Pretty Lights has blessed us by uploading thirteen episodes of his XM Radio Special The HOT Sh*t to SoundCloud. The HOT Sh*t typically airs on SiriusXM's Electric Area Channel 52 at 8PM EST every Wednesday… But he has chosen to spread the wealth and we’re super excited about it. The episodes that Pretty Lights uploaded feature guest mixes from himself and artists such as Artifakts, Daily Bread, Late Night Radio, Cherub, Manic Focus and more. Enjoy!
We are just a few weeks away from the release of LCD Soundsystem's new album American Dream, and today the band has released a new single to get us even more excited. After they split up in 2010 we didn't think we'd ever hear new music from the Brooklyn group, so it still feels surreal that this album is really coming out.
The new single "Tonite" follows the excellent previously released ""Call the Police" & "American Dream" and it sounds like they never left. It starts out with the funky synths the group is known for, and slowly adds in different elements throughout the song including a vocoder, cowbell, and unusual guitar riffs. Frontman James Murphy's vocals shine over the complex and ever-changing beat, ranging from spoken-word to his impressive falsetto. The song comes paired with an old-school, lo-fi video featuring the band performing the song on a round stage.
The bands fourth album is set to release on September 1st on James Murphy's own DFA Records, followed by an international tour. We will have this on repeat until then and can't wait to see what else the band has in store after their hiatus. Enjoy!
Another week, another new song from one of our favorite up-and-coming groups in hip-hop, BROCKHAMPTON. The new track "JUNKY" comes paired with a Kevin Abstract-directed video per usual, but this time it comes with the official album announcement as well. SATURATION II will be released on August 25th, and will include previously released singles "GUMMY" and "SWAMP."
The new song is composed of a barrage of verses, with just one pitched-down chorus that sounds like it could be an old Three 6 Mafia sample. Everyone shines on the track, rapping on top of an eerie beat with heavy bass that weaves in and out. 20-year-old Ameer Vann transcends age with his deep voice and lyrical content, Merlyn Wood wilds out like always, Matt Champions comes with confident and hard bars, while Dom McLennon brings a dizzying flow for the outro. Kevin Abstract provides the most important verse of the song that discusses sexuality in the masculine genre of hip-hop, and it begs you to listen to every word.
These young musicians continue to demonstrate their talent and versatility, and the sky really is the limit for where they can go. They already dropped one of the best rap albums in the summer back in June, and it's sounding like SATURATION II might be another one. Enjoy!
BROCKHAMPTON - JUNKY
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