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?
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!
Vancouver’s own Rook Milo recently dropped this remix of Travis Scott’s “Upper Echelon,” giving it a reworked bassline but keeping the minimilistic feel and adding a little more punch. With support from the likes of Ryan Hemsworth and Ta-Ku, Rook Milo is definitely one to watch…grab the DL below!
After releasing their new track, “Christian Bale,” off of their forthcoming debut OWSLA EP, YOGI has come through with an absolutely massive guest mix. Weaving through a refined selection of everything from Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z to RL Grime, Keys N Krates, and Daft Punk, they draw listeners in with their exceptional taste and a high-energy mixing style that would seamlessly transfer into a live setting. YOGI has now proven themselves as a very promising act with expertise both in the studio and behind the decks. Expect big things for the future… Enjoy the guest mix below and see the tracklist after the jump.
If you missed it last week, check out “Christian Bale”:
As a quickly emerging artist and OWSLA’s latest signee, YOGI is making it clear that his world-class ability should not be overlooked. After amassing over 200,000 plays on his remix of Zedd’s “Stay The Night,” the London-based collaborative act follows up with an inventive original production. In “Christian Bale,” he artfully unifies new-age hip-hop elements, layered melodies, and industrial sounds with a refreshing and unconventional style that is sure to garner worldwide attention. Stay tuned for YOGI‘s GDD™ Guest Mix next week and his forthcoming debut EP that is expected in early 2014, which is rumored to feature collabs with various high profile hip-hop artists.
Watch the lyric video after the jump…
It’s Thursday, which means another 10 free tracks to put in your pocket from your friends here at GDD™. This week, aRod and I have gathered a diverse selection for you with originals, remixes, and edits all making an appearance. Make sure to hit the zip downloads to grab them all and feel free to browse by previewing each track on the Soundcloud players below.
A testament to the taste of JeromeLOL, as “Paranoid” starts receiving heavy mainstream attention, and before any other artist puts their spin on the track, Jerome already has a club ready edit suitable for any situation. Hip-hop infused with a four on the floor beat accents these pop hooks with a slower house feel clocking in at 110 bpm. The perfect blend of rap and house music, don’t forget to cop the free download.
As Summer comes to a close, we can only look forward to the chilling air to fill our lungs at HARD Day Of The Dead as the Halloween season approaches. The second installment of HARD’s DOTD mixtape series comes from one of our personal favorites: Amine Edge & DANCE. The French G-house globe trotters have been infecting the scene with their gritty funk and thumping bass that make up the sound they truely can call their own. This mix is comprised of all their own originals and remixes, a true showcase of what’s to come at the festival. Dig into this one and get your funky costume ideas flowing…
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Coming off the Ignant EP on Mad Decent and official remixes for Felix Cartal and Major Lazer, Swedish young gun The Reef has offered up a huge free heater in his version of Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Board.” Supported already by the likes of Diplo, Crookers and Astronomar, The Reef pushes the boundaries of genre labels creating a massive new sound for the club and even festival circuit. This one goes from hip hop to a hurricane and the download even includes a version with a 88-128bpm transition with Pusha T’s first verse. DJs and fans alike will be all over this…