Archive for 05/01/2012 - 06/01/2012
DOWNLOAD Dev79 "I Get Sideways"
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.
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.
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!
DOWNLOAD L.A. "Three Minute (Wo)man" (prod. by Fresh Nerd & Sigala)
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!
DOWNLOAD Ethel Cee x Curly Castro x Has-Lo "Pain Bringer" (prod. by Has-Lo)
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.
DOWNLOAD ƱZ x CRNKN "Booty 2 The Ground"
DOWNLOAD Mantis "Insomnia"
DOWNLOAD Mister Cee - Michael Jackson Tribute Mix (6/25/2012)
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.
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (6/24/2012)
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.
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.
DOWNLOAD Mario Dones "Made" (prod. by Lazy J)
@Dallas_Penn killin you niggas.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 37
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.
DOWNLOAD Benga "Icon (KGB & Benga Remix)"
DOWNLOAD Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross "The Realest (Disc Jockey Nappy x ƱZ Refix)"
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.
DOWNLOAD Nas ft. Rick Ross "Accident Murderers"
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
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.
DOWNLOAD ƱZ - Trap Shit 6/9 [JEFF023]
DOWNLOAD Nas "The Don (Codes New York City Remix)"
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy "Impromptu"
DOWNLOAD Concord Dawn ft. Savage "Put Em Up High"
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.
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
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.
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.
DOWNLOAD Tyquan Sounds ft. Dom O Briggs "WHEREEVERWHOEVER (I'm Gucci)"
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!