I’ve always thought of Brother Ali as the perfect combination between a preacher and a prize-fighting boxer. It might just be the name that’s established that association in my mind, but his music has definitely affirmed it. With every new song he releases, he’s on a mission to deliver a message and shed light on a subject in a way many others would be afraid to. And when he delivers those messages, he makes sure to throw in a few knockout punch
lines to send you reeling back a bit and forcing you to rewind the track and play it again just to comprehend what he’s saying.
His newest cut, “Mourning in America,” which makes up half of the title of his new album, is no different. The song itself revolves around violent atrocities and their prevalence in Western society. It’s definitely some deep material, and worth a listen if you’re into more conscious hip-hop. Once you get done listening to Ali’s newest single, make sure to head over to Rhymesayers and pre-order his new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, out on Sept. 18th.
Mourning in America
David Guetta‘s newest single “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia” was released last week with the several remixes along with it. The song itself has a lot of similarities to his other massive hit “Titanium”, in the sense that both have phenomenal vocals from Sia with a great deal of emotion and feel that follow along side a killer electro beat. However, “She Wolf” is far more agressive when it comes to the electro house feel of it. The song rips into its cords immediately after the vocals and doesn’t let up. Yet again David Guetta has delivered a track everyone can appreciate, with its phenomenal vocals, build and layering, what’s not to like. Not to mention the remixes by Michael Calfan and Sandro Silva, who added their own distinct flavors to this amazing song. So check it out, and if you want to buy it the song and all its remixes are on beatport now.
She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia
She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia (Michael Calfan Remix)
She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft. Sia (Sandro Silva Remix)
After debuting this track just over a year ago at Lollapalooza 2011 and months of anticipation to follow, deadmau5 has finally released this eagerly-awaited title on Beatport as a prelude to his upcoming album, >album title goes here<. We recently reviewed “Professional Griefers” after its premiere on BBC Radio 1 and highlighted the mixed opinions on the use of Gerard Way‘s vocals. Luckily, Joel has come through for us and included an extended instrumental version to make sure there can be absolutely no complaints about this one. You certainly won’t hear any from us. Stream the two versions below and cop your preferred one (or both) on Beatport quick smart.
deadmau5′s sixth album, >album title goes here<, comes out September 25th on Ultra Records.
deadmau5 feat. gerard way
professional griefers (vocal mix).mp3
deadmau5 feat. gerard way
professional griefers (instrumental mix).mp3
HARD Events has announced the lineup for Day of the Dead, a massive one day festival that will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 at the LA State Historic Park. HARD Events is already known for their Haunted Mansion Halloween events, but this year they are changing it up a bit and celebrating the Day of the Dead with an insane lineup that consists of Knife Party, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Baauer, Kill the Noise, and many, many more artists across four different stages. If you’ll be in the Los Angeles area this day, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this party!
For tickets and more information, click here.
In case you haven’t been blessed yet, Skrillex and Boys Noize joined forces and created a group called Dog Blood. If we’re lucky they will be run for president and slowly take over the world. But until then we have “Middle Finger” and “Next Order”. These two tracks were released on iTunes two days ago. On Sunday I saw Skrillex close out Outside Lands in San Francisco and when he dropped “Next Order,” words cannot describe how hectic it got. This track is just plain insanity, I was at a loss for words hearing it live, and it hits at all the right times, TURN UP THE BASS FOR THIS ONE. On the teaser that Skrillex posted on his Facebook about a week ago, he mentioned this as being “Acid Terror”. Others have gone as far to describe it as “Break-Acid-Tech-Noise”. Regardless what we call it, this collab is one of the biggest to hit the “EDM” scene in a long time. I like “Middle Finger” a little bit more, as it starts off with some glitch-acid-infused breaks and bleeps. Then we get some classic Skrillex vocal editing building into brain-scrambling filth that never lets up. Cheers.
To buy Dog Blood – Middle Finger CLICK HERE.
Bitches throw your middle finger…..
With an all-star line up including Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Crooked I, Slaughterhouse is bringing its A-game once again. The Shady Records supergroup goes in over a hard-hitting piano with a melodic chorus by the beautiful Skylar Grey. Talking about their own experiences with death, each member (minus Royce) channels the angst that comes with losing someone. Each verse brings a new level of pain and this emotional ballad is sure to relive emotions evoking a certain empathy from the audience.
You can stream this somber single below and head to iTunes to cop if you are feeling it. With their album Welcome to: Our House releasing August 28th, none of their songs should be slept on, and not just because they drew from their mentor Eminem.
Himanshu, aka Heems, of Das Racist has one of the most unique, goofy styles in hip-hop. On his most recent release, “Killing Time,” he goes in lyrically with an extremely intelligent and insightful stream of consciousness over the noisy and addicting production of Yorissey. The Queens-based artist transitions flawlessly between topics discussing everything from structural societal issues to his own personal tendency to not care what others think.
Das Racist is planning to release their second album early next year. In the meantime, stream and download this cut, which will be featured on Himanshu’s upcoming mixtape, Wild Water Kingdom, out this fall.