Fans of funk, disco, and tunes that sample those genres with a beat-driven mentality should be better acquainted with Teddy Ouwerkerk aka Cream Dream. Our friends at Crash Symbols are releasing a compilation of his finest work, Cream Dream Collected , that should give you the right bounce to your ounce if you know what I mean. OK, that was incredibly corny, but there's something about this stuff, especially standout "Total Babe", that makes me think we're living in the wrong decade. Maybe. You can stream/download the track below and buy Collected on [...]
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Artist: Cream Dream Title: Total Babe File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Disco House
If you're a fan of Sir Michael Rocks , chances are you have been waiting on his new solo album, Banco . Well, I have some good and bad news for y'all. Banco has been pushed back so the Cool Kid can finish it up properly. But that doesn't mean he's leaving us without any new music. In fact, early this morning he dropped the lead single off his upcoming While You Wait... project. "In a Minute" is a murky slab of paranoia featuring Dash and Ab-Soul along with production from Larry Fisherman [...]
Artist: SirMichaelRocks Title: In a Minute (Prod. Larry Fisherman) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Death Metal
Today marks the release of multi-instrumentalist Zo! 's latest full-length, ManMade . And to celebrate, the Detroit native has also shared the record's second single, a Gary Numan-inspired jam called "Count to Five". It boasts strong guest vocals from Decatur, Ga.-based songstress Gwen Bunn and some back-up help from Phonte . If you're diggin' this track as much as I am, you should cop ManMade at the +FE Music store. You can stream the track below.
Artist: Zo! Title: Count To Five feat. Gwen Bunn File Name: SoundCloud Genre: R&b/soul
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins - The Lighthouse SomeOthaShip: 2013 Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins aka Declaime (or G&D), both Stones Throw labelmates from Las Vegas who also run the SomeOthaShip label, make music from the soul. It flows through them like a bubbling brook, firmly Black, auspicious and groovy, and, being that they are married, could very well be the product of their loving relationship as much as children are. When asked to describe their music, Declaime had this to say: “We are messing with the heart, and the [...]
Lupe Fiasco 's been a fan of Thom Yorke's for a minute—remember that CRS track over his "The Eraser" cut?—so it's no surprise that the Chicago rapper is digging Yorke's latest project, Atoms for Peace. That fact is apparent on "Animal Pharm", which finds Fiasco getting conceptual over AMOK standout " Ingenue ". If you haven't read the inspiration for this track, George Orwell's Animal Farm , you should probably put that on your summer reading list. You can stream the song below.
From his work with Hot Chip to his work with the 2 Bears, Joe Goddard is a man of many musical tastes. The electro-pop sounds of Hot Chip certainly differ from the UK funky house that the 2 Bears, and the sound of his solo work takes a much different path as well. "She Burns" is a great track with a very ambient, soulful house feel, a perfect backdrop for Mara Carlyle's lovely voice. "She Burns" will see a release on Joe's label, Greco-Roman, on the Taking Over EP, date TBA. [...]
Artist: Greco-Roman Title: Joe Goddard Feat. Mara Carlyle - She Burns File Name: SoundCloud
In case you weren't aware, one of the biggest albums of the year is due out in a less than a month's time. That's Kanye West's sixth full-length, Yeezus . It's his first since 20102s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , one of that year's finest albums without question. Since then, he has remained busy touring and recording with Jay-Z as The Throne, putting together material with his G.O.O.D. Music team, and keeping up with a family that shall remain nameless. And as a means of making sure you (the reader) is up on everything surrounding Kanye and [...]
With Statik Selektah's Extended Play due out June 18, it's only right that we're hearing more from the 18-track album. The latest cut to leak is the choir-driven "Funeral Season" that features verses from Styles P , Bun B, and Hit-Boy. I'm going with Styles when it comes to who delivered the best bars, though his cohorts did just fine, too. I just need to some more personality out of Hit-Boy. Dude can definitely rap, but he sounds so bored. You can stream the track below.
Just after receiving word that his Saab Stories project is dropping in early June, Action Bronson has revealed his absolutely absurd video for " Strictly 4 My Jeeps ". It features cameos by members of his crew, rapper-actor- Vine god RiFF RAFF , and some of Bronson's favorite ladies. This shit is so ridiculous I'm not even really sure what to make of it. That is, of course, unless this is just a day in the life of Bronson. Anyway, watch the clip below and send me that cake of his face STAT. [...]
Last week saw the release of rising producer Braxton/Palmer's Creeper. Hailing from Olympia, Washington, this beatsmith seems to be at the forefront of a budding Northwest dance scene. With deep cuts like "Creeper, Pt. 13, the pace is set for what is sure to be a bright future for this young artist. Matched with an equally groovy, slightly more vibrant "Pt. 23, we have two beautiful songs to feast on before we are met with even more wondrous tunes. Let's hope for those to come sooner than later. Peep Creeper below, which is out [...]
Artist: Braxton/Palmer Title: Creeper, Pt. 2 File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
We've been dying to hear the Jet Age of Tomorrow 's third album, The Jellyfish Mentality , since they revealed its crazy guest lineup last November. The Odd Future duo has been relatively quiet since then, but wait!, they just announced when they're dropping it. The album is due out this Friday, May 24 on Odd Future Records and we're hearing its lead single today in "On!". If you have enjoyed their previous futuristic take on R&B/funk/jazz, then you're surely love this. I know I do. You can stream the single and peep [...]
Artist: OFWGKTA Official Title: The Jet Age Of Tomorrow: ON! File Name: SoundCloud
James Blake is a busy guy. After releasing his great new album, Overgrown , this spring, he's basically been on the road ever since. And he's not about to let up. He has a ton of tour dates lined up for the remainder of the year, including even more gigs here in the States. He won't be back here until October, but then he'll make his way across North America. View the tour dates below. [ via ] 10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern [...]
Action Bronson and producer Harry Fraud have put in a lot of work together over the years, up to and including " Strictly 4 My Jeeps ". Apparently that song's video will be out soon, though more importantly we have some news about their joint album. The project, Saab Stories , will be out in early June no matter, according to Bronson. That's the word according to his Twitter and we're hoping it sticks. Finishing SAAAB STORIES WIT MY BROTHA @ harryfraud RIGHT NOW. THIS WILL BE OUT EARLY JUNE 10000000% no [...]
Fans of Tricky have been sitting tight, waiting for the release of Tricky 's latest full-length, False Idols . Compared to prior efforts, False Idols is a fine evolution. Employing Francesca Belmonte and Fifi Rong for vocals, Tricky's has found a new comfort zone in laid back beats and pillow talk. Strung together with a wide array of percussion and thunderously deep bass, Tricky has yet again built upon his seemingly endless palette of sounds and songwriting. Head over to NPR to stream False Idols in its entirety.
Vic Mensa might already be on your radar for several reasons. You likely heard him absolutely murder his guest verse on "Cocoa Butter Kisses" off Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap . Or maybe you followed Vic's now-disbanded group, Kids These Days. Either way, he's out to get your attention (and then some) with tracks like "Did It B43, which will land on his upcoming INNANETAPE project. The Chicago rapper sounds hungry and inspired on the somewhat-frazzled instrumental, which he produced with some help from Peter Cottontale. Listen below.
Artist: Vic Mensa. Title: Did It B4 File Name: SoundCloud Genre: RAP SHIT
"Let's talk about something important," says Alec Baldwin's character from Glengarry Glen Ross at the beginning King Mez 's tough new track, "Exordium". And from there, the Raleigh, N.C. native goes in over the Rico Beats production, whether he's spitting straight-up venom or explaining his name at the end. It's a quick listen for sure, but that's why it's called "Exordium" (aka "Introduction"). You can stream the track below. You can read the lyrics below. Exordium lyrics Humble beginnings, but Glad I had to see [...]
Artist: KingMez Title: Exordium File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-hop/rap
North Carolina is stacked with talented musicians ... too many to mention and I'm sure you can already name a handful of winners without much thought. You can add producer Tokyo Hands to that list. The 19-year-old just dropped a slow burner called "positivity and kindness" and it's a quintessential "just give it a minute" record. Its spacious environment and trickling synth-filled backdrop are the perfect buildup for what comes at around a minute into the track. I'm not going to spoil anything (SoundCloud's wavelength kind of gives it away anyhow), but it gets HUGE. You'll want to give this [...]
Artist: Tokyo Hands Title: positivity and kindness File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Beat
In between liberating previously unheard tracks and working on his next full-length, Dam-Funk has been in the studio collaborating with a group of artists. Apparently we'll be hearing some tracks with Snoop Dogg in the near future along with more joints with singer Leon Sylvers IV. He's the son of Motown artist Leon Sylver III, who actually provides some back-up vocals on romantic new cut "There's Nothin' Better". You can stream it and make your day exponentially better below.
Artist: DâM-FunK Title: Leon Sylvers IV - There's Nothin' Better [Produced by: DāM-FЦПK] File Name: SoundCloud
Today marks the release of Koreless ' new EP, Yugen. To help propel the release, the Scottish producer drops off a cut from the record called "Last Remnants". Starting slow, the track ticks along with juvenile percussion, slowly built upon with vibrant synthesizers and drum transitions. On the surface this minimalist dreamscape doesn't seem like much, but after the first minute or so, you will feel yourself drift away. Koreless' Yugen EP is out now via Young Turks.
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