Our favorite Birmingham based four piece just dropped this video to their track “King City” which is off their upcoming album ‘Where The Heaven Are We’ released 5th of August 2013 through RCA Victor/Chess Club Records. The dreamy indie pop track was shot in LA during their first tour of the states. The classic Americana feel comprised of sprawling desert landscapes, good old fashioned American muscle and a greasy spoon diner is an ideal vision for this track. Make sure to set your calendars to pick up this release. It’s sure not to disappoint.
Damn. The summer jams just keep coming and coming. They’re coming in such high volume that we’re running out of references to make. We’ve already covered wearing flip flops, hitting pool parties, festivals, and having your car windows being rolled down. The only thing that’s left is mowing the law, so we’ll go with that. So, when you’re out there mowing your lawn in the warm summer sun, it of course helps to have your favorite sunny music tunes to accompany your icy cold beer and ten year old tennis shoes. Every guy that read this post just nodded his head in agreement. Anyways, today we’re offering up something that will be perfect next time you throw your buds in and fire up the ol’ mower.
Colorado electronic hip hop duo Bass Physics released this groovy soulful tune just nine hours ago. This free download draws on influences from other great Colorado hip hop/electronica artist with it’s meticulous sampling, big rich bassline, and smooth percussion. Click “download” above to snag your copy. After all, your lawn is looking a little shaggy.
It’s pretty safe to say we’ve all had moments of going ham on a night out. It could have been your last birthday celebration, or that bachelor party you all made a pact to never talk about again. Regardless of the occasion, you always need some good tunes to make sure you keep driving hard in the paint. We all know sorry tunes can really kill a party vibe. Well, DJ/Producer duo Kicks n Licks have put a tasty twist on Mighty High Coup’s track “Going Ham”. This monstrous tune provides the perfect soundtrack for the night you’re about to not remember. So turn this ish up, line up some shots, and go ham tonight.
Details about Drake‘s upcoming release Nothing Was The Same have been sparse, but he’s still left us with plenty to talk about with his music. “On My Way” is the fourth single we’ve heard from Drizzy in recent months, and it features a return to his classic R&B form. Drake can be quite the polarizing figure in the hip-hop/R&B scene, and to those individuals clamoring for him to stick to the rap game, Drake had this to say in a recent interview with GQ:
This is my fucking moment to say if I wanted to rap all the time, really rap, I would, but I also love to make music. I’ll do this for you right now. But it’s for me, too. It’s my story…I’m trying to get back to that kid in the basement. To say what he has to say. And I’m trying to make it last.
Sounds like Nothing Was The Same is going to turn out to be an interesting project to say the least. We’re definitely interested to see how it stacks up against Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail at the end of the year. Listen to “On My Way” above, featuring R&B running mate James Fauntleroy, and if you have some time on your hands, make sure to check out at the rest of that GQ interview, as it definitely makes for a good read.
As you may remember, back in MarchDanny Brown was extremely eager to premiere the eccentric “Kush Coma.” Although the song was in an unfinished form, Brown decided to leak it anyway just to give his fans a treat for their continued support. Today we can finally revel in the glory of the final version, which now features an additional verse from A$AP Rocky and credits Zelooperz on the chorus. Try and see if you can keep up with Danny on this latest effort, and be on the lookout for Old, due out later this year.
Before whats sure to be several weeks of Yeezus remixes flooding the dojo,I just had to feature the original with the heaviest trap beat, “Blood on the Leaves”. Featuring beautiful, haunting samples of Nina Simone‘s cover of Billie Holiday‘s “Strange Fruit,” a massive beat from TNGHT‘s “R U Ready” heartbroken autotuned vocals and hard hitting stadium rap, this song encapsulates virtually all Kanye eras and is easily on of the highlights of the album. Next up is Jackal who we have been seeing alot more of lately as his refined trap beats are starting to blow up, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Cop his “Trick/Machine” EP at beatport. The duo of Buzz Trillington and Shooter McNappin always bring the heat on their own, but when they come together its nothing less than an out of control wildfire, with their mashup of UZ’s Trap Shit and The Neptunes. Dis I mention Yeezus remixes? DMNDZ urn it up on the sexy “I’m In It” and tear it back down again. They perfectly rearrange the vocals over a horn, snare and chime heavy trap beat and made it (Dare I say?) a better track than the original. Run the Jewels is the duo of El-P and KillerMike and together have been releasing some killer Hip Hop through Fools Gold Records.Team Bayside High, always keeping it interesting with their remix choices have first a remix of the classic Isley Brother‘s tune “Shout” that you’ll definitely have to turn a little bit louder now. Next is a heavy remix of Chief Keef‘s “Hate Being Sober” with a huge dubby bassline. Alex Young takes on the task of remixing Daft Punk‘s instrumental for Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” and while its a great instrumental track, i found it lacking more of Ye’s lyrics either in verses or hooks. The next bunch are all heavy trunk bangers with some filthy bass lines and all the real trap shit you need to get through another week along with a couple midnight bedroom jams at the end.
So what happens when you take the mad skills of a talented Electronic producer and mix them with the angelic vocals of an Indie artist?
You get quite the collaboration.
Gazzo takes his electronic melodies to the next level pairing up with Farewell Luna to release this beautifully combined song “Inspire” which is exactly what this is, an inspiration. This song starts off with the strong beats of Gazzo before FL’s undeniably stunning lyrics curl their way throughout the mix. As sung in the song, “We ran away from home, inspired by a dream…” and that is exactly what these two artists brought together, a dream that combines two very different music styles to make one picturesque tune.