This newest track from The Weekend might be one of his most heartfelt and emotional outings to date. The song itself is about a woman who initially is nothing more than a one night stand, but soon transforms into a thorn in Abel’s side once she realizes his identity. He then delves into the issues this causes as she becomes part groupie and part girlfriend, while The Weeknd struggles to find a true solution. This latest effort also allows The Weeknd to stretch his vocal range, as he torches through the track with intensely raw emotion. If you’ve been steadily awaiting the release of Trilogy, take solace in the fact that it is now only a week away.
Continuing to gain momentum for their upcoming album, LA-trio Pac Div let loose one of the most anticipated tracks. The wobbly, hard-hitting and 808-driven single brings in some extra Los Angeles flavor featuring the man of the hour, Kendrick Lamar, and veteran lyricist, Blu, to give us an encompassing portrait of the re-ascendence of west coast hip-hop. “Cross-trainers” carries the playful bravado of Pac Div (think “Automatic”) simultaneously capturing the unique and differing styles of both Kendrick and Blu.
Check out this impressive taste of the city of angels below and make sure to grab Pac Div’s GMB, due out on November 27th.
A couple weeks ago Dirtyphonics released their latest single “DIRTY” accompanied by a slew of fantastic remixes. The original track flaunts a blistering baseline, rousing vocal sampling and the overall exceptional production one has grown to expect from Dirtyphonics. The remixes on the EP range from Metrik’s stunning DnB remix to 12th Planet’s trapped out remix to Darth & Vader’s electro-house take on the original. However, today thanks to Synchronice, the New Jersey based productional duo, “DIRTY” reemerged onto the EDM scene in spectacular fashion. Synchronice transform the original into a hard hitting drumstep banger. Complimenting the original with filthy wobbles, lasers, and a hefty amount of bass, this free track is nothing short of outstanding. Plain and simple, this track goes hard! Make sure to give the whole EP a listen and grab this free download. Enjoy!
I’ve been waiting for today for a long while, and I’m not talking about Election Day (I voted early anyway).
Today is the official release day for Kill The Noise and Feed Me‘s “Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll),” and the KTN BLVCK MVGIC EP it’s on. The track is a major collab on the OWSLA record label, taking two of their best artists and creating some unbelievably raunchy filth. It is is uniquely KTN and Feed Me; with their heavy bass signatures and glitchy stylings, they appropriate some elements from most genres EDM has to offer, and turn it into quite the club-crusher. The OWSLA Label is giving away the track for free on their Soundcloud, so go grab it while it’s fresh out the oven!
In other news, make sure you vote today while you can!
-Thumbs Up (For Voting)
Kill The Noise & Feed Me Thumbs Up (For Rock N Roll)
I tend to get a little carried away with my Jessie Ware posts, so I’ll try and keep it short here. The British soul singer collaborated with young Japanese duo BenZel to cover “If You Love Me,” a ’90s hit by R&B group Brownstone. It’s a melancholy, heart-is-tearing-at-the-seams kind of track, and as usual, Ware conveys vulnerability beautifully as she pleads for her significant other to show how much he really cares. The song’s emotional robustness especially shines during the chorus as a choir sings out, as though from the mountaintops: “Say it! Do it! Show it! Prove it!”
The video above was directed by Kate Moross, who had previously worked on Ware’s “Wildest Moment” visuals. Stream & download the track below:
Parisian producer Monsieur Adi layers on some creeping synths, dramatic strings and funky guitars to the already arresting original “Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey, giving it a darker, groove-filled demeanor. Contrary to the accompanying picture, the remix isn’t a patriotic anthem, but is definitely worth more than one spin. So put it on loop, even as you wait in line to rock the vote. Check it out and grab a free download below!
While getting geared up for his “Jet Jam Meets Chew The Fat!” event in London later this month, UK’s producer extraordinaire Star Slinger dropped this epic AND excellent 40-minute sonic burst dubbed the Jet Jam Mixtape #2. Check out the packed tracklisting and then download the entire thing below:
1. BONDAX – I GOT THAT
2. CHRIS E. PANTS – PASS IT AROUND
3. PERSEUS – SEYCHELLES
4. STAR SLINGER – 4 CHRIST SAKE
5. LOL BOYS – CHANGES (STAR SLINGER REMIX)
6. SWEATER BEATS – MLLN DLLR
7. DISCLOSURE – LATCH (T WILLIAMS CLUB EDIT)
8. ELLE VARNER – REFILL
9. DIAFRIX – HELICOPTER (STAR SLINGER REMIX)
10. BONDAX – YOU’RE SO (STAR SLINGER REFIX)
11. KW GRIFF – BRING IN THE KATZ
12. DESTINY’S CHILD – SAY MY NAME (CYRIL HAHN REMIX)
13. MILLION DOLLAR MANO – LADY
14. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – THE END
Star Slinger Jet Jam Mixtape #2 *JET JAM x CHEW THE FAT. LDN. 16th NOV @ CABLE*