Good afternoon and welcome to Monday Blues & Beats Volume Eighty-Six. You may have noticed the new look and not having the ability to download individual tracks. This past week my server that hosts all the music for Blues & Blues went down, and it doesn’t look like it will be back up anytime soon. However, here we are with another beautiful mix of eclectic tunes. I will play around with some new methods and see what works best, and pisses off the least amount of DMCA police. Downloading music is a grey area for many, and like myself, it took a long time and a whole lot of free music before I began paying for the bulk of it. I understand that you can find almost any song in the world for free. So the point of these AHM mixes is to post the singles, freebies, promo tracks, mixtapes, and whatever else the artist has intended to gain momentum before releasing an EP, LP, Tour Album, etc, etc. Even if only a few of you become avid followers of an artist, purchase their album on iTunes, attend their concert in your town – i’m happy.
Volume 84 featured a track from Phantogram’s brand new EP, and it was glorious. Here in Volume 86, we have yet another brilliant piece of music from the New York duo.
Ghost Loft, Twice As Nice and Atlas Genius in one collaborative effort? Yes please.
Phoenix continues to get creative with their remixes, this time getting the noise pop duo to liven up “Chloroform.”
Here are two standout tracks from Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 3 which unfortunately is still tagged with “Gangsta!” & “DJ Drama!” The sample used on “The End” makes it a personal favourite from the project – Mikky Ekko’s “Feels Like The End”
The second single from Break Science’s upcoming second full-length album Seven Bridges
Producer Clams Casino delivers a grimy instrumental as a GTA V exclusive, and despite not playing the game it seems like a well-suited sound
Kastle has some fun with Goulding’s cover of Alt-J’s “Tessellate”
Drake’s instrumental of “Pound Cake” from the recently released Nothing Was The Same seems to be a popular beat. Lupe and Raekwon both go in and do it justice.
The Swedish sisters give their take on Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” which to them is a very special track.
Pusha Ton is almost ready to share his solo debut full-length album with the world. My Name is My Name drops next week.
Sango always has something special cooking up his sleeve, and enlisting fellow producer Atu is just another trick as they give Drizzy’s “From Time” a spacey feel.
Q drops another single from the upcoming Oxymoron album. Produced by The Renegades
Project Pat links up with his younger brother for a street banger produced by Mike Will
Danny Brown’s third studio album Old comes out next week and here’s a solid joint featuring frequent collaborator Q – Produced by Skywlkr