It’s that time of year when the kids head back to school, college orientation sweats kick in, deep breaths before your first day on the job, or it’s just another day on the calendar. Regardless, you can kick off your venture with a fresh mixtape. AHM’s first Back 2 School mixtape features 50 tracks that have been in heavy rotation over the past month. Good luck to all of you, whatever you may be doing, and enjoy.
Jacques Webster aka Travi$ Scott aka La Flame’s countdown for the prequel to his forthcoming album Rodeo is over, here is Days Before Rodeo. The free 12-track project features Rich Homie Quan, Big Sean, Young Thug, The 1975, Peewee Longway, Migos and even a short cameo from Grand Hustle bossman T.I. One undeniable consistency with Scott is his production, which is completely on point with this mixtape. Metro Boomin’ brings the heat on three tracks, up-and-comer WondaGurl makes an appearance, along with Vinylz, Lex Luger, Mike Dean, Southside and more. Being signed to both Kanye (as an in-house producer) and T.I., you can see where both their influences play a role, which if you’re Travi$ Scott, is a pretty nice place to be wedged between.
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‘In Rotation’ will be a monthly article that sums up the albums AHM has been listening to. Rather than long-winded album reviews, which has been done in the past here, this will give you a brief overview of each project. So if you’re looking for full projects, and enjoy the taste of music posted on AHM, this can be your guide. Click the album artwork on the left for a link to where you can download them (Bandcamp, iTunes, Free DL, etc.).
It’s Monday, and we have a fantastic line-up in this weeks mix. The beloved sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone have finally announced their third LP, along with a pre-order single. Cam’ron & A-Trak announce another joint EP, and the first sound from it has emerged. Zero 7 has resurfaced as well with a new tune, as well as fresh material from Banks, The Weeknd, ODESZA, Jhené Aiko, Wiz Khalifa and more.
The boys gave us a peep into their joint EP quite some time ago, but the final product has finally arrived. The 6-track EP features Shlohmo’s dense signature production, accompanied by Jeremih’s lush vocals, making for quite the exceptional recipe.
Volume One-Thirteen coming at you on a scorching Monday evening. This weeks mix features brand new singles from Majid Jordan, Spoon, Lloyd, Radiator Hospital, Usher, Casey Veggies, PartyNextDoor assisted by Drake, Common assisted by Big Sean, a Phantogram remix featuring Gilbere Forté, a Sango remix cooked to perfection by axxxxgxxx and much more.
Terius Nash aka The-Dream aka Radio Killa had a rather busy week. On top of launching his own label Contra Paris with long-time friend and producer Tricky Stewart, he dropped the video for his latest single “Black,” he also dropped this freEP, oh and reportedly got married. Regardless of everything going on, Dream always manages to put out high quality music.
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This weeks mix happens to feature quite the array of vibes and emotions. With Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here film coming this month, you knew an A+ soundtrack would riding in the sidecar. Coldplay, Cat Power and Bon Iver are just a couple of the artists on board, all of which are featured in this mix. We also have the latest single from Alt-J, Rockie Fresh, B.o.B. and a handful of delectable remixes.
The Arkansas-based produced who goes by axxxxgxxx (AudioGold) has just released his first free-to-download EP. Syrup Funk is just further proof that we have a phenomenal producer in the making. He has quite the ability to hone in that downtempo vibe, and both create from scratch, and transform existing identities without compromising the original composition. If you’re looking for something laid back, that you can vibe out to at night while enjoying your favourite poison, this project is for you.