Full of supreme vision and exploratory virtuosity, Yosi Horikawa gave fans a preview of his upcoming 16-track full-length Vapor . The sounds and clouded samples come from so many varied angles that one might end up losing count (hint; don't try and count them). It's a masterfully provocative blend that has raised a lot of hype for the eventual June 24 release on First Word . Stream it in its entirety below.
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Artist: XLR8R Title: Yosi Horikawa 'Vapor' File Name: SoundCloud
Following up last year's II , the debut album from Brooklyn fuzz rockers Nude Beach , the band returned with the title track to its upcoming What Can Ya Do EP. This follows the release of "I'm Giving Up," the B-Side to the "What Can Ya Do" single release, which debuted last April. It's a straight-up dive bar anthem, which could draw a few hard line comparisons to bands like Deer Tick and Turbo Fruits . Listen to both tracks below. The "What Can Ya Do" b/w "I'm Giving Up" 7" [...]
Artist: Nude Beach Title: I'm Giving Up File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rock
Artist: Nude Beach Title: What Can Ya Do File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rock
While he works on his next full-length release, French producer Joakim has released a brand new 12" from his own Tigersushi imprint, "Heartbeats" b/w "Another Light." The former has an accompanying video which is more or less some snippets of scientific documentaries with Joakim' cute Tigersushi symbol plastered in the right corner. Expect the two tracks, plus some new singles in the coming weeks, to be a part of the new album.
"Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep" might make any Tywin Lannister fan's ears perk up, even if it comes from a Flatbush Zombies track mostly about weed. The throaty "Palm Trees," graced with the excellent cover of Master Roshi's island hut (references a plenty), comes from the group's upcoming Better Off Dead mixtape. Stream it below and stay alert for the release soon.
Artist: FlatbushZOMBiES Title: Palm Trees File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-Hop
"Something About You," this completely left field totally engrossing R&B single, comes mysteriously from Dornik Leigh. If the name is unfamiliar, no worries. Leigh drums as part of Jessie Ware's band, and has been debuting some of his miraculous solo stuff. The new single comes from PMR , the same label that enlists Ware's talents (as well as Disclosure ), and is available to stream below.
Artist: "Dornik" Title: Something About You File Name: SoundCloud
Before Ann Arbor producer Shigeto releases his brand new No Better Time Than Now LP, Ghostly is offering a preview of the album's first official single "Detroit Part 1." Obvious jazz influences reign through on the track with peeling key progressions railing behind brisk snare drops and pulsed synths, which can be streamed below. The label, also based in Ann Arbor, will be releasing "Detroit Part 1" as a 12" June 17, roughly two months before the scheduled August 20 release date of No Better Time Than Now .
Artist: Shigeto Title: Detroit Part 1 File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic Year: 2013
Chicago's Smith Westerns have already plucked two spirited offerings from the upcoming Soft Will LP, but seemed to have topped both "Varsity" and 3 AM Spiritual" with "Idol." All three tracks - which might be a good indicator of Soft Will as a whole - are far more harmonious than most of the material the group brought out with its self-titled debut and 2011's excellent Dye It Blonde . Expect the rest of the record to hold the same regard, although it may fall by the wayside compared to the year's bigger releases. [...]
Artist: Smith Westerns Title: "Idol" (Official Audio) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative
While Kendrick Lamar has blown past the idea of superstar in recent months, his fellow Black Hippy crew member Schoolboy Q may not be far behind. Q has a brand new album on the way in the form of Oxymoron , which boasts not only the lead single " Yay Yay ," but this furious brand new cut "Collard Greens." Kendrick does what only he seems to be capable of, with a thrilling guest verse, but the whole tracks sits a top as one of the year's best. Stream it below and watch [...]
Artist: ScHoolboy Q Title: Collard Greens feat. Kendrick Lamar File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-hop/rap
Artist: ScHoolboy Q Title: Yay Yay (Prod. by Boi-1da) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-hop/rap
Frequent Danny Brown producer Paul White debuted "Watch The Ants," the jubilant marching anthem from his upcoming EP of the same name yesterday. The track, available to stream below, features a clever array of vocal loops that may not seemingly mesh well together, but come through with a spiral of percussion and subtle keys. Pre-orders for the aforementioned EP are available now via White's Bandcamp , with Watch The Ants set for release July 28.
Artist: Paul White Title: Watch The Ants File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip-Hop Year: 2013
"Pay Attention" marks the first official cog in the likely upcoming hype cycle of Florida producer XXYYXX . It's a low-looped beauty tempering with elegant keys that one could easily mistake for Flying Lotus - a high praise, if there ever was. Stream the lead single from the upcoming album, which is sure to make light some time later this year.
Artist: xxyyxx Title: Pay Attention File Name: SoundCloud
- nineinchnails - Came Back Haunted (2013)
- Disclosure - You & Me (Flume Remix)
- MIAuk - BRING THE NOIZE
- ScHoolboy Q - Collard Greens feat. Kendrick Lamar
- CFCF - Camera
- LordeMusic - Tennis Court
- "Dornik" - Something About You
- Mikky Ekko - "KIDS"
- Rustie - Slasherr [Flume Edit]
- Smith Westerns - "Idol" (Official Audio)
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