Hip-Hop, Rap | Wara from the NBHD – Slangin [Video]

Posted by on November 23, 2014

In the day-and-age where OT Da Genesis and Stitches are transformed in to stars for their cocaine selling and usage, it’s refreshing to see at least a little sanity in music (and humans).

“You think I like crack, you think I like shootin’ n*ggas?”

A rhetorical question posed by Wara from the NBHD in his new video “Slangin” makes you wonder why we as a society have suddenly transformed selling drugs in to such a novelty. The Brooklyn-born emcee quickly snaps listeners back to reality, reminding us that this lifestyle is not one that many choose, but are rather forced in to out of necessity.

The video, shot by , takes you through a day in the life of a few kids trapped in this harsh reality.

If you have not listened to the rest of Wara’s most recent project, Kidnapped, check it out below.

Hip-Hop, Rap | NicX – The Sun (ft. 6lack)

Posted by on November 22, 2014

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After catching my eye with the dark and aggressive “Merk”, NicX popped back on to my radar with a far more upbeat track alongside frequent collaborator, 6lack. The rapping tag team bring a vintage feel –heavily thanks to producer, Identity Withheld– while not recycling content from rap’s golden years.

Above all it’s the versatility that has piqued my interest. NicX sounds equally enticing on “The Sun” as he did on “Merk”, so it is anyones guess as to what he’ll bring to the table next time around.

House | Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up (Don Diablo Remix)

Posted by on November 22, 2014

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I despise major label contracted remixes. There’s something about knowing that an out of touch person at a label grasping for relevancy reaches out to notable (actually cool) producers to remix their mindless top 40 radio smash. Just doesn’t sit well. That said, I’m a forgiving blogger and can read between the lines. Earlier this month Don Diablo dropped his “Burnin’ Up” remix via Casablanca Records. It was featured this morning on Oliver Heldens latest “Heldeep Radio” episode, and rightfully so.

This “Burnin’ Up” remix is indeed fire. Hats off to Don Diablo for bringing the heat.

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Bass | FNT Presents: TheFuture.fm’s Weekend Boogie ft. Tony Quattro

Posted by on November 21, 2014

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TheFuture.fm, a new leading platform for streaming DJ mixes and live sets curated by the world’s top DJs, is bringing you the soundtrack to your weekend once again. TheFuture.fm continues their Weekend Boogie mix series by giving us the exclusive on this firing mix from Tony Quattro. This NY-based future star has been flourishing with his trademark bass-centric sound, and he now delivers a diverse mix that features tracks from Doctor Jeep, Kidnap Kid, Stanton Warriors, Mak & Pasteman, and of course, Tony Quattro himself, among others. Have a listen to the mix and have a great weekend!
 

Trap | Swizzymack – Bump (Original Mix)

Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Scope this. Dubbed ‘Philly Club Music’, Swizzymack supplies a bass-fuelled twerk anthem that’ll put your booty on autodrive. Discovered by Mad Decent’s playboy superstar, Diplo, this 19 year old has gotten the respect of his local radio stations and mainstage DJ’s worldwide. Swizzy goes in hard, chopping bass in rapid-fire, and with the help of this release on Ultra Music he’s brought to the forefront of the scene, showcasing the art of trap.

RnB | DiRTY RADiO – My Religion (Music by: Flight Facilities)

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Flight Facilities have been everywhere these past months, from countless quality remixes by the likes of Darius and Lido, and snatching a #1 iTunes spot for their album release, but this record right here, takes Flight Facilities to a place they haven’t been taken yet, a vocal remix by the good folks at DiRTY RadiO of “Waking Bliss,” retitled “Religion” and it’s cool as f*ck! If you guys are familiar with Mattafix, this record reminds me of their track “Living Darfur,” in it’s political engagement, and overall sound. It’s safe to say, I’m a fan of Dirty Radio, this is a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: DiRTY RADiO – My Religion (Music by: Flight Facilities)

Mix | Mains Most Wanted #1 Mix

Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Throwback Thursday calls for a mix to get your thirsty on by Mains, 2 producers based out of Amsterdam who are inspired by early 80’s electronic music, and that’s all they’re willing to share for now. They released their first single “I’ll Pray” a month ago, to which they open their mix with, and their sound is quite refreshing, as is this mix, so kick your shoes off, and enjoy the rest of your night, we’re 1 day away from Friday!