Friday, June 29, 2012
It seems as if theres no feature 2 Chainz will turn down as here he is featured on yet another track, this time with Wiz Khalifa. Not the biggest fan of this track, the flow is actually really similar to Wiz's last track "Work Hard Play Hard" at least on the hook. I'll never complain about a new Wiz track though, Drumma Boy handles the production on this one. Check out "It's Nothin" and download it below.
D-WHY drops his newest track, the third release off of his upcoming mixtape Don't Flatter Yourself. This time he enlists the help of Casey Veggies, both go in lyrically over production by Me & The Homie. D-WHY can do no wrong as of late, all of his tracks have been dope and I'm guessing we'll see a video for this one soon. Definitely looking forward to Don't Flatter Yourself which drops sometime in August.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bobby Ray and Taylor Swift team up for the video for their track off of B.o.B's latest album Strange Clouds. Definitely one of the more commercial songs off of Strange Clouds, this one is and will be a radio hit for a long time. Check out the video and head over to iTunes to buy Strange Clouds.
I came across this dope artist out of Canada by the name of D-Pryde today and had to post his latest mixtape Flagship here for you guys. I'm taking a music business kind of class at NYU and one of D-Pryde's producers, Den-Z, happens to be in my class. They are signed to the same label, MARSMG, and I found out today that he produces for this kid and was blown away when I went to check out his project. Pryde is an 18 year old artist out of the Toronto area who rose to fame Justin Bieber style on youtube. His youtube channel has garnered over 50 million views all time and hes pumping out some really impressive work. He's got a Drake feel to his music, not just because he's from toronto but he hits you with hard-hitting verses and then can show off his vocal abilities by delivering with melodic hooks as well. And the dude has a Bun B feature on his mixtape, gotta respect that. Give the tape a listen and download it below. Be on the lookout for more from this kid, he's sure to make waves in the mainstream very soon.
Outasight has become one of my favorite artist's over the past year. He blew up with his smash single "Tonight Is The Night", which was used in a Pespi commercial as well as with Fox's X-Factor TV series. Outasight is much more than a one-hit wonder. Although you may not of heard his other stuff, he creatively created his own lane in the music scene by blending multiple genres together. It can be said that Outasight is a melting pot of music today. A little bit a pop, a little bit of hip-hop, mixed with some dance party flair. I pretty much described America's Top 40 chart in one sentence. But that is what seperates Outasight from the pack, he takes all these sounds and makes it one. Below is some new stuff I just stumbled upon. He drops an extended verse on Katy Perry's "Wide Awake". His sound meshes perfectly with the production and Katy's beautiful vocals. No download yet.
Lana Del Rey has become one of the most polarizing musicians in recent history. Lana Del Rey channels both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy Onassis in her video for the song “National Anthem,” which officially debuted Wednesday. Beginning with a black-and-white scene of Del Rey crooning "Happy Birthday" to her man A$AP Rocky, who portrays JFK. Throughout the whole video, there are scenes of both of them portraying their characters.
Even though the song is titled "National Anthem" is tough to see how portraying these characters fits with the video? Check out what Director Anthony Mandler (who also directed fun.s Some Nights) had to say about the video:
"We used the Kennedy framework to kind of implement this new Camelot, this racially diverse Camelot, this maybe socially diverse Camelot ... bringing it into the modern era, but still keeping that classic framework," he explained. "There's a kind of micro-commentary of 'This is the new royalty,' you know, A$AP and Lana, trying to pick two people to maybe represent the next generation of something. I think even with an African American president, it's still controversial to see him sitting and playing JFK, it's still taboo, even if it shouldn't be. You're kind of like 'Is this right or wrong? This feels very right, but also feels very wrong at the same time.' And I think in all of Lana's songs, and her image in general, and the person she is, it all fits in. It's kind of like there are two sides of a mirror, and you're not sure which side you're looking at."
Definitely some pretty cool insight from a smart man. Lana Del Rey is a pretty amazing talent. She's got a great voice and created her own niche in the music scene. One thing can be sure : She knows how to provoke conversation. Whether you believe this is controversial or not, she has you talking about this. "National Anthem" has received coverage pretty much everywhere, as well as having over 1 million views in the first 24 hours. To be honest, when her album "Born To Die" was released, I thought "National Anthem" stood out as an outstanding track. But now, people will definitely be talking about it more.
In the age of social media, Lana Del Rey is successfully thrusting herself in the conversation. Controversial? Let us know below.
As you know Stags Flow is a huge supporter of Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Just think he's one of the best lyricists to come out in a while.
Not only did Childish Gambino exclusively drop the name of his mixtape, "Royalty", the release date of his project, July 4, and drop the premiere of One Up on #SwayInTheMorning -- but he also debuted this unheard verse over Biggie's 10 Crack Commandments!
According to Sway: He flows off the top of the head. He's one of the most interesting guys to rap right now, because his metaphors come out Neptune before it ricochets to Earth."
My apologies for being m.i.a the past week or so, this real life job stuff is breathing fire down my neck. Coming back today with a new track from DJ Khaled. Still trying to figure out what he exactly does? On "I Wish You Would" he brings The Bawse, Kanye, and Hit-Boy together for a hard-hitting jam. One thing that surpised me is that Kanye hits us with a 808's and Heartbreak style verse and break. Hit-boy drops a signature bass-thumping beat.
Fresh off dropping the second single off of his next album Lupe takes us back to the first single off of Food & Liquor 2 and drops the visuals. Dope set of visuals for an even sicker song, Lupe is back. Looking forward to hearing what's next to get the single treatment off of the album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album drops September 25th.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This track was previewed a while ago when it was initially supposed to be on The Kickdrums mixtape. They released a teaser video for the tape with this song on it and it quickly disappeared and wasn't on the mixtape. Word was Rocky wanted it for his album, so I'm guessing that is where this one will end up. "Ridin" released in full today and it's dope, Lana adds in a catchy hook. She has been under a ton of scrutiny recently, regardless of her live performances her recorded work has been impressive and she brings a dope element to this song. Rocky swags it out as usual with his laid-back "Purple Swag"-esque flow. Check out "Ridin" and download it below, A$AP Rocky's debut album LongLiveA$VP drops September 11th.
OnCue drops the video for his newest track "New Religion" which was produced by two legends in Just Blaze and Party Supplies. Cuey has been killing it lately, all of his visuals are dope and it's clear he put a lot of time into this one. Check it out and download "New Religion" below if you haven't already.
Game hops on the bass heavy beat from Big Sean and Meek Mill's hit track "Burn" and adds his own solid verses. I haven't really liked anything I've heard from Game recently, the last track I liked from him was "The City" and it's all because of Kendrick's addition. He delivers some strong verses on this one, check it out and download it below.
Game - Burn (Remix) [Click to Download]
Krewella releases the official video for their track "Alive" off of their recently released Play Hard EP. For this one they went down to Daytona Beach to rage with a bunch of Dayton University students. Dope visuals for a sick upbeat house track, check it out and head over to iTunes to purchase the Play Hard EP.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
As promised Aer delivers with the video for their new track "Floats My Boat" which they released yesterday. This serves as the first single off of their upcoming debut album The Bright Side which drops July 30th. Dope video for an even better song, check it out and buy "Floats My Boat" on iTunes.
Lupe's newest single takes a stance on the issue of the use of the word bitch in music these days. Recently we heard Jay say he would never use the word bitch in a track after having a daughter, and here Lupe not only says he's not going to, but lays out some reasons why. Check it out below and the single is available on iTunes now.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Just caught this remix of Santigold's track "The Keepers" done by The Knocks over at GMAD. The Knocks can transform any track into a high energy, upbeat remix, as their facebook says...they got the magic. This one has that indie-electro vibe I've been rolling with recently and it's dope. Not much else to say, great day in music indeed.
The good music just keeps coming today. First we get a full new project from Yonas, along with the new Brenton Matheus and Sarah Couch track. Then the Rad crew releases their new song and on top of allll of that we get a new single from the NC producer/MC duo of Eddy B & Tim Gunter. These two have been quiet for a little while since the release of their last track "Tomorrow". I was really impressed by that song, Eddy B always brings the heat lyrically and his storytelling ability is extremely impressive for such a young MC. Tim's production always blends super well with Eddy's delivery and flow, simply put these two kill it. I really like when a producer and rapper team up as a permanent group. We've seen it be a really great thing for guys like Chiddy and Xaphoon and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They just get to know each other's styles so well and it shows in the final product. Check out "Underdog" from Eddy B & Tim Gunter and download it below. Also stay up on these two via the links below.
Eddy B & Tim Gunter Facebook Fan Page
@EddyBTimGunter on Twitter
The ridiculously catchy pop-punk duo out of Brooklyn, Matt & Kim, just released their newest single "Let's Go" off of their upcoming album Lightning, and it's exactly the catchy, upbeat pop vibe you've come to expect from these two. They released a preview of this track a couple days ago and today we get the full official song with a video, for which they enlisted the help of the "World's Greatest Ball Handler" Pat the Roc. Check out Pat and the song in the video above and the song is available on iTunes now. Lightning is coming soon...enjoy.
The #SUMMERofRAD continues this week with the newest track from Radical Something. This week they come at you with a more poppy sound in this care-free summer jam titled "Lemonade". This track was the one previewed in the video announcing the whole Summer of Rad program and I've been looking forward to getting the full version. They've hit the nail on the head with all three of their releases thus far this summer. They just know how to whip up the perfect feel-good summer vibe and they're music is perfect for these beautiful summer days. Press play, relax and enjoy. Download link is below.
Radical Something - Lemonade [Click to Download]
I've got a really exciting new collaboration for you guys today between two extremely talented up-and-coming vocalists, Brenton Matheus and Sarah Couch. I've got to give a shout out to my dude Stefan Jobe who always puts StagsFlow on to the best up-and-coming talent out. Stefan is EDM prodigy Markus Cole's manager and he's just recently begun to manage Sarah and Brenton as well. Brenton is a 17 year old vocalist out of Suffolk, UK who has impressed me a lot as of late. I've actually been meaning to do an intro post on Brenton for about a week but with work and class never got around to it. His voice is unbelievable, I can't help but compare him to another young, talented English singer Ed Sheeran...but remember Brenton is still only 17, it only goes up from here.
Sarah on the other hand is a 24 year old vocalist originally from Kingston, Jamaica. Stefan surprised the hell out of me when he told me where she was originally from, you can't tell at all when she sings. Her voice is amazing and has an almost effortless quality to it. These are two names you will definitely want to familiarize yourself with because you will be seeing them on the site much more in the future. Check out their collaboration "Today" above and be on the lookout for the free download of the song. I will update the post with it as soon as I get my hands on it. Get to know both Sarah and Brenton more via the links below and enjoy.
Brenton Matheus Facebook Fan Page
Brenton Matheus Youtube Channel
Sarah Couch Facebook Fan Page
Been waiting for this one for quite a while. Ever since Yonas released his remix to "Pumped Up Kicks", which gained over 2 million views in under 7 months, I knew there was something there. Sean started posting Yonas' music here on StagsFlow a while ago and he's only improved since. First it was his remixes to high profile tracks like the aforementioned "Pumped Up Kicks", M83's "Midnight City" and Glitch Mob's "Drive It Like You Stole It", but he also brings the heat with his original tracks. Lyrically he's above a lot of up-and-comers these days and his flow is unreal. There's some dope features on this mixtape too, Logic is on a track and he even got the albino legend Brother Ali on there as well. Definitely a project you're all going to want to check out. Stream it in full and download it below.
Aer will be releasing a new project this summer titled The Bright Side, and here we have their first single off of that project "Floats My Boat". These two kids just know how to make quality laid-back summer tunes. The hook on this new track is probably their best one yet...in all honesty this is probably their best full song yet. Carter and Dave gained a ton of popularity with the release of their last EP What You Need and it looks like The Bright Side will be just as dope. Definitely looking forward to hearing the rest of it. For now give the track a listen below and support Aer by buying it on iTunes. The official Matt MiGGZ directed video will be released tomorrow so be on the lookout for that. Turn it up and enjoy this one.
Aer - Floats My Boat (iTunes Download)
Neglected to post this one before the weekend, here's the long-awaited official video for Mac Miller's "Missed Calls" off of his debut album Blue Slide Park. I'm never dissappointed when Mac and Rex Arrow link up for a video they are always dope. Mac has been hyping up this project for quite a while, this track is really different from anything else we've heard from him. It's a deeper, more emotional track that lets you into the downsides of Mac's rapid rise to fame. Definitely a well put together project that makes me like the song more than I did before. Check it out, grab a copy of Blue Slide Park on iTunes now if you haven't yet and be on the lookout for Mac's next project Pink Slime with Pharrell coming soon.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
KAM Royal drops his newest single, the first track off of his upcoming project Still Waters which is entirely produced by Kid Vision. Kam's 90's style flow works perfectly over the instrumental, definitely interested to hear the full project. Be on the lookout for Still Waters dropping July 12th.
KAM Royal Facebook Fan Page
@KAMRoyal on Twitter
Asher released a dope new summer jam off of his upcoming album, he's just been pumping out classic summer tracks recently. The jazz inspired beat meshes perfectly with his flow, and there's really not much more to say, Asher kills it. His sophomore effort Is This Too Orange? is coming soon.
Wiz dropped this new track on his twitter last night. It's a Harry Fraud produced, 50 Cent assisted track and Wiz brings his ridiculous flow over the laid back production. Definitely a pretty dope track from Wiz, I'm not a huge 50 fan but I'm not hating it. Download is below.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I have to apologize to our dude BYP for not getting this post up yesterday. He dropped some dope visuals yesterday for his track "Before Sleep" off of his last mixtape Dream Catcher. Beau has been killing it so hard recently. His last project was arguably his best mixtape yet, and the first single off GroovyLand, "King Midas", was the best track I've heard from Beau yet. His lyrical content is always fresh and he just flows over any kind of beat. Be on the lookout for an interview with Beau hitting StagsFlow soon. For now check out the video above and click the link below to download Dream Catcher.
Beau Young Prince - Dream Catcher (Mixtape) Datpiff Download
Posted by Deane Flow at Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The ever TRU 2 Chainz dropped the video for his Drake assisted track "No Lie" today and it's dope. 2 Chainz has been everywhere recently, getting features on tracks with everyone from the Biebs to Kanye to Kreayshawn. This track is tough though, the beat knocks and both 2 Chainz and Drake go in. It's one of the better hooks I've heard from Drake in a while. Check out the video above and enjoy.
I swear Clinton Sparks is playing a trick on me. When I was convinced last week he was going to turn another 90's gem into a party track, he flipped the script an released an electro-house heater. I'll admit I was a little sad because I thought the 90's alternative remixes were coming to an end. That was until the godfather of blog-stars A from FreshNewTracks hit me up with Clinton's latest 90's remix. This time he took one of the all time classic jams in Semisonic's "Closing Time" and turned it into another Awesome Remix.
Clinton's been working hard on his, MyAwesomeMixtape3 which will be dropping in July. Featuring more Remixes & original records, one including his buddy Mike Posner on a trancy, mean, rage ready Clinton produced track. Also, Look out for Clintons debut single Watch You Feat: Pitbull dropping this summer. Get Familiar!
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Posted by Stags Flow at Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Dean's List just released the video for their track "Birth" off of Generation X. This wasn't one of the standout tracks on the album for me but the video is dope. It was done by FTS Creative and Sonny and the boys did their thing. Generation X is one of the standout projects of the year for me, I definitely recommend you check it out. It is available on on iTunes now!
Here it is! The full official version of Markus Cole's newest progressive electro banger. Yesterday he dropped the preview as a teaser for his fans and today we get the official release. The young producer out of Toronto, Canada has been killing it lately. As I said in the preview post this is definitely a track you're going to want to get your hands on, any electro fan is going to be a fan of Markus Cole. Check it out and grab the free download below.
Markus Cole Facebook Fan Page
@MarkusCole on Twitter
Monday, June 18, 2012
Mac recently sat down with MTV to discuss the meaning of the name of he and Pharrell's upcoming project Pink Slime. What can I say....dude just wants some quality beef in his Big Mac. See the interview for yourself below.
Markus Cole is back with a preview for one of his biggest tracks yet! Markus has been uncharacteristically quiet the past few weeks after a barrage of releases in the spring. This track only exists in preview form for the time being but the full track is releasing soon and it will be a completely free download. I have to give a shoutout to Markus' manager Stefan Jobe for hitting me up with the preview as soon as it was released. I have a feeling this is going to be one of Markus' biggest tracks yet, I've heard the full version and it is unreal. As you can see in the preview it's got a dope almost trance-like buildup and the drops and melodies are unreal. If you're a fan of electro music, you will be a fan of Markus Cole. Check out the preview below and be on the lookout for the full official release coming possibly within the day. Enjoy!
Markus Cole Facebook Fan Page
Markus Cole on Soundcloud
@MarkusCole on Twitter
I had never heard of Yuna before about a week ago, but as I walked into my summer class at NYU my teacher was playing this song that she had recorded with Converse at their Rubber Tracks studio in NYC and it blew me away. Yuna is a Malaysian singer who has an unbelievable voice. She released her US debut album back in April and this is one of the songs off of that album. In this video she performs a stripped down version of the song "Island" but I think this minimalist style compliments her vocals perfectly. Her voice almost seems effortless. It has a really whimsical feel that blends perfectly with just an acoustic guitar. This is also a genius idea on Converse's part. Converse has teamed up with a ton of big-name artists these days. They do all of A-Trak's videos and they have a real presence in the music industry.
Rubber Tracks is one of the more innovative things I've heard of a company doing these days and it's a great way to help people get their name out there and have Converse be in the spotlight. What it is is a full, professional studio in Brooklyn that is completely free to use. Anyone can sign up and go in and record with the help of Converse's staff of sound engineers at no cost to the artist. Of course the wait-list to get into a session at Rubber Tracks is quite lengthy, but essentially anyone can sign up and record there if they want. It's a great way of giving back to the industry that helped thrust Converse and the Chuck Taylor into the spotlight long ago. Check out the live video of Yuna's "Island" above and head over to iTunes to buy her debut album. Also click the link below to learn more about the Converse Rubber Tracks studio. Enjoy.
Converse Rubber Tracks Studio
Yelawolf went in and dropped this new track yesterday in honor of Fathers Day. I really can't get enough of Yela's flow, his quick delivery mixed with that laid back southern slang and vibe is dope. This is the first leak off of his upcoming project Heart Of Dixie which is slated to drop on July 4th. Yela's lyrical content is always there and he spits from the heart. If you haven't checked out Yelawolf yet, change that now. Check out "Happy Fathers Day" and download it below, his debut album Radioactive is available on iTunes now and Heart Of Dixie drops July 4th. Enjoy.
Radical Something keeps the #SUMMERofRAD moving with their second release of the summer. Following up on last weeks track "Sky Is Born" with this new song "All These Times". As you would expect the track is laced with that feel good, summer vibe we've come to expect from these three. "All These Times" has a little more of an upbeat, pop feel than "Sky Is Born" but I think this one will spread like wildfire. Check it out for yourself and download it below. Be on the lookout for the next #SUMMERofRAD release coming next monday!
MGK - Highline Ballroom Soundcheck [Click To Download]
Posted by Stags Flow at Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Gambino drops another track off of his forthcoming mixtape due out...whenever he feels like releasing it. After hearing this one I'm sincerely hoping it's sooner rather than later. Donald debuted this track on Wired 96.5 a few days ago, I've got a radio rip below for now. You just have to wait for the mixtape to drop to grab the official MP3. Donald has been fighting to be taken seriously as an artist recently, going on random twitter rampages and whatnot. If you doubt his talent or validity as an artist I honestly don't think you're listening to the same person I am. His lyricism is always fresh and creative and he's one of the more versatile artists out right now. For "Shoulda Known" he takes a smoother, more real route than a lot of past Gambino tracks but he undoubtedly still kills it. Give the new track a listen below and be on the lookout for his upcoming mixtape dropping soon. Enjoy.
XV dropped his newest mixtape Popular Culture the other day and this was honestly one of my most highly anticipated projects of the year. This past year or so has been a huge one for Vizzy, he got a ton of publicity and inked a deal with Warner Brothers. His upcoming Awesome EP is dropping June 26th and you can preorder it on iTunes now. For now stream the entire mix tape and download it below, this will go down as one of the projects of the year. Enjoy!
Tip dropped the video for his single "Love This Life"a few days ago. Kind of surprised this track didn't catch on more in the mainstream radio world. It's ridiculously smooth, but I'm guessing it didn't get the reception the T.I. camp was looking for so what else is there to do but throw a video out there 2 months later and try again. Word is he's got over 100 tracks in the bag for his upcoming album Trouble Man which is coming soon. Check out the video for "Love This Life" above and grab the download on iTunes now.
Friday, June 15, 2012
It's been a little while since I've heard any new tracks from e-dubble but he just released this cut "Honors Bio" today and it's a quality track. This is a little slower than other releases from e-dubble but it's almost like two or three tracks in one. Around two minutes the beat changes up and edub's flow get's a little more aggressive, as a whole it's an unreal piece from one of the more honest MC's in the game. If you haven't given e-dubble a listen yet it's time to change that, check out "Honors Bio" and download it below. Shout out to Pigeons and Planes for the post.
Posted by Deane Flow at Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The kids from Philly have done it again. Just as they are beginning their big summer tour with Aer in St. Louis, Moosh & Twist decided to drop this Big Jerm produced track "Turn It Up" for free for the fans. This one will make the summer playlists after the first listen. With a catchy hook, and feel good production from Big Jerm theres no way you can go wrong. Moosh & Twist go in on their verses, they keep it high energy as we've come to expect from them and kill it. Press play, turn it up and enjoy.
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The Awesome Sound and XV link up for yet another track, this one comes off of his mixtape Popular Culture which drops tomorrow. For this track he recruits TDE's ScHoolboy Q for a dope verse over this catchy instrumental. Vizzy has been on a roll recently, and Q is quickly becoming one of my favorite MC's in the game. His delivery is dope and he can flow with the best of them. Stream "AaaHH! Real Monsters" below and be on the lookout for Popular Culture dropping tomorrow.
Miami-native Cris Cab first gained traction on the music scene when he began releasing awesome covers with a reggae / pop twist. He proceeded to impress Pharrell, who ended up signing him (officially to Mercury Records). Originally a track titled "Good Girls" was released on his debut EP "Foreword". It was a smooth jam with mellow production featuring Cris' amazing vocals. But now Cris has decided to switch the song up a little. For his major label release Cris has brought two big names along with him. He teams up with Wyclef on production and adds Big Sean for some perfectly-fitting verses. This "remix" definitely has a more up-beat radio feel, but doesn't lose the reggae-pop influenced sound that Cris has became known for. If you're in NYC, check him out July 12 at Santos!
Shout out to Complex for the release.
Stream it below:
Shout out to Complex for the release.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
It's been a little while since we've gotten some new material from Yonas, I was a big fan of some of his remixes and his original tracks have been dope as hell. Yesterday he dropped his newest single "Drive It Like It's Stolen". This is the second single off of his upcoming project, and on this one he takes on the Glitch Mob track "Drive It Like You Stole It". Yonas is doing his thing, check out the new song and download it below.
Dope new track from Visionary Music Group artist Tayyib Ali. This spacey hip-hop track "Dreaming" has the laid-back vibe we've come to expect from Tayyib and his lyricism is on point. Tayyib is about to begin a nationwide summer tour with fellow Visionary artist Logic. Check out "Dreaming" below, download it, and hit the links to check out the VMG Tour website.
VMG Tour Website
Tayyib Ali Facebook Fan Page
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
G-Eazy just released his newest single, a 60's style track with female vocalist Devon Baldwin on the hook. I'm looking forward to this upcoming project from the New Orleans rapper, he's got a really unique style and his voice blends really well with old-school style production on this track. Stream the track in the video above and click the link below to download "Mad" on iTunes.
G-Eazy - Mad ft. Devon Baldwin [iTunes Download]
Posted by Deane Flow at Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Although I thoroughly enjoy the beautiful vocals of The Weeknd, I find it tough to find a track that really could reach an mainstream audience via the radio. I know his mixtapes have been extremely successful and have created a cult-like following, but I have to admit I've come to enjoy some of his unreleased music that has recently been hitting the internet. "Our Love" is another one of these unreleased singles from 2009. He teams up with fellow Canadian producer T-Minus to create a pop infused melody about love and a special someone. I understand it is more a generic pop-sound, but you can't deny his vocal capability and smooth lyricism. I'll leave it up to you guys : Do you like The Weeknd's current sound or his more pop-like 2009 sound?
The evolution of Justin Bieber 2.0 continues to reach absurd levels. "Believe" is shaping up to be one of the premier releases. On his newest release "As Long As You Love Me", Just provides epicly smooth vocals over club ready production. He adds a little hip-hop flair by teaming up with G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean, who's verse fits in perfectly with the build up. Dare I say that Justin Bieber's transition could end up eclipsing Justin Timberlake's? Time will tell.
In addition to Big Sean and Luda, Bieber also enlisted Nicki Minaj and Drake for duets on the album. On the production end, he worked with heavyweights like Babyface, Hit-Boy and Max Martin. "Believe" is due out next week.
Ah yes! The Syndey-based indie pop band The Griswolds is back! After debuting their first single "Mississippi", they continue the trend of up-beat and smooth sounds with their second release "Heart Of A Lion". Their newest single further proves that they are a band to watch out for. "Heart Of A Lion" is another must-add track to your summer playlist. I absolutely love the shift to MGMT-like production around the 1:38 mark. The combination of drums, vocals, and psychedelic melodic sounds creates a perfect blend of catchy harmony. Already having re-played this track about 8 times, I have a feeling you'll find yourself doing the same. The sky is the limit for The Griswolds.
A new video will also be dropping soon so stay on the look-out!
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Monday, June 11, 2012
The #SUMMERofRAD is officially upon us as Radical Something delivers with their first release of 12 this summer. Yes..you heard it right, 12 releases in 12 weeks all free to download. I couldn't think of a better way to start off this summer for Loggy, Josh Cocktail and Big Red than with this laid-back acoustic summer jam that has the feel good vibe you've come to expect from the Cali trio. My favorite releases from the Rad crew have always been their acoustic tracks. Their voices just pair perfectly with an acoustic guitar and "Sky Is Born" might be my personal favorite track from them yet. Josh's vocals are silky smooth and Loggy's verses are on point lyrically and his flow is nice as usual. Give "Sky Is Born" a listen below and be on the lookout for "All These Times" coming next week! Enjoy, enjoy...
Radical Something Facebook Fan Page
@WeAreRadical on Twitter
Have to give a shoutout to Alex over at FNT for this one, he hit our inbox with a new track from Swedish producer duo Wulf & Forever Kid. You may remember them from their huge remix to Beyonce's track "End Of Time" for her remix competition and they've already had a #1 track on Hypem. This new remix is a ridiculous house track and one that you're definitely going to want to download. Check it out below.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Mac dropped this little self produced cut on his twitter recently and it's honestly one of the better songs I've heard from him in a while. The beat is really sick, who knew Mac had skills on the boards like that. His verse is one of the better verses I've heard from him in a while lyrically, the song has a classic Mac feel. Give it a listen below, Enjoy.
Posted by Deane Flow at Saturday, June 09, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
I neglected to post this one yesterday unfortunately but I couldn't not include this track on the site. You may not have heard of Hit-Boy, but you've heard his work. He's the producer of Kanye and Jay's huge track "Ni**as In Paris" and this is his introduction to the world as a rapper. His "Through The Wire" if you will. This is a pretty damn good first official release as a rapper, Hit-Boy and his crew have been hash tagging Jay-Z Interview on twitter for months and no one had any clue what it meant. Well its safe to say we do now. Check out Hit-Boy's first track above and let us know what you think.
Posted by Deane Flow at Friday, June 08, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I'm a little late on this one but I couldn't let this one go unposted. Super-producer Calvin Harris put his own spin on Florence & The Machine's cut "Spectrum". Florence Welch's voice is unbelievable, and over some high energy, driving Calvin Harris production it's even better. The stream for the remix is available below.
The producer with the weirdest hair in the industry is back with his newest track "Voltage". He takes some of the vocals from "Cinema" and adds them in on this one as well as including some of his own vocals. The drop is dope, this has a classic Skrillex feel. Even if you don't like dubstep, give this one a full listen, he kills it. Download link is below.
The single-killer himself is back with his newest track featuring RedFoo of LMFAO. This is another energetic dance-floor killer from Flo Rida, which is exactly what we've come to expect from him. This will live on his upcoming album Wild Ones which is scheduled to release July 3rd. Click play on the video above and be on the lookout for Wild Ones.
Sammy just released the video for his second single off of his upcoming major label debut album with RCA, which still has yet to get a title or release date. I feel like we've seen three completely different artists with Sammy over the past two years or so. Initially it was the frat-rap star while he was still in school and hat hits like "I Hate College". Then there was the self-proclaimed "creator of dubstep-rap" and his entire project of dubstep beats in Party Records. Now he's morphed into this indie-pop-rap artist with songs like "Blow Up" sampling The Pixies. I can't hate on him though, he pumps out catchy hits that have tons of mainstream appeal. "Only One" is an easy-listening summer jam, and Sammy's flow is as smooth as ever. He's definitely come a long way since the early days, check out the official video above for "Only One" and download the single on iTunes. Be on the lookout for more from Sammy coming soon. Enjoy.
Great new track from The Gaslight Anthem who will be making their major label debut with their upcoming LP Handwritten which drops July 24th on Mercury Records. This is just classic summer music, I've never met a Gaslight song I didn't like. They just released the video for the track as well, it was filmed during a show in their home state of New Jersey. Being a fellow Jersey boy myself I can't help but love this one. Check it out, "45" is available on iTunes now. Enjoy.
Here's a new remix I saw over at PandP of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's indie track "Man On Fire". Little Daylight offers his own take on the original which has a slower, almost somber feel. I'm loving the added percussion to the instrumental. This is one you're going to want to check out. Download link is below.
Huey Mack is one of the more promising up-and-comers in the blogosphere right now. His latest mixtape A Boy Named Hue was a huge success and proved to be really popular on the site. I wasn't initially sold on Huey but his last few singles and the mixtapes have definitely done it for me. His flow and delivery are tight and really versatile. He can slow it down a bit on a track like "About Us" or he can bring you that in your face flow over a quicker instrumental, which is exactly what we have here. He enlists his homie Scolla and a Kimbra sample on the hook for this track about what type of girl he just might want to settle down with. The beat is off of Jon Kilmer's latest beat mix tape Baberaham Lincoln. Check out "Settle Down" and download it below.
I was a huge Matisyahu fan back in the day so it's great to see him come out with some new material. This new track titled "I Believe In Love" has a dope reggae vibe and comes at you courtesy of the good folks over at fistintheair. Check it out in the video above and be on the lookout for Matisyahu's new album Spark Seeker coming soon. Enjoy.
Matisyahu - I Believe In Love [Click to Download]
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Once again our friend A from FreshNewTracks brings us some new Clinton Sparks awesome-ness.Clinton's one song a week frenzy continues as Clinton drops a new vocal bootleg to Wolfgang Gartner's massive "Red Line" hit as heard regularly on BPM. I know I said in my last post that I was hoping he'd continue his massive tear of 90's alternative jams, but sometimes you need a little something to get the party stated. Even though school may be out for the summer, why not grab the track that's going to get those house parties bumpin'? It's time for the summer ragin' to get started again!
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Posted by Stags Flow at Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The GOOD Music team just released the official video for their huge track "Mercy" which enlisted Kanye, Big Sean, Pusha and 2 Chainz for verses over a ridiculous bass-heavy beat. I said this the first time I heard the track and it still hold true for me, Big Sean owns this track. He's hands down my personal favorite rapper out right now (A$AP is up there too), there's just not many people who are as smooth as him at all times and he's got ridiculous amounts of swag. The black and white visuals are dope, it's a fairly "normal" video as far as Kanye videos usually go, check it out above and download the track on iTunes.
The last time The Dream and Pusha collaborated on a track it was "Exodus 23:1" which sparked the whole GOOD Music vs. YMCMB beef that never really was...or was it? Regardless these two linked up again for a much less controversial track that will be featured on The Dream's upcoming album due out in August. "Dope Bitch" is a sick track with a catchy piano driven beat produced by The Dream himself. He lays down some smooth vocals and Pusha Ton comes through with a solid verse as well, it's a much tamer Pusha than we saw on "Exodus 23:1". The track has a great vibe all around and is a quality summer tune. Check it out for yourself below.
Bad Boy signee MGK just released the visuals for his hit track "Invincible" with Ester Dean. You may remember this song as the one that was in an HTC commercial for quite some time, and it continues to get consistent radio play all over the country. The video fits the vibe of the track and MGK's general image perfectly. He pretty much came from nothing and has blown up huge in the past year or so. Looks like the kid from Cleveland is here to stay. Check out the video for "Invincible" above and hit up iTunes to purchase his Half Naked & Almost Famous EP if you haven't already.
The highly anticipated collab between Usher and everyone's favorite Harlem MC, and A$AP Mob head honcho A$AP Rocky dropped yesterday and it does not disappoint. The Neptunes are on the boards for this track titled "Hot Thing" that will live on the deluxe edition of Usher's project Looking 4 Myself which drops on June 12th. This project is looking to be epic, we've already seen "Climax" take over the airwaves and every other leak off of the project has been unreal. Check out "Hot Thing" below and be on the lookout for Looking 4 Myself coming soon.
After Mac's twitter followers got the hashtag #Pinkslime trending on twitter the other day he took to his account to release the first leak off of his upcoming EP Pink Slime he is doing with the one and only Pharrell. Now these are not my favorite Mac verses I've ever heard but the beat on this track, titled "Onaroll", is too nasty. Anything with Skateboard P on the beat is going to be legit, definitely looking forward to this collab project. Check out "Onaroll" and download it below.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I'm a little late to the jump on this one but The Good Husbands released the video for their new track "Infidelity" the other day and it's another feel-good track from the group of MC's out of the PNW. For this one they decided to go in over the beat for Regina Spektor's "Fidelity". Now not many people would take on the task of rapping over a beat like this but The Good Husbands are not your ordinary rap group. They all flow over the laid-back indie instrumental and it's dope. The official video is above, enjoy.
Posted by Deane Flow at Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Posted by Stags Flow at Tuesday, June 05, 2012