We were ecstatic when Brit boys Hot Chip dropped their latest record ‘In Our Heads’ a little while ago, so we are delighted to present the video for the band’s new single. ‘How Do You Do’ is a perfect example of the type of nerdy pop that Hot Chip do so perfectly, and this Rollo Jackson-directed video is a brilliant accompaniment. Don’t miss the 12″ release of ‘How Do You Do’, out on September 10 with some exclusive remixes.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I think it’s safe to say that the year of Trap has officially arrived.. “Me? Him? You? Me?” Canadian producer, KRUSHA takes us back to a Night at the Roxbury with a bumpin’ re-haul of the the 90′s classic, “What Is Love”. KRUSHA masterfully revamps the anthem, pumping the track full of swag-worthy bass and hard 808s, all-the-while retaining that oh-so-satisfying vibe of the original. Head-bobbing – commence!
Steve and Doug Butabi would be proud.
What is Love (2012 REDUX)
“Long Time Gone” is an intimate introduction to Wales’ shining new folk star Osian Rhys. A homespun, tangled web of delicate songwriting, Osian’s debut captures a raw honesty that is rarely found on records today. The single will be released on a series of limited edition 7″ records, backed with “A oes ‘na le (i oeri gwres fy nghalon),” an absorbing ode to forbidden love sung in Osian’s native Welsh language.
“Long Time Gone” is out on August 24th via Backwater Records.
MIA might have a new king, watch out Pat Riley. Ricky Rozay has released a monster of an album and isn’t scared to tweet about it. Ross recruited Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, and his MMG crew to be part of his historic album. The Boss utilizes Florida producers Cool & Dre and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League to create some polished, jazzy beats. With his lyrical evolution from Hustlin’ to GFID, it’s safe to say Ross has revolutionized the current rap scene to a more lyrically conscious audience, compared to artists like Waka Flocka. He diverges away from the typical trap music we associate with the drug aficionado and takes a turn to a more sophisticated mogul.
Ross’ taste has changed & he is altering the menu of rap/trap/hip-hop with him. With standouts like “Sixteen,” “Diced Pineapples,” and “Presidential,” Rick Ross has created THE standout hip-hop album of the summer. And with competition like Royalty,The Yellow Album, Life is Good, and Self Made Vol. 2, it’s a close race. Let’s see if G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer can break the finish line first, though. Stream a few of the notable tracks below and cop the album on iTunes.
The always animated and regularly vulgar emcee Tech N9ne dropped a new digital download single titled “Blur” this week. The iconic underground rapper finds inspiration in the bottle for this infectious party anthem. Produced by ¡MAYDAY! member Wreckonize, this cut from N9ne’s Klusterfuk EP (available now) is a mix of dope lyrics, spacey vocals over the chorus, and some dubstep to tell the tale of a good night gone horribly wrong. The remix/re-produced EP to “Blur” is available now with remixes from producers Shane Eli, The Sleepwalkers, and SoulSlicers.
Blur (Feat. Mayday)
This might be a little bold of me to say, but this could be the dirtiest Trap remix ever. Seriously though Brillz pulls out all the stops in this insane remix of Kill The Noise‘s track Roots, off of the Roots Remixed EP. Starting with a creepy intro with all sorts of animal sounds that makes you feel like your walking through the jungle. Then building into some absolutely insane dirty sounds that I can’t barely even describe. This could easily brain wash a small child if played loud enough and Brillz brings some of the nastiest sound design I’ve ever heard in this Trapped out banger. I didn’t think any track on this EP could even come close to topping Kill The Noise’s remix of his own song Jokes On You, but this one comes damn close. Cheers.
To Buy the Roots Remixed EP, or any of the songs individually click here.
Roots (Brillz Remix)
So I spoke with Jerrod (one of the two guys that make up Kicks N Licks) earlier today, and he said himself he was stoked about this release. It’s safe to say I love it more than the both of them combined. They use these vocals from JJAMZ track “Heartbeat” flawlessly by playing around with them during each drop, with all the right splices and tweaks. The wobbles on the other hand are just out of control, bringing some of the dirtiest sounds they have released to date. They got it mastered over in the UK so it’s understandable how they got this heavy bass abuse. Can’t wait for more massive releases from these two San Diego natives. Cheers.
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HeartBeat (Kicks n Licks)