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.
The Weeknd has been on quite the streak of consistent new music and we are gifted with yet another remix following up the latest official remix of his song Often featuring Schoolboy Q and rick Ross. Today we get new the version of his song "King of the Fall" which surfaced last June and today Ty dolla Sign and XO's Belly have jumped on the track. Both rapper's verses manage to give the seductive song a different spin, more relatable to the rest of the rap world. Enjoy.
The Weeknd - King Of The Fall (Remix) (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Belly)
Australian producer / DJ Thomas Jack is continuing to establish himself as quite the tastemaker pushing the limits of his ever exploding Tropical House style, which has become the biggest new thing this year. The tropical elements infused in the deep house foundation has made the genre one of the most accesible new styles in electronic music.
His Tropical House mixtape series we've sponsored have helped showcase some of his best tracks and favorites from while letting other DJs push the tropical sound like Klingande and Bakermat.
His latest target to remix is the song "Back Home" by band MYNGA who are some of his friends from Germany. He highlights the vocals, guitar and sax lines perfectly all delivered in his signature sunny way. This will keep the summer spirits riding high for those entering the cold months. Listen below and grab a free download! Enjoy
MYNGA feat. Cosmo Klein – Back Home (Thomas Jack Remix) | Free Download
Calvin Harris' upcoming newest studio album "Motion" is rolling out in full force following up the previous "Slow Acid" and "Blame" feat John Newman. Now we get the full version of his newest collaboration with singer Ellie Goulding on "Outside". This new track might even top the duo's previous hit "I Need Your Love" really displaying how talented both artists are. From the melody driven dance foundation from Calvin to Ellie's unbelievably smooth vocals, the track is an instant hit and can probably expect a music video in the near future. Listen below and you can now pre-order Calvin's album "Motion". Enjoy!
Calvin Harris – Outside ft. Ellie Goulding | iTunes
German-based producer / DJ Robin Schulz is making noise thanks to a collection of viral tracks that have seen some international success. He's becoming a household name in multiple countries and is spreading fast everywhere else, so we thought it was overdue to do a Robin Schulz catchup post to bring readers up to speed through some of his best remixes and originals, including his new music video and the announcement of his first US tour ever.
First we are starting with the release that kicked things off, his remix of "Waves" originally by Dutch soul singer Mr. Probz released late last year. The song hit #1 in too many countries to name and has seen well over 100+ million plays online collectively. He highlights the smooth vocals and guitar line perfectly arranging things while speeding things up leaving us with quite a hit. Watch the music video below.
His next unstoppable hit takes on French indie band Lilly Wood & The Prick and their single "Prayer In C" which was originally from 2010, but turned into an international hit once Robin remixed it this year. He highlights the vocals and guitar strumming leaving us with one of his best tracks to date. This one also has international success and has racked up over 70+ million plays online collectively. Watch the music video below.
On top of these remixes he has managed to find time to release his debut album Prayer which features some of his best remixes over the past year on top of some originals. The lead original single from the album is "Sun Goes Down" which features UK singer Jasmine Thompson and is quite the slice of deep house perfection featuring one of the best uses of a saxophone in house music I have heard. The song has been brought to life as Robin's latest official music video helping enjoy the perfect blend of organic and electronic elements. Listen and watch below. You can pick up this single apart of Robin Schulz's debut album Prayer. Enjoy!
Robin Schulz is also set to venture over the the United States for his first ever US tour which is kicking off January 9th in New York. Tickets are available moving fast, look below at the dates and pick up tickets before it's too late.
Robin Schulz US Prayer Tour Dates:
Jan 09 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Jan 10 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
Jan 14 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities
Jan 15 – Seattle, WA – Foundation Nightclub
Jan 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Exchange LA
Jan 17 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
Jan 21 – San Diego, CA – Bang Bang
Jan 22 – Denver, CO – Beta Nightclub
Jan 23 – Chicago, IL – The MID
Jan 24 – Montreal, QC – New City Gas
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