Archive for 06/01/2012 - 07/01/2012
This is the only shit I've listened to today. This dropped about eight hours ago, and it's fucking murder. Alchemist and Domo Genesis have an album, No Idols, on the way, and this cut makes me think that it'll truly be a PRAHLEM. Earl on ALC beats alone is enough to make my week, trust. All four come correct, even Vince - don't sleep on his verse, he drops some sly shit in it! Bronson beasts over this one like it was his own, it was almost unfair, but back to forth this one is the shit you need to be blasting this morning. Once a new pod door opens, more entertainment. Via OFT.
DOWNLOAD Domo Genesis & Alchemist ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson "Elimination Chamber"
DOWNLOAD Dieselboy - Live At Beta (4/13/2012)
DOWNLOAD Skrewtape ft. Black Collar Biz "The Lock Out" (prod. by Young Roc)
Might have to dedicate this one to wifey, who's my January chick. This magnificent cut is from The Two. Fifteens' The Commute Vol. 2, which should be out in August. I still owe a mix of their shit, but I might have to redo it. Sound like this is exactly what I'm about and need in my life. Hit the jump for a preview of another new bit from that tape.
DOWNLOAD Klever "Whistling Atcha"
DOWNLOAD Accro - Use My Music
Totally enamored by the A-side on this one from Distance. His Chestplate imprint has reached 20 releases after five years, and he celebrates with some really intriguing tunes. Love the melody that's laid atop that menacing bass. It builds like some of my favorite Aphex Twin tracks, really showing you how the complexities of Electronic Music can form something truly awe-inspiring. Also included in this clip is the flipside, "Deserted", which is a headnodding heavyweight banger. Sick release all around.
Straight out of Soul:r, MC DRS has his debut album finally dropping. Love the title (I don't usually like MC's but…), and these two tracks, produced by Enei ("Count To Ten") and Lenzman ("Holding On") are featured on it. I'm all about DnB putting some stock into the MCs that can be taken for granted, and Riya's vocal on "Holding On"? Heaven. Couple of anthems for the Summer months right here...
I know it's not even 3PM on Friday, but with the mood I'm in right now, I need a stiff drink and some bass pumpin' to get the weekend mentality right. This EP full of remixes of Mark Morrison, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Driicky Graham and Mavado (among others) should get you sorted out properly. Straight up DJ tools to drop on unexpecting crowds, especially if you like to blend genres and such. Guaranteed satisfaction. Shouts to Konrad OldMoney for this one!
DOWNLOAD Konrad OldMoney - Solar Maximus EP
With Big Bad and Heavy Part 3 ready to drop on the 30th of July, V's sister imprint Chronic felt the need to let a lil' flavor fly. This one is by Dillinja under his Capone guise, and while this one has the makings of a mid-set Summer DnB crowd mover, compared to a lot of the Capone work, this one is underwhelming. I've been and continue to be a loud proponent of Dilly's post-2002 work. Tunes like "Fast Car" and others were definitely crap, but he's had a lot of bangers that got swept under the rug because people want him making "The Angels Fell" again. This one right here? Feels very uninspired. Love the conga work, but I can find myself leaving the dancefloor to get a bit of water when a DJ drops this one.
DOWNLOAD Mario Dones "Fuck Banks"
Yeah I know you guys hound over Sliink tracks, and this track is ready for the Clubs, but if you shit on New Jersey 364 days out of the year, I don't wanna see you dance or champion this one. Pure anthem for us Jersey heads. Big up to Newark.
DOWNLOAD DJ Sliink "I Rep Jersey"
As it's always happens, every producer worth their weight in Google hits has to drop their own rendition of the current craze. Trap's the thing to do, so Dillon Francis (who was recently announced as part of the Mad Decent Block Party series) leaked this cut to his SoundCloud family the other day. Has a bit more dance-friendly flavors to it, with some molly-soaked breakdowns and build-ups. Sonically crispy, and something for tank top-adorned hipsters to get their boat shoe shuffle on to.
DOWNLOAD Dillon Francis "Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)"
Something unexpected to hear Von Pea on. I've seen The Foodchain referenced on the Internets before, but I feel like this is the first time I've heard them. Or maybe I'm just crazy. I'm at work wishing I was off the things these cats are rapping about. This is the third release in Foodchain's Summer Series - and this is that dip to get lifted to during these stick Summer nights.
DOWNLOAD The Foodchain ft. Von Pea "Prescription Cocktails"
Brilliant track. BenHaMeen put me onto this the other day, and I was in heaven. Then of course he dropped it during last night's Combat Jack Show in the first mix break. Not sure of who Gramatik is, but he really flipped this Beatles cut on it's side. Great marriage of their take and a multi-layered dream. Amazing material here.
DOWNLOAD Gramatik Vs. The Beatles "Don't Let Me Down 2012"
Full disclosure: the original version of this tune already annoyed me. Never got into that beat. Felt like it came about after that craze died, but whatever. It's had lasting power. Konrad from Old Money felt like updating it, and really injects some life into this one. Maybe it's Mark's voice. Not sure what it is, but fuck it. I can rock to this one. Looks like Schitz Popinov is presenting an album from Konrad tomorrow? I didn't get much info on this. No need to pop that molly!
DOWNLOAD Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack (Konrad OldMoney Remix)"
Newest latest episode of The Combat Jack Show features author Terrance Dean, who wrote Hiding In Hip Hop.With guys like Frank Ocean recently coming out, and the question of who's the gay/downlow rapper, that's a topic that's probably more relevant NOW than ever. Jack also goes in on the recent craze of niggas videotaping attacking other niggas.
DOWNLOAD Klever "Atencion"
I see a number of forum heads aren't feeling this one as much. Need tunes like this - loving that vocal, and truthfully, it's vocal tunes like this that will do exactly what it says on the tin. Plus it's got a great bit of understated bass in this. Clip's too short, feel like I need to hear that in the mix. Also included is the flipside to this, "Hurting", which the heads are digging more. This is RAMM120, and another single from Calyx & TeeBee's forthcoming All Or Nothing LP. Look for this one to drop on August 13th, with the digital release having original, radio edits and instrumentals for both tunes.
DOWNLOAD Mr. Mitch "Zippo"
I don't go ham for Jordans like that, but these are crispy as hell.
Forthcoming on the physical release of You & What Army, which is out next week.
If you're smart, you've already downloaded this 2DBz x Rot10 Musik presentation. YellowCake is sad that Jason Kidd is no longer a Maverick, so to fuck with my Nets-loving ass, he gonna send it to me after errbody else. I'd smack him but it'd probably blow up his entire album release party, which is in NY tonight you blockheads. If Emcee Jermaine is in the building, tell him I said WHATTUP. Enjoy this, YC and Yuri have been cooking crack together.
DOWNLOAD J. Dot The MC "Don't Stop (Get It)"
DOWNLOAD Random ft. Homeboy Sandman "Faculty Lounge" (prod. by DN3)
DOWNLOAD Kinzy "Tree Tops"
DOWNLOAD Pryme Prolifik ft. Biz Mighty & Dutch Dap "Buck"
DOWNLOAD Concord Dawn - 2000-2013 Mix for BBC Radio 1
I've been jamming to the sampler for the Bring The Ruckus album that Aquasky compiled for their Passenger imprint. The shit is tough and features them alongside the Ragga Twins, 601, Spyda, Heavyfeet and more. They are keeping it 140 and funky, which you can hear in this Summer Slam mix they put together late last month. Fuck with this with the windows open (preferably with a drink in hand). Select cuts from the project, as well as a host of other jawns, are included. Enjoy!