The Atlanta-based popular rap group, Migos, join the ranks of artists featured in Youtube’s 2015 Music Awards. With a new video shot for the award show, directed by Ninian Doff, the hip-hop anthem “One Time” is set to transform into a global hit. The video uses time-lapse photography and freeze-frames to create unique visuals of the Migos members’ partying and having fun. Check out the video above from their album “YRN: Tha Album”
British electronic DJ duo Snakehips, proves once again that they can do no wrong, with their downright funky “Forever (Part II)” and its quite interesting, accompanying video.
Teaming up once again with vocalist Kaleem Taylor, the very funk / R&B vibes beginning as soon as the song starts cascade into a smooth, irresistible house rhythm with rich sultry vocals to match. Check out some of Snakehips other sultry tunes below:
Featuring one of my favorite electronic acts, British singer/DJ duo Alunageorge, comes “To Ü,” arguably one the best songs off of Skrillex and Diplo’s new album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü. AlunaGeorge is comprised of British singer/DJ Duo Aluna Francis and George Reid.
The group experienced a rise in popularity following the release of their first single “You Know You Like It” from their 2013 album, Body Music. This single became even more popular, as did the group themselves after rising superstar DJ Snake made a massive remix of the song in 2013. The remix was featured in a continuous megamix by dubstep DJ duo Adventure Club (Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 3) and by 2014, had become popular enough to warrant receiving its own music video.
Check out more sounds from Jack Ü here.
Appearing on popular French DJ, Tchami’s mix appearing on Diplo’s BBC Radio One mix-hour, “Diplo and Friends” comes a scorching hot EDM track from Los Angeles hailing Destructo.
Pairing up with the equally hard, California based rapper Problem, the duo delivers a floor pounding, bass thumping anthem centered around a simple, but catchy piano melody. The beat building intro segues perfectly into the core of the song which commands the listener, “I dare you to move,” and then drops the heavy bass beat, laden with heavily distorted “womp womp” like synths.
Be sure to check out this truly funky track heavily influenced by UK Garage house music.
KiD CuDi released Satellite Flight: Journey to Mother Moon with few hours notice on Twitter and exclusively on iTunes.
The album features many of the dark, space-like overtones and sounds Cudi is known for.
Following the Beyoncé marketing/distribution model Cudi released the album two months early, without any promotion and mainly just by informing his followers on Twitter the album was now available.
Standouts include the rock-influenced, WZRD reminiscent “Going to the Ceremony,” and the more spacey, deep tuneage of “Destination: Mother Moon”, “Satellite Flight,” and “In My Dreams 2015.”
“Copernicus Landing” also channels this spirit and the more beat-influenced ride through intergalactic soundscapes of “Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Know,” is what we have come to expect from the Moon Man.
The album is a good listen all the way through and reminds one of his last album Indicud with elements of the Man on the Moon albums and his WZRD project.
If this album release is successful, we are bound to see more artists “suddenly” releasing albums and more no-marketing, direct-to-fan approaches, which for Beyoncé worked incredibly well. Not good news for promotional agents, but great news for music artists and their fans alike.
Twofold shows us what post-dubstep music should sound like, more akin to its Drum ‘N Bass, Dance (almost techno if you will) roots and less bass-centered “wub wub” music (as Borderlands 2 so amusingly put it) on their EP “The Second Phase”.
I bought their EP on Beatport.com after hearing the first single “Skyfire.” Always a fan of vocal dance music this song, struck a chord with me, no pun intended. Also on the EP, “Goliathus” and “Violet” are stand out tracks making Twofold a definite artist to look out for in dance clubs. The final track “Sector 14” goes back to the mainstream dubstep sound, or almost a Heavy Drum ‘N Bass track centered around a “noisy” buildup, climax and breakdown. Nevertheless, for the price, this is a great EP for any EDM fan and for DJs, two of the tracks are already at the mix-friendly 140 BPM. Check ’em out for yourself!
LISTEN VIA STREAM AT VIBE.COM: My Own Lane Album Stream – Kid Ink
Kid Ink has released his first studio album on a major label “My Own Lane” with the stlye and polish you’d expect from his mixtapes (high quality and EP-seeming on their own). The smash single “Show Me (feat. Chris Brown)” is tearing up the airwaves and the album is full of bangers as well. Ink has several big name features on the album including, Machine Gun Kelly, Tyga, Pusha T and Elle Varner among others.
Some quick ‘skim-through’ highlights:
Track 2 – The Movement
Track 8 – Murda (Feat. Pusha T)
Track 10 – Tattoo of My Name
Track 11 – No Miracles (feat. Machine Gun Kelly and Elle Varner
Track 12 – I Don’t Care (feat. Maejor Ali)
Stay tuned for full album review after the jump!