Nearly a year after impressing us with his debut mixtape, Phases, Skizzy Mars is back once again with another brand new project, Pace. While Phases featured a broad array of assorted tracks that helped showcase Skiz’s diverse skillset, Pace seems to be a far more focused project, keeping a nearly singular sound throughout, with the central concept concentrating around women and relationships. For a fast-riser like Skizzy Mars, Pace could also signify an attempt to hit the brakes and take back the reins of his life, as he tries to determine the trajectory of his career.
Keeping the features to a minimum (Jon Waltz, Ms. Jones), Skizzy thrives in the spotlight, proving he can carry an entire album’s worth of material on his own merit. Production comes from longtime collaborators Michael Keenan and 6ix, who together, craft a vivid soundscape that allows the young 20 year old freedom to experiment, while still playing well to his strengths. As we’ve mentioned countless times before, Skizzy has a knack for creating songs that are as equally addictive as they are thought provoking. We’ve lined up a few examples for you below, but in order to get the full experience, you should check out the entire mixtape for yourself.
All Say (prod. Michael Keenan)
Numb (prod. Michael Keenan)
Summer11 (prod. Michael Keenan)
Half Past Three
Drink & Dance (feat. Jon Waltz)
The Trap Dojo went on a quick hiatus, and but don’t worry we made up for it with these 90+ heaters. Starting off with 3 tracks from Mr. Carmack, featuring his remix of “Aerosol Can” and recent Seppuku EP with Jacuzzi. Next up is a FREEbie from none other than Zeds Dead, and they remix Son Lux‘s track “Flickers”. ODESZA just dropped off this epic take on Pretty Lights track “Lost And Found”, both tracks being featured on the Divergent Soundtrack. Night Kruise is hailing from down under and brings some serious vibes with this track “Sunsets”. Falcons is killing it in 2014 and this remix of M.I.A.’s track “Yala” is very on point. Milo Mills also coming through with some vibes, in this track titled “Ocean Gang”. Penthouse Penthouse though….my god this track “MIAMI” is the future, don’t sleep. Dog Blood decided to drop a hand full of “Middle Finger Pt. 2 Remixes”. We featured the anthems from DJ Sliink, Alesia, and S-Type.
Make sure not to miss the other gems from: Rusie, AGO, Aylen, Kayzo, The Hood Internet, Vinata, ISLND, Peking Duk, Stwo, Vaski, 100s, LIZ, S-Type, Mr. Carmack, Skrillex, Dog Blood, Diplo, Flume, Sable, Shackles, Insightful, Maxx Baer, Salute, GANZ, ASAP Rocky, Gesaffelstein, PHAZZ, Fakear, Paper Diamond, LOUDPVCK, ESTA, Kid Kamillion, Wave Racer, Ryan Hemsworth, and many more.
Aerosol Can (carmack refix)
Flickers (Zeds Dead Remix)
Torture feat. Mr. Carmack
Twilight feat. Mr. Carmack
Lost and Found (Odesza Remix)
Yala (Falcons remix)
MIDDLE FINGER PT. 2 (ALESIA REMIX)
SHRED OR DIE (DJ SLIINK REMIX)
Starttt (Preview) BBC Radio 1 RIP
Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)
Breezeblocks (Beshken Remix)
The Purge / Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix)
Gold (Phazz Remix)
Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix)
MIDDLE FINGER PT. 2 (S
Wedding Bells ($aturn X Hekmah Remix)
Dont Wait (Giraffage Remix)
Hanging On (I See MONSTAS Remix)
Stars Beyond Stars (Vindata Edit)
Or Nah (Stwo Edit)
F. U. All The Time (Illo Remix)
Love Will Never Do (Two Can Remix)
Shot Caller (Aylen & Kayzo G Flip)
Fall In Cake (Drake & Jay
Royal Oats (ft. Waldo) (prod. Sango)
All I Really Need (Featuring Kenzie May)
Open Up Your Eyes (ISLND Remix)
Ten Freaky Hoes
Dont Say (feat. Tyga) (Prod. by Djemba Djemba, Colta and Mike Parvizi)
P X TIGERBLOOD
Locked Out Of Heaven (COFRESI Remix)
Thinkin Bout (Doin U)
Last Two Weeks:
High (ft. Nicole Millar)
Streamers (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Rock Dem (Maxx Baer Re
Cornell Haynes (Unreleased KNK 100 Remix)
Feels So Good
drunk n luv (diplo remix)
Aerosol Can (HaveThat Glued On Remix)
Sleepless (Fakear Remix)
I Tried It
100 Bottles feat. Travi$ Scott (Prod by A
Suga Suga (SEABLAZE REMIX)
Biggie Bounce (Kid Kamillion Remix) (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter)
Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip) Free Download
Sleepless Nights (GANZ remix)
Sun Models ft. Madelyn Grant
See Thru feat. Lisa Lobsinger (Thugli Remix)
KNAS (Dillon Francis Remix)
Fine China (Royal Refix)
No More (VXNYL Remix) (DL in description)
So Sweet (Slumberjack Remix) feat. Mica Paris
Pony (salute Remix)
Ticking And Tocking
Scarlett Groove (Hexes Remix)
Rebirth (Alizzz Remix)
slow it down bb ❤
Rice Rain (Twinztrack Remix)
Love You (Just A Gents Edit)
Swimming Slow (Sweater Beats Remix)
Gecko (Willy Joy Remix)
When I Met You (noï remix)
it aint over
Dilla Plugged In (Produced By J Dilla)
25 years after the release of their debut project 3 Feet High & Rising (an album everyone should have after the band gave away their entire catalog for free last month), De La Soul are looking to commemorate the occasion by releasing a brand new tune rapped over a previously unheard J Dilla instrumental. There’s simply no better adjective to describe “Dilla Plugged In” than dope. Listening to the track is almost like taking a trip to an alternate timeline, one where De La Soul is still a prominent force in hip-hop, and Dilla is still producing ill beats. Lucky for us, moments like this are sure to occur more frequently, as “Dilla Plugged In” is just the first single from an upcoming mixtape by the group entitled Smell The DA.I.S.Y. which will consist exclusively of Dilla produced beats. Right now there’s no release date for the project, but we’ll be eagerly anticipating its arrival.
What do you get when you combine South-East London, the spoken word, and one bad ass girl?
One female rapper with a killer accent.
Kate Tempest ladies and gentlemen is by far one of the coolest, yes coolest, artists I have ever written about.
She started off as a rapper, toured the spoken word circuit for a number of years, and now works as a poet and playwright too. I mean, why settle for one thing when you can have it all?
And let me tell you, this girl knows how to throw down words and use them. Her recently released ‘Lonely Daze’ is a song off of her upcoming album later this summer on Big Dada and just gives you a hint of the talent behind this girl’s mouth. Her accent is strong but that doesn’t take away from the power of her voice and her clear ability to make you hear her. This is quite a different sound, a mix of beats with Kate’s talking voice to combine for an addictive movement that leaves you ensnared to her will and her conversation.
Don’t worry, Kate’s words will find you and make you listen.
Not Going Home
It’s hard to believe that with such a gigantic blogosphere buzz storm behind them last year that Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine OK‘s latest bubblegum sweet offering “Not Going Home” is only their second official single. Nevertheless, we’re thrilled to finally ring in 2014 with them, especially on the heels of undeniably alluring single “You’re The One For Me”, which racked up over 500k plays on Soundcloud and spawned a few incredible remixes as well. GGFO’s sound is surely in its infancy, but the pair no doubt emit an electric ability to pull a smile and head-bouncing nod on the same level as any of their bouncy pop contemporaries. “Not Going Home” tugs on that same quality, but is immediately commanding in the most lovely of feelgood indie-pop ways. An airy synth paces the emotive jaunt to the first bridge simultaneously serving as an aural tunnel into their first atmospheric chorus like Sonic the Hedgehog sprinting the barrel in an 8-Bit Emerald bonus round. About the tune the duo was quoted as saying “Not Going Home’ was written in a similar way [to "You're The One"] . This time about not taking chances on being happy and living your dreams. You’ve got to fight for it. This song means a whole lot to us and we couldn’t be more excited to share it!” Hop on this one before anyone else above, and you can bet we’ll be all over any future releases from Great Good Fine OK.
Searchin (Original Mix)
It’s safe to say that the genre tag “deep-house” gets thrown around pretty haphazardly at the moment. We’ve overheard more than our fair share of dance music “aficionados” lumping groups like Disclosure or Bondax under the distinction simply because they are alternatives to commercial EDM, feature some similar sound structuring and run a little slower than those stadium sized electro anthems. However, when we talk about deep-house here at TMN it is most likely pertaining to the pure and soulful archetypal variety. Today brings us a proper house debut from veteran underground DJ and producer Danny Marin, “Searchin”, which is being put out on Night Supply. An intoxicating and bouncy cut in nature, “Searchin” kicks off into a hypnotic house groove under the guise of compressed kicks, sculpted pads and a deep lead synth and bassline. Further glossing up the track is an elegantly pulled vocal slice from Bloody Beetroots and Greta Svabo Beich’s past collaboration “Chronicles of Fallen Love” which adds just the perfect amount of human element to insure “Searchin” a healthy amount of crossover playability, and judging from some of his live 2013 performances with the likes of MK, Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, J Phlip and Moon Boots it seems the house guru can and will appeal to any number of differing listeners as well. Grab the free download here and start dancing now.