Disclosure can do no wrong, and this Bootleg of Ralphi Rosario and Xavier Gold‘s track “You Used To Hold Me” is pure gold. Their approach to this re work is pretty much flawless, dropping all sorts of dreamy synth work to accompany the already empowering vocals. A few months ago Disclosure teased us with a video performance of this track, to watch that click here. But now we have a solid rip from Disclosure’s mix for Zane Lowe‘s show on BBC Radio 1. No news on the release date yet, cheers.
You Used To Hold Me
via Neighbors Hate Us
We all have those songs that we find eeeeextremely annoying the first time we hear them. So annoying that we publicly swear we will never listen to it again. But then someway, somehow, they magically creep into our world and we find ourselves enjoying it more than we ever hated it. You know the one. The song that we blast in our cars and then the moment our friend gets in we quickly hit the next button while expressing how stupid it is. The funny this is, those friends are probably secretly wishing you would have kept it on. And honestly, why should we be embarrassed of our musical taste? Everyone has got that one stupid song or 100 stupid songs for that matter. So be a ninja. Stand tall and let your musical taste fly free…..
Down by the River
Goodbye And Goodbye And Goodbye And Goodbye
Put a Ring On It (Beyonce Cover)
After taking some time off from the game, Lupe Fiasco makes his triumphant return to hip-hop with “Animal Pharm.” Gracing a sample of Atoms For Peace‘s “Ingenue,” Lupe weaves together some eloquent bars, tearing the instrumental apart in a way only he knows how. While there’s no indication that a new mixtape is on the way, we’d love to hear some new material from Lu before he drops Tetsuo & Youth later this year. Grab the free download below and let us know your thoughts about this brand new track.
Jewels & Sapphires (Goldroom Remix)
As sounds emanating from America’s biggest club nights have slowly begun to shift from jacking, four-to-the-floor big-room anthems and wubby, extreme bass towards more groove-heavy sounds from genres like Electro, Trance, Nu-Disco, Deep-House, Future Bass, U.K. garage and funk, Synth-Pop and countless others; it is starting to become clear that the underground club scene has begun to leak into mainstream consciousness, and there are a handful of producers from each respective field who are in part responsible for the recent awareness in their music movements. There is no doubt that if you look into the Nu-disco phenomenon under a magnifying glass that you would come across Los Angeles based disco-purveyor Goldroom. Although most of their original material now comes with the support of a complete live act, most remixes remain producer Josh Legg’s dance outlet and today he’s blessed us with another original remix for Owl Eyes’ single “Jewels & Sapphires”. Goldroom has stripped away much of the original instrumentation in favor of a more gyration-friendly bass line and Summery steel drum, while keeping the track’s integrity and simultaneously highlighting Owl Eyes’ (aka Brooke Adammo) deep, vibrant vocals. The remix is set to be released as part of Owl Eyes’ forthcoming EP, which has yet to receive an official release date, but we will keep you posted as always. Stay Ninja.
Wit Me Ft. Lil Wayne
T.I. and Lil Wayne are embarking on their nationwide America’s Most Wanted tour later this summer, so to generate some excitement they let go of this new collaboration, “Wit Me.” While the track isn’t exactly breathtaking, it’s far better than most of the material either of these two have released recently, and is sure to get plenty of parties started in the coming months. In case you missed it, check out T.I.’s GDOD compilation mixtape, comprised of artists from his Hustle Gang imprint (including B.o.B, Iggy Azalea, Trae Tha Truth, Chip and more). Also, stay tuned for the video for “Wit Me,” which Tip and Weezy plan to drop later tonight.
Body So Tight ft. Childish Gambino
You know we always love us some new Childish Gambino around here. Produced by Roc Nation’s DJ Reflex, Body So Tight” is an absolute banger that is guaranteed to get you up out of your seats. Bino easily “bodies” the 808 heavy instrumental with a flow reminiscent of his verse on “Do or Die,” his collaboration with Flux Pavillion late last year. “Body So Tight” is the first single from Reflex’s debut EP, due for release later this year.
Kanye West took the stage last night for the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night, premiering two brand new singles from his upcoming sixth studio album. With songs like “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves,” and an album reportedly entitled Yeezus, Kanye is as Kanye as he’ll ever be. Just like his previous appearance on SNL, Kanye’s performance was both iconic and mesmerizing. Leave it to Yeezy to turn a live act into a full theatrical affair. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Kanye seems to be aiming for a much darker tone with his latest effort (hard to believe considering his last album was called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy). Check out the evidence below and let us know your thoughts about Yeezy’s recent performance and his upcoming album, set to drop in less than a month from now on June 18th.