First off, sorry for lagging on posting this weeks Trap Dojo. Starting with an Original tune from 0ne of our favorite Trap artists in the game, Carnage. This track titled “Bang!” delivers some massive 808′s infused madness, surrounded by some dark and grimey sounds that hit hard. Next we got an insane Bootleg from Koyote and he mixes “Reload” and “So Much” and they come to together flawlessly. Vinnie Maniscalco remixes Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes anthem, “Here We Go” making you fall in love with it all over again. Filthy Disco might have one the remix constest with this epic take on A-Trak & Zinc’s track “Like The Dancefloor”. “Ghosts N Stuff” trap remix anyone? I think yes, and Trapticonz does some serious work to this classic tune. Some love Trap tuneage from KEYS N KRATES delivering a melodic mix of Zedd’s track “Follow You Down”. Enjoy the rest on your own, and don’t rage to hard. Cheers.
Next week, America’s somber songstress Lana Del Rey releases Born To Die – The Paradise Edition. The double album is packaged with goodies like video games, and eight new songs like “Ride” and “Blue Velvet”. In anticipation of that, the always striking and morose LDR dropped a foggy, mystical music video for her track “Bel Air”. Included in the information for the video, is a line: “i lost my reputation, i forgot my truth. But i have my beauty and i have my youth,” which is attributed to “TROPICO the film, coming next year”. What does this mean? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, hit “play” and lose yourself in billows of green and blue smoke.
But if these weren’t enough to get you pumped, no worries. The Canadian experimental group has revealed a full stream of (III) via Spotify. Check out the player here and don’t forget to purchase it next week.
Today, Los Angeles quartet Harriet — fronted by former Dawes and PAPA keyboardist, Alex Casnoff — share a new dark, dramatic and harrowing tale. “No Way Out,” full of daunting, pounding piano and Casnoff’s weathered and pained vocals, is a song about a close-call, near-death experience with an unlikely drug… marijuana.
Halloween may have been last week, but it doesn’t seem like these dudes got the memo. Trade Voorhees crafts a chillingly haunting beat creepy enough to scare Freddy Krueger away from your worst nightmares. Unfazed, A$ton Matthews, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies and A$AP Nast all step up to the mic to deliver some absolutely nasty bars, making damn sure you’ll never listen to this one alone in the dark (or leave your stoop again).
A$ton Matthews – Min Van Dan (Remix) (feat. Danny Brown, A$AP Nast & Flatbush ZOMBiES)
A few weeks before the release of Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Lady Gaga confirmed rumors that she had been in the studio with Lamar and that the two had struck up a close friendship. Fans of both eagerly, and anxiously, awaited the track only to be disappointed when Gaga announced that, due to timing issues, she would no longer be featured on the project. However, she did promise to put the song out at a later time and, staying true to her word, today she gives us what was likely the original version of a song that has already reached legendary status. Gaga only appears on the chorus, but her presence is powerful and, surprisingly, fits perfectly. This cut is a true testament to the talent and creativity that exists between these two stars from practically different planets. Enjoy the visuals above and don’t let anyone kill your vibe tonight.
Kendrick Lamar Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe (ft. Lady Gaga)
The Weeknd is back today with yet another brand new bonus track from Trilogy, coming courtesy of BBC Radio 1. Like the previous release, this one takes us on a complex, emotional tour through The Weeknd’s conscience. On “Valerie,” Abel struggles with the emotional toil associated with being unfaithful. Although the act itself seems familiar to him, the guilt involved is foreign, and he details the effect these new feelings coursing through his mind have on his actions. To make matters worse, both parties know the other’s lying about the illicit relationship or the knowledge of its existence, yet they continue to push on in their relationship despite the presence of the elephant in the room. It’s definitely a telling tale that’s been done countless times in music, but for some reason everything seems fresh once The Weeknd laces the track with his vocal prowess.
The Weeknd continues to grow and mature as an artist, and if you’d like to hear more where this came from, make sure to pick up Trilogy when it drops next week on November 13th.