Since Eminem announced that his upcoming album would be a sequel of his 2000 classic Marshall Matters LP, it has quickly become one of the most talked about projects among hip-hop fans. A few weeks back, we got a first glimpse with the rock-infused single “Berzerk,” which received a mostly positive response.
Today, the legendary Detroit emcee drops off another high-energy track, titled “Rap God.” This time around, the production seems to draw more from EDM with a heavy beat and some unconventional flows from Em. Based on the two songs we’ve heard thus far, it’s hard to get a clear idea of how this album will come together. Stream above and let us know what you think in the comment section.
Tomorrow night the Mile High City welcomes in one of our personal favorites, Sir Sly. This Los Angeles based trio has an eclectic fusion of sounds, fusing various forms of electronica, rock, folk and soul. We’re not sure how it will all translate into a live performance, but we can assure you this – we’re pretty god damn excited.
The venue for this show couldn’t be better, taking place at the Larimer Lounge. While it’s a bit divey, it’s atmosphere is going to be ideal for a show like this. So, if you’re in the Denver area, make sure to head out there. We’ll be there with big, toothy grins on our face.
Pick up your tickets here, and come join us.
Manchester born Allister and Marc Sean, better known as the EC Twins, have been dropping energetic vocal house gems left and right lately. Not too long ago we featured the video for their warm weather hit, “Hot Summer Nights.” Now we’re left bracing ourselves for the colder months, yet we’re keeping nice and toasty thanks to, “Set the World on Fire.”
Joined up by Chicagoan producer/DJ Kalendr, and lead by inspiring vocals from Koko Laroo, this melodic house monster gives us what we want to hear in something from this genre. The well crafted lyrics from songwriter Koko Laroo are ones you can picture belting out in your car, caring less if the car next to you thinks you’re out of your mind. Coupled with the four to the floor beats is a gorgeous melody that’s energetic and uplifting.
Once again the twins have teamed up with Colorado based film makers BLURRED Pictures, who have put an entertaining Thelma and Louise-esque spin on this tune. Give it a go and see for yourself.
Great Good Fine Ok
You're The One For Me (Body Language Remix)
Earlier this month, Brooklyn based electro pop outfit Great Good Fine Ok took the blogosphere by storm with their deliciously emotion rich tune, “You’re the One for Me.” After spending some time in the #1 spot on the Hype Machine, we’re now seeing a few remixes of the rather infectious tune. Today we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Body Language’s remix.
The multi-faceted Brooklyn based electronic quartet are known for their affinity of synths and dancy beats. In their version of “You’re the One for Me,” we’re served up some well crafted samples, big 70’s funk style synths and a groovy beat that could get anyone up out of their seat and into the dance floor. While this remix is still in the same vein as the original, its dialed up energy and booming beats set it apart from the original, while still paying ample homage.
This tune is a free download on Great Good Fine Ok’s soundcloud. Head over and pick it up. Don’t blame us though if your boss doesn’t approve of your new desire to dance around the office.
Old School Love (Feat. Ed Sheeran)
Another week, and another Monday. Definitely nothing to get excited about right? Fear not however, because Lupe Fiasco is here to help lift your spirits. With the first single from his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, Lu drops off a brand new track that’s perfect for the radio waves, alongside British singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran. If the title didn’t give it away, the song acts as a tribute to old-school hip-hop hits, with Lupe opening the tune saying, “Give me that late 80’s, early 90’s old-school.” For a hip-hop head like myself, it’s got enough references to make you feel nostalgic about the past, but it keeps the vibe fresh enough to remind you what era Lupe truly operates in. Check out the new track above, and make sure to catch Lupe on his Tetsuo & Youth preview tour, kicking off later this fall.
Sonsick (Vacationer Remix)
We’ve been hooked on San Fermin’s meticulously crafted album for a while now. It’s a artfully composed piece of brain candy, which is why it’s been getting a significant spot in our rotation here at TMN HQ. Today though, we’re offering up Vacationer’s remix of the critically-acclaimed single ‘Sonsick’.
The track takes on a playful sound, infusing a danceable beat with oriental influences. While it is a dancier interpretation, Vacationer succeeds in not overly breaking down the original. The vocals are left in tact, which maintains that important connection we look for in a solid remix.
Fall 2013 Bootleg Pack (Continuous Mix) [Download All in Description]
Get ready to dance your way into fall with this bootleg pack from Jersey native, Kastra. This up and coming DJ/Producer has been lighting up Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist for quite some time, but now it’s time for a full feature. On the heels of Halloween, Kastra has just dropped eight booty shaking bootlegs that are sure to be a crowd pleaser for your spooky festivities. We have them streaming all right here, but you can also snag the zip from Kastra’s facebook.
1. Gwen Stefani, R3hab vs. Dave Aude, Sick Individuals – One Last Hollerback Girl (Kastra Bootleg)
2. Nicky Romero & NERVO, Kastra vs. New Order, Vandalism – Like Blue Monday (Kastra Bootleg)
3. Antonio Giacca vs. Breach, Sleepy Tom – Alumbra Jack (Kastra Bootleg)
4. Disclosure, Damn Wright vs. Jordy Dazz – White Claymore (Kastra Bootleg)
5. Milk N Cookies & Moiez vs. Nadia Ali – Rapture L.L.A.P. (Kastra Bootleg)
6. Zombie Nation vs. Don Diablo & Matt Nash – Starlight 400 (Kastra Bootleg)
7. Kastra & Xristo feat. Michelle Martinez vs. Adam K – Warning in the Kitchen (Kastra Bootleg)
8. Whitney Houston, ForeverKID vs. Cratesz, Deorro – How Will I Shotgun (Kastra Bootleg)
Artwork by David Saunders (Acoustic Space)
One Last Hollerback Girl (Kastra Bootleg)
Like Blue Monday (Kastra Bootleg)
Alumbra Jack (Kastra Bootleg)
White Claymore (Kastra Bootleg)
Rapture L.L.A.P (Kastra Bootleg)
Starlight 400 (Kastra Bootleg)
Warning in the Kitchen (Kastra Bootleg)
How Will I Shotgun (Kastra Bootleg)