When I heard Dillon Francis drop this in his set at Hard Summer my jaw dropped. I was even more amazed when I saw that it came out 5 months ago and I had never heard it. Jay Fay, hailing from St. Louis, Mo., made my brain melt with this insane remix of Bro Safari‘s track “Uncrushable”. This is my kinda Moombahton, hard-hitting relentless filth, that could scramble anyones brain on the first listen. It’s tough to decide which drop I like more, but these squealing wobbles mixed with bleeping sirens make for one hell of banger. After having this track on repeat for the last few days I understand why Dillon used it in his set. Cheers.
While the last DJ Khaled song focused on hip-hop’s past and the careers of two of its most celebrated artists, this one’s premise is set squarely on the future. The aptly named “They Ready” features arguably the three best up and coming names in hip-hop: J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar. The song is produced by J. Cole himself and features all three of the young emcees stepping up to the mic and delivering their bars in double time, producing enough energy to power at least two small villages for weeks. It’s safe to say this is pretty unique for a DJ Khaled track, and it actually had me excited for the direction of his latest album, Kiss The Ring. Unfortunately though, this song is probably the exception, and not the rule. Still, this has the potential to be one of his most potent compilations to date.
Look for Kiss The Ring in stores August 21st, and make sure to take a listen to two other recently released tracks from the album down below.
DJ Khaled They Ready (Ft. J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. & Kendrick Lamar) (Tags)
The juggernout of complex and organic bass productions, Flying Lotus, is two months shy from releasing the highly anticipated new album Until The Quiet Comes featuring collaborations with Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu. Drenched in a mystic atmosphere of drums and aggressively experimental sounds, “See Thru To U” emerges as the new single showcasing the vocals Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Erykah Badu.
It has been a long while since we heard from Swedish indie rock trio Peter Bjorn & John, as they were almost ubiquitous across the music bloggersphere in 2010 and early 2011 pumping out remixes. Now it is Norah Jones who has fallen victim as they take the dark and seemingly murderous Norah Jones track into a more upbeat anthem in their remix of “Miriam”.
With Summer almost over, we bring you a delightfully bright track with powerful pop melodies, that’s super catchy and electronically induced. Slow Magic takes the Finland quartet Satellite Stories “Sirens” and reworks it into a soothing experience merging two genres into one coherent sound.
“Sirens” will be released as part of Satellite Stories’ debut album Phrases to Break the Ice, out September 21st.
To say that mega-producing group Major Lazer has had a hot summer, is an understatement. From remixes to Usher to No Doubt, dropping their critically acclaimed EP, dropping Switch as a partner and recruiting newcomers Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, and leaking dope track after dope track, Major Lazer continues stay busy with their new track “Carnival 2012 Mix”. Although there are some infusions of dubstep and electronic beats, this is mainly a Carribean party track. The crop-over friendly mashup of over 60 Dancehall and reggae tracks over a 71 minute session features the latest hits from major acts like Vybz Kartel, Movado, and many more. The group took to the web to release this mix as a preview for their upcoming hosting of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, which they are hosting. Be sure to stay posted for more upcoming leaks.
Major Lazer present Carnival 2012 Mix • Hosted by Walshy Fire
Summer, at times, is so much more than just a couple of scorching months on a calendar — it is its own world, its own dimension, where time stands still and memories are made by the dozen. It’s the season for sizzling hot days and breezy cool nights, adventurous roundtrips and camp counselor jobs, fiery flings and falling in love. There’s a heavy emphasis on fun and freedom, but it’s also offset by a nagging feeling of nostalgia and yearning. Boston’s Abadabad encapsulate this complex balancing act perfectly on their newest offering, the sun-drenched surf pop jam “All The Bros Say.”
Abadabad’s The Wild EP comes out September 11th. Pick it up, as it can easily soundtrack summer and its every detail: from the grass stains and peeling car paint, to the kiss in the dark and the one that got away.