These days musical festivals have become huge and grown to many different events. Coachella is one of the biggest events and has expanded to two weekends. Seems these days that only the wealthy can afford Coachella, and at a price that almost hits $400, there has to be a better alternative. Thankfully, if your in the Los Angeles area and have $20 you can experience a festival at a fraction of the price of Coachella. Brokechella is your solution to good music, memories, and food. The lineup is stacked with great talent from the Hip Hop Stage, DJ Stage, and bands stage. Let's not even forget the many comedians who are also on board for the fun. I honestly can't find something as culturally relevant and organic as Brokechella in Los Angeles. Amazing artists will be rocking all the stages. From picking which food truck to eat at and which stages and artists to see, it can be a little overwhelming in an awesome way. So make sure to get your Broke Pass [HERE]
Yesterday we received some of the hardest beats we have heard all year from our two favorite Hawaiian's Mr. Carmack and Jacuzzi! We are huge supporters of Jacuzzi (See our last Jacuzzi review here) and the fact he hooked up with his island bud Mr. Carmack on this EP shows exactly what that next level is. Heavy beats to bang your head to, and that defines what happens when you mix to great musical minds when it just flows.
Mr. Carmack is no newbie. Everything this guy touches elevates the scene and he brings this old school vibe with a newer sound that is just fucking infectious. We just want more and more and he keeps delivering. Throwing all lame marketing to the side, the dude does what he wants when he wants and keeps turning out some of the best music out there. I say when your on fire, your on fire, keep it going. Why hold a producer back when he can deliver like only Mr. Carmack can. We hope to hear more Mr. Carmack and Jacuzzi collabos cause the two together we think brings out the best in each other for sure! Both collabo's they have done really flex hard and that they can go hard or soft and still come LEGIT. Get your free downloads while you can and support! Spread the word cause these two are blowing up.
Disclosure has been touring so hard I wonder how they had time to knock this one out! Well, the Brothers are at it again and this time they have blessed us with an awesome jam to flex at our Halloween parties. All you DJ's are stoked! Disclosure is on fire, and as long as they keep knocking out jams like this it looks like they will be sticking around for some time. We found a little extra bonus for you as well, a little mash up from our friends at Hood Internet! Enjoy the FREE DOWNLOAD! Your welcome!
option4 is at it again, and to tell you the truth we love this tune even more then the new Disclosure tune. I'm not sure if it's the stabs, that sample that takes me back or the fact that our bud has elevated the sound coming out of the States. Yea we can play ball with the best of em! That's what's up. Street Love is a feel good jam that will get everyone in the room on the dancefloor and dancing. It has something for everyone, first the ladies, the homies, and the bass lovers. Once again, FREE DOWNLOAD on this one. Don't sleep on this and pick it up! You'll thank us later...
NYC based Bit Funk has dropped an instant classic of one of our favorite Hip Hop tunes of all time and has done it with class! With just a touch of love with his Rhodes he has given this song new life for a new generation. Possibly the most Pop song we have recently heard from our bud. No matter what you have to give Bit Funk some love on this one. Be sure to show that love and hit him up on his Facebook HERE. Getting a new Bit Funk tune is always a treat! Enjoy the FREE DOWNLOAD! =)
So it's very rare when i get worked up about a track and how smooth it is. Last time i was this impressed was when i heard XXYYXX's About you. Such lush and creamy synths, the chord progressions play in the pain spoken in the Mary J. Blige lyrics. An amazing remix you should download and keep an eye out for our friends Haez and Spaceman Unlimited.
Muevelo has become a recent Los Angeles staple. Showcasing the best in new urban sounds and fostering a music scene, which features Moombahton, Trap, Philly Club, and other styles. Such a good party in LA, that it has garnered much attention from many people. Always featuring some upcoming or established name such as Munchi, Nadastrom, Swizzymack, Dj Blass, and many more. You can never go wrong when attending a Muevelo party.
Drunk Girl feeling the vibes and going ham and cheese for Swizzymack.
I recently attended the latest Muevelo ft. Swizzymack and wow! It was an amazing experience with lots of people dancing and feeling the music. Different sounds and an eclectic group of people made the night a blast. Swizzymack had a nearly perfect set, with one hiccup when the laptop fell and died. He was a good sport about it and quickly started to get things poppin again. Playing a heavy bass set. It was definitely a worthwhile set to catch and dance too.
If there was anything that i learned from this party. It's that Philly, Jersey, and Bmore Club are making a push that will contend with the recent popularity of Trap. Los Angeles loved Philly Club, and once you get approval here, your going to be successful anywhere else.
Morfeeus is a newcomer in the Hip Hop scene, but a veteran in the music culture. Former Black Metal artist turned philosophic Hip Hop Producer. There are few mixes that can catch my ears attention, because of all the watered down mixes that exist, but this mixtape is different. You can experience different emotions and most importantly a little contemplation of yourself. Not many mixtapes can do this. This mixtape features a ton of originals, and samples you will know or not. Ranging from movies to female vocalist Grimes. The percussions are on point, the samples are great, and melody is eerie, but just enough to give you a head bobbing vibe. So listen, pay attention, and enjoy!
This installment of USB Drive is very diverse. We have some Trap, Moombah, and amazing house music to vibe to. Keepin it fresh, and poppin. Enjoy!
Iggy Azalea is right now leading the female hip hop movement. So it was only about time that Flosstradamus and Juicy J linked up with her to produce a Trap banger. Sip on Promethezine and bump this.
This next track is a remixed and moombahfied Sean Kingston track. Smooth, and some hard synths. Not too filthy, just right. Great club track.
Everyone say's they love House music, but were not talking about that generic house on the radio. Were talking about that real deep house. Smooth and flashback to the 90's. Good beat, mellow feel, and all around a good vibe track.
Once again Calcat releases another track keepin the house vibe alive. Sampling Will smith, smooth percussions, and a hypnotizing melody. Music like this gives me faith for the dance music scene in America. Download this tune and stay jiggy wit' it.
Our Friend Babysteps aka trap sucio aka steal your girl, then leave her cause he was bored. Yeah that dude. He has been pushing the moombah music for a minute and he continues to bring that next level sounds. Heavy kick, a harder synth, and not to mention the samples. This track is fiya.
Looking for the perfect jams to get you hyped for your exciting journeys? Well Mr. Cornett has them. All the way from Kentucky, he has brought the sound that literally makes your body feel complete epicness. So hold on, Amtrac’s epic sounds will take you on one of the greatest dreamy electronic journeys of a lifetime.
There are at least 99 reasons why funky music should stick around. Julian Gamble knows them all, probably even more. This is why he creates funky music with his neck jerking beats. I’m sure he has 99 other ways to make you move other than just jerking your neck. Hope to hear more from him as he develops many more ways to build his own unique funky sound.
Everyone has an ideal wife in mind, but futurewife is a whole other kind of wife. He is no housewife in your kitchen, but he sure can cook up some mad sexy beats. Feed your appetite with his homemade Hip-Hop influenced beats. Then you will say you are full & satisfied.
Apparently Electro isn't dead yet. Kill The Noiseand Datsikhave teamed up to flex their Electro skills all while adding their Dubstep grime. The build up on this jam is HUGE and the bangin drop is totally worth it. What more should we expect. We are only talking about two of the biggest names in the production game at the moment. I know these two will be teaming up even more in the future and we can't wait!
So far it seems I like alot of these remixes Ed Banger is putting out for the new Justice album. I almost like the remixes more then the original album. Tiga is the latest to add to the great remixes. Also gotta love the Rick Rubin remix, both have solid vale and deserve some play. Run it!
As Diplo's beats progress, the Hip-Hop and R&B community get more and more hungry for it! Usher is the latest to work with Diplo and they have created an amazing hit! Diplo at the moment is on fire with multiple releases that are all blowing up at once. It's huge for the man who has really changed the music scene forever. As his underground music got more popular, the main stream realized that their beats were lacking that new sound that only Diplo could provide. Great part is, Diplo stayed on track, not letting the money game or the fame change his style much. Music needed a well rounded gentleman who came with a worldly-ness and an open mind to art and world music to provide. Thank god it was Diplo. Keep coming strong my friend.
A few weeks ago I posted the highly anticipated new single from SebastiAn, with a remix by Kavinsky, long story short is there were only snippets of the track I'm about to share with you, I won't waste anymore of your time straining your eyeball's reading about a world class Producer you should already know about, if you don't, you deserve your rock!!!!
Behold DJ Premier's 95BPM break Remix of SebastiAn's Embody
Sunday funday.. hip hop style. A little bit of feel good music for all of you to kick back and relax to on this beautiful Sunday afternoon :] ŤЭKSŤ is a musical genius when comes to producing sick ass hip hop tracks. Talk about San Francisco's FINEST! Each song has a smooth flow that is perfect for any mood. His unique style will capture your attention and have you yearning for more. I can bet you that you won't be able to just listen to one song. I'm pretty much addicted myself. Get ready to bookmark his SoundCloud...
I know I know. You're probably thinking that it can't get any better than the aforementioned... but it does! Levphonic, from California and signed to Velvet Music Group, has an amazing style that can't be ignored. Its chillout music to the max, in the best way possible. His songs create the perfect vibe and even though they're slow paced, each one has an undeniable positive flow that is unstoppable. You'll be feelin on point in no time. Mike Davis (Levphonic) is beyond talented... Show him some love and hit up his SoundCloud or Facebook. FOLLOW. FOLLOW. FOLLOW. You won't be disappointed.
American Producers Evol Intent have been owning the Drum n Bass scene for over 10 years and will be coming out with a HUGE new Dubstep release Jan 25th! They have always had a bit of a darker sound to them then most of the stuff we review but their production is always pro, on-point and ultra crispy! I think you'll all agree. I'm totally diggin how they mash in Westcoast Gangsta Hip Hop into their joints. Peep it! Release date: 01/24/2011
I still love some of their older stuff and I thought I should share. They did a really well rounded Drum N Bass // IDM Album back in 2008. Buy it HERE! Check it out and be sure to support these guys! They will be touring and owning a town near you. Add them on Facebook here.
You know we always have to keep you all posted when it comes to new production and music from one of our personal favorites DIPLO! This time he has teamed up with Afrojack who has just knocked out that huge Black Eye Peas tune "Dirty Bit." (Posted Here) What could possibly be better then a Diplo // Afrojack tune, let's see here. How about adding Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown on the TRACK! BOOM! Peep this new hot shit out! Its about to own radio waves WORLDWIDE!
"I don't see how you can even hate from our side of the club... You can't even get in..."
My ladyboner's favorite mashup dj Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk released his fifth full length album, titled All Day this morning for free! Grab it here!
It's been two years since Feed the Animals came out, so I'm stoked to experience GG's new seizure-making beats once I get to download All Day, 'cause right now the site is currently going cray as expected so it may take you awhile to get your hands on it!
UPDATE! Reliable link below! We are hosting this amazing album!
After making some huge waves with his remix of La Roux "In for the Kill," Skream has been hard at work. His second full album was released not too long ago on Aug. 9th via Tempa Records and once again Skream comes correct, this time with more than just wobbles. In his new album keenly named Outside the Box, Skream literally does just that. From collaborations with L.A.-based rapper MURS to a new jam with La Roux you know you can't pass up a good listen to this album. It works 8-Bit, Dubstep, and straight up experimental styles. It is obvious Skream is willing to push the boundaries of the Dubstep style to see what magic he can mix together. I find most of the tracks are very chill and not as hard as most Dubstep albums I've heard in the last 2-3 years. This has to be one of my favorite albums this year. Definitely one to bob your head to till the end of 2010. If you're in the Los Angeles area or even near CA you should try to make it out to Nocturnal Festival to see Skream perform this weekend. You don't want to miss out on this one.
Check out this badass video for 1st single off Outside the Box /////
Damian Marley AKA Jr. Gong & NAS first teamed up 5 years ago on his "Welcome to Jamrock" Album in 2005. They created one of my favorite reggae songs of all time "Road to Zion." It's a very mellow track with some beautiful strings and vocal harmony. A true mediation song for the soul. Damian's raspy voice and sincerity on the track make one reflect on life and directs you which way to walk.
Nas being one of the best rappers of all time lays down honesty and some very political views with his backpack lyrics. Call this song Hip-Hop or Reggae, all I know is that this song is definitely one for music history.
5 years after they dropped "Road to Zion" I have great news! This incredible duo has teamed up again but this time to do a FULL ALBUM!
These two are rumored to be playing this years "Rock The Bells" festival this summer. This is a show you are not going to want to miss. Here is a little taste of the new album.
I came across Chiddy Bang last year on accident, during one of those Internet k-holes I've talked about before, where I was looking for a song in particular and discovered something else that I ended up getting really into. That time I was looking for something to ease my Yelle craving and found myself falling deep down a rabbit hole with Chiddy Bang waiting for me at the bottom with their Yelle-sampled track, "Fresh Like Us." I had to find more about this Philly hip-hop duo, comprised of rhyme master Chidera Anamege rapping over DJ-Producer Xaphoon Jones' perfectly remixed indie hits. Soon after, their mixtape "The Swelly Express" fell into my iTunes' regular rotation.
Passion Pit, Radiohead, MGMT, Sufjan Stevens, Belle and Sebastian have all gotten the Chiddy Bang treatment. I have to say I love these guys! Their spin on some of my all-time favorite tracks bring a whole new vibe to the songs and they just put me in a good mood whenever I listen to them. Check out this hilarious video they just released for "The Opposite of Kids" and their remix of Gorillaz' "Stylo." Be sure to pick up their EP which drops on February 22. You can pre-order it here.
A while ago I was introduced to Get Busy Committee, a group consisting of underground hip-hop heavyweights Apathy, Ryu and producer Scoop Deville. They formed GBC for fun and as a departure from their usual respective styles and soon enough, had a legit project with a full debut album. The first song I heard of theirs was "My Little Razorblade" which has them rapping over The Knife's hit "Heartbeats." Shortly after, their album Uzi Does It dropped and has since become one of my favorite albums of 2009. Featuring regular homages to the 80's and 90's with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air samples, Cliff Huxtable references and witty lyrics boasting about their love for girls who emulate Vanity Six, Uzi Does It is sure to entertain you with creatively hilarious lines such as the ones in my favorite track, "Stylish Clothes."
Take you home to your mommy, watch how hard ya family trips When they see I got you dressing like Vanity Six A pair of pumps, not Vans four finger rings covering your hands Makeup’s like you headbutted a box of crayons It’s true love baby baby give me one more chance
Is that song about me??
They are also selling the album in a unique way: Uzi-shaped USB flash drives! Probably a good stocking stuffer!
Something quick for the weekend. Aesop Rock and Del the Funky team up and teach us how real rap is done. Slick beats teamed up with the best rappers in the game and no matter how brewed all ya'll are try your best to take in the lyrics! I've been bumping this for the last 2 years and feel that it's finally time to share it! Enjoy! I pray they team up one more TIME!