Ecotek & James Egbert
Alex & Vicki's Journey (Original Mix)
James Egbert and Ecotek are back at it again with another buzzing electro house collab. This track displays both artists talents well, showing off Egbert’s ability for sharp electro synths, and Ecoteks progressive songwriting abilities. The end result is a dark, driving, and hard hitting track that begs to be played at raves, festivals, and after hour parties.
While the two both have their own thing going, we always love when they put something out together. Look for this track to drop tomorrow on FuzionMusik
Seems like forever ago that MGMT‘s classic album, 2007′s Oracular Spectacular, came out and took the indie music scene for a psychedelic, acid-rock filled ride. Their sophomore LP, Congratulations, dropped in 2010 but despite fans’ rejoice, it never did seem to garner as much accolades as the debut. But, now this year the band’s gearing up to put out a new record and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t more than just a little bit curious. Their new single “Alien Days”, revealed amidst all the Record Store Day festivities this past weekend, is our first taste of the new album and points to more explorations in the realm of wacky, trippy, tie-dyed spectrums of color. What we mean to say is, if you liked MGMT before, you’ll likely keep on digging them with this song. Tune in.
From making the XXL freshman list to performing at Coachella, young emcee Travi$ Scott has been having a great year. Staying on his grind, he drops the official release for the banger “Upper Echelon”. This single finds the Houston rapper at home as he brings an auto-tuned assisted rhyme over the tough beat. Bringing along ATLien T.I. for a fast-paced verse and 2 Chainz to close out the track, this single is definitely a banger. Take a listen to fresh track and be sure to download his upcoming Owl Pharaoh effort.
In anticipation for his new album, southern emcee Juicy J has been on his grind lately. Following the success of his other single “Show Out”, he teams with Childish Major and C4 production to drop “Ain’t Coming Down”. The slow-paced, dark single find the former 36 mafia rapper spitting his usual hard hitting rhymes about money, drugs, and weed. This is definitely more on the “sit-back and light up” or “ride-out” sound than his previous banger, but is still worth a listen. Be sure to check out his latest LP Stay Trippy when it drops later this year.
Lana Del Rey
Young & Beautiful
Lana Del Rey makes her return to the new music world, thanks to the forthcoming film The Great Gatsby. “Young & Beautiful” showcases the pop singer in all her somber, dramatic glory. The haunting track is an interesting one for LDR — an H&M model, lovely style icon and overall gorgeous human specimen — as it has her calling out desperately, “Will you still love me when I am no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?” Fans of the songstress, as well as fans of the tragic literary tale, will enjoy this quite a bit. Listen to it below and be sure to pick up the official Great Gatbsy soundtrack (also featuring Florence and The Machine, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Andre 3000) when it drops May 6th internationally and May 7th here in the US.
Scapegoat (Remix) ft. Kanye West
Nigerian native and G.O.O.D. Music soldier D’Banj gives us a carefree anthem with none other than Yeezy chiming in with two verses. If his iconic voice sounds familiar, it’s because Kanye had recruited him on Cruel Summer‘s “The Morning.” Drawing from his Nigerian roots, D’Banj creates a song that incorporates island drums and beach chords. Kanye’s flow on his verses is the perfect form of creativity with a slight hint of raunchiness. All in all the song makes it feel like palm trees and eighty degrees anywhere.
This song is due out on D’Banj’s upcoming album, DKM (D’Kings Men).