Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Betta Break Yourself"


The fact that deep house is drifting more and more toward pop music isn't all that bad. Case in point, the deep house bass line wobble on Hook N Sling's new single Break Yourself. The hook is catchy and the bass line is enchanting, making it an easy track to like. The Hip Hop/Pop sound that Far East Movement contributes injects a fun, repeatable element to the track. The slightly computerized vocals are a cool touch and fits the swanky vibe of the track. If this doesn't make you want to kick the weekend off early house party style, I don't know what will...#BreakYourself

Hook N Sling feat Far East Movement - Break Yourself

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Wake Up and We Would Touch the Sky"


YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!! I can't think of much better news than hearing HudMo is coming out with a new full length album. Twitter love to @ArapahoeSDP coming up with an eloquent way to properly showing the excitement for the good news. For those of you as curious as me, below is the tracklist of his upcoming release, Lantern, which is due out in mid-June. Pay particular attention to track #6, which has been the great white buffalo of my world the past few years...

AHHHHHHH!!! A finished, mastered version of Scud Books is something that deserves circling on a date on the calendar. Quick side note, did you know what a scud book is in Scotland?

Elation aside, his new single, Very First Breath, featuring the vocals of Irfane is also pretty awesome. It starts off on a really high pitched note that gives way to a much more friendly Hudson-like beat clap at the 40 second mark. It's more of a trap ballad if you can imagine that. I'm trying to think of another comparable synth driven, heavy slow jam and I'm coming up empty, which is cool. June is a full two months away, but the summer just got a whole lot more interesting for me today...#VeryFirstBreath

Hudson Mohwake feat Irfane - Very First Breath

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"I Spit it For the Love"


I'm a bit late to the party, but this whole electro-soul movement is pretty dope. Lead in large part by GRiZ, it's as if someone said, "Hey Hip Hop, funk and soul, you're invited to the electronic party, come on in." The tone is grown and sexy for the max, like that type of music you can probably share with your parents in a last ditch effort for common ground on a long road trip. Between this song and Snails/Big Gigantic's recent song Funk With Me, it's becoming abundantly clear that a concerted effort is being made to expand electronic music in a way that welcomes with open arms the use of the saxophone. It's all about dat sax man!

It's been a while since I've heard a Talib Kweli verse, but when you combine his powers with high quality back up vocals and funky live instrumentation vibe, it's hard not to dig. For the Love is one of many new ones on GRiZ's third studio album, Say it Loud. You'll have to wait about a week for it to drop, but that give both you and me some time to catch up on his past two albums. With GRiZ leading the way, I'm really looking forward to this futuristic direction of funk...#SayItLoud

GRiZ feat Talib Kweli – For the Love

Monday, March 23, 2015

For Major Lazer, Peace is the Mission


The funky tribal goodness is back and more just as weird as you remembered it. Armed with the usual Jamaican swag, Major Lazer is back with a beat that is basically dancehall on crack. The high-pitched, shrieking is what you'll remember, but the tempos range from walk to jog to run, all in one track. Listen and follow along with the lyrics below if you're more of a visual person...

This is the second slice of awesomeness let loose by Major Lazer in the past few weeks. Both Roll the Bass and Lean On are going to surface on their upcoming album, Peace is the Mission, which is due on June 1st. Yes, it's a bummer that there are only nine songs on their upcoming album, but if they're as high quality as their two current releases, I've got no problem with it. The only real question that remains is, what will they come up with next?...#PeaceIsTheMission

Major Lazer - Roll the Bass

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Flosstradamus Are in Love With the CoCo


Just when you thought CoCo had been stretched and pulled in every remix direction possible, here comes Flosstradamus shutting it down with their own version. Using the most well-known samples from the track, the dynamic duo applied their non-stop energy to take that track to another level. Between the awe-inspiring drops and dramatic horns, it's clear that they understood why the original was successful because they amplified it to the max on the remix. If you're itching to cop it, it and a few other remixes will be landing on iTunes tomorrow as part of the official CoCoRemix package. Man, can you imagine hype festivals will be when they hear this remix?...#CoCo

O.T. Genasis - CoCo (Flosstradmus Remix)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

"I Should Have Febreze on Me"


Jack Ü's debut album has been out for almost a month now and I'm feeling like I undersold well Diplo and Skrillex work together. While everyone will remember Take U There and it's many many remixes, there was much more to the ten song album. Most notably, Skrillex and Diplo's collaboration with 2 Chainz on Febreze.

If you get hung up on the corniness of the hook, I get it, but you're missing out on speaker rattling beat. It has plenty of hard hitting bass to compliment the jumpy and unpredictable synths. When you hear the phrase "party starter", think of this track and the energy it brings to a crowd. The dynamic duo may bring different styles to the way they make music, but they both excel in their ability to incite crowds, which makes their collaborations that much more entertaining...#JackU

Jack Ü feat 2 Chainz - Febreze

Friday, March 20, 2015

Videos of the Week March 20th


With SXSW being the talk of the town this week and hearing stories about how Snoop and Willie Nelson ate KFC in Amsterdam together, it's only fitting the lead off video of the week has to do with Jimmy Kimmel trolling attendees of the legendary festival. It's a little unnerving how quickly people are to pretend to know what they're talking about when it comes to music. My favorite was DJ Gluten and how his music is hard to tolerate...love it!

For the weekly Fallon spot, Ben Stiller made a quick cameo to do some really entertaining impromptu role playing. On them music front, it's getting a little ridiculous how great lyric videos are becoming. Case in point both Martin Garrix and David Guetta's latest videos for their new singles. One took the more cartoony route, the other took a more literal, real life entertainment angle. It makes you wonder if real videos are even worth it these days? Finally, rounding out the top 5 is a behind the scenes look at Ed Sheeran's tour. Yes, you read that right, he does in fact sing to cats around the four minute mark. I'm starting to think going on a worldwide tour should be on my bucket list...#Sheeran

Jimmy Kimmel Makes Up Band Names to Troll SXSW Attendees

Jimmy Fallon and Ben Stiller Role Play and Get Emotional Together

Martin Garrix feat Usher - Don't Look Down (Lyric Video)

David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj & Afrojack - Hey Mama (Lyric Video)

Ed Sheeran Tour Diary Part 2 Where He Sings Thinking Out Loud to Cats

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