Teaming with WNDRBRD, indie artist SZA takes listeners on a trippy confessional on her latest single “Aftermath”. Proclaiming that she is not human but made of bacon, fairytales, and pixie dust, this songstress’ vocals dance over the airy synth beat. Equal parts quirky but charming, haunting but mesmerizing, I am not sure whether to take this as a comical tune or fall in love with the addictive melody over the drum-driven rhythms. Fans of this psychedelic tune can hear more when her S project drops later this year.
AFTERMATH (Prod. WNDRBRD)
“Youthern”, by London two-piece Cloud Boat, will literally break your heart. The track is built atop a persistent hum that seeps in and shakes up the very fibers of your senses, and, though for the most part it uses a simple, minimalist approach — ghostly electronic tinges peppered throughout — it carries the weight of a very heavy heart. Similar to James Blake‘s somber, grief-stricken material, “Youthern” is the kind of song whose hurt you really can’t get enough of. The chorus alone (“Come down with us, come down with us…) is a killer.
“Youthern” is off the duo’s forthcoming album, Book of Hours, due out May 27th via R&S/Apollo.
It would be an understatement to say that Justin Timberlake is having one of the best week’s in his career. From topping the charts to selling nearly 1 million copies of his latest album in his first week of release, the 6 year hiatus had no effect on his musical standing with fans old and new. So with such success, it was only a matter of time before producers and DJ’s dropped some remixes to his new tracks.
Taking on the dance track “Let the Groove Get in”, Sammy Bananas puts his hands on the infectious number. The underground DJ revamps the pop single by adding in some funky vibes, spanish vibe, and EDM influences. As the track fluctuates from a fast and dance-worthy tempo to a smoother, laid-back feel, it still retains the same Timbaland touch that makes it so charming.
Newcomer and NYC native B.Martin debuts a new banger for your listening enjoyment. The track titled “I Want it All” mixes some southern-club influences with hard-hitting drums and a rattling beat. Leading the single is the young emcee B.Martin, followed by Juicy J with an infectious hook, and Kendrick Lamar to deliver his usual song stealing verse. This is definitely a track made for the weekend turn-up and has the three emcees working well to deliver a hit on this Tim Kamillion Hill production.
My bb Katy Perry (GROUNDISLAVA COOL MIX)
Yes, it was kind of strange searching Google Images for a Katy Perry picture. Yes, this is a Katy Perry song. But I promise you that you haven’t heard “Wide Awake” done like this. Los Angeles producer Groundislava makes this hit more than just tolerable, he makes it damn right repeat-worthy. The remix features hard-hitting, chopped up and wub-wub heavy aggression, which is offset nicely by swirling synth work and Perry’s saccharine vocals that are dropped in every once in awhile. It certainly won’t take over the original anytime soon (though I might prefer this version), but it’s always great seeing another artist re-invent a piece of work, especially one that’s so familiar.
via Potholes In My Blog