What happens when you combine bright, splashy electronics and the ethereal vocals of Sigur Ros’ frontman Jonsi? New York’s production duo The Chainsmokers show us on their new remix of “Around Us”. The rework is a totally captivating dance floor ready tune that still retains the original’s haunting beauty. Lose yourself in it below.
Around Us (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Electronics company Philips recently approached Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, asking him to participate in their Sound of Creation campaign. The resulting track, aptly titled “The Sound of Creation”, came about after exploring his many musical influences. It’s a lulling instrumental track filled with warm, relaxing tones. Check it out below.
The Sound of Creation (Philips Campaign)
2011 introduced the interwebs to the southern rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. with three dope mixtapes. Slowing down on free material in 2012, K.R.I.T. dropped another tape with a critically acclaimed debut LP, Live from the Underground. With 2013, fans and music lovers alike can rejoice with her latest single “Gettin’ Mine”. Collaborating with legendary producer 9th Wonder and his protege femcee Rhapsody, this track has the two emcees delivering a fast paced rhyme over a smooth beat. Something about the vibe these two bring makes for a smooth collaboration. Accompanied by soft vocals from the songstress Heather Victoria, this laid back tune makes for a worthy preview to the Mississippi native’s upcoming mixtape K.R.I.T., dropping later this year.
Gettin Mine ft. Rapsody & Heather Victoria (Produced by 9th Wonder)
It is pretty difficult to deny that the NYC is going through a sort of hip-hop revival right now. That is not to say it was in a slump necessarily, but the amount of young talent coming out of the area right now is pretty incredible. Brooklyn native and Warner Brothers signee, Dyme-A-Duzin, is a shining example of this new wave of emcees delivering classic, east-coast style with a refreshingly youthful twist. The 20-year old phenom released his most recent mixtape a few weeks ago giving the wider world a glimpse into how he earned a record deal at such a young age.
On his most recent release, Dyme teams up with fellow rising Brooklynites, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers, to remix one of the strongest tracks from his most recent project. The resulting song truly demonstrates that the art of hip-hop is, indeed, far from dead. “New Brooklyn,” which will be on Peter Rosenberg‘s upcoming New York Renaissance compilation, features a true east coast instrumental, courtesy of Dante Ross, reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest with impressive cypher-esque verses from all of the young emcees. If you’re feeling this one, make sure to grab Dyme-A-Duzin’s stellar mixtape, including production and features from the likes of Harry Fraud, Plain Pat, and Joey Bada$$, for free here: Dyme-A-Duzin - A Portrait of Donnovan.
Dyme A Duzin
New Brooklyn (Remix) (ft Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers)
Hard hitting blues has always just stuck around since its birth during America’s coming-of-age. Here and there, you run across an artist today who seem to have an intimate relationship with the subtleties of the classic and fickle genre. Hollis Brown has a good idea. The broken down elements of “Cold City” include a pair of distorted guitars; one of them a droning bass and the other a gritty guitar. Add drums, an enthusiastic organ, and low, guttural vocals and its plain to see five-piece Hollis Brown hits the nail on the head. Released just a half-year ago you can listen and download it below.
Yesterday we featured Krewella‘s Troll Mix Volume 2, and they opened with this Trap remix of “Killin It” from STRATUS. The progression throughout this massive remix is near perfection, featuring a simple but catchy intro. Utilizing some amazing vocal work from the sexy voices of Krewella. The second drop is by far the most hectic, delivering some filthy wobbles from the original with a heavy bass twist. Not to mention the melodic 8-bit and incredible synth work sprinkled throughout the whole track. Also make sure to check out his website, STRATUSbass.com.
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Killin It (STRATUS Remix)
The only question is, what league are you going to be in this coming Saturday night Denver? Because there is one duo heading to City Hall to knock any other leagues out of the park. You like hip-hop? What about trap? Then there is only one league for you to be in and that is the Big League made up of Brooklyn trap sensation Baauer and hip-hop extraordinaire producer Just Blaze.
Snowdown, which has been a Colorado trademark winter sports celebration for years, takes place this Saturday, February 2 at City Hall and they have stacked the cards high with this year’s line-up including mad rapper Machine Gun Kelley. Baauer was recently named the #1 artist to watch in an MTV article and is already one of the top trap producers in the game. Mix his love of hip-hop with that of Just Blaze (whose background includes Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West) and damn son, where’d you find that at? Don’t miss out on this show Denver because it is going to be dum dum off the chart.
Just Blaze x Baauer HIGHER