NEW SINGLE: Rye Rye - "Sunshine" f/ M.I.A.
M.I.A. protege and signed NEET Recordings MC, Rye Rye has been blowing up everyone's radar for well over two years now. The 19 year old Baltimore rapper has been silent for a while writing and recording her debut album, Go! Pop! Bang!. Great news came in the form of a new single from Go! Pop! Bang! called "Sunshine" featuring BFF and NEET Recordings founder M.I.A. (Continue Reading)
LISTEN: The xx - VCR (Four Tet Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Gayngs - "By Your Side" (Sade Cover)
"It's like music for sex people. You're all just sex people," exclaimed David Vandervelde on Daytrotter's new session featuring sex jam connoisseurs, Gayngs, a music collective comprised of members from Bon Iver, Solid Gold and many others. On their four-song session, Gayngs perform cuts from their Relayted LP; "The Gaudy Side of Town", "No Sweat" and "Crystal Rope", and perhaps sexiest of all, a sultry, Auto-Tuned, six-and-half minute rendition of Sade's early-2000s single "By Your Side. Hear and download the cover below: (Continue Reading)
On Saturday night, the ever-theatrical Kanye West hit SNL and delivered two big performances of his latest singles, "Power" and "Runaway". It's rare for anyone to get this dramaturgic on the Saturday Night Live stage, but if anyone (other than Lady Gaga, of course) were to do it, it would be Kanye. Speaking of Gaga, it's still quite depressing that their co-headlining tour fell through; I would have loved to see them try to outdo each other. But back to SNL — watch Kanye West and Clipse's Pusha T make their way through a myriad of classical dancers, below: (Continue Reading)
Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones stopped by the studio with Billboard to record the last "Monday Mashup" of 2010. For those who don't know, Monday Mashup is a series of live covers presented by Billboard and Starburst featuring fresh takes of classic songs by burgeoning artists. Chiddy Bang were charged with the task of covering Bobby McFerrin's 1988 classic, "Don't Worry Be Happy" while incorporating several topics into a freestyle. As always, the results were pretty impressive. Watch Chiddy Bang's rendition of "Don't Worry Be Happy" below: (Continue Reading)
Vampire Weekend's multi-talented producer/composer/sometimes vocalist Rostam Batmanglij, who currently remixes under the moniker Boys Like Us, has recently remixed OK GO's "White Knuckles" and now he's been tasked to rework Tokyo Police Club's inescapable single, "Wait Up" (which has already been remixed by the likes of Passion Pit and DOM. Hear and download the remix below: (Continue Reading)