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[Electronic] GRiZ – Stop Trippin’ (Louie Lastic Remix)

Stop Trippin (Louie Lastic Remix)

All Good Records CEO and musical pioneer GRiZ has become a true 21st Century ambassador for funk–not only in sound but also in his approach to collaborations. One of the attributes of the OG funk movement that made it so successful was its inclusive nature–Parliament / Funkadelic constantly cycled new young musicians into their band while cycling others out as established solo artists. GRiZ has kept that inclusion alive by signing a diverse set of artists such as The Floozies, SunSquabi and Muzzy Bearr to All Good and working with seemingly all artists who cross his path irregardless of genre. It comes as little surprise that his approach has led to collabs with some of funk’s legends as well–most recently The Floozies collaborated with George Brown of Kool & The Gang on a remix of “She Ain’t Yo Girlfriend.”

Just in the past few months we’ve seen GRiZ commission official remixes from up n comers Big WildChill HarrisAutograf and more–giving exposure to budding producers and creating some fantastic music along the way. Today, we get the latest remix of “Stop Trippin” from DMV-based producer Louie Lastic, who opened for GRiZ at a few recent shows and is most well known for cultivating Goldlink‘s ‘future bounce’ sound. His rendition transforms the original implementing the bouncy, house-leaning vibe that has become signature Lastic. The result is a fantastic collision of forward-thinking, genre-bending styles–kick off your weekend right above.

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[Hip-Hop] Goldlink – Unique (feat. Anderson .Paak)

Unique feat. Anderson .Paak

It is no secret that The Music Ninja crew are fans of the DMV-native Goldlink. Ever since his critically-acclaimed debut mixtape The God Complex hit the web, his rap career has been on a steady projection towards making him one of the greats in the game. From making the XXL Freshman list to teaming up with Soulection and touring around the nation, Goldlink’s definitely been making some major moves.

Last week, fellow DMV native Wale took to his Twitter to drop Goldlink’s latest track “Unique.” The Louie Lastic-produced tune is a little something new from the young emcee but still has that same 90’s club/dance rhythm that has become signature for him with some added disco and go-go music. Link trades in spitting some quick-tongued bars for singing. Fellow newcomer and recent success story Anderson .Paak joins in to take over a couple verses.

Take a listen and be sure to pre-order your copy of the upcoming debut And After That, We Didn’t Talk, which drops Nov.13th.

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[Hip-Hop] GoldLink – Spectrum (prod. Louie Lastic)


Any one who frequents TMN will know that we’ve been fans of GoldLink and his self-described “future bounce” style for quite some time now. Since he released his iconic mixtape, The God Complex, last year, he’s only grown in popularity receiving some huge co-signs along the way. Today, the DMV hip-hop pioneer announced his long-anticipated debut album along with its second single, “Spectrum” (“Dance on Me” will also be featured on the project).

“Spectrum” carries the energy we’ve come to expect from GL combining a dance-floor ready instrumental courtesy Louie Lastic with nimble flows and out-of-the-box lyricism. Similar to GoldLink’s recent collaboration with Falcons“Vroom,” the chorus makes perfect use of a Missy Elliot sample that melds flawlessly with the track’s energy. Once again, it’s an interesting juxtaposition as, in many ways, Missy’s timeless style feels like a precursor to the movement GoldLink has started. In this day and age, a full-on collaboration between the two doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. While we wait to find out, “Spectrum” will definitely be in heavy rotation.

Goldink’s debut album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk, drops on November 16th via Soulection and can be pre-ordered here.

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[Electronic] Louie Lastic – Close2u

Louie Lastic

Fans of Goldlink will likely recognize the name Louie Lastic for his production credits on three consecutive songs on The God Complex–“Bedtime Story” being our personal favorite. Even as Goldlink has continued to ascend, Lastic’s chosen to keep a low profile, with relatively blank slates on social media and no solo releases of his own. As a fellow DMV-native, it’s somewhat safe to assume that Lastic is an in-house producer of sorts for Goldlink and, therefore, at least partially, albeit quietly, responsible for the “future bounce” movement.

Yesterday, Lastic, who seems to have a similar affiliation to Soulection as Goldlink, released his debut solo track and, it’s everything you’d hope from him and much more. “Close2u” carries the signature bounce that can be found in Goldlink’s music with soulful undertones that will have your head-nodding from the get. Although there’s certainly a “future” aesthetic going on, Lastic simultaneously gives a nod to classic hip-hop production utilizing a masterfully chopped Maxi Priest sample and a perfectly placed backing string section. Without a single dull moment, this dynamic production is hopefully the first of many from the talented producer.

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