mp3: Waka Flocka Flame – Rooster In My Rari (TNGHT Remix)

Since dropping their thoroughly banging EP, dynamic duo TNGHT has been fairly quiet, giving the music time to set it, and letting the earthquakes caused by the 808′s in their tracks settle down.  Suddenly, they are back full speed with a remix of one of Waka Flocka’s calling cards off of his new album Triple F Life.  The duo have played this live at a couple of shows, but now they have just released the CDQ version of the track on iTunes and it is more bangin’ than ever.  Unsurprisingly, TNGHT’S trap drums that Waka Flocka’s music inspired, fit in extremely well under his vocals, and match his ridiculous amount of energy.  You can stream the low quality version below ripped from a mix, and then link to get the full quality version (which actually makes a huge difference) on iTunes.




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 takes Flocka out of da nails hard street and places him on a warm, plushy rain cloud of synths and sedated percussion.  Dream Koala brings out a whole new side of Flocka that I doubt he even knew he had.


Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: C.Z.

Future Trap is a very interesting idea.  It’s easy to dismiss a bunch of young producers who most likely belong to the middle-class trying to breathe new unique life into a genre born out of dangerous Southern slums and crime culture as a soon-to-pass “hipster trend”.  Although this may be true, I think the young genre has more merit and value to it than that.  Future Trap producers like C.Z. or Lil’ Texas are taking the rolling hi-hats, and more importantly the extremely high energy style of Trap music like Waka Flocka and introducing the synths, intricacies, and extreme attention to detail of electronic genres such as House and Bass Music to it, and I don’t see anything wrong with that at all.  C.Z. is one of my favorite Future Trap producers right now.  His aggressive behavior-inducing remix of Ace Hood and Rick Ross’ trap anthem “Realist Livin’” is simple yet energy filled and showcases an intricately and incredibly produced drum track, and his song “Wheezin Ed” shows how beautifully Trap beats and James Blake-esque synths can blend together.  Below you can stream C.Z.’s “Realist Livin’” remix and “Wheezin Ed” and link to his Soundcloud page below that…