Today Muse let loose the visual treatment for their recently released single Madness. Starting out in a underground metro the storyline helps to carry the tension left hanging in the air by the band. Police in riot gear cover every frame as the song slowly builds up until all chaos breaks loose a mist the tunnels. Once that happens there is no coming back.
If you look at the segments where it cuts to shots of the band playing you will see that the synth you hear is actually being played through the Misa Digital Kitara. It’s a midi instrument that gets played like a guitar but uses a synthesizer to create the unique sound you hear in this song. Madness is off of the upcoming album The 2nd Law.
Scandanavian born DJ Todd Terje remixes and takes the Hot Chip single “How Do You Do” into a disco-themed, futuristic odyssey. Mixing synths and some heavy electronic rhythms, Terje brings this track into a 9-minute dance anthem, and making it is as addictive as it is pleasurable to the ears. You can hear Hot Chip’s original on their latest album In Our Heads, available now on Domino Records.
Formed in 2009, Minneapolis trio Night Moves are preparing to drop their first album Colored Emotions. “Country Queen” is one of the two singles they’ve released prior to the unveiling of the debut. The track runs along the border between folk and shoegaze, with even a dash of southern rock thrown into the mix. It also has a bit of a gritty texture to it, as though it’s being played through an old radio. Acoustic strumming is the backbone of the song, but it’s layered with echoing notes, lax guitar riffs and deep vocals. It transitions smoothly throughout and builds up, just to be brought back down by acoustic folk picking. It’s a perfect single that definitely makes Colored Emotions an album to look out for in the near future.
Colored Emotions is set to be released October 9th by Domino Records.
In 2008, four well known and talented emcees banded together and decided to deliver some dope music that the rap game has been missing since the days of The Black Sheep or Leaders of the New School. Members Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Royce da 5’9″ formed the group Slaughterhouse and recently have been dropping a mixture of singles and mixtapes that have kept their buzz heavy in the industry. With their newly-inked Shady/Interscope record’s deal, the rap supergroup step out into mainstream success on their debut album Welcome to: OUR HOUSE.
From the beginning, the album starts on that dark, crazy tone that is signature of Royce da 5’9″ and Em’s recent style with added hooks from the macabre Skylar Grey and the high-energy Busta Rhymes featured track “Coffin”. Quickly shifting from chainsaw and horror-movie themed tracks to the stripper-party inspired single “Throw That” ft. Eminem, OUR HOUSE fluctuates from raw underground vibe, real rap, and some commercial tracks but still manages to give each member their shine. While delivering well timed puns, in-verse rhymes, and metaphors, the lyrical content throughout the OUR HOUSE is top-notch.
Coupling dope lyrics with A-list production, it is clear that Slaughter House wanted to do the fans justice but rise away from just underground success. With a darker, drum heavy AraabMuzik produced beat on the street single “Hammerdance,” snare drum rhythms on the No I.D. “Get Up,” radio friendly Street Runner single “My Life” ft Cee-Lo, to the intimate Boi-1da produced single “Goodbye,” OUR HOUSE has a variety of content that doesn’t sacrifice the group’s personal style of delivering real rap without sacrificing lyrical prowess for a more pop-frienfly sound. Although collectively this album isn’t the rap game’s “savior” LP, it is a strong return to the days of focusing on clever lyrics-regardless of content-with top production for an ever growing stagnant music industry.
A couple weeks ago we were blessed with a two minute preview of this incredible remix from the master, BennyBenassi. The full version was released on September 2nd and now we the get the full Benny treatment. The intro is a little longer then I expected but anything with Bob’s vocals over I could listen to for days. Progression is one of Benny’s biggest strengths and it is nearly flawless in this mix, even bringing a little Dubstep section. The harmonic melody that he fuses with the normally soothing vocals, get your foot moving whether you like it or not. This is one of biggest remixes BennyBenassi has released in a long time and I look forward to hearing more massive tracks like this. Cheers.
Let’s face it. Dada Life is known for the most astonishing drops in the entire scene. To make Dada Life sound harder than it already is may quite be close to impossible. But Vinnie Maniscalco, the up and coming Denver producer is no stranger for flipping things upside their head with infusing tracks with heavy trap and moombahton influences to create completely new experiences. The electro banger is chilled onto a refreshing pile of icy beats with intricate and satisfying vocal play that soon melts away to provide one of the warmest basslines to surface on a ‘Feed The Dada’ remix. Follow Vinnie Maniscalco on Soundcloud today.
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Well my week has been made, thank you GRiZ. This releases is a mix of everything both new and some of his instant classics. Some of the older work consists of “Better Then I’ve Ever Been”, “Where Is The Love?”, “Rock N Roll”, “Live On Arrival”, “The Future Is Now”, and his most recent “Smash The Funk”.
The intro song “Too Young For Tradegy” sets the tone for the funk infused dub ride, starting off slow with a mellow beginning only to transform into a hard hitting Dubstep masterpiece. “Blastaa” is another high energy funky thrill ride with more squealing wobbles and synths mixed with his impecable sampling. “Mr. B” features a collab with Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic, using his sexy sax to make this one a very unique track. “Fall In Love Too Fast” brings an old school soul vibe featuring MuzzY AKA Dan Hacker on the guitar. “Wonder Why” starts off with a low key soul/funk intro then continues with some glitchy wobbles sprinkled at all the right times. Last we got “See You Again” which is probably the most diverse track on here featuring some sexy breaks and crunchy wobbles, with the added guitar from MuzzY. Enjoy this entire album for free by clicking HERE. Cheers.
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