A few weeks before the release of Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Lady Gaga confirmed rumors that she had been in the studio with Lamar and that the two had struck up a close friendship. Fans of both eagerly, and anxiously, awaited the track only to be disappointed when Gaga announced that, due to timing issues, she would no longer be featured on the project. However, she did promise to put the song out at a later time and, staying true to her word, today she gives us what was likely the original version of a song that has already reached legendary status. Gaga only appears on the chorus, but her presence is powerful and, surprisingly, fits perfectly. This cut is a true testament to the talent and creativity that exists between these two stars from practically different planets. Enjoy the visuals above and don’t let anyone kill your vibe tonight.
Kendrick Lamar Bitch Dont Kill My Vibe (ft. Lady Gaga)
The Weeknd is back today with yet another brand new bonus track from Trilogy, coming courtesy of BBC Radio 1. Like the previous release, this one takes us on a complex, emotional tour through The Weeknd’s conscience. On “Valerie,” Abel struggles with the emotional toil associated with being unfaithful. Although the act itself seems familiar to him, the guilt involved is foreign, and he details the effect these new feelings coursing through his mind have on his actions. To make matters worse, both parties know the other’s lying about the illicit relationship or the knowledge of its existence, yet they continue to push on in their relationship despite the presence of the elephant in the room. It’s definitely a telling tale that’s been done countless times in music, but for some reason everything seems fresh once The Weeknd laces the track with his vocal prowess.
The Weeknd continues to grow and mature as an artist, and if you’d like to hear more where this came from, make sure to pick up Trilogy when it drops next week on November 13th.
The verdict is in and Halo 4 is already out to be one of the most critically acclaimed games of the entire franchise. With so much buzz around its recent release, it is obvious producers are stepping up to the plate to remix the popular “awe”-inducing theme song. Victor Niglio, the innovative producer from Philadelphia, just released an attractive trap remix for the theme song that smoothly intertwines with the original harmonics while still packing an extra punch of trap swag.
Martin ODonnell Halo Theme (Victor Niglios MLG Remix)
Los Angeles’ own experimental outfit American Royalty give off psychedelic rock/electro-pop vibes on their latest song “Honey & Queen,” off the forthcoming Prismatic EP. Led by droning, mechanized vocals and accompanied by bewitching tribal percussion patterns and buzzing beats, it’s a grizzly track that’s one part wild dance ritual, one part hypnotic magic. According to the band, instead of relying on stock digital samples, they found their own sources of percussion, one of which was a water cooler! Light up a bonfire, summon your inner animal and throw this track on:
Yesterday undoubtedly marked a special day for bass music fans around the world as dubstep heavyweight Kill The Noise released his highly anticipated Black Magic EP via OWSLA. Black Magic marks Kill The Noise’s fifth EP release and as a whole this EP leaves nothing to be desired. Kill The Noise has become notorious for fusing brain-scrambling synths, haunting vocal samples, and sweltering bass representing the epitome of face-melting bass music. The EP touts seven spectacular original tracks that range from dubstep to trap to electro which indefinitely showcase Kill The Noise’s versatility as a top-notch producer.
The first track off the EP, “Black Magic,” begins with resounding chants of “Kill The Noise” which quickly breaks into a hard hitting drumstep track emphasizing the dark and grungy Kill The Noise sound we’ve grown to love. Other highlights of the EP include “Rockers” and “Jump Ya Body.” “Rockers” is a driven electro house tune filled with pulsating bass, bleeps, bloops and expertly spliced vocals and may very well be my favorite track of the EP. “Jump Ya Body” on the other hand is a more traditional dubstep track one might expect from Kill The Noise. Featuring bouncy chords, a reggae infused break and vocals from Mercedes, this track brings the heat. This EP truly is outstanding and can easily be classified as one of the best releases of the year and that’s truly saying something! Make sure give the entire EP a listen, support Kill The Noise and grab the free download of the track “Thumbs Up” which we featured here! Enjoy.
Black Magic dropped yesterday via OWSLA and can be purchased here.
It may be snowing outside, but thanks to this “Constant Conversations” remix by Brooklyn’s Chrome Canyon, all I can think about is hitting the nearest dance floor and strutting some funky disco move like it’s a hot ’70s summer night. Passion Pit‘s signature glowing synths stay in tact, but frontman Michael Angelakos’ vocals get strained to chipmunks-esque levels. It’s interesting to say the least. Stream & download it below:
We’re a huge fan of pretty much everything that Minnesota does. His smooth, melodic style always impresses us, which is why we were overwhelmingly excited when we got the nod to premiere his remix of another fan favorite here at TMN. In this remix of Adventure Club’s “Need Your Heart,” Minnesota stays true to his form in this vocal driven dubstep track. The original glitchy synths after the drop have been replaced with big, gorgeous building synths that give a relaxing and sexy feel. It’s a play on the original that still maintains all of the flavor of Adventure Club’s work, but represents Minnesota’s flare to the fullest.
If you didn’t already know, Minnesota has his Altered States EP dropping on November 23rd. Enjoy this tune for the next few weeks, but then be sure to watch for that to come out.