Ever since Deadmau5‘s rant about DJ’s just pressing buttons, people have been saying that the majority of DJs have no skill in terms of mixing. Well these three videos will show you that A-Trak does not fall in that category, he on the other hand has been murdering the tables since he was 15.
This first video is part of what he calls “Short Cuts” and consists of him in some hilarious outfits absolutely destroying the classic anthem “Ghosts N’ Stuff”. All I know is that this is pure genius, especially what he does at 1:28, which might be one of the best live drops ever conceived. The next video is some doing a similar routine on his track with Dillon Francis, titled “Money Makin’”. The last video is in here to give you some perspective on this guys ability, and how long he has been murdering dance floors. It is a video of him spinning the the DMC World Championships in 1997 and mixing all sorts of classic Hip-Hop tracks. Cheers.
The Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim caught everyone’s attention back in 2010 with their stellar third album, Sidewalks, creating a unique stadium-worthy, hip-hop influenced sound that captured an audience far beyond their own niche. On their latest single, “Now,” they continue to evolve with a positive, booming track featuring a simple, but effective, chorus that dares you not to dance. As the song hits the 3 minute mark, they create a thirty second, EDM-esque build up before an explosion of layered vocals, heavy drums and mixed instrumentation.
Matt and Kim’s fourth album, Lightning, is due out on October 2nd and, if “Now” is any indication of their progression, it has the potential to be one of the strongest projects of the year. Stream and download this blissfully noisy gem below and hit the jump to see the official lyric video and their upcoming tour dates.
WARNING. If you’re sitting at work right now do not press play, this track will make you get up and dance like a complete freak show. Break out the moonwalk, the belly dance and hell, even your best hip thrust. But, if you’re at home, please press play…
It first starts off with a nice beat, and finally the song really begins. Greeting you at the door is Lykke Li‘s effortlessly gorgeous voice. You start nodding your head up and down as you drown yourself in a groovy ass beat, drums and a world of sweet gold. Keep dancing until the song ends, press repeat. Over and over and over again. This track is a hot sensation in Europe so let’s bring it to the clubs over here. Check out the rest of The Magician‘s Soundcloud. And obviously, go check out Lykke Li‘s most recent (and beautiful) album Wounded Rhymes.
Talib Kweli is one of the lyrical masters of the game, so when he puts out free music, it’s a good idea to pay attention. Attack The Block may serve as a teaser to his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious, but it’s definitely a standout project all on its own. The 18-track project features verses from an eclectic group of artists including Black Thought, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Ryan Leslie, Ab-Soul, Das Racist, and even more. It’s this diverse selection of artists that really makes the mixtape distinctive from Kweli’s previous ventures.
And there goes Summer. Now its on to the next. In a life that is ever changing, you gotta learn to roll with punches. Or come back every Tuesday for something as sturdy and stable as the Indie Dojo. It’s good to feel some consistency every once in a while.
Seven Lions, the up and coming producer out of Santa Barbara, California, is becoming a very familiar face here at TMN. Releasing remix after remix at a seemingly break-neck pace, Seven Lions is quickly ascending to the top of the ranks for producing progressive and melodic dubstep tunes. His latest remix transforms trance legends Tritonal’s single “Still With Me” into a melodic dubstep anthem. Honestly, there isn’t much more I can say about this track except turn up your speakers and enjoy!
Tritonal Still With Me Feat. Cristina Soto (Seven Lions Remix)
The NOLA-bred Lil Wayne has had quite the absurd and entertaining career path. The Young Money boss known for his wordplay and ridiculous punchlines, is a prolific veteran who has released countless projects, ranging in quality from classic to barely mediocre. Regardless, hip-hop fans will forever keep at least one Weezy project in their regular rotation and, for me, Dedication 3, was definitely that tape. Since then, he has put out plenty of solid music and continued to sell records when most artists can’t all the while pursuing a new hobby in skateboarding. It is hard to know what to expect from Dedication 4, but if it is anything like its predecessor it will certainly be getting lots of airtime among his fans. Stream this anticipated project after the jump and download the whole thing for free here: Lil Wayne – Dedication4.