On today’s video of the day, we feature the music video to one of the highly-acclaimed songs off of J.Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Directed by Lawrence Lamont, G.O.M.D. is set to visuals that were most likely inspired by the movie 12 Years A Slave. The song itself, along with the album, is grittier with raw lyricism than J.Cole’s past albums and pits J.Cole in the realm of Kendrick Lamar. Logic, Wale, and many other artists in that higher echelon of intelligent hip hop. Check out the video below and cop 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is out now in stores and on iTunes.
Today’s combined video of the day and premiere comes from the EDM world of progressive house. Former trance aficionado turned progressive house hit-maker Tiësto teams up with LA’s own upcoming producer/DJ KSHMR for Secrets. Featuring Vassey on vocals, this big room-influenced tune already hit #1 in the Beatport charts. Download the track at Beatport and check out the video below.
This is the first of many featured posts that will focus on a collection of songs under one playlist. The main focus of this blog is to introduce genres and sounds that are not relatively known. Furthermore, these are compilations that should be your go-to source to dabble in the world of future bass and several other hybrid genres that are showcased.
First, Moving Castle Volume 4 features collaboration-heavy and future bass tracks. Future bass is the combination of hip hop and trap drum kits coupled with synths and melodic sequences that are atmospherically-enhanced to create a stadium ambiance through your headphones Since this genre is always evolving and growing, there are variations to this sound (ex. Cashmere Cat, Lido, Wave Racer, & Flume). Two of my personal favorites are We Bout It by Vices, Jailo, BrassTracks & K.B. Starr and Diamonds for Breakfast by AOBeats, Jai Wolf, Manila Killa & Mark Johns. The whole compilation is solid all the way through so be sure to check it out below and download.
Second, Soulection’s Love is King Compilation celebrates 200K followers on its Soundcloud page. Featuring a mix of ambient, downtempo, trippy samples, heavy drum kits and trap elements, this compilation is your go to study or work playlist. Oshi, critically-acclaimed as the next Mr. Carmack, packs a punch in a limited amount of time. On the other hand, Lakim and Esta go the mellowed-out route this time around with their respective house and jersey club influenced tracks. Check out the compilation below and download.
Lastly, Too Lush released their Volume 3 collection of tracks that are ready-made for a 3 AM jam session or a late-night drive. Featuring 1/2 of Hydrabadd from Moving Castle, Catt Moop slays this remix of T-Pain & Lil Wayne’s Can’t Believe It. VAPERROR’s Bloom is heavily-influenced by chiptune and its Wave Racer-esque vibe. CHLO’s Gangsta Luv features the combination of future bass, juke and jersey club. The rest of the compilation features future bass, jersey-club, juke, and various other genres that makes this playlist unique. Be sure to jam out below and download.
Today’s music videos are compiled from the latest music videos feed on YouTube. Per usual, its an eclectic mix of different genres. Featuring newcomers iSHi & Sam Smith, established hip hop artist Big Sean, and electronic hit-makers Axwell Λ Ingrosso & Zedd and British rock sensation Muse, these music videos will jump-start your weekend. Check out the videos below and be sure to stay tuned for our new Feature segments.
iSHi feat. Pusha T – Push It
Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Can’t Hold Us Down
Sam Smith feat. John Legend – Lay Me Down
Big Sean feat. Drake & Kanye West – Blessings
Wale feat. Usher – Matrimony
Zedd feat. Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know
Muse – Psycho
Here’s a compiled list of videos that I came across over the course of the day. This is will be part of a future segment under the Feature section of the site. Stay tuned for more videos that visually depict a track and enhance our aural understanding.
ZHU – The One
Axwell /\ Ingrosso – On My Way Pt. 1
Tom DeLonge – New World