[NEW] Drake – Draft Day

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Draft Day

It’s been too long since Drake‘s been in the spotlight, so after a few cryptic tweets earlier tonight, the Toronto native decided to drop off a brand new freebie in true Drizzy fashion. Titled “Draft Day,” the playful new single is the first solo effort from Drake this year.

While he’s far from a rookie himself, the OVO leader decides to shoutout a few heralded prospects from the sports world, Johnny Manziel and Andrew  Wiggins, while also mentioning one of hip-hop’s rising stars in Chance The Rapper (although he almost seems to be indirectly dissing him). “Draft Day” is really just a fun track overall, but you can tell Drake has a little chip on his shoulder as he kicks some braggadocious  bars over a soulful, thumping instrumental. While fans looking for a response to Jay Z‘s recent comments are sure to be somewhat disappointed, Drizzy makes it known that he came to play on this one.

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[Hip-Hop] Wale – Sunshine (Remix) (Feat. Rick Ross & Common)

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Sunshine (Remix) feat. Rick Ross and Common

Wale is back this week with a new remix to his latest single “Sunshine.” Bringing in Common and MMG bawse Rick Ross for some tough bars, this uplifting tune finds the rappers taking a more serious tone. More than just flossing on the track or dropping some braggadocious bars about the wealthy life, each rapper speaks on something a little deeper. Ross spits about Obamacare and brighter days, while Wale keeps the vibes positive. Take a listen to The Gifted track remix above.

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[Hip-Hop] GoldLink – The God Complex (Mixtape)

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Today might be April Fool’s Day, but this debut mixtape from GoldLink is no joke. After building a steady following through a handful of releases over the last few months, the Virginia native has finally provided us with the full project we’ve all been waiting for.

Operating under the realm of “Future Bounce,” GoldLink brings with him a sound that’s truly unique and ultimately refreshing. Powered by production from Louie Lastic, Fingalick, Lakim, Teklun, JFK, Jaylen! and McCallaman, the 9 track EP finds the rapper spitting over euphoric beats packed with just enough punch to keep tempo with his rabid delivery. While it’s true that GoldLink attacks every song with a zealous, frenetic flow that almost makes it seem like he’s ready to spin out of control, he still possesses a poise that assures you that he has everything under control–a trait rarely seen in artists on their first project. We’ve already mentioned comparisons to Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown and Kendrick Lamar before, but we now also see shades of the past with influences from A Tribe Called Quest and OutKast.

We’d have to say “Planet Paradise,” “Bedtime Story,” “Fuck Being Polite” and “How It’s Done” are our early favorites, but contrary to our usual format, we’ve decided to include the full mixtape stream below, because we believe this is a project that needs to be heard by all fans of hip-hop. If all goes according to plan, GoldLink will be a household name before you know it, and “Future Bounce” will become a far more regular term in our music vernacular.

DOWNLOAD: GoldLink – The God Complex

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Ay Ay (Prod. Fingalick)
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Planet Paradise (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Bedtime Story (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Divine (ft. Kali Uchis) (Prod. Louie Lastic)
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Hip Hop (Interlude) (Prod. Teklun)
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Fuck Being Polite (Prod. Lakim)
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How Its Done (Prod. JFK // Jaylen!)
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CNTRL (Prod. Fingalick)
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When I Die (Prod. McCallaman)
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[Mellow Electronic] The 1975 – Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)

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Settle Down (EMBRZ Remix)

Is it ok to say I want to melt into this song?
EMBRZ delivers a beautiful melodic remix of The 1975’s ‘Settle Down’. He takes the original piece and adds mellow electronic beats while casually making the vocals of the song almost none-word like. EMBRZ takes a causal stance on settling someone down full of his coolness in the beats he intertwines throughout the song and the way his own choice of sounds mixes into their own individual sounds.
This remix makes me want to settle down in the best way possible.

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[Seductive] Blooms – Lust

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Lost in lust…more that I’m lost in the beauty of this song.
London artist Blooms has released the third song off her upcoming EP. The song, ‘Lust’, is exactly about that and nothing more. Blooms seductive and rich voice invites listeners to feel the same lust she is feeling for that certain someone. We have all felt that way before, seen someone whose face we can’t seem to forget, whose body we secretly pine for, whose smile makes us weak in the knees. But it is Blooms sultry voice that brings this feeling to the surface and into the light of the everyday.

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[Chill/Electronic] M83 – Wait (Kygo Remix)

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Wait (Kygo Remix)

Things have continued to heat up for Norwegian electronic producer Kygo, which is a name most TMN readers should be aware of at this point. After his remix of Syn Cole’s “Miami 82″, a tune we featured about a month back, captured the eyes of music critics far and wide, the big wigs at Avicii’s Le7els imprint quickly snapped up the tune for a proper release. The move rather quickly elevated Kygo out of the blogosphere and into mainstream consciousness, while landing him a coveted spot on Diplo’s ‘Diplo & Friends’ radio show last week. But that’s enough yammering for now, and let’s get to his latest tune;  a remix of M83’s ethereal pop track “Wait”. Kygo slows up his cadence a bit more than usual to stay in line with M83’s vision, rather opting for a long burning ride while fusing his indistinguishable synth kit onto the entire movement. Quite honestly the remix feels as if it could have been an alternate recording of the original, and we hope that comes across as a huge compliment, seeing as M83’s Anthony Gonzalez has been spending much of his time lately being commissioned by some of the world’s best musicians to score entire films. As Kygo has just eclipsed 200,000 fans on Facebook, this one is being given away for free on his Facebook page as a thank you, and he had this to say about it: “Here’s the first out of two free remixes to thank you all for the amazing support so far and that you’ve helped me break 200k likes on Facebook! Hope you guys like it”. Yes, we like it very much.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Daft Punk + Martin Garrix – Unreleased Track

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Unreleased Track

Holy shit, ninjas! We were able to get our hands on a sneak preview of a blockbuster collaboration between Martin Garrix and Daft Punk. The word on the street is, you’ll be able to catch this song at Coachella, which has huge ties to Daft Punk. Maybe we’ll see those famous helmets come up on stage with Martin for this monster of a track. Who knows?

All we can say is, this track is a dance floor slaying beast. The bassline is huge, which will provide ample material for all of the dancing festival folks. While the melody is truly spectacular, the drop is what really sold us on this tune. We’re not quite sure what the release date is, but we can guarantee that it will be one of the most remixed songs for the following months.

What are you waiting for? Press play and get ready to hear the anthem for 2014.

UPDATE: If you haven’t already figured this out yet, this was obviously an April Fool’s Day prank. Neither Martin Garrix nor Daft Punk had anything to do with this song. However, we’d like to offer up a sincere thank you to Jontron for helping us pull together a convincing troll. :)

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