Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Big Boi – Lanes (ft A$AP Rocky & Phantogram & A-ha)

If there’s anything better than Outkast together, it’s Outkast apart. While Andre is busy bringing Jimi Hendrix back to life for the upcoming biopic, Big Boi is dropping fire. “Lanes” featuring A$AP Rocky, Phantogram and A-ha is nothing less than classic Big Boi genius. Yes, I said A-ha is in “Take On Me”. Big Boi and A$AP Rocky spit bars over a tricked out instrumental of the 80s’ hit while Sarah Barthel from Phantogram provides sickly-sweet melodic bridges and hooks. “Lanes” is the perfect blend of old and new school.  Be sure to check out the trippy music video down below and let us know what you think!

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Written By: @brainwubs

Galantis – The Heart That I’m Hearing & More!

We’ve been following Galantis from the very first track they dropped “Smile” and we just can’t get enough.  Hmmm I wonder why every song Galantis is turning over happens to be a massive hit. Maybe it’s because the Swedish duo is comprised of Christian Karlsson from Miike Snow and  Linus Eklow from Style of Eye.  THAT JUST MIGHT BE IT!  Still, every song they’ve been dropping is unique in their own way, robotic, and almost unnatural. From “You” to “Help” the duo has shown their ability to stretch across different boundaries of music and vocal ability/reach.

The group takes on a semi-progressive house, melodic breakdown style and seems to shift the drops and build ups in different directions.  “Help” is a perfect example of diversity in music, almost bringing an 80’s infusion in the drop as well as the vocal synthesis.  “You” gives you a wild build up right up to the drop which hits into more of a festival progressive house track, then midway through the track you get a shift of break beat drums to spice up the song.  And how about vocals…?  “They have the voice of an angel. They’re voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.”  (STEP BROTHERS!)

It is safe to say that this group is heading for the lime-light and there’s no slowing them down.  Very interested in seeing who will be on the remixes for “The Galantis EP” which will be available April 1st!  We can definitely hear some Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell remixes for these guys.  Also, be sure to check out their tour dates by clicking on the image below.

Galantis Tour Dates
Galantis Tour Dates

Skrillex – Recess (Full Album Stream)

According to Skrillex, “All Is Fair In Love And Brostep”. The title of the opening track to his surprise album, Recess, also seems to be the motto throughout the entire album. As Eric Cartman would say, “WHATEVA! I DO WHAT I WANT!”

Skrills tweeted on March 10th announcing the free stream of the album on his Alien Ride app in support for his upcoming Mothership tour 2014. That was only the first surprise. The no-holds-barred album features a long list of cameos, collabs, and not so subtle sways in genre that display Skrillex’s diversity and fearless mastering of his craft.  Recess opens hard with the first of two appearances by jungle veterans Ragga Twins. The onslaught of audible madness continues through tracks that include Kill The Noise, Fatman Scoop, Michael Angelakos, Killagraham from Milo & Otis, Sam Dew, and Alvin Risk.

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Midway through the album, “Coast Is Clear” veers left with Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment. Lyrics include a nod to Biggie over some rattling DnB. Reminiscent of something you’d hear from Andre 3000’s solo debut or mid-90s LTJ Bukem, “Coast Is Clear” adds a welcomed lull while at the same time seamlessly flowing with the cadence of the album.  “Dirty Vibe” picks up the pace with Diplo, G-Dragon and CL only to be followed up with a final appearance by Ragga Twins.

Skrills brings his brilliant eccentricities to a head with “Doompy Poomp”, which has to be most WTF track of the album. It was definitely a drugless acid trip through a grainy black and white cartoon. I’m sure of it. My cheeks hurt from grinning so wide the entire time. It literally turned me into a character from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” video. Pure genius, in my honest opinion.  Moving along, “Fuck That” reprises the funk with housey drums before the album closes out with tracks featuring Niki and the Dove, and Kid Harpoon.  Overall, Recess is one hell of a trip and Skrillex further hones his craft by continuing to push the boundaries of EDM.  We’re definitely excited to get a taste of the album live and hear what other goodies Sonny has lined up for his Mothership Tour.

Skrillex Mothership Tour 2014
Skrillex Mothership Tour 2014

Written By: @brainwubs

YOGI – Burial feat. Pusha T + Free Download

Dat drop tho!  In just as little as 3 months Yogi has taken over the headlines, coming straight out of the gates with some FIRE! And no one was ready for this one. YOGI’S aptly named “Burial” featuring Pusha T is a beast of a track. It’s the latest single from the trio’s debut EP due out in May. YOGI provides a hard-hitting trap beat, worthy of being ridden only by Pusha T and his Virginia twang. It’s sure to leave you 6 feet under.

Most recently Yogi dropped a little free gift from the heavens in the shape of a remix of Drake’s track “Girls Love Beyonce.”  Subliminal message anyone? Just a straight trap style track with the backed vocals of Mr. Drizzy Drake topped with some fast hats and sick kicks. Check out the free download below and as Pusha T would “Keep Grindin Jack!”

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Written By @Brainwubs 

Tyler the Creator tells Youtube “Suck My D*ck”

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For most who did not know, the first ever Youtube Music Video Awards was hosted Sunday November 3rd. Music videos and stream were shot live in a artistic creation that put musicians and artists on the spot.  Some say the award ceremony was kind of all over the place. Others, like Tyler The Creator, said that YouTube had a chance to show real talent from musicians that do not normally receive the spotlight.  We’re going to have to agree with Tyler on this one.  If you take a look at Avicii’s music video, it’s a really lame washed up version of the electronic dance music life.  To make things even worse, the whole plot and theme of the music video itself was like a watching a deer in headlights.  It was so poorly put together and planned that the comedy/skit was a huge train wreck.

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