Perhaps some you recall the warmer months of 2015, when the world was a blaze with the luscious lonerism of Snakehips‘ collaborative smash “All My Friends,” featuring the immutable talents of Chance The Rapper and Tinashe. Since then, the track has gone on to claim its rightful position amongst the UK’s top ten singles and has remained in plentiful rotation on this side of the pond as well.
Today, however, we’re graced with the premiere of a fresh new take on “All My Friends,” remixed by Soulection‘s own Jarreau Vandal(who recently flipped Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” with overwhelmingly pleasing results.) Vandal makes the cut his own, alchemizing a cerebral sonic suite out of grand piano chords, punctuating percussion and pulsing synthesizers. Summer may feel like a distant memory in the blustery grips of Jonas, but this should certainly provide you with some necessary and proper recall. Stream Jarreau Vandal’s glitched-out and gorgeous flip of Snakehips, Chance The Rapper and Tinashe’s colossally-dope collaboration “All My Friends” below and if you need a refresher on the frequencies Vandal’s been blasting out into the world, hit his Soundcoud for the full resumé.
Yasiin Bey, who was detained last week for attempting to leave South Africa with an unrecognised passport, has announced that his retirement from the music and film industries is “effective immediately” after the release of his final album later this year.
The freestyle, which he sent to Kanye West and was posted on West’s site, sees Bey protesting about his treatment in South Africa and demanding “No more parties in SA”. He protests against his predicament, saying: “Why these police up in my face? Why they raiding my place? Why I don’t feel safe? This is not an expression of fear. This is just to make things clear. My intentions are pure in coming here. And that’s for everything I love or hold dear. Homies in the building. So is my wife and my children. I committed no crime. Why is the state wasting my time?”
It’s here, y’all. Anderson Paak‘s long-awaited sophomore album, Malibu has arrived on digital and physical shelves everywhere. We’ve already heard the two-part, 9th Wonder-assisted swing of “The Season/Carry Me,” the no-holds-bar boogie of “Am I Wrong” and his Hi-Tek-helmed “Come Down.” But today you can finally have that full serving of smoked-out and swaggering frequencies you’ve been so eager for over these past few months and hear just what your boy’s had sitting on the stove for all this time. Twirl up, sit back and stream Anderson Paak’s Malibu LP below, and it your ears are thoroughly pleased, as we’re sure they will be, grab your copy on iTunes today. You can also catch Paak making the rounds stateside, with tour stops in San Francisco and NYC before taking off to Europe for the month of February. Peep the dates just under the player.
Background: A couple years ago Blu got a few Madlib instrumentals and put together a few demos. The rough collection became the foundation of what would become Bad Neighbor. MED, a longtime collaborator of Madlib, put the pieces together, bringing together an impressive group of MCs and vocalists to complete the album.
Below is a sampling of that album:
MED BLU MADLIB feat. MF DOOM – Knock Knock
The Painted Lady
218 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z9
Honoured to announce my winter residency called TRIPTYCH – 3 nights, 1 show this winter. Each will be feature guest DJ, live painting – with paintings to be auctioned – and hand picked musical guests! They will each also be hosted by a stand up comic and feature my amazing new 7 piece band the Molasses Soul band
Stay tuned for the details of each show! Doors are at 8 pm. $10 Cover.
Toronto Based Producer and DJ Craig Brooklyn has been in the game for quite sometime. This DJ and producer not is not only a master in his craft but manages DJ’s, Online radio shows and many retail DJ events.
This Remix of Kayne’s Facts hits like a serious banger. This Jersey Club style remix goes super heavy. DJ CB describes the remix in the simplest but more concise way:
“Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jump over jumpman…
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, just dropped another remix.”
One thing is clear, I WILL be bumpin’ this at future jams 100%
Canadian (Ottawa) beatmaker Jeepz returns with his highly-anticipated 50th collection of instrumentals Soul Spins. Celebrating the three-year journey from the first instrumental release in February 2012 to now, Soul Spins features the voices and talents of an array of artists Jeepz has encountered along the way.
This track features the smooth vocals of Ontario’s own Nilla, she blesses up the track with her introspective lyricism and brings the already amazing track to life.
In celebration of her 26th birthday, Adria Kain releases a remix to her successful 2015 cut – “Better Life”. This time around, Kain connects with producer Lord Quest for a funky uptempo version of the original. Adria’s talent has been gathering (rightfully so) a lot of attention within the past few months, most notably, landing her an interview with CP24.
OVO Sound has a lot in store for 2016 including new projects from Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR. But Majid Jordan is up first. The Canadian duo, comprised of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, is gearing up to release its self-titled debut on Feb. 5. After dropping the Drake-assisted “My Love” and “Something About You” last year, they set the sexy mood on their latest track, the vibey “King City.”
On a side note big up the homie Jordan Green for putting me on to these homies.
If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you will receive the three tracks as an instant download.