Remember when LDR had all that media backlash last year? Thankfully, we’ve all moved on from that and are simply enjoying the music. I mean, if it wasn’t for her, we wouldn’t have this awesome remix from US producer Cedric Gervais (who actually just played Denver’s Beta Nightclub on Saturday). It’s a pretty flawless track, so I’ll just let you get to it:
Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
For the better half of the past year, rapper Azealia Banks remained relatively quiet when it came to dropping new material. Kicking off 2013, she not only is dropping diss tracks to fellow emcee Angel Haze, copping guest spots on Beyonce‘s upcoming new album, but she is gracing fans with a new remix to her Fantasea mixtape track “Fierce”. The dance worthy track gets a reworking from indie DJ Josh Peace and production from Drums of Death. Complete with a quicker tempo, synths, drums and bass, and extended lyrics from Franklin Fuentes.
Back in August, Los Angeles’ Sir Sly shared their stellar, absolutely catchy track “Ghost” with the world. But just as quickly as they surfaced, the trio disappeared. They went on to remain quiet for the next few months…that is, until now. Their latest song, “Gold,” is slightly darker and more aggressive than the last offering, but their knack for electronically-driven pop melodies is still alive and well, tight as ever. The bridge, in particular, is pretty riveting and full of attitude. Listen in below and here’s to hoping we hear more from these guys this year!
Justin Timberlake‘s been away from music for awhile now (over six years to be exact), so when he announced his comeback, it’s needless to say that he turned a few heads. Now that we have our first taste though, it seems a little bitter. With the first single off of his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, it seems clear that JT is still just shaking the rust off and trying to acclimate himself to this new age of music. “Suit & Tie” brings together some diverse sounds, starting things off with a slowed down, chopped-and-screwed chorus, before resurrecting some of the old Timberlake experience we’re used to. The eclectic and occasionally hectic instrumental was crafted by frequent collaborator Timbaland, with Jay-Z adding in a pretty solid verse as well to wrap things up. Overall, the song doesn’t live up to its expectations, though it might never have in any form. Regardless, we’re all still excited to see what Timberlake has for us in 2013 and welcome him back to the music business. Hopefully, he’ll be able to duplicate the same success he had years ago that had us all pining for his return.
In this week’s edition of the completely unexpected is the reunion of the 90s-00′s girl group Destiny’s Child. On the heels of news that the three will reunite and make a cameo during Beyonce‘s highly publicized superbowl performance, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Beyonce drop some new material. Their Pharrell produced single “Nuclear” is the first of new works for the girl group in preparation for their compilation album Love Songs to drop later this year. The Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal-penned lyrics make for a catchy hook over the throwback 90′s vibe beat. Although the tune does sound a little dated, it is refreshing to hear this kind of sound that has been missing from the R&B/pop genre as well as the flawless harmonies of the three women.
What a surprise, Brooklyn’s finest killed it again. Baauer will take over the world in 2013, especially if he keeps releasing massive Trap bangers like this new tune titled “Slip”. It features some hard samples mixed with all of his funky and innovative bells and chimes. No news yet on an official release, but last night it was played by Diplo as part of his mix on BBC Radio 1. Cheers.
As the weekend winds down, we like to spend countless hours going through emails, and we usually come across at least one track that we looked over. This week that track is the debut single from Bristol based indie outfit, Coasts. This bright and dancy indie rock tune is heartwarming, energetic, and fun to listen to. “Oceans” is their debut single, and will be available for purchase February 25th. Make sure to pay attention to these guys, because they’re sure to make a splash (pun intended) in 2013.