Ghostly International producer Shigeto has announced the release of a new album, and you can stream a track from it via the widget above. The LP's title is No Better Time Than Now , and "Detroit Part 13 has me pretty psyched to hear the rest of this thing. The track is a thumb piano-led number with some pretty spacey beats and forlorn electric piano keys. There's plenty of progression along the track's duration, too. Enjoy!
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Artist: Shigeto Title: Detroit Part 1 File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic Year: 2013
Stream: Power Trip - Manifest Decimation It's all-out thrash warfare on this new Power Trip album, Manifest Decimation . The LP is out now, and it's the band's first album. It certainly feels like it, too; every track on here is relentless and punk-infused. It really sounds like the band has something to prove! Hit the link above for a full stream of the album, and enjoy!
Artist: Smith Westerns Title: "Idol" (Official Audio) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative
LA beatsmith Shigeto's computer was stolen a year ago in NYC, along with "an album's worth of material." He was eventually able to recover these two songs: "What U Really Wanted" and "R Life." They both feature MC Kadence and LO5, providing vocal accompaniment. Shigeto seems to have evolved his style, adding a pop edge that was previously absent. The first song makes melancholic soul music out of samples of key jingling and vocals with actual lyrics, while the second song combines organ noodling and impressive drum programming into the closest Shigeto has ever gotten to dance music. Now if only [...]
Artist: SHIGETO Title: What U Really Needed Ft. Brandon Mitchell & Carlos Garcia File Name: SoundCloud
This track by Deep Magic, off of his upcoming release Reflections of Most Forgotten Love to be released on Preservation is the sort of babbling-brook ambient music that suggests perfect peace, a monk meditating amid a waterfall. It is not a static song though, musical phrases pass through and are changed over the 6:23 play time. In this way it is similar to the intricate, beat-less ambient music of Brian Eno, but where Eno is crystal clear, this song features a tape-hum, a reminder of its electronic source. Thanks to Tiny Mixtapes for the find!
Artist: Preservation Title: Brighter Days by Deep Magic File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Ambient
Jarren Benton is one of the most eccentric faces in the south right now, spewing rhymes that are equal parts gritty, gross, cartoony, and offensive. The dude obviously takes a lot of influence from Eminem, but is modern enough to fend off any negative comparisons. For sure, this dude's over-the-top persona is gonna make Benton's new full-length, My Grandma's Basement , one of hip hop biggest highlights this summer. The project is out now on iTunes, but is also streamable via the widget above. Enjoy!
In anticipation of his imminent Oxymoron LP, ScHoolboy Q releases this single with his Black Hippy brother Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick raps in Spanish, Q raps about drugs and ladies, but the real star of this song is the beat, which was produced by TDE in-house producer THC. The drum track sounds like it was lifted from an indie-rock band from the late aughts, all rim hits and tribal propulsion, but the synths are pillowy and serene. This song looks like it could soundtrack many upcoming summer nights. Enjoy! Check a review for Schoolboy Q's last LP below:
Artist: ScHoolboy Q Title: Collard Greens feat. Kendrick Lamar File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-hop/rap
Eclectic Berlin-based garage rock outfit King Khan & the Shrines is making their return with the track “Born To Die”. The band has always had a great, raw sound that's pretty comparable to The Black Lips and other contemporary underground rock acts. However, they usually mix it with own uniquely psychedelic and funky stylings. Having the added strings and horn section toward the end of the track really gives this song a warm feel, and some unprecedented texture. Looking for a summer anthem? Look no further. This track comes from the band's next full-length [...]
Artist: MergeRecords Title: King Khan & the Shrines "Born to Die" File Name: SoundCloud
Stream: J. Cole - Born Sinner J. Cole is looking to take new notes from fellow rapper and friend Kendrick Lamar in creating a darker moodier album. The only real question is, does it actually achieve what it sets out to do? In terms of production it most certainly feels that way. A lot of the beats here are stunningly original, and are brooding with heavy drums. Easily some of the most impressive instrumentals I've heard this year. Even though Cole could do more with his lyrics, he can [...]
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