James Blake just revealed in an interview with The Miami Times that he will be releasing his sophomore studio album in early 2015, just a short 5 months away. He also revealed that the album is 70% complete and might even include a feature from Kanye West.
Here’s what Blake had to say about the record for Kanye: "We haven't done a great deal of work in the same room yet, but we've done a few things, kind of helped each other with our own music. In terms of the actual collaboration for this record, it looks like we should be able to get something done. I know that there's a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic.”
Let’s not forget when James Blake and Chance the Rapper lived together earlier this year, which only leaves us hoping some sort of collaboration was created during that time that might make the album.
James also had this to add about experimenting with some new production techniques and feeling good about where he is at writing: "I guess I've taken a focus on the songwriting again, even more closely, and I'm dabbling in some different production techniques, things I've developed. A lot of things have changed in my life since the last record, and overall for the better, so I'm in a good place, I think. I'm in a good place to write in general, and I have been for quite a while."
James Blake will be performing the new tracks for the very first time on his upcoming American shows that are kicking off November 30th in Toronto ending in LA, You can see dates below.
James Blake 2014 Tour Dates
11/30 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
12/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
12/05 – Miami, FL @ Young Arts * 1
12/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
12/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
Source: Consequence Of Sound / The Miami Times
A few weeks back we heard a unexpected pairing of 2pac and Banks for “Thugz Drowning” perfectly mixed by Carlos Serrano. Today he is back with another unique mashup.
In this new track we have overnight star Sam Smith and his song “I’m Not The Only One” providing the instrumental and vocal setting for Kanye West’s notable lyrics on “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” for the perfect contrast. The combination ends up working surprisingly well leaving you wondering why the two artists haven’t collaborated on something yet. Listen below and grab a free download thanks to Carlos. Enjoy!
Massive songstress Lorde has curated the soundtrack for the upcoming motion picture The Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 1, and today we hear a rework of the soundtrack's lead single from an unlikely source.
The production team brought on Kanye West to deliver a unique modification to “Yellow Flicker Beat”, shortened to “Flicker”. The lack of rapping from Kanye shouldn’t come as a surprise since he was initially recognized as a producer, and still plays a strong role in the production of his own material. This “rework” of the song adds the right amount of dark, spacey influence to change up the original, and draws some definite parallels from his Yeezus album.
Anyone else blown away at the fact this collaboration happened? Enjoy.
Louis Futon out of Philadelphia have had quite an explosive year with a series of tracks all gaining some notable traction online. They have been recently previewing some material from their upcoming EP including “Sir Rock” and Kill Paris’ remix of “Silk”. They are also beasts when it comes to remixes turning out an official remix for Wiz Khalfia’s “We Dem Boys” and their unreal spin on Mos Def’s “Ms Fat Booty” and have stepped up to the plate again. Future & Kanye West’s “I Won” is their new target and they’ve given it a refreshing new spin that borders the future bass and chill trap classifications. The track flows nicely and keeps you hooked from start to finish. Listen below and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Future – I Won ft. Kanye West (Louis Futon Remix) | Free Download
Listen To The Hudson Mohawke’s “Diplo and Friends Hip-Hop Mixtape” Ft. Kanye West, Action Bronson and MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Mix / Playlist by Bryan | Tags: Diplo, Diplo & Friends, Hudmo, Hudson Mohawke, kanye west, Lunice, Mix, TNGHT
The prowess of world renown producer and previous TNGHT collaborator, Hudson Mohawke is simply jaw dropping as the Glasgow native continuously raises the bar for himself, so when we heard he was dropping an hour long hip-hop mixtape on "Diplo and Friends", we could hardly hold the excitement!
Hudmo has been ahead of the curve on blending hip-hop and electronic production before the latest trap wave, gaining him the attention of rappers like Kanye West and Action Bronson to produce records for them.
As he applies the finishing touches to a highly anticipated second album, Hudmo blessed Diplo's infamous BBC1 radio show "Diplo and Friends to rinse a full hour long hip-hop mixtape. The unveiling of unreleased Cashmere Cat, TNGHT, and some of his own produced collaborations like an amazing new unreleased song with Action Bronson to start the mix off right. The perfect blend of electronic and hip-hop elements further cements Hudmo as one of the best producers around. Stream this amazing episode and check out the full tracklisting below! We will update if download is released by him. Enjoy
Hudson Mohawke – Diplo & Friends Mix | Stream Only
Tracklist After The Jump
The G.O.O.D music family is at it again as Kanye West and Hudson Mohawke join forces for another powerful collaboration. This believed to be leftover release from Kanye's recent album Yeezus stems from the rapper penning a deal with ADIDAS who will produce his signature shoe after splitting ties with Nike. "God Level", which was premiered in the sports brands newest World Cup ad, features a fierce bass laden beat with trap drums providing the perfect foundation for Kanye to lay down a few NSFW lyrics while chanting the title throughout. No word of a release is available at this time, but we will bring you further details when they become available. Enjoy
Kanye West – God Level (prod. by Hudson Mohawke) | Stream Only
Underground hip-hop legends Atmosphere are back with the newest song off their recently announced upcoming album Southsiders which features the song "Bob Seger" that leaked last summer. This new song "Kanye West" has Slug spitting some always real verses touching on “want(ing) to write a song about loving something so much that you submit to the moment." says slug.
This brand new album is available through Rhymesayers on May 6th, and you can pre-order your copy today which will get you instant downloads of both "Kanye West" and "Bob Seger". Enjoy!
Atmosphere – Kanye West | Pre-Order on iTunes
There's no denying the international star power between electronic music pioneers Daft Punk and hip-hops great Jay-Z, but unbeknownst to many of us untill today the iconic artists came together to collaborate on a track during a supposed studio session with Kanye West producing for the Tron Soundtrack. "Computerized" is every bit as awesome as you'd expect, with Daft Punk turning back time to lay down a classic electro funk beat similar to pre-Random Access Memories days with splashes of catchy synth patterns and keyboard samples galore while Jay-Z lays down verse after verse with flawless ease.
This potential blockbuster has every media source searching for the factual nature of this track since it surfaced over the weekend, but unlike most bootlegs previously touted as Daft Punk originals, this sounds extremely legitimate and also raises the question of why this was track was scraped from a release. Stream the track below and stay on the look for more info as soon it becomes available. Enjoy
Daft Punk – Computerized (Feat. Jay Z) | Stream Only
Kanye defends public fight with Jimmy Kimmel on his show and gives incredible interview [FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW]Posted in Chill, Interview, News, Uncategorized, Video by nick | Tags: abc, Interview, Jimmy Kimmel, kanye west, Live Video
The recent controversy between Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel was squashed last evening as Kanye made a special lengthy appearance on Jimmy’s show last night. He dives into very real subjects, going in depth explaining some of the outrageous statements that derived from his must see multiple hour interview with Zane Lowe at BBC in the UK, that saw lots of media backlash. The site has always been pretty supportive for Kanye regardless of some of the things he’s done in public, and this interview I truly feel more then any other piece of media around Kanye will let you see him in a far more understanding light.
In the sea of rappers and generally most musicians, Kanye is actually trying to change the standards of so many things. Besides music and fashion Kanye strives to push the idea of being creative, and believing in yourself in such a unique way that hopefully you can understand a little bit more after this interview.
Watch the full 6 part interview below. Think Kanye was outrageous? Or still is just as wild? Comment below.
Kanye west is easily one of the most entertaining and regardless if you like it or not, influential people in the music world. He sat down with Zane Lowe for a very rare video interview spanning over 4 parts really diving into the unbelievably “complex” mind of Kanye West. This is the interview that Jimmy Kimmel has since made fun of and led to a “rap feud” with Mr. Kanye West.
Kanye does bring up some amazing points, but get’s diluted by some of crazy shit surrounding these great points.
Just watch all 4 parts of this now iconic interview and see for yourself and comment below:
“New Slaves” from Kanye West’s new album Yeezus just got a must-hear trap inspired remix thanks to Dj Snake. The first drop hooks you in, then the song progresses to get better and better. This anthem has been getting played out by RL Grime and other huge trap acts. Grab the free download and enjoy!
Kanye West – New Slaves (Dj Snake Remix) | Direct Download
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Kanye West decided to premiere his newest song “New Slaves” by broadcasting via video projection on buildings in 66 different cities worldwide last night, some cities included New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Berlin, Paris, and more.
Here is Kanye’s Tweet announcing the operation: (All locations available here)
This is the first sample off his upcoming new album set for a June 18th release which has guest collaborators Daft Punk and Skrillex among others. The video is a black and white version of Kanye’s face singing along to the powerful lyrics. I think we can expect this to set the tone for the upcoming album. We should expect and even more experimental artist.
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