Good afternoon and welcome to Monday. Stay fresh and excite your day with some new tunes.
A couple intricate remixes this week, one on a Frank Ocean track, the other Bon Iver. The posthumous Aaliyah project rumours have been put to rest. Domo and Alchemist dropped their joint venture. Mariah Carey doesn’t just dabble her foot back in the game, she dives right in. Freelance Whales are back for seconds and D-WHY hooks up with one of the hottest producers turned rapper.
Bon Iver has teamed up with Indaba/Spotify for a fan-based remix competition. He has released the stems of all ten tracks off Bon Iver, so fans can download them and show off their creativity. This Teen Daze remix starts off relatively similar to the original, but around the 2:30 mark, just sit back in bask in the dream pop glory. Perfect for those summer evenings when the temperature hits a mild 20 degrees and you have a cold beer in-hand.
Ten years after the first posthumous Aaliyah album, it looks like we might get a second one. This R&B burner features the OVO crew, 40 on the beat and Drake on the verse. Noah’s melancholy beats always bring out the most honest truths in Drizzy’s verses.
Nova Scotia, Canada-based producer is releasing his Last Words EP August 21 via WEDIDIT. It features 5 original tracks and 4 remixes.
I remember seeing a picture of D-WHY hanging out at Hit’s 4th of July party, and thinking, these two better collaborate. Sure enough, it’s here and Hit-Boy shows us for the third time he’s not just good with the keys. Produced by Marcus D’Tray. Don’t Flatter Yourself is out August 15 and Hit-Boy’s HitStory the 7th.
Mariah couldn’t pick a better time/situation to jump back into the industry. The MMG movement is in full force right now, with the release of Self Made, Vol. 2 and Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t being the #1 album on iTunes, they’re on fire. So why not enlist the Boss himself and quick quipped lyricist Meek Milly who’s debut record drops in a few weeks. Produced by Jermaine Dupri & Bryan-Michael Cox.
This is the first single from the Queens, NY indie poppers. Diluvia drops October 9 via Mom + Pop.
Mr. ATL goes in on the ever-so-popular Young Chop beat and murders it. Trouble Man doesn’t have an official release date yet, but 2012 seems doable.
The LA indie/dream pop group is set for another EP via Sub Pop dropping September 25.
If you haven’t already, be sure to download the entire tape on the right sidebar. With Domo’s flow and Alchemist’s creativity, this record is smart.
Tyler does his usual thing on the track, absurd and aggressive.