[Hip-Hop] The ILLZ – A New Day (TMN Song Premiere)

(Photo Credit: Rodolfo Diaz)

As the warm, breezy summer days start rolling to an end, and winter starts to creep up on us, it’s easy to start getting disconcerted. However, The ILLZ is here to remind us  that with every new day comes a new opportunity. As with most tracks from The ILLZ, every single word is carefully chosen, with each verse serving a purpose towards establishing the song’s message. Over an atmospheric yet upbeat instrumental, the Jersey emcee covers topics ranging from self-realization to finding the perfect soul-mate, touching on both the struggles he’s had with those issues, as well as his new perspective on them. “A New Day”  looks to be a standout track on what’s already shaping up to be an amazing album, in The Darkest Hour, dropping November 13th.  You can grab an advance copy of the project over at his official website, TheILLZ.com.

The ILLZ
A New Day
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[Chill] Astronauts, etc. – Supermelodic Pulp EP

Supermelodic Pulp is the five-song debut EP from Astronauts, etc. Contrary the plurality of the name, Astronauts, etc. is the solo project of UC Berkeley grad Anthony Ferraro. Each piece of the EP is rooted in a different reverberating, instrumental lick. Ferraro wrote, recorded, and mixed each song, layering the pulsing beats with his own harmonizing vocals. While “You can Tell” and “Mystery Colors” have gotten the most play and attention (and for good reason), I feel the EP’s kick-off track “Airborne” is the paragon. Think Neon Indian with simplified vocals mixed with Washed Out‘s dreamy, rolling beats. The EP dropped earlier in the month, and you can get it for $5 here.

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Airborne

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Mystery Colors

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Labyrinth

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You Can Yell

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[90's Trap] Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (Aylen Remix)

90′s one hit wonder fans….WHERE YOU AT? Because Aylen just dropped an unheard remix of Snap!‘s track “Rhythm Is A Dancer”. This is a style of Trap I didn’t expect to hear any time soon, but none the less Aylen nails this mix. He features the very old school vibes that this 90′s jam has to offer, everything from the funky vocals to the classic chords. The drop features chopped vocals and an incredible melody that keeps building throughout the whole track. Hopefully more artist will follow suit and drop some more filthy 90′s Trapped out bangers! Cheers.

Snap!
Rhythm Is A Dancer (Aylen Remix)
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[Indie Rock] Fort Lean – Sunsick (Official Video)

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This is the new video for “Sunsick” by Brooklyn indie rock band Fort Lean. Directed by Ethan Berger, it’s a quirky visual accompaniment that follows frontman Keenan Mitchell as he walks around Williamsburg only to end up on a sunny-drenched beach. The track, which you can also stream below, is off their excellent 2011 self-titled EP. The guys just wrapped up a summer tour with Bear Hands and Passion Pit, but are gearing up to release a new EP called Change Your Name on October 30th. It’s produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly.

Fort Lean
Sunsick
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Missy Elliott – 9th Inning and Triple Threat ft. Timbaland

Thinking back on the 90′s and early 00′s, the dynamic duo Timbaland and Missy Elliott ruled the radio stations and rap game with consecutive innovative and revolutionary hits that were equally bizarre and dope. Although these two have not collaborated in over a decade, they reunite to take over the charts and radios once again with Missy’s newest singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat”.

Almost like they never left. Teaming up and delivering some raw-rap flow reminiscent of their earlier days together, Timb and Missy bring some old school feel on “9th Inning”. Complete with horns, a start-and-stop dancehall vibe and piano rips, this Timbaland produced single has both emcees dropping sick verses to salvage a music scene in a “bad state”. “Triple Threat” is the faster tempo, more club-friendly track of the two singles. Coupled with drums, synths, and Timbaland on the hook, this up-beat party single has Missy boasting about her triple threat talents of singing, rapping, and dancing.

Missy Elliot & Timbaland – 9th Inning
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Triple Threat

Both songs are available now on iTunes and will be featured on Missy’s upcoming LP, appropiately titled Block Party, due out later this year.

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[Dubstep] Moby – Extreme Ways [Bourne's Legacy] (PatrickReza Remix)

Yes, this is an Official Remix from the man PatrickReza of Moby‘s “Extreme Ways”. On first listen, images of The Bourne Ultimatum may start running through your head. But Moby re-recorded this track recently for The Bourne Legacy basing it around a 110 BPM structure. Patrick utilizes the suspenseful build up perfectly while staying true to the original, sprinkling some subtle yet powerful vocal edits all throughout the intro. Before you know it you are smashed in the face with relentless wobbles that have a heavy UK dub influence. His unforgiving sound works flawlessly with the empowering vocals on this track, mixing together better then you can imagine. What’s better then some hot and heavy Dub filth over a track from Moby? Good answer, nothing. Cheers.

Hard to believe it has been a year since we first featured Patrick’s massive remix of Lana Del Rey‘s track “Blue Jeans”!

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Extreme Ways (Bournes Legacy) (PatrickReza Remix)

Release date is September 19th, follow PatrickReza on Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud.

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RAC – Solé Fixtape Vol. 3

“Vibe with us as you ride off into the future,” is the little tagline from Solé Biycycles and a pretty apt one at that considering they’ve been curating hot mixtapes for the last few months. For the new third installment of the “Fixtape” they teamed up with Portland’s own DJ duo RAC. The result is nearly 60 minutes of fresh and groovy music that begs to be soaked in. Considering it’s absolutely free, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be vibin’. Stream it below and download here.

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