It’s one’o’two of Monday Blues & Beats, and we have a lean, 21-track mix for you. Hope you all enjoyed the Oscar weekend. It was a busy week in the music world, and here we have some new Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, Amerigo Gazaway, a couple remixes from the likes of Zeds Dead and The Chainsmokers, a posse cut from the HS87 crew and much more.
Earlier this week, Coldplay surprised us all with a new song called “Midnight,”, accompanied by a trippy music video taking place in the wood. The track has a Bon Iver/Kanye West influence, but it works for Chris Martin and the boys. As of today, Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories is available on iTunes, and this is the pre-order single.
It only took about 8 seconds for me to realize this track would be on the heavy rotation list. Posse is a trio from Seattle, WA and their forthcoming album Soft Opening comes out March 4 through BADH Records
If you failed to check out CyHi’s latest mixtape Black Hystori Project, you can download it for free right HERE. This is one of my favourites from the project, produced by Grizzly who samples SoHo’s “Hot Music (Jazz Mix)”
Gazaway does it again with a first class mash-up that is featured on his brand new project Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One). If you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to download it for free right HERE
The boys over at HS87 had been talking about some upcoming music, and today the streets are blessed with a posse cut – no hook, only bars. Produced by HazeBanga as he takes us back to Macaulay Culkin circa 1990.
Vindata is an electronic duo from Los Angeles and had this track premiere on thisisongkick.com with a 12-hour free download promo. The song has great energy, production value, and a rather even-keeled climax.
In celebration of 500k Twitter followers, Ink let go of this leftover from My Own Lane. It’s more of a feel-good pop number that didn’t fit the overall sound of the LP. Produced by SDotFire, Kountdown & Ned Cameron
‘Week of K.R.I.T.’ starts now! The Mississippi native announced he would be giving away a song a day for 7 consecutive days. This should hype his upcoming album perfectly. Here’s the first, featuring Ricky Rozay