Rapsody can no longer solely be associated with a B-list music service. The emerging female rapper certainly impresses with the second single off her upcoming album The Idea of Beautiful, dropping on August 28th. With features from Mac Miller, The Cool Kids, and fresh production coming courtesy of the legendary 9th Wonder, you know this one is bound to be ill. The year 2012 is certainly shaping up to be the one of the female emcee, with young newcomers like Rapsody, Nitty Scott MC, and Azealia Banks getting ready to take over, and former heavyweights like Eve, Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill poised to make their official comebacks later this year.
Round Table Discussion ft. Mac Miller & The Cool Kids (Produced by 9th Wonder)
While West Coast producer TJR will forever be best known for bringing “Funky Vodka” to the world (you know, that track that dominated the Beatport charts for weeks on end), his consistent releases of ass-shaking tech house under Chris Lake’s Rising Music label are out to prove that he’s no one-hit wonder. Though he hails from the US, his brand of seriously bouncy house music has made him a huge name here in the clubbing scene of Melbourne, and on behalf of my nation I’d like to adopt him as an honourary Australian. He continues his string of funky productions with “Same Old Fool,” which comes with a remix package courtesy of QiDD, Son!k and Zoolanda, all adding their own spin on things while maintaining that infectious bouncy vibe. The Son!k remix is definitely the pick of the bunch for me because I know that synth would absolutely light Melbourne dancefloors on fire. That’s just me being patriotic though. Stream the rest of the EP below and pick them up on Beatport.
Same Old Fool (Original)
Same Old Fool (Zoolanda Remix)
Same Old Fool (Son!k Remix)
Same Old Fool (QiDD Remix)
Ah, Sunday afternoon. The time for nursing headaches, cleaning up mess, and reflecting on the night that was. In every ninja’s training it is important to understand that you can’t go all out everyday, so in that light we’ve prepared for you a selection of laid-back tunes that are gentle on the ears and good for the soul. Perfect for you to settle into your Sunday chill sesh.
We start off with my favourite of the bunch, a gem from JNL I discovered buried within the latest Solé Fixtape from Treasure Fingers. It’s as smooth as the finest chocolate, with generous helpings of gooey guitar goodness layered throughout. Next up is some new stuff from Shook, who is always a reliable source of gentle summery listening. Another one to note is a remix of Snoop (while he was still in canine form) that is so chill it could tame the heart of any lion. So put your feet up and take some time to enjoy a moment of serenity before the weekday grind kickstarts again. Peace out.
Offset, Power, Slope (now available)
Summerheat (feat. Pumashock)
Signs (siik remix)
Ambient Blackbird (Free Download)
When The Night Falls (Chateaubriand Remix)
Maribou State: Rush Dont Run (Feat. Pedestrian)
You And I (Isaac Tichauer Remix).mp3
We recently introduced you guys to PrototypeRaptor, a producer who’s beginning to make waves with his refreshing, yet complex style of electro house and dubstep. Continuing with this nautical theme, he continues to show his versatility with this fun remix of Enya’s “Orinoco Flow,” a tune that will no doubt bring back nostalgic memories for all you 90′s kids out there. Released in celebration of hitting the 3,000-fan mark on Facebook, PrototypeRaptor adds plenty of his signature fidget basslines and 8-bit elements, but still preserves the serenity and playfulness of the original. This one is definitely a guilty pleasure, with just enough bass to justify rocking an Enya song in your playlist, but still showing enough restraint to say that it’s definitely not taking itself too seriously. So grab the free download below. Go on, we know you want to.
Orinoco Flow (PrototypeRaptors Sailing Away Bootleg Remix)
The French prodigy has struck again, this time delivering a track titled “The City” that was dropped on the radio. It comes as no surprise to me that it’s nothing short of amazing, with him delivering his Nu Disco/Indie Dance vibes that are near perfection. This production is just as clean as the rest, and also features a lot more vocals than his passed release, “Finale”. Enjoy this extended mix of the rip and we will definitely be covering the full release. Cheers.
The City (Sulfur On Pluto Extended Mix)
There is no denying that trap music is exploding as a new genre of EDM. With new tracks emerging from some of the biggest names in EDM on a daily basis, trap has easily become one of the most saturated genres in electronic music. That being said, simply throwing down some heavy 808’s with the sample “Real Trap Shit” isn’t enough to gain any clout for producing the trap music that will indeed shape and cultivate this growing genre.
Tigran Mimosa AKA MiMOSA has earned his reputation for his heavy dubstep tunes and remixes. However, over the past few months MiMOSA’s style has shifted highlighting his true versatility as a producer and demonstrating his desire to explore alternate genres across EDM. His newest remix of JMSN’s track “Girl (I used to know)” was classified by Tigran himself as “Future Trill”. Future trill incorporates many of the aspects of trap with the addition of futuristic synths and deep basslines, which resound beautifully behind the seductive R&B vocals of JMSN. Future trill may at this point in time simply be a made-up classification of music but I believe MiMOSA’s production suggests brilliant ideas for how trap music could potentially evolve and dominate the EDM scene.
Make sure to give the song a listen and don’t forget to support MiMOSA on Facebook.
Girl (I Used To Know) (MiMOSA Remix)
As Chad Valley gears up to drop his debut album Young Hunger later this year, he’s released the incredible “Fall 4 U” to get us excited. And, boy, are we excited. The Oxford producer has created a sensual club banger, featuring the icily beautiful tones of Cameron Mesirow, better known as synth siren Glasser. If you’re not dying to press ‘repeat’ by the end of this extraordinary track, then we suggest you check your pulse.
Young Hunger will be released on October 30 via Cascine. In addition to Glasser, the album will feature appearances by Twin Shadow, El Perro Del Mar and Active Child. Stay tuned for more from this talented new artist.
Fall 4 U (Feat. Glasser)