Vortex (ft. Kid Cudi & Pusha T)
King Chip, formerly known as Chip tha Ripper, has always been a ninja favorite for his unique brand of smooth, laid-back raps. When you add his fellow Cleveland native, Kid Cudi, to the picture the outcome never fails to be dope. On a standout from Chip’s latest mixtape, 44108, the dynamic duo, and Wicked Awesome labelmates, team up with G.O.O.D. Music’s man of the hour Pusha T for a refreshingly original track.
On “Vortex,” Cudi and Dot da Genius (aka WZRD) team up for a psychedelic, guitar and piano-laden beat setting the tone perfectly for a song about a dangerous love interest. Cudder creates one of his trademark hooks taking his vocals up an octave from what we’re used to. Pusha T continues his relentless streak of vicious bars and King Chip continues the maturation of his style delivering with the confidence of a vet.
Enjoy this great track above and, if you’re digging it as much as we are, make sure to grab the whole 44108 project, which includes a number of other notable features, for free HERE.
Free n Losh
What We'll See
Gene Wilder would be a proud man if he could hear this take on one of the most iconic songs from a classic film of the millennial generation. Yes, we all remember yearning to win a golden ticket. The funny thing is, Free n Losh have just served you up with one. Even funnier, this isn’t the first time the Toronto producer duo have only been on our radar for a few months, and they keep serving us up with golden tickets.
If you’re not familiar, here is their formula. Take a classic tune that is far out of the reach of most producers’ will to remix, remix it and remix it well. Their interpretations still maintain enough nostalgia and enough classic feel that you don’t really notice that you’re hearing something different. You’re transposed into a different part of your life, a time where that track held a significant place in your mind.
Some of you may think we’re touting Free n Losh a bit much, however, we politely disagree. Take “What We’ll See” for example. We might have deeper childhood associations of fantasy and grandeur associated with these gracefully sung lyrics, but take a gander at the gorgeously composed synths, the sexy saxophone, and the large cinematic, buzzing bass line. It’s deliciously current, yet still gives you the warm and tinglies that you recall from the first time you saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And on top of everything, it’s a free download. So pick it up, and reminisce on simpler times.
Gimme Back The Night ft Theophilus London
French producer Brodinski and Brooklyn emcee Theophilus London set out to take over the dance floor with their latest single “Gimme Back the Night.” Not to be confused with the groovy “Take Back the Night,” this new track drips with a seductive techno rhythm and dark undertones. Playing back some spoken-word sound bites and synth beats, this fusion of electro, rap, and dance is sure to become a night club anthem. This haunting, yet infectious track will be physically released Sept 16th and featured on Brodinski’s upcoming full length on Bromance Records.
TJR @ Wet Republic
Las Vegas, NV
As another month passes and summer slowly fades away it is time again to present a new Resident Artist for the month of September.
There are many things to say about our new artist, for starters, this is not his first rodeo musically speaking. He has been DJing since his college days discovering that he loved making beats more than his other love, which was golf at the time. He moved from his home on the East Coast only a few years back to pursue and push his music making but he did this with his own sound. He started making bootlegs and sampling anything he could get his hands on and the biggest thing he could do for his music, he stopped caring what other people thought about his music.
If you haven’t figure it out yet then I guess I had better spell the letters out for you: ladies and gentleman, the incredible artist we know simply as TJR.
A product of the 90’s, TJR continues to show his originality in his music, DJing and producing sounds that blur the lines of house, techno and electro. Just like other musicians out there, TJR made all these beats for his own pleasure and then those songs were picked up and played by other artists such as Chuckie and Fatboy Slim and from there, TJR’s fan base and admirers only grew. That little known (or renowned) TJR tune called “Funky Vodka”? We were honored to premiere it on TMN and the song inevitably made its way to the #1 spot on Beatport, with great reason. And his recently released “What up Suckaz” also climbed its way to the #1 spot, again, because it is a song that deserves to be up there.
Besides being an amazing producer, TJR is also known for his captivating live performances. He has said that he realizes many artists today just stand in front of a computer screen for their shows but he believes stage performance is just as important as the music itself.
TJR is a musician who has made it a point to make the music he loves and in return, he has captured the hearts and ears of many fans. This month we are excited to get weird with this artist and learn just a little bit more about the man behind TJR and his undeniable success.
Prepare for the most aggressive track that you have heard from the French prodigy, Madeon. His normal approach to production went out the window for this this one, and he still nails it. Delivering a Acid/Electro infused sound design that that features flawless chord progression. This track was ripped from Dog Blood‘s Set at Coachella Weekend 2 (hence all the “Dog Blood” samples being dropped through out the track). No news on the release date yet, but as always, we will keep you posted. Cheers.
So I Go (Prod. by Smoko Ono)
If you thought the Smoko Ono produced “So I Go” was trippy before, wait till you catch a glimpse of the new video from Chitown’s very own Jarred A.G. Conceived by Merked Creative, the vibrant visuals can be more accurately considered as an interpretive artpiece–something that falls closely between an acid trip and those visualizers from the Windows Media Player days. The transitions in the video sync up perfectly with the rhythm of Jarred’s flow, which seamlessly drifts between a laidback, swagged-out drawl to a sped up, feverish clip. The track itself helps shows off Jarred’s versatility, and provides a case for why he should be mentioned among the plethora of rising names coming out of Chicago, the current hip-hop capital of the world.
Disclaimer: This video may cause seizures for those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.