Chance the Rapper – “The Writer”
Chance unleashed “The Writer”—a two-minute introspective cut from the days before Acid Rap—onto the Internet this week.
Banks – “Brain (Ta-Ku Remix)”
Australian producer Ta-Ku takes the sensual and Shlohmo-produced “Brain,” and pumps it full of night-laden synths and a thunderous cadence.
Drake – “Draft Day”
Last week, Drake dropped not one, but two free tracks. In addition to the Lauryn Hill sampling “Draft Day,” he also released the slow burning "Days in the East."
Killer Mike & The Alchemist – “The Boonies”
“The Boonies” is a one-off between Killer Mike & The Alchemist, recorded in preparation for the return of the Adult Swim series “The Boondocks.”
Girl Talk & Freeway – “I Can Hear Sweat (feat. Jadakiss)”
On Tuesday, Girl Talk & Freeway let loose a free EP of tracks titled Broken Ankles. “I Can Hear Sweat” is an audacious and quintessential cut from the collection.
Doss – “The Way I Feel”
The calendar may only say April, but Doss’ “The Way I Feel” has the month of July written all over it.
Cassorla – “Future One (feat. Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes)”
“Future One” may detail a seething argument between a tired couple, but its bouncy bass line and guitar riff keeps it sounding anything but burned out.
DaVinci & Sweet Valley – “I Got That Line”
“I Got That Line” is collaboration that fuses the beats of Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan with the vocal stylings of DaVinci. You can grab their entire disc for free, here.
Ex Hex – “Hot and Cold”
The fully-female Ex Hex recently signed to Merge Records, and their first single “Ex Hex” is a breezy jam perfect for the sand.
Holy Ghost! – “Bridge & Tunnel (a/just/ed Remix)”
Disc-spinning duo A/Jus/Ted twist nobs and bump buttons to Holy Ghost!’s “Bridge & Tunnel” to fun results.
The Hood Internet – “Honest Season (Future vs. Future Islands)”
For better or for worse, this exists now.
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