While Yasiin Bey (Formerly the rapper known as Mos Def) has been popping up on our radar fairly frequently, it seems like we haven’t heard much from his thought to be retired rap moniker Mos Def in some time.
Recently we've seen some tracks released under his birth name Yassin Bey, but to break the artistic silence under the project he was first known fur, we've been delivered a fresh new track “Senei On The Block" with the OG Mos Def sound we fell in love with, and it sounds better than ever. The Ski Beatz produced track introduces slightly eerie, Caribbean flavored, steel drum focused beat with a deep, rolling bassline that allow the vocals to shine over with his signature loose rapping style. He brings his lyrical flames with flawless verses that seem to float in pocket with the beat as he shows he's truly a sensei with words that can offer groovy rhyming patterns with ease. Enjoy!
Mos Def X Ski Beats - Sensei on the Block
Travis Scott – like many other artists this year — is the latest to have succumbed to his newest album being leaked online a few days before it's official release. This does however mean that we get to hear the most hyped tracks early as they've been uploaded online for our enjoyment.
While there are collaborations from Kanye West, Young Thug, Justin Bieber, Chief Keef and more, one has caught our attention, "Pray 4 Love," a collaboration with rising R&B singer The Weeknd. The two team up for a collision of sounds and styles; from Scott's ruthless edge, to The Weeknd's signature sensual crooning, this contrasting joint effort is exciting from start to finish. Listen to this track as it's surfaced in full ahead of it's release September 4th, which you can pre-order now. Enjoy!
Travi$ Scott & The Weeknd – Pray 4 Love | Pre-Order
Just WOW! Having previously released a joint collaboration together–"Down 2 Get Up"–UK producer and outspoken dance music critic Mat Zo has shared what I consider one of the best remixes of 2015, a disco-fueled rendition of The Knocks "Collect My Love". This audible joyride lures you in with a cinematic build that highlights Alex Newell's powerful vocals before unveiling two beautiful drops that are guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing. Maz Zo pours in all the feels and summer vibes to brighten up the darkest of days! Take a listen below and grab a copy when the remix is released August 28th. Enjoy
The Knocks – Collect My Love (Mat Zo Remix) | iTunes
The Canadian live electronic act Key N Krates are back on our radar with an exquisite new original single titled “I Know U” that will be dropping on their new EP set to drop this fall on Dim Mak. Following up their previous release "Save Me" we hear a very different change of pace similar to some of their older tracks. With a rushing blast of future bass synths, heavy trap drums and the perfect vocal sample, this track comes together nicely. Stream below and grab a copy here, enjoy!
Keys N Krates – I Know U
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