Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 84

Toro Y Moi - Campo

Welcome to Volume Eighty-Four of AHM’s Monday Blues & Beats. While you finish settling into your new schedules and new adventures, don’t forget to take some time to update those libraries and music players. You couldn’t have asked for a more fruitful week of music – Toro Y Moi, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Phantogram, St. Lucia, Flatbush Zombies, Active Child, Goldroom and more

Drake – Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music Pt. 2 (feat. Jay Z)

Nothing Was The Same leaked last night, and despite waiting on the pre-order, I caved and have been listening to it ever since. Here’s one of the most anticipated tracks from the album, and let me just say; there’s a whole lot more where this came from. Produced by Boi-1da, Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett

Pre-Order Available on iTunes

Pusha T – Nosetalgia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Pusha let go of this single today, off his upcoming album My Name Is My Name (October 8). KDot and Push both go in guns blazing over this Nottz beat. Note: No Tags/CDQ

Toro Y Moi – Campo

The chillwave extraordinaire has graced us with a brand new tour-only single, easily good enough for a major project.

Lupe Fiasco – Peace Of Paper/Cup Of Jayzus

7 minutes of sheer brilliance comes courtesy of Lupe Fiasco. You might just need a Harvard degree to decode this one, the wordplay and references are so in-depth, making it hard to keep up. Even the title alone “Peace of Paper (Magna Carta)/Cup of Jayzuz (Holy Grail),” not to mention the instrumental is reminiscent of “Holy Grail.”

Phantogram – Black Out Days

It’s always a good day when new Phantogram surfaces, this particular one comes from an upcoming project due out in 2013, no details quite yet. For now, enjoy this energetically inspiring sparkler.

Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (Kastle Remix)

The L.A. producer chops up Drizzy’s highly addictive summer anthem and adds distinct intricacies to it, making it rather unforgettable.

St. Lucia – Too Close

Another bright and upbeat single from Jean-Philip Groble (aka St. Lucia), which you can catch on his upcoming LP When The Night (October 8)

Flatbush Zombies – Club Soda (feat. Action Bronson)

The Zombies dropped their Better Off Dead mixtape this past week, and here’s my personal favourite featuring Bronson and in-house producer Erick Arc Elliott on the beat.

Active Child – Subtle (feat. Mikky Ekko)

Pat Grossi aka Active Child is releasing an EP next month called Rapor, and the first taste features Mikky Ekko.

Wale – Black Grammys (feat. Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh & J. Cole)

Here’s another promotional number for Maybach Music’s upcoming compilation Self Made, Vol. 3. Ironically enough, the only one not on the label drops the best verse; Mr. Cole. Produced by Tone P

Pre-Order Available on iTunes

Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder

The dynamic duo gave this silky smooth jam away for free this past week. It takes about 2 seconds flat to get into this track, so get groovin’

MellowHigh – In The Meantime

The Odd Future trio has decided to drop their debut album at the end of October, Halloween to be exact.

Electric Guest – Bait (Shlohmo Remix)

You can never get enough Shlohmo, his borderline dark and disturbed sound has a unique presence on other artists’ tracks.

Troy Ave – New York City (feat. Raekwon, N.O.R.E. & Prodigy)

Troy enlists some real O.G.’s for his latest single, and the overall sound/vibe works well. Produced by John Scino

Available on iTunes

Goldroom – Embrace

Here’s the title track from Goldroom’s latest EP, which was released last week

Available on iTunes

Chase & Status – Machine Gun (feat. Pusha T)

The British electronic duo link up with King Push for an aggressive number from their upcoming album Brand New Machine (October 7)

Sleigh Bells – You Don’t Get Me Twice

The Brooklyn-based noise pop duo are on the verge of releasing their third studio album Bitter Rivalsduo out October 8

Pre-Order Available on iTunes

Young Chop – I Ain’t Gotta Say Shit (feat. Juicy J)

As to be expected, a street banger from Young Chop’s debut album Precious, this one featuring Juicy J

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