Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 69

Vol. 69

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday folks. This was one of those weeks for me that kind of just dragged on and on and on. So finally last night, I grabbed a couple beers and dove head first into some new music. We’ve got fresh material from Florence + The Machine, J. Cole, MGMT, Ab-Soul, Daughter, Clams Casino and more.

Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks

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Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, aka vocalist/songwriter/bassist is forming his second album Apocalypse with help from Flying Lotus. He’s pushed the genre boundaries once again with this new single, the pop/funk/electro fusion makes for an outstanding blend of sounds and emotions. Bruner, I look forward to what you have in store for us.

J. Cole – Cole Summer

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Cole let go of this freebie last night, a track I would pay good money for. The smooth sample comes from Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters” with D’Angelo circa 1998. Produced by J. Cole

Florence + The Machine – Over The Love

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Florence delivers a lovely ballad for The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which if you have scoped by now, you should. An all-star cast film, deserves an all-star cast soundtrack. The movie hits theatres May 10, and the soundtrack May 7; which you can Pre-Order Now

Ab-Soul – The End Is Near (feat. Mac Miller)

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Soul and Miller hook up once again for a doozy. Mac not only delivers a mesmerizing beat, but drops one of his best verses in awhile.

Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)

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As one last promotional effort before their album was released, the UK-based trio gave Daft Punk’s record-shattering single a 360. They take the lustful jam, and turn it into sultry. Get their debut album on iTunes

Rockie Fresh – Top Of The World

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MMG’s Rockie Fresh just dropped The Birthday Tape, this is one of the standout tracks. In-house producer The Gift uses a Röyksopp sample, and tinkers with it slightly, creating quite the epic beat.

Clams Casino – Bookfiend (feat. DOOM)

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The man once named MF Doom spits some free-lancing verses over Clams Casino’s usual dreamscape beat. A perfect, unforeseen collaboration that I want to hear more of. This will be on DOOM’s upcoming project Lex.

MGMT – Alien Days

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MGMT is back with more psychedelic rock for our listening pleasure. “Alien Days” serves as the first single to their forthcoming self-titled album (June).

Kent Money – Think About It (feat. Nicka)

[audio https://www.opendrive.com/files/N18xMzkyNjMxOV9BWVNnVF8zNmZk/10%20Think%20About%20It%20(feat.%20Nicka).m4a|titles=Think About It]

HS87’s Kent Money dropped his Eyes Wide Shut mixtape a few days ago, and if you’re unfamiliar with his work, definitely check it OUT. The soulful beat courtesy of Hit-Boy and D Mills.

Casey Veggies – Young Niggas (feat. Juicy J)

[audio https://www.opendrive.com/files/N18xMzkyNjI4NF9TbzQ3QV80ODQ3/01%20Young%20Niggas%20(feat.%20Juicy%20J).m4a|titles=Young Niggas]

Veggies links up with Juicy for a trunk rattler. The Futuristiks on the beat.

Chris Brown – I Can’t Win

[audio https://www.opendrive.com/files/N18xMzkyNjE5OV9yR3FMRF83NjBh/01%20I%20Can’t%20Win.m4a|titles=I Can’t Win]

Breezy’s been on a role lately, his fusion of R&B and Pop seems to always come through for him. His next album is called X, which hits shelves July 16 – this track however will not make the cut.

B.o.B – Headband (feat. 2 Chainz)

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Call me a sucker for a dirty beat with whistling, but this beat from DJ Mustard goes. 2 Chainz spits his usual ridiculousness – “Bet you can fuck with me, that would be Neveruary”

Twista – Throwin’ My Money

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Twista back with a club anthem featuring a classic hook from Kells. Shout out to Aaron Gash for the suggestion.

Joey Fatts – Choppa (feat. A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown)

[audio https://www.opendrive.com/files/N18xMzkyNjEwOF92ODZpaF8xZGI4/01%20Choppa%20(feat.%20A$AP%20Rocky%20&%20Danny%20Brown).m4a|titles=Choppa]

Joey Fatts enlists a couple heavy hitters for his latest single. Rocky and Brown suit the theme and beat to a T. Produced by 808 Mafia
 

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