Hip-hop

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SNBRN returns with a clever twist of Mark Morrisons crowd-pleasing hit “Return of the Mack.” With a warm bassline and a plethora of live instruments, SNBRN’s signature sheen turns the original into an irresistible dance remix.

“So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long.”

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The LA mystery man Whiiite just dropped a little spin on Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ and it’s got a refreshing summer hip-hop vibe. The haunting vocals of Lana get flipped, cut up and laid into an energetic production with a killer drum line that carries all the way through. Here’s what he had to say…

Was vibing on Lana Del Rey’s New album on a flight from Chicago to LA and heard Shades of Cool. Started messing with a beat on the flight and this is where we ended. Hope you all enjoy. As always truly thankful for all your support… spreading the word about our project, reposts, retweets, etc. Much Love

-Whiiite


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Dr. Fresh has been spitting hot fire lately. His most recent take on ‘Snoop Dogg’s – Sexual Seduction’ turns the legendary down tempo track into a futuristic dance floor heater.

Dr. Fresch on the remix:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of this song, because of how Snoop was able to mix his brand seamlessly with an 80′s inspired, retro yet forward thinking sound. Because of the different qualities that Snoop’s sung vocals and hip hop verse carry, I was able to use both differently to create a dynamic future remix that spans across several different genres, while maintaining true to my production style and brand.”

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The low end stylings of the LA based Wood Holly has flipped another hip hop anthem into an uptempo booty – this time taking on Schoolboy Q’s “Studio.” For all DJs who need to sneak those jams into their sets look no further than Wood Holly’s production, these are 100% fit for the club!

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Mr. Flash is a producer who intrigues me to an extremely high degree. Besides producing songs for one of the rappers I admire most, Mos Def, he also produced Sebastien Tellier’s, “My God Is Blue” LP in its entirety. Well I guess that production stint inspired the sounds inside as an album teaser has surfaced on Ed Banger Recs SoundCloud page that features some selects from the upcoming project. Continue Reading

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It’s not an easy task to take one of the baddest, grittiest, funkiest Beastie Boys tracks of all time & turn it into a balls out/tits out Disco classic.  But, with a bassline that the late, great Mr. Adam Yauch would’ve been proud of, that’s exactly what Cyclist has done with the classic Beastie Boys track “Root Down”.

Never let you down with the stereo sound
Cyclist get on the mix & TURN IT OUT

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Our Mexicali boys THEE COOL CATS have finally gotten the release we’ve been waiting for. G House heavyweights Amine Edge & Dance have kept their record ‘Hand On The Pump’ hidden in their arsenal for over a year and now premiere it with the world on their infamous label CUFF. The EP comes equipped with 3 other heaters – sampling some of the hardest vocals in hip hop and the fattest basslines in house music. We’ve been anticipating this one for awhile, so support the dudes and grab it on beatport!

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After making waves with their first single, “Christian Bale,” a few months ago, London’s collaborative act, YOGI, returns to provide us with another taste of their anticipated debut EP that is set for a May release on OWSLA. Premiered by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s MistaJam, this second single, “Burial” featuring Pusha T, highlights their original brand of raw and edgy dance-floor-friendly hip-hop beats fit for the forward-thinking listener, while featuring the rap star going in on his well-crafted verses. Have a listen to the new single below and check out their GDD™ Guest Mix after the jump if you haven’t already!

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Those who were fortunate enough to catch Disclosure on tour last year might remember rising hip-hop star Vic Mensa, who landed the task of opening for the then budding production duo. As the come up became real with the Disclosure boys, Vic Mensa rapidly cranked out his own productions, keeping his candle burning closely and similarly to his tour mates. Now that the tour has concluded, Vic has taken the time to release a freestyle to the tune of “When A Fire Starts To Burn” that turns the track into a full on blaze. With no signs of cooling off, it would be advantageous to keep Vic close on your radar.

Here’s how to absolutely nail it:  take everyone’s favorite Outkast songs, cover them (beautifully) over a a beat that sounds more Disclosure than Disclosure themselves, throw in plenty of pitch play, blast out, set blogs aflame.

Z, you hereby have my co-sign.  Whoever you are.

Is it Disclosure trolling us by putting out something so Disclosurey?  Does this mean that they will be performing with not only Mary J. Blige but also with Outkast at Coachella?  In The Pyramid?  Do I know who Z is?

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