Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Newest/latest from Lyriciss, brought to you by DJBooth.net and Inner Loop. Third entry in his "The Balance" series. Download it so he doesn't have a fit. LOL nah homey goes in, you won't be disappointed.
DOWNLOAD Lyriciss - The Balance EP: Heart
This might be my theme for any car ride I take this weekend. Celebratory status because BITCH I'M COMPLEX! I see a lot of blogs catching onto this one, for good reason. Hopefully you guys fuck with that New Houston sound - probably should peep that recently-released The Inauguration EP, with Floss, Rob Jay and D-Risha. Them boys is a problem!
DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss ft. Fat Tony & Speak! "Ridin Feelin Good"
DOWNLOAD Black Rasslin' Podcast, Episode 45
Fridays were made for Drum & Bass (or is it the other way around?), and Optiv & BTK cooked up a dope promo mix for their forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Fast and furious neuro/tech vibes here, with a number of their collaborative bits thrown between cuts on Virus, Dispatch, Dutty Audio and Shogun Audio, among other bits. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
This week's Combat Jack Show is here, and their two-year anniversary edition, Memphis Bleek is the special guest: "In this candid and in-depth interview with M-Easy we discuss the rise, fall and “stumble” of Rocafella Records, his role in the Nas vs. Jay “beef” and much, much more. Is Bleek done with rap? What’s his current relationship with Jay? As always we got you covered". Dallas Penn is in the building as well, and while I haven't gone through the entire episode yet, this episode carries the following disclaimer: "The views and opinions expressed by Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) in this episode are those of Premium Pete and do not reflect the actions of the rest of the Combat Jack Show or PNC Radio, staff and its affiliates. As much as we love Premium Pete, we strongly encourage you NOT to re-enact what your gonna hear in real-life situations". #Newmanati #GetReadyForCombat
This is a weird one. Back when I first heard DJ Wonder drop this, I knew it as just a DOPE Trap tribue to a classic piece of '80s cinema from Brillz & ETC!ETC!. Had no idea that a) Diplo was part of it (although that can be an entirely different discussion) and b) that Chuck Inglish dropped some vocals to this. I can't front - the original of this is my real pick, but in the effort of continuting this EDM/Hip-Hop hybrid we've helped champion, I've taken an executive decision to bring you the newest latest version of this. You can grab this release for FREE via The Jeffrees; it includes the original (which also features Whiskey Pete) and a cut entitled "Swoop".
DOWNLOAD ETC!ETC! & Brillz & Diplo ft. Chuck Inglish "Bueller"
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tracks like this make me wish El-P was making dubstep doe.
Part 1 of Jay's #BARS series with Kevin Notthingham.
Serious mix from the one like DJ Cable here, done in conjunction with SoleHeaven for their "Kicks N Mixtapes" series. He goes in, trust, with a bit of everything: Trap, Hip-Hop, Grime, dubstep and plenty. 33 tracks in 60 minutes, spanning the globe of what's hot (including some of his own refixes and dubplates). Don't sleep on that or the feature with Cable at SoleHeaven.
Ninja Tune heads Coldcut (well, just Jon More) turned up for Mixmag's MOTW, chopping up some special carnival vibes. This one is to help promote the Ninja Tune Carnival this Sunday in London, which will feature Zed Bias, Congo Natty (!!!), Adrian Sherwood and a special guest TBA. So serious.
More from the DP cam after the jump.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
It's official, I'm the newest member of the Complex family. Some of you may have seen the early rumblings of this on twitter back in June, but this is something I've held close to my chest, mainly because I hate jinxing things.For the last month I've been in talks with Complex about an opportunity that I won't speak too crazy about right now, primarily because it's not fully fleshed out, and also because I like keeping you guys in suspense.
When I started RTD six years ago, I'd say a small part of me wanted to be given an opportunity to get PAID to WRITE. I've felt like it was something I could do, and the hard work has definitely paid off. I won't go off on a rant or spend an entire post of thank yous, but I do want to shout out heads like Noah, my new leader, my wife Anna, my boy Nappy, supportive peeps like Miss Info, Rizoh and the countless others who've either shouted me out today or in the past about my work, and all of the heads in between. Extra special shouts to Confusion, who will be my mentor on this new endeavor. I will still be around, trust me. Once I get my rhythm, it's going to be a WRAP.
Proper, private celebration is going down at the RTD Compound this Friday at whiskey o'clock, after I say goodbye to my current gig. I'll keep you guys posted on my goings-on while at the new position - we've only just begun. Hit the jump for my celebration/theme music(s).
Quick two-fer for the latest episode of Juan Epstein. Via Rosenberg: "This has some radio stuff in it but it’s mostly just us shooting the shit with one of my favorite people in the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson and Kevin Hart. Pretty dope stuff with another Juan Ep coming in the next couple of days".
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (8/21/2012)
Another Frank Ocean remix, but this one is dopeski. So certified that Skream and Benga already debuted it on their Radio 1 show, the one like Kastle throws his bright lights and deep bass onto one of the more acclaimed cuts from channelORANGE. Not sure what it is about Frank that has producers so ready to flip his tracks (maybe it's the same ish that had people flipping The Weeknd), but whatever it is, I'm glad someone is smashin' it. Also glad it's not so long - that's what she said! Or didn't say. Who knows. Where's my drink?
DOWNLOAD Frank Ocean "Pyramids (Kastle Remix)"
I recently tweeted some info that's got me in a celebratory mood (even if this last week at work is the fucking pits), and this might be the track to drop when I'm a few shots in on the Jameson this Friday at my private celebration at the RTD Compound. This is the second leak from Dom O's Gr8Summer, which drops next week (8/28). This is something to champion when drunkenly realizing how good you truly do have things. Live it up.
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs "Live" (prod. by Sir Flywalker)
This drops the same day the Run The Trap EP drops.
DOWNLOAD Bro Safari & Knuckle Children "Freak"
Monday, August 20, 2012
DOWNLOAD DJ Wonder Mix (8/20/2012)
DOWNLOAD MGK "Wild Boy (Styles&Complete Remix)"
DOWNLOAD MiLKMEN "MEGAMiLK" (prod. by The Vamp)
This is available on iTunes via BoS' new imprint, Code.
DOWNLOAD Greg Grease "Basement Soul" (prod. by Alejandro P & Bobby Raps)
Just like Nappy to take a genre like Trap and continue to put his stamp on things. Trap Bubbling ain't just a snazzy name for the next tape he's dropping. Peep this preview and wish I could give you more.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
DOWNLOAD Ess Vee "Loungin'" (prod. by Ante)
DOWNLOAD MAHD "Back At It"