Whether or not you like him, Spooky Black is primed to blow up (at least on the same level as Yung Lean) and he deserves it. ”Without You” is one of the most interesting pop tracks to drop this year and it sounds even better with Supa Bwe and Sidewalk Kal over it. The boys mostly leave the original intact, only adding their own original verses seamlessly in between Spooky Black’s. Sidewalk Kal is unsurprisingly amazing with a fast paced verse over the slowed beat and Supa Bwe adds some much needed texture to Spooky Black’s singing. The original may be a singular work but it’s hard to deny how much Kal and Supa Bwe add.
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 of mine and she hasn’t stopped playing it on a consistent loop for two weeks. I haven’t even seen her. She just locked herself into her room so that she wouldn’t have to do anything else but listen to this song. Devotion.
On his bootleg of Thudercat’s “For Love I Come”, Tree puts the original soulful track through a kaleidoscopic lens of reverb, bass and psychedelics. Although the first listen probably won’t cue you in, Tree constructed his bootleg the old fashioned way sampling the original track off vinyl and using analog only additions. The result is a sunburst sound of warmth and pretty distortion. Never stop doing weird things, Tree.
Considering the fact that my mind is pretty blank right now as far as writing about this song is concerned this probably should be a beatie… but I’m just gonna post it instead because it’s really cool. Don’t worry about who Weep is, he’s a DL homie who makes a lot of dope music. ”LOL U ALL THE TIME” is post-bootleg. So listen to it and get on that wave.
Whether you’re ready for it or not, Sad Boiz are taking over. Yung Lean, their fearless but tearfull leader, is softly and emotionally killing it on the blogosphere and soon enough the oceans will be filled with the tears of emotional shawties everywhere. Tapping into his own emotions, OSØ just put out this leaned-out remix of “Hurt”. It’s very real.
Although Pusha T’s rapping on Clipse’s essential Hell Hath No Fury is, in my opinion, some of the best ever, he hasn’t be the most consistent artist in the past few years. When “Numbers on the Board” dropped earlier this year I was amazed by Pusha’s ability to channel his Hell Hath No Fury intensity of rapping over an amazingly odd ball beat from Kanye. Hanz, continuing his streak of giving great rap singles great remixes, has taken the original track and chopped it up and reworked it into an appropriately disorienting listen. Instead of just working up a new beat for the track, Hanz’s mix turns the track into a barrage of disjointed phrases and lines.
We’ve been posting the genius remixes from Oakland native OSØ for a while now and he’s finally decided to put them all in a convenient package with his Lean Mixes tape. The tape includes some of our favorites (“Goldie”, “Radio Song”, “Perfect Skies”, “All Gold Everything” etc.) and throws in plenty of new remixes we haven’t heard before. The newer highlights include more Main Attrakionz and Danny Brown flips as well as a remix of Travis Porter’s “Do A Trick” which has also received remix treatment from some of our other blog favorites NVTHLSS and suicideyear. Across the EP, OSØ comes through on the promise of lean mixes with tracks that are much more vibed-up and spaced out than the originals without ever sticking to simply chopped and screwed edits. He even throws in a “Gangham Style” remix at the end of the tape. Check out the entire tape after the jump.