In celebration of #AshWednesday, Bad Boy Records emcee Asher Roth took to his Twitter to bless followers with a new free track titled “The World is Not Enough”. Although the single borrows its title from the 007 series movie, all similarities end there. Utilizing the same sample as the Stalley beat for “Petrin Pill Heonies”, Roth delivers a vibrant politically conscience rhyme about helping out the world through music. Although “politico-rap” rarely makes it to mainstream radio these days, this track is a hot summer jam and Roth comes through with an old-school vibe.
I have really been feeling his latest leaks and am anticipating his new album, dropping later this year. Stream and download the positive, intelligent “The World Is Not Enough” below.
The World Is Not Enough.mp3
Miami DJ/Producer Diego Camejo has been a fiend in the club circuit for the past couple years & has yet to his pinnacle. The 21-year-old Boston University full time student presented the world his Rise EP August 5 and yes, his presence behind the decks is a present. Rise brings forth an arsenal of progressive- house remixes including: “Lights” by Ellie Goulding, “Silvia” by Miike Snow, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk, “No Hatred” by Cris Cab and “Seen It All” by Ronski Speed. There can be no favorites on this EP as the aficionado DJ pushes these songs to new heights with his unique elegance.
In his short career so far, Diego Camejo has already spun and held residencies at Miami’s premiere venues such as Mansion, Mokai, Set, Cameo, Rumor in Boston and Hudson Terrace in New York. For the debut of his EP, Camejo performed at Cirque de Mansion in Miami on August 1st before the official release on August 5th. Stream the whole EP below and if you’re feeling it, head to his Facebook , give him a Like and download the whole project for free.
Lights (Diego Camejo Remix)
Ronski Speed Ft. Sir Adrian
Seen it all (Diego Camejo Remix)
Megali (Original Mix)
Silvia (Diego Camejo Remix)
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Diego Camejo Remix)
No Hatred (Diego Camejo Remix)
Scottish DJ duo, Niall Ferguson and comrade Ben Geffin, formally known as Jack Beats have released a 7-track EP titled Careless under the blooming young Skrillex-launched OWSLA label. The EP features a variety of collaborations including the likeness of fellow label kin and LA Moombah master Dillon Francis, British singer/rapper Example and Diplo of Major Lazer.
The EP surges with the Jack Beats hybrid style of electronic music as the artists blend a variety of dubstep bass lines (“Hooligans” & “End of Love”), moombah rhythms (“Epidemic” & ”War”) and electro synths (“Careless”). The artists’ do a spectacular job of buttoning up each track with strong displays of crescendo and heavy-hitting transitions.
Be sure to check out the entire EP below.
Careless Feat. Takura
War Feat. Diplo & Example
Epidemic Feat. Dillon Francis
Careless Feat. Takura (Instrumental)
War Feat. Diplo & Example (Instrumental)
In the past, Band of Horses has released solid collections of smooth and almost spacey tunes. Their timbre has been arguably mellower than most. But with this new track comes a sniff of a new chapter for the Seattle band. This track “Knock Knock,” from new project Mirage Rock, hits you directly in the face, its instruments right there in front of you rather than sounding like they are past an arm’s reach. Its anthem-like persona easily drives you to your close eyes, stomp your feet, and clap when clapping is called for.
Band of Horses’ Mirage Rock comes out on September 18th via Columbia Records.
When No Doubt announced their return to the studio earlier this year, fans were more than excited. After an 11-year hiatus, the classic group dropped their new single but didn’t maintain the same hype by the mediocrity of the reggae influenced “Settle Down”. Fortunately, during their break, mega-producer Diplo became a star in the music industry along with his Switch-collabo project, Major Lazer. Taking the long-awaited track and adding the proper heavy drums, some sirens, synthesized sounds and upping the tempo while still keeping Gwen Stefani’s iconic voice intact, Major Lazer did what it does best and accomplished making the remix better than the original. This dancehall track is great and returns the group to their genre-crossing routes that made their 2001 Rock Steady a classic.
No Doubt’s new album Push and Shove arrives September 25th via Interscope Records. Major Lazer’s Free the Universe drops November 6th.
No Doubt - Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)
So we’ve already heard an amazing Dance remix from Candyland, and a funky French House remix from Cry Wolf. But now we have a filthy Dubstep remix of Adventure Club‘s track “Need Your Heart” from Portohype, and he pulls out all the stops on this one. Starting with an 8-Bit infused melody on the intro then building into some heavenly vocal editing leading into this massive first drop. Protohype enhances this already insane Dubstep banger and transforms it into an out of control remix with even a Trapped out second drop. Harmonic synths lead you into the final drop accompanied by Kai’s sexy vocals, this one this one is sure to melt you right into your chair. Cheers.
Take me away…..
This download is free if you Like Protohype on Facebook. (Or hit “Buy” to download)
Need Your Heart feat. Kai (Protohype Remix)
We have seen a lot of “Sail” remixes surface on the internet, from electro house to dubstep and all in between. Here is yet another one for the collection as DJ Slink provides a much relaxing Trap rendition of the classic from Awolnation.
Sail (DJ Slink Remix)