Some kind words from ‘Sweat it Out’;
“You know when you accidentally leave the caps lock on when writing an email – and people get offended because they think you are screaming at them.
This is no accident.
JAGUAR BY WHAT SO NOT – IS F***ING MASSIVE.
If it were a human, it would be obese in every way. Full with melody and hooks, but equally stuffed with an eruption of bass and euphoria, this is THAT TRACK. It’s got the signature What So Not sound, but then it’s like the fat kid hung at the buffet all day, and just plied himself with everything on the (what so not) menu. It’s the hot chick that can sing and dance and hold down an amazing conversation.
A huge staple in the sets of all of it’s creators (Emoh Instead, Flume and of course, What So Not), it’ll be yours very soon.
The Civil Wars are Joy Williams and John Paul White.
A studio recording of The Civil Wars’ cover of Portishead’s “Sour Times”, available exclusively Friday, November 29 as a part of the Between the Bars EP on 10″ vinyl, for sale at your local independent record store for Record Store Day Black Friday.
These guys are getting more and more popular. Rightfully so.
On November 12th, singer/songwriter Ab & beat-smith 14KT will release the collaboration album, “Saturn Return.” Five years in the making, the progressive soul album was created during a transitory period of their lives.
While on the surface the album seems to be about a story of a man and woman, it’s also about growing up and reexamining choices to have a better future. Fittingly called Saturn Return after the astrological transit that everyone experiences between ages 27-30, this collaboration between Ab and 14KT show two artists that combine their years of musical experience and personal angst to create a soulful, galactic journey that everyone can relate to.
The first single from the album is a co-produced funk record titled “Lover’s Galaxy” that is reminiscent of legends “Zapp & Roger” due to Ab’s use of the vocoder on top off 14KT’s rhythmic drum pulse. “Lover’s Galaxy” is the introduction to the holy matrimony of 14KT’s hard-hitting drums and euphoric atmosphere coupled with Ab’s melodic and soulful approach to instrumentation.
“Lover’s Galaxy” is also the beginning of the story of “Ab” and “Lalah”, two fictional characters that are caught in a whirlwind romance throughout the entire Saturn Return album. On this record we meet Ab as he’s attempting to court Lalah and encouraging her to “let her guard down.” The invitation is as much for Lalah as it is for the listener that is beginning this journey into a rare soul album with a definitive purpose.
Lover’s Galaxy is available for free download at www.saturnreturnalbum.com
Produced by: @NEVRNEVR
SPL x Nathaniel Knows – Untitled
Rustie – Slasherr [Flume Edit]
Keith Sweat – Twisted (Bird Peterson Remix)
XXYYXX – About You
Drake – Something More
Disclosure – Latch ft. Sam Smith
Miguel – Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Amerie – Why dont we fall in love (Colta x Fuzz Remix)
The Weekend (Ellie Goulding Cover) – High For This (Sliink X Kiff Remix)
Gabrielle Aplin – Panic Cord (Hucci Remix)
Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right (THUGLI Remix)
eSenTRIK – What Goes Around
Hermitude – HyperParadise (Flume Remix)
Girl Unit – Wut
INOJ – Love You Down (eSenTRIK Remix)
Rihanna – Stay (Branchez Bootleg)
Timbaland ft. Drake – Say Something (eSenTRIK Remix)
Disclosure – You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle ( Baauer Remix )
Drake – Too Much (FREE DRINKZ Remix)
RL Grime – Because of u
Black Feet – Love
“With the changing of the leaves marks a wonderful time of year, a time of settling down, where the over-abundance of summer comes to a short halt, the cold brings life anew.
With that being said, it comes as a no surprise that the newest release on TRILLWAV is a subtle instrumental EP from Sky NDGO, a 20-something multifaceted producer from North Carolina, and you can now stream clips from the release on our soundcloud, and preview the artwork as well.”
“This is one of my favorite times of the year, and Sky does an incredible job of conjuring up a myriad of emotions in myself. The opening track “Leave Me” with its haunting vocal stands as arguably the magnus opus of the album; what sounds to me like “haunted by fire” champions the record through its soft pads, and vinyl percussion. “Dark Room’ leads with what sounds like a yangqin floating gently along, quickly turns into the personification of a heart beat. The pulsing flanger pulls me and aligns itself somewhere in my subconscious. Almost as if the track itself is aware of its position on the release, the closing ‘Lucid Avenue’ brings the EP to a beautiful conclusion, as hazy, smoke filled melodies drift gracefully across the ethereal soundscape.”
Timbo has revived his signature style of bounce with distorted 808s and the help of Jay, Drake, and new voice, to me, James Fauntleroy on his new song “Know Bout Me.”
So my friend Zach suggested I go over to Indabamusic.com and take a shot at some of their remix contests. A challenge presented itself with this live rendition of Leftover Salmon’s River’s Rising and, for me, it’s good practice to get an alternative perspective with a genre like Bluegrass. My process when mixing, is to listen to the music and try to get a feel from the moment that was captured in the recording. My main intent was to make the vocal sound smooth and old fashioned, like golden era radio, but, in high definition. I listened to some music from the film “O Brother Where Art Thou?” for a stylistic interpretation. I kept wanting to make the drums louder and probably did 3 different versions of this with just the drums balanced a little lower each time.
Real Outcasts Become Original.
That’s the acronym behind R.O.B.O’s CEO and brand architect, Jay Yo Jankans, lifestyle company. More than just about a T-Shirt or a sticker idea. Jay Yo is determined to show that he has put a straw into the well spring that is pop culture. Robots are iconic and the future we saw in the movies, is now.
Film shot by V1creative.
A live performance of Ladeedahdeedah by Ben Cina. I never grow tired of in studio videos. This place that Ben recorded looks awesome.
Directed By: Rick Garza (“Rooster”) | www.BrightandEarlyProductions.com
Camera Op 1: Melody Lopez
Camera Op 2: James Warren
Edited By: Art Castro
I had the pleasure of working on this album with Dre C and the production team ReignState over the past few months. Some great guest features were able to lend their talents to the project as well as a few musician friends of mine. Standouts to me are the Luck-One verse from What You Mean and Close Your Eyes featuring QuESt and Kameron Ralls. Dre is currently doing a number of show dates with Blackalicious on the west coast. With their first full project completed, ReignState should be able to establish themselves as a duo that can handle whole album duties effortlessly. If you like the album please support it by purchasing it on Itunes.
I live in a gentrified part of Brooklyn, I eat out several times a week, I travel the world sampling the best that cities across the globe have to offer. Do I live in a penthouse loft? Am I dinning in five stars restaurants? Can you only find me in the most exclusive areas? Do I own a jet? The answer to all the above is most certainly no. I’m just a regular man from Prince George’s county, Maryland that figured shit out.
I discovered that I can make a career in an arena dominated by artists that sell false dreams. I realized that although the masses may not know of my body of work, it doesn’t take the whole world to have the world I want. Tangible Dream is a mix-tape dedicated to the deconstruction of our traditional ideas of success & shedding light on the possibility of a sustainable rap life.
These rhymes were written in economy class seats, these beats were produced on long bus trips & these songs were recorded in airbnb apartments. All I want to do is make music for a living so that I can live to make music. The only dreams I’m interested in are the ones I can grasp. It just so happens that anything you want bad enough can be obtained. Perhaps the world may never know of my accomplishments but accomplishments they are nonetheless.
With his blending of multiple covers of the original version, producer Chase Moore flips a dynamic version on Imagine Dragon’s hit record Radioactive.
3 days in the studio. Add some trumpet, bass, scratches, and a British narrator and you encompass this mixtape.
Recorded and Mixed at Flatline Studios.
Produced by Harmony Samuels
I have a whole new found respect for D-Sane’s compositional skills after this remix. The strings parts for the bridge are a brilliant re-imagining of the song. Buy this on itunes!