Fortunately for us, Casino’s horrific verse didn’t make the cut, but Pusha T and the surprisingly show-stealing Pharrell verse are still here, as well as cool cameos from Tyler, The Creator, Wiz Khalifa, and ScHoolboy Q for no apparent reason.
The video builds on the 80s theme of the instrumental, incorporating some old-school cell phones that the rappers call their deals in on.
Future even went blonde for the occasion, and Pharrell brings out his famous hat in grey.
Q takes us through a walk in a cemetary and then to a strip club with 2 Chainz in this dark music video for “What They Want”. Q’s major label debut album, Oxymoron, is available now in stores and on iTunes.
Back with another smash is Elaksi with “Shining“. A mellow trap style tune complete with lowpass 808s, modulated hi-hats and gentle female vocals drifting over it all. Elaksi has been very consistent in these past few months with great tracks back to back. And this downtempo song is just another installment of his diverse production talent. Be sure to give his Facebook page a like and get your Free download of “Shining“.
A new Kaytranada remix is the perfect thing to hold you over until his performance at the HW&W Recordings x WRC MGMT showcase next week in Austin, Texas at SXSW. If you’re not lucky enough to be hitting up Texas next week to catch his and other HW&W / Soulection homies performance then this luscious “Kaleidoscope Love” will at least make you feel better temporarily… Filled with with Kaytra’s signature sound; bouncy synths, a sexy bassline & strategically drums placed drums this track morphs into the perfect hypnotizing remix to make your week. AlunaGeorge killed the original version of this record, but anything this Montreal-based producer puts his hands on turns to magic. Stream below and check out his forthcoming Tour dates as well;
3/12 – Austin, TX – The Madison – HWW Official Showcase
3/13 – Austin, TX – Maggie Maes – M For Montreal Showcase
3/14 – Austin, TX – Lustre Pearl – Soundcloud Official Showcase
3/15 – New York, NY – 88 Palace
3/21 – Boston, MA – Good Life
3/22 – Miami, FL – The Garret
4/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
4/18 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre w/ Disclosure
4/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Purchase, NY – SUNY Purchase
4/26 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel – MOOG Fest
5/14 – Calgary, AB – The HiFi Club
5/15 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
5/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Create Nightclub w/ Purity Ring DJ Set
5/17 – Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub
With the release of their third album, Real Estate continued its trend of making each album better than the last. While they stick to their classic sound in Atlas – clean guitar interplay, soft vocals, and eloquently simplistic melody – Real Estate captures a more polished sound than ever before. It is fuller and more mature. In this album, Real Estate is “effortlessly and completely themselves,” as Jayson Greene of Pitchfork describes it. The sound in Atlas reminds you of summertime bliss, but with the pain of nostalgia from the melancholy lyrics. Real Estate will never be more than themselves, but maybe that’s a good thing. They remind us that the best jams are often the simplest ones.
Best song: “Talking Backwards” – This jam is a testament to Real Estate’s guitar-focused sound and the wonderful production on Atlas. The sound is so pure and clear, compounded by Martin Courtney’s soothing vocals.
Teamed up with bass master, French super producer Gesaffelstein, A$AP Rocky comes back to the forefront of music news with his latest soundcloud installment “In Distress“. Notice how there aren’t any kicks nor common snares. The production behind this song is based mostly on basslines, synths stabs, and analog samples which in my opinion is an interesting and innovative formula that ends up being a remarkable instrumental. Then there’s A$AP‘s killer verses. Probably some of the best lines I’ve ever heard him drop and there actually being a point to what he’s saying. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out though. A great track over all and makes an awesome addition to the soundtrack to upcoming motion picture, ‘Divergent‘. Pre-Order the soundtrack today for “In Distress” as well as songs by Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Pretty Lights, and many more.
I honestly can’t describe this one too well. It’s one of those “you just gotta hear it” tunes. Mind you, it will have you rocking to the drums and bouncing to the vocal clips with everything else in between. British producer Rustie‘s remix to Machinedrum‘s “Back Seat Ho” isn’t your typical club banger. Defying the 4/4 time that most club tunes follow Rustie keeps you moving with an unorthodox technique and precision. Pre-Order Machinedrum‘s Fenris District EP including this song and more.