Chance the Rapper continues to be one of the most exciting new voices in hip-hop while managing to stay completely independent. The lack of a major label has not prevented the flow of music, as we've seen a series of free singles released alongside his band The Social Experiment in the past few months like the Wonder Everyday (Arthur Theme), No Better Blues and I Am Very Very Lonely among others. So it did not come as a huge surprise, when Chance revealed in a recent Billboard article that he has been working on quite a bit of new music – a few albums worth of material – and we can expect the first one by the end of the year.
The first album will be called Surf and highlights The Social Experiment band member Nico Segal aka Donnie Trumpet, a versatile musician and trumpet player of the group. To make things even better this album will be available completely for free and we can expect it before the end of the year, leaving us feeling like the holidays are coming early!
Surf is the first project since Acid Rap that Chance is heavily involved in, and we can only imagine that it will be some of his strongest work to date. Furthermore, the rapper went on to reveal some of the collaborations he has the in works mentioning the likes of Migos, J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Emily Kang and even some guidance from Rick Rubin.
We will keep you posted as more info rolls in on Surf.
Sweater Beats Releases One Of His Strongest Songs To Date With “Cloud City” : Future Bass / Chill-TrapPosted in Bangin by josh | Tags: Cloud City, Ep, Future Bass, Sweater Beats, Trap
New York's rising future-bass producer Sweater Beats has been holding his own lately. TSIS has premiered his Diplo & Friends mix and Toddla T mix as well as his unreal remixes of Flume & Chet Faker's "Drop The Game" and Snakehips "Days With You" among others. Now, set to release his biggest project to date, the upcoming Cloud City EP on HW&W Recordings (home to the equally notable Kytranada and Stwo), Sweater Beats has given us a taste of what's to come with the album's title track.
"Cloud City" demonstrates the New York producer's unique ability to smoothly combine multiple layers of sound. Flume comes to mind with the use of tight drums and sharp cymbals; but Sweater Beats shows off his own distinct flare with a melody of choppy synths that turn up the energy and bring urgency to the peak of the composition. As always, the time and effort put into Sweater Beats tracks is apparent. "Cloud City" is upbeat, making you feel almost as if you were living in the Cloud City level in a Super Mario Bros game.
Cloud City EP is set to release on October 28th for free (submit your email here to have the EP sent directly to you on release day). For now, enjoy the first taste and stream the track below!
Sweater Beats – Cloud City
The road to Dillon Francis' debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule has been paved with customary delays, a rigorous tour schedule, and select premieres from the album over the last year. And now, before the album hits stores on October 28th, we have a full stream of the new magnificent release! Leaving no genre untouched and boasting a handful of notable collaborators, Dillon showcases his creative talents on 12 diverse tracks starting off with the electro-bounce party starter "All That" featuring fresh lyrics from legendary Chicago rapper Twista. Our current highlights include "Drunk All The Time" and "Hurricane" featuring Lily Elise, with the former resulting in Dillon rekindling a working relationship with vocalist/producer Simon Lord. Each of these progressive house tracks is laden with dance elements and infectious vocals from both singers. After initial listens, you will easily understand why we’ve proclaimed this as one of the biggest releases of 2014 for many months. Job well done Dillon Francis; this album was well worth the wait!
Dillon Francis – Money Sucks, Friends Rule (Album Stream) | iTunes
Earlier this year, rapper Freddie Gibbs and legendary producer Madlib teamed up on Piñata to create one of the strongest pure hip-hop albums of the year. Piñata is peppered with stellar guest verses throughout the project with “Knicks” being one of the only tunes with just Freddie.
Well now "Knicks" has been remixed with rising legends Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Ransom all added to the track going in and out of Gibbs verses. The song is set to release apart of a Knicks Remix EP, which also comes up with an instrumental, on top of two unreleased Madlib beats, and a new song alongside BJ The Chicago Kid titled “Home.” The EP is set to release 11/18 but you can listen to the star studded remix below. Enjoy!
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)
A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental)
A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat)
B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
B2. Home (Instrumental)
B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
The very unique rapper / singer ILOVEMAKONNEN has been exploding over the past few weeks thanks to getting signed with Drake’s OVO crew, and his breakout single “Tuesday” getting remixed by Drizzy himself. The party anthem that sounds like nothing you've ever heard has been brought to life with an official music video featuring both Drake and ILOVEMAKKONEN. Watch below and you can pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
ILOVEMAKONNEN x Drake - Tuesday (Official Music Video) | iTunes
One of the most unique and exciting projects in both electronic and live music will continue to be Gorillaz, represented by the virtual characters: Noodle, 2D, Murdoc Niccals, and Russel Hobbs. The Damon Albarn led project, after releasing 4 studio albums and some very special 9-piece band live performances, went on hiatus in 2012 leaving everyone wanting more. Previous Gorillaz tracks have included collaborations with countless big-name artists ranging from Snoop Dogg, to MF DOOM, to Del The Funky Homosapien, to Lou Reed. The hiatus was at first thought to be a falling out between frontman and singer Damon Albarn and other half of the project, Jamie Hewlitt, who is both the co-creator and animator, but these rumors have been lifted revealing they are on great terms.
Damon Albarn has just revealed official news in a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, as part of an article on his debut solo album Everyday Robots which is now available. In the piece, he mentions that the Gorillaz project is already in the process of "reactivating" for a potential 2016 album release.
This is huge news that we couldn't be more excited to hear, and hopefully we'll see new tracks roll out sooner then 2016. We've already begun speculating who Damon might be aiming to collaborate with on the new album considering the incredible cast of artists to have emerged in the past few years. What if they brought out someone like Kendrick Lamar or A$AP Rocky or even some singers like The Weeknd? We'll of course keep you posted as more details roll in. For now, enjoy a full stream of their iconic album Demon Days.
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