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.
DJ Snake’s new video The Half is riding off the success of his last month hit Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber. Previous to that, you probably recognize the french producer most famously for his hit with Lil Jon – Turn Down for What. The Half is DJ Snake’s 4th official single off his debut album Encore.
Welcome back, it’s 2017! It’s kind of surprising but this is the first song on BTC from both Major Lazer and Showtek. “Believer” is a major (pun intended) release from Major Lazer’s upcoming album for January 2017 titled “Music Is The Weapon”. The single will be riding on the curtails of the radio overkill single off the album Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ). The Jamaican-flavored beats should be catching on in the clubs for some time to come. There’s an official video, but although there’s a lot of meaning behind it there’s not much to it, so we decided to embed the the SoundcCoud below to focus on the song.
Macklemore has a mega hit on his hands again, this time shedding some light on how Big Pharma and crooked doctors are getting people hooked on opioids just to line their pockets. As a former addict, Macklemore teamed up with President Obama earlier this year and created a documentary on MTV about the opioid crisis. Love it when Macklemore goes hard like he does here, the topics and even it’s visuals reminds me of his 2011 hit Otherside. Living in Seattle, his hometown, I’m already regretting not taking advantage and seeing Macklemore at Bumbershoot 2016. Also, since we haven’t posted on Macklemore before, I gotta give a shoutout to my favorite track of his (especially around St. Patrick’s Day each year), Irish Celebration, less played than many of his other hits.
Zara Larsson has another #1 single on her hands. Building off the success of her single last year, Never Forget You in collaboration with MNEK, earlier this year Tinie Tempah released one of my favorite tracks of 2016: Girls Like featuring Zara on vocals (mega post there on Tinie Tempah if you need a catchup). Then in June, Larsson was featured in the official song of UEFA Euro 2016, David Guetta’s This One’s for You. “Ain’t My Fault” is the first single off her upcoming 2nd studio album, name and release date TBD. There’s also a killer remix by R3hab if you’re looking for a more club version of the song below.