Hey Hey ninjas! It’s that time of the week again. If you’re on the west coast, you’re about an hour from quitting time. If you’re on the east coast, you may already be drinking. And for all you folks in between, it’s right around the time to power down your computer, clock out and hit happy hour. Wherever you’re at in your Friday routine, please enjoy this tasty selection of tunes we’ve provided for your weekend endeavors.
Whenever we get new Odd Future material like this, it makes us pause and wonder what exactly goes through Tyler, The Creator‘s mind. It seems like we say this about almost every new video from the Wolf Gang leader, but this is definitely his most unique piece to date. The visuals for “IFHY” takes place in what could be described as a twisted and demented version of Barbie’s dollhouse. It’s kind of like what you’d expect from Sid from Toy Story, but without all the deformed toy parts.
During the video, we find an emotionally distraught Tyler struggling with his emotions as he chases a clearly distant girlfriend around the house. Before things can finally change for the troubled couple though, a human hand intervenes and ends things on a very sour note. It doesn’t take long for you to get over the momentary depression, as Tyler quickly shifts the mood over with the more upbeat “Jamba” featuring running mate Hodgy Beats. With these 2 releases it looks like Wolf is shaping up to be an impressive sophomore effort. But why wait to find out? You can catch the FULL STREAM of the album on SoundCloud before it hits stores on April 2nd.
Teaming with WNDRBRD, indie artist SZA takes listeners on a trippy confessional on her latest single “Aftermath”. Proclaiming that she is not human but made of bacon, fairytales, and pixie dust, this songstress’ vocals dance over the airy synth beat. Equal parts quirky but charming, haunting but mesmerizing, I am not sure whether to take this as a comical tune or fall in love with the addictive melody over the drum-driven rhythms. Fans of this psychedelic tune can hear more when her S project drops later this year.
“Youthern”, by London two-piece Cloud Boat, will literally break your heart. The track is built atop a persistent hum that seeps in and shakes up the very fibers of your senses, and, though for the most part it uses a simple, minimalist approach — ghostly electronic tinges peppered throughout — it carries the weight of a very heavy heart. Similar to James Blake‘s somber, grief-stricken material, “Youthern” is the kind of song whose hurt you really can’t get enough of. The chorus alone (“Come down with us, come down with us…) is a killer.
“Youthern” is off the duo’s forthcoming album, Book of Hours, due out May 27th via R&S/Apollo.
It would be an understatement to say that Justin Timberlake is having one of the best week’s in his career. From topping the charts to selling nearly 1 million copies of his latest album in his first week of release, the 6 year hiatus had no effect on his musical standing with fans old and new. So with such success, it was only a matter of time before producers and DJ’s dropped some remixes to his new tracks.
Taking on the dance track “Let the Groove Get in”, Sammy Bananas puts his hands on the infectious number. The underground DJ revamps the pop single by adding in some funky vibes, spanish vibe, and EDM influences. As the track fluctuates from a fast and dance-worthy tempo to a smoother, laid-back feel, it still retains the same Timbaland touch that makes it so charming.
Newcomer and NYC native B.Martin debuts a new banger for your listening enjoyment. The track titled “I Want it All” mixes some southern-club influences with hard-hitting drums and a rattling beat. Leading the single is the young emcee B.Martin, followed by Juicy J with an infectious hook, and Kendrick Lamar to deliver his usual song stealing verse. This is definitely a track made for the weekend turn-up and has the three emcees working well to deliver a hit on this Tim Kamillion Hill production.