mp3: Arnold – 100 Dreams (i Luv Your Girl Rmx)

Arnold put out this remix over a month ago but it’s taken me that long to realize just how much I genuinely like this song.  Taking on The-Dream’s club crooner “I Luv Your Girl”, Arnold transforms the song into a properly danceable track with an increased speed, renovated beat and his “aaaaaaaarnold” tag.  True story, I showed this to a friend …

pkelly94mp3: Arnold – 100 Dreams (i Luv Your Girl Rmx)

EP: C.Z. – bathtub

Over the past year C.Z. (of M|O|D)’s sound has gone in a number of different directions.  He started buzzing with a sound that could be pretty easily classified as trap with songs like “Doin’ What I Do” and over the past few months has moved towards a heavy UK Garage influence with songs like “wana do”.  Now, with bathtub, C.Z, is releasing his …

tccarr14EP: C.Z. – bathtub

mp3: Pradda – Clockwork (ft. Macro)

M|O|D homie Pradda has been a strong force in soundcloud/underground hip-hop lately with nearly every track demonstrating a notable improvement and refinement in his southern-styled sound.  “Clockwork” sounds like a typical hip-hop victory lap in the vein of Kanye’s “Touch the Sky” with trumpet kissed production via Chase Windu.  At face value, “Clockwork” isn’t a showcase of artistic prowess and …

pkelly94mp3: Pradda – Clockwork (ft. Macro)

The Melt Compilation Vol. 1

L.A.-based record label/artist collective thing The Melt just put out this compilation completely stacked with amazing artists.  Alongside the five resident producers at The Melt including Djemba Djemba and Gossamer, the compilation also has tracks from 14 other producers including Color Plus, C.Z., and RAJA among others.  If you’re looking for new producers who are leading the way in pushing electronic …

tccarr14The Melt Compilation Vol. 1

EP: Yung Satan – Maserati

Out of all of the changing styles in M|O|D over the past year, one of the most exciting to watch in progress has been Yung Satan.  In the early stages of M|O|D’s work together Yung Satan stuck with a fairly distinct style of rapidly chopping samples to make melodic lines, but eventually started experimenting and moving away from it.  Over …

tccarr14EP: Yung Satan – Maserati

EP: M|O|D – PENG 003

And so arrives the bittersweet ending to M|O|D’s PENG series.  Fortunately, I think PENG 003 is the best of the trilogy.  On the first and second installments of the series, we saw each of the five producers begin to pick up new styles after moving beyond their trap roots, and on the third, we see them begin to perfect them.  Arnold’s new melodic …

tccarr14EP: M|O|D – PENG 003

EP: M|O|D – PENG 002

Boston’s finest are back with the second installment in their PENG trill-ogy (hahahhah get it? im the man) and its more bangier than ever.  PENG 001 saw the five producers basically abandoning the cliché’s of their former trap aesthetic for more house and garage-influenced styles, and PENG 002 finds them polishing those sounds even more.  The EP opens with a track from C.Z. that …

tccarr14EP: M|O|D – PENG 002