Hip-Hop | Grieves – Against The Bottom

Posted by on July 31, 2011

You know what I like about this guy? He doesn’t rap for the girls, he raps for himself. Sure, the video might include a hot girl or two (definitely not three that’s for sure) but you still catch him running down the street three guys deep in a flannel and skinny jeans. There’s something to be said for that – this is exactly what I mean about visuals providing that extra insight that heightens your understanding and appreciation for the music. Ben aka Grieves delivers real hip hop. Originally born in Chicago, Grieves later moved to a few other locations, providing him with a multitude of influences including the alternative sound he blends in with his rap. It reminds me a little of the lost art that fellow Chi-town artist, Rhymefest, tends to bring to the table (ps. do yourself a favor and watch Rhymefest “One Hand Pushup” video after the jump aka click MORE bc its gnarly). Maybe he’s more like Em in Stan, you be the judge…Take a leap of faith and give Grieves an ear.

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Song from the video:
Grieves – Against The Bottom by freshnewtracks

And one more for good measure…
Grieves – Sunny Side Of Hell by freshnewtracks


Electro | Gabry Ponte ft. Zhana – Skyride (Djs From Mars Club Remix) | Electro

Posted by on July 11, 2011

This is AMAZING, how does someone have the ear to do this? Wait no, how the hell does a 17 year old house producer have the ear for that? Keep your eye on Madeon, he’s ripe to take over the house game we sometimes like to refer to as the wild wild west.

If you’re not riding the DJ From Mars bandwagon yet, this track might convince you to take that leap of faith. This electro remix duo seems to take pride in keeping your ears guessing by rarely using the same sounds twice. Don’t get me wrong, I’m continuously drawn to certain DJ’s because you know exactly what you’re buying. It’s always a thrill when I call out a Fonzerelli song that I’ve never heard before, but it’s just as thrilling to hear a DJ’s remix and not know what’s to come.

DOWNLOAD: Gabry Ponte ft. Zhana – Skyride (Djs From Mars Club Remix)

If the song above bruised your little ears, let Ellie’s voice in this house remix soothe the pain.
DOWNLOAD: Ellie Goulding – Lights (Adrien Mezsi Reboot)

Mashups | Yoni – Turns to Gold | Mashups

Posted by on June 7, 2011

At first, the mashes that included several songs rather than the traditional 1 v 1 setup threw me off – I thought it was too much packed into one beat. However, artists like Yoni, Dj Dibella, 5 & A Dime, and Kap Slap have swayed my opinion with their recent works. Yoni’s “Turns To Gold” blends tracks like Deadmau5’s Raise Your Weapon with Goulding’s Lights and Wynter Gordon’s Dirty Talk. Normally, I can discern what will work based on the 1 v 1 titles, but I just have to take a leap of faith with these multi-tracked songs. For all you conventionalists who are still warming up to this sound, check out the bonus tracks by Medium Sized Jeff and Tommy T.

DOWNLOAD: Yoni – Turns to Gold

DOWNLOAD: D.a.N. – Don’t Stop


DOWNLOAD: Medium Sized Jeff – Biggie Be Killin’ Em [Notorious B.I.G. vs Fabolous]

DOWNLOAD: Afrojack vs. Deadmau5 – Take Over SOFI (Tommy T Bootleg)


Electro, Hip-Hop | Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks (Star Slinger Remix) | Hip-Hop

Posted by on April 1, 2011

Here’s a sick “electrified” remix to Freaks and Geeks. If you have yet to take a leap of faith with Childish, now is the time. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first – too many celebrities seem to be tainting the music game with their rubbish these days – fortunately Gambino doesn’t fall under that standard. If he continues to put out witty bars and tasteful productions he could easily become a big name in the rising star game.

DOWNLOAD: Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks (Star Slinger Remix)

Albums, Electro, Hip-Hop | Atmosphere and Katy Perry (Tiesto Remix) | Hip-Hop and Electro

Posted by on February 1, 2011

This video is old, but its incredibly addictive. Once you start watching your eyes and ears are glued till the end.


I really thought this first track through. It was either Tiesto and Katy Perry first or Atmosphere. I feel hip-hop deserved to lead off in this post, you will see why.

DOWNLOAD: Atmosphere (Ft. Prof, Felipe Cuauhtli, & Gene Poole) – Minnesota Nice

Tiesto makes sick remixes we all know that, but its a first for him to do one of Katy Perry. A leap of faith? Hear it for yourself.

DOWNLOAD: Katy Perry – E.T. (Futuristic Lover Tiesto Remix)

BONUS – This song is just as necessary as oxygen itself.

DOWNLOAD: Hadouken! – Oxygen (Gemini Remix – BANGER

Mixtapes | New Affiliated Artist: Kinetics & One Love

Posted by on May 12, 2010

Considering the quality of music that Kinetics & One Love produces at the comfort of their frat house, these Ivy League shmucks (and I only say that out of pure jealousy) are one of the most underrated groups to hit my eardrums in a long while. It’s time to go back to the drawing board because these two are definitely redefining electro-hop. Their music consists of clever rhymes and flawless integrations of sounds common to the electro, hip-hop, and rap genres. They seem quite comfortable exploring the outskirts of the mainstream realm and aren’t afraid to switch up styles and sounds between their songs. Perhaps that’s what attracts me to their music. The generic sound of music these days has become monotonous, leaving me with a thirst that Kinetics & One Love easily quenches through their distinct array of tracks. If they hadn’t already sold their “Airplanes” instrumentals and vocals to B.o.B (thus solidifying their name in the music industry), I’d claim to have discovered a musical gem. I highly recommend you download their full album “Fading Back to Normal” for free off of their official site HERE. If however you don’t want to take that leap of faith, I’ve posted a few tracks below that showcase their signature and innovative vibe quite well.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Kinetics & One Love – Breakup Sex

MUST DOWNLOAD: Kinetics & One Love – Jewels (Feat. Christine Dominguez)

MUST DOWNLOAD: Kinetics & One Love – Rings of Saturn (Jupiter Ace Remix) DOPE!

I could have written “MUST DOWNLOAD” for all of the tracks so just download these too:

Download: Kinetics & One Love – Dazed and Confused
Download: Kinetics & One Love – Butterfly Effect
Download: Kinetics & One Love – When The Buzz Dissappears
Download: Kinetics & One Love – Fading… (Feat. Christine Dominguez)
Download: Kinetics & One Love – The New Colossus