Archive for 01/01/2015 - 02/01/2015

DJ Jayhood - What Is BBM Vol. 1

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Seven fire Jersey club remixes of R&B and hip-hop cuts from Newark's DJ Jayhood for your Saturday night turnup. If you want to know more about it and the THREAD party tonight in Newark, hit up Complex.



Mystry - "Pulse 8"

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If you follow the UK grime scene, you should be up on "Pulse 8." He flipped the enigmatic grime classic "Pulse X" and turned it into this slow burner, and while it's been on dub for a bit, it's set to drop this Sunday. Hit play and keep it on repeat.



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Rihanna ft. Kanye West & Paul McCartney - "Four Five Seconds (DJ Wonder Remix)"

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Last Saturday, Rihanna dropped her latest single. I'm not mad at it, and I love how quickly producers get in on the remix game. Lido already dropped his "Sunday Service" version, and Christian Rich added their own silky smooth vibe to it (although, at this point, both remixes have been scrubbed from Al Gore's Internets). DJ Wonder's turned this acoustic bit into a banging New Orleans bounce-inspired number. I love that he threw some "Fast Car" in there as well. Too dope. Let's just hope it stays around for a bit longer

Spooky - Sublow Jamz V2

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UK grime don Spooky gets his bootleg on with the second volume of his Sublow Jamz series. He takes the grime bootlegery to the next level on this one. It's all kinds of fire, but this bit "Benjamins?!" Massive. And if you wanted to hear Spooky in the mix for a VERY long time, check out the five-and-a-half-hour recording of Spooky's all-vinyl set from not too long ago.



Camp Lo x Bobby $hmurda - "This is Hot, What (Nappy DJ Needles Blend)"

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Sacrilegious? Possibly. Fire? Undeniably. The video of the blend (which you can peep after the jump) is so worth it.


Salva Gave Away His Secret Stash

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The homey Salva kicks off 2015 with with a free, 10-track bootleg project. Shit's fire as fuck, and free as fuck. Turn the fuck up.


SpectraSoul - "Always"

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Some smooth dnb that's not even out until March 1. Shogun Audio's doing it right for their 11th year.

Venomous2000 - "A Moment To Reflect Vol. 3"

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The god Venomous2000 is back with a huge 26-track release featuring a number of my favorite NJ heads, including Rhymageddon, Mr. Fickle, and others. Some real hip-hop shit for the heads wondering where the sound went.

"A Moment to Reflect 3 is a walk through the world of Hip-Hop, where the elements have seemed to be forgotten. Riddled with loads of similes & metaphors, this compilation of international sounds and features provides listeners with a glimpse of the worldwide appeal that Hip Hop has established. The age of lyrics, beats, & cuts is still alive and well. This project was assembled with the intention of showcasing producers & emcees from Serbia, Germany, England, Sweden, Canada, Japan, Norway, Belgium, France, and the United States. "


Mr. Fickle - "Rappers"

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Jersey still got it; Fickle killed this one.

KRNE - "Dream Dance"

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File this under "dope shit you could rock to with bae."

Kaytranada ft. Vic Mensa - "Drive Me Crazy"

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Dope blend of Vic's style and Kaytra's sound. Hopefully that Kaytranada album drops sooner rather than later.

Nitty Scott, MC - "Post To Be" Freestyle

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I like Nitty's evolution. She's blending the raw skills with her sexuality. She's not spit a wack rhyme to me, and is really coming into her own. Here's a quick freestyle from her, and if you missed it, check her out in the Hot Box with Enuff.



Drake - "6 God (Shash'U PWRFNK Remix)"

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Canada's Shash'U is next up. He has an album entitled PWRFNK dropping on Fool's Gold very soon, but for now peep his Drake remix and his free EP Thru Da Night.



Andre Power Steps Up for Volume 43 of Lexdray's City Series

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Andre Power is one of the forces behind the Soulection movement. If you're not up on Soulection, you need to reexamine any claims to being down with future musics. He went in on the latest mix for the Lexdray City series, and made sure to touch on a few different sounds during this journey.



Download a Bunch of Jansport J Remixes

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Jansport J's been great on the remix tip, and collected a grip of his reworks into this one set. Some work better than others, but it's a dope look at what he can do with those found vocals.

Juan Epstein (1/26/2015)

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With all of the change going down at Hot 97, it's dope to hear Rosenberg and Ciph break it down, no holds barred. The cliffs notes are over on Complex, but you can listen to their latest episode down below.

Jakarta Records to Release "Winter in Jakarta" Compilation

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If you know me, you know I love that gray area between hip-hop and electronic music; it's one of the reasons why Ta-ku is one of my favorite producers. The imprint that got me hooked on him, Jakarta Records, understands this area and is set to drop Winter in Jakarta on February 9, featuring all kinds of intriguing beats from similarly-minded producers. Today they teased three lush cuts for you #blizzardof2015 folks, including material from names like Stwo and Oddisee. You can preview them below, and head back on the 9th for the free download.

RL Grime - "Always"

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RL Grime takes a stand against child marriage with his latest, the opener for his album Void.

Mike G ft. Larry Susan - "Archer"

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Looks like Mike G is coming into his own. Here's his latest video, taken from Award Tour II.

Manolo Rose - "Run Ricky Run"

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I don't know much about Manolo Rose. I hear he rocks with that dude Troy Ave, but this "Run Ricky Run" shit is much better than anything I've heard from Troy Ave. Plus he references some of the best gangsta flicks ever. Dude's flow is interesting—that rapping-fast-as-fuck-seemingly-offbeat-but-still-rhyming thing is dope, but I'm not sure if this is something he could/should be doing in every track. The video dropped today; check the audio-only stream below.

[video] Tone Liv & DJ Priority ft. Respect Tha God & Burke The Jurke - "TriState"

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Smart Jersey hip-hop lovers already grabbed this Clockwork single back in August; now the squad is back for the Skrewtape-directed official video. Check that out below, as well as a snippets mix of Tone Liv and DJ Priority's Clockwork, which I'm hoping drops sometime soon.



BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah ft. DOOM - "Ray Gun"

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"These dudes is toys like Wham-O..."

The Combat Jack Show: The Ras Kass Episode

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Get the background on one of the coldest rappers, ever: Ras Kass. "We get a lot of requests for West Coast rappers. Ras Kass breaks down his history, his battles, beefs and come up. He also goes deep with his views on religion, President Barack Obama, racism and more. Amen b."

Willie The Kid ft. Royce Da 5'9 - "The Watch"

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Two fire, different MCs over a luscious beat.

Mike G - "Highlights"

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Always dope to hear new Mike G. He might be one of the more slept-on cats from Odd Future; I fuck with him like I do Domo, but it's more about his laidback flow than some hyper lyrical balls. This one's produced by Tyler. This is taken from Award Tour II, which drops January 26.

And if you want MORE OF, there's a Snakehips cut featured The Internet's Syd the Kid down below.



Rene LaVice ft. Ivy Mairi - "The Calling"

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One of my favorite producers from the next wave of the Ram Records crew is Canada's Rene LaVice. Dude just has a great balance of throwback dnb feels from when I first got into the scene with a tinge of today's sound. His next release is due out March 1.

Kenn Star ft. Wordsworth & Supastition - "Came To Deliver"

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Produced by Black Milk? So ill. Taken from Square One, which drops January 27.



Esohel - "Authentic"

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I love one part of this beat way more than the other. That part got me open on the first verse then kind of disappeared in the second verse. Why that happened is beyond me, but what can you do?

Slackk - Solid Steel (1/16/2015)

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In the mood for some instrumental UK grime? I'd recommend checking out Slackk, who recently went in the mix for Solid Steel with a huge batch of dubs.


Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Never Catch Me (Alternative Edit)"

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Last night, Flying Lotus debuted on the BBC Radio 1 Residency. As you'd imagine, he made sure he dropped some gems, which included this alternate edit of his Kendrick Lamar-featured "Never Catch Me."

Salaam Remi on Juan Epstein

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From The Fugees to Nas, Salaam Remi has produced some of my favorite tracks of all time. Dope to see Ciph and Rosenberg sitting down with the legend. "We’re back for the 2015 and ish is about to go to another level. Let’s start off with one of the greatest producers ever! You knew this guy was great, but you didn’t know how great his story is and just how many hits he’s made. Kick back and enjoy the first Juan Ep of 2015!"

Bryan Gee - V Recordings Podcast 025

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V Recordings general Bryan Gee kicked off 2015 right with 30 tracks of pure drum & bass, featuring new material from LTJ Bukem, Heist, Command Strange, and more.


Download This Recording of Mala on Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 Show, Circa 2010

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Mala is one of the architects of the dubstep sound. Gilles Peterson is a top-notch selector–if you've played GTA V you should always be riding around to his Worldwide FM station. Shouts to GetDarker for posting this awesome two-hour show from 2010, featuring Mala breaking down producing vs. remixing, the difference between the legendary DMZ imprint and Mala's Deep Medi label, and Mala going in with some dope tunes.

Benji B - Best of 2014 Mixtape

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If Benji B says a track was one of the best of 2014, it was one of the best of 2014. Here's his three-hour mixtape.

Bad With Names, Episode 010: The Furtive Movement feat Armand Hammer

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Donwill's podcast Bad With Names has hit episode 10, which features billy woods and Elucid, aka Armand Hammer. As Donwill says, "[w]e met up in Steel Tipped Dove's studio to talk about a wide range of topics including HBCU's, creative processes and Spike Lee's filmography. We also get some information on upcoming Backwoodz releases as well as the story of the group's origin."

Dixon Brothers - Playlist 001

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These brothers (figuratively and literally) have exquisite taste.


Dom O Briggs - Indecent Deacon: Part 1

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Last week, I was wondering where this project was. Looks like Dom O Briggs finally released Indecent Deacon, although it looks like this could be the first a multiple parts? Whatever. Here's a grip of new heat from Dom O, split into chapters. Soak this in over some good green.

Rickie Jacobs ft. Jay Wyse - "365"

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Some real talk here. 24/7, 365 all day.

L.atasha A.lcindor - “Bee.Em (Black Magic)”

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Been a minute since I've heard new L.A.. She's so powerful, reminds me of early Latifah in how she delivers.

The Educated Voice - "Role Model"

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This is the kind of cool shit I come across when I actually check my email. Brooklyn's T.E.V (The Educated Voice) has apparently been working on his debut project for a year, and "Role Model" is the first glimpse from that project. This is really chill; the kind of breezy shit I'd like to open up my windows and clean my house to, plotting the future. Positivity in 2015, no matter how hard it can be to walk the skraight and narrow.

Rediculus ft. Rich Quick - "Buy Me A Beer"

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Earlier this year I randomly ran into Rich Quick in my neck of the woods on some creepmode shit. It was right outside of a liquor store. The other day I saw a pic of him with a 40 in his pocket. Not saying he has a problem... just wondering if he's got a few dollars on my tall can.

[video] Dom O Briggs - "EBT Til B.E.T"

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You should've heard this track back in October. Not sure what's up with Indecent Deacon; that was due to drop on New Year's Eve. We'll keep you posted, but for now, rock with the video.

Tone Liv and Dibiase ft. Sosh B - "Dumb Dumb"

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Tone Liv and Dibia$e are back at it once again. That 8-bit video game shit is so necessary. "Dumb Dumb" is taken from the forthcoming Million Dollar Junkyard album.



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Tanya Morgan "12 Minutes At Karriem's" EP

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I won't say that I'd heard most of these already, but a dope podcast lead me on a path of discovery that had me rinsing this free Tanya Morgan EP in a previous incarnation a few months back. Donwill and Von Pea snagged a few beats from Karreim Riggin's Alone Together album from 2012 and turned them into this hot 12-minute EP. For freezie.