Did you hear Side B (Dope Song) off of Danny Brown’s fantastic 2013 album Old? If no, go ahead and treat yourself. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Wasn’t that great? Both as a song as well as an introduction to how these two giants in their respective genres work together. Pleasant synthy intros lull you into thinking that you’re in for a luxurious pop song, until Danny’s killer flow comes in and completely stomps that idea out without remorse. Suddenly you’re hearing jittery drums coming in as jittery as machine gun fire and you’re trapped in the intensity of Danny Brown‘s words and Rustie‘s glitchy beat. They’re forgiving though, letting you up for a gasp of air when Attak retreats for a minute as it brings back the opening synth melody. It’s a trick that never fails though, as it’s actually just another build-up into the next pummeling drop. This track has got me all sorts of hyped for Rustie‘s next album Green Language, out August 26th via Warp.
Celebrating 5000 hits on their facebook page, Toronto based Canadian duo Free N Losh have done the unthinkable. Put Bob Marley’s “Exodus” and The Beatles’ “Your Mother Should Know” in a single track. Just, trap, trap and more trap all around. With tons of massive artist names in this barely over 2 minute track, it sure is a banger. You know what else your mother should know about? All the amazing stuff the duo’s been up to. They’ve definitely hit a stride with their original You Had My Mind and have ben pretty damn prolific since. Support their cause in genuinely original productions with none of that I’ve heard that before bullshit; as well as them supporting all the artists they sample.
Don’t gotta be a fan of trap to be amazed. (:
As the name suggests, check out their soundcloud or facebook for tons of FREE DLs. All the great tunes are out for free (limited time as they may be). So if you’ve got some change to spare, don’t spend it on soda. It’s no good for you. Use it to support these guys right here!
Them Scandinavian chicks tend to be pretty crazy. But when you’re crazy good and crazy consistent it’s a real blessing. I really can’t help but point out how awesome it is to see a musician really letting it all lose (not twerking) and enjoying her music like Danish electro pop singer MØ does. I mean just look at those rotary braids, she is mixing up some pretty serious waves of ecstasy right there. With Diplo‘s input on the track, the trap elements come through in subtle and thoroughly enjoyable.
This here’s a track truly worth spontaneously riding off into the dessert to dance to.
Here’s a lil’ something more to aid in your head-bobbing.
What’s there not to love about an Australian collab of DJ Ta-Ku taking one of Daughter’s tracks under his own wing? The result, as expected is nothing short of exceptional. Despite Daughter tracks being quite popular prey to remixes. (I use the word “prey” alluding to numerous disappointing precedents.) This one is definitely something different. The original melody of the track is not overpowered but runs alongside with the trap elements. The hard hitting beats and ethereal vocals penetrate with ease creating a bone-chilling (read: goosebumps) effect.
In a nutshell, this edit really exemplifies simplicity at its best.
Grab the track for free at his soundcloud here and don’t forget to show him some love!
I wouldn’t say this was the most well thought out or best remix of this song I’ve heard so far. But I’ll probably never hear another track with so damn much energy packed into it. This is pretty much the audio-equivalent of a protein bar. Anyways, Major Lazer remixes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Must I say more?