Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 26

Frank Ocean announces a new album and tour along with 10 minutes of R&B/Electronic goodness and unique cover art.

Grizzly Bear’s latest release sounds like a 70’s classic rock joint.

Mac Miller drops some free gems via Twitter.

New singles from Passion Pit, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz & More.

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

The Odd Future R&B singer drops a 10-minute track you’ll wish was longer.

French Montana – Pop That (feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne)

French enlists the usual suspects for an absolutely summer banger. This is the first single of Excuse My French expected July 17.

Passion Pit – I’ll Be Alright

The second single off the upcoming sophomore LP Grossamer, set to be released July 24.

Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute

The Brooklyn-indie band is back at work. A tour and upcoming LP is set for September.

Lil Wayne – My Homies Still (feat. Big Sean)

Despite the GOOD/YMCMB beef, these two emcees put it behind them and dropped this single produced by Streetrunner.

Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)

Canadian wonder boy enlists the Chicago emcee for the fourth single from his upcoming LP Believe, due next week. Produced by Danja.

Chris Brown – Oh Yeah (feat. Snoop Dogg & 2 Chainz)

Another single for the upcoming project Fortune, dropping July 3. Produced by Drumma Boy.

Ellie Goulding – High For This (Ianborg Bootleg)

Last week I posted to original cover of The Weeknd’s song, this week, a calm Dubstep mix courtesy of B.C.’s own Ianborg. Thanks to @BobbyBolivia1 for the nod on this and the track below.

Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Mix]

A wicked tempo boost from Harris without losing the integrity or original feel of the track, well done.

Trey Songz – 2 Reason (feat. T.I.)

Trey isn’t his usual slow jam, enlisting Grand Hustle’s T.I. for the second single off Chapter 5.

XV – #OccupyMusic (feat. Raja)

The Kansas rapper is often hit or miss for me. This one however, was hit out of the park. Produced by The Awesome Sound, using a 2001 sample of Télépopmusik’s “Breathe,” made famous by Mitsubishi.

Revolution, I Love You – Cotton Shirts

The Philadelphia electro noise-pop group is back with a brand new single.

Mac Miller – Onaroll (feat. Pharrell)

Mac and Skateboard P team up over a Neptunes beat.

Mac Miller – Day One; A Song About Nothing

A second track from young Pittsburgh emcee this week. Self-produced, self-written and laid back.

Yeasayer – Henrietta

Fragrant World is expected to be released August 20th, 2012

Kid Ink – The New Generation

The LA-based rapper is finally ready for his debut album Up & Away, which drops tomorrow. This track didn’t make the cut, but if it’s any indication to what’s on the record, we’re in for a treat. Produced by Boi-1da.

Sam Sparro – I Wish I Never Met You

From the man who brought us “Black & Gold;” four years later and he’s ready for his sophomore record.

Wiz Khalifa – OZs & Lbs (feat. Chevy Woods & Berner)

Produced by Harry Fraud

Download Blues & Beats Vol. 26


  1. Thank you my brother from a lighter mother for this amazing post. I cannot wait to put these songs onto my 32-jigga iPod Touch. But please kind sir, why you no post material by any Puerto Rican beauties? Much love from Africa!


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