Just when I thought this track couldn’t get any better Alvin Risk throws down a Dubstep anthem. The first remix Alvin did doesn’t even hold a candle to this one starting off with a little vocal editing mixed with massive melodic synths that hit at all the right times. The drop is just incredibly massive allowing me to fall in love with “We Are Young” all over again. Featuring flawless vocal splicing with laser infused wobbles that are sure to melt you right into your chair. Today has been an incredible day for music and Alvin Risk decided to drop one of the biggest tracks so far. Please try not to rage too hard, I know it’s tempting with us just pumping out banger after banger. Cheers.
Fun. Ft Janelle Monae
We Are Young (Alvin Risk Remix Part II)
Almost a month after they teased us with a preview, Zeds Dead have finally released the full majesty of their remix of Colin Munroe‘s The Fight Of My Life featuring Pusha T. Their style has become so recognizable with such smooth melodious sections that build into some of the most heart-pounding bass grooves you’ll hear. Nothing beats listening to this jam on a proper sound system where you can capture the subtleties of the dismal strings and the chorus that dwells ever present in the background. Zeds Dead baby!
The Fight Of My Life ft. Pusha T (Zeds Dead Remix)
I’m almost positive that this song is the soundtrack to every single one of my dreams… It consists of elegant echoing vocals, along with perfectly upbeat tempos from multiple instruments and synths. The build up right at the last minute will pull you in, and keep you feeling good long after the song is over. Jonathan Boulet is an extraordinary musician; he writes music, plays a massive number of instruments, and produces as well. The guy simply understands music, and this song is a perfect example. Give it a listen and just try not hitting repeat.
Dads: Oh Life Oh (Jonathan Boulet Remix)
We’re no strangers to the boys of AER and their fresh take on hip-hop – we loved their last single ‘Floats My Boat‘ and their latest effort is even better. ‘Like The Way’ shows a more chill side to the guys, with a sick hook and some ace beats adding to the relaxed vibe. AER are set to drop their record ‘The Bright Side’ on July 30, so if you’re planning on taking a trip down to the beach or pool soon, then make sure this album is on your playlist.
Brooklyn based hip-hop crew Phony Ppl teamed up with rising artist Theophilus London to drop a self produced, chill instrumental titled morninG after pill. I use the terms hip-hop and feature loosely as this track focuses more on the collective sound of the group’s drums, chords, keys and various vocal talents from members Dyme-A-Duzin, PJ and Elbee. London drops a cool, quick 16 bars, fusing reggae, rap and scatting, moving the song into an original, eclectic “audio-crack” genre of its own.
This song is featured on their ironically named 7-track debut EP nothinG Special and is available for free download here.
Phony Ppl - morninG after pill. ft. Theophilus London
Stockholm quartet The Royal Concept are fast becoming one of the blogosphere’s favourite indie rock bands, and not hard to see why after listening to new track ‘Naked And Dumb’. Lyrically, ‘Naked and Dumb’ is about a stripper who became obsessed with the band’s singer, and the razor-sharp guitars and synths create a suitably angsty backdrop for this frank yet somehow upbeat breakdown of a crush gone wrong. An intriguing new track from The Royal Concept, ‘Naked And Dumb’ is featured on ‘The Royal Concept’ EP.
The Royal Concept
Naked And Dumb
If you haven’t heard of Planet Asia, allow me to introduce you. He’s one half of the duo Cali Agents (with Rasco) but has become better known in the hip hop community for his solo releases since he signed with Interscope Records. The track Fuck Rappers features a laid back sample, reminiscent of something Kanye has used in the past and features two worthy guests in Willie the Kid and Fashawn. Roll the windows down and cruise the town because this has that feel good easy summer flow. Clever lyrics deliver a simple and boastful message but damnit you’ll be bobbing your head involuntarily shorty after it starts. You can find this track on Planet Asia’s new album Black Belt Theater which is worth a listen to based off the name alone but features quality hip hop, if the title doesn’t convince you.
Fuck Rappers : Planet Asia