Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly is undoubtedly one of the most important albums in recent history, and this new video for “Alright” brings the visual side to the messages Kdot conveys through his music. This video splices together parts from “U” in the intro and moves into a new verse before it goes into the album version of “Alright" in an entirely black and white video. The visual interpretation displays racial issues and police brutality while Kendrick does some really crazy stunts flying around, dancing on street signs, and it ends with him getting shot by the police. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Official Music Video
Earlier this year Ratatat ended their long musical hiatus with the release of their new song “Cream on Crome” in conjunction with their Coachella performance. This new track “Abrasive” is the second release off their forthcoming album Magnifique, which is their first album in five years and will be released on 7/17.
They unleashed this new tune as a music video featuring intriguing animation using over 4,000 black and white drawings by Ratatat’s Evan Mast to create a truly unique visual element to go along with this new track. “Abrasive” brings smooth guitar licks and silky grooves as their signature synthesizer lays beneath to make for a harmonious sound that has us eagerly awaiting the album. Stay tuned for more from Ratatat and enjoy!
Ratatat – Abrasive | iTunes
Roc Nation’s newest signee, Vic Mensa, has exploded out of the Chicago Hip-Hop scene as he preps for the release of his debut studio album, Traffic. Vic has yet to provide a tracklist or release date for this project, but he’s unleashed a handful of hits that could make the cut including “Feel That,” “Wimme Nah,” “Down On My Luck,” “Drive Me Crazy,” and the Kanye West-assisted “U Mad.”
Vic has unveiled the visuals to go along with “U Mad,” his collaboration alongside his fellow Chicagoan Kanye. This trippy video shows Vic in a straight jacket and wildin out with his crew as he and Kanye trade fresh bars and show that a new era has taken charge of the impressive Chicago hip hop scene. Stay tuned for more info on Traffic, and be sure to check him out on his “Traffic Tour Pt. 1” if you’re on the west coast.
Claude VonStroke is one of the leaders in the American dance world who has also fostered a global presence thanks to flawless live sets at clubs and festivals across the world.
His dirtybird label is responsible for turning out some of the top secret weapons in innumerable Djs sets, but when he steps up to release a single himself it is always something special. His newest single "Make A Cake" has been released as the b-side to his Barrump single and is a gritty, tech house heater. The song is full of just the right details and texture to capture that booty shaking dirtybird sound.
For the video we see the erotic, hilarious adventure of a blow up suit character going on a classic movie-style date with a hot girl. They play mini golf, go go-cart racing, hit the batting cages, and get it on in their parked car. The girl then proceeds to pop the inflatable character with her fingernail which causes him to almost pass out before the girl saves him with some roadskies to cap off the ridiculous video. How could you expect anything less from Claude at this point? Enjoy.
Claude VonStroke – Make A Cake [OFFICIAL VIDEO] | iTunes
Iconic house producer Eric Prydz, respected for his music, unbelieavable DJ sets, as well as live shows and production visuals, has become one of the most praised artists in dance music. Well, today he goes one step further with the official music video of his chart topping house anthem "Generate" that is a true visual journey. Surprisingly enough there is NO USE OF CGI in the video. GMUNK, who helped direct Tron and Oblivion, has created a 3d LED "Sugar Cube" installation that is full of mirrors which creates a kaleidoscopic illusion. Stream the song and watch the video below for yourself and pick up your copy June 8th.
Eric Prydz – Generate (Official Music VIdeo)
Australian overnight superstar Flume has kept relatively quiet in terms of new music, with the exceptions of his remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” and the single "Gemini" as a part of What So Not . Well, today we get the first new original from him since his Drop The Game EP with Chet Faker.
This new single “Some Minds” features vocals from Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, creating the perfect collaboration of sounds. Flume provides an incredible yet relatively tame signature sounding song until just after the 3 minute mark when he proceeds to drop an unexpected bass heavy section that produces the perfect edge to the song you had no idea was missing till you heard it.
The video was done in partnership with Sydney Opera House, where they were granted exclusive permission to shoot this visually stunning piece. We see Flume as the star, along with some amazing choreographed dancers. All this is released in cohesion of his sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House on May 29th and 30th.
Flume – Some Minds (Official Music Video)
The Weeknd has been fairly quiet since the release of his first true radio breakout “Earned It,” which was originally for the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack. Abel has now unleashed a brand new track titled “The Hills” alongside a music video that has been previously performed live, and was thought to be titled “Mood Music.”
The Weeknd never fails to deliver captivating music videos and this latest video is no exception. Eerie, dark visuals set the tone perfectly for the song. Abel emerges from a car crash, which then engulfs in a fiery explosion while he walks away from the crash as he offers his explicit, sensual crooning until he ultimately ends up in a strange bedroom with multiple women. Enjoy.
Eryn Allen Kane is an incredibly promising new female singer out of Chicago who has been featured on various songs with fellow Chicago artists like Chance the Rapper's infamous "Arthur's Song" or Towkio & Chance's "Heaven Only Knows." Well the young songstress has decided to break out on her own with her debut single "Have Mercy" which comes complete with a complimenting music video. The song is incredibly raw, filled with a minimalstic beat and a chorus of acapellas which sound like they could be her voice. We hear her impressive vocals range and truly feel the raw emotion she conveys. The song will most likely give you chills, also paired alongside a very gifting video focused around her in a dark room that adds an even more raw layer to the whole thing. I would expect to hear a lot more from this budding new singer. Enjoy!
Eryn Allen Kane – Have Mercy
Amsterdam based trap group Yellow Claw who are known for high energy anthems like "Till At Hurts" or "Shotgun" are back with a very exciting new single delivering a more melodic, downtempo styled track. The newest single "Run Away" brings some infectious melodies and perfect vocals that have you lost in the groove, which is accompanied by a well done music video to help bring the cinematic track to life. Check out the music video below and be on the lookout for their upcoming album Blood For Mercy which is still awaiting a release date.
Yellow Claw – Run Away | iTunes
The multitalented Chance The Rapper has recently been exploring his interest in film and has even started acting in short films. Now we get a “short film” music video for “Sunday Candy,” which will appear on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s forthcoming album Surf. Filmed in the setting of what seems like a 1950’s musical set, The Social Experiment brings us the very entertaining visual interpretation of this excellent song in the form of a short musical as Chance shows off his dance moves. Chance tweeted "I'm revisiting my interest in film" so could expect to see more theatrical performances from him down the road.
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy "Short Film"
German deep house producer and DJ Robin Schulz is quickly creeping to the top thanks to his remixes of “Prayer In C” and Mr. Probz' “Waves,” both becoming global hits and even releasing their original “Sun Goes Down.”
Well today we have his next hit, another amazing original. “Highlights” captures what’s becoming the signature Robin Schulz sound. Full of live instruments, deep and tropical house vibes, and the perfect vocals from singer Ilsley, it’s just waiting to be the pool party anthem this summer. He’s shared the song with an official music video full of water parks and more. Listen and watch below and pick up your copy today. Enjoy!
Robin Schulz – Headlights [feat. Ilsey] [Official Video] | iTunes
Kygo continues his transformation from being the most highly buzzed about internet remix artist to being a fully accredited global star as he rolls out his first original songs. Following up his debut single "Firestone" he treats us to his latest, "Stole The Show" featuring the talented singer Parson James. We hear Kygo's signature bright melodies shine through and some smooth organic elements that leave room for Parson's vocals to carry out the track. The video follows a dancing astronaut, Kygo himself dancing in ski gear in a house party, and an interesting twist. This might be an even bigger track then his first, it will be cool to see how big it goes! Enjoy!
Kygo – Stole The Show feat. Parson James (Official Music Video)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake have released visuals for their infectiously catchy new single "Lean On" featuring MØ. Diplo and Major Lazer have been teasing with pics of them in India on their socials over the past few weeks and now we know what they have been cooking up. The video is set in India with Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ all surprising us with some incredible dance moves that are pretty priceless to watch. Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming album below.
Also, Major Lazer has just released a date for the album to drop for June 1st and will include features from Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, DJ Snake, Ariana Grande so keep watch for the upcoming singles. Ejoy
Here is what Diplo had to say about making the video.
"India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget. “
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Rae Sremmurd, Nicki Minaj & Young Thug Bring Twerking To A Roller Skate Rink In “Throw Sum Mo” Music VideoPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Hip-Hop, Music Video, Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, young Thug
Rae Sremmurd continue to plant themselves as the youngest, hottest duo in commercial hip-hop and today they continue their hot streak with the release of a music video for their collaboration “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.
They bring the song to life with an all out rager in the middle of a an old-school looking rolling skating rink. Both Sremmurd boys are showering bills all throughout while Nicki and an endless cast of girls are twerking at every square inch, complete with stripper poles and all. It is just as outrageous and over the top as you’d expect from this never boring duo. Young Thug ends the video bringing in his completely incoherent verse that only he could get away with. Watch below and enjoy!
Rae Sremmurd – Throw Sum Mo (Official) ft. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug
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