The 25th volume of Blues & Beats brings you an unlikely but incredible cover of The Weeknd’s topsy turvy unpredictable New Age R&B sound.
Two more tracks from Donald Glover, the once YouTube comedy man turned 30 Rock writer turned Community college student turned rapper.
Smoke DZA teams up with two members of two separate Hip Hop crews.
Ellie Goulding – High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
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The UK indie pop princess displays her unique range on this cover of Toronto’s uprising R&B star The Weeknd.
Childish Gambino – Silk Pillow (feat. Beck)
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Another release from the upcoming mixtape Royalty. Enlisting Beck for this joint adds a little something different to something already different.
Childish Gambino – Unnecessary (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
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The track surfaced awhile ago, but now we have the CDQ/Tagless version. Hopefully it’ll make its way on the upcoming tape.
Kill Paris – I Do Love You
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The LA-based DJ/Producer/Trainer has dropped yet another gem. If you’re looking for consistently good and diverse electronic music, I advise you go to his Soundcloud.
Smoke DZA – Ashtray (feat. Domo Genesis & ScHoolboy Q)
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The Harlem-based rapper recruits ODWGKTA’s Domo Genesis and Black Hippy’s ScHoolboy Q for this beauty produced by Harry Fraud.
Los Campesinos! – Tiptoe Through The True Bits
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The Arts & Crafts indie rockers release this one “because we can.”
Kid Ink – Time Of Your Life (Remix) [feat. Chris Brown & Tyga]
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With the production help from Ned Cameron, they speed up the tempo and add Brown & Tyga to the remix, who are indeed familiar with each other.
Silver Jews – Secret Knowledge Of Back Roads
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Drag City Records is releasing a compilation of early recordings from the New York group who disbanded in 2009.
Cocaine 80’s – Motivation (feat. Common)
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Common adds his one and only verse to his fellow Chi-Town producer’s project.
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