Ever listen to music that just scares the shit out of you? Breakout hip-hop artist Angel Haze is frightening…in a good way. She has no filter; she spits whatever she thinks, the second she thinks it — no hesitation. In addition to that unbridled, blunt mouth of hers, she’s got a raw, fierce character that makes every word she says — with flawless, swagger-filled flow — feel like a literal fireball to the face. It hurts. So, here, when she takes on Chief Keef‘s hit “I Don’t Like” (and kills it), be prepared to get burnt.
It’s been quite some time since I last watched Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. How great was that film? And that “Time After Time” scene with Alan Cumming? Even if you don’t recall it, there’s no forgetting that ’80s Cyndi Lauper hit. Tegan and Sara haven’t. The two sisters cover the song as part of Billboard’s Candid Covers series, and given that the duo are well-versed in pop (see “Closer,” “I’m Not Your Hero”), they tackle it pretty well. Check it out above (via Stereogum) and be sure to pick up Tegan and Sara’s new album Heartthrob, due out January 29th.
This, this, this. Although Wake Owl‘s original version of “Gold” is, err, gold on its own — a resplendent and rousing folk rock tune — this remix by Noah Hyde/Magic Sword takes it to a different level. The rework builds up with smoky synths swirling around the “ooooh ooooh ooohs” until it launches full-force into that saccharine chorus we know and love. Treat yourself today.
This is the first release we are covering for Candyland‘s new Record Label, Sweet Shop Recordsand it’s an insane remix from Jay Cosmic. He tackles Kill The Noise’s track “Saturn” and tweaks it in all the right ways throwing down a completely new sound design that resembles Jack Beats‘ style. This one should definitely grow on you and if you like what you hear, check out Jay Cosmic’s recent release, “Jellyfish”. Cheers.
Last month we featured Los Angeles electronic artist Alek Fin, calling his single “Waiting Like A Wolf” frenetic yet so calming. The same can actually be said about his entire Mull EP, which came out just a few weeks ago. From start to finish it’s very ambient and lulling, but don’t mistake its quietness for monotony — there’s hardly ever a dull or uninspired moment. Its sensitive, warm aura is complemented nicely by the sprinkling of little quirky surprises that jump out at you briefly. The result is an exquisite four-track collection that you can really ease into, and one that paints a lovely and soft-colored sonic landscape.
So this post is the result of stumbling upon five unreleased tracks from Afrojack, . Prepare yourself. First off we have Afrojack switching it up and remixing Keane‘s song “Sovereign Night Cafe” and he kills it. Now for a preview of his remix of Nari & Milani‘s anthem “Atom”; he throws some high-pitch blaring synths over the massive drop. Next is another preview, this time an original tune from Afrojack titled, “Rocker”. The intro features flawless vocal chopping and incredible synth work that builds into an unreal drop sure to elicit your raging face. Afterwards is a remix of PSY‘s hit single, “Gangnam Style” (though it has yet to be confirmed as Afrojack’s). Last is a track without a title, but it features AJ teaming up with Apster,and together they drop a serious tune. Cheers.
Star Slinger‘s such a nice guy. In anticipation of certain tour dates, he’s been known to prepare epic, nearly hour-long mixtapes. He did one for a London show not too long ago, and now in celebration of his December 27th concert at the Paris Social Club, he’s delivered yet another goodie. Special thanks to the club and DJ Mag for asking him to do this, Slinger put together a nice tracklist. FREE download below!
1. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do
2. Tony Quattro – Doubt
3. Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz
4. Mak & Pasteman – Give It Up
5. Star Slinger – Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex)
6. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (Star Slinger Remix)
7. Diafrix – Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)
8. Karma Kid – Its Always (Star Slinger Remix)
9. Bondax – Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Remix)
10. Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger Via London Edit)
11. Doorly – Rush (Feat. Soraya Vivian)
12. French Fries – Yo Vogue
13. Star Slinger – Take This Up
14. Todd Edwards – The Stranger
15. LOL Boys – Changes (Star Slinger Remix)