As I’m sure you already know by now, Kanye West’s Yeezus has experienced a case of the leaks. Depending on how you look at it, that’s either a triumph for the internet or a failure for Ye. Yeezy’s been heralded as one of the most paranoid, tight-lipped artists’ out there, taking every measure to prevent his album from leaking, even going so far as to ensure that there would be no pre-order streams to get hacked into. Despite all his efforts though, the album wasn’t able to release on his own terms. Much mystery still remains around the album, with an official tracklist yet to be revealed. While we won’t be sharing the leak with you, I’m sure you can do some digging to easily find a copy on your own. Instead, we’re providing you with a chance to hear one of the album’s most talked about tracks, “I Am A God” which according to sources was produced by Daft Punk–one of the few artists to cause this much hysteria around the release of their album earlier this year. Check out the supposed final tracklist–including credits–below, and make sure to grab a copy of Yeezus when it officially drops on June 18th. Continue reading
Pompeii (Rise & Fool Remix)
French House and Nu-Disco purveyors Rise & Fool, who like to be simply listed as “a boy and girl making music”, dropped their latest track to us and quite honestly it had our heads unconsciously shaking like a cheap bobblehead. Countless remixers have plied their sound unto Bastille’s “Pompeii”, but it took a pair of fellow Europeans to pull the disco out of it, and their execution was spot-on. While not an officially licensed remix, Rise & Fool just wanted the chance to throw the cut into their DJ sets, while maintaining much of the original’s musical integrity and for us, they hit the nail right on the head. After a slow-burning build, we are taken into four-to-the-floor drum kick territory complete with echoing synths and a slight reverb added to the vocal track to finish it out nicely. As an even greater treat to our DJ contingent out there in cyberspace, they’re giving the 320 away as a free download, so do please take advantage and show a little support to the artistic community. Grab and stream Rise & Fool’s remix of Bastille’s “Pompeii” above.
Something About You
Is it completely unfair to say that it seems like all the best music seems to be coming from the UK these days? Or is just that we somehow only notice the great ones from across the pond here? Either way, one thing is perfectly clear: Dornik is a can’t miss artist. Signed to PMR Records and already garnering endorsements from the likes of Jessie Ware and Disclosure (who’ve compared him to the late, great Michael Jackson), Dornik seems primed to make it big. While comparisons to The King of Pop may seem ambitious, they’re not entirely gratuitous. It’s not exactly through his voice where the resemblance is first noticed, but more his style and approach to his music. “Something About You” is a track that draws inspiration from the past, but doesn’t feel stuck in it, providing the listener with a fresh and evocative experience. There’s just something about the soothing vocals that makes you want to kick back and relax by the pool, but also get up and dance your ass off at the same time. This is definitely one to keep as a fixture in your playlists this summer. There’s no word on when we’ll hear more from Dornik, but stay tuned as I’m sure you’ll see him around these pages again very soon.
Who I Am (Feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean)
Pusha T gave Funkmaster Flex the go-ahead today to premiere the latest single from his upcoming album, My Name Is My Name. Featuring G.O.O.D. Music cohorts Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Who I Am” is yet another understated banger. Just like “Numbers On The Board,” this one takes a more minimalistic approach, one that requires a a quality pair of headphones to truly appreciate. You have Kanye West and Million $ Mano to
blame thank for that. While I’m a bit torn on this one, given the cast involved I’m sure it’ll grow on me over time. Stream the record above, and be on the lookout for My Name Is My Name, due out on July 16th.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
Gareth Emery - June 13th
Meet Her In Miami (Original Mix)
TC. Fei Fei. - June 14th
Dragon - June 15th
Dragon & Jontron ft Lea Luna
New York Times (Feat. 50 Cent & Bas)
Although Born Sinner has already leaked, J. Cole has decided to share a bonus cut with us which will be featured on his Truly Yours 3 EP, set to be packaged as an additional disc with the deluxe edition of the album. With 50 Cent holding down the chorus, and fellow Dreamvillain Bas chipping in with a verse of his own, Cole and crew cover all facets of life as a New Yorker. All in all, it’s one of the better tracks we’ve heard from Cole over the last few weeks, and it makes you wonder why it never made the final cut for the album. It also might’ve been cool to get a verse from 50 squeezed in there as well. We honestly haven’t heard him prominently featured on anyone’s material in quite awhile.
If you haven’t heard J. Cole’s new album yet, you can check out a full stream after the jump. Just make sure to have your pre-orders ready when Born Sinner drops on June 18th. Continue reading
There’s no way to fully describe the joy of discovering a musical act for the first time. I’ll admit, when this first hit my inbox yesterday I was a bit skeptical. The UK’s answer to The Weeknd? Sounded too good to be true. After listening to the intro I was certainly intrigued, but four tracks deep into the mixtape I could say I was definitely hooked. While such comparisons aren’t unfounded, they don’t completely do the band justice. Yes, though deceiving, Xander The Great is actually comprised of two individuals: Eddy Atlantis on the boards, and Xander Taha handling the vocals and additional production. While the duo’s music can often match the grittiness and brooding nature of The Weeknd, their pieces are distinctly more expressive, allowing Xander to explore his full vocal range. And so, although Abel’s influences are sprinkled throughout the project, it’s evidently clear that the group is attempting to pave their own way in the musical realm. Check out a few of our favorites from Caves & Clouds below, and make sure to grab yourself a free download of the project as well.
DOWNLOAD: Xander The Great - Caves & Clouds
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