Archive for 05/01/2012 - 06/01/2012

[video] Joell Ortiz "Iron On You"

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Dev79 "I Get Sideways"

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First off, if you missed the Street Bass Anthems 5 yellow wristband deal, don't trip - they got purple jawns out now. If you have one of these USB wristbands, you already know about Street Bass Bootlegs 2, which came as a special pack of bangers for those copping the wristbands. Word is that this compilation (which features new cuts from Dev79, Starkey and MANIKAN, with refixes of Future, 50 Cent, Pimp C, Lil Scrappy, Lil Wayne and others by these cats alongside Knight Riders, Rx & Shiftee, Dr. Ew and plenty more) will be dropping via ClubTapes on July 2nd. You're welcome. Check out Dev79's "I Get Sideways" for $free.99.

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Posij "Empty Lungs"

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This is the kind of shit that gets me moving. And part of the reason I feel like I need to chase that EDM dragon. I saw Datsik tweeting this morning about experimentation, and how some fans expect an artist (preferably dubstep guys) to stick to one particular sound. You might call this dubstep, but it doesn't share much with the typical sounds that got America (specifically) into dubstep over the last few years. You've got the intense funk of those stabs, the fly march of those snars throughout? This is hypnotic. Shouts to Noisia for putting this one out on Division - you can cop via iTunes or Beatport today. Or you can cop it for free, just pay with a tweet or via Facebook - more details via this SoundCloud page. I'll be over here, constantly reloading this one. Keep it locked to Posij. Got a feeling he'll be keeping us intrigued.

[preview] Colin Munroe ft. Pusha T "The Fight Of My Life (Zeds Dead Remix)"

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Oh my. This one of those cuts that'd be perfect for either starting or ending a nasty set this summer. Zeds Dead no stranger to flipping vocal tracks, but I wish this preview had more of Pusha's bits in it - although at the end, you hear him chime in pretty much unscathed. They warp Colin like crazy, adding his sangin' as another layer/instrument to the track. This is truly just one of those undeniable anthemic cuts that will be sure to get lighters (or smartphones) lighting up the dance. No word on release date/where this will end up, though.

L.A. "Three Minute (Wo)man"

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Finally, we get to hear some new LA Lytes shit, and this is a banger. Some fly shit to actually DANCE to in the club. Including the classic "go! go! go! go!" vocals. And yes, she merks the entire track in three minutes. She dressing down some gahbage cat throughout the entire track. I don't know who did it, but it wasn't me. Damn. Need to get her on some bass music ASAP (no Rocky). Trust me, you hear that dubstep break at the end? Murderah!

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Ethel Cee x Curly Castro x Has-Lo "Pain Bringer"

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I hate/love surprises. I been up on this #WUTANGPULP project for longer than I'll let on, but I had no idea that Ethel, Castro and Has flipped Method Man's "Bring The Pain", doe!! Has flipped the original sample so slick as well. Ethel doesn't mimic Mef at all, she definitely comes with the flows, though. Almost like if you hadn't heard her spit before, this introduction might blow you away. You blown away yet? Press play, then!

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Breakage "Telepathy"

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Digital Soundboy are definitely in the giving mood as of late! Hot on the heels of the Fabriclive.63 mix they sorted, they give away this intoxicating track from Breakage - if you've heard that mix, you definitely got sucked into this 140-ish amen workout. Breakage kept it old school, with those uplifting vibes and those diva vocals. I believe he's working on his next album, so it's good to give the people a lil' something extra. And trust, labelhead Shy FX is far from done. I've heard this massive tune Mensah's done - hopefully that one touches down this summer! Grab this tune for free via Facebook.

[video] ASN ft. Mike Bishop "24 Six"

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[video] Tragic Allies "Fallin' Starz"

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Munchi - Rotterdam Trap

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Some more of that Trap shit, this time from the dude Munchi, featuring a grip of Trap refixes of shit he fucked with when he was 17. Hell, he breaks down the ENTIRE EP via Generation Bass. If you mess with the trap, you need to download this. For free.

[video] Quest MCODY "Loyalty Is Royalty"

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ƱZ x CRNKN "Booty 2 The Ground"

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You'd think ƱZ would have taken a chance to chill after the success of Trap Shit 6/9, but nah, he figured he'd throw out another ₣ЯЄЄ ƉОШИⱢØ∆Đ with the one like CRNKN. Love the way this one drops. Pure quirky Trap shit, although now I've realized why ƱZ wins: sure, he makes Trap, but you can't rap to it. The clones make shit you figure MC Queezy will salivate over. This is the kind of shit I'd cook to. Enjoy.

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[preview] Nero & Skrillex "I.D."

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Don't think I've heard Nero & Skrillex work on shit together since that "Promises" remix, and trust, this is tougher than that one. Hell, I'm not even the biggest Skrillex fan, but this and the Wale track that we heard last week kind of have me open. I'm not even sure this tune is called "I.D.", but it's big. Much bigger than most of the dubstep that's bubbling right now. This is straight crunchy bass, crushing whatever system is man enough to try and contain it. No word on when this one is out - all I'm seeing is that "this is a preview, this ownz". Either Skrillex or MTA will get first dibbs on this, I'd imagine. Fucks with it regardless.

Mantis "Insomnia"

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This is one of those dubstep tracks that is undeniable. Sure, it's pretty much the cookie cutter dubstep flavor - sinister vocal sample, anthemic melody, twisted bassline - but hell, it's summertime. Shit like this is what will get the crowds moving at whatever festival / rave you're hitting in the next three months. And it's free. Shouts to Playme for this one. If you're a DJ twiddling with the bass music bits? This might be upfront in your Serato.

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[video] Dwele "What Profit"

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DJ M-Rock - The Best of Michael Jackson

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Three hours, 63 tracks. Originals, remixes and special blends. M-Rock pays tribute to the best there ever is/was/will be, Michael Jackson. End of.

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Mister Cee - Michael Jackson Tribute Mix (6/25/2012)

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If you're like me, you spent most of today reminiscing on the music of Michael Jackson. Three years ago today he passed away, and it's a crying shame. Hell, three years ago today I was watching the NBA Draft, sitting in shock of MJ's passing and waiting to catch a flight to L.A. - crazy. Mister Cee touched down on the decks today and paid tribute the best way he knows how: with his hands. Shouts to Rap Radar.

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DJ Cable "Pulse RBX"

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This is something that I've been rockin' to for a week or so. DJ Cable put me onto both "Rhythm N Gash" AND "Pulse X", so it just makes sense that he'd throw the two of them atop each other for a sinister blend. Both bits work VERY well, with the pulsating "Pulse X" injecting some fly vibes into the hypnotic vocals from "Rhythm N Gash". He linked up with Slit Jockey/Seclusiasis for this SeclusJockey release, which also includes a "Devil Mix" of this blend, which totally strips the drums out. Heavyweight bidness. And free - just pay with a tweet/FB status.

Side-B Radio (6/24/2012)

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Another hot one in the chamber. No guests, but any show where Phil drops classic Trenton Hip-Hop like Blvd Mosse?!?! Stop it. Side Beatz is all jokes, too. One of the best parts of the show. Your weekly dose of independent and underground Hip-Hop; you already know. Do know: the show won't be on next week. Play this one again, LOL.

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[preview] Nas "The Don (Massive Attack Remix)"

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Talk about unexpected treats! I remember in high school, Mad Professor remixing Massive Attack was my shit. They already had such great sonic beds, but Mad Prof dubbing those originals out was so necessary in the development of me as a likkle yout soundboy. Hearing Massive then applying their signature sound to Nas' "The Don"?! Oh my! This is a great one - something to really dig deep into. Murky. Especially when they let the beat ride out towards the middle. Awe-inspiring. I know Nas was over in the UK last week, figuring this remix will show up on a UK version of "The Don"? Or just some bootleg version. Who knows. I need the final of this, doe. Early. Shouts to Potholes for this one.

Mario Dones "Made"

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Got a thing for classic samples. Once I got this one and hit play, I knew it'd be an instant favorite, and Mario Dones did this one JUSTICE! The Pittsburgh spitter tells his tale of being a young G, showing what he's been through to make him the man that he is today. He kicks that real shit, tales from a dude that's turned into a grown ass man and isn't about bullshitting. This is the first single from California Dreaming, which he's dropping in August. Anthem for those who have lived life and learned from it.

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[video] P.L.O. & Ralph Rip Sh!t "Hold That"

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[video] CF "We Gone Rock / Voodoo Economics"

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[video] The Heathers "Blah Blah Blah"

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[video] Casey Veggies "Swag Worth A Mill"

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Sid Sriram - A Conscious Mind

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DJ Trackstar - The Into The Wild Tour Mixtape

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Blakface x Jansport J - Beatjakers Vol. 1

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[video] Ceez "Jerzee Bounce"

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[video] Landon Wordswell & C-Villain "Reservoir Dogs"

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[video] DubbleOO "The World We Live In"

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[video] Parallel "California Mindstate"

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[video] Ollie OX ft. CZVG, Jake Palumbo & Ciphurphace "4 Deep In A Honda"

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[video] Bramzwig "Puzzling Thing"

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FuseBox Radio (Week of June 20th, 2012)

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[video] Scuba "NE1BUTU"

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Yasin - Monsta Vol. 1

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Dom Kennedy - Yellow Album

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A Week To Kill

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This documentary came with the DVD edition of Hannibal Buress' Animal Furnace. Via Hannibal.

Dutch New York x 730 - Mind Control EP

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Heartbreak - The Incredible HULK EP

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Nas - Life Is Getting Better: Prelude To Life Is Good

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Nas has been on fire recently, and judging by what we’ve heard so far at TRU, his upcoming album Life Is Good certainly seems to be worth getting hyped for. To tide us over ’til the album drops next month and to chart his stellar track record since his last album, we’ve assembled every guest appearance on a trackover the past year and added in some interview fragments in a single mix we call "Life Is Getting Better: Prelude To Life Is Good." - TRU

Emilio sparks Experience, Episode 30: The Big Three-O Episode

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Serp - Career Ender Vol. 1

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Rashid Hadee - Hadee To The Xtreme

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Young Lyxx - California Dreamin'

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DJ Iron Mike - Summertime Fly (June Edition)

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The Nezitiq Mute & DJ Concept - This Glorious Nightmare

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RTD Playlist (Week of 6/15/2012)

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#snikt

Gran Parks - GIANT

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Calez - Kid With Raps: Deluxe Edition

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King Mez - My Everlasting Zeal

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[video] The Alchemist ft. Meyhem Lauren "Crushed Kremlin"

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@Dallas_Penn killin you niggas.

Cousin Culo & Phi Unit - So Emotional Volume 2

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[video] Cavalier "Activated"

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blackrasslin podcast, episode 37

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Back to back weeks of long episodes? Sorry, fam. I had to though! With recaps of No Way Out and Raw this week? Just had to happen. And I didn't want to go in on the News segment as hard, but this John Cena stuff with Kenny Dykstra telling all? Developed into some other other. Solid show regardless, ride with your boy through this one. Changes 'a come, too.

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Benga "Icon (KGB & Benga Remix)"

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Not sure if he gave this away because of new of the revival of Benga Beats or what, but I saw this touched down on UK radio over the last week or so, and I'm surprised this one got the free upload treatment. The video for the original touched down not too long ago, but I imagine sets worldwide will be capped off with this one. Infectious.

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[video] Jarren Benton ft. Rittz & Jon Connor "Billion Bucks"

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Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross "The Realest (Disc Jockey Nappy x ƱZ Refix)"

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To help celebrate the release of ƱZ's Trap Shit 6/9 yesterday, Nappy gave Walmer Convenience the exclusive on this Nappy x ƱZ refix, which DJ Wonder has been dropping on Shade45 this month. If you know how Nappy does with the THUGSTEP, you already know what to expect. Some perfect shit to ride out to.

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[video] Shuko & F. "Best Friends // Beautiful"

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All These Sexist Gamer Dudes Are Some Shook Ones

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[preview] Sinistarr VIP Series Sample Pack

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This is for you producers out there. This pack comes FREE with Computer Music 180.

[video] Sean Cos Mason "Hands On The Wheel"

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[video] Stalley "City Of 30,000 Wolves"

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Nas ft. Rick Ross "Accident Murderers"

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This is exactly what I wish for when Nas and Rick Ross link up. I have a thing about organs, so these "rich nigga memoirs" sound like ghetto gospel over this track. Nas of course injects a bit more prophecy into his bars, but Ross doesn't totally falter. I'm assuming this one is taken from Life Is Good, which is due out July 17th. I also love how Nas discovered SoundCloud and uploads errthing for freeski. Third verse FTW. Feels like Nas is describing the horror stories from the young niggas 'round my way. EDIT I see that you can pre-order a Life Is Good bundle + box set, which features a special limited edition & numbered notebook personalized by Nas with exclusive photos and selected art, a deluxe CD and an exclusive Life Is Good t-shirt. Word is 500 randomly selected notebooks will be signed by Nas. Boi-1da has the full tracklist up.

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[video] Ethel Cee & Dumhi "One Fifty"

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The Combat Jack Show (6/20/2012)

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It never stops. Another episode in the can, and this one featured a dope interview with Artie Lang, who you probably remember most from Howard Stern. He goes in on his own trials (and tribulations), his comeback and even drops a B.I.G. impression (which you can see after the jump). Crazy. #GetReadyForCombat

ƱZ - Trap Shit 6/9 [JEFF023]

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After a wild grip of love that his work has been getting, including being dropped on Shade45 by DJ Wonder three times (so far) AND getting a great look via NPR, The Jeffree's has dropped ƱZ's Trap Shit 6/9 for free. Dude's gotten a fuckload of love form a bunch of DJs, but the first cat to put me onto him was Nappy. In any case, in a wild scene where so many clones and upstarts are trying to make Trap beats, ƱZ is about the most original ones of the bunch. If you don't believe, or even know the burgeoning Trap scene, I'd say head on over to ƱZ's SoundCloud, or properly take this release in.

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[video] Intuition & Equalibrum "First Day Of Summer"

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Rob Jay - Weekly Vlog Vol. 5

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[video] Slaughterhouse ft. Cee-Lo Green "My Life"

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Definitely wanna see these guys win. Not into anything Cee-Lo did on this track.

[video] David Banner "Whos That"

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Nas "The Don (Codes New York City Remix)"

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Definitely not the biggest Moombahton head. I can't get mad at this remix of Nas' "The Don", though, although there's not much actual Nas in this. What Codes did is exactly that - flip the classic "New York City" sample into a crazy dancefloor banger. Whether original or this banger of a remix, this is one of my favorite cuts of the summer, trust.

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Disc Jockey Nappy "Impromptu"

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Thank YOU, the fans, for putting my boy Nappy over the 1000 follower mark on SoundCloud. To celebrate this, he posted a free track that he produced, and it's an enticing slice of eerie. He's been working hard at his production, and has a grip of great sounds coming round, trust. Some plans for some dope releases are on the way, too. More on those when they pop up. Until then, just keep an eye on my dude and his upcoming movements.

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Concord Dawn ft. Savage "Put Em Up High"

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I'm not sure what made Concord Dawn give the album away for free TODAY instead of the 25th (I'd like to think it was the interview I posted with him), but hell, rejoice in whatever decision was made! I actually spent a good part of today rocking to this at work, and this particular track, featuring an MC named Savage, is the kind of flex I'm about. Dope rhymes over a funky beat. What more do you need?! Like the CD Facebook page to get a link for the full album.

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Human Elements Promo Mix (mixed by Heavy1)

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To celebrate the release of his Minimalized LP, Heavy1's having an album release party at Loop Shibuya in Tokyo on June 30th alongside, Makoto, Velocity, Key, Lowply and more. He cooked up this dope mix, featuring his own music alongside a grip others, with many forms of EDM touching before the DnB goes down. You need this.

Rhymageddon "The Once Over"

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Ahead of the June 25th digital release of Rhymageddon's "The Once Over" on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc., he has the unedited version up on Bandcamp for $1.This jawn is produced by Kayo Black and the Spit Sargeant wastes no time in evaluating things in life over this tough beat. Something for you grown men to relate and marinate to, trust. Grab it now so when your friend thinks they're the shit for copping it next week, you'll already know. #AntiIndustry

The Accomplices ft. J.Gunn "Still Paid"

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Hopefully you true believers didn't sleep on the 10-90 EP that The Accomplices dropped recently. Jake and Broad are two fine producers and deserve any and all praise that comes their way. This particular cut with J.Gunn was featured on the premium version of the EP, which you truly should already own. Just give it a listen. If it sucks, throw shade. You can't do that, can you? Pure summer flavor here. Crack a big dutch to this and roll up something super stinky.

Tyquan Sounds ft. Dom O Briggs "WHEREEVERWHOEVER (I'm Gucci)"

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I'm not up on Tyquan Sounds, but I fucks with Dom O. On a day as motherfucking hot and oppresive as today? This is the kind of shit you wanna rock to, sitting under a fan, sipping on something cold. Preferably some of that good Heineken or a chilled red wine. Fuck you taumbout. This is fly doe, lazy summer shit. Stay cool, and wait for Tyquan's BCAS:DIPHFERENT, which drops in August.

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DOA Interview: Concord Dawn

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Concord Dawn is one of those DnB outfits that's quality all around, regardless of what the actual vibe of the track is. Some of my fondest DnB memories were rinsing new Concord Dawn tracks to myself, and in the company of friends. Seriously. I was kind of surprised to hear that he was dropping Air Chrysalis for free on June 25th, but I got a lil advanced copy and there was nothing left out - these tracks are just as quality, and a true testament to the 15 years CD has spent making quality DnB. I like how my interview with Matt came out; check it out and let me know what you think!