[Hip-Hop] G-Eazy – Let’s Get Lost (Feat. Devon Baldwin)

These Things Happen
Let's Get Lost ft. Devon Baldwin

After months of promotion and teasing that included multiple singles, videos, and even a nationwide tour, we finally have a solid release date for G-Eazy‘s upcoming album, These Things Happen. Shortly after revealing the June 23rd date last night, pre-orders for the project shot straight through the roof, landing the rapper at the number one spot on the iTunes hip-hop charts. It’s clear that the hype for this album is very real, and deservedly so. In case you needed a reminder though, we’ve got you covered with another brand new single from the Bay Area native.

“Let’s Get Lost” is a dulcet tune that’s all about letting go of reality, and living in the moment. This is portrayed beautifully through the single’s stunning visuals, which finds the smooth emcee engaging in a spontaneous, whirlwind affair with a stranger he encounters in a hotel lobby. With frequent collaborator Devon Baldwin assisting on the hook, you’re guaranteed to get swept up in the melodies as you lose track of time until the album drops.

As we mentioned above, pre-orders for the project can currently be found on iTunes, and if you’re curious, you can take a peek at the tracklist after the jump, which includes collaborations with A$AP Ferg, E-40, Blackbear, Jay Ant and more.

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[Hip-Hop] Big K.R.I.T. – Mt. Olympus

Mt Olympus
Big K.R.I.T.
MT. Olympus (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)

Southern producer and rapper Big K.R.I.T. never fails to surprise fans with a new track every now and then. After accruing 500,000 followers on Twitter, he took to the interwebs to drop another gem for our listening enjoyment. The track “Mt. Olympus” is a new kind of K.R.I.T., with the the Mississippi native dropping a fiery, aggressive flow about the fickle industry. Taking shots at the game that has, somewhat, shunned him from reaching mainstream notoriety, K.R.I.T. also takes a moment to spit a reply to Kendrick‘s “Control” verse. The self-produced single is a pretty dope first listen of what is to come from his upcoming sophomore project Cadillactica, dropping soon.

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[NEW] Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck (Prod. Stefan Ponce)

down on my luck
Vic Mensa
Down On My Luck

After nearly burning out speakers everywhere for two months straight with the wobbling bass of “Feel That,” Vic Mensa provides some relief to fans in the form of a spacey, ethereal cut entitled “Down On My Luck.” Continuing to experiment with new sounds in 2014, Vic’s latest single draws heavily from Chicago house, similar to the Smoko Ono remix of “Magic” that dropped earlier this year. Complete with a skittering bassline, cascading vocals, and lush, intricate synth work, the expertly produced single is one that feels right at home on the dancefloor or in the comfort of your own living room.

With the slew of stellar releases that he’s been sending our way over the last few months, we don’t imagine the Chitown emcee will be feeling “down on his luck” for much longer. Check out the link above, and stay tuned for any details that may emerge about the talented SaveMoney rep’s upcoming project.

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[Hip-Hop] Salva – Drop that Bitch (ft. Kurupt, ScHoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc)

Drop That Bitch ft. Kurupt, ScHoolboy Q, Problem, Bad Lucc

LA-based producer Salva has done the world a favor with his latest release, bringing together some of the West Coast’s finest emcees for “Drop that Bitch.” Combining the classic sample from Eazy-E’s “Cruisin in my ’64″ with contemporary electronic and trap elements, Salva melds past and present Cali sounds to create the perfectly energetic backdrop. As the various rappers from different eras, crews, styles and popularity drop equally impressive verses, we are yet again reminded of the quality of hip-hop in Los Angeles today, as well as its rich library of classics.

This gem was released along with the announcement of Salva’s new record label, Peacemaker, and an upcoming mixtape of the same name. In the words of  The Chronic, “This should be played at high volume. Preferably in a residential area.”

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[House] Example – One More Day (Stay With Me)(MJ Cole Remix)

One More Day (Stay With Me) (MJ Cole Remix)

When it comes to the beautiful world of electronic music, Example‘s name may be more closely associated with sticky sweet electro-pop  melodies rather than typified dance inducing house rhythms, which is why London house producer MJ Cole‘s remix of “One More Day (Stay With Me)” breathes an entirely new life into the bouncy tune. While the original, which falls much more in line with the U.K. pop/club house movement fronted by groups like Gorgon City, Hot Natured and of course Disclosure, has its groove kept largely intact, MJ Cole pushes the track directly into club land with an uppity four-to-the-floor kick and a staple of the current wave of jacking house; those shuffling garage hi-hats and claps. This one had us shakin’ our rumps like Wrecx n Effect had us doing all the way back in ’93, so if a slice of happy dance music is in your foreseeable future, start streaming this one above… now. The official release for Example’s “One More Day (Stay With Me)” single isn’t due out until June 22 through powerhouse label Epic Records, so you’ll have to settle on hearing it here at TMN for now.

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Sebastien Benett – Lutece [TMN Premiere]

Sebastien Benett
Lutece (Original Mix)

Every now and then, we come across songs that immediately send us back to our favorite festival moments. Whether it be under the electric sky at EDC or beneath the Sahara Tent at Coachella, there are those certain gems on the internet that flip our switch to ‘turned on’. What can we say? Festival season gets the blood pumpin’. Now before we get ahead of ourselves, we just want you to know that we are completely aware that it is still the beginning of the week and most of you are still on your first cup of coffee or barely hitting the snooze button. First things first – skip the snooze, put down the cup of Joe down, and prepare for the biggest wake up call from electro house enthusiast, Sebastien Benett.

Having been dubbed as DJ Snake’s musical protégé, Sebastien continues to provoke us all with his aggressive approach to dance music. Today we are premiering his intense new banger, “Lutece”, and this one is guaranteed to make you want to learn the art of snake charming. The track starts off with an enticing synth lead that progressively builds up into an intense breakdown full of Arabian madness. There’s a reason we chose Arabian snake charming to describe “Lutece” and the only way you’ll understand is by pressing play. Also, please do not go out and play around with some snakes in hopes of hypnotizing them to do some cool dance moves…that definitely won’t end well.

Make sure to pre-order your copy of Sebastien Benett’s track, “Lutece” on iTunes (out on May 6th) so you can blow everyone’s minds with your immaculate taste in party music. You’ll be taking hipster to the next level, so buy it before it’s not cool anymore.

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all been locked into something that was spiraling out of control, yet we were so blinded by the phenomenon that we were experiencing that we couldn’t let go. Those of you who are nodding, know exactly what I’m talking about. Those of you who are questioning what I just said are so deep in it, you can’t even realize.

And we’re fallen under all we have is hope
and we’re fallen under all we know is gone
we were running round in circles chasing shadows in the dark
we were running round in circles chasing shadows in the dark

Philosophy aside, “Haze” is a poetic journey through the aforementioned experience that so many of us have gone through vividly. Coming by way of NY based indie artist, EVVY, this tune is not only the debut single off of her upcoming EP, (which was created in just five weeks), but it’s also her first song under this moniker. Ever.

Jumping in on this project is a brand new production duo. TMN favorite Mickey Valen (Noosa, AYER) and Chris Wallitsch, who are now known as Mickey Valen & The King, worked with EVVY to dial up something dreamy, emotional and gripping, digging its nails deep under your skin. With EVVY’s sultry, lovelorne lyrics and Valen’s string scoring and drum samples, we’re left with a super charged song that soars with gorgeous piano melodies and larger-than-life tribal drums.

While we’re overwhelmingly excited to bring you this premiere today, we’re admittedly already looking forward to hearing the rest of her EP, which is due out in June of this year. Make sure you keep an eye out for it by following EVVY on facebook.

We’re equally excited to hear what’s on deck from Mickey Valen & The King, who are already working on multiple projects coming out this summer and later this year.

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