Chance The Rapper – “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”

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Chance The Rapper surprised everyone with a new song yesterday and we couldn’t be happier, we’ve been jonesing for some music to surface by the Chicago musician for months now. From his live Social Experiment set he has decided to release “Arthurs Theme,” originally written by Ziggy Marley as “Believe in Yourself.” Of course, we all know this tune as the theme from one of our favorite childhood shows Arthur. Chance brings along Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O’my’s, Peter Cottontale and Donnie Trumpet to feature on this track with him and the concoction of sounds is beautiful. Steering away from his go-to hip-hop sound, this song is more of a melodic jazz rendition on the original and will have you smiling from ear to ear even on the worst of days. Definitely give it a listen – I have had it on repeat since yesterday. Oh, and don’t forget that Chance will be performing a live broadcasted set on Sunday August 3rd at Lollapalooza. This is something you don’t want to miss! Listen below:

Article written by Dan Awad.

Cassie – “Long Way To Go” (Two Can Remix)

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Australian producers Two Can are nice with it. I’ve listened to most of their catalog via Soundcloud over the course of the past week after shown their latest release, a glistening remix of “Long Way To Go” originally by Cassie that turned me into a fan of Two Can’s music for good after only a couple listens. Smooth hints of jersey club are placed throughout the post trap backbone of this edit and it is sounding great, a perfect introductory song to put on any listeners who are unfamiliar with these Aussie’s potent sound. Check it out:

[Must Listen] Rooftops Horizon – COMPILATION VOL.1

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French Independent electronic music label, Rooftops Horizon is a movement that should be on your musical radar, and after streaming the project below you will agree. This upcoming label is focusing finding new talent and helping them gain exposure, and on their Compilation Vol. 1 they made a great impression for new listeners with help from JL, Salute, Rusty Hook, Renz and Romby – an amazing concoction of sounds by a handful of great upcoming producers who need not be slept on. This project is the perfect introduction for fans of Future Bass, Jersey Club, R & Bass and a hint of almost everything in between. Get familiar with Rooftops Horizon because this year will be a huge one for the upcoming French label.

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Ryan Hemsworth Feat. UV Boi – “Gods”

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This isn’t just a song, it’s an entire journey. The cinematic melodies and Hip Hop-induced technicolor vibe really brings you to entire different planet. I am not too familiar with UV Boi as of yet besides the fact that he’s an upcoming Australian producer who clearly deserves more recognition. While speaking about this collaborative effort, Hemworth stated “I really love Australia and I think the electronic music scene is budding so rapidly right now, and I can confidently say UV boi is going to play an important part in that.” Definitely keep an eye on UV Boi and keep listening to Ryan Hemsworth! Check out “Gods” below, this joint should NOT be slept on. *Text Message Sound*

Get Familiar: Lanlord Collectin

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About two months ago, a homie of mine told me about an upcoming project he was looking to release with a bunch of features from fellow Central Florida natives, soon after this conversation Lanlord Collectin showed me his new project #2014OURYEAR a mixtape featuring local Orlando rappers spitting over the upcoming producer’s original instrumentals. After a couple listens I was presently surprised by what I’d been listening to and gladly agreed to review the project on the site, below is a brief interview between me and the homie. Cop the recently released project here [Stream the mixtape below our interview] & keep your eyes on Lanlord Collection; he has a lot of talent, drive and a great work ethic that is destined to take him to the top sooner or later.

Skoodmusic: How long have you been making music?

Lanlord Collectin: “Been making music since the middle of November. So,  beginning of November 2013″

Who are some of your inspirations?

“Biggest aspirations are Metro Boomin, 808 Mafia, & Cardo”

What software do you use to make beats / record in?

“I make beats on FL studio 9 and do all recording & engineering in Pro Tools”

What’s your favorite song off the tape?

“My favorite song off of my mixtape is definitely either track 6, track 7, or track 18″

What’s next for you.. Any forthcoming releases scheduled?

“Lately I’ve been doing work with some of the artists off of my tape like Kunguru, Lil G & Goatsea, some work with another local artist named MVH, and a lot of collaborative productions with RAUCE, another local producer and good friend of mine. We expect a 9 to 10 track mixtape from Kunguru in Semtember-October, as well as another 12 track mixtape produced by me around Halloween time or a little after (ideas and confirmation still in the works)”

If you could work with any artist dead or alive who would it be?

“If I had to choose ANY artist dead or alive, I’m going to go with the alive and say woop. Straight out of Orlando going hard for the city with the trap music. Keep grinding.”

Who are some of your favorite upcoming musicians, and why?

“3 of my favorite upcoming artists are Woop, iLoveMakonnen, and RiffRaff. Woop is keeping the trap game alive and definitely paving more of a way for Orlando rappers. iLoveMakonnen is a California rapper that has been rapping on Atlanta producers beats such as metro boomin and sonny digital. I really like the music that they make, it’s a great twist from most Atlanta rap. RiffRaff is just killing the game all around. Not only does he got the swag but the dude sounds excellent on the mic. I definitely back him.” 

If you were trapt on a desert island with 3 things what would they be?

“Trapped on an island, I would definitely need a computer, wifi, and of course and big ol kingsize raw paper rolled!”

 

“Loyal” By Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga ( DJ Sliink X Trippy Turtle Remix )

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These guys have been leaving their mark on the dance scene with their urban appeal and fast paced work. Here in their remix of Chris Brown‘s “Loyal“,Dj Sliink with his synth work and bass with Trippy Turtle and his Jersey club style drums have  taken the hit single to another level. Overall a pretty decent track and this won’t be the last collaboration we hear from these guys.


Stream it here via Skood?

MssingNo – “XE2″ (DEER Remix)

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DEER is an Australian producer on the come up who deserves more shine. Prime example: his latest glitchy flip of “XE2” originally by MssingNo fucking rules. This future bass remix is a great introductory track to put you on to DEER if you’re not yet acquainted with his stunning production style. This cat clearly has a smooth path paved for his future in the industry, recently opening up two shows for HW&W Recordings artist Sweater Beats and much more on his plate for the remainder of the year, keep your focus on DEER. The remix also incorporates some classic R. Kelly vocals into it which always make one feel some nostalgic bliss, so be sure to peep it now after the jump - you will not be disappointed.