Beat Culture – Remixes, Vol. 1

We first introduced you to Beat Culture a few weeks ago with his Ginza Waterway EP.  Since then, he has continued to add to his already large discography and has been building a steady, most definitely deserved, buzz.  Now he has released a compilation of some truly incredible remixes.  Remixes, Vol. 1 sets an extremely high standard right off the …

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Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: Galapagos

For the past few days I have been really digging on the music coming from Jacob McNaughton with his project Galapagos.  With Galapagos, McNaughton makes blissed-out, sample based electronic music similar to Giraffage and Gold Panda.  Each track is sun-saturated and instantly catchy, and many of these are some of the strongest tracks I’ve heard all year.  Galapagos ventures past …

pkelly94Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: Galapagos

O.Z. – Sleep

For those of you that listened to Asa Davis’ Visible Thoughts (for those that didn’t, you should listen right now), you might remember O.Z. from one of the better tracks on the album, “Carrots of Gold”.  Now O.Z. is back with a solo track.  “Sleep” has a dark, low-key beat and O.Z.’s flow is smooth and near-perfectly introspective over it.  …

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Video: Justice- Civilization

The first word that many used to describe Justice’s latest single, ‘Civilization’, was epic.  Everything about the tracks booming synths and grandiose lyrics give the track an incredible sense of scale and awe.  The video for the track capitalizes on all these feelings with a video that truly lives up to the epic music.  The video centers on an abandoned …

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mp3: NicX- Best Friends

The latest mp3 from NicX is a change of pace from his usual work.  The track, featuring Mike Art, shows NicX approaching a beat much more menacing and spitting lyrics much darker than the typical NicX subjects.  NicX and Mike Art have some great interplay on the track and work well off of each other’s lyrics. Despite the semi-obnoxious ‘woops’ …

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Gil Scott-Heron

Detailing and examining the influential life of Gil Scott-Heron, who died yesterday, is something that I really am not in a position to do.  However, like most people, the music of Scott-Heron has had a large impact on what music I have listened to.  Even for those who have never heard Scott-Heron’s work, his influence and style can be heard …

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Stream: The Weeknd- 6 Unreleased Tracks

This year is set to be a year dominated by experimental r&b via Canadian duo The Weeknd.  The group has already released an amazing mixtape and have announced two more mixtapes that are set to release this upcoming Summer and Fall.  To tide over any fans for the next two releases, the Weeknd has leaked 6 previously unreleased tracks that …

pkelly94Stream: The Weeknd- 6 Unreleased Tracks