Boston based electronic-musician collective M|O|D is turning out to be a much more stacked force than I thought. On their young pursuit to redefine the musical definition of trap music, member Rewrote has given the future-trap treatment to Busta Rhyme’s ‘I Know You Want It’. While the original Mariah Carey featuring track already had a lush, hipster approved beat, Rewrote takes the best part of the track (the hook) and gives it the looped and warped treatment while adding his own sounds to it. M|O|D III drops 6/6/12.
When you are a legend like Bobby Womack you really don’t have much to prove, or need to try to build buzz for yourself, which is why it was pretty interesting to see that Bobby had left room for a Lana Del Rey feature on his upcoming album. Although I haven’t been a huge fan of Lana Del Rey’s work in the past (with the exception of the snippet I heard of her song with ASAP Rocky and The Kickdrums) luckily, Lana does not ruin the wonderful backdrop provided by Damon Albarn, and actually complements Womack’s amazing vocals pretty well. Overall, Womack and Albarn have shown once again that their musical stylings somehow show a huge amount of chemistry and compatibility, and this song is only getting me more and more excited for the album’s early June release date.
Tuamie is probably my favorite hip-hop beat maker right now. Like all great beat makers should, Tuamie’s beats act as a filter able to separate good from bad rappers (this guy fell on the wrong side of the Tuamie filter). Tuamie’s latest tape, Water Loops, is filled with plenty of beats and soundscapes that make it clear: these beats are good enough to listen to on their own so if anyone is going to rap over them they have to deliver. Like the name suggests, Water Loops is full of loops that manage to worm their way into your brain and hit on all the sonic pleasure sensors. It’s nice.