As half of the legendary rap duo Outkast, the Atlanta-based Big Boi, requires little introduction. His solo career, on its own, has placed him in the highest echelon of emcees. Recently, the ATLien has shown an openness to collaborating outside of the genre, most memorably in his work with Little Dragon.
On his latest single, Big Boi brings in the indie electro duo, Phantogram, and Harlem’s PMF, A$AP Rocky, to create quite the dope clash of musical styles. Rocky kicks the track off with his trademarked flow over the captivating and epic multi-layered instrumental. The heavenly vocals of Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel grace the chorus before Big Boi himself comes in with his veteran delivery and southern wisdom. Phantogram takes over for the last minute leaving the listener suspended well above the clouds in yet another example of successful genre fusion. Stream “Lines” below and look out for Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, out December 11th.
Lines (ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)
If you dig traditional folk instruments, emotionally charged vocals and a band with sound that could fill an entire amphitheatre then you’ve just found yourself a new favorite band. Enter The Last Bison, a seven person ensemble originally from the deep marshes of southeastern Virginia. Folk rock at it’s very best, this group has been compared to the sound of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and the Avett Brothers. Listen to this track and you’ll understand exactly what I am talking about.
The poetic lyrics and gold dusted vocals in “Switzerland” will carry you out to a cornfield on a farm somewhere, reminding you that simple, artisan music still exists. The full five minutes of this track are deeply hypnotizing. What makes it that much better is Ben Hardesty’s vocals, especially when uttering the word “Switzerland” over and over again losing his breath while still sounding utterly perfect. The song is off their Inheritance EP, which came out on October 23rd. You can find it on their Soundcloud page. Support the artist and buy yourself the perfect Pumpkin-Spice-latte-sipping music out there.
The Last Bison
Christina Aguilera does not make much of an appearance on the site, and for a good reason. While we think she is talented, some of her original production just isn’t enough for our dance heads to get behind. However, The Dirty Tees, Ryan Freeman & Grant Peters from Toronto/LA, enhanced the single “Your Body” — from her upcoming seventh studio album Lotus — ultimately making it much more digestible. Check out more of their songs on their Soundcloud page.
Your Body (The Dirty Tees Mix)
By now, when you see the name Kill Paris in the titles of a post, the anticipation for his brand of seductive dubstep should automatically switch on. Humorously coined ‘Pantydropstep’ by the LA producer, it’s actually a more-than-appropriate label for his unique style of bass-infused love-making music that he has continued to release over the last few months. His latest, “Tender Love,” is not about to buck this trend either, delivering another masterfully sensual tune that is best enjoyed in the company of the one who matters most. So let them know how you feel, and so too the artist by grabbing this quality free download.
Tender Love (FREE DOWNLOAD)
In the past, the Twilight franchise has managed to round up quality talent for their soundtracks. The latest installment, Breaking Dawn Part 2, is no different. Yesterday, we brought you Ellie Goulding’s “Bittersweet” track produced by Skrillex, and today, we present Passion Pit‘s contribution. Titled “Where I Come From,” it’s a light, mild-mannered synth pop song; maybe not as bouncy and in-your-face as you’d expect, but the restraint and softness are surprisingly pleasant and produce good vibes of their own.
Where I come from (Breaking Dawn 2 Soundtrack)
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What’s up, ninjas? We’re going to kick off CFPP#26 right by paying homage to one of my favorite, Frank Sinatra. With a quote like that, you know you’re already thinking of that first tasty sip of an adult beverage. So crack one open, press play and let’s get this party started.
Per usual, we’d like to ask that you #pleasedanceirresponsibly.
Download ZIP: CFPP #26 (click here to download)
Swing (Kid Ranger Remix)
BIG FAT (Party Favors 4 Big Fat Drops RE
Boom Boom (Djuro Booty/Remix)
Sometimes a Kanga (Chardy booty )
Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding
I Need Your Love (PINEO Remix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way (Kid Ranger Remix) (DL in Description)
Movement (Original Mix)
Sultan & Ned Shepard
Walls (3LAU Vocal Edit)
Live Your Life (Jakob Liedholm & DjCarnage Remix) (FADER Label)
Though Lana Del Rey‘s known for her morose character, this new “Ride” remix by electronica artist SOHN takes darkness to a new level. Sounding more like a mournful procession than a mere dramatic ballad, its deep, buzzing synths and what sounds like a backdrop of eerie choral humming, lay out the groundwork for some real moody landscapes.
SOHN, who just signed to Vagrant Records (Active Child, School of Seven Bells, The 1975), has released a number of impressive originals which we’ve covered here: “The Wheel” and “Red Lines”.
Lana Del Ray
Ride (SOHN Remix)