Wale is steady on his grind for his upcoming third solo album The Gifted. While his infectious single “Bad” is still climbing the charts and staying on constant rotation on the radio, he takes to the webs this week to release a new track “LoveHate Thing”. The MMG rapper returns to the mellow vibe as he spits over a soulful Dew, Stokley, and Tone P. beat. Speaking on the trials of making it big and losing the ones you grew up with in your hometown to jealousy, Wale continues to show his vulnerable side with this latest release. This track is definitely another solid effort from the DC native and is sure to get him some placement on the charts. Wale’s The Gifted is set to drop on June 25th.
There is only one way to start off the summer outdoor concert series in Colorado and that is with a unbelievable show at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Last Friday night as the sun began to set, the glow sticks and furry boots and Colorado geared out music fans alike all descended upon Red Rocks for the first big dubstep show of the summer, Global Dub Festival put on by Global Dance, AEG Live, and Sub.Mission. There was a silent vibe among the crowd, a glowing excitement for the amazing artists about to take the stage and for the happiness that comes with this concert experience. Here, dub artists were backstage preparing to play to a sold out crowd of 10,000 people, all ready to dance and jump and scream the night away as the music pulsated through each and every one of them.
First to the stage was the electronic duo Designer Drugs who amped the night up right with their touch on all music from electric to dub to trap to dance. They didn’t just warm the crowd up, they electrified the crowd to be prepared for the rest of the night. Then the four dirty boys of Dirtyphonics took to the stage, flying all the way from France to show Red Rocks some proper bass music love. If you want entertainment, try watching four guys make mixes constantly together, it takes dedication and these four delivered a impressive performance full of all things drum and bass. On their heels was none other than Zomboy who laid some straight mind control over this crowd. His energy carries from his music to every listener in the audience, not stopping for one minute to take a break, Zomboy raised the stakes.
Then the master of all bass took to the stage, triple X-rated himself, Excision. And no, he couldn’t bring his sound system this time because Red Rocks would be no more but don’t worry Rado, he’s coming back this fall with all the bass your ears can handle. Excision destroyed his set, throwing deep bass after deep bass all over the screaming fans that could not get enough of his bass in their faces. Excision never stopped running through all the bass he knew and the crowd kept craving for more after each drop.
The final man to the stage was none other than the blonde boy who blasts the gold dust through any speaker system he’s hooked up to, Flux Pavilion. Flux took the stage and with some insane visual graphics dancing on the screen behind him, he gave the audience all that they could ask for and more. He blew the roof, gave us daydreams, couldn’t stop and finally gold dusted the entire crowd who by this point were all standing, singing, screaming for all things Flux. Before he left the stage, Flux took the microphone and said, “Red Rocks has to be the best venue in the world. The fact that it’s next to Denver is a definite plus”. There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the most amazing venue in the world with some of the biggest names in dubstep music to start off what is sure to be an epic summer at Red Rocks.
Empty Hearted (Ultra Records)
Walk In The Fire
Hanging On Me (feat. Liela Moss)
X Rated Featuring Messinian
Blow The Roof
Disclosure can do no wrong, and this Bootleg of Ralphi Rosario and Xavier Gold‘s track “You Used To Hold Me” is pure gold. Their approach to this re work is pretty much flawless, dropping all sorts of dreamy synth work to accompany the already empowering vocals. A few months ago Disclosure teased us with a video performance of this track, to watch that click here. But now we have a solid rip from Disclosure’s mix for Zane Lowe‘s show on BBC Radio 1. No news on the release date yet, cheers.
You Used To Hold Me
We all have those songs that we find eeeeextremely annoying the first time we hear them. So annoying that we publicly swear we will never listen to it again. But then someway, somehow, they magically creep into our world and we find ourselves enjoying it more than we ever hated it. You know the one. The song that we blast in our cars and then the moment our friend gets in we quickly hit the next button while expressing how stupid it is. The funny this is, those friends are probably secretly wishing you would have kept it on. And honestly, why should we be embarrassed of our musical taste? Everyone has got that one stupid song or 100 stupid songs for that matter. So be a ninja. Stand tall and let your musical taste fly free…..
Down by the River
Goodbye And Goodbye And Goodbye And Goodbye
Put a Ring On It (Beyonce Cover)
After taking some time off from the game, Lupe Fiasco makes his triumphant return to hip-hop with “Animal Pharm.” Gracing a sample of Atoms For Peace‘s “Ingenue,” Lupe weaves together some eloquent bars, tearing the instrumental apart in a way only he knows how. While there’s no indication that a new mixtape is on the way, we’d love to hear some new material from Lu before he drops Tetsuo & Youth later this year. Grab the free download below and let us know your thoughts about this brand new track.
Jewels & Sapphires (Goldroom Remix)
As sounds emanating from America’s biggest club nights have slowly begun to shift from jacking, four-to-the-floor big-room anthems and wubby, extreme bass towards more groove-heavy sounds from genres like Electro, Trance, Nu-Disco, Deep-House, Future Bass, U.K. garage and funk, Synth-Pop and countless others; it is starting to become clear that the underground club scene has begun to leak into mainstream consciousness, and there are a handful of producers from each respective field who are in part responsible for the recent awareness in their music movements. There is no doubt that if you look into the Nu-disco phenomenon under a magnifying glass that you would come across Los Angeles based disco-purveyor Goldroom. Although most of their original material now comes with the support of a complete live act, most remixes remain producer Josh Legg’s dance outlet and today he’s blessed us with another original remix for Owl Eyes’ single “Jewels & Sapphires”. Goldroom has stripped away much of the original instrumentation in favor of a more gyration-friendly bass line and Summery steel drum, while keeping the track’s integrity and simultaneously highlighting Owl Eyes’ (aka Brooke Adammo) deep, vibrant vocals. The remix is set to be released as part of Owl Eyes’ forthcoming EP, which has yet to receive an official release date, but we will keep you posted as always. Stay Ninja.
Wit Me Ft. Lil Wayne
T.I. and Lil Wayne are embarking on their nationwide America’s Most Wanted tour later this summer, so to generate some excitement they let go of this new collaboration, “Wit Me.” While the track isn’t exactly breathtaking, it’s far better than most of the material either of these two have released recently, and is sure to get plenty of parties started in the coming months. In case you missed it, check out T.I.’s GDOD compilation mixtape, comprised of artists from his Hustle Gang imprint (including B.o.B, Iggy Azalea, Trae Tha Truth, Chip and more). Also, stay tuned for the video for “Wit Me,” which Tip and Weezy plan to drop later tonight.