You may have heard of RAC (short for Remix Artists Collective) from their slew of remixes and re-edits of tracks such as Tokyo Police Club’s ”Nature of the Experiment,” Two Door Cinema Club‘s “Something Good Can Work,” and Empire of The Sun’s “Walking On A Dream,” among others…
But recently, RAC released their first original track via Green Label Sound. The track is titled, “Hollywood” and features vocals from Penguin Prison’s Chris Glover. The track carries the catchy, bouncy, and highly-danceable vibe that many of their previous remixed tracks highlight.
Stream and download below.
Dubstep celebrity, Flux Pavilion, and rapper/singer, Example, just dropped a video demonstrating a live performance of their track, “Daydreamer,” from BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The video features Flux Pavilion switching off between synth and electric guitar, showing off his multi-instrumentation swag.
In all honesty, it’s the first time I’ve seen dubstep being played by more than just one dude pushing a button on a macbook, and it’s pretty damn impressive. Many fans cite the video as a prime example against naysayers who claim that dubstep is a genre that lacks the excitement of live instrumentation that other genres might have.
Nas just released the track, “Daughters,” which’ll be featured on his upcoming album Life Is Good, expected to drop on July 17th. The track was produced by No I.D., a longtime collaborator with Common.
The track features Nas addressing his parenting skills with sincerity:
“At this point I realized I ain’t the strictest parent. I’m too loose, I’m too cool with her. Shoulda drove more times to school with her…
One day she’s your little princess, next day she talking boy business”
Nas’ discussion of his daddying is obviously in response to his daughter’s controversial actions recently. Just a couple of months ago. Nas‘ 17-year old daughter, Destiny Jones, snapped a pic of a box of condoms and threw it up on her twitter, causing backlash and outrage all over the interwebs regarding Nas. Sounds like this is his heartfelt response to all of the criticism.
Beach House’s new single, titled “Equal Mind,” will be featured on their May 15th release, Bloom. The track features standard Beach House sounds—heavily reverbed guitars, organic pads, and almost incomprehensible echoey tones of the lead vocals. With its shoegaze and chillwave influences, the track fits neatly into the Bloom setlist with another track that was leaked recently titled, “Lazuli,” which you can stream below as well. “Lazuli” sounds more like their more well-known track “Norway” with its strings-laden pads and falsetto-effected vocals.
Happy 4/20 fam! Theophilus London just put out his Timez Are Weird These Nights—The Remixes album for streaming. The album features big house and electro names like Brodinski, Fred Falke, Crookers, Bloody Beetroots, and Skream. The official release date is April 24th but you can grab four of the tracks for download via his Soundcloud below. Rolling Stone is currently hosting the full stream, which you can access and listen to here.
For those that don’t know, a blunderbuss is a gun. Specifically, it’s a muzzle-loading shooter that was deemed as a predecessor to the shotgun. The Dutch roots of the word’s origin would literally detail it as the ‘thunder-pipe’. So, in retrospect, it seems quite amusing that Jack White would use this term to title his debut solo album. It also seems easy to imagine fans of his works taking such a heading and running off with some descriptive adjectives to denote their escalating expectations. Joining in on that bandwagon, I’ve listed some of my own below. (As a Jack White fan circa 2000′s, I can’t help myself) More after the jump.
Dillon Cooper is a rapper from Brooklyn. His track “Common People” is filmed across downtown Boston and even features the infamous Green Street Vault Van (residents of Boston will recognize this boxy vehicle). This talented kid is only 19 years old and currently attends Berklee School of Music.
If you’re diggin his style, check out another one of his tracks titled “Shadows” below:
Although, Crystal Fighters‘ debut album, Star Of Love, was originally released on the 4th of October, 2010, the group is re-releasing it as a USA version on the 24th of April. In light of the re-release, they dropped a new track titled “Earth Island.” The track features staple Crystal Fighters sounds, including hypnotizing world-inspired folk string instruments, repetitive chanting, and dubstep-inspired beats. Altogether a pretty decent track, check it out for a stream below.
It was a short journey home for Easter, marked by rusted railways, worn trailer parks and abandoned industrial parks. A visage of Americana living, and I needed a soundtrack to help suit the rambling mood. So I opened my laptop and searched through my library, finally deciding on listening to Of Monsters and Men’s debut album, ‘My Head Is an Animal’. Proceeding forward, without any previous knowledge or recommendation of the band, I tuned in, holding no bias, expectation or awareness.
And an hour and eight minutes later, I felt the air dispersed from my head, my ears, sucker punched. (more…)
NY-based rapper, Aesop Rock, debuted a new track, titled “Zero Dark Thirty” today via Rhymesayers‘ SoundCloud. The track will be featured on his upcoming album Skelethon, which is scheduled to be released on July 10th.