Welcome to Volume 100 of Monday Blues & Beats. Who would of thought that what began as a school project for grades, would turn into this. I truly appreciate every single one of my viewers, you guys are the reason I do this. Thank you.
As for this weeks mix, it has both quality and quantity. Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” received a lot of attention this past week, Kanye, The Weeknd and T.I. all gave their individual take on it. We also have new material from Odesza, Meek Mill, Shlohmo, Nicki Minaj, BOOTS, PartyNextDoor and more.
The dynamic duo are currently touring, and have made their latest brilliance available for free. Madelyn Grant adds mesmerizing vocals and the instrumental sails off into the sunset.
The 20-year old’s most recent offering shows he’s not slowing down anytime soon, and definitely not going anywhere. These Toronto boys do the woozy, brooding love jams to perfection.
Ye set the blogosphere on fire a few days ago by hopping on this Queen B track. While I enjoy Mr. West’s diversity, he tapped into a style and flow that has always been a favourite of mine, and it’s been a minute since we’ve heard it.
The second remix of “Drunk In Love” that made the cut was from crooner The Weeknd. Besides his scintillating vocals, Tesfaye chopped the beat up a little, to make it more fitting.
William Phillips aka Tourist from London, England has something pretty special on his hands. The build-up, the execution, the vocals and the content all come together beautifully.
Ms. Nicki Minaj snaps hard on this Detail beat, making bold statements left, right and directly down the barrel, killing everything in the way. Hopefully this “Roman’s Revenge” flow has a heavy influence on her upcoming album.
I’m always a fan when Trey transforms into Trigga. Perhaps this will inspire a LemmeHoldatBeat3
Another UK producer crept into the mix with a dreamy composition that’ll leave you in a trance.
Remix Artist Collective aka André Allen Anjos is working on his new album, and has decided to give the first single away for free. This upbeat addictive number will be on Strangers, which comes sometime this year.
Sometimes I think Mac Miller has no idea how talented he really is. This self-produced out-of-nowhere freebie is smooth, clever and definitely worthy of an LP appearance. – “I’ve been popping like a kernel / Reading Justin Bieber’s journal / Treat you like a urinal”
Jordy Asher (Boots) has recently gone from zero to hero, and I believe that trend will continue. If you enjoy Beyoncé’s self-titled album, you are a fan of Boots. However it came together, we may never know, this man had a heavy influence on the album, solely producing and writing a few tracks, as well as working with various world-class producers on other songs. Coincidentally, the up-and-comer has just signed with Roc Nation, and here’s his debut solo with the powerhouse label.
Ink’s heatseeking single has blown up, so why not do an star-studded remix right?
Meek Milly and Yo Gotti link up once again for a street banger. The MMG emcee announced his upcoming album is nearly finished, but for now we have this Cardo beat.
Shlohmo and his drooling compositions has hooked up with Jeremih’s silky vocals once again.
I can’t say I saw this collaboration coming, but their chemistry makes it sound like it was destined to happen. The daydreamer beat is courtesy of Sampha as well.
As part of the Converse-sponsored CONS EP Vol. 1, The Zombies collaborate with the Cali hardcore band Trash Talk, but the energy works.
Perhaps he caught his break by writing Usher’s No.1 hit “Climax,” but however it happened, Elijah Blake is here now and signed to Roc Nation. Produced by Midi Mafia and Fayo & Chill, as they sample Cam’ron’s Just Blaze-produced “Oh Boy”
Game delivers a street anthem that comes along with a catchy acronym “Thirsty Hoes Out There.” Produced by League of Starz
I was led to believe the Blaze/Baauer collaboration had reached the peak of hype, but that was before I knew Mysto, Pizzi & Moiez were going to inject it with steroids.
Spitta recently dropped his Drive In Theatre mixtape, and this slow roller stood out for me. Produced by Cardo and Yung Exclusive
Stay tuned for AHM’s first giveaway – starts tomorrow