Now I’m not really hoping for new Mariah Carey material anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate new tunes that reference her work, especially those ’90s classics. Here’s one such track by London producer Raffertie. Borrowing from Carey’s 1993 hit “Dreamlover”, “Build Me Up” is what happens when you drag a hit pop song through some fuzzy, unforgiving, bass-heavy spheres. It’s part static, part futuristic club throbber, bumpin’ hard and slow through riffs of thick noise and zapping laser effects. It sure as hell isn’t a Billboard chart-topper, but is familiar enough to carve out some space in your playlist.
“Build Me Up” is the lead single from Raffertie’s new EP, out May 20th via Ninja Tune.
For the latest installment of Yours Truly + AdidasSongs from Scratch series, producer Shlohmo and R&B star Jeremih team up for a new track titled “Bo Peep (Do u right)”. After teasing fans with a promo vid of them working in the studio, the two artists put visual into a dope new audio release. Mixing some electronic echoing noises with a sensual beat, Shlohmo provides a a nice smooth set-up for Jeremih’s vocals. Jeremih is no stranger to bedroom anthems and this pairing of electronic and smooth vocals make for an addictive slow jam. Check out the seductive track below and cop your tickets to see them perform together on April 5th and 6th in San Francisco and LA, respectively.
WIth his newest track, Danny Brown, reveals his preferred reason for checking into the emergency room. After expressing his excitement about the track early yesterday, Danny promised that if he got enough fan support, he’d leak the track himself, ahead of schedule. Lo and behold, the song became a trending topic within minutes, and the Detroit spitter delivered on his promise. Even in a comatose state, Danny’s energy cannot be contained, as he brings his patented dexterous and eccentric rhyme scheme to flow over some rapid, scampering synths courtesy of Skywlkr. The final version of this song is set to feature A$AP Rocky, and can be found on Danny’s upcoming album, Old, dropping later this year.
After finally releasing his first album in seven years, Justin Timberlake decided to drop the accompanying video for the album’s second single, “Mirrors,” as well to commemorate the special day. The astonishing visuals portrays an elderly couple reflecting back on their lives and love, along with all of the struggles and obstacles they encountered across the way. Everything is not exactly as it seems though, as you’ll later find out. Through this truly touching piece, Timberlake is able to depict a stunning and sentimental tale that’ll bring the the most cold-hearted individuals close to tears (however, as ninjas we don’t cry, so we can’t exactly vouch for that). For those of you that still haven’t grabbed a copy of JT’s new album, The 20/20 Experience,head over to iTunes to make sure you’re not missing out any longer.
“Light & Love” is a gorgeous, weaving new instrumental track courtesy of Canada’s own Teen Daze. Though it keeps up with a steady, upbeat pace and has its fair share of twists and turns, it’s completely soothing at every bend — almost like listening to one of those calming “Nature” CDs of trickling rain and crashing waves — and paints such a soft and comforting audible picture for any listener. The song was written to raise awareness for School Of Seven Bells band member Benjamin Curtis, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Check out the track and also visit this site to donate what you can towards Curtis’ cause.