The third studio album released by Vampire Weekend titled Modern Vampires of the City is officially out for sale today.
The New York City band, lead by Ezra Koenig, has delivered again with their unique sound that has been pulling in fans since their debut album in 2008. Read more
Electronic duo, Coyote Kisses releases their Thundercolor EP, The two have been mesmerizing listeners worldwide with their explosive sound and prolific compositional techniques. In a dance music scene where so many producers opt for derivative and formulaic styles, Coyote Kisses are more than just refreshing, they are an inspiration. Read more
Un-Arguably the best rapper alive to me & a bunch of other Brooklyn born Hip Hop heads. This time Sean takes the role of Executive Producer of the movie soundtrack to “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The first single was released today, the track spares no lack of Elegance, set exactly to the same life of Jay Gatsby, and Jay-z share. Read more
From Afrojack to Hardwell to R3hab, it’s apparent that Dutch DJs are unmatched in brewing the most penetrating, hard-hitting tracks in the EDM world. Dutch exports Firebeatz are back with their new track “Yeahhh,” which is sure to keep this very notion adrift. Read more
In preparation for one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, the ever mysterious Daft Punk has taken a page out of Justin Timberlake’s book in putting together one of the most creative marketing engines the music world has seen in some time. Read more
After hitting us with the videos for "Numb" and "Paradise," Bad Boy representative Cassie drops her newest mixtape today called RockaByeBaby. The 13 track release features guest spots by Jeremih, Fabolous, French Montana, Pusha T, Meek Mill and more. You can stream and download it above.
Some "dweebs" believe Hov's been doing a lot of wrong this past week. Vacationing in Cuba, selling his shares in the Brooklyn Nets, opening up Roc Nation Sports. Man can't seem to catch a break. Well, in true Jay form, he's got some choice words for the haters too. "Open Letter" was released this morning through Life+Times and features production credits by Timbaland and Swizz Beats. Jay basically demolishes the beat while getting a little bit of that anger out of his system. Peep it at the top.
Montreal producer Kaytranda transformed Robin Thicke's 2010 single "Wanna Love You Girl" from James Bond sex-scene-song to 22nd century grimey alley music. In other words, it's a winner. Good news is Kaytranda is planning to drop a collection of all his classic remixes into one, free downloadable release. While we wait for the drop, enjoy his newest remix at the top.
Chi Town's very own Neak releases the visuals for his latest single "A.M.N.R." produced by fellow Chicagoan J-Rell. The video was directed by APJ and for the most part features footage of the rapper riding through Chicago and hanging out in various places throughout his hometown. Expect word on his forthcoming album Paura/Amore within the coming months.
16 year old up-and-comer Y-Roc drops a new cut entitled "Now In Charge," a cover of Dj Premier's "Supa Star" beat which first made the airwaves in Group Home's 1995 album Livin' Proof. The New York native is dropping his forthcoming mixtape Resurrection of the Livin' Proof in May. He says of the inspiration behind the new project:
"The inspiration behind Resurrection Of The Livin' Proof actually came from listening to the Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg Morning Show on Hot 97. They were having a DJ Premier tribute mix on his birthday and [then] Peter said that if an up and coming MC would just rock over the whole Group Home album and was able to really pull it off, than they would be out of here. So that’s were the whole idea and inspiration to do it really came from."
This is going to be the follow up of Y-Roc's debut EP Word Is Born which came out this past December. Peep the young emcee's new cut at the top.
Immanuel Smith is prepping for the follow up of BOBO's successful mixtape The Best of Both Offices Compilation Vol. 1, and to kick it off they hit us with the first single off the mixtape called "Weight." The song is performed by Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purposes and features guest verses by N.O.R.E. and Smoke DZA, which, I don't know about you, but I'm really excited about. Go-to producer of the day Harry Fraud was enlisted for the production. The Best of Both Offices Compilation Vol. 2 is slated to release April 16. Make sure to come back to get the full listen. Read more
With his new album The Transition already out, Chicago's Slot-A premiers the first music video for the newest single of the project called "Good Morning." The video is directed by another Windy City representative, APJ, and take cues from the "transitions" theme of the album's art work, which you can peep at the bottom.
The Transitionis available now on iTunes.
We got a dope new cut today from Brooklyn rapper gaVen heVy called "Crab Legs." heVy forms part of a larger Brooklyn-based hip-hop movement called INeverRapper2BCool which formed back in 2011. You'll hear heVy reference the movement a few times throughout the song. The beat is courtesy of former G-Unit producer Jake One, and it shows through his signature gritty samples and hard-hitting drums.
The Jake One production is off gaVen heVy's forthcoming debut EP. Check it at the top.