The duo of last year’s beer pong anthem Pong Dance is back! This time Vigiland is taking over the repeat button on your Friday nights. With a very similar target audience to that of Pong Dance, their 2014 hit Shots and Squats has been their most successful hit to date.
In Febuary, we posted Heavy ft. Kiiara; Linkin Park’s first single off their upcoming album One More Light. After that, Battle Symphony dropped in March. Now LP’s shaking things up again; enlisting Pusha T and Stomrzy for a new rock/rap collaboration that’s sure to please those old Fort Minor fans out there. English rapper Stormzy gives the song’s second half a bit of that Tinie Tempah feel. The new album’s due to drop May 19.
It’s kind of surprisingly for me to be posting this and not the other BTC author Pat, he’s the bigger Kendrick Lamar fan, but I wanted to take this one as this is the best Lamar track I’ve heard in a long time. Plus, the visuals of this music video keep you watching; from Lamar as a pope, to him laying on a table of money shooting dollar bills from a money-gun(?), to his version of The Last Supper, to his peer’s heads set aflame wrapped in gasoline-soaked rope, there’s a lot of imagery here. In his previous single The Heart Part 4, he teased these tracks may or may not be leading up to a potential project that could arrive April 7, so come back next Friday to see if something drops.
No stranger to cross-genre creation, Guetta has a new collaboration with Nick Minaj and brought in Lil Wayne as well to make it a Young Money duo. For both Guetta and Minaj being in two different genres of music, it’s kind of surprising but this is the fourth single they’ve released together. Previous singles being Where Them Girls At (2007), Turn Me On (2012), and Hey Mama (2015). This track will almost certainly lead to another Hot 100 entry for Guetta and Minaj. Minaj’s verses definitely remind me of her “Beez in the Trap” style rapping. While Lil Wayne only gets a single verse, heavily auto-tuned, reminding us of his hit Lollipop, it definitely leaves us wishing he had another verse on here.
Vice’s music channel Noisey just released Atlanta 2 on YouTube; the full 45 minute documentary where they explore the origins of the Trap music scene. They basically get the whitest-looking interviewers to interview the rappers, which somehow makes it even more entertaining. They interview Migos, Young Thug and several others. If you haven’t watched the first series from 2015 which was 10 episodes (each roughly 10 minutes long) you can watch the entire Noisey Atlanta Series 1 on Youtube. The first season included interviews with Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, 2 Chains and many more.
Syd aka “Syd Tha Kyd” (not to be confused with Sid the Kid) is previously known for being a member of the band The Internet who’s genre is classified as neo soul. Syd’s music had previously gone unnoticed to me because of her genre but this new single’s synth sounds and drum kicks brings it into our wheelhouse of music taste. Her debut solo album, Fin, is out today February 3.
I always enjoy seeing DJ/music producers who use their influence to promote up-and-coming artists. Ben Maxwell takes the new pop track by XYLØ and ever so gently twists it into the dance track he sees potential in. This one begs to be turned up on your sound system 🔊.
If trap/electronic isn’t your scene, the original track stands up on it’s own, the official music video below:
I know it’s been less than 2 weeks since we posted about Ed Sheeren – Shape of You (post updated with new Castle On The Hill music video released today) but this remix by BKAYE is worth it. Prior to this, BKAYE had several remixes over the last year on both Youtube and SoundCloud teetering on the million listen mark so keep an eye on them.
For #throwbackthursday we’ve got our latest addition in our In Case You Missed It series. We’re jumping back to June last year when Hippie Sabotage dropped this gem High Enough on SoundCloud, a “flip” (aka remix) of Halsey‘s 2015 smash hit Gasoline. Embedded below is an unofficial video by Nato Gogichashvili which has far surpassed the listen count on SoundCloud and now has over 8 million views. High Enough turned into their followup hit to when the Sacramento brothers first broke onto the music scene in 2014, when their Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High) Remix was picked up by Tove Lo as an official single on her Truth Serum (EP).
We didn’t get a post out in time for Black Beatles when it came out Sept 2016, which is now at a crazy 300+ million views on Youtube, so we’re making sure we’ve got Rae Sremmund’s follow up hit on here. 2016 was a breakout year for the two brothers, but before Black Beatles their previous 2 singles Now That I Know (too slow) and Shake it Fast (terrible video) were not nearly as good, here’s hoping they continues on this trend.