Stream: Da Mafia 6ix – 6ix Commandments
Sorry I haven’t mentioned this yet, but an occasion such as this can’t be talked about too many times, honestly.
Three 6 Mafia is back, but they’re now working under a different name and making music sans a few original members. I’ll let Koopsta explain:
Like Koop said, Juicy J isn’t in the mix on this new mixtape, and I don’t think Gangsta Blac and La’ Chat are on any of these cuts either. However, despite all of that–and a name change–the group has managed to bring back their classic sound without sparing us on their typically grimy, eerie edge. Download the tape via the link at the top of this post, and enjoy!
While East Coast MC Action Bronson didn’t skimp on the personality with this new tape of his, there are certainly a lot of aimless, short-of-breath tracks here that really feel like filler.
“I don’t recognize you anymore,” Sarah Barthel sings at the very end of Phantogram’s new single, “Black Out Days,” atop a surprisingly soft piano. I say “surprisingly” because the 3 and a half minutes that precedes it is a booming, electronic rock song with a hell of a chorus (and what sounds curiously like a Santigold sample). Catchy and a little dark, this track really thrives off of Barthel’s emotive, confident voice. No word yet on a new album from these two, but this is a great way to tide us over.
Stream “Black Out Days” above via SoundCloud.
As we’ve already mentioned, electronic music producer Four Tet has a new album coming out titled Beautiful Rewind, and there’s a new track from it streaming above. While it maintains the particularly rigid assembly of electronic sequences that have been prevalent in Tet’s recent works, it does smooth things out a bit with some beautiful female vocal samples. Enjoy!
R&B and art pop princess Janelle Monáe drops a new single featuring Miguel singing wonderfully on the second verse here. It’s a sensual, pretty, and melodic slowjam whose only sin is being so short! Look for this track and others on the new Janelle Monáe album dropping next week, The Electric Lady.
Singer and producer Active Child has a new instrumental track that’s just dropped on SoundCloud with little warning. While the song doesn’t feature the emotive lead vocals we’d usually expect from a song out of this project, we are getting some angelic background singing against some plucked strings and moody synths. Enjoy, and check a review for Active Child’s last album below: