Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 102

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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.

Coldplay – “Magic”

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.

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Posse – “Shut Up”

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

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CyHi The Prynce – “Basquiat”

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)”

Amerigo Gazaway – “Two Worlds (feat. Kanye West)”

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

Kent Money – “Home Alone (feat. Hit-Boy, BMac The Queen, Audio Push, B. Carr & N.No)”

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.

Strange Talk – “Young Hearts (The Chainsmokers Remix)”

The New York duo has yet another hit on their hands. The synthpop group from Australia have their latest song injected with an addictive vibe.

Lupe Fiasco – “$nitches (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)”

Lupe Fiasco – “$nitches 2 (30’s)”

Lu had a fairly generous week with the release of 3 tracks. Here are two of them, one being a soulful number with Ty dropping the hook, and a more upbeat punchy rap joint in the form of part 2.

Vindata – “Bad Dreams”

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.

The Menace – “Put On My Niggas (feat. Chris Brown)”

Compton Menace drops a new single that features Chris Brown on both the hook and verse. Produced by LiveLongPrince

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Jhené Aiko – “The Worst (Ted Smooth Remix) [feat. Raekwon]”

Ted Smooth does a complete revamping of Aiko’s “The Worst,” by adding a sample of The Fugee’s “Ready or Not,” and adding a verse from Raekwon.

ScHoolboy Q – “The Purge/Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix)”

This is AHMs first time posting a 20syl remix, but surely won’t be the last. The producer from France seamlessly recreates “The Purge” (from Oxymoron) with Q’s RapFix Cypher verse. Pure genius

Kid Ink – “Woke Up This Morning (feat. Devin Cruise)”

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

Son Lux – “Flickers (Zeds Dead Remix)”

Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux), a NY post-rock, alternative hip hop artist got the privilege of a high-energy Zeds Dead remix.

Big K.R.I.T. – “New Agenda (feat. Rick Ross)”

‘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

Vic Mensa – “Feel That”

Vic Mensa comes back with a banger produced by Smoke Ono.

Chromeo – “Come Alive (feat. Toro Y Moi) [Brenmar Remix]”

The original found its way into a mix a number of weeks ago, and after hearing countless remixes, I am digging Bill Salas’ (Brenmar) take on the funk track.

LAKIM – “Need Want”

LAKIM of Soulection Records delivers a staple chillwave number as a freebie for the fans.

Mac Miller – “Amen (feat. Dash, Ab-Soul, Vince Staples & Retchy P)”

Mac gives us a very low-key beat so this relatively underdog based feature list can shine.

Que – “OG Bobby Johnson (Remix) [feat. Snoop Dogg, Pusha T & A$AP Ferg]”

Que enlists three rather unlikely combatants to hop on this banger. It’s nice to hear Snoop on a dirty beat again.

PartyNextDoor – “Persian Rugs (Austin Millz Remix)”

He’s not the first to do it, but it’s one of the more enjoyable remixes as Austin gives it that chopped ‘n’ screwed feel.
 

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