a club weapon we’ve not been able to shake all weekend. And that’s not to say there isn’t loads of contemporary influence either, as all of Hervé’s signature energy and charm is on full display; especially behind a sticky-sweet vocal providing an alternate play against a peak-hour deep-house backbone. After releasing on notable dance labels including Ministry of Sound and Mad Decent, “You Give Me Something” marks Hervé’s debut release on ultra-tasteful underground dance imprint Love & Other Records and with past support already from the likes of Annie Mac & Pete Tong it’s pretty clear to hear that this one was a match made in house-heaven. Stream Hervé’s “You Give Me Something” above, and be on the lookout for its official release via digital retailers on August 14th through Love & Other. Mondays never felt so good.
Anything featuring Alina Baraz and Galimatias is automatically on our radar when it comes to the Chill Dojo, but when long-time favorite Stwo adds his own tender touch to the sweltering ‘Maybe’, hearts are bound to melt in an instant. If the sultry vibes of the original weren’t enough, the smoothness of this edit has definitely broken the dial where that’s concerned. Tom Misch is no stranger to a soulful beat either, and this week he revealed the first track off his upcoming Beat Tape 2. ‘In The Midst Of It All’ sums up the beautiful simplicity that the young prodigy brings to his music, and it’s this honest charm that has us hooked on everything he’s been doing lately. The quality of this next feature needs no introduction when you see the names Chet Faker and Banks combine. In what will go down as one of the collabs of 2015, ‘1998’ is everything you could want from these two vocal powerhouses together in the silkiest of jams.
Not to be outdone though, ODESZA’s remix of Hayden James was another game-changer for the internet to handle after being teased in their live sets. A slowed-down mellow take on the dance-floor heater, the majestic atmosphere conjured here is flawless in every way. For anyone who’s caught a Wave Racer show in recent weeks, the surfacing of his latest bomb ‘Flash Drive’ will be a welcome relief from replaying mobile footage over and over in desperation to relive the moment. His signature color and joyful melody have been unleashed once again, with a cheeky slap bass solo thrown in to take things to a whole new level of shameless fun.
We’re gonna ride this wave of joy all the way through to next week. Peace out!
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Maybe (Stwo Remix)
In The Midst Of It All (feat. Sam Wills)
1998 feat. Banks
Something About You (ODESZA Remix)
Flash Drive (feat. B▲by)
Itll Be Okay (ft. Helen Tess)
Jack Ü X Ember Island
Where Are Ü Now (Flaxo Remix)
Oleska X Kidswaste
Echoes (Original Mix)
Josh Rubin x Mapps
Ferdinand Weber x Shoffy
Lonely Up Here
Wasnt Expecting That (Fracx Bootleg/Remix)
Of The Trees (FlyBoy Remix)
Time (Darius Remix)
Swim Good x Merival
Since You Asked (Star Slinger Edit)
Tyrone (Mix Chopin Remix)
On You (feat. Alby Hobbs)
Hello / Be With You (Slow Magic Remix)
Talking Body (Tyler Roper Remix)
whats it gonna be (whereisalex remix)
Robokid, AObeats & Manila Killa
Helix 2.0 (Ft. Blaise Railey)
Sugar (PRINSTON REMIX)
Stronger (Bonics & ARock Remix)
Take Me (ft. Wessanders & Tokyo Megaplex)
Brave (ft. Ill esha)
HERS (SKULS Remix)
Depth Of The Shallows
Coffee (Ft. Masego)
To celebrate the one-month anniversary of their funk-tastic Pink Polo EP, Medasin and Masego let loose a jazzy new tune yesterday that promises to brighten your day. With its lounge-y feel accompanied by Masego’s sublime sax skills, “Coffee” brings to mind “Sunday Vibes,” one of our favorite cuts from the EP. Take a moment out of your Sunday evening and chill out to this one. Grab a free download here and save it for a sunny kick back.
After a few weeks of teasing on social media, Kid Cudi‘s returns late at night with the first single from his forthcoming album, Speedin Bullet to Heaven. As promised, “Confused” features all live instrumentation carrying a distinct grunge vibe bringing to mind his cover of Nirvana‘s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” one of the strongest tracks from his WZRD album. However, it feels like Cudi’s improved in adopting the style with more polished instrumentation than ever (he plays all the guitar and bass himself) resulting in an interesting combination that falls somewhere between 90s rock, psychedelia and Cudi’s one-of-a-kind vocals. As its name suggest, the release is a song about inner turmoil, conflict and torment. It’s Cudi at his most vulnerable, which for loyal fans at least, always feels like his best. It’ll be interesting to see how the general public responds but we’re definitely digging this.
Although there’s no set release date for the album, it seems highly likely that it’s just around the corner. While you wait, give this a late night or early morning listen and let us know what you think.
It’s a little later than usual, so let’s get jump started. This week has had a load of free downloads to choose from, but we narrowed it down to twelve exceptional ones that we felt we needed to share with you today. Whether you’re looking for big name tracks, or hidden gems, we got you here. From Disco Fries 1986 bootleg to the Snails and HeRobust VIP to NYMZ remix “Still In Love,” you will be partying hard. Try not to go too hard, though. It may be tough with how amazing these tracks are, but we’ll let you decide if they tickle your fancy as well. Rage on, and #danceirresponsibly.
Final Countdown (Disco Fries Bootleg)
Stole The Show ft. Parson James (Bardi Bootleg)
Dub Dee A Freak ft. Savana Painter
Watch Me (SAM F REMIX)
How Deep Is Your Love (Goshfather & Jinco Flip)
Digital Gangsta (Dusty Bits Remix)
Snails & heRobust
Pump This (VIP Mix)
Im A Dragon (Snavs Remix)
Still In Love (NYMZ Remix)