We heard it at Ultra, we heard it on BBC Radio1, and we heard it in our dreams. But ladies and gentlemen, now we can hear it in all it’s glory. The high quality radio edit of Avicii’s latest single, ‘Wake Me Up’, has been leaked and thank god, because I don’t know how much longer I could go without having it in my musical library. This is an entirely new musical direction for Avicii and it sounds incredible. With the vocal stylings of renowned Soul singer Aloe Blacc, ‘Wake Me Up’ has a pleasant indie/folk sound to it while still maintaining the intense House energy that Avicii has become famous for. I honestly can’t describe this song, it’s that good, so just LISTEN! To hear it, just click the link! Now i’m not suggesting you download this leak for free, but if you want to then you can just right click the link below and choose “Save Link As”, if you want to. As always, please buy and support this artist when the full song gets released.
If you’ve been looking for a song to use as a stress-test for your subwoofers then I found just the one. ‘Splitting Atoms’ the brand new original track from DJ Green Lantern puts the SLAP in This Song Slaps. It’s got enough heavy kick drums and body-shaking bass to leave you paralyzed and loving it. The guitar riff he’s got going on in the background combined with some horns and synth all combine to make this one of my new favorite trap songs. Do yourself a favor and snag this free download, but only if you don’t mind breaking your speakers because this song is LOUD!
DJ Green Lantern – Splitting Atoms | Download |
Remember when I said that it was going to be Summer of Disco? Well you have a horrible memory then, but I definitely said that, and I mean it more than ever. Why? Johnny Stimson, that’s why. His latest single, ‘Human Man’ has all the poppy electro sounds that you love in a Nu Disco track! Joining the release is a brand new music video for the song too, and it’s the perfect accompaniment. There’s nothing I love more than a music video that tells the story behind a song or vice versa, and this video does exactly that. Plus who doesn’t love a cute girl with purple hair being chased by robots? Do yourself a favor and listen to this track RIGHT NOW, because this is definitely going to be the Nu Disco anthem of Summer ’13!
Johnny Stimson – Human Man |
So two of our authors decided to write this up and give their piece of mind on the subject. But we are gonna let the TSS Fam give their opinion and decide, who blogged it better?
EDM has quickly become the fastest growing music genre and industry in the world, and along with that comes gargantuan amounts of exposure and revenue (see ‘bread’, ‘mula’, ‘simoleons”, etc.). The problem with that is many celebrities who shouldn’t be partaking in the electronic extravaganza are adding the title of ‘DJ’ to their resume. Like Nick Cannon and Paris Hilton before him, Southern hip hop giant Waka Flocka Flame has become the latest to dive into the EDM community. The MC responsible for hits such as “Hard In Da Paint”, “No Hands”, and “O Let’s Do it” may not have much EDM experience, but no one can say that confidence is his problem. He had this to say in a recent interview with Hip-Hop DX:
“Club jumpin’ like I’m Skrillex, get ‘em Diplo… The King of Rap EDM is me. I’ve been there. Punk rap, that’s EDM. People didn’t understand what I was saying, now they do. I see a lot of my students, I’m like the principal, I’m here to talk.”
The details of the album have been kept somewhat secretive, but collaborators will include Diplo, Skrillex, Flosstradamus, and… Miley Cyrus? I can’t wait to hear what this sounds like. When asked about the sound of the album, Waka Flocka had only this to say:
“That shit hard. It’s hard. It’s haaaaard.”
There you have it, folks. Keep an eye out for it in the upcoming months.
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Ok I know I usually negatively rant about these things but honestly….I don’t hate this move. I don’t hate it one bit. I’m semi-skeptical, but I wanna see where it goes. Before I go any further this post, this isn’t so much of a rant or really informative news. I’m just gonna speak my mind to you as if I were talking to you in person.
So yeah, looks like Waka Flocka is going to team up with some HUGE EDM names for his next album. This will include the likes of Diplo, Skrillex and Flosstradamus. Now let’s be clear on something, Waka isn’t jumping into EDM and producing it himself, he’s just teaming up with EDM artists to help make his new album. This is a very “Kanye West” move, if you will. Which is why I don’t hate it. Its bridging the gap between two genres but in an effective way.
I know some people, especially EDM purists and even myself sometimes, don’t like rappers because of their attitudes and the whole “F bitches, get money” repetitiveness but let’s keep an open mind here. There are probably… actually no…there are definitely going to be some amazing beats in this album. It’s still going to be good music. Also, Waka actually has support from a lot of EDM artists too. Ever heard of Krewella…?
On another note, you cant by any means compare this to Paris Hilton or Nick Cannon either. It doesn’t work that way. Those guys are trying to be something they’re not and make white people albums because there’s money in it. Waka was down in Miami for Ultra, he got to witness our culture first hand and he said it was crazy and he loved it. The dude didn’t just say “oh shit look money!” and run with it. No. He actually reached out to people, the right people, and did the right thing by taking a proper approach. That’s what makes this different.
So while I am still skeptical on this, I’m not ruling it out and I will definitely be taking a listen. Oh and I don’t really care if you call me a hypocrite either because I post so many blogs bashing things like this. That’s your thought, your opinion whatever blah blah blah. I said what I said. Also, we are partially a hip-hop blog so this is right up our alley.
Following the self-release of his Kapow EP in November of last year, British dubstep giant Rusko has become the latest artist to sign on with Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Being in the mood for celebration, he has graciously streamed a brand-new track, “Takeoff”. This is a no-holds-barred, drum-and-bass explosion with hype vocals courtesy of Jay-Z. Get ready to amp up your day.
“I grew up listening to drum-and-bass and jungle music. I felt it was time to reflect this by making some of my very own. This really is the definition of music from the heart.” – Rusko
Check out the full track by clicking the link below, which will take you to Rolling Stone’s exclusive stream.
If you were at Prime on Cinco De Mayo in Boston, you got to witness one of the most energetic and crazy shows to ever hit the city. Carnage and Borgore took the stage with separate sets on Sunday night but for 3 straight hours KILLED it. Not a moment went by where people weren’t freaking out over the song selection. The two buds brought an unprecedented amount of energy in to what is a relatively small venue. But I digress.
One of my favorite songs dropped was the one you can hear below. Sonata In F Major has that signature Borgore sound with an extremely LOUD drop! It can only be described best by Borgore himself as “Fuking Classical music bra.” With his new EP dropping very soon and featuring songs like this and That Lean on it, it’s going to be insane.
Make sure you check out the tour dates for Borgore and DO NOT miss a show if it’s coming near you!
Borgore – Sonata In F Major
Some of y’all may have heard ‘Assquake’ on Floss’s ‘Banned 2′ mixtape, but the hoodie boyz just dropped this one as a higher quality free download over on their soundcloud as a way of thanking their 100,000 fans. True to their OG form, this one is another trap banger from some of the originators of the trap game, and having heard this joint played out last week I can assure you it’s definitely one of those tunes you need to hear on a loud ass bass heavy system to get the full effect (twerking also recommended). Go grab this 808 slapper for free on Flosstradamus’s Facebook and make the ground shake, that’s an assquake!
Flosstradamus – Assquake | Download |
Here’s King Los with an extremely hot track off his new mixtape featuring the lovely Cassie and Wiz Khalifa. This track showcases some incredible talent from Los and Wiz, who both spit crazy flows on a beat produced by Arch Tha Boss & Yung Berg. ’Weak’ will appear on Los’ upcoming Becoming King mixtape, coming soon. Enjoy.
King Los – Weak (feat. Cassie & Wiz Khalifa)
YES! I can’t believe I can finally share this with you! Ok so this fire old school sounding jam was released a couple weeks ago through the Mad Decent Drip FM account (still the best thing ever to pay for) BUT its finally released to the public and I couldn’t be more excited. New Jack Swoop is perfect combo of some old school sounds and the new generation of music. ETC!ETC! and Brillz just make an absolute deadly duo. Best thing is you guys can get this for free! Happy Friday all!
Brillz decided we turn this turn and give it a new jack flavour.
so i tagged along and this is what came out
stoked how it turned out.. brillz is bringing new jack back
on his LP – we have another tune called “old school” which is also new jack
keep an eye on that doh
ETC!ETC! x Brillz – New Jack Swoop | Download |
As promised by Kid Cudi last night on Twitter, here is the first single off his new forthcoming album. ‘Immortal’ is produced by Cudi himself and uses samples from MGMT’s song ‘Congratulations’. What do you all think? Hit or miss? Either way, be sure to check out Indicud, slated for April 23.
Ok, so heres what I did.I took one of my favorite bands MGMT’s song “Congratulations”, put it in reverse, sped it up, and produced over it
— Scott Mescudi (@ducidni) March 1, 2013
Kid Cudi – Immortal | Download |