[NEW] Kid Cudi – Solo Dolo Pt. 2 (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

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Kid Cudi
Solo Dolo Pt. 2 (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

I’m not sure I really need to say much to persuade you to listen to this track, but for any Kid Cudi fans out there this might just be a dream come true. The man on the moon, who has been consistently delivering incredible tracks from his upcoming album, teams up with the recently omnipresent and always dope Kendrick Lamar for the sequel of a classic Cudi cut.

“Solo Dolo Pt. 2″ trakes the psychedelic feel of the original to new heights allowing two of the most creative artists out to display some of their best verses to date. Kid Cudi’s Indicud drops April 23rd and has all the signs of a masterpiece thus far. Not many better ways to start the week off!

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[Hip-Hop] Cassow – Oh Lord (Feat. Danny Brown) (Prod. Stewart Villain)

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Oh Lord Ft. Danny Brown (Prod. Stewart Villain)

Oh man, Danny Brown has just been on an absolute tear recently. As documented here and here, the Detroit rapper’s been on his promotional grind, trying to churn out as much new music as he possibly can in preparation for his upcoming Old album. In the meantime, he’s been able to help use his name to provide shine to some lesser known artists. That’s exactly the case here with Portland-based emcee, Cassow. While Cassow may be new to some ears, he proves he’s no amateur, as he goes in over some lush, elaborate production courtesy of Stewart Villain. When you think of hip-hop, Portland certainly isn’t the first place that comes to mind, but Cassow is definitely blazing the trail for his fellow Oregonians (see what I did there?). Check out his new Cold Winter mixtape for some more ill tracks like this one.

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[Album Stream] Iron and Wine – Ghost On Ghost

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Iron and Wine
Lovers' Revolution

Mr. Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, is back with a new album titled Ghost On Ghost. We shared one of its tracks, the jazzy, brass-heavy “Lovers’ Revolution”, with you back in January (and also above). But now, a week before its official release on Nonesuch Records, we’re happy to announce that the entire LP is available to stream thanks to the kind folks at NPR.

Stream Iron and Wine’s Ghost On Ghost here.

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[Swing & Dubstep] Jantsen + Dirt Monkey – In The Mood VIP

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Dirt Monkey
Jantsen & Dirt Monkey-In The Mood VIP

We always love to support local talent because let’s be serious, talent arises from all over and if we can brag a bit about our states well, we will take that. Colorado natives Jantsen and Dirt Monkey have teamed up to throw down this addictive collaboration. Taking an old classic swing song, the duo keep the lightness of the original melody with the repeating lyrics of the lovely ladies. Then the boys throw in some dub drops and bass hops and lots of head bopping rhythms that work so well with the feel of the song. There is no doubt, this song puts anyone in the mood to dance and sing and maybe even throw back a few cold ones as the weather gets warmer. Put this song on your summer playlist and enjoy how these artists took an old classic and made it into a modern day sure to be favorite.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #32

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Sometimes there are those moments in life where time seems to be moving too fast and it’s a constant race against the clock to get things done. These are often the times when we need to slow things down, take a breath, and take another look at things with a clear head. If you can relate, then this stress-busting playlist is dedicated to you.

We start things off with some slow disco magic from 5 reasons, who provides the perfect tune for a city drive as the warmer weather kicks in. Amazing vibes, dreamy vocals and plenty of groove tick all the boxes for the track of the week. Filling similar criteria is the next feature from UK duo Psychemagik, adding some smooth synths to take the funky original to another level of danceability. Speaking of impressive transformations, dojo favourite Le Youth lets loose a dancefloor-ready remix of Jakwob’s emotional original in a style you wouldn’t imagine possible.  Australian producer Flex Cop is another honourable mention on the list of dance-worthy music this week, with a stunning deep-house original that works in the vocals from ‘No Diggity’ with great success. Plenty of chill trap to also enjoy this week, with some eclectic remixes of Cashmere Cat coming off their recent Mirror Maru Remix Ep and another unique take on a Rudimental original coming from Two Inch Punch. The latter end of the playlist then moves into a nice selection of chillstep with familiar names in Faraway Skies, who delivers an amazing remix of Seven Lions, and Sizzlebird, who proudly released his much anticipated Alive EP. It’s been a while since we’ve ended the playlist with something a little different, so we’ve thrown in a bit of smooth jazz for good measure, because who the hell doesn’t like that?

Hopefully we’ve down our part in alleviating some of the stress from your life this week. It’s not often we take the time to give ourselves the rest we need. Peace out.

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5 Reasons
Night Drive In Moscow (feat. Patrick Baker) (Original Mix)
HAIM
Falling (Psychemagik Remix)
Jakwob
Fade (Le Youth Remix)
Flex Cop
Werkit
Treehouses
(iO Sounds remix)
SOHN
The Wheel (REID Remix)
The Dream
Ghetto (Figgy Remix)
Make You Stay ft. JMSN
C¡ara
Bødy P4rty (†REEM!X)
Gurl You Know
Kiss Kiss (LidoLido Remix)
Cashmere Cat
Kiss Kiss (Canblaster Remix)
Rudimental
Spoons ft. MNEK & Syron (Two Inch Punch Remix)
Seven Lions
Days to Come (Faraway Skies Remix) *Free Download in Description
SizzleBird
Journey of Luna.mp3
Emperor
Dust And Echoes (Free Download)
Reso
Simple Pleasures (Om Unit remix)
Distance
Fallen (Olie Bassweight Remix)
Relaxmode *sold

 

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[Electro/Hip-Hop] K.Flay – Hail Mary (Feat. Danny Brown) (Prod. Felix Cartal)

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K.Flay
Hail Mary (ft. Danny Brown)

It’s Monday, which probably means it’s now time to atone for some of your more inappropriate escapades from the past weekend. California femcee K.Flay recognizes that, although she’s not about to admit to being a sinner. Hoping to relive some of the memories she made (and presumably forgot), K.Flay pulls off a delicate balancing act between sultry vocals and provocative lyrics over some opaque and buzzing production from Felix Cartal. Meanwhile, Danny Brown continues on his recent rampage of absolutely murdering guest verses. By now, you should all be familiar with the Detroit spitter’s frenzied, and almost deranged style. While Danny definitely makes his presence known, he doesn’t take anything away from K.Flay, who certainly holds her own. If you’re interested in hearing more from the young female emcee, check out her recently released West Ghost tape. While this particular song isn’t a part of that project, you can still grab the free download below.

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[Hip-Hop] Yasiin Bey – The Light Is Not Afraid of The Dark (Prod. Kanye West)

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Yasiin Bey
The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark

A short while ago, we showed you a video of a live performance where Yasiin Bey unearthed a collaboration he created with Kanye West a few years back. At the time, we drooled at the prospects of the song potentially seeing the light of day (no pun intended). Well, it looks like Mighty Mos decided to oblige our wishes, and released the song in its full, uninhibited glory. Although Mos joined Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint back in 2010, we really haven’t heard anything from the pair since, so forgive us for getting so easily ecstatic over the team-up, even if this was recorded way back in 2006. The song provides us with a glimpse into the past, and reminds us where both of their careers stood at the time, while also showing us how far they’ve come since. Seven years later, the song still sounds surprisingly refreshing. We’re pretty confident Yasiin could’ve gotten away with releasing this as a new single, but we’re thankful that he put it up as a free stream for all of us to enjoy instead. Look out for more Yasiin Bey when his collaborative album with Mannie Fresh, OMFGOD, drops later this year.

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