So very glossy.
So very glossy.
“Two Step” is such a feel-good track that I’ve already listened to it three times while working on this post. “Survive” was originally written by Germany Germany who, if you’ve been with us for a while, you’re probably familiar with. There’s also a remix of the track that dropped about five days ago, and all are up for free download. We love Bear Mountain and we’re really excited for his upcoming album, which is set to release August 7th. We were lucky enough to get an interview with him a little while ago that you might want to check out if you haven’t already. Great people making great music is a great thing. Super great. Get the album when August rolls around, it’s going to be great.
Blood Diamonds has been hanging out with Grimes, Skrilly, Diplo, and TOKi lately. I wonder if it’s a LAN party.. or maybe they’re all working on some new material while Grimes plays with the visualizer on iTunes. Anyway, here’s that new track from Blood Diamonds. It’s tasty.
My love for Chelsea Wolfe cannot adequately be expressed through words. “Flatlands” is from her forthcoming acoustic album, set to be released in the Fall on Sargent House. Keep in touch.
(How great is this picture? I was originally going to go with Admiral Akbar, but that would’ve been the obvious choice.)
⚠ Disclaimer: Decent headphones / speakers required! ⚠
I’m sure almost all of you have heard those words at some point in your life. I can’t get enough of those Trapaholicz samples. Anyway, it’s becoming pretty apparent that trap is the next big thing – we’ve been loving it here for a while, always bumping it behind the scenes, but failing to post anything up (I’m not sure why). It’s indisputable, in my humble opinion, that trap is taking over. From the pioneers like Flosstradamus, to the mainstreamers in electro like Dillon Francis and Skrillex, to the bedroom artists dropping free 20+ track mixtapes with iPhone app processed album covers, to the old school Triple Six fans, to the Gucci and Waka (and 2 CHAAAAAAYNZ) lovers; big things are happening, and this genre is growing exponentially every day.
Let’s kick things off with Floss.
I’m sure you’ve heard “Video Games” by Lana del Rey, but have you heard this? It’s been making its way around dem innawebz for about a month now. Steady, heavy trap with a well-known sample, but a great take on the original nonetheless.
Oh, and they killed Major Lazer’s “Original Don” as well.
Seeing/hearing trap music dropped in a live set is incredibly fun. I almost expect it nowadays.
In other news:
Moombahton master Dillon Francis redid his acclaimed “Masta Blasta” in a style he calls Trap-Ah-Ton. He dropped this on Soundcloud about nine days ago.
Skrillex got pretty trill..ex (you see what I did there?) on his new “trap” remix of Birdy Nam Nam’s “Goin In”… It’s still very Skrillex though, if that makes sense at all. He also made a DnB remix of the same song for that release.
Diplo‘s been in the trap game a little while now, but he dropped this heavy hitter recently as well.
In the bedrooms:
Kids are paying homage to Cadillac trunks everywhere. Here’s just one of many examples. I chose this one over the others because Hey Arnold was an amazing cartoon back in my day. Duh.
Others like RL Grime continue to kill it (I’m seeing him with TEED at the Echoplex August 9th! If you’re in SoCal, come hang out). I found this dude via Shlohmo. Good stuff.
I’m going to close with one of my current favorites, courtesy of my friend Thought Tempo‘s immaculate taste in bass music. Sorry for the YouTube link, only previews are available on Soundcloud. At least you can watch in HD!
Thanks for tuning in. Trap has officially been added to the roster of what we’re going to be hunting for and posting up by artists both known and unknown. Let’s get it.
If you’re in need of more, check out the Flosstradamus mix we posted a little while back.
A whole lot of nothing… in a way.
Things are starting to wind down in both of our lives though, which means we should be back on top of things with the blog starting this month. Just know that we still love you dearly.
I made this tonight. We went on an under-the-influence adventure yesterday, it was grand.
Song is by C a v e s and you should definitely check him out. We posted some of his stuff here a while back, but head over to his site for more recent tracks.
BRAINS 4 LYF /// HUGS
Go outside as soon as possible. Here’s something in the meantime.