After two years, over 1,000 posts, and who knows how many hours, I’ve decided that it’s time to step back, refocus, and do something that matters. Sure, blogs are great for finding new music, but at the end of the day, why talk about what people are creating instead of creating something for yourself? Every blog is posting the same songs, saying the same things, and the whole scene is starting to look like something …

Two new tracks from Earl Sweatshirt, a Rustie-esque banger from Howls and the former producer for Chiddy Bang (Xaph you crazy!), some dirty trap from Two Fresh, and a bouncy lil tune from Princess Nokia, and a slow-burning Tinashe remix to smooth it all over. Enjoy! Yo Gotti draws heavily from Luniz’s classic song “5 On It.” Get it via iTunes. Get the Cons EP here.

Illroots came through with another art film giving an inside look at RL Grime and Big Sean’s Coachella weekend. Shot by Uzi on a VHS camcorder, the video’s a perfect example of lo-fi art film made to generate feeling, not just aesthetic. It emulates the early 90′s hip-hop scene that we all think of as golden, and has a home-video quality that makes it seem all the more real.

HWLS – 004

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ta-ku is one of the most versatile producers in the game (read: the world.) He evolves his sound from release to release and, when he joins up with Kit Pop to make killer music under the name HWLS, he never fails to show us something we haven’t yet heard. Yesterday HWLS dropped “004″ which, in my opinion, is the best of the numbered tracks to come from the duo. The track just sounds incredible, and …

Today’s wax is on the chiller side of things, with Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper delivering some introspective hip-hop, Ta-Ku dropping a juicy Disclosure rework, Dream Koala getting all trance-like, and Mr. Carmack breaking out the autotune for a futuristic slow jam. But seeing as it’s already Wednesday, I had to include some heavy vibes for tonight. Even if you’re a real person and your weekend doesn’t start until Friday, at least try to …

It’s here. After about a year since Jeremy Calvin’s masterful Sparks EP, the Brooklyn-based producer/DJ/classical percussionist has finished his sophomore project under the Chrome Sparks moniker. It’s ambient, synth-filled fluidity begs to be heard while on your back underneath the stars. Take a trip.

With the recent passing of one of electronic music’s legendary pioneers, DJ Rashad, it’s only right that we shed some light on his work and celebrate the incredible things he’s brought us. This track dropped a couple days before he passed, a collaboration with DJ Spinn and Taso that ramps up Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk’s classic funk record into a hard-hitting track that flies by at 160 beats per minute. It starts of blazingly fast, …

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