Up (Fell In Love) (Prod. The Mekanics)
After hitting us up with street-wise singles like “Hate Me On The Low” and “Fourteen & 40′s” Tory Lanez slows things down with his latest cut, “Up (Fell In Love). Following in the vein of fellow Canadian Drake, Lanez constantly shifts talents between both rapping and singing throughout the entire emotionally charged track. This brand new bedroom anthem might be the best leak from Tory’s new project so far, and we’re definitely looking forward to what else the Toronto representative has in store for us when Conflicts Of My Soul drops on August 8th.
Have you ever fallen in love with a song immediately after you pressed play? If you’re a constant visitor of this site then of course you have, but this new tune from Freeze-Tag may be the first to predict its fate right in the title. The Cleveland based crooner/beatsmith continues to stretch the boundaries of R&B music, blurring the lines between dream pop and chillwave on this delicate, enchanting melody. Complete with intricate drum patterns, shuffling synths and floating chimes, this song will easily melt away your troubles as you drift off into a lush, euphoric landscape hidden within the depths of your mind. Before you completely disconnect yourself from the rest of the world though, make sure to check out Freeze-Tag’s magnificent Eskimo EP, available for streaming on his SoundCloud page right now.
TRAILS AND WAYS
Como Te Vas
It’s not officially summer until we’ve heard new music from Trails and Ways (well, technically it’s not really summer until June 21st). Last year’s “Nunca” served as one of our favorites of 2012, and we have a feeling “Como Te Vas” will have the same impact on us in 2013. Trails and Ways’ music has always had a way of transporting you off to a distant land, which is due in large part to the influences the band has gained from their own extensive travels in countries like Brazil and Spain. It might also explain the name of the group’s upcoming EP, Trilingual, which is set to drop this Tuesday, June 11th and also includes other outstanding singles like ”Border Crosser” and “Mtn Tune“.
Forbidden Fruit (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
With J. Cole holding some high-tech listening sessions for Born Sinner across the nation earlier tonight, you had to figure that a few songs would leak shortly afterwards. Tonight we get the most anticipated collaboration off the album, as Kendrick Lamar links up with Cole to bring us “Forbidden Fruit.” While Kendrick is only present to help out on hook duties, “Forbidden Fruit” still makes for a smooth number, utilizing a familiar sample of Ronnie Foster‘s “Mystic Brew,” which you may recognize from the A Tribe Called Quest classic, “Electric Relaxation.” Listening to the lyrics, it seems like this track may have been a late addition to the project, as Cole makes reference to dropping his album the same day as Kanye West. Speaking of which, make sure to grab a copy of Born Sinner when it hits shelves on June 18th.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
Paul Van Dyk - June 6th
Paul van Dyk
ULTRA Music Festival 2013
Borgore - June 7th
Sonata In F Major
DJ Dan - June 8th
DJ Dan Presents Stereo Damage
Last year, we introduced you to Young Hunting and their slick, magnetic style of dream pop. Their standout track at the time, “Maze”, commanded our attention immediately, and, ever since then, we’ve made it our business to keep an eye on the West Coast band.
Now, almost a year later that song is still fresh in our minds (yes, it has that kind of staying power), so much so that we’re posting it here again. But the biggest news to come out of the Hunting camp is that they’re gearing up to release a brand new record featuring the aforementioned tune as well as eight other like-minded charmers. Titled Hazel, it’s due out on June 11th via Bay Area label Gold Robot Records, and courtesy of our friends at HypeMachine, is streaming in its entirety right now! Check it out — it’s sure to be an album to soundtrack many of summer’s pool parties and epic hangs.
Listen to Young Hunting’s Hazel album here.
We love bringing you guys the newest and freshest artists. Today we have something so fresh that this is literally their first upload to soundcloud. Here’s what we can tell you: the lead singer has a really gorgeous tone, and a very impressive vocal range. The instrumentals are simple, down tempo, and electronically driven which really allow the vocals to be the star. On top of that, the vocalist’s lyrics are dripping with sensuality.
So, while there might not be much information on TOTEM, we’re sure there will be in the coming months.