Sunday, July 31, 2011

VIDEO: Starkey - Lost in Space Feat. Charli XCX

Bass master, Paul Geissinger, has put together a creatively futuristic video (Directed by that perfectly matches the song "Lost in Space". Starkey is portrayed as a lost astronaut alone in the empty realm of space while singer Charli XCX is singing from inside a ship. This song puts me in a trance.

ALBUM: Washed Out - Within or Without

Welcome to the post of my Ipod's most commonly played album, "Within and Without". This is the best album to put on when you want to hear something calming or light while you fall asleep. Ernest Greene, the sole creator of such beautiful music was making masterpieces in a bedroom in his parents house only a year ago. While now boasting this wildly successful second album, Ernest is definitely making a name for himself with smooth and dreamy productions such as "Amor Fati", "Before", and "Eyes Be Closed".

With examples like this we are reminded why the Chillwave genre is here to stay. A slight diffusion of hip hop with blissful synthesizers and calming, subtle vocals are definitely in right now and Washed Out delivers a perfect mixture of all of them.

"Amor Fati"

Check out the unofficial video to one of my favorite tracks, "Before"

Washed Out - Before from Franck Deron on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

VIDEO: Flight Facilities - Foreign Language ft. Jess

This anonymous Indie DJ duo has just recently released their second single "Foreign Language" featuring Jess. Check it out below!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Saying that FS Green is a genius with instrumentals is an understatement. This Producer/DJ has been crafting his art since 2004 where he started in his home studio using Fruity Loops Studio. It wasn't but 2 years later when he realized that his music was ready to be heard. Now FS Green is internationally known for his grimy hip hop productions, groovin' remixes and electric dubstep mixes. With a State Award for Best Producer, an album which he fully produced for rapper, Onder, and several videos on television, FS Green is solidifying himself as one of Hollands top producers.

Listen to his new track, "Screamers"

Check out this hour-long mix that he produced with Producer/DJ, Full Crate, called Eggs & Pancakes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

VIDEO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Wings

Seattle, Washington emcee, Macklemore teams up with producer Ryan Lewis on this passionately touching hip hop song called "Wings". Macklemore raised $20,000 to make this video and the outcome is exactly as expected. With the help of director Zia Mohajerjasbi, this independent video perfectly captures the dominating force of consumerism in our culture. It is sad but oh so true. WATCH!

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Download Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' mixtape, "The Vs. EP" here for free.

SONG: Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis

Two of the best rappers alive give us a tease of the album that everybody is waiting on. After releasing the hit single H.A.M. Jay and 'Ye have become two of the most talked about rappers this year. This track features a sick sample by Otis Redding which gives it that soulful feel. Check it out below and feel free to download.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

tUnE-yArDs - Gangsta (Yours Truly Session)

A couple of months back, "Yours Truly" released a video featuring tUne-yArDs performing their song "You Yes You". Now, the website releases a new session in which Merrill Garbuss peforms an amazing cover of w h o k i l l s "Gangsta".

(via Yours Truly)

REMIX: Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory (Porter Robinson Remix)

Now Lady Gaga is not usually my type of music however this remix is one of the best remixes I have ever heard of one of her songs! The drop comes in at about 2:30 and believe me it is Heavy! This dance song is brought to you by an up and coming DJ named Porter Robinson who is currently touring with Dubstep artist, Skrillex. Download via mediafire below.

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REMIX: Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (Moonlight Matters Remix)

Adele has become a singing sensation all across the world topping the charts in many countries. Countless remixes of her hit songs have been circulating across the web but this is one of my favorites! This remix was created by a man named Seba who calls himself Moonlight Matters. Check it out and feel free to download this track at the top.

VIDEO: Logic - Mind of Logic Feat. Camille Michelle Gray

This 21 year old Maryland rapper has some serious talent. He has a fast flow with uplifting lyrics. If the chorus sounds familiar to you that is because it contains a few lines from Kid Cudi's, "Mr. Rager". Camille Michelle Gray gracefully sings Cudi's words of wisdom. Download Logic's mixtape, "Young, Broke & Infamous" for free!

Monday, July 18, 2011

VIDEO: Bluey Robinson - I Need A Dollar (Remix)

Bluey Robinson is an upcoming singer / songwriter from London. Watch as he captures the struggles of being homeless while wandering the city streets hoping for money from pedestrians in this video. The original version of "I Need A Dollar" which was featured on the HBO Series, "How to Survive in America", is sang by Aloe Blacc.

SONG: Chris Brown - Real Hip Hop #3 (Produced by 9th Wonder)

You may be used to Chris Brown's clean love lyrics that he uses to serenade the ladies. Well, be prepared for a different Mr. Brown. Listen to the track below as the talented musician flips the script and tosses his typical R&B swag to the side. While he obviously isn't one of the top rappers out, he definitely has some flow. Chris' bars are paired with a nasty production by the legendary North Carolina beatsmith, 9th Wonder, who recently released an album with David Banner called Death of A Pop Star.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

REMIX: 5 & A Dime - Skrillmau5

Do you like Skrillex? Do you like Deadmau5? This talented mash-up artist, 5 & A Dime brings you the best of both worlds in one bass-filled dance remix. It is masterful blend of Deadmau5's "Ghosts & Stuff", Skrillex's "My Name is Skrillex" & "Fcking Die" (Cooper Remix). Check it out below and feel free to add it to your collection for free.

MIX: Benzi & Mike Posner - The Dubstep Special

Are you having a party and need music to play? This hour-long mix contains the perfect mixture of hip hop and dubstep all mixed together. It will be hard not to dance as you jam to bass anthems and also some unreleased tracks. Break out the alcohol and Turn up your speakers!


REMIX: N.W.A. - Fuck The Police (Figure Dubstep Remix)

I featured a dubstep release by Figure called "Alien" earlier in my blog and now I am sharing with you his new rendition of this LA anthem. Figure brings life to this westcoast classic with deep pounding drums and heavy bass drops. This remix is not for the faint-hearted.

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REMIX: Flight Facilities - Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

Buzz about Flight Facilities was spreading all across the internet like a wildfire months ago when they released the smash hit "Crave You". Now Adventure Club brings you a slightly more bass-heavy version of it. If you haven't heard the original track then watch the video below first.

Now for the remix! Thank you Adventure Club!

SONG: Kid Cudi - Falling Star (R3K Remix)

Beatsmith, R3K is back at it again bringing you a clever mashup track using Dan Black's "Symphonies" and Florence and The Machine's "Cosmic Love". This is yet another great song to add to your summertime playlist.

Click on the Hulkshare download button below for the mp3

Friday, July 15, 2011

VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar - Look Out For Detox

Kendrick Lamar is currently one of the hottest upcoming rappers out of LA in the world. He brings so many emotions into his lyrics that "I actually dropped a tear" while recording one of his songs, he explains during an interview on Soul Culture Media. The video below is actually a freestyle that they produced into a music video. Kendrick definitely is a breath of fresh air to lyrical hip hop. If you haven't heard of Kendrick Lamar, get familiar!

Check out his EP for free here called "The Kendrick Lamar EP".

Here is a download link to the "Look Out For Detox" Freestyle

VIDEO: Dom Kennedy - Grindin'

Hailing from Leimert Park, Los Angeles, Dominic Hunn aka Dom Kennedy is helping lead the new Westcoast movement. After releasing his last album, "From The Westside With Love" he gained over 100,000 internet downloads and solidified his place as a new top independent rapper. "From the Westside With Love II" is the LA rappers 6th studio album that was released June 28th. Check out his first single off of the new album in this video below called "Grind'N"

SONG: Toro Y Moi - Imprint After

Toro Y Moi who is formerly known as Chazwick Bundick, released the album "Underneath the Pine" in February of 2011. This Toro Y Moi record may go down as one of the best albums of 2011. Chazwick's music may best be classified as Indie Rock or quite simply, Chillwave and is great to listen to on any occasion. This is one of my favorite songs from the album, called "Imprint After".
If you enjoy the song it is available to download below.

VIDEO: Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

Blood Orange is the new name for Devonte Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion and the short-lived dance punk group, Test Icicles. "Sutphin Boulevard" comes off of their album "Coastal Grooves" which is set to release August 8th. If you haven't heard or seen the name Blood Orange anywhere..... you will soon enough.

VIDEO: Asher Roth - Summertime Feat. Quan

Summertime is here and what better way to enjoy it than to listen to good summer music! The "Summertime"video pretty much sums up the ideal summer. It is not light on beach parties, bbq, frisbee, and girls. This emcee from Morrisville, Pennsylvania offers you a taste of his upcoming album after releasing his debut in 2009 called "Asleep In The Bread Aisle".

Thursday, July 14, 2011

VIDEO: Liam Bailey - "Blind Faith" Acoustic Performance

This soul singer from Nottingham may not be popular in the United States but in the UK he is known for his focals on the dubstep duo Chase and Status' "Blind Faith". While the original song is definitely a dance classic, this acoustic performance with only a guitar and a cello is what impressed me most. Be on the lookout for Liam Bailey's solo debut album this September.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SONG: Kanye West & Jay-Z Feat. Kid Cudi, Pete Rock, Curtis Mayfield

The world is about to go H.A.M.! As we get closer to fall there is more and more speculation over possibly the biggest album of 2011. Kanye West and Jay-Z have come together to make a collossal album that is going to make Taylor Swift stop singing. According to G.O.O.D. music artist Cyphi Da Prince, "They are ready to go. Right now, all the music and everything is done. But you know my guy - we over here with [Kanye], so 'Ye is gonna add his last little pizzazz, and it's going to ready for you guys soon." Expect guest appearances from Kid Cudi, Pete Rock, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Mr. Hudson and more. So far the expected release date is the first week of August but is has yet to be confirmed.

Here is a previously released bonus track from the Watch The Throne album called The Joy that is available to download for free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ARTIST: The Weeknd

The Weeknd is a Toronto-born R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. He first began uploading his music to Youtube in 2010 and released his first mixtape (The House of Balloons) in March of 2011. It became a instant success. His good friend Drake has helped him reach the status as one of the freshest new R&B artists in the game. He will also be releasing two more mixtapes sometime this year named Thursday and Echoes of Silence. He creates an emotional image with his tenor voice that captivates listeners instantly. Check out this unofficial video below for "What You Need" and "Trust Issues" which is a remix to Drake's, "I'm On One".

Download The Weeknd's mixtape, House of Balloons for free here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

SONG: Theophilus London - No Particular One

This Brooklyn rapper offers his own version of John Boone's "Particular one". With the help of Thomas Brenneck and the Budos Band, Theophilus recorded this track in the winter of 2010. This track was recorded in only one take with ALL live instruments. Mr. London plans to finish off his album by spring of 2012.

Source: Hypetrak

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SONG: Swedish House Mafia - Save the World (Zedd Remix)

Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello make up this dance group known as Swedish House Mafia. Recently they have been actively looking for talented DJ's and remix artists to work with their music. Here he is... winner of two beatport remix competitions, electronic beatsmith, Zedd aka Anton Zavslavski. This track will make you wish you were in the club! Check it out below.

MIX: Summer Camp Mix - Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator Did Some Bullshit Called "Summer Camp Mix", reads the title. While Tyler and the whole "Golfwang" are on tour across the world, he has become quite homesick. He created the alias DJ Stank Daddy and created this mix to help him remember the summer days back home with his friends.
He hopes you enjoy the mix, "but if you don't.... TOO BAD!" Listen and enjoy his ranting in between tracks.

"Hi. I’m On A Big Tour In Europe Right Now, Pretty New To This. I’m Used To Spending Summers Not Doing Anything Productive With My Friends. I’m Really Fucking Home Sick, Not Only That, I Have A Cast On, So, To Feel Better, I Put Together An Hour Mix Of Songs That I Like To Listen To, That Reminds Me Of Summer Back Home. Fuck A Tracklist, Figure It Out. GOLFWANG.
Fortunately you do not have to figure the tracklisting out yourself.... I have it for you below.
Sleep (Feat. Coco O) – Homebase NYC
Gangsta Lean (Feat. Pharrell) – Clipse
Why You Wanna – T.I.
Imprint After – Toro Y Moi
Fuck All Nite (Feat. Pharrell) – Jay-Z
Jake Ryan – Summer Camp
Hey Ma (Feat. Juelz Santana) – Cam’ron
Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu
Yeah You – N.E.R.D
Party (Feat. Andre 3000) – Beyonce
Slow Country – Gorillaz
Frontin’ (Feat. Jay-Z) – Pharrell
How I Know – Toro Y Moi
Analog (Feat. Hodgy Beats) – Tyler, the Creator
Unknown New Tyler, the Creator Song
Black Lake – Real Estate
Weekend – Smith Westerns
Have It All (Feat. Pharrell) – Gucci Mane
A Long Walk – Jill Scott
Too High – Stevie Wonder
I Get Around – 2Pac
Drunk (Feat. Mike G) – Domo Genesis
Ready, Able – Grizzly Bear
Let’s Get Blown (Feat. Pharrell) – Snoop Dogg
A Chip In The Hand – James Pants
Outstanding – Gap Band

SONG: Consequence Feat. Kid Cudi - On My Own (Produced By Kanye West)

Kanye West and Consequence have been creating amazing collaborations since day one. From College Dropout's "Spaceship" to G.O.O.D. Fridays "Chain Heavy" to Late Registration's "Gone", each song has proved to be a smash. This track is definitely no exception to the previous three.
While Consequence has never earned the popularity that he deserves, his time will soon come. He began his career rapping with his cousin, hip hop legend, Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest).

While it seems all is well between Consequence and Kanye, if you listen to the lyrics closely you will find otherwise. He is calling out his former boss for not supporting his music like he should have. With this being said it is interesting that Cons chose to rap over a beat that his friend produced for him before the falling out.

"Let's be honest, we don't need a lie detector / Don't try to make it seem that you was once my investor / You never believed, so you don't need to lie to Dexter." which is rapped in Con's first verse.

Cudi also completes the complaints with the lyrics to his hook, "I could do it on my own, I don't have to listen to your lies, forever / I've been movin' on my own for some time now, so I gotta say goodbye, forever."

Consequence left the label G.O.O.D. Music after the two got into an argument over Kanye's lack of support and lack of credit for Con's contributions to 'Ye's music.

In an interview with, Consequence expresses his feelings about his struggles to get the fame he deserved under Kanye.

"I wrote a plethora of records that people are familiar with....I wrote the verses to 'Paranoid' with Kanye. It's a lot of people's favorite record from 808's and Heartbreak." Consequence also helped with the songs, "Say You Will", "Robocop", "Amazing", "Gone", and "Spaceship".

This track will be featured on Consequence's upcoming mixtape called, Movies on Demand 3.

Friday, July 8, 2011

SONG: Frank Ocean - Dreamkilla

Another banger from Frank "the tank" Ocean. Need I say more? The chorus is ridiculously catchy and pairs well with his uplifting lyrics. It's no wonder why he is doing big things these days. Look out for his new song that will featured on Nas' new album and his collabo with Jay-Z and Kanye called "Watch the Throne".

If you like this track download it for free here

SONG: Jai Paul - BTSTU

This British songwriter and record producer from the United Kingdom has been getting a lot of recognition on blogs across the world for a good reason. His track "BTSTU" has a catchy yet simple beat with deep synthesizers and vocals that seem to flow perfectly with the instrumental. If you like the track feel free to download it for free by clicking here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ARTIST: Selah Sue

Selah Sue who was born Sanne Putseys from Belgium is known for captivating her listeners with the beautiful texture of her voice. This 21 year old singer/songwriter began playing guitar at the age of 15 and performing at 17. Once her voice got out at a open mic night in her hometown, things were never the same for her again. She has the musical style of Adele mixed with Joss Stone. Check her out!

Selah Sue - Crazy Vibes by Because Music

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VIDEO: Azari and III - Hungry For The Power

This duo from the Canada has been blazing up the dance floors with their rendition of techno soul for a while now. This video, "Hungry for the Power", was their first breakout hit followed by "Reckless (With Your Love)".

Sunday, July 3, 2011

VIDEO: Is Tropical - The Greek

This London Trio is fresh on the dance music scene and definitely here to stay. They describe their own music as a "bass-heavy, beat-driven' lo-fi dance music". This video immerses you right into the middle of a drug deal between two gangs of little children. The animation is a perfect visual for what a child visions during a playful gunfight (hopefully not!). It looks so real you have to reaffirm to yourself that those are only super-soakers so its ok!

MUSIC: Figure - Alien

Figure - Alien (Original Mix) OUT NOW by Figure

Josh Gard AKA Figure is one of the nastiest dubstep/drumstep artists from the midwest. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky he is definitely putting his city on the map for bass music. All across the country Figure is receiving airtime and club rotations. If this track is what it sounds luck during an Alien abduction, then sign me up.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

MP3: Frank Ocean - Nature Feels

Nature Feels by Frank Ocean

OFWGKTA's newly signed artist, Frank Ocean, is creating a neo-R&B genre with his unique style. This Frank Ocean track is featured on his recently released mixtape, Nostalgia Ultra. "Nature Feels" is a genius, soulful mix of MGMT's smash hit, "Electric Feel".
If you like this track the link to download it is here. His entire mixtape is available for free here.

VIDEO: Weezer - Paranoid Android (Radiohead Cover)

If you're anything like me, the band Weezer makes you think of Geek rock alternative. After seeing them cover this Radiohead classic note-for-note in their studio it left me speechless. Not only did they choose to cover one of the most enigmatic rock bands but they chose to cover arguably one of their most complex songs. This video really uncovers a different side of Weezer that I could get used to. What's next? Radiohead covering "My Name is Jonas"?

VIDEO: Los Rakas - Hierba Feat. Kaz Kyzah and Silk-E

Oakland rappers Raka Dun and Raka Rico are living the "California Dream". The video is shot inside the greenhouse of Los Rakas personal grower. The strain is called Power Plant and is apparently the perfect sativa to make music to. Consequently, a new smoker's anthem is born. Its almost as if this video will get you high just by watching it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

MIXTAPE: Breakbot - Lazy Sunday Selecta

Thibaut Berland AKA Breakbot, is a French electronic enthusiast who blends soul, dance and hip hop together in a way that will make anyone feel the music. Proudly boasting degree in computer graphics, he makes animated films and music videos by day while putting together dope electronic music by night.
This mixtape is perfect blend of soul, r&b, electronic, and funk. He starts things off with MFSB's "Something for Nothing" which was sampled in Jay-Z's "What More Can I Say". With a bit of 80's R&B from Latoya Jackson all the way to funk from Zapp & Roger this mixtape is perfect to jam to on a hot summer day. If you like it, click on the download arrow on the right side of the link.

Breakbot - Lazy Sunday Selecta by edbangerrecords

ARTIST: Full Crate & Mar

Full Crate & Mar are two extremely talented musicians from Amsterdam. They seemlessly fuse together the hip hop and soul genres like no other. Full Crate struck interest in the classic piano and began DJing as well at an early age. Mar was raised in a musically inspired family and began singing and drumming at the young age of 5.

This video is called "I Said" which is from their EP, Conversations with Her. The beat which was produced by Full Crate contains a jazzy drumline and synthesizers that will give you goosebumps.

Their EP, Conversations With Her, is available to purchase in MP3 format here.
Conversations With Her