Tuesday
Jun202017

Rae Sremmurd - Swang (WHIPPED CREAM Re-Whip)

 

Whipped Cream is a creator of greatness. All you need to do is press play, give it a heartbeat, and you'll be hooked. This Rae Sremmurd remix is absolutely fresher than you could possibly imagine, and we can tell you right now, it's going to accompany the rest of our summer nicely. Enjoy!

 

Monday
Jun192017

Munchi - Bek Den Bo Block

 

We couldn't possibly do this absolute monster of a tune justice, so we're gonna let the man himself explain it ... This is an essential play and read, check it out!

 

via Munchi on Soundcloud:

Fuck bro, it's fucking amazing to see shit evolving once again. Got me feeling like a Pokemon master n shit. This variation of Moombahton / Afro that is really popular here in Holland (read; destroying clubs/charts the last 2 years) is interlinked with everything. Who would've thought that the tresillo rhythm would be accepted in this manner?! I mean nowadays even Enrique Iglesias on the radio getting pretty on Reggeton, still wanting to be a hero for the bb's and shit. But I ain't talking about that shit - it's what's happening here tho. When I made the Trap Bubbling mixtape a couple of years ago, this was exactly what I was hoping for. Trap vocals on top of them Bubbling beats. I'm smiling while fucking typing this, since on top of that rhythmwise what's "the beat" that is being used on every single one of these tracks, ain't even Bubbling. Matter of fact, this type of beat reminds me of the Reggeton beats of early 2000.

In Korsou you also had the Reggeton poppin, but the only difference was that they also had the heavy influence of Bubbling. I never really considered it to be Reggeton, since it was in it's own league. I mean, they followed the Reggeton trends and all of that, but always with their own melaza added to this rhythm. Fast forward to today and you got the Afro shit poppin. So you got those 2 sides being merged and create what is the sound that is destroying the lyfe over here. It's straight up the same shit you hear in the clubs as an actual track, defining it without overpolishing and fu-pop-cking it up.

YESSSSSSS. #thatwhisperedreallyheartfeltYESwhenyoujustgotagoodgrade

Finally rappers seem to get the sound, skipping the entire hands-high-super-glittery-buildup-with-pretty-chords-while-in-jesus-pose bullshit. Life's good. Man I remember that I was being told this bullshit years ago; "Yeah this is great - but you need to add some chords and pop vocals". For the ones who know my unreleased shit - he was talking about "Tempo Got My Back". Bro that sample was by a dude that was in jail like 10 years for the shit he rapped. You had to see the look on my face yo lol!

So in a sense this lineage has Bubbling written all over it, so what is cooler than - adding even more Bubbling to it lol! The thing is that I made this shit in a Trap Bubbling context with Antillean Reggeton and Papiamentu Rap in mind. Then in some weird turn of events recently the Moombahton / Afro rhythm popped off. Beautiful shit man. So I got the fam on the vocals to top it off and add to the lyfe. So s/o to the old, s/o to the new, s/o to Korsou producers, s/o to the Afro producers, s/o to the newskool Moombahton producers, s/o to the Korsou influences, s/o the fam. You know all is included in the track, so hope you like it! We out here <3

Monday
Jun192017

Brand new from The Dears. Listen to "All The Hail Marys"

The Dears have done it again, we are so happy they are still grinding, still creating, and still giving the world beautiful music. "All The Hail Marys" is a bit of a laid back, soul infused slow burner of a tune. We've been loving this band for more than a decade now, and one of the beautiful things about them is, if you're a new listener, you don't have to go back to the beginning necessarily, start here! Right now! You're going to love this:

Saturday
Jun172017

Photo of the day: Opening

Taken Saturday morning over Los Angeles by photographer Stephen Vanasco.  Limited prints are available here!

Saturday
Jun172017

Lil Debbie: XXIII

Lil Debbie's career as a rapper has followed many chapters, and a few of those can be identified by different collaborators.  With her new release XXIII out on Barong Family, and a track with label founders Yellow Claw and fellow rapper Juicy J, it's time to acknowledge Lil Debbie for the creative force that she is.  XXIII is an adventurous endeavour, teaming with producers like Cesqueax, Moksi, The Galaxy, Yung Felix, and then with Yellow Claw and FS Green on the bonus track 'All My Bitches'.  Lil Debbie has always expressed major confidence in her lyrics, and a track like 'Today' takes that to a new level.  That element of her music should come as no surprise to those who've heard the story of how she got where she is today.  Few artists thrive independently, and yet with XXIII Lil Debbie shows that she really has no limits to her creativity, and success.

Get XXIII here!