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Sorry for the lack of posts!

12 May

Finishing up freshman year with final exams kept me so busy that I couldn’t come on here and update the blog. Sorry guys.
Now back to posting…

Aloe Blacc’s LP, “Good Things,” gets certified Gold in France

5 May

The Stones Throw Records crooner, Aloe Blacc, did big things when he released his Good Things LP. “I Need A Dollar” became an instant success, achieving Platinum and Gold sales in Switzerland and Germany respectively. All in all, his R&B style won over the hearts of just about everybody. Now his whole LP has reached Gold status in France, so lets just keep our fingers crossed that Aloe Blacc can keep up this winning streak.

Teebs – “Pretty Polly”

27 Apr

One of the strongest in Brainfeeder’s arsenal, California-native Teebs has just brought us a new track called “Pretty Polly.”

In this piece, Teebs twists a J. Rocc mix into a precious ballad with equally graceful and polished rhythms. Although the artist has announced that the official release of this song is still a ways away, I am more than content laying my head back and letting this track lull me into its brilliance.

Although these may not be the official visuals, I chose this video because it matches the tone of the song nicely

Tokimonsta gives us another song from her upcoming Creature Dreams EP

27 Apr

About two weeks ago, Tokimonsta uploaded the brand new song, “Breathe on my Contacts,” to her soundcloud along with a free download link.

Although the soundcloud download link has since reached its limit, you can still listen to the song below:

Just this afternoon, Tokimonsta linked her facebook followers to an article in XLR8R regarding her new EP, Creature Dreams. It also includes a premier of the song “Bright Shadows,” along with a download link. Just follow the link below to see the article and download!

Be sure to pick up Creature Dreams when it comes out this May 17th on Flying Lotus’ record label, Brainfeeder (tracklist and album artwork below).

01. Fallen Arches
02. Little Pleasures (ft. Gavin Turek)
03. Bright Shadows
04. Moving Forward
05. Stigmatizing Sex
06. Darkest (Dim) (ft. Gavin Turek)
07. Day Job

Feed Me releases a new Nero remix and gives his fans a preview of his upcoming EP

27 Apr

Feed Me has been hard at work since his Mau5trap debut EP, Feed Me’s Big Adventure sold incredibly well on Beatport.

He has since performed on the main stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and put out various singles and remixes such as the remix to Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.”

Now Feed Me has a new remix…this time it is of Nero’s “Innocence.”

Another gift that Feed Me gave his fans recently is a teaser for each of the songs on his upcoming 4-track EP, Feed Me to the Stars. So far, this EP is sounding fantastic, incorporating some electro house, some dubstep, even some breaks. It’ll be nice to hear the full versions of each of these songs.

Here is a longer clip of the title track “To the Stars,” being performed by Feed Me at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival.

Star Slinger’s refix of “Ready for the World”

27 Apr

Keeping in harmony with his recent production, Star Slinger is back with another tune to add to his repertoire of great remixes. This time, he put his unique spin on “Ready for the World” by How to Dress Well. The thing that has truly hooked me about Star Slinger’s style is his amazing ability to preserve the authenticity of a song while adding his elegant, refined sound. This Manchester magician deserves praise:

The new hot duo, Karmin, is back with another hip hop cover

27 Apr

Karmin was brought to viral fame this month with their cover of “Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown. Well, they’re already back now with yet another contemporary hip hop cover, this time, Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.”

Take a listen below and download the song for free here.

Skrillex featured in the new trailer for Playstation’s Uncharted 3

24 Apr

This is the second time, this month, that Skrillex’s music has been used in a trailer for a video game. First, his “Reptile” track was used in the main trailer for the new Mortal Kombat 9.

Now, the trailer showcasing the brand new multiplayer modes and features inUncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is all to the tune of Skrillex’s original mix and Bare Noize’s dubstep remix of “Kill Everybody.”

Just for fun, here is the aforementioned Mortal Kombat 9 trailer featuring Skrillex’s “Reptile.”

Brand new music video for Nas & Damian Marley’s “Nah Mean”

24 Apr

This duo was responsible for one of my favorite albums of last year, Distant Relatives. Since that release last May, they have put out a couple videos for various singles such as “As We Enter” and “Patience,” but now we have one for the dynamic “Nah Mean.”

It’s guerilla visual style and simplicity allow for the song to take control, and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it any more if it were done another way.

MED, of Stones Throw Records, releases a new LP — ‘Bang Ya Head 3’ (tracklist included)

22 Apr

MED is a hardworking emcee for the alternative hip hop team over at Stones Throw. He’s worked with the likes of Madlib, Just Blaze, and J. Rocc just to name a few.

Already he’s finished with his third iteration in the Bang Ya Head series, and it’s sounding great.

Listen to a continuous mix of the album here:

01. Intro
02. Ain’t Bragging (ft. Guilty Simpson) [prod. Waajeed]
03. Candlelight [prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow]
04. Your Life (ft. Blu) [prod. Exile]
05. Superman [prod. J. Rocc]
06. Head Banger [prod. Dem Beatz]
07. 50,000 [prod. Soul Professa]
08. Highs & Lows [prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow]
09. The Cypher (Two & Pass) feat. & LMNO [prod. Madlib]
10. Skeet’s House
11. R.E.M. (ft. Epsilon) [prod. Oddisee]
12. Bounce Back [prod. Alchemist]
13. Misunderstood [prod. Medicine Man]
14. Dedication [prod. Dem Beatz]
15. Purest (ft. Pok) [prod. House Shoes]
16. One Two’s [prod. Dibiase]
17. Eaze Off (ft. Marvwon) [prod. J. Rocc]
18. Outro [prod. Daru Jones]

Also, as an added bonus for buying the physical CD, buyers are given a free download of all of the instrumental tracks on the album.