The Black Keys & RZA – The Baddest Man Alive (Video)


“The Baddest Man Alive” gets an action-packed video featuring bluesy indie rockers The Black Keys and hip-hop’s RZA. But it’s not quite like the fights you’d see in the film The Man With The Iron Fists. It involves a fish, fortune cookie, lettuce, and a healthy dose of humor. See how these guys throw it down. The track is also streamable below.

The Black Keys & RZA – The Baddest Man Alive

The Man With The Iron Fists comes out November 2nd.

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[Synth Pop] Tegan and Sara – I’m Not Your Hero

Sisterly synth pop duo Tegan and Sara, after gracing us with the catchy killer track “Closer,” are back with another taste of their new, highly anticipated album. “I’m Not Your Hero” is a bubbly dance-worthy treat equipped with one of those huge choruses that you can’t shake off, even days after the first listen. Start the work week on a good note and check it out below:

Tegan and Sara
Im Not Your Hero

“I’m Not Your Hero” is off Heartthrob, out January 2013.

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Regina Spektor – How (Video)


What more can I say about Regina Spektor that has not yet already been said. A beautiful voice with equally pleasing piano panderings are what we have come to expect from the lovely singer/songwriter. “How,” is a heartfelt, and somewhat heart-wrenching, love ballad of longing. Haven’t we all let someone go we wished we hadn’t? Spektor muses on the prospect of bouncing back while director Margo Weathers juxtaposes close-ups of Spektor with floating visual metaphors. Black and white wraps it up nicely with an appropriate lack of color one feels when they’ve lost someone despite all of their best effort.

“How” is a track from Spektor’s new release, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats. It’s available just about anywhere!

Regina Spektor
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[Hip-Hop] Dom Kennedy ft. Tyga & Juicy J – My Type of Party RMX

Back with the heavy droned synth, Dom enlists Tyga and Juicy J to talk about their types of parties — drugs, girls, and of course haters. Filled with one-liners that you would expect from the three rappers this song trumps it’s predecessor. The highlight is when the beat shuts down for Juicy to get trippy until the tambourine (or drum snare) gets the song on it’s feet. All in all it’s a great song to bump on a fall drive.

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[Hip-Hop] Thaddeus David – Trapital Trill (LP)

Seattle’s own Thaddeus David released his debut solo LP early last week once again showcasing the Northwest’s budding hip-hop scene. On Trapital Trill, David draws in features and production from fellow up ‘n comers Nacho Picasso, Avatar Young Blaze, DJ Semaj and Keyboard Kid to give us an original and encompassing look at the region’s sound. While the feel is undeniably west coast, this project helps distinguish and define Seattle’s emerging scene.

This project is a perfect dose of laid-back music for your lazy Sunday. Stream all the tracks below and grab a free download here: Thaddeus David – Trapital Trill.

Blank Check (Produced by TrussOne)
Tis The Season (Prod. Swish)
Sir Lancelot feat. Nacho Picasso x Avatar Young Blaze (Prod. Rob Skeetz)
Prentice (Prod. KeyboardKid)
Burn (Produced by Swish)
Jiffy (feat. jarv dee x starr spazzin) (produced by sat beats)
NASA (Prod. DJ Semaj & 1stborn)
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #8

When settling into your Sunday afternoon, could there be anything better than 10 of the chillest tracks of the week flowing through your speakers? The answer is yes, and that’s 15 of the best chill tracks. Last week’s post highlighted the steady stream of mellow tunes floating across the web lately, providing plenty of sources for amazing music. Well that stream has turned into a flood, so this dojo is now 50% more chill for even greater value on the best damn day of the week.

This playlist sees everything coming in pairs. Our first two tracks provide some gorgeous chillstep, with UK producer Isoline receiving the prestigious track-of-the-week honours for his absolutely beautiful remix of ‘Youth’. The acoustic elements over the hypnotic vocals are a seriously magical combination that will see the replay button hit repeatedly for a while to come. Things then speed up with two funky nu-disco jams courtesy of Two Moons and Le Nonsense who inject some welcome french touch into this week’s edition.  As always, it wouldn’t be the Chill Dojo without a splash of summer, brought to you this time by RotKraft’s enchanting take on one of Goldroom’s best, and a nautical instrumental from UK disco fiend Edwin van Cleef.  Next up are two different yet equally chill interpretations of Flume’s ”Sleepless” by Australian artists, Brisbane producer Charles Murdoch going for a more future garage style while Sydney’s Cosmo&Paat take the chillstep route. Also within the mix of pairs in this instalment come two takes on Strange Talk’s ”Cast Away” by Vindata and Plastic Plates, another duo of remixes of The xx, and a couple of classic Skream tracks recently released as part of his 100k Freeizm EP. We couldn’t find a suitable partner for our final feature, but fortunately Ray Complex produces a quality tune that should satisfy your trap desire all on its own.

So grab the extra beefy zip of free downloads below and don’t forget to check out last week’s dojo if you missed all the freebies from edition 1 until now. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #8 zip

Youth (Isoline Remix)
Polaroid Feelings
Two Moons
Funky Girl
Ride The Boogie ( Still Ridin )
Goldroom ft Chela
Fifteen (Rotkraft Remix)
Chilly Gonzales
You Can Dance (Edwin van Cleef Instrumental)
Sleepless(Charles Murdoch Remix)
Sleepless (Cosmo&Paat Remix)
Strange Talk
Cast Away (Plastic Plates Remix)
Strange Talk
Cast Away (Vindata Official Remix)
Try (Abisko Remix)
BONUS TRACK: Fiction (Synapson Remix)
Smokers (2008).mp3
Passion (2006).mp3
Coeur de Pirate
Wicked Games (Ray Complex Remix)
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[Hip-Hop] Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die?) ft. Jay Rock & Ab-Soul

Kendrick Lamar continues to destroy the hip-hop game letting loose a lyrically powerful track with an old school feel featuring two of his fellow talented Black Hippy members, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. “The Heart Pt. 3″ is an introspective and emotional cut, on which Lamar and co. reminisce about their rise to fame. Kendrick exudes confidence even while admitting his own doubts and second-guessing as his voice becomes raspier and more expressive through out. Soul and Jay Rock hold their own on the track showing why they are two of the most underrated emcees out. Do yourself a favor and grab this awesome free treat below. Good Kid m.A.A.d. City hits stores Monday, October 22nd.

Kendrick Lamar
The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die?) (Prod. By Tae Beast)
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