It’s late. Like, “the sun is rising and I’m still up” late. So late to the point that I don’t even really know what I’m writing in this space because my eyes are practically closed from exhaustion. Maybe I’m dreaming and you’re not actually reading this right now, or worse, maybe I’m sleep-blogging? Either way, all you need to know is that this 5-track EP from Pascäal is perfect listening for similar insomniatic situations. Specifically, “Drowning In You” is really hitting the spot.
Following an appearance on Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap mixtape (“Cooca Butter Kisses”), Vic Mensa is stealing the Chicago rap spotlight with an equally impressive solo project of his own. His 14-track INNANETAPE features the likes of Rockie Fresh, Ab-Soul, Thundercat and the aforementioned Chance The Rapper, plus production credits from Boi-1da, Hit-Boy and Mensa himself.
After seeing Ta-ku remix is song “The Tropics” last week, Future Classic-signed Aussie beatmaker L D R U (real name Drew Carmody) has graced us with his remix of The Aston Shuffle’s Will Heard-assisted single, “Comfortable.” The pseudo-keyword you need to know here is “trapical,” a snappy blend of tropical drums and pitched vocals equally appropriate for the festival stage or an end-of-Summer sunset. Take your time and get comfortable with this one.
When New York-based producer/DJ Dave Edwards isn’t busy curating Soundisstyle’s weekly WKND playlist, he’s crafting upbeat electro remixes like this one of Duke Dumont’s smash, “Need U (100%).” Reworking the track to fit a more pop-friendly structure, he’s surrounded the A*M*E* vocal with catchy guitar and piano that create a completely different song compared to the deep and groovy original. In a sort-of surprising way, it works out extremely well. Grab a free download below.
TomorrowWorld has touched down in Chattahoochee Hills for its inaugural 2013 edition (shout out the VT flag). For everyone not in attendance, a live broadcast of the festival is streaming on YouTube Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 2am EST. Press play below and join the action.
Despite debuting at number one on Billboard’s 200 chart, Jack Johnson‘s From Here To Now To You album was relatively overlooked for a lot of people (myself included) when it released on September 17. It still sold a solid 117,000 copies in the first week mind you, but didn’t garner nearly as much buzz as lead single “I Got You,” a song that served as Johnson’s sort-of comeback after a 3-year break.
Numbers aside though, the album is here, and its exactly what you’d want and expect from 12 tracks with Jack Johnson’s name attached. Set your mood to chill with the full album stream below.