Archive for 02/01/2017 - 03/01/2017
The last time we saw Kemba, he was spitting a verse for Kendrick Lamar that had the entire internets wondering if he was TDE. For those who hadn't been paying attention then, they are surely paying attention now, so it makes sense that Kemba drops a video for "Already," a standout Frank Drake-produced cut from Negus. While the project as a whole is more of a new school negro spiritual, the attitude on this clip is more playful yet New York. Kemba says he linked up with Jeffrey Almonte, aka the kid who made that ultra-viral "chopped cheese" video.
Kemba will only have so much time to celebrate this, though; today, it was announced that he will be joining Boogie, Michael Christmas, and Kaydio on the first No Ceilings Tour from Pigeons & Planes. They kick things off on April 18 in DC, hitting a number of markets before the tour ends in Los Angeles in May. Check out the full schedule, as well as the complete "Already" video down below.
It ain't a Valentine's Day if Hudson Mohawke doesn't drop a "Slow Jams" mix. Here's his tenth. Preview it below, then download it so you have it ready for your late-night excursions with bae this evening.
While DJ mixes are some of the best ways to discover the sounds of dance music, that doesn't mean dance music DJs only want to play dance music. Case in point, UK garage legend MJ Cole. For his new Solid Steel set, he went left: "I weaved and meandered through my collection of not Dance Music," he told them, "and bound it together to form and hour of pianos, textures, voices and audio nuggets which together make my Solid Steel mix."
Featured in this set is material from Lapalux, Floating Points, Radiohead, Bonobo, and Cole himself. Stream, download, and chill out below.
I don't know about you, but I'm a bit under the weather. That paired up with some chilly February weather has me wanting to stay in a hoodie and under the covers. Dark and gloomy status. It's times like this when I want to make sure I have the proper soundtrack for my turn down, and Inkke's surprise compilation, Faded With Da Kittens Vol. 1, perfectly matches my mood.
There's something about the blunted hip-hop influence in Inkke's sounds that always matches where my mind is at. This 11-track release feels like exactly what I'll be vibing to for the rest of this winter season. This cut "Slippin'" will be on repeat for the next half hour. The best part? It's available for whatever you want to pay. Grab this 11-tracker ASAP, trust. Stream the full release down below.