Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 41

Welcome to Monday.

Lupe Fiasco gets set for the release of his fourth LP, Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet,” The xx connects with Four Tet and Calvin Harris with Florence, minus the Machine.

Also new material from CHVRCHES, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Tegan & Sara, Juvenile, Tyga and more

Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)

The radio rip of this track surfaced a couple weeks ago, and the official iTunes EP drops in a couple weeks. The project will feature multiple remixes including that of Tiësto, Burns, Dirtyloud and Qulinez. The video for this sexy collaboration surfaced this week.

CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share

Six months ago, this Glasgow-based synthpop group (Churches) showed up on the scene, and with just two tracks out there, they’ve garnered a heavy amount of attention. Think Purity Ring, with a softer version of Megan James’ voice. I look forward to the future success of this group.

Lana Del Rey – Blue Velvet

With the release of H&M’s fall line, Del Rey performed at the Ad Campaign Launch Party. Originally written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris, it’s been covered numerous times, Lana gives it that dreamy pop sound. Get “Blue Velvet” on iTunes
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The xx – Angels (Four Tet Remix)

Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet has being doing his thing in the industry for over a decade now. Most recently, he added to the already trippy, chilled out electronic bliss from The xx. Off their second LP Coexist, “Angels” becomes more mysterious with a collection of spacey sounds. *Radio rip minus the intro/shout-out. Get Coexist on iTunes

Wiz Khalifa – Remember You (feat. The Weeknd)

This collaboration was announced awhile, and has finally hit the airwaves. An odd combination that definitely works, produced by Rico Love. ONIFC pushed back to December 4th.

Lupe Fiasco – How Dare You (feat. Bilal)

On the eve of the release of Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 one more promo track surfaces. Expect nothing less then well-orchestrated, well thought out verses from Mr. Conscious himself. Don’t forget to pick up the record tomorrow.

Tegan & Sara – Closer

It’s been three years since Sainthood was released, and now the twins had some fun in the electro-pop genre.

T-Raww – Crenshaw @ Midnight (feat. Dom Kennedy)

Apparently this was left off Well Done 3 (which received negative reviews), but this is one the better tracks i’ve heard from Tyga in awhile. Dom rolls through the beat with his smooth delivery, which was produced by The Olympicks.

Juvenile – Picture Perfect (feat. Birdman & Lil Wayne)

Juvenile hooks up with his two former label mates. Mike Will brings the heat on the beat as per usual, but Lil Wayne is the most surprising with a “Hip-Hop Relative” verse.

Ryan Leslie - Swiss Francs (Remix) [feat. Booba]

R Les enlists the french speaking Booba for the remix. The triumphant beat produced by Leslie himself.

Meek Mill – Young & Gettin It (feat. Kirko Bangz)

This serves as the third single off the upcoming debut from MMG’s Meek Mill Dreams & Nightmares dropping late October. Auto-tune doesn’t really suit Meek, but Kirko delivers a catchy bridge/hook, with a banging beat from Jahlil Beats.

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