It’s Monday, and we have a fantastic line-up in this weeks mix. The beloved sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone have finally announced their third LP, along with a pre-order single. Cam’ron & A-Trak announce another joint EP, and the first sound from it has emerged. Zero 7 has resurfaced as well with a new tune, as well as fresh material from Banks, The Weeknd, ODESZA, Jhené Aiko, Wiz Khalifa and more.
Angus & Julia Stone – “Grizzly Bear” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/lj9odhe89tux3tv/03%20Grizzly%20Bear%201.m4a] It’s been four years since the siblings graced us with a joint LP, but in their defence they both put out solo efforts during that time. They’ve announced their new self-titled record comes August 1st, and has been produced by the one and only Rick Rubin.
Cam’ron & A-Trak – “Dipshits (feat. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/xw4smzopjtradhz/01%20Dipshits%20(feat.%20Juelz%20Santana%20%26%20Dame%20Dash)%201.m4a] Killa Cam and A-Trak are back with some more collaborative work, and for this particular gem, they got Just Blaze helping on the beat.
The Weeknd – “King of the Fall” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kvd06qkbel68or5/01%20King%20Of%20The%20Fall.m4a] The Weeknd follows up “Often” with another freebie for the fans. The sound definitely a slightly more pop vibe to it, not that i’m suggesting the mainstream has influenced him at all; I can dig it.
Banks – “Beggin’ For Thread” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jd8x1j1pi49e5iu/10%20Beggin%20For%20Thread%201.m4a] The beautiful Banks from Los Angeles has her long-awaited debut album coming September 5. Here’s the pre-order single, a track she injected with a whole lot of sexy.
P Reign – “Where You Been” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/l5c1jo9njbdbkii/01%20Where%20You%20Been.m4a] P Reign keeps it rolling, and this time around he’s got bars on bars on bars. The Toronto native continues to grow his fan base, now all we need is that full length.
Esta – “Lexo” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1360ua5uag0aok6/01%20Lexo.m4a] Soulection’s Esta has crafted a flawless 2 minutes and 43 seconds, it’s like when your favourite cocktail is made to perfection.
Jhené Aiko – “The Pressure” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/g6cy6mk4r6oy53n/01%20The%20Pressure.m4a] The stunning Ms. Aiko has her debut album Souled Out set for August 25, and until then she’s keeping us all happy with new cuts like this.
Joell Ortiz – “Music Saved My Life (feat. B.o.B & Mally Stakz)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/t1ns14u1boyvq4t/01%20Music%20Saved%20My%20Life%20(feat.%20B.o.B%20%26%20Mally%20Stakz)%201.m4a] Joell pays homage to the artform and people that have played are large role in his life. The Slaughterhouse member has his solo LP House Slippers coming soon.
ODESZA – “Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/x82yzd0bt8052ft/11%20Memories%20That%20You%20Call%20(feat.%20Monsoonsiren).m4a] The production duo from Seattle are set to release their new album In Return on September 9th. They’ve already given away a couple tracks from the project, this energetic composition being one of them.
Wiz Khalifa – “You And Your Friends (feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/m35axx1g42g3c5e/15%20You%20and%20Your%20Friends%20(feat.%20Snoop%20Dogg%20%26%20Ty%20Dolla%20%24ign)%201.m4a] Wiz recruits DJ Mustard on the beat, Ty on the hook, and a verse from Snoop. This comes from his upcoming LP Blacc Hollywood, slated to drop August 19
Zero 7 – “Simple Science” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/klkst6fa9fh3wws/01%20Simple%20Science%20(Radio%20Edit)%201.m4a] It’s been nearly 5 years since the London duo released Yeah Ghost. They are finally back with an upbeat dream pop number featuring vocals from Danny Pratt
Casey Veggies – “Backflip (feat. Iamsu!)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/y7te43t6b3q1gqb/01%20Backflip%20(feat.%20Iamsu!).m4a] Veggies with back-to-back freebies, this one featuring Iamsu! on the hook and the beat.
Juicy J – “Hot Nigga (Freestyle)” [audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/im032jjtlq33fvh/01%20Hot%20Nigga%20(Freestyle).m4a] Juicy J hops on the ever so popular instrumental from Bobby Shmurda and crushes it out of the ball park.