[Chill] SZA – Ice.Moon.Revisited (Feat. Ab-Soul)

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SZA
Ice.Moon Revisited feat. Ab-Soul

TDE songstress SZA has been on her grind over the past month and returns to the interwebs today with a new rendition of her latest single. This time around, the beautiful singer links up with her fellow labelmate Ab-Soul for the renamed “Ice.Moon.Revisited.” The track finds both artists showing off their respective skills over a dark and menacing Felix Snow and Pat Lukens beat. Driven by heavy-hitting bass through drum work and contrasting soft bells, the two compliment the production well with their talents. This is definitely a track to sit-back and listen to if you’re looking for a mental escape. Make sure to check out the official video for the original as well below.

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[Hip-Hop] ScHoolboy Q – Man Of The Year

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ScHoolboy Q
Man Of The Year

While there’s still room for debate on who the real “Man Of The Year” will be for 2013, there’s no doubt that ScHoolboy Q will at least be in the discussion when all is said and done. Q’s latest single is certainly an addicting one, as the West Coast spitter bodies the reverberating instrumental from Nez & Rio with his typical brash and aggressive flow. This track will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for NBA Live, although we’re sure it’ll also earn a spot on the TDE member’s upcoming album Oxymoron. While that still has yet to receive a release date, we’re crossing our fingers that we’ll have it by the end of the year, so ScHoolboy can prove that he truly deserves the title.

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[Folk] Micky P Kerr – Dreamers Club EP

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Hailing from Leeds, this shaggy haired troubador has been playing acoustic shows since he was merely 20 years old. Equipped with an accoustic guitar, Micky P Kerr slowly crafted a sound that we would come to know and love today. Buried within his soft, intricate folk stylings are meticulously crafted lyrics, often carrying resemblance of early protest songs in their structure and soundscape.

Coming up on November 28th, Dreamers Club EP, is set to release as the first concept EP in a set of two recorded at Green Mount Studio in Leeds. The soon to be released four track gem features songs ranging in different folk compositions, giving you a full story in just four short songs.

First up on the EP is the title track, “Dreamers”, which boasts a charisma that beckons on Simon and Garfunkle. Scrupulously combining soft finger picking and pitch perfect humming, Kerr creates a marriage between guitar and vocals that encapsulates what can be so enchanting about just a man and his guitar.

“Lazy Ambition,” takes on a personality that would be apt for a smokey 60′s music festival, offering up boisterous saloon style piano chords which couple with his sing-a-long style lyrics. The tempo is picked up from the previous, offering up a joyfully danceable tune.

“The Increase of Insanity,” takes a more serious tone, with Kerr displaying a spoken word style song. In this thought provoking gem, we hear those early protest folk stylings really shine through.

In closing, we have “I Don’t Know,” which brings it all back together with deep interpersonal reflection being brought to life with playful instrumentation. It’s the perfect cap to four intensely tied together songs, all showcasing different abilities in Kerr’s musical repertoire.

Take a listen below, then preorder the EP on itunes so you can have it in your hands the day it comes out.

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Lazy Ambition
The Increase of Insanity
I Dont Know
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[Video] Kanye West – Bound 2

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Kanye West
Bound 2

After news that “Bound 2″ was going to be the next single from Yeezus, Kanye West stopped by Ellen to debut the latest visual for his infectious track. The scenic Nick Knight directed clip includes beautiful imagery of mountains, wild horses, mystical forests, and West driving a motorcycle as his ‘ride or die’ fiancé accompanies him. Those that didn’t get a chance to watch Kim Kardashian‘s home vid get the added bonus of a topless future Mrs. West too.

The visual comes across a little like a corny proclamation of how much these two are in love and not as artistic as Ye probably intended. The motorcycle riding is a little cliché and the novelty of the topless Kim shots, although nice, are played out at this point. Considering that these two already have a baby and are engaged, we get that they are in love. One thing that didn’t make sense was the missing Charlie Wilson cameo. Take a look at the video below and be sure to cop Yeezus, available now.

Kanye West is currently still on tour with Kendrick Lamar and special guests A Tribe Called Quest.

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[Electro Pop] Carousel – Into the Night

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Carousel
Into The Night

It seems like just yesterday we were sitting inside a Denver pizza joint with Carousel. After speaking with this Berklee College of Music product, we watched as they entertained what was a rather scarce crowd. We can assure you that the talent level far demanded a much larger crowd than what was there that evening.

Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Kevin and Jackson perform, seeing their crowds continually grow. With their synth heavy, infectious pop, these two keep capturing the hearts of listeners world wide.

Today, we’d like to ask you to through on your white wash jeans, tropical button up and Ray Bans, and get ready for a slice of 80′s pop. Staying true to form, these fellas have once again crafted something overwhelmingly catching, providing us with dance inducing rhythms, a wicked guitar solo and Jackson’s soft sung golden vocals, telling tales of brooding eyed romance.

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[Denver Giveaway] Active Child – Larimer Lounge, 11/21

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Active Child
She Cut Me

There’s no denying the intense talent of Active Child. Through the brain of Patrick Grossi, we’re able to be transported to an entirely different world with his musical imagination.

This act is definitely on our live show bucket list, which is why we’re overwhelmingly excited to head to the Larimer Lounge in Denver this Thursday to check it out. We’ve had Rapor on repeat, getting ready to embark on this other worldly journey, and now we’re ready to give you a chance to win two tickets to the show.

Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you via email. There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
- You must shout that you love “The Music Ninja” from atop a mountain. We will settle for nothing less.

Good luck, ninjas! Contest ends Wednesday at 5pm ET.




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[Electronica] Avenue – Colour

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Avenue (Official)
Colour

There’s nothing quite like a really well composed electronica track that has the ability of transporting you to another place. Is it the calming strings laid over slow, repetitious beats? Is it the lack of lyrics that allows our mind to wander? Whatever it is, we’re all about it.

Flirting with associations like Emancipator, Moby and Little People, Torontonian producer Sam Willows (aka Avenue) has crafted a sound that’s musically engaging, welcoming you in with each siren like synth. With very little out there about this up and coming Canadian, we can assure you that as much time and effort goes into making his music as Rob Ford’s plans to get wildly turnt up.

Political jokes aside, this is really the first we’ve heard of this act, but we’re already intrigued. We can’t wait to see what else he has on deck.

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