After a month of not posting I suppose now is a good time to start doing this, considering it is summer and all. Since the release of The Stoned Immaculate, Tuesday, I haven’t listened to anything else. Therefore, the following is a video of “Capitol” off Curren$y’s new album. You will notice that I haven’t provided a downloadable link. This is because its an ALBUM and that shit aint free! Do me a favor and don’t be a cheap bastard, go drop the ten bucks and support an artist who is worth supporting.
Also, although I tend to try and stay away from posting any mainstream music… The video for Kanye’s “Mercy” just came out yesterday and the visuals are pretty dope. I don’t think any of you need to download this, seeing as you most likely have it.
Check back next thursday to see what I’ve been listening to in the past month, Enjoy!
As promised, this week was SOOO much better than last, to the point that I’m overwhelmed with all of the quality music put out. Before I provide the download links to Young Roddy’s “Good Sense” mixtape and Gramatik’s “#digitalfreedom” mixtape, I wan’t to share two top-notch freestyles put out this week. And yes, this shit is off the dome, none of that pre-written bullshit (with the exception of some of A$AP’s verses). Oh and if you click on the freestyles, WATCH ALL OF THEM! I promise it’s worth your time!
Soul Assassins Radio Freestyle – Los
My Favourite Verse – A$AP Rocky
For those of you who don’t know Young Roddy, he’s part of Curren$y’s crew, The JETS. Roddy just released his first solo mixtape April 1st, and I must say, it’s pretty dope. If you listen to any one song, I suggest “Trapologists”. Just Enjoy This Shit!
Although Gramatik’s new mixtape has MUCH more of a dubstep feel, I can’t help but post it. The typical Gramatik genre is that of a Hip-Hop/Electro feel, which I always dig. But I must say, he does a great job with this one!
As always, I encourage each and everyone of you to go out and download the full mixtape for any artist I post. With that being said here are the links for both “Good Sense” and “#digitalfreedom”. Support these dudes and go download them!!
To be quite frank, this week has been a shitty week for hip-hop. To be even more honest, the best thing that came out this week was Bieber’s new CD…. PHAAAAA just kidding. But on a serious note, although nothing worthwhile came out, I figured I’d still post something to keep you listening. With that being said, “The Town” by Macklemore is an old one, but regardless, it’s great. If I could pick one white rapper to represent the Hip-Hop game, Macklemore would definitely be up there among my top picks. He doesn’t rap about stupid shit, each song has it’s own meaning and tells a different story. It’s tough for me to pick any one song by this guy to represent him, so I suggest you all go out and look him up; that is, if you haven’t heard of him. Enjoy.
Logic may not be a “new” artist; however, when I recently heard that there were still people that haven’t heard of him, I knew I had to post some of his music. With that being said, the basis of this post is not to post brand new music, but to introduce some artists that have been around, but are still not getting the recognition that they deserve. Below are a few tracks from “Young Sinatra”, which DO NOT disappoint, followed by Hodgy Beats and Young Roddy.
I have begun to notice that lately, I do more apologizing for my neglect to provide great music for all of you than anything else. That is all about to change. With all UNH students coming up on a much needed Spring break, I’m sure we are all looking for a laid back and relaxing break, with the exception of some solid raging. With that being said, in the past few weeks some of my most favorite rappers have been putting out hard!
Last week Curren$y & Styles P dropped “#The1st28″ which was put together in exactly one day. That statement right there amazes me, not only for putting five songs together in twenty four hours, but for putting five QUALITY songs together in such a short period of time. For that reason alone, all of you should pay homage to this man, if you haven’t already. Here are two of my fav’s from the recent EP…
Following the Hot Spitta is Big K.R.I.T. who in my opinion, has one of the smoothest flows out there currently. I understand trill hip-hop isn’t for everyone, but for those who aren’t already convinced, you need to seriously think about why you like hip-hop. Artists like these are what keep hip-hop’s true roots alive and without out them, there would be nothing but Lil’ Wayne and Wiz Khalifa to represent the Hip-Hop game now-a-days. I don’t know about all of you, but unless we’re talking about Tha Carter & Tha Carter II or the old Wiz, I wan’t nothing to do with any of that mainstream bullshit. So understand what you’re listening to and enjoy some real music.
Although a week late, J.Cole has been dropping a solid amount of songs since the debut of his first album. The following is just one of the many that I enjoy, not to mention is just getting me fired up for when he comes to the dirty U!
With the recent lack in new, good music, I have found myself scrounging to provide you all with something worthwhile. In doing this I have stumbled upon a few artists. First off, there’s Los. I have heard a lot of the work he has been putting out and to be honest was never one hundred percent impressed due to the fact that I had only ever heard him really freestyle over others beats. However, with this freestyle I find myself retracting those thoughts. Although it has taken me a while to post something of his, I think this first freestyle will make up for it.
Next up, Saigon. He’s been around for a bit and was “recently” signed to Subnoize. Subnoize is well known for sticking to their underground roots with artists such as Madchild, better known as a member of the group Swollen Members. All of Saigon’s beats I’ve heard remind me of the early 2000′s hip-hop I grew up on. The following are just some of the following that I enjoy.
Lastly, I leave you with AraabMuzik. This guy is absolutely AMAZING! He makes beats for just about anybody and does a number of live MPC competitions. The first video I have put on here is just for DJ Lush. It isn’t often you see Araab do much dubstep, but apparently he is beginning to do more and more live dubstep at his shows. The second video is one of him in the studio with Slaughterhouse and Alchemist. Give this one a few minutes because he runs through various LIVE beats and they get better and better!
If you’re into raw beats check out my buddy Cal’s website, The Daily Rhyme for various tracks from him - http://thedailyrhyme.tumblr.com/.
I don’t think anybody can argue that this was the year of EDM. Big names from around the world pumped out new songs almost weekly while somehow touring for months at a time. Trying to narrow down all the songs from 2011 into a top 25 list was quite the task but I embarked on it for everyone out there. So if you have been busy this year and your iTunes is still without these songs, heres your chance to catch back up and start raging to your full potential. The order of these songs is not important nor is it intentional except for the number one ranked song. So here they are, the songs that rocked our world all year long:
Ever since I first heard this song in avicii’s essential mix, when it was first called ID, I fell in love with this song. Avicii has been absolutely tearing up this whole year and Levels is quite possibly one of the most epic electro anthems of all time. And if you didn’t already see it, here is the music video for the song of the year.
and if his music wasn’t sick enough, I got to hang out with avicii when he came to UNH. (Yeah I’m posting it again)
So there you have it, this unbelievable year of music has come to an end but opening the doors for one hell of a 2012. See you very soon as I am back, with much time and much music to post.
Hey everybody! Hope your finals went well and your holiday shopping is going just as well (let’s face it, it probably isn’t..). Today is my first regular Tuesday post in a while, and I plan on keeping them going now that I have plenty of time over the break.
Today’s post is all about a band that I have just recently discovered, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. While the name may sound intimidating to new-comers, these guys are from it. Hailing from Rochester, NY, they released their debut album “Slow Down” in 2006 and began touring relentlessly, playing around 500 shows between 2006 and 2009. GPGDS (as they are often abbreviated) are noted for their fun and “jam-based” live shows, in which they are adamant in following an “analog only” approach with their music. Their keyboardist Aaron Lipp provides this sound using his vintage Hammond B3 Organ, in addition to the boys’ incorporation of slide guitar, banjo, melodica, harmonica, and various percussion. The band has an extensive collection of live recordings that are available for download on their website http://livepanda.com/, which also features a FREE 4 song download from their 2nd live album entitled “Live Up!! Volume II”. GPGDS is playing a few shows just in time for the holidays, as they are currently in the process of mixing a new album “Country”, set for a release on January 31, 2012.
Below I have uploaded a few of my favorite songs from “Slow Down”.
It’s now official everyone, NV Concepts is coming back in February with none other than David Guetta. He is the #1 ranked DJ in the world right now and I know he is known to bring his A game every time. He will be blowing the roof off The Whit on February 8th so everybody make sure they get tickets. Tickets will be going on sale Wednesday December 14th and I guarantee you this line is going to be LONG so get there tuesday if you want tickets. Anyways here is the link to the page for more info and keep checking back for updates on the event.
Monday, November 28th: Nokia Lumia Live – Millbank Tower on the banks of River Thames was turned into a living, breathing entity as Nokia celebrated the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone with the most spectacular light show the capital has ever seen.
Millbank was plunged into darkness with the iconic Millbank Tower acting as the canvas for a never-before-seen spectacular. Each of the 120 metre high building’s 800 windows were covered with vinyl as 16 powerful projectors, stationed 300 metres away on the other side of the river, beamed 4D images onto the structure, making it seem like huge butterflies were flying across the London skyline and that the tower was spinning around. Billed as the “future of live events”, the spectacular show was accompanied by music from super producer Deadmau5, who created exclusive remixes for the performance – adding the 4th dimension.
I’ll be back soon, I promise with a lot of long overdue music posts. A few more days and this school releases it’s grasp on my freedom for winter break, who else is ready?
For those of you having trouble downloading the music, don't be scared. Once you find a sick song ( which on this site is all of them), right click on the song name and click "download linked file" or "save linked file as". It's as simple as two clicks and instantly your iTunes library has started the transformation.