West coast emcee Ab-Soul has been on his grind lately with some dope new material. Taking to the inter webs today, he drops off a new musical gem titled “The End is Near”. Over this Larry Fisherman production, Soul delivers some intricate and thought provoking rhymes that will definitely have you hitting the replay button to process what he is exactly talking about. Bringing in Mac Miller for a quick but subtle verse, this TDE chill track has a hint of nostalgic old school rap.
We’ve said it once, and we will most likely say it again and again. Colorado’s music scene is absolutely on fire. Today we’re bringing you yet another example of said fire with deadly DJ/Producer duo Pretty Ugly. We’ve posted on these guys in the past, as members Daytona and Timeline often throw down melodic dubstep that trend in the blogosphere. Today though, we have something extra special for you.
We’re so excited about this exclusive stream of the eponymous single. While it has gorgeously produced melodic elements, this track definitely still hits hard. It also covers a broad spectrum of EDM genres with varying synth styles. One of our favorite parts though were the vocal drops of their name throughout the entire track, which eludes to the fact that this may be their opening tune for their sets.
Pretty Ugly is now for sale via Multikill Recordings.
It’s really starting to warm up out there and what better way to celebrate than with tunes that evoke lush, sizzling shorelines and hazy, summer nights? Cue: lo-fi, dream-rockers Bee Eyes, all the way from the oft-hot and humid Philippines, and these two tracks “Dasma Girl” and “Double Sunrise”. If the rising temperatures don’t melt you, these oozy, slo-mo, jangly pop numbers might do the trick (though I might be a little biased as my folks are from Manila…). Tune in below, ninjas.
Rising British songstress Jessie Ware takes listeners back in time with her latest single “Love…Thy Will Be Done”. The throwback track is a modern re-make of Martika‘s early 90′s hit of the same name (co-written by Prince). Driven by a subtle beat of synth rhythms, light guitars, and soft drums, this smooth tune allows the singer/songwriter to showcase the range of her vocal abilities. What could easily be mistaken as a “best of the 80s/90′s” romance tune, is given a new life with Ware’s impressively soothing vocals. Fans can hear more of her music on her excellent debut album, Devotion.
While I sometimes find myself shying away from those gaudy, hyper-active commercials for the revamped 2013 version of The Great Gatsby, there’s no denying that the film’s got a super hot, Grade-A soundtrack. We’ve already heard Florence and the Machine’s “Over The Love”, Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful”, and Nero’s “Into The Past”. Now, the latest track to surface from the OST is this bone-chilling, slow-thumper “Together” by The xx, maestros of haunting subtlety. If you know what Fitzgerald’s story is all about, you’ll know this song is perfect for it. Stream The xx’s “Together”.
It has been sometime since we heard some new material from the eccentric artist Kelis, but today she breaks her musical silence and drops her latest single titled “Call on Me”. After a brief romance with electronic and heavy synth beats on her last album, Fleshtone, the talented singer experiments with a more organic sound on the TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek’s production. With some funky rhythms, horn and drum driven beat, Kelis brings some old school feel with a modern touch. Her melodic but varying vocals find a home on this smooth beat. Not known whether this is going to be the lead single of any upcoming effort, but take a listen to the upbeat track below.