It is safe to say that the French duo consisting of, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter formally known as Daft Punk Will go down in music history as the duo that pushed the boundaries of house and electronic music. Creating their own lane by drawing inspiration from monumental bands such as The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones.
Aside from just their music one has to tip their hat to the sheer creativity of the band when it comes to their elaborate stage displays and futuristic music videos. The band had made little noise in the mainstream after the ground breaking success of their Alive tour in 2006-2007, which assisted in fueling the EDM boom in North America until now!
Their latest album titled Random Access Memories boosts thirteen tracks exuding the bands signature psychedelic funk meets electro house sound. With their lead single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharell Williams. In this new digital age where music stardom is one Youtube upload away it is quite impressive the amount of excitement the shy frenchmen have corralled for their latest offering. This is a testament to the impact of their earlier works– as of now the group has no plans of touring and are said to want all focus to go towards listening to the album, “we don’t see touring as an accessory to an album”. Listen to their lead single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharell below.
It would seem as though Drake has quickly gotten over his slight riff with his former protege The Weeknd and has moved on to another Toronto up and comer PartyNextDoor. There is little known about this new artist except that a few weeks back Drake tweeted the link to his single “Make A Mil” produced by 40.
Following up the instant online success of that single PartyNextDoor has released “Was Good/Curious” with a sound that teeters the line between Drake’s reflective, catchy raps and The Weeknd’s faded RnB sound. This latest offering is self produced and does not disappoint .
From what has been made public it would seem that PartyNextDoor is the newest artist on the official OVO label through Warner Brother Records. The two are yet to officially come out and confirm anything publically. I personally like what I have heard so far and am looking forward to hearing a fully project from this young artist. Stream both “Make a Mil” and “Was Good/Curious” below and let me know how you feel.
Cosmo Baker is the man. So is Raphael Saadiq, for that matter. The Philly soul brother lent a hand to help make noise for the 2008 LP “The Way I See It” by putting together this mix of Saadiq-produced gems, rarities and features. From his material as a part of Tony! Toni! Toné! & Lucy Pearl to rare tracks with the likes of 2Pac, Dilla, ATCQ, Devin The Dude and countless others, Cosmo delves into the catalog of an unsung genius.
You’re probably not too familiar with the boys from Alaclair High, and that’s OK. GQ‘s up on them, which is huge for a group that rap in an English-French hodgepodge that’s typical to anyone who grew up in Quebec or anywhere else in French North America. Mark my words: no one is making music that’s as audacious or fun as Alaclair Ensemble. Take their latest LP in and don’t feel too bad if you don’t quite get the lyrics: The vibe is universal.
Never count an old head out. De La’s first single in years is one for the books, especially since The Spirit of the Wu isn’t a band but rather a reference to the sample they used for the beat and the idea of tapping into Shaolin’s Finest’s energy and bring it forward in a time where 808 snare rolls reign supreme.
Clams Casino is best known for his production magic on A$AP Rocky‘s “Long.Live.A$AP” and this time around he really does pull a rabbit out of his hat by recruiting the enigmatic MF DOOM on “Bookfiend”. An audio study buddy, if you will.
I’ve decided to start a series of guest mixes to give you guys something to ride out to on weekends. For the first installment, young gunner High-Klassified puts together a blend of current heaters with personal favorites, secret collabos and traphouse bangers. Flex to this!
Neako Feat. Fresh Moss “Murder”
Mr. Carmack “Dilemma”
Da-P “Mortal Instinct”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake & Rick Ross “No New Friends”
TNV “Nightmare in Magic City”
High-Klassified X Tommy Kruise “???”
ScHoolboy Q “Yay Yay”
High-Klassified X Ruffsound “???”
High-Klassified X Kendrick Lamar X Duncan Gerow “Swimming Pool Remix”
Mr. Carmack “Pay for what”
A$AP Ferg “Work”
Lakim x Mr. Carmack “Kahala”
Danny Brown “Lie4″ (Kaytranada Remix)
High-Klassified “London Flexin”