Archive for 08/01/2012 - 09/01/2012

MellowHype "Decoy"

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Sinistarr Feature @ Pigeons And Plans

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Getting my feet wet over at Pigeons & Planes, which recently posted a feature I cooked up with Sinistarr, who has gigs lined up at Decibel Festival and the Great American Techno Festival this month. Chrissy Murderbot is also dropping an EP of his tracks. Dude's getting there! We speak on his switch fro DnB to, well, everything else, alongside what you can expect from him in the near future.

RTD Interview: Wrecking Crew

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For the last year or two, I've been patiently waiting for a project entitled Wu-Tang Pulp, which dropped earlier today. The Wrecking Crew, which consists of Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo and Curly Castro, put this together as the ultimate homage to the Wu-Tang Clan. Like, I've heard a good amount of these tracks in various stages, and have been waiting for this one with baited breath. Flipping classic Wu tracks with a plethora of like-minded MCs (including Elucid, BLKHRTS, Castle, Al Mighty, Ethel Cee, Random and others), they crafted the most fitting tribute project I've ever heard. If you're a fan of the Wu, this is the fanboy favorite that you'll be sharpening your sword to. I threw some darts at the Crew, and they sliced them and flung them right back at me. Here's a dope behind the scenes feature on the construction and completion of Wu-Tang Pulp.

Red Bull Culture Clash (11/07/2012)

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This Culture Clash is going to be INSANE. Reigning champions Channel One Sound System vs. Major Lazer vs. Annie Mac Presents Magnetic Man vs. Boy Better Know!??! Going down at Wembley Arena. Almost wish I had a ticket to fly out there and experience this one!

Juan Epstein (9/11/2012)

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When I saw Slaughterhouse was on Hot 97 recently, I knew this one was on it's way. Rosenberg calls this the best interview with SH that's ever been done, and I tend to believe that statement. Big up to this. Also, the Juan Epstein App is available now - check that out!

[video] Sidewalk Kal, John Robinson & Invizible Handz "ASTRO"

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Gudtyme Presents Lunchroom Battles (Desperately seeking Vanessa)

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Shouts to Dallas Penn for sending this one over. I'd break it down but really, @gudtyme explains the FUCK out of this one over at Gud Word.



[video] Dumbfoundead "Growing Young"

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[video] Hybrid Minds ft. Kate's Ambition "Fade"

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[video] J-Love ft. AG Da Coroner "King Pirahna"

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Loadstar "Black & White"

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Pleasant surprise! I've been waiting for Loadstar's album for the last... year or so? Something of that nature. I remember being on a plane January 2011 and Bailey calling them the next big thing. Sounds like they took a detour from DnB and have some proper bleep'd out Bass Music, which Annie Mac premiered on her show this past Friday. No word on when this drops, but I need it. My kind of funk.

UKF Music Podcast #25: ƱZ

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Hollywood Floss ft. Termanology "Got 'Em Mad"

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[video] Cymarshall Law "One Million Miles Away"

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FuseBox Radio (Week of Sept. 5th, 2012)

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Tef Poe ft. Royce Da 5'9" "Can't Push Me"

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This shit is serious. Second single status from War Machine 2, which is hosted by DJ Smallz & DJ Shure Fire. And yes, Nickel Nine contributed some heat. The beat from Basement Beatz is perfect for these two. You sleeping, you stupid. Cop it on iTunes if you're in the giving mood.

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[video] Uptown XO "Good Vibes"

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The Color Grey drops October 1st.

[preview] MarQ Spekt x Gary Wilson Broken Mazes EP

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Via MarQ: "This record is a collaborative between myself and experimental, proto-new wave musician Gary Wilson (Stones Throw). It's rare that you get the opportunity to work with the actual artist rather than just sampling the record. Gary opened his vaults and provided ample soundscapes. Some of these instrumentals dating back to 1973 may have been heard before. Others may not. The ending result is a pure creative expression and meshes Hip Hop, Psychedelic, Jazz, Funk...."

Side-B Radio (9/09/2012)

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Mirandom "We Salute You"

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First installment of Mirandom Mondays. Produced by DN3.

Mad Decent Mondays: Certified Trap (9/10/2012)

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On Monday, September 10th, Mad Decent Mondays is celebrating a lot: the legendary Dirty South Joe is having his birthday party featuring Heroes x Villains from the ATL, Disc Jockey Nappy and Swizzymack all touching the decks. This is also the party for the Certified Trap documentary and Run The Trap EP release. I have a feeling this night is going to be Trap'd the fuck OUT. Head over to The M-Room (15 W. Girard in Philly) to be a part, 10PM to 2AM. TURNUP!

khal's Droppings 001: The Week In EDM

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Another feature of mine at Pigeons & Planes is a weekly EDM post. "khal's Droppings" will showcase my picks of the week in EDM, be it dubstep, Drum & Bass or what have you. This week? Stream of Mala's Mala In Cuba album, mixes from DJ Die and Starkey, a Trap flip of N*E*R*D's "Lap Dance" and a video from DJ Fresh. Among others, of course. Too Complex.

[video] Cool Nutz "Champagne Toast"

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hasHBrown ft. D-Risha "Underground Revisited"

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araabMUZIK "Turn It Up"

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My favorite off of Electronic Dream 2, or at least I thought it was ED2. Word from Spin is that the version of ED 2 that FACT had posted was out (with a damn eMusic link, that's since been removed). Maybe eMusic jumped the gun on the release? At this point, the version eMusic had up (and I'm guessing was selling for a time) has already leaked on your Internets, so who knows what's going to happen with the final release.

CRNKN "SIGNS OF LIFE"

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Sub Focus ft. Alpines "Tidal Wave (KillSonik Remix)"

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Wasn't expecting a drumstep flex from KillSonik. This drops November 4th.

[video] SpitShine ft. Venomous2000 "Struggle"

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[video] The Floacist "Say Yes"

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Taken from The Floacist's The Floacist Presents: Floetry Rebirth, which drops on November 13th.

Munchi - Trap Bubbling

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The time for talk is over. And they decided to hit you guys with the mix a week early. That's right, Trap Bubbling, the Munchi-produced, Trap-A-Holics co-signed and Disc Jockey Nappy mixed opus is available RIGHT NOW over on ClubTapes. The EDM world and the Rap world sound so perfect together, don't you agree?! Not time for the wild talk - just devour and thank the gods for bringing this one forth. And trust - this release is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Foreign Beggars Perform Their The Uprising LP

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Weird to watch. It's more like they guys rap to their album in it's entirety. The way their tracks are done, they have equal amount of time for, um, not rapping, and those bits feel a bit awkward. Shouts to Mixmag for doing this. The Uprising drops October 1st on mau5trap.

Definitive Trap Piece @ Pigeons & Planes

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If you don't already know, I started working at Complex this week. My first week (and the first bit I'm doing) is writing for a dope blog by the name of Pigeons & Planes. I've known about Confusion and the crew for a while now, and he's got a severely dope, severely underrated site. I've already done a few EDM-centric posts, but will be channeling more of my efforts into features like the one that dropped today. It's perfect for those who might keep hearing about EDM sites/DJs/pundits dropping the term "Trap"; it's my definitive Top 10 Trap tracks that are out so far. It spawned from tracklists I've seen in many Trap mixes over the summer, with some tunes just being undeniable. Check it out HERE, share with your peeps, comment, do what you like. Get involved.

I don't beez in the trap, but I be into Trap!

Coki [DGIT001]

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I'd heard rumblings that Coki was starting his own label, but had no idea when. This morning, looks like Don't Get It Twisted has sorted its first release, from the man himself, is available for purchase right now. And oddly enough, it's not as weird as I thought it'd be. It's that hypnotic, fat bass shit that you expect from him, but not as twisted as my favorites from him. Hit the jump for previews of "Bob's Pillow" and "Spooky", and cop both tunes digitally via Surus.

[video] Virus Syndicate vs. North Base "Home"

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[video] Skyzoo "JanSport Strings"

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Terry Urban & Mr. Michael Hurley Present Trapshion

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[video] RiFF RAFF "Neon Freedom"

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[video] Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley "Make It Bun Dem"

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The Combat Jack Show (9/05/2012)

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Via PNCRadio.fm: This episode features none other than the much heralded Queensbridge rap legend Cormega. Let’s just say everything you wanted know about ‘Mega, from his early beginning as a Brooklynite..witnessing the murder of his mother at the tender age of 4….his transition to QB….his love/hate relationship with Nas….The Firm….Chris Lighty….Def Jam, we got you covered. Cormega held no punches word to Nature. Who was The Notorious BIG planning to conquer with “The Commission”? Yep, we know. Just hit play on the podcast below. If you don’t know..It’s The Combat Jack Show. #NoFiller #Newmanati



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[video] TC "Do You Rock?"

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Available on Beatport right now.

Skrillex "Make It Bun (ACCRO Remix)"

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If you weren't up before, you're fucking up now. ACCRO's doing his job like someone is about to snatch it from him, and he's aimed his scope at the new Skrillex/Damien Marley single, Trappin' it out (with some heavyweight dubstep leanings thrown in for good measure). Looks like there's a competition over on Beatport? Let heads know you fucks with THIS version. You will not be disappointed!

Sid Sriram: Daydream

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Love what was done here. Sid Sriram's had an eight-minute short film made crazy daydream-esque, combining cuts from his Daydream EP, which is available now via LiveMixtapes. The music's dope, and I love the unique package. Don't sleep. Or, do sleep (during the day) and let this be the soundtrack.

[video] Pacewon & Mr. Green ft. Snoop Dogg and BURNTmd "Lock Me Up"

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[video] GLC "Regonize Gz"

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Side-B Radio (9/02/2012)

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Sinistarr - September 2012 Mix

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[video] A$AP Mob ft. Flatbush ZOMBIES "Bath Salt"

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Sinistarr "Slew Dem (Remix)"

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Sinistarr recently let his "Slew Dem" remix away, and it's a doozy. This is one of the initial pack of bits he sent me when he started getting his non-DnB poppin'. Proper footwork relick here - sure to make you wind up ya waist, trust we! Vocals are properly edited because... well... if you KNOW the original, you know why!

Esohel ft. Add-2 "Silence Is Golden"

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The ILLZ "The Constant Gardener"

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If you fucks with this, sign up at theillz.com to received an advanced copy of The Darkest Hour, as well as exclusive content. Or just wait until November.

[video] Illogic & Blockhead "Dreamin"

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M@rv3lou$ ft. Bill Ding "Stay Pourin"

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Travis Porter "Do A Trick (Santi Junior Remix)"

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Mason & Armanni Reign "Lights Out"

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Unexpected! Had no idea these GASM affiliates were stuck on that Trap sound, but Mason cooked up a banger for Armanni to brutalize. Turn the lights out, turn your cup up and grind out to this one!

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[video] Dutch New York "Street Dreams"

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[video] House Shoes ft. Danny Brown "Sweet"

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[video] Diggaz With Attitude ft. ft Apathy, Roc Marciano & Planet Asia "Half Dead"

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Brown Bag AllStars - Brown Label Part 2

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This is out today. Cop it!

[video] Brokn.Englsh "Scandalous"

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Dope visual from My Favorite Demons. B.E's Horizons EP is on the way.

Kyle Hubbard - You're Not That Special (Chopped Not Slopped)

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Kyle Hubbard's celebrating his 25th birthday by releasing his You're Not That Special album with a special Chopped Not Slopped edition from the mighty Slim K. I don't know if Kyle dranks or smokes on that purple stuff, but if you do, you could do WAY WORSE than blasting this one. Happy Birthday, bruh bruh.

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Calculon - Bukem In Session x FABRICLIVE Mix

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A lil' commute home music. FABRICLIVE "introduced" Calculon via this dope feature, but we been knew about homey! The San Diego boy hits FABRIC on the 20th of September in support of Bukem In Session.

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Munchi x The Diplomats "Dipset Anthem"

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The soundtrack to my life has been the Munchi x Trap-A-Holics Trap Bubbling mixape that Nappy mixed. Shit's just bananas, but until now none of the tracks ahve even been heard outside of random club dates. Today, one of my personal favorites from the project, and possibly the best example of what this project is about, was let go on ClubTapes. Flippin' the mighty "Dipset Anthem", Munchi infuses his Rotterdam Trap appeal to the classic banger. And goddamn does it go in!

Trap Bubbling drops on September 14th - the day the game officially changes.

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Wrecking Crew Presents Wu-Tang Pulp

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Been waiting for this one for years. Literally. Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo and Curly Castro (along with cats like Elucid, BLKHRTS, Ethel Cee, Castle, Random and more) put their blood, sweat and tears into this Wu-Tang homage project. If you call yourself a fan of the Wu, you need to check this!

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Pharoahe Monch "Simon Says (Brillz & ETC!ETC! Bootleg)"

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You still not up yet? This is the tune to blast. With their massive "Bueller" recently being released, I guess it made sense for Brillz& ETC!ETC! to drop their insane Trap relick of Monch's "Simon Says". They jack the best lines for the molly crowd for this one, and really Trap Rave it out. Yes, I know Filthy Disco dropped his remix of the same tune last month, but this one is nutso for different reasons.

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Benga ft. Marlene "Pour Your Love (Taiki & Nulight Remix)"

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Big batch of dubstep for the early morning crew. The "Pour Your Love" remix EP is out now, and this one got the freebie for an e-mail treatment the other day. This is one of those tracks where, if it got spun in the club, the MC would immediately hit the FOR THE LADIES button on the mic and stop rhyming. Not sure who Taiki and Nulight are, but I digs this. Need more, pls.

[video] Sazon Booya ft. Otis Clapp "Impacto!"

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Video by Definate Films. Stream and download the entire EP (which features ETC!ETC! and others) after the jump.

Che Grand - Estival Funk (ZFTP Mix)

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Culture Cipher (9/06/2012)

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Funkmaster Flex's Chris Lighty Tribute

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Tef Poe "I Don't Like Freestyle"

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Poebama runs through my other 2012 Summer anthem just in time for the Democratic National Convention. You should already know this is straight murders.

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Lil Wayne "Same Damn Tune"

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"I make that bitch cum 'til she come to a conclusion" is a terrible line, but Weezy over my 2012 Summer anthem? Had to post this. Dedication 4 is already killing LiveMixtapes and DatPiff at the #samedamntime. Is it weird that I kind of wish he was using Auto-Tune for this one?

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