After announcing a new Free The Robots project, California based producer Chris Alfaro dropped the first single "Transmission" off said project. The instrumental track has an incredible jazzy and psychedelic quality to it. The piano and heavy-synth laden production has so many various elements of sound throughout it is easy to get lost in the journey. Be on the look out for Free The Robots' forthcoming project In other Worlds. Enjoy
Danish duo Qaudron, made up of lead singer Coco and producer Robin Hannibal, recruit Kendrick Lamar for their latest record "Better Off." This serves as the latest single off the duo's forthcoming album Avalanche which is set to drop June 4th. Robin Hannibal paints a jazzy backdrop which works perfectly with Coco's sultry voice, and the Compton MC's always versatile style. Enjoy
I'm not sure who Rio is but it seems to me that she was a former fling and that things have turned sour. You can hear her throughout the track sounding quite enraged and downright crazy. Whether she is a groupie or former girlfriend doesn't really matter, all that does is that she inspired one of my current favorite artists, Seattle's Nacho Picasso, to put out a new track in which he really gets at her. Damn, I kind of want some crazy groupies in my life!
Earl Sweatshirt & Mac Miller slow it down, and drop their voices an octave on their latest collaborative record "Guild." The brilliantly-gritty new track will be featured on Earl's forthcoming debut LP Doris which has yet to be given an official release date. The chopped up instrumental works perfectly with the distorted vocals, and allows each artist to display their prowess for witty lyrics. Enjoy
After a few entertaining leaks and a push back of the release date, Black Zheep DZ's highly anticipated album Zheep was looking as distant as Dre's Detox. Luckily for us, DZ finally gave Zheep the green light and dropped it today. The 12 track project boasts production and features from Jujuan Allen, Soduh, Denzel Curry, Al Rogers, Milo, Robin Carnage, and more. DZ displays his laid back style, yet gritty lyrics when it is appropriate, which is perfectly complimented by the well selected production. Enjoy
New York City duo The Underachievers are back with their first release since their well received debut project Indigoism. "May's Patience" serves as a record to prepare fans for all the records they will be releasing in June. Be on the look out for the duo's forthcoming project Project 23.
Mile High duo Two Fresh take on J. Cole's hit single "Power Trip" for their latest remix. The Boulder representatives speed up the vocals, while preserving some of the original production, and add various layers of sounds to complete the remix. This feel good, dance-ready remix is perfect for the summer time. Enjoy
Looks like Childish Major has produced the instrumental of the year, the track has garnered remixes from Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Usher, and more. The latest to try their hand at the hypnotic, synth laden production is the one and only, Black Hippy crew. Kendrick, Q, Soulo, and Rock show why they are regarded as some of the best artists in the game, and collaboratively as an always impressive crew. I don't think there is one Black Hippy remix or original track that isn't entertaining. Favorite verse? I personally think Kendrick takes it followed closely by Jay Rock. Enjoy
Who else remembers first hearing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes' uplifting hit single "Home" and just feeling good? I certainly do, all of their music has a feel good quality to it. The bands latest single "Better Days" is a bit darker than what we have come to expect from them (lyrically), but still has the infectious quality that many fans have come to love about their music. This serves as the latest single from Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes' forthcoming self-titled album which is set to drop July 23rd. Enjoy