Solange Knowles teams up with L.A rapper Kendrick Lamar for slow burner and laidback single track “Looks Good With Trouble”
A$AP Ferg is preparing to release his debut album “Trap Lord” which will arrive later this year. Before then, you can check out the remix to big single track “Work” that features A$AP Rocky, French Montana, ScHoolboy Q and Trinidad James.
NYC producer/dj Brenmar decided to unleash this seriously amazing mix done for his appearance on the Diplo & Friends radio show on BBC Radio 1.
“Brand new 60 min for BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra Diplo and Friends radio show. A lot of new jams and a few older ones for good measure :)”
Tracklist after the jump.
Brenmar – Intro
August Alsina – I Luv This Shit
Aluna George – Just A Touch (Brenmar Remix)
B-Ju – My Sneakers
Kingdom – I Thought U Knew
Kelis & Dubble Dutch – Milkshake Deep Underground (Brenmar mix)
GB The Flyboi – Perk N Twerk
SupaStaar – I Can Be A Freak feat. DJ Chose
SMI – Not Ready (Instrumental)
Brenmar – Let’s Pretend
Dj Funk – Follow (Ghetto House Mix)
Cassie – I Love It feat. Fabolous
Menta – Snake Charmer
Dj Papi & Dj Getem – Thong Song (Brenmar refix)
Brenmar & Dj Fade – Outta Sight
Tamia – Stranger In My House (Get Loose Remix)
Ciara – Body Party (Kiff Remix)
Brenmar – What They Do feat. Shyvonne
BYRELLtheGREAT – PourItUp X Swimming Pools X Bands mixup
Acre – Silvr
Brenmar – Be The One
Kevin Gates x Meleka – Arms of A Stranger (Murlo Mix)
Ru Paul – You Better Work (DJ A.N.S. NYClub Mix)
Travis Porter – Pocket Watchers
R. Kelly x The Phantom – #1 (Brenmar Mix)
JME x Future x Young Scooter – Everything Ours (Brenmar Mix)
LLoyd Banks – Bring It Back Inst.
Brenmar – Done (Don’t Luv Me No More)
Tyrese – Fireworkz
Stockholm duo Up To No Good presents us with their latest doozy just in time for summer. Restrained, steel drum sounds are sprinkled like the cherry blossom flowers from the cover throughout the track and the pretty vocal sample makes this a fine tune that we imagine should be played as the finale to your nights out for many months to come.
“This is a record that we grew up with as children so we wanted to keep it classic, and groovy. Hope you enjoy it!”
The moustache clad and hard working producer/dj Eric Sharp originally hails from San Francisco but has now relocated to Los Angeles where he’s already become a staple of the dance music scene, towards the end of his time in San Francisco he wrote his latest release “Pioneer EP”. The EP was just released on his own label Rock It Science Labs and it’s four amazing tracks of dark, twisted house music in the best sense. The tracks are well suited for late night/early morning dancefloors as well as for the peak time in the club. This impression is further cemented by the EP already breaking into the Juno Top 30 chart.
This post is dedicated to our friend Matt.
We have long known that good science fiction isn’t really about the future but about the present. Contemporary situations, concerns and trajectories of development are stretched to fit an altered framework, and from this strange viewpoint, we reach new insights. This means that good science fiction isn’t prediction, but a reflection about today’s zeitgeist and the qualities of the new world encoded in it. Also architecture fiction, a usability test of potential realities that may help us make decisions today – is that the kind of world we want to live in – or that – and what do we do about it?
We have the temptation to interpret electronic music like the musical equivalent of that conventional notion of science-fiction as future gazing – a purveyor of soundtracks for the days to come: the frantic street-hustling of new wave cyberpunks, martial communions atop techno obelisks, or the wide-eyed exploration of alien galaxies.
But of course, it is not that, or it is that, but it not really about that. Electronic music is just a mode of expression that humans adopt when electronic technologies become available to them, because it is in the nature of humans to express themselves through whichever media exist – as if their spirit, infected by the will to communicate, was an irrepressible fluid forever looking for vessels to contain and transmit it, all of which are of course, smidgens for immortality – every song a singularity. And what glorious diversity this yields, but also what recurrence of themes and moods, a source of great joy in its revelation of spiritual commonalities across the spaces and times that mankind inhabits.
Look at Mammani Sani et son Orgue, an avant-garde musician from Niger whose minimal electronic composition channel a millennial tradition of Saharan song-writing into tone poems wonderful like Kraftwerk’s infrastructural hymns. This is motorik music for spaces without straight lines, lands where all roads are built by the wind
He first picked up his organ in 1974, when Kraftwerk released Autobahn, and he recorded his only album, ‘La Musique Electronique du Niger’, in 1978, the same year as the Man Machine. We hear his compositions filled the Saharan airwaves, evolved into radio broadcasting drones and soundtracks for TV intermissions.
The romantic in 2JFG imagines for a moment that one night, as they sped down the Westphalian motorway, our favourite man-droids were reached by radio waves supernaturally amplified, over the Sahara and the Mediterranean, by the sheer gorgeousness of their content and their need to be heard by kindred spirits. But the truth is simpler, and more beautiful. Mammani Sani et Son Orgue and Kraftwerk converge in the human (and reflect the human’s wonder, exhilaration – and sadness – as he gets on the road, leaving home behind), because they start in the same place, in the human.
And that connection across spaces suggests continuity over time, a sharing that gives us hope and consolation in the face of strife, suffering and transience.
Cam’ron samples Cynthia Fee’s track “Thank You For Being a Friend” from 1980′s sitcom – The Golden Girls – on his latest track “Golden Friends”.