mp3: Waka Flocka Flame – Hard In Da Paint (Dream Koala Remix)

I’ve already gotten used to listening to a jazz version of Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad anthem ‘Hard In Da Paint’, however, I never expected to enjoy a remix that takes all the “hard” out of the track.  Dream Koala’s take on Flocka’s signature track has a relaxed and dreamy vibe that couldn’t be farther from the original’s.  The remix …

pkelly94mp3: Waka Flocka Flame – Hard In Da Paint (Dream Koala Remix)

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Kirk Knight

Last night, Terry and I went to a Pro Era which was a near 3 hour concert featuring every member of the young hip-hop crew.  And while the entire affair faded into a wash of solid flows, witty wordplay and boom bap, Kirk Knight had great stage presence and was able to stand out among the mob that eventually accumulated …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Kirk Knight

mp3: MVSCLES – sweet n sour

M|O|D makes the trap music of the future, but there can’t only be one type of music in the future.  With “sweet n sour”, friends of M|O|D, MVSCLES, have just invented a new type of future music.  The simple vocals in “sweet n sour” sound reminiscent of some type of campfire song you might have heard a camp counselor play …

tccarr14mp3: MVSCLES – sweet n sour

mp3: Groundislava – TV Dream (ft. Clive Tanaka)

Once again, Groundislava has come through with the type of track that no one knew how much they all really wanted.  Instead of spreading electronic-goodness all over Jamie Foxx’s ‘Ode to the Drank’, ‘TV Dream’ has Groundislava crafting a blissfully auto-tuned piece of pop.  ‘TV Dream’ is the lead single off Groundislava’s upcoming Feel Me LP and part of his …

pkelly94mp3: Groundislava – TV Dream (ft. Clive Tanaka)

mp3: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

I somehow managed to miss Purity Ring’s massively hyped single ‘Obedear’ until after the wave had subsided a bit, however, like most everyone else who listened to the track I was won over by their intoxicating sound.  Now the group has put out ‘Fineshrine’ and just like ‘Obedear’, the track is an experimental pop-track that is coated in equal amounts …

pkelly94mp3: Purity Ring – Fineshrine

mp3: Aesop Rock – Pigs (Hanz Remix)

Hanz is back in the remix world, with a new remix of Aesop Rock’s personal anti-police anthem “Pigs”.  All of the sharp and heavy drums you expect from Hanz are here with an ominous synth melody in the background that perfectly complements Aesop Rock’s aggressive verses.  On top of all of this, Hanz even throws in a Beach Boys sample …

tccarr14mp3: Aesop Rock – Pigs (Hanz Remix)