Run the Jewels, the rap group composed of NY based El-P and Atlanta’s Killermike, released the next single off their upcoming album scheduled to drop on the 26th. 36″ Chain is fast and lyrical and it shows both the quality and depth of this new duo. Stay tuned for more of their upcoming releases and grab whatever else you need from them here.
BONUS: Run the Jewels – Banana Clipper ft. Big Boi
I found this track through a post from our homie (and photographer) Jamie Coveny and I must say it has my interest peaked. The producer, a 20 year old Romanian who goes by the name E M P T, seems to flawlessly mix deep house and chilled out new school into a sound that I feel many of us can relate to these days. Check out Could Be below and let’s keep an eye out for what’s next for this young gun.
Although Bada$$’s mixtape was pushed back to July 1st (FML), we can enjoy the second drop off his upcoming “Summer Knights” mixtape. 95 till Infiniti, produced by Lee Bannon, shows us a new, harder flowing, Pro Era front man. Now although I definitely don’t prefer his new flow to his classic one, it is absolutely crazy to see how diverse this young man is…. peep back for more info soon.
Check out our homie Strange Armand‘s latest… word is we can expect much more from this man in the next couple months, stay tuned for more info coming soon.
The newest release by Jesse Rose & Thee Mike B is fun and very very disco inspired. I normally don’t love overly disco-inspired tracks nor am I a huge fan of tracks completely void of lyrics… that being said, I CAN’T WAIT to here this in a club. Listen to this latest release off Play it Down / Made to Play and stay tuned for more!
Montreal based singer/songwriter Black Atlass released his first single with Fool’s Gold Records yesterday and one might say it isn’t exactly what the label is famous for (that mix between electro and hip-hop, and most recently acts like Danny Brown). With all that on the table however, Black Atlass’s most recent single Paris would be a seriously good look for any label. His sound is original yet familiar and the quality of both the production and the vocals are definitely worth hearing.Check out both the original and the acoustic track below as well as the all new video…. let us know what you think and show some love, Montreal on the come up!
Schoolboy dropped a new single off his upcoming “Oxymoron” project slated for later this yeaer. Who doesn’t enjoy when some of the TDE boys get on each others tracks and that’s just what we have here with Collard Greens. Kendrick goes hard on his verse adding a nice complimentary sound to the already impressive lyricism of Schoolboy. Check out the track below and let us know what you think… personally I just can’t wait for more Black Hippy tracks.
Check out the latest project by Montreal based producer, and rapidly growing star Kaytranada. Down4U, produced along side Michigan based Sango, is a slow trap banger with an emphasis on a hip-hop beat rather than an edm hook. I really like the track and it drew me to check out more of Sango’s work as well, take a look at his remix of a Nas and Craig David track… it’s crazy.
Bonus: Nas – You Owe Me (Ft. Ginuwine) (Sango Edit)
In anticipation of his EP release later this month, Action Bronson released a new track off the project featuring Wiz Khalifa. The Rockers is a classic Bronson track with a slow melodic flow and quality lyrics, Wiz goes hard on his verse which is always nice and the track actually has me way more excited about the new compilation. SAAAB STORIES drops on the 11th, grab it here.
Boys Noize released the first track off of his “Go Hard” EP and it is definitely not what I expected. With probably the hardest Disco sound I’ve ever heard in new school EDM, Starwin makes me feel like it is an attempt to make a statement. What that statement is yet… I’m not sure, but the track is worth a listen and I’m really curious what you all think about it. The “GO HARD” EP incl. 5 brand new tracks will be out digitally on JUNE 24 plus a limited edition of an awesome picture vinyl
The homie Charlie Darker recently released his latest remix, that of Autoerotique & Felix Cartal’s “The Alarm“, and it is a big room house machine. Reminiscent of early Electro, this remix puts a smile on my face in the sense that it shows a big room sound that is reverting away from pop… Thank God right? “The Alarm” is out now on Dim Mak Records and it will also be featured on the compilation: Hardwell presents Revealed Vol. 4, out June 21st. Check out the track below and enjoy Autoerotique’s smoking hot new video for Asphyxiation as a gift after… believe me it’s worth the 4 minutes.
Bonus: Autoerotique – Asphyxiation
Hot Creations just released a remix of Montreal local Greg Pidcock’s Blame Game. Although void of lyrcis, the remix, performed by non-other than Minus’ Hobo, will without question be one of this summer’s “go to” tracks for deep house DJs around the world. Check out the track below and keep an eye out for more from this fast rising Canadian producer.
I’m a pretty big fan of both Jacques Greene and How To Dress Well, so when I heard they would have a deep collaboration I must say I was pretty pumped. Originally premiering on BBC Radio at the end of May, anticipation has been building for this track for the past two weeks. On Your Side is poppy and melodic, however it still showcases the sounds we all love from Green and HTDW standard dope vocals. Enjoy the track below and let us know what you think!
Bonus: Jacques Greene – Quicksand (B-side of On Your Side)
The second track off J.Cole’s upcoming album dropped yesterday night and it is definitely dope. Although “Born Sinner” is only 3 weeks away we have only heard 2 singles off the album (Power Trip & Niggaz Know) and so far I’m stoked. I’ll be honest, as a pretty big Cole fan neither of the tracks have blown me away… I’m excited to see what’s on the rest of the album, I’m feeling he’s keeping the best for last.
Bonus: J. Cole – Power Trip ft. Miguel