Hip-hop

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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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“OH MY GOD THAT’S THE FUNKY SHIT”

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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To celebrate reaching now over 5000 followers on Soundcloud, the deep-driven Mexicali duo Thee Cool Cats are thanking their fans by giving away a VIP from their live sets called “Hold Up.” Fresh off their performances @ BPM festival at the beginning of the month, the boys are on a warpath with forthcoming releases (very soon) on Nervous, Sleazy G, and Amine Edge‘s imprint CUFF. Grab this one for FREE below and be on the lookout for more fire from TCC!

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Following up on his outstanding Santigold remix, Hawaii’s 18-year-old studio wizard, Jacuzzi, continues to make waves around the world with his debut Mizu EP featuring 6 original tracks. From front to back, the EP showcases his unmistakable future bass productions uniting everything from intricate classical compositions to dark and heavy hip-hop beats, all driven by his innovational artistic motivations. If this release is any indication, Jacuzzi is already on his way to becoming a major player in the scene. Listen/download below.

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