Well surprisingly July was a pretty good month for new music. Here are a few of my favorites from Soundcloud over the last month. A few have downloads so download away!
New track from How to Dress Well’s upcoming album What is This Heart?, out June 23.
Upon announcing his signing to Fools Gold Records, Giraffage gifted us with this remix to the remix of Ignition.
Caribou has just dropped this new track from his upcoming album Our Love. Needless to say it’s great. Listen below.
Dallas, TX may not be known for it’s hip-hop/rap scene. Too often is it overshadowed by the Houston rap scene (Bun B/UGK, Zero, Trae the Truth, etc…) but that isn’t to say that there aren’t some really talented acts you’ve never heard to be coming out of the big D.
Enter Blue, The Misfit. He’s a young producer-turned-rapper who’s already made somewhat of an impression on some of the biggest names in hip-hop today. He’s just released his debut album which is streaming via Red Bull. In addition to Blue showing off his own skills, it gives other Dallas acts A.Dd+, Snow tha Product, and relative newcomer Sam Lao a chance to show their stuff (side note, if you haven’t heard last year’s “DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King” mixtape from A.Dd+, I highly recommend clicking on the link there).
Check out the album and an interview with Blue here: Blue, The Misfit – “Child In The Wild”
My friend Mikel also wrote a review of the album here that’s worth checking out.
Really a beautiful video.
(Dir. by Sofia Mattioli and Cherise Payne)
Last night I had a lot of time to kill (hence the higher-than-one-a-week post rate) so I decided to browse through some of Resident Advisor’s recent recommendations and do some catching up. At the top of the list was a recent release from producer Leon Vynehall titled Music for the Uninvited, and it is one of the best albums i’ve heard so far this year.
Since I’ve never heard of him, or this album before 3:30 this morning, I figure that there a lot of people who haven’t heard of him either. So this is me spreading the word about this release, which you should listen to right away. His downtempo-style house is just fantastic, whether you’re out on the dancefloor, or just looking for some background music. The songs feel spacious, not too tight, which gives all of the synths and loops room to breathe and be heard. I’ve posted the whole thing below. It’s worth a listen, especially with some good headphones or speakers.
A few days late getting this up, but if you haven’t heard it, it’s a fantastic mix. Four Tet plays a few unreleased tracks that are going to be coming out on his TEXT label later this year. I was sad that I didn’t make it to this show at SXSW, but the set is a great listen regardless. Check it out.
A new sprawling, 11-minute remix from The Field. Here, Axel Wilner remixes fellow Swedes, I Break Horses. Keeping only traces of the original in tact, the remix feels like a b-side from his latest album Cupid’s Head (which I highly recommend). Listen below.
One of the best hip-hop releases of the year is getting an extended edition with 1 new track, 2 remixes, and instrumentals of all 3. Listen below to the remix of standout track “Sea Legs” from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.