Elusive (S-Type Remix)
UK Producer S-Type puts a stunning spin on Lainne La Havas’ song “Elusive”. The remix is full of Havas original jazzy and soul feel with a clash of electronic beats and melodies thanks to S-type. Known for his hip-hop sound, S-Type powerfully let’s the drums do most of the talking in his remix, careful to allow Havas stunning vocals to sit peacefully in their place among S-type’s beats. A great mix that keeps the fingers drumming away on the desk.
My Kind Of Love feat. Ab-Soul
British songstress Emeli Sandé has been steadily making her way into the American market. After teaming up with Kendrick Lamar for the remix of “Next To Me,” Sandé collaborates with another TDE member, Ab-Soul, on the remix for “My Kind of Love.” Her unique voice and talent for penning quality lyrics still shine through on the re-worked beat of the charting single from her debut album, Our Version of Events. The Black Hippy emcee also delivers some words spoken straight from the heart. No news on whether this will be part of a full length compilation, but take a listen to the single above.
Stressin’ on your last minute Halloween costumes yet? We’re pretty sure being a Ninja with a bad ass playlist in your back pocket is an awesome option….Just sayin…
Rainy Day Women
Aint It Time?
Long Way Down
I'LL BE GONE (Vice Remix feat. Pusha T)
Linkin Park‘s LIVING THINGS was a pretty underrated album, even among the band’s hardcore fans. Luckily for us, LP will be breathing new life into the project through the release of RECHARGED later this month. Similar to their Reanimation collection released 11 years ago, RECHARGED will include a collection of remixes of many of the album’s standout tracks, including this one by DJ Vice, featuring Pusha T. Vice substitutes the original’s guitar chords with a fresh, uptempo electronic backdrop complete with snares that make it ripe for a killer versa from Pusha. Check out the track above, and make sure to pre-order a copy of RECHARGED before it hits shelves on October 29th, to snag yourself a bonus remix of “Burn It Down” by Paul van Dyk.
Last week, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, made some headlines when he decided to pour his heart out in a series of handwritten notes he posted on his Instagram page. Many people seemed alarmed or concerned for the rapper’s mental state, and while some of the information he revealed seemed pretty shocking, those familiar with Bino’s library shouldn’t be too surprised, as he’s expressed many of the same inhibitions in the past through his music. Deciding to bless us with a new single today, Gambino returns to his introspective roots on “3005.” The catchy new tune sees the Stone Mountain native employing his mastery of witty punchlines, as well as handling singing duties on the chorus. During the second verse, he gives us even more insight into his current mindset, spitting, “I used to care what people thought, but now I care more/Nobody out here got it figured out, so therefore/I’ve lost all hope of a happy ending, depending on whether or not it’s worth it/So insecure, no one’s perfect.”
After listening to this fresh number, it’s clear we’ve definitely got a lot to look forward to with Childish’s sophomore release, Because The Internet, which is set to drop this December (that’s if his label lets him release it of course).
Right before the release of her EP in Noveber, Ru Saxon has released the second song off of it called “Baby”. This fun and flirty song has a mix of everything, a little pop with the high pitched melodies, a little bit of soul with Saxon’s silky voice and a little even experimental sound with the beats and thrown in sounds. When I listen to it, I feel like I should be at a small jazz club, bee-bop if you will. Make sure to listen to the lyrics, Saxon does an amazing job stringing an almost story like feel through her lyrics. Make sure to check out this Essex native’s song and keep an eye out for the release of her EP.
Marika Hackman once again demonstrates that the hype surrounding her music is entirely justified. Building on the quiet triumph of her remarkable debut release, this new single signals an intriguing new direction for the London based songwriter. With guitars amped up and a full back in tow, “Cinnamon” arrives doused in an endlessly imaginative arrangement, with Marika’s vocals giving the song a flickering warmth, as if lit from within.
To say that we’re anxiously awaiting hearing the rest of Sugar Blind would be a ridiculous understatement. If you’re anything like us, we suggest pre-ordering the EP on iTunes to receive an instant download of “Cinnamon”