Pop, Videos | King Deco — One (Prod. Felix Snow)

Posted by on March 6, 2014



1622413_566100073476501_852637285_oKing Deco is going to be a star. This Duke grad and pop newcomer has a penchant for invoking Cleopatra, and one of the most captivating, mellifluous voices you’ll hear from anyone without a major label deal (or maybe even with). Given the constant routine and monotony that pervades pop music, it’s enlivening to hear and see an artist whose sound and aesthetic seems much more reflective of their authentic selves and sensibilities, rather than what is most marketable. “One”, the first single from her upcoming EP, was produced by Felix Snow, and features Deco’s rich, resonant vocals and writing over a seductive beat laden with ambient synths. Tigris is due out this month, and will also include the writing and production of Kinetics & One Love, Ryland Blackinton (of Cobra Starship), and ASTR’s Adam Pallin.



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Hip-Hop, Playlists | Jeff’s 15 Best Hip-Hop Tracks of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Best-Of---hip-hop---big With the mainstream sound shifting further towards hip-hop (or is it the other way around?) the way it has in 2013, it’s become quite a good climate for rappers. While this year has had its share of successes and rises to fame (see Chance The Rapper, Logic), though, it’s certainly had its share of disappointments. Read on to see my selections as the year’s best work in hip-hop.


Dubstep | Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Posted by on February 12, 2013

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Did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases, or did I tell you that this was an awesome week for releases? Add Lorin Ashton to the varsity roster of artists dropping bombs between February 11th and 15th. If you haven’t already taken his spacey, heady reboot of the tech-trance mindmelt that is “Rez” for a spin or two or twenty, now is the time to redeem yourself. Listening to this song is probably as close as we’re currently able to get to knowing what it’s like to be sucked through a wormhole. If that doesn’t sway you, this should: you know a track is something serious when Bassnectar uses it to usher in 2013 from the helm of a 360-degree LED pod (see above). “Rez” is out now on US iTunes and vinyl, if you’re into that, via Child’s Play Records.

iTunes: Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)


Hip-Hop, Rap | 360 – “Everywhere and Back” + “Woulda Kid”

Posted by on March 27, 2012

360 has been letting loose track after track in preparation for his debut album coming next Tuesday, April 3rd.  The NYC hot spitter released the title track, “Everywhere and Back” a couple days ago and  have to say it’s one my favorite tracks to date.  “What Goes Up”, which was produced by J. Cole was fire as well as his remix to “Mr. Blue Sky”, but more importantly he is bringing it on every track.  The second track, “Would Kid” features scratches from DJ Wonder and was produced by The Dark Nyte.  #EveryWhereAndBack April 3!

360 – Everywhere and Back

360 – Woulda Kid Feat. DJ Wonder (Prod. by Dark Nyte)

Official Site: http://360ismusic.com

Hip-Hop | 360 – What Goes Up (Prod. by J. Cole)

Posted by on February 7, 2012

If I knew this track was going to drop today, I would have waited off to introduce 360.  Fortunately for him, I broke the FNT ice with a post of the video of him and J. Cole working on this track in the studio, and now I’m showing him more love again today.  As expected, Cole delivers a key driven beat with some heavy bass as 360 brings some rhymes to blast in your residential streets.  One thing’s for sure, 360 is heading up and his time is now. No love lost, you can thank me later.

DOWNLOAD: 360 – What Goes Up (Prod. by J. Cole)

Hip-Hop | Introducing New Talent: 360

Posted by on February 6, 2012

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I came across “360” a few days ago on Rap Radar and couldn’t help but wonder, “Who is this guy and how is he in the studio with J. Cole?”  Hailing from Queens, NY, 360 finds much of his inspiration in 90’s hip-hop which acted as the birthplace for his career as an artist.  As far as I know, 360 is still unsigned and has one mixtape to date, Been Official, on his resume.  From the few tracks I’ve heard his sound is very authentic, justifiably so, when you’re frankly unknown and already in the studio with Jermaine.  Below is his most recent (and debut) video for his remix to Common’s “Blue Sky”, titled “Mr. Blue Sky”.  Judging by the sound of the beat with Cole above and the verses I’ve heard 360 put together, that G-Shock may be turning into a Rollie sooner than you think.

“Am I wrong cause I got some dough and copped a couple finer thingsG-Shock to Rolex, my how the times have changed!” – J. Cole

DOWNLOAD: 360 – Mr. Blue Sky (Watch video after the break)

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