We have quite the treat for you today. Run The Jewels isn't just some new rap duo making waves in the hip hop world. Killer Mike and El-P had been separately crushing the game for years, when the two rap legends pooled their talents last June on one of the years best albums with their debut, self-titled project. Today we have the latest chapter.
Last night this duo supplied the world with a free download of their forthcoming sophomore album scheduled to release on 10/27 via Nas' Mass Appeal record label. Run The Jewels are not your typical recording artists; not only did they decided to give away their album for free last night after the project had an early leak, they also have a kickstarter project titled Meow The Jewels, which was started after a fan realized they offered an option on their online store to purchase a very special edition of the new album for $40,0000 in which the entire album was recreated with only cat meows. The fan then started a kickstarter for the 40k to achieve the goal, and the campaign is currently at $63,000 and counting, well above the goal, which means Meow the Jewels will be coming a reality soon enough.
We just couldn't wait another damn day longer to share RTJ2 with you. Please enjoy the music. It was made for you.
As for the new album at hand, Run The Jewels 2 continues the duo's saga of frantic, scatterbrained raps with violent themes and straight bangers for beats. El-P is the master behind RTJ2's production, and displays his abilities to deliver a highly energetic rap beat unlike any other producer around today. Killer Mike may have described the album the best in his lyric calling their tunes "murder mayhem melodic music." RTJ2 enlists the talents of Zach De La Rocha (of Rage Against The Machine,) BOOTS, Diane Coffee, Gangsta Boo, and legendary drummer Travis Barker. A few of the standout tracks from the project include "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," "Jeopardy," "Lie, Cheat, Steal," but there isnt a single single skippable song on the whole album. Be sure to grab a limited free download of this newest album ahead of it's official release on October 27th. Enjoy, and try to not go burn down a police station or whatever violent urges this music gives you.
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 | Free Download here
Henry Fong Releases Entire Ableton Project File For Newest Single “Scream” With J-Trick + Exclusive MixPosted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Electro House, Henry Fong, J-Trick, Mix
A recent steady and consistent stream of top notch original tracks and remixes has skyrocketed Henry Fong to one of most buzzed about names in electro-house. His newest single "Scream", with collaborator J-Trick, just released on Musical Freedom, is setting a new standard for produced releases; actually revolutionizing how tracks will be put out in the future. They have become the first ever producers to give away, not just the stems to the song for others to remix, but are passing out the entire Ableton Live project file of the song, with all 34 layers left intact. This is a producers wet dream; as every single section, plugin, and EQ can be traced. Where most producers would consider all the information in a project file as their secrets, Fong and J exhibit confidence in their production by releasing their track-making process.
Henry Fong & J-Trick – Scream Project File | Download Project | Purchase Original Through Beatport
The entire Ableton project file is available thanks to the amazing new platform Splice which has been rolled out this year. The program has completely revolutionized collaboration; letting producers upload a project file to a digital cloud providing an ease with witch to pass work back and forth. You can see everything the other producer has worked on, from plugins and to layer change specifics. The platform has recently brought on Tiesto, Steve Angello, and Martin Garrix's management Scooter Braun among others as strategic investors for the project which should help ensure the ambitious platform's goals of widespread use to be met.
To make things even better, Henry Fong and J-Trick have just dropped us off a brand new mix in the spirit of "Scream" with a special B2B hour of their favorite tunes right now. Enjoy!
Henry Fong & J-Trick B2B Scream Mix | Buy Scream Through Beatport
When Diplo isn’t surrounded by a wall of twerking girls, he is the front man of Major Lazer; an ongoing side project that continues to cement itself in the music world by blending electronic and reggae sounds like no one before.
Taking the Major Lazer persona to the next level, the group is being represented by cartoon characters; Major Lazer "himself" being a gun-bearing militarized Jamaican. We’ve seen him and other characters throughout album and single artworks, and we even saw him brought to life in their music video for “Get Free”.
Now, Diplo’s been cooking up something far bigger, a full-on cartoon TV show based around Major Lazer personas. If the show is anything like the music, it surely has promise. Set to broadcast on FXX, the new Fox spin-off network geared toward a more mature audience, (home to programs like Archer, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League), this pick up demonstrates how far the channel is willing to push boundaries.
Today we have the first sample of the show with the actual intro. The very first episode will air on FXX this Sunday night at 12 am EST.
Days before Knife Party were to set drop their debut studio album Abandon Ship!, they delayed the release to make sure it was perfect. Yesterday, we got the first sample of the new material they have kept us patiently waiting for. Rob Swire has uploaded a huge, close to 2 minute, preview of KP's new song "Party 404". Packing a different flavor than the rest, while still holding to the signature anthem-feel of other KP songs, "404" carries a glitchy 8-bit influence worked in with an epic buildup into a fierce drop. This preview will have to keep you happy until we get the full album on it's new release date of November 10th. Listen below and enjoy!
Knife Party – 404 (Teaser)
Prepare to lose yourself in the blissful vibes of San Francisco native to Denver transplant producer Illenium's newest release. Drawing influence from emerging UK singer / writing duo Wonder Wonder's most recent release “Shark”, Illenium fills the indie single with a melodic dubstep undertone while highlighting the original vocals. It’s dream-like elements provide a smooth listen and Illenium is giving this remix away as a free download! Enjoy
Wonder Wonder – Shark (Illenium Remix) | Free Download
The time for Dillon Francis has finally arrived. We posted the stream to his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule earlier this week and now we are happy to bring you the new music video for "When We Were Young" ft. Sultan, Ned Shepard and The Chaing Gang Of 1974. The video takes our cast of characters (Dillon, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and The Chain Gang of 1974 as the creepy clown) and throws them back in time to a very wild childhood birthday party. This music video has it all from party favors, games and cake, to creepy clowns, a bouncy house, and a rock concert played out on fisher price instruments. Only something so silly and straight up entertaining could come from the mind of the guy responsible for Hansel and not giving a Fuck or a Shit. You can stream the video below and pre-order the album here. Enjoy!
Dillon Francis & Sultan + Ned Shepard feat. The Chain Gang of 1974 – When We Were Young
JUST ANNOUNCED: Diplo and Skrillex are delivering a 2 hour mix as Jack U airing on the next Diplo and Friends on BBC Radio 1Xtra broadcasting this Saturday. A two minute teaser clip of the show has just been revealed, something we've never seen done with any Diplo and Friends mix. Dip and Skrill are already calling this "the biggest mix of the year", which is something we wouldn't argue with. We can expect to hear a ton of unreleased tunes from both artists and Jack U. Check out the preview below, and tune in to BBC Radio 1Xtra on Saturday at 8pm MST.
You will be able to tune in from across the world to the mix here.
The colossal duo of Kill the Noise and Feed Me recently teased the followup to their 2012 collaboration "Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll)". Their latest song “Far Away” might be one of both artists' biggest to date as we first previewed last week.
The track is powered by a captivating chorus sung by a children's choir, setting the tone for both producers to lay down some unbelievably intricate melodies. The song's upbeat energy is highlighted by pulsating drops sprinkled throughout. The track encompasses both collaborators' styles perfectly while still delivering something completely new and unexpected.
There is a full animated music video to help explode the single which is set to premiere on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim this Saturday Oct 25th. Listen below, watch out for the video tonight, and make sure to pick up your copy through Beatport as it is available through both Kill the Noise and Feed Me’s labels Slowroast and Sotto Voce respectively. Enjoy!
Feed Me & Kill The Noise – Far Away | Beatport
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now through Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears. Enjoy!