THEY BULLITTS (ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu)
They Die By Dawn
Although I was completely unaware of the upcoming movie They Die By Dawn before this morning, the title track from the soundtrack has certainly piqued my interest. The fittingly theatrical cut features two highly regarded, yet elusive, emcees in Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Jay Electronica who help create a vivid musical trailer over a steadily building western-influenced instrumental. They Die By Dawn is set to be released later this year and its cast will include Michael K Williams and Erykah Badu among several other notable names. In the meantime, hop on your horse, grab your musket and turn the volume up.
Kowton VS Julio Bashmore
Hot off the metaphorical desk over at Jackmaster’s BBC Radio 1 show: a busy, feisty and jarring new track called “Mirror Song”, courtesy of UK producers Kowton and Julio Bashmore. It’s just a radio rip, but it’s more than enough to hold us over ’til it officially drops on Broadwalk Records. Check it out.
Slasherr (download now, from Triadzz/Slasherr)
Rustie‘s been in the news a lot as of late, thanks to fresh tracks like “Slasherr” (above) and “Triadzz”. This week he continues to keep us on our toes with a brand spanking new mini mix for Jackmaster’s show on BBC Radio 1. Aired last night, it features a number of goodies, including a new Pusha T remix, an unknown Pharrell Williams track, as well as cuts by Timbaland and Hit-Boy.
Listen to Rustie’s BBC mini mix here (starts around the 24:00 mark).
Rustie BBC mini mix setlist:
Gradient Overlay – “Dineq”
Smiddy – “Beat 3056″
Hit-Boy – “Fan”
Pusha-T – “Only You Can Tell It (Rustie Edit)”
Hard Creation – “Who Came to Party”
Timbaland – “Party Anthem”
Bangladesh – “After Party”
Darq E Freaker – “Minger”
Pharrell Williams – Unknown (?)
Nightwave – “Magic Carpet”
S-Type – “Franco”
Smiddy – “Beat 2402″
Sometimes sifting through an endless stream of new music each day can be a little taxing on the ears, but it’s all worth it when you find something like this utterly transfixing track called “On The Shore”. Crafted by Dublin duo Slow Skies, it’s got such a beautiful ghostliness to it, gentle and understated, yet so powerful and consuming. Karen Sheridan’s unique vocals sound so fragile, as though on the verge of shattering into a million pieces, and when she coos long “oooh’s”, she does it with such emotion, like she’s finally exhaling after years and years of holding her breath. If the music wasn’t enough to touch the depths of your heart, then let the track’s poetic lyrics do the literal talking:
“Be the love that I am sure of”.
Slow Skies forthcoming Close
EP is due out May 4th. We highly suggest you look out for it.