Need a free goodie to get your week started? Crizzly has you covered with his remix of “Way We Ball” by Lil Flip to get you ready for the long week ahead of you. Notorious for his ability to combine hip-hop and wobbly synths together perfectly, Crizzly strikes again transforming the original hip-hop track into a dubstep masterpiece that reminded us why we fell in love with his music in the first place. Oh yeah, and let me remind you again that the track is FREE.
Over the weekend, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear released this acoustic demo from 2009 on his Soundcloud, claiming it was “too old to work on anymore and won’t see the light of day in any other format.” Call it a demo, but it’s still got all the makings of a quality track: it’s sparse, light, but delightfully touching — much like Rossen’s work on his excellent Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP that he released earlier in the year. Check it out below.
What a collab, Dillon Francis and Kill Paris. These two artists sounds couldn’t compliment eachother better, making this remix just pure madness. Featuring some sexy vocal editing mixed with the funky synths from Dillon and the euphoric melodies of Kill Paris. This track is without a doubt going to put a smile on your face, especially once it drops into the funky filth these two are so well known for. Cheers.
Monsta Where Did I Go (Dillon Francis & Kill Paris Remix)
California’s TRAILS AND WAYS released a brand new track today. Titled “Border Crosser,” it’s a dreamy, weaving indie rock track with haunting whistles and keen, cutting beautiful guitar work during the chorus. According to the band, it’s about their immigrant grandparents and “dedicated to immigrants everywhere.” It’s a moving subject — and one that almost all of us can relate to — and the four-piece portray it well, with sounds of howling, chugging trains, lyrics sung in a different language, and lines about an immigrant’s complex journey of leaving home for an unfamiliar place: “Will you follow me across? / You know I have to think about it.”
Major Lazer continues its unique and genre-fusing island style with yet another stellar single. This time around, theycall on dubstep legends Flux Pavilion to create an awesome clash of reggae and hard-hitting bass. Sampling Johnny Osbourne’s ”Mr. Marshall,” Diplo manages to cultivate the sound we are used to from the Lazer, setting the stage for Flux’s ground-shaking contributions, guaranteed to help kick off your week.
Major Lazer’s Free the Universe is set to drop February 19th. In the meantime, stream this huge collaboration below and make sure to check out the epic, animated lyric video above.
Ross & Diddy are back at it again and this time toss the keys to 2 Chainz‘s “Birthday Song.” The already famous single from Titty Boi’s “Based on a T.R.U. Story” is updated with two verses that even leave Kanye looking cheap. Weeks after its release the song makes a comeback with the heavyweights refreshing the Sonny Digital production. Happy twenty-first to my bro Phil, someone get this kid a big booty hoe tonight.
“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.