Archive for 06/01/2012 - 07/01/2012
Hells yeah. Life Is Good sounds like it'll be a pretty fucking solid album. I keep waiting for one of these leaks to be ass, but I'm pleasantly surprised everytime I hit play. This one finds Nas and Large Pro linking up over a plodding track. Sounds like a cut you'd blast loud in your headphones on that nightrain (not OFF that nightrain). No I.D. FTW. Nas' imagery is crazy - the line about pulling the skin off the roof of his mouth because he ate a pizza slice that was too hot? I hate that shit! Life Is Good drops July 17th - you need that.
DOWNLOAD Nas ft. Large Professor "Loco-Motive" (prod. by No I.D.)
One of my dreams has always been to put together an all-Black EDM compilation. Never came to fruition. Still and all, I randomly believe in Black EDM producers. Just something I do. In any case, check this mix from Fizzy Beats' own Mr. Joseph, mixing it up for The Juices Vol. 2 compilation, which is out now! Oh my, that means that Sevin's "The Heat" remix is available!
Enjoy this freebie from Never Say Die records and SKisM. This is the first part of The Division Series, which will feature an original tune alongside a remix over the next six months (reminds me of the 12's Higher Education was putting out in 2000, or how Demand was doing with their first three releases last year). Word is future collaborations will feature Zomboy, with remixes from Tantrum Desire, Crush, xKore, TC and Dirtyloud. This first release is a heavyweight slice of dubstep pie featuring none other than DC Breaks; remixes on this release include Tantrum Desire with a Drum & Bass banger b/w an Electro ting from Crush. Single is due out July 16th. This one is available for free via Facebook, grab that!
Some funky EDM for your morning cup of joe right here. Fanu's been promoting this one for a bit, and while I don't fucks with coffee on any level, this is just what I needed to get my morning started right. Mixture of DnB and his other experimental styles. You can stream clips from the EP below, and grab the EP for free - even leave a tip if you want to!
You can download this for free via theorb.com.
DOWNLOAD Legit ft. Chance The Rapper "Such A Thing" (prod. by THEM People)
DOWNLOAD The 860 Anthem
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy x Sinistarr - Chopper Jvke
Thanks, Von D, for uploading a 90 minute set of your's from a recent tour date in Denver. Dude's got a deeper vibe when it comes to dubstep, and this is a great example of that. You need to cool off in this heat, so grab a tall cold one and burrow yourself under the A/C with this one.
Lil' bit of drumfunk for the massive. Paradox is an enigma within the Drum & Bass circle, and a guy more producers can take influence and guidance from. Dude marches to the beat of his own programmed drums, and twists breakbeats in a way many of his ilk don't even want to try. Pure funk. This latest release on his Paradox Music imprint keeps that going. It's available for pre-order right now, and drops on the 9th of July on beautiful 12" Blue & Black marble-vinyl, with free MP3s with purchase of the vinyl via the PM store in July - including a bonus [version] of "No Consensus". Hit the jump for previews of both bits.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 38
DOPE mix of Grime/Bass Music for your Friday adventure(s). This one features nothing but SRC tunes, in support for The Tangerine EP, which dropped today. This mix premiered on Mixmag, but if you're looking to hear from both SRC and DJ Cable, check out my feature with both of them over at Dogs On Acid. Completed JUST in time. Keep an ear out for SRC beats, trust.
Loving this record right here. This Alix Perez-produced single drops on July 2nd via mau5trap. Peep the 12th Planet remix after the flip.
Been waiting for this one. With all of the hype about "Trap" in various EDM circles, it's good to get a tape like this, focusing on that particular sound, to really put things in perspective.Also good to hear more than the usual clones out there making these tracks. Dope remixes from Diplo are featured, as well as two refixes Nappy did himself. Even a banger of a cut "Watching" by Starkey, which is featured on Street Bass Bootlegs 2 is on this, among a bunch of other more shit. If you mess with Trap Rap tracks (say that five times fast), you are familiar with the "trap" sound, but these cats are trying to take it to another level. Or just make it a bit more fun. Who knows. Nappy's here to guide you, though.
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy - Trappy Gillmore
Some real talk goes down on this episode. I say we should ban together and knock down the door(s) at satellite stations and let them know about the real. Combat Jack keeps it all the way live in the beginning. Special guests Meyhem Lauren, Harry Fraud and AG Da Coroner are in as well. Respect The Fly Shit drops today. Fucks with this then go find that. You already know. Might need to do that petition myself...
The original "Headlock"? That sparked the whole piece I did on Rene back in January for DOA. He signed with Ram Records earlier this year, seemingly on the strength of that tune, and his Absolute Monster EP is due out on Ram July 23rd. If you like that darker-tinged dancefloor DnB, tunes like "Dank" have you, as does the title track, which is sure to be an anthem at any DnB massive that appreciates the old Renengade Hardware flavor. "Meow" has a subtle vibe seemingly jacked from the classic "P Funk Era". Probably my favorite. The "Headlock VIP" is only out on the digital version of the EP, so be sure to cop whatever you need. Full preview of the EP HERE.
Screwface music. This is taken from Nico & Vanderslice's True To Form EP which I'm hoping you're not sleeping on. Grown men who have no problem speaking clearly and bringing you fire bars full of rage and LIFE. Shit's insane, trust me. Three proper monsters massacring this menacing piece. My Lord. What do YOU see in the crystal ball?
DOWNLOAD Nico The Beast ft. Reef the Lost Cauze & Rec Raw "Crystal Ball" (prod. by Vanderslice)
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)