Shortly after letting loose the tracklist of his highly anticipated major label debut, Kendrick Lamar gives us yet another incredible single. “Compton” features Lamar’s mentor, Dr. Dre, and soulful, stadium-worthy production from super-producer Just Blaze. This track takes a more celebratory sound as the rising star declares himself “King Kendrick,” trading bars with the legendary Doctor as they pay homage to their hometown.
The countdown to the October 22nd good kid, m.A.A.d. city release date starts now for us ninjas. Stream this triumphant cut below and hit the jump to check out the tracklist, which includes notable features from Drake, Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige. You can cop this song, and preorder the album, over at iTunes now.
Kendrick Lamar Compton ft. Dr. Dre (Prod. Just Blaze)
Directed by Grant Singer, the latest video for Sky Ferreira‘s electro-pop hit “Everything Is Embarrassing” features the songstress simply pleading for love from someone who’s unwilling to give it up. Well, at least not for her. Across New York City Ferreira strikes some seductive poses and flirty glances, and can you blame the girl? As the Pat Benatar saying goes: Love is a battlefield. If you want to read more thoughts on this hot track, we reviewed it not too long ago here.
Sky Ferreira’s upcoming Ghost EP comes out October 16th via Capitol.
So Candyland have been killing it lately, and this song is just crazy. Remixing Lil Jon‘s snap anthem “Snap Yo Fingers” featuring an infectious 8-Bit melody. They have yet to release a Trap song that is anything short of amazing and this OG remix is no different. The drop features some hard but still funky chords that hit incredibly hard, can’t wait for more filth from these two Santa Barbara natives. Cheers.
Just last week,the legendary Nero released an absolutely massive new original tune, which for months had been rumored to be collaboration between the powerhouse duo and Skrillex. As information surrounding their latest track “Won’t You (Be There)” emerged, it was divulged that although this latest track wasn’t a collaboration with Skrillex, there were definitely a few collaborative tracks being developed for future release. Lucky for us, the wait was incredibly short, and a preview of the first of hopefully many new tracks between Nero & Skrillex is upon us. Skrillex & Nero take on the latest hit tune “Holdin’ On” from OWSLA’s newest signee Monsta; transforming the track in a manner which one could only expect from names such as Nero & Skrillex. The remix accentuates Monsta’s soulful vocals while ramping up the intensity of the tune with a heavy dose of wobbles and grinding bass. This is massive, so make sure to give this tune a listen!
The release date for this track is October 23rd as part of Monsta’s official debut release, Monsta EP, on OWSLA.
San Diego based producer/mash-up artist Carlos Serrano blessed us a few days ago with an awesome take on Kanye West‘s “Get ‘ Em High,” featuring the Chromatic‘s “Lady” as the backdrop. Using the remix-friendly throwback Yeezy vocals, Serrano manages to completely transform the feel of the original with the steadily climbing instrumental and beautiful chorus of the Chromatic’s Ruth Radelet.
Give this creative mix a listen and download below and make sure to also check out Serrano’s awesome Kanye x Washed Out mash-up, “Diamonds From Far Away,” which is included as well. If you’re feeling the tracks, make sure to head over to his SoundCloud for plenty more cool music and free downloads.
Kanye West vs. Chromatics Lady High (Carlos Serrano Mix)
When the chaos in our lives needs some desperate untangling, we should thank our stars for bands like Copenhagen’s Furns. This new girl-boy duo make lush, dreamy indie pop that hits the spot. Take for example their latest single “Love Aches” — it’s soothing, moving and enthralling, despite its low-key status and simplicity. It puts you at ease, embracing you until you start to feel like you’re floating away. The strikingly lovely and powerful vocals possess a texture that calls to mind a cross between Florence Welch and Cat Power. Listen to “Love Aches” below, along with two bonuses: “Power” and a preview of a new song called “Go”.
“Love Aches” is out now on Lilystar Records. A debut full-length is expected in 2013.
California musician Tom Cascino, who plays under the moniker Broke For Free, makes fresh and dreamy chillwave. His latest track “The Gold Lining,” full of ambient and sunny textures, is the perfect example. Though it’s mostly a weaving 5-minute instrumental number with barely audible vocals/noises blurring in the background, its relaxing feel-good vibes will leave you swimming in bliss. Download it for free!