Doctor P has truly out done himself with this amazing 4-track EP titled Animal Vegetable Mineral. It is extremely tough to pick a favorite so I’m just going to start with “Flying Spaghetti Monster,” in which Doctor P brought back his OG style of funky wobbles. This is the Doctor P I know and love, delivering a groovy melody that is sure to get your feet moving, then backed up by some high-pitch, laser-infused bass that is sure to make you melt. Next is hands down the sexiest track on the EP, “Keep On Dancing,” starting with an infectious melody. The drop gets hot and heavy with some relentless hard-hitting bass to the face. I heard Doctor P and Eva Simmons drop this track a few weeks ago at Identity Festival in Mountain View and it was just stunning. Eva’s sexy vocals mixed with more brain-scrambling sounds is sure to be banger, especially when dropped live. The last track I heard was dropped a few months ago by Dillon Francis in San Francisco, and when I heard Ce’Cile vocals on it, that was new to me and I instantly pulled out my phone and recorded the madness. I later found out that it’s Doctor P’s new tune titled “Galaxies & Stars”. As a bonus, we got the offical video as well. Doctor P said on Facebook the other day, “Here is my super serious video for ‘Galaxies & Stars”. Check that out after the jump. Cheers.
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Keep on Dancing (Original Mix)
Bulletproof (Original Mix)
Galaxies & Stars ft. CeCile
We have been blessed with another preview off of Wolfgang’s EP Love & War. This is the second track titled “Nuke” and features his signature sound design that hits at all the right times. The melody and some of the synths reminded me of “Space Junk” but tough to recreate anything that epic. This track should be on repeat just as much as the first installment, “Love & War”. This next track is off Popeska’s newest release titled KARAMATER and is a remix of “Now Or Never” and to be honest I’m having trouble deciding which of these two tracks I like more. Enjoy these previews and we will keep you posted on their releases. Cheers
To check out Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War click here.
Now Or Never (Wolfgang Gartner Edit) (PREVIEW)
Normal teenagers are usually busy slaving away at fast food joints and retail stores, but Sky Ferreira wasn’t what you would call normal: at 15, she signed a major record label deal. After working on her craft and releasing songs like “Red Lips” and “Lost In My Bedroom” to some success, her latest dance-pop single “Everything Is Embarrassing” could be the sparkling gem that puts her front and center. Produced by Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechstaid (Cass McCombs, Usher), the track features an infectious electro beat coupled with simple, but charming piano chords. The highlight is the chill, catchy chorus, where Ferreira’s vocals are soothing, but so telling — gliding smoothly somewhere between a restrained wistfulness and powerful emotion — making the song as much a ballad as it is a dance-worthy tune.
“Everything Is Embarrassing” is off her forthcoming EP, Ghost, out on October 2nd via EMI.
Everything Is Embarrassing (Ft. Blood Orange)
R&B crooner Miguel has had an explosive career. From his early works with Blu&Exile to his critically acclaimed and popular debut album All I Want is You, he has re-shaped the game with his unique style. With his latest release, Miguel takes a more unconventional route and delivers a mixtape series, Art Dealer Chic and Kaleidoscope Dream: The Air Preview, in preparation for his upcoming sophomore release Kaleidoscope Dream. One of the standout singles from these previews was the smooth, sultry single “Adorn”. Being one of the strongest singles Miguel has dropped since his debut, it was only a matter of time before rappers hopped on for the remix.
Adorn (Wiz Khalifa Remix)
Stepping onto the first remix is the Pittsburgh emcee Wiz Khalifa
. Not changing the beat, Khalifa keeps the same smooth vibe of the original and adds on a kush-laced rhyme. His addition is probably the most official and available for download here
Miguel - Adorn (Grafh Remix)
New comer Grafh
delivers his lyrical talents to keep the sexual mood in the beginning of the track. Breaking down a night of what the Jamaica Plains, NY emcee wants to do to the female listeners, he does his best to spit game over the already sensual beat.
Miguel - Adorn (Busta Rhymes Remix) feat. Reek Da Villian & J-Doe
Ever since Busta Rhymes
was signed to YMCMB
, he has been on his hustle with single released and a free mixtape. With this latest remix to “Adorn”, Rhymes collabs with Reek Da Villain
to deliver the most rap-heavy, with an added auto-tune, of the three mixes.
Trap has exploded in the past couple of months, gaining momentum and generating more buzz than any genre has since moombahton first emerged on the scene. Regardless of your opinion, this monster from Queens, New York-bred Pharoahe Monch and trap aces Brillz and ETC!ETC! will either change your mind or affirm your appreciation for the subgenre. As I press “repeat” I can’t help but that think that this would be a HUGE set opener for any DJ wishing to make his audience absolutely freak the hell out. It’s a free download too! Happy Thursday.
Simon Says - Pharoahe Monch (Brillz & ETC!ETC! Bootleg) FREE DOWNLOAD
Forbes recently released a list of 2012′s hip-hop “Cash Kings,” ranking the rap world’s top earners. Snagging the #1 spot was Dr. Dre, who wrangled up a whopping $110 million — half of which can be attributed to his Beats by Dre headphone brand. The West Coast producer and emcee was joined by #2 Diddy (buoyed by his Ciroc vodka), #3 Jay-Z (his money raked in from number of places, like the Brooklyn Nets) and #4 Kanye (reaping much of the benefits from Watch The Throne). Eminem, who hasn’t exactly been a popular face for corporate endorsements and sponsorships, still placed at #9, bolstered by his music, selling more albums in the last 10 years than any artist. What are your thoughts, ninjas?
1. Dr. Dre – $110 million
2. Diddy – $45 million
3. Jay-Z – $38 million
4. Kanye West – $35 million
5. Lil Wayne – $27 million
6. Drake – $20.5 million
7. Birdman – $20 million
8. Nicki Minaj – $15.5 million
9. Eminem – $15 million
10. Ludacris – $12 million
Check out the full list after the jump.
Rarely has a track caught my sense of musical direction so off guard. When clicking on the album Alahambra, where this single resides, truly had no idea of what was about to bless my ears. Given the mass amount of music bandcamp sits in front of you to sort through the whole site can become somewhat of a maze at times. Through all the wrong turns and dead ends, stumbling across Mother Falcon, a group from Austin, TX, made it all well worth it.
Letting the beautiful vocals caress the early rising of the track gives the listener no real insight as to what is awaiting them. The soul of this song just gets louder and louder as the progression steadily builds up till the true colors of “Alligator Teeth” show. Listening to a group of new wave musicians attack a traditional instrumental setup will send a refreshing chill down the spine. That driving force of a percusion in this song is given the most perfect old school DnB pattern that lets a collective such as this band reach out and affect your everyday 2012 music listener. This track is offered as a free download off Mother Falcon’s bandcamp page here. Check out the rest of the album while you’re at it.