[NEW] Steve Aoki – Rage the Night Away (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame)

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Steve Aoki
Rage The Night Away feat Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame isn’t one to shy away from doing something out of the box and unordinary musically, so his recent feature on the Steve Aoki single “Rage the Night Away” comes as less of a surprise and more of a welcomed collaboration. Bringing his turnt up personality and live presence to the track, Waka’s high-energy meshes well with Aoki’s pulsating, trap production. This is an infectious listen from start to finish that only gets better with each listen. If you can’t get hyped listening to this party track then you’re probably either missing a pulse or deaf. This cut will be featured on Aoki’s upcoming project Neon Future, dropping later this year.

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[Indie/Alternative] The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Eurydice

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Eurydice

Few bands are better at packing in a decade’s worth of 80s nostalgia into one song than The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Following in the footsteps of “Simple and Sure,” the first single off their upcoming LP Days of Abandon, Pains have released the fuzzy, reverb-soaked “Eurydice.” An ode to the Greek myth Eurydice (wife to fabled Orpheus), this track starts off with a hazy, melodic intro that evolves into an upbeat pop anthem that is just as, if not more, enjoyable than the band’s previous efforts. Days of Abandon promises to be a refreshing take on the band’s already unmistakable and innovative dream-pop sound. The album is out May 13. Get the single on iTunes here.

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[NEW] Lana Del Rey – West Coast

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Lana Del Rey
West Coast

The music video for “West Coast” made its debut shortly after Lana Del Rey indulged thousands of fans at Coachella with her live premiere of the leading single off her forthcoming album, Ultraviolence. The track takes on a tantalizing sound, and offers a different turn from the leak of her unreleased number, “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight.” Best of all, it winds down in tempo for a chorus, which is reminiscent of 80’s track, “Edge of Seventeen” by Fleetwood Mac‘s Stevie Nicks.

If you are as drawn to the track as we initially were, maybe it will take you a full minute before you realize that the music video loops. Not that it matters anyways. We’re pretty sure you’ll keep this track on replay for the majority of the day.

The anticipated release date of Ultraviolence is expected on May 1st, 2014.

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[Hip-Hop] Sango x GoldLink – Wassup

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Sango x GoldLink
Wassup

As they prepare for their respective sets at this weekend’s Broccoli City Festival in Washington D.C., GoldLink and Sango have decided to give fans a little preview of what to expect with this brand new freebie. Hip-hop fans should instantly recognize the sample of Timbaland & Magoo‘s “Indian Flute,” which Sango flips to perfection, while the DMV native brings his bouncy, frenetic flow to match the rhythms of the dope instrumental. It’s an addictive listen from start to finish, and one we’ll definitely be bumping alongside the emcee’s recent mixtape, The God Complex

Grab the free download above, and if you’re in the area, make sure to land yourself some tickets to the Broccoli City Festival which promises to be an exciting show with other headliners including Cam’Ron, Just Blaze and Kelela.

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[Alternative/Indie/Pop] Twin Shadow – To The Top

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Twin Shadow
To The Top

One of our absolute favorite bands, the George Lewis Jr. fronted Twin Shadow, are back with their first original piece since concluding a gorgeous concept cover series  “UNDER THE CVRS“, and once again the work oozes an incredible amount of musical prowess while revealing a gorgeous and haunting piece of its songwriter. “To The Top”, like much of their recordings, contain layers of structural significance within every inch of its arrangement. From every note plucked on Lewis’ sprightly guitar to the simple yet complete percussive fills, anthemic claps and soaring background vocals; every piece of the tune serves in an ultimate purpose of taking its listener on an auditory journey to its end goal. Never ones to skimp on deeply emotive song content either, about “To The Top” the  quartet wrote something we think most can identify with: “What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell. It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say ‘wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.'”

“To The Top” is being given away for free through Twin Shadow’s Soundcloud, and although we’ve been craving another album or EP since 2012’s incredible Confess, this will hold us over for at least a few more weeks. Not to worry either as a recent press release has revealed that a follow-up is currently in the works. Gosh, it’s a good Tuesday.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaSick of hearing about Coachella? We understand. Just press play and you won’t hear another word about it….for now.

Plastic Flowers
Summertime Pop
ZHU
Paradise Awaits.
Arling & Cameron
NY is burning (small speaker_320kb)
Monogem
Wait And See
Jacob Clarke
Oaksome Gust (WIP)
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[Remix] ZHU – Faded (Feat. Sean Dee)

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ZHU Ft. Sean Dee
Faded (Remix)

Imagine yourself driving down a desert road with no destination in mind, the sunset blazing in the horizon and music blasting through your speakers. You might find this somewhat therapeutic in many ways. Whenever we think about perfect nighttime chill tunes, our minds instantly go to infamous internet phantom, ZHU. For the past couple of months, the mysterious ZHU has been permeating us all with sensual beats that have been seducing the clothes right off of our bodies; delicious in every way possible.

Now take a ZHU track and add some ill ass verses to mellow the vibe out even more and wah-la! Sex. Georgia beat maker and lyrical master, Sean Dee, decided to put a hip-hop spin on ZHU’s original track, “Faded” to which he amplifies the atmospheric tone of the song with simply just the words from his mouth. With the funky deep house undertones and smooth vocals provided by the evasive Zhu, Dee effortlessly paints a fluid picture with verses describing what goes on when the sun sets and the light fades into darkness. This is the perfect tune to groove out to when you need that small reminder that summer is right around the corner. So cheer up ninjas, and blast this one all night long.

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