Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (El-P Remix)

I do not normally post up remixes of tracks, this is obviously an exception. El-P remixes the first single off the sophomore album from the four-headed rap machine. El-P remakes the beat into a frantic, noisy, awesome affair.

 

Azealia Banks – Fantasea (Mixtape)

Azealia Banks has been swimming through the Internet since late last year, when she dropped the surprising, eye-catching “212”. Since then, she has dropped tracks randomly, and dropped an EP; one that was well received, but did not give listeners the substantial listen they were hoping for. Ms. Banks, finally, gives fans what they have been savoring for; a full-fledged mixtape- consisting of 19 tracks – full of catchy beats, and a fun atmosphere; the mixtape will be perfect for club DJ’s around the world, as the tape is begging for remixes for dance floors. Guest appearances are thankfully, kept to a minimum flooding mixtapes/albums with guest appearances hurts the overall product of any release – as fans, and critics, want this to be a showcase of Banks range as a rapper, singer, and overall performer.

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Purity Ring – Fireshrine

The Walkmen – Heartbreaker (Official Video)

Azaelia Banks – Neptune Feat. Shystie

Ms. Banks newest mixtape “Fantasea” drops tomorrow.

Nardwuar Vs. DJ Premier

The most popular interviewer on the Internet, takes on the legendary DJ Premier. Young, and old fans alike will get to learn some history; Premier has been into music for his whole life, and has been a part of the music scene for decades.

Murs – Animal Style (Official Video)

“Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,” Murs explains. “The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It’s also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort.”

Zola Jesus – Seekir (Official Video)

My indie girl crush Nika Rosa Danilova: known to the music world as “Zola Jesus”, releases the visual, for one of my favorite songs off her third album “Contaus”. In “Seekir” Zola is surrounded by dancers covered in white, the video for the most part is almost blinding, due to everything being white. Regardless, her voice, which thunders from her small frame, is released; no matter how blinding the visuals maybe, those vocals can be felt, and be recognized.

Frank Ocean – Sweet LIFE

The Odd future crooner has been in the minds of many music fans as of late. His coming out as a bisexual on Independence Day sent shockwaves through the media, and the music community at large. The overflowing support for his decision, to not only come out, but the lifestyle he chooses, has been admirable. I would like to say, that in light of all this, it is Frank’s music, that should always been the first thing we, as fans should focus on. This is the newest release, from his heavily anticipated new album “Channel Orange”. Produced by The Neptune’s, you can already feed your iPod with this one.

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