Method Man teams up with the A$AP Mob’s A$AP Nast for a new single titled “Trillmatic,” which has a hard-hitting, vintage boom bap beat that nostalgic hip hop listeners will dig on. While I’m not too crazy about the “funky style” and “funky swag” oozing out of this single, this song does give me hope the A$AP Mob may have more to offer than Rocky and Ferg. Enjoy!
After putting out one of the best singles of this year, Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht team up for another track under the name Jorge Elbrose. The song streaming above is actually set to land on a forthcoming Mexican Summer 10″ compilation and book that celebrates five years of the label’s existence. Check it out here.
Up-and-coming producer and recent Ninja Tune signee Lee Bannon drops another track and video in promotion of his forthcoming album, Alternate/endings. The LP is currently looking at a January 13th release date. Enjoy!
Some Brazilian baroque pop from Baleia on the song “Breu,” which features some pretty beautiful melodies, rushes of strings, and piano segues. I like how lavish the instrumentation is, and how the really distorted, lo-fi guitar contrasts that with some overt roughness. It’s a nice touch. The instrumentation always seems to be changing up in some significant way, which keeps things engaging from beginning to end. Enjoy, and stream the rest of the album here.
Electronic music producer Evian Christ takes to bangers like a duck to water on this new beat of his, “Salt Carousel,” which is set for release on his Waterfall EP. Look for that early next year.
Check out a review for his Kings and Them compilation below:
Swedish rock outfit MANKIND has a few songs floating up on SoundCloud at the moment, and they’re absolutely over-the-top, ballsy, and in-your-goddamned-face! UGH! GOD! BELHDLHDLGHG!
There are some loud, abrasive elements to this band’s music that reminds me quite of bit of progressive punk bands like Refused, but they’ve got some eccentricities of their own as well. Not only that, but some clear influences coming from the world of garage rock and soul, too. Enjoy!
Underground MC The Man From Somewhere Else has teamed up with producer Aoi for an EP that’s gonna be dropping sometime in January of 2014. Here’s a trailer:
The duo recently dropped the track that’s streaming at the top of this post, which features verses from Shape and Jersey-ite GDP. It’s a grimy beat with even grimier rhymes thrown on top. Not really a theme or concept going into this song, but there is some impressive straight spittin’ going on throughout this string. Enjoy!
“I make a MC wanna sing for a livin’.”