Thursday, May 29, 2014
Newcomers Mexico City Blondes drop their first single "Fade" and are already becoming a well known group, making it to the top of the Hype Machine charts. The duo delivers an infectiously catchy track with a dreamy melody. I'm not sure what's next for Mexico City Blondes and it seems as if the whole world is wondering.
Australia-based producer BadCop drops a new track with some vocal help from Das Pirate. The production is a nice break from some of the hectic trap drops that are constantly being released and soothing when combined with Das Pirate's vocals.
Since I first learned about DIEMON rep Russ from his Brain Dead mixtape, I've been listening to his music non-stop. Not only does this guy make all of his own beats, but he came out with another mixtape back in January in addition to March's Brain Dead. Now he's dropped another track from his third project of the year, not even 6 months into the year. "Naked" is one of Russ' more chill songs, where he's found fantasizing about a woman. Look out for Silence on June 7.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
When I went to check on my regular music blogs this morning, I couldn't believe what I saw. Jurassic 5, a group that I started listening to 3 years ago, released a new song. Last time I had checked Jurassic 5 had split up in 2007 and I never expected to hear any new music from them. Apparently, they got back together in 2013 and just today released their first single in 8 years "The Way We Do It." Once you press play you'll realize that the group is starting from where they left off, over a hard beat from the immortal Heavy D the group unceasingly trade off verses.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Prepare yourself, summer is coming. Everyday the weather is getting warmer and artists are releasing the music they've been saving for the season, and "Tide" by Purrple is a great track to kick it off. It starts off with a cut of "Mr. Sandman" but quickly turns into a great pop song. The song stays fresh thanks to Term K's rap verse that wouldn't work on its own but fits in perfectly with the track.
Friday, May 16, 2014
I was first drawn to press play on "I Want U" because of how awesome the name Alison Wonderland is, but I was surprised by the level of talent I heard in the song. "I Want U" is the best trap song I've heard in a while, it doesn't get carried away with jersey club sounds like so many songs have recently and makes a creative, intriguing, and hard drop that never gets old.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
GoldLink shows no sign of slowing down. It was only a month ago that the rapper released his debut tape The God Complex and then his hit single "Wassup", produced by Sango. Now, he has another great track produced by incredible Montreal producer Kaytranada. The result is a mellow electronic beat combined with GoldLink's crisp flow and a catchy hook.
ProbCause dropped his mixtape Waves a couple of days ago and unfortunately it wasn't as strong as I had hoped. I've come to the conclusion that he's better in small doses, really shining in songs that have guest verses. His verses seem more thought out and energetic in songs like "Three Course Meal", "LSD", and more recently, "Chicago Style." The standout track features an incredible beat and good verses from both ProbCause and Twista.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I realize it's been a full week since I've made a new post but it's not due to laziness, there's a music drought. May isn't really a month for music, everyone is busy with finals and it's not quite time for summer music. However, I have found a few gems, one being Joshua Michael Robinson's second single "Closer." The song begins with hardly any instrumental, giving the vocals a chilling sound. As the song progresses and the instruments start to come in, the impressive vocals turn into some arresting verses. "Closer" will be featured on JMR's upcoming album, American Hell.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
I'm not sure if Vic Mensa is planning on dropping a project any time soon but that hasn't stopped him from releasing fresh songs at a pretty constant rate. It seems as if he, like his often collaborator Chance, is experimenting with different sounds. First with the freestyle "When The Fire Starts To Burn" and the more rap than hip-hop "Feel That", and now the club track "Down On My Luck." Even over techno-esque production, which most rappers could never lay good bars over, Vic Mensa owns the track with his energy.
SoCal band Dirty Heads are back with their new single "My Sweet Summer." The track is off their upcoming album Sound of Change, out July 8. "My Sweet Summer" seems to show DH reverting back to their old style, circa-Any Port In The Storm, a little more punk-infused reggae than Cabin In The Sea.