Joey Bada$$ hitches a ride on some Harry Fraud production with the track “Day In The Life.” Enjoy!
Check a review of Joey’s 1999 tape below:
The technical thrash metal outfit Revocation has a new EP out titled Teratogenesis, which is free courtesy of the good people at Scion A/V.
Admittedly, I failed to review the band’s 2011 album, Chaos of Forms, and now I’m going to prey that the metal Gods don’t smite me for my insolence.
Download: Clams Casino- Instrumental Mixtape 2
Over the past couple years, hip hop producer has gone from zero to hero due to his hazy, atmospheric approach to creating beats. Not only has it defined a sound, but it’s carried rappers to the top of their game. Lil B? A$AP Rocky? It’s worth asking whether or not these guys would be anywhere if it weren’t for the instrumentals Clammy Clams is putting together.
Last year, this guy put out a mixtape of some of his most popular instrumentals, and he’s at it again this year with a collection of beats that were used by A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd, Mac Miller, Lil B, and more. His Lana Del Rey Remix is even on here–you know, for those of you who are into that sorta thing.
Download the new mixtape above.
While music’s tendency to reuse and recontextualize elements from the past prevents any genre from truly dying, the post-punk revivalism coming out of Scandinavia in the last few years could impress even the most cynical post-punk fan. Alongside compatriots like Iceage and War, Denmark’s Lower deliver a brand of raw, combative post-punk with elements of hardcore and noise rock for additional spice. This three-part formula is executed flawlessly on the “Craver,” first track of Lower’s new EP entitled Walk on Heads.
The tracks begins with two unaccompanied drum beats foreboding the aural assault to come. It doesn’t take long for the brooding bassline, screeching guitar feedback, and impassioned vocals to enter. With all the necessary parts present, the track forms a sonic tank, mercilessly flattening the listener.
You can stream the two song EP on Lower’s Bandcamp and be on the lookout for any material from this talented rising band in the future.
Oneohtrix Point Never, a.k.a. Dan Lopatin, has been making a bit of a splash recently. Here, he has covered the Harry Warren & Al Dubin track from 1934 “I Only Have Eyes For You.” This is an ethereal take on the track, with spliced vocals and delicate soundwaves being the focus of this cover. It’s a sleepy take on the track, and does a great job of mashing the past with the present. Oneohtrix Point Never is on a roll, and this cover will do nothing to disuade that.
Some heavy, abrasive, noisy, and crust-covered punk coming off this new Ruined Families 7″. Not only are the riffs masochistically punishing, but there are plenty of dark, dissonant guitar arpeggios hanging behind the blasts of guitar; giving the harsh delivery a bit of harmony. The vocals are pretty intense, too.
Have a listen above, and grab the 7″ on Bandcamp.
2011 and 2012 have been bringing a lot of experimentation with the more commercial sounds that came out of R&B over the years. However, not many people have been just bringing it back to basics. That’s the appeal behind this new EP from Charles Hammond Junior. Combining elements of jazz and soul, Charles’ approach to the genre is tried and true, but extremely charming–especially when considering how great his voice is, reminding me a bit of R. Kelly at his best.
Stream the EP above, and download it for free on Bandcamp.
Atmospheric beat producer RAJA took to his SoundCloud a few days to put up a new remix compilation, aptly titled Remixes. Throughout the release’s ten tracks, the beat maker reworks verses from the likes of Kanye, Nas, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to name a few, in a fashion often reminiscent of the syrupy chopped and screwed technique. I’m also catching hints of Flying Lotus on “TV Breath,” while “Outer [♥ Grimes Interlude]” is something for the Burial fans.
Stream the remixes above, and head over to RAJA’s SoundCloud to grab a free download.
Download: BADBADNOTGOOD- BBNG2
Experimental jazz hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD has dropped its second full-length album, BBNG2. It’s available via the download linked above. After the group’s entertaining debut, how could you say “no”?
The album features Odd Future instrumental covers, and even takes on some tracks James Blake released last year on his self-titled debut. Some saxophone even makes it onto a few tracks here, which is played by Leland Whitty.
Can’t wait to dig into this! Linked above is the .mp3 version. Get the .flac version of the album here.
Blown a Wish is a project from musician John Schoneman, featuring a lot of finger-picked and lightly strummed acoustic guitars. The songs on this EP are beautiful and present many similarities to artists such as Fleet Foxes or Grizzly Bear without being too derivative. There is a heavy use of background vocals and harmonies that really help push the stunning chord progressions. Definitely one of the more interesting and pleasant acoustic projects released this year.