Chuck Norris Dub (Thomas Jack Edit)
A few weeks ago we featured an amazing little number from Australian producer Thomas Jack, “The Final Speech”, which then proceeded to embark on a viral tear including a stay at #1 on Hype Machine . On the heels of that solid release comes an edit of Men At Work’s 80′s staple “Down Under”, and it was another cleverly worked piece of soulful electronic music fit for our Ninja palate. Although this particular song has been warped and remixed countless times, the 20 year old has made it once again unique, yet irreparably familiar. TJ doesn’t skimp on the summery vibe on his plush edit, and with the recent heat around the Western States, it syncopated charmingly with our cochlear cavities. Stream the tune above.
New music Tuesday just keeps getting better and better. This time around we’re coming at you with heart shaped googly eyes over the latest LP from Portland based indie folk duo Josh and Mer.
Josh and Mer have already captured our hearts and ears again and again with their heartwarming folk sound. The intricate finger picking, the gloriously paired harmonies, and their carefully selected lyrics have been more than enough to make us continually want to see more and more out of these two.
Thankfully, today is the day we finally here more. With the title track from this LP, “The Tithe,” we’re taken back a notch with beautiful simplicity. This track offers up that classic familiarity that we’re all used to from folk tracks. Nothing is overdone, and no one is trying to hard. The beauty lies in the easily relatable lyrics, warm-n-fuzzy vocal harmonies, and soft strumming of an acoustic guitar.
Another one of our favorites in the album is “Constant” which displays the duos’ ability to utilize vocal harmonies as a percussion instrument in accompaniment to woodwind, piano notes, and subtle tosses of a tambourine. The soft progression varies significantly from their previously released track, “From the Sea,” which offers the listener a much more pop infused robust folk sound. The harmonies are of course still immaculately put together, however, we get a taste of a slightly more uptempo tune with this release. While it is a more upbeat selection from the album, it’s much more acoustically driven than what was previously released on Planet Music.
As a whole, “Tithe” will take you on an thought provoking journey filled with emotional rife fit for any lazy sunday afternoon spent thinking about that special someone in your life. It calls on associations of Simon and Garfunkle, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and Angus Stone, and with damn good reason. Press play, and have a listen for yourself.
First Chain (Feat. Nas & Kid Cudi)
While the most talked about single all year won’t be making the final cut, Big Sean is still out to prove that there’s plenty of material to look forward to on Hall of Fame. Joining forces with Sean on “First Chain” are Kid Cudi and Nas, who help engineer an eclectic single that features the group reflecting on some of the earlier successes in their respective careers. All three emcees are in rare form, with Cudi delivering one of his strongest verses in recent memory, and Nasty Nas spitting some pristine bars as expected. We only have to wait one more week to hear Sean’s sophomore effort, set to drop on August 27th.
You gotta love new music Tuesday. There’s been a ton of great music that came out today, and this release from emerging EDM star MORTEN (Morten Breum) is amongst one of our favorites. His latest tune, titled “Look Closer”, was featured on the recently launched PRMD music, headed up by Ash Pournari. That’s a name you’ve probably heard before, as he’s the founder of AT Night Management, and the manager strategist of stars like Avicii and Cazzette. With an ear like that, it’s no wonder he started a label.
Any time Ash takes notice of an artist, it’s not hard to understand why. Not that MORTEN is any stranger to the spotlight, being one of Denmark’s most celebrated artists. “Look Closer” in particular has that club vibe that’s easy to develop an affinity to. The melodic piano work, the energetic driving synths, and big room bassline all add depth to this progressive vocal house tune. In fact, the selection of Miami for a video was absolutely spot on. Something about this tune just brings us back to the palm trees, bright lights, and hundreds of thousands of smiling faces at Ultra. This track embodies that feeling more than anything we’ve heard in a while.
If you thought that turning 50 would slow us down with providing your weekly fix of the best trap tunes, you were sorely mistaken. This week, D!RTY AUD!O and the guys to put on your watch list, Tropkillaz come through with one of the booty shakenest tunes of the week with “HAHAHA”. The twerktacular beats keep on coming with Spenda C on an original mid-track flip, along with Meaux Green, DMNDZ and K Theory dropping it down low. Next up, take a little trip across the pond for some of the hardest music coming out of the UK right now. You may not recognize the name I AM LEGION, but if you’ve never heard of Noisia and Foreign Beggars you need to catch up of your bass music fam. This track from the new side project is Noisia’s first foray into trap, and they are able to hang onto their signature heavy sound and with the Beggars’ sharp lyrics, this is one not to be missed. Not satisfied with only one beggars track, I just had to include this hard trapstyle remix from the one and only ETC!ETC!. Tigerblood rounds out our journey to England with some dark spacey beats from their new Celestial EP. Luminox brings us back with some of his killer style of trap, and a couple of my favorite gLAdiator tracks get the VIP treatment. Next up, Psychic Type does what he does best turning the 8-bit soundtrack to everyone’s favorite Gameboy game into hard hitting nostalgia-inducing trap beats. Valentino Khan, Louisiana Jones, OG Status, Watapachi and a few others keep showing us how the trap is properly run to round out the list. Huglife, with his smooth style of lovetrap remixes also just couldn’t be left out, and his remix of Lana Del Ray‘s “Young and Beautiful” close it out.
GRINDIN ON ACID
Girls Got Ass (Original Mix)
Untitled Booty Shaker (2013 VIP Mix)
Choosing For You
No Stopping Us (feat. Foreign Beggars) (ETC!ETC! Remix) *OUT NOW*
Binge (Featuring Proton & Ellz)
Could This Be Real (Luminox Remix)
Gamecube Nintendo VIP
M1 Stinger feat. Noonie Bao (gLAdiator Remix VIP)
Victory Road (Original Mix)
Cavepaint (Trap VIP)
Burn it Up
About To Go
Rattlesnake (Feat. Kokoro)
Crown (DMNDZ Remix) Clubtapes.com Exclusive
BLUE MILK (SLIINK REMIX REMIXED BY WATAPACHI)
Bank (Original Mix)
Are You That Somebodys Body Party (Aaliyah x Ciara)
Anyone love a little “Late Night” action?
And no, I’m not talking about wherever your mind just went, I’m talking about music action with the incredibly talented Marvel Years.
This 19-year-old producer from Vermont has only been around for a little over a year but is making waves with his funk, soul and hip-hop sound. Compared to Pretty Lights, this young artist has what some call the right ear for this music he is producing. His recently released hit “Late Night” is a vibrant song full of soul and funky electric beats with classic drum collaborations. There is a bit of rapping as well with a few female vocal sounds finding their way through the instrumental melody. Keep an eye and ear out for this young buck, he is sure to bring more funk and hip-hop than any of us are ready for.