Today, the Los Angeles Leakers dropped their 2013 Draft Picks mixtape, a compilation of tracks by some of the brightest stars and up ‘n comers in hip-hop today. The projects features original songs and freestyles from ninja favorites Pac Div, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Trinidad Jame$, Kid Ink, Ryan Leslie and Sir Michael Rocks among others. Stream some of the cuts below and grab the whole tape for free here: LA Leakers - The 2013 Draft Picks.
Kid Ink & Sir Michael Rocks
No Turning Back
A$AP Rocky LA Leakers Freestyle
Adam Tensta is rapper whose debut album It’s a Tensta Thing earned him the 2008 Swedish Grammy for best hip-hop/dance/soul album. Here he teams up with fellow Swede artist Elliphant. She brings much of the same vivacious dancehall/electronic vibes that we saw on her hit “Down On Life,” effectively making “Rat In The Snow” a pretty addictive track from all different angles. Download it below and be sure to check out its official music video here.
Rat In The Snow w. Elliphant
Still going strong on your New Year’s resolution? Good. Cause we’re keeping strong with the Indie Dojo.
Yellow Red Sparks
Monsters With Misdemeanors
The Way That You Are
Little Green Cars
The John Wayne
We have already been blessed with possibly the most massive Trap track of the year, RL Grime‘s remix of “Satisfaction”. But this time Dada Life tackles this tune and drops some of their always satisfying Drum work over the funky melody of the Original. Sprinkled throughout with some swirling synths, and the completely transforming during the second half into some bouncy Electro. Cheers.
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Benny Benassi pres. The Biz
Satisfaction (Dada Life Remix)
French producer Gesaffelstein has a dark, unique style that, to some, may be an acquired taste. If you are patient, though, and allow yourself to enter his trance, the reward is enormous. His latest reworking of the legendary Justice‘s “Helix” is a great example of Gesaff’s funky, filthy bass lines that dare you not to gig. Although it is just Monday, this progressive banger should help bring the weekend to your headphones a bit early. His sound also fits perfectly for inducing extreme focus while on the daily grind.
This remix will be featured on Justice’s upcoming Helix EP, due out tomorrow, January 7th, on iTunes courtesy of Ed Banger Records. Check it below!
Helix (Gesaffelstein Vision Remix)
First unleashed to the world one thrilling evening at Tomorrowland 2012 in Belgium, the 25-year-old Swedish producer Mikael Weermets is now making his country proud with the release of ‘Make Some Noise’, out today January 7 on Garuda Music.
A musical nomad in the dance scene, Mikael Weermets does not adhere to a specific genre yet his style can always be classified as aggressive and elaborate. ‘Make Some Noise’ is a progressive rollercoaster combining high energy synths with utterly relentless throbbing basslines that only elevate the tracks already big room feel.
Make Some Noise
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Seattle based Throw Me the Statue covers “Sharpshooters” off the upcoming BOAT LP “Pretend to be Brave.” out February 2013. The subtle simplicity and experimental nature that breaths around the minimal instrumentation just makes this track a joy to listen to. Check out more of Throw Me the Statue off their official site.
Sharpshooters (Throw Me the Statue)