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Gramatik Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin With Funky, Emotional New Single “Let Me Know The Way”

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Yesterday we lost one of the most influential artists in music history, Aretha Franklin. For over half a century the Queen of Soul’s powerful voice touched the hearts of countless peoples across the world and inspired generation upon generation of young artists. Today, as we reflect upon the impact that Aretha has had on the world of music, that to pay respect to the late singer and pianist, Gramatik has shared a tribute titled “Let Me Know The Way”.

"Over the last 15+ years, I’ve sampled her countless times and learned the craft through sampling her amazing discography. 2 of the most prominent beats of mine with samples of her are “In This Whole World” and “I’m Free”, and even to this day, coincidentally, I made 3 beats last month for SB5 with samples from her songs, this is one of them. She was a force of nature, a voice of a generation and an inspiration to us all. We will miss you dearly, my Queen. ♥️” - Gramatik

Sampling “The Long And Winding Road”, Gramatik crafts a soulful, rhythmic boom-bap type beat around Aretha’s distinctive vocals, perfectly capturing the emotional, larger-than-life feeling that could only be achieved by the late Queen. Check out “Let Me Know The Way” below and enjoy.

Gramatik - Let Me Know The Way (Aretha Franklin Tribute)

R.I.P Aretha Franklin

PREMIERE | REZZ Collaborator Deathpact Shares Heavy, Wild New Single “First Interference”

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If there's one thing 2018 isn’t short of, it’s incredible up-and-coming producers - and Deathpact has recently exploded onto that list in incredible fashion. Although we don’t know...really anything about this enigmatic producer, their heavy sound design says it all, and today we’re excited to be premiering a heavy new track from Deathpact, titled “First Interference”.

After first listen to this latest offering, it’s no wonder that even with only one public release to date, Deathpact already secured a collab (“Life & Death”) on REZZ’s recent album. Starting off slow with some wonky, panned radio static, distant percussion and vocal chops slowly progress the track into a ridiculously heavy downtempo drop with booming bass, gritty, abrasive wobbles and powerful percussion sure to throw your brain for a loop. Having recently launched a glitchy, cryptic new website, death-pact.com, we really don’t know what to make of Deathpact yet, but you better believe we’ll be keeping an eye on them in the foreseeable future. Check out “First Interference” below and enjoy!

Deathpact - First Interference | Stream

Snails & Virtual Riot Share Monstrous New Collab Remix Of “WFSU” (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)

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Over the past month, Snails has been rolling out his long-awaited The Shell remix album. Having already dropped FuntCase’s remix of “Forever” and a Megalodon flip of "Russian Roulette", today we’ve received the third track off the forthcoming project - an extra heavy remix of “WFSU” (feat. Waka Flocka Flame) from none other than Virtual Riot.

With a feature from Waka Flocka, “WFSU” was already a banger and a half in its own right, so we we’re definitely interested to hear who would end up tackling the remix. But today we’ve received a double treat, as it seems both Virtual Riot & Snails have teamed up on this latest offering. Filled with shrill, metallic growls, wonky stretched gargles and explosive bass, Virtual Riot & Snails have effectively taken the bones of “WFSU”, put it in a blender and flipped it on it’s head. Check out Virtual Riot & Snails’ remix of “WFSU” below and enjoy!

Snails - WFSU (feat. Waka Flocka Flame) [Virtual Riot & Snails Remix]

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