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DJ Paypal and DJ Taye Turn Classic Video Game Madness Into the Footwork Anthem "Hammer"


When the world of illegally downloading music was in its infancy, one of the most astonishing feats was doing a search for a video game title and finding a litany of dance remixes of said title. It's like the Rule 34 of electronic music. That's what comes to mind when I keep DJ Paypal and DJ Taye's latest on repeat.

The TEKLIFE representers have been teasing a joint project (playfully done under TAYE//PAL) for a bit while giving us a reason to be excited with their collabs like "Bonfire" and "Chanel". Their release, Computers Smarter Than People, is set to drop on the 22nd of March (or the 29th), but today we get "Hammer," which flips this classic, triumphant video game theme and turns them into a club BANGER. You need this.

You can stream the tune in full below, and grab it for whatever you want over on Bandcamp. They also dropped another tune, "Jump," earlier this month which you can also snag.

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DJ Paypal Gave Away His Refreshing Remix of Adam F's "Circles"


With the tempos of footwork and jungle being around the same speed (160 BPM), it's been welcoming to see footwork's finest diving into their jungle bags. Today, DJ Paypal of the TEKLIFE squad shows the world how its done, putting a 2019 footwork shine on Adam F's CLASSIC "Circles." He doesn't go insane with the edits or feel of the tune; it's still just as lush and beautiful as what Adam crafted back in 1995, just with some percussive reworks. This one's available for free, so grab it while you can!


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Jaxtella - All-Star Sound (Feb. 2019)


With the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities underway in North Carolina, it makes sense that we'd start a part up here, right? I'm not sure what the drum & bass massive truly looks like in the Trenton area, but bassbin destroyer Jaxtella's representing, and the latest mix he sent over feels like he's fully realizing his sound.

When he he's rinsing out the latest in drum & bass, Patrice McBride is a go-to blend DJ, and it's dope to see him applying those vibes to the dnb scene. In his latest mix, he has a dope Meek Mill and Drake vs. Mob Tactics blend in there, as well as this magnificent mash-up, both of which you can download for free. This set also features material from Drumsound & Bassline Smith, High Contrast, Benny L, Shy FX, 1991, and many others.

You can stream and download the full set below, and make sure you peep that tracklist! Absolute destruction.



Tracklist:

Meek Mill ft. Drake vs. Mob Tactics - Going Dreamworld (Jaxtella Bootleg)
John Holt - Police in Helicopter (Benny L Remix)
Alibi ft. MC Fats & T.R.A.C. - No Lights
Chase & Status - Retreat2018 (Jaxtella Intro Edit)
Bou - Gun Crime
Shy FX ft. Lily Allen & Stamina MC - Roll the Dice (Jaxtella Edit)
Break & Total Science - Dog's Dinner
DJ Snake ft. Cardi B & Ozuna x Disazt - Get Them Taki (Jaxtella Mash)
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Booyaka
L Plus - Rocks
High Maintenance - No More Time
Finn - Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough (High Contrast Remix)
Aries, Krak In Dub ft. Eva Lazarus & Troy Berkeley - I & I (Dr Meaker Remix)
 Jorja Smith - The One (High Contrast Remix)
Sub Focus & Dimension - Desire (Jaxtella Edit)
LQ - Get to Me
1991 - Guiding Light
Karma Kingdom - I'll Be Waiting
Halogenix - Don't You Know
The Mouse Outfit ft. IAMDDB & Kinkai - Feeling High (Lenzman Remix)
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Jett I. Masstyr Stands Tall, Proclaims 'I Know God and He Chops Like This'


What an amazing title for a two-track single. RTD favorite Jett I. Masstyr is back with the phenomenally titled I Know God and He Chops Like This, which is an amazing example of knowing your worth. The tracks are HAWD: drums smack you upside the head, strings transport you to new dimensions, and bass rumbles the very earth you're walking on. Dude's not bullshitting (sorry, Black Jesus), and is down to prove it.

Grab both tracks on Bandcamp ASAP, and stream the full single below.

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Rob Cave and The Other Guys - "LETS GETS MONEYS"


After dropping another banger with Von Pea, The Other Guys are back with a new project with Lessondary's own Rob Cave, WORD, which is due out on March 22. This seven-track release is going to be a problem...at least that's how it feels when I peep the first single, "LETS GETS MONEYS." Something about the booming instrumental, that vocal flip, and Rob's mixture of solid bars and humor (just peep how his cuts on the hook) makes this one a winner.

Stream "LETS GETS MONEYS" below, and grab it today via Bandcamp.

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Inkke Returns to Form With 'FWDK Vol. 2'


This time last year, Inkke blew my mind with FWDK, Vol. 1, which he described as an "homage to Memphis rap," which isn't inaccurate. It was deep, at times dark, and very hypnotic, and about a calendar year later, he returns with the second volume, which is double the fun dark, and even more impressive.

It's hard to categorize what this release is. It could be a beat tape; there's a "here's my demo for those who need to hear my style" vibe in it, but tracks like "Crucifix" are fully-realized. I don't need to hear no emcee doing no rhymes over that. Other times, there are skits (with scratches from DJ Cloudo) that string the more macabre aspect of this beat tape together. It's 22 tracks of mesmerizing sound, and is no-doubt helping me get through the winter months.

You can stream FWDK, Vol. 2 in its entirety below, and cop it via Bandcamp.

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Cousin Cole Shares New Year's Day 2019 Mix


While many will drop all of the "new year, new me" and "(insert year) is mine" tweets, IG posts, and FB statuses around the New Year, many of us like to let the work do the talking. When it's time to work, you need a proper soundtrack. For anyone looking to get their mind, body, and spirit right for another year around the sun, Cousin Cole is back with his annual New Year's Day mix.

"Since 2014," Cole shared, "I've been making a mix each year for New Year's Day, comprising spiritual jazz, soul, folk, disco, funk, etc. Originally my idea was to provide something positive to ease you out of your hangover and into a new day / new year. Over time my goals expanded to choose songs that subtly address today's problems, usually with a voice from 30 or 40 years in the past. Since 2016, it has been hard to conceptualize anything that would look towards the era of Trump's presidency with any degree of hope, and I almost gave up on the idea. This year has been no different, but I still managed to make something. All the best to you & yours..."

Press play and power through.

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