[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2014 Round #1)



Tuesdays are already better than Mondays, because well…they aren’t Mondays. But having an Indie Dojo to accompany you on your “glad it’s no longer Monday” journey might just be the cherry on top. So go on….Enjoy your day.

Racing Glaciers
Moths (Single Version)
Got To My Head
Miss Teen Massachusetts (We The Wild Remix)
Yumi Zouma
A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers
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[NEW] Big Boi – King Sh!t (feat. T.I., Ludacris, Kito & Reija Lee)

King Sh!t
Big Boi
King Sh!t (feat. T.I. & Ludacris & Kito & Reija Lee)

Mashups have never really been my thing, but Big Boi‘s “Mashup Mondays” series has proven to be nothing short of brilliant. Breathing new life into an album that was already impressive on its own, each new remix has been just as exceptional as the last. This latest effort is no different, fusing the trap stylings of “In The A” with the buzzing electronic vibes of  Kito & Reija Lee‘s “Run For Cover.” While that might sound like a recipe for disaster to some, all three emcees seem to fit in rather naturally over the bass heavy instrumental, with Reija Lee’s sweet, fleeting vocals serving as the perfect foil to the gruff and boastful lyrical content.

If there were ever any doubts about Big Boi’s diverse and eclectic taste in music, they should be put to rest by now, as he’s proven to have a perfect ear for these kinds of blends by now. Grab a free download of the track above, and keep your ears prepared, because we still have three more weeks to go.

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[Hip-Hop] Lupe Fiasco & Ab-Soul – Thorns & Horns

THORNS & HORNS prod. by Floss & Fame

After a slew of peculiar releases late last week, Lupe Fiasco appears to be back in his element with his latest single, “Thorns & Horns.” Teaming up with TDE wordsmith, Ab-Soul, the two emcees showcase their lyrical prowess, trading some vicious bars atop some booming Floss & Flame production. The song itself is plagued with watermarks claiming “This version is for Ab-Soul,” which might indicate this isn’t a final cut.

Opting for a much more “commercial” sound with his last few singles, it’s gotten us wondering whether Tetsuo & Youth will truly be a dramatic departure from his previous efforts, or if he’s really just throwing us all for a curveball. You can never really tell what’s going on in Lupe’s mind, so instead of trying to dissect his thought process, we’ll just take things at face value for now with a raised brow.

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[Hip-Hop] Atmosphere – Bitter

Atmosphere - Bitter

Rejoice Atmosphere fans, because the Rhymesayers are planning a full return on May 6th. Along with the recent announcement of their seventh studio album, Southsiders (the first since 2011’s The Family Sign), the Minneapolis natives have also unveiled the lead single from the new project. “Bitter” features Slug and Ant in classic form, as they discuss the futility of submitting to jealousy and holding silly grudges.

Fans of the single can pre-order the new album through iTunes or the Rhymesayers website. The tracklist for Southsiders can also be found after the jump, and it includes some pretty interesting titles, like “Kanye West,” “Star Shaped Heart,” “Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now,” and “My Lady Got Two Men.” Continue reading

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[NEW] Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

Jealous (I Aint With It)
Jealous (I Ain't With It)

In preparation for their upcoming 4th studio album, electro-funk legends Chromeo have dropped a number of incredibly addictive, feel-good songs in the last few months. Today, the Canadian duo unleashed “Jealous,” yet another testament to their ability to capture the groove of old-school funk, while utilizing the new age sounds of EDM.

This is one that will have you dancing regardless of where you are or who is watching–or maybe that’s just me. Enjoy above and look out for White Women, which is set to drop in May and has all the makings of a great project.

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[Hip-Hop] Big K.R.I.T. – New Agenda (Feat. Rick Ross)

new agenda
Big K.R.I.T. feat. Rick Ross
New Agenda (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.)

Although Big K.R.I.T.‘s 2012 debut album Live From The Underground received widespread critical appraise, it never really made the commercial impact to help the Mississippi native breakthrough to the mainstream. After returning back to the underground and releasing his King Remembered In Time mixtape in 2013, it appears K.R.I.T. has finally reemerged with a “New Agenda” to seize the throne. Teaming up with Rick Ross on this bonafide Southern cooked banger, “New Agenda” serves as the first single from Cadillactica, K.R.I.T’s sophomore project, and helps kick off the “Week of K.R.I.T.” in which the artist plans to release seven new singles from today through Sunday.

Grab a free download of the single above, and stay tuned to hear what other gold K.R.I.T. has for us in the coming week.

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[Drum and Bass] Taiwan Mc ft. Biga Ranx – Mojo Rydim (Jamie Bostron Remix)

Taiwan Mc ft. Biga Ranx
Mojo Rydim (Jamie Bostron Remix)

Okay, so we all know that every now and again an artist will decide to do a remix competition; release their track then let DJs all over the world muck about with it. Now a lot of these remixes can suck with these kinda comps, but every now and again you get an absolute gem. This is the case with this track.

Jamie Bostron (J Bostron for short) is an up and comer from Glasgow, Scotland. Because of that there isn’t a huge amount we can tell you about the guy. This isn’t the kind of song to suit if you’re having a lazy Sunday but if you feel like taking a break from doing sweet F A then have a listen to this. J Bostron has taken Taiwan MC & Biga Ranx’ new track “Mojo Rydim” and made it his own. Expect elements of that ragga sound, some real nice dubwise beats and a drop that will make you wanna get up and stomp around.

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