[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – Louis Vuitton (Extended version)

After the critical and commercial success of Sideline Story, it has been awhile since we heard some new heat from the Carolina rapper J.Cole. Fortunately, Jay’s protege hits the webs with an extended version of his Fabolous collaboration track “Louis Vuitton,” off the Soul Tape 2 mixtape. The self-produced song features some bonus bars from the Roc Nation emcee and continues the same theme of leaving a materialistic lady obsessed with labels and clothes. Be sure to peep the track below and continue the buzz for Cole’s upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner, dropping January 28th.

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louis vuitton (EXTENDED VERSION)
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[Dubstep] The Weeknd – Twenty Eight (Bring the Noise Remix)

If anyone has ever heard The Weeknd before, they know what a tantalizing effect his music has on any listener; you feel like you are in a music coma and that is exactly why he named his song “Twenty Eight”. There are approximately twenty-eight grams in an ounce which is information known in the illegal drug world. The Weeknd knew how his music made people feel and one group who just enhanced that captivating feeling is Bring the Noise with their mind hypnotizing remix.

The song begins with just a solo piano beat with the slow introduction of more steady beats until The Weeknd’s voice comes streaming through with a nice mix of vocals. The song continues in a flowing motion, with a constant piano before they drop some strong vibrating bass. The trio, from LA, captures the addicting feeling of the Weeknd’s sound while incorporating their own addicting beat drops and pulsating sound vibrations. Not only do they bring the noise but they bring their own passion for keeping the listener in a spell. Can I call myself an addict yet?

The Weeknd
Twenty Eight (Bring The Noise Remix)
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[Reggae/Dub] Snoop Lion – Here Comes the King feat. Angela Hunte (Prod. by Major Lazer)

If anyone doubts that Snoop Lion has what it takes anymore to make an impact in music anymore or that his name change is just a gimmick, this song is proof that the switch was his best career move in years. The Major Lazer produced beat brings it back to the origins of the modern wave of bass music, Dub Reggae, the original style of heavy bass experimentation. In his “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit this week, Snoop revealed that he smokes 80 blunts a day, every day, which certainly keeps up with Bob Marley‘s pound a week. The wonderful chorus by Angela Hunte complements Snoops verses’ lyrics which sing praise to Rastafarian King Salassie I. This single will be released December 8th and his full album, produced by Major Lazer will be available in February, along with a DVD of the same name chronicling his time in Jamaica embracing Rastafarian culture and music. If the rest of the album incorporates the spirit and sound of Reggae as much as this and the first single “La La La,” it may very well be the best Reggae album since Bob Marley was alive. The first single “La La La” is also included for your listening pleasure below.

Snoop Lion
Here Comes The King feat. Angela Hunte
Snoop Lion La La La (produced by Major Lazer)
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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 12/6

Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER

Details:
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Ministry of Sound – 27th October Saturday Sessions: Exclusive Mix

Thumbs Up (For Rock N Roll) with Feed Me

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[Folk] The Staves – Songbird (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

As a music fan, it’s important not only to hunger for new artists and songs, but to also appreciate the classics because let’s face it: without people like the Beach Boys, Janis Joplin or Bob Dylan, what would rock sound like today? I actually wouldn’t want to know. This year, legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of their hit album Rumours. To pay tribute to that record and the longstanding influence of that band, a number of modern day acts such as Yeasayer, Liars and Julia Holter have come together to put out a covers album called Rumours Revisited.

Today, I wanted to spotlight one of its tracks done by English folk trio The Staves. Their rendition of “Songbird” is simply lovely and enchanting, one to unwind to and one that certainly does its original justice. Check it out below and grab a free download:

The Staves
Songbird
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[R&B/Electronica] Autre Ne Veut – Counting feat. Mykki Blanco (Video)

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Not too long ago we raved about “Counting,” the powerfully moving electro-soul track by Brooklyn’s Arthur Ashin, aka Autre Ne Veut. We also pointed to its excellent alternate version featuring fellow New Yorker, dynamic rapper Mykki Blanco. Today it’s been revealed that take has gotten its own music video. Directed by David Riley, it’s an emotional set of visuals showing Ashin dealing with his grandmother’s death — a true story he based the song on. The original version of the track is below.

Autre Ne Veut
Counting

Autre Ne Veut’s new album Anxiety is due out February 12th via Software Records.

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Beyonce – Check On It (XXYYXX Remix)

Florida-based seventeen year old production protege, XXYYXX, has been in heavy rotation for this ninja over the last few months. His experimental style often fuses ethereal vocal samples (think Clams Casino) with trap-esque 808-percussion for an incredibly relaxing, at times disorienting, feel. On his latest effort he chops up some classic Beyonce, from the Destiny’s Child days ,with his own assortment of complex drum patterns. The result is a trippy, manic and brief rendition of the original that captures the young artist’s unique sound, which I like to refer to as “cloud trap.” Check the remix, titled “AMAZEME,” below!

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AMAZEME

P.S. If you’re digging this as much as we are, make sure to check XXYYXX’s Bandcamp and SoundCloud pages where you can grab a bunch of his music for free.

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