Why does this album remind me of The Love Below? If you’re not a long time reader of the blog then you probably don’t know I’m the hugest fan of Andre 3000′s The Love Below and live and die by its lyrics and composition. From it’s psychedelic mind wandering melodies to its catchy funk chorus hooks, the New Coast Blues EP is a surprise package of modern blues and hip-hop. Incredibly well produced and mastered, this EP caught me by surprise.
Well-Bred Delinquentz is an independent Hip-Hop duo from South Florida consisting of ‘Bass’ (Sebastian Carandang) and ‘Kid Zordon’ (John Diaz). They originally started by the name of ‘The Putty Pal Program’ as a comedy rap duo, during High School, in 2007. They have released 7 projects as the Well-Bred Delinquentz. They are currently still working on more projects, such as self-produced mixtapes, albums, and visuals.
I’m all for hip-hop that really isn’t hip-hop and this can pass as alternative and even indie rock and funk at times. Along the lines of XXYYXX with actual lyrics it’s the kind of music that takes you on an actual sonic journey. I love it, and if you have time the small six track EP is enough to keep on repeat as you work on your computer and realize its played 10 times. Yeah, It’s good.
Always delightfully surprised to see Miami, or in this case Naples locals create great quality products. You have a new fan.
Please take a moment to listen to a pretty dope instrumental track entitled “My Love Goes” by Morehouse student, Tri Randall. The track is trippy in a moody, calm way. With the angelic voice of Mariah Carey in the background (the track samples her song “Bliss”) Randall manages to still keep your head nodding to the Trap-y sounds. I’ve said it a million times but I LOVE when I can leave a song playing and just sort of zone out in my own thoughts. This is definitely one of those songs.
It’s no secret that I almost never listen to the radio. We all know that shit is repetitive and I at least think it can get pretty boring pretty quickly. I will get into a long conversation with you about why I hate a majority of what’s “hot” right now in mainstream music if you let me. That being said, I do like listening to music, even just as a background filler, basically all day. It’s almost as if I can’t make a move without music. My mom was in a band in the 70′s. My dad plays the drums and guitar like Santana. My sister does too, minus the drums, add in the Classical Flute. I cannot escape my musical roots, so I’ll embrace them instead. More on that later.
I have really been on this wave of what I like to think of as Boutique Music- it’s what would be playing (in my mind) at some snooty, upscale boutique where the customer service probably is terrible but you don’t care because they sell Yohji Yamamoto and Comme Des Garcons. I’ve said it before, I really like music I can kind of zone out to. And more and more lately that zone-out music has been electro/soulful/and definitely nothing I’ve heard on the radio. Spotify has really become my best friend, playing me exactly what I want to hear and then introducing me to an artist I’ve never heard of. I know I’m not the only one. Spotify has introduced me to artists and bands such as Disclosure, Quadron, Julio Bashmore and Poliça to name a few.
Below are a few of my favorite songs for the moment. I hope you at least like one as much as I do. And if you are feeling it, head over to Part One of this series. Enjoy!
Disclosure Feat. Eliza Doolittle “You And Me”
DJ Shadow Feat. Little Dragon “Scale It Back” (Silkie Remix)
B. Bravo “Computa Love”
Parallel Dance Ensemble “Juices”
Still with me? Last but not least, here’s my mix, with the help of Frantz Mza, of even more weird jams:
Last week I think we were all surprised to hear that Travis Scott announced he was partnering up with T.I. as an artist on his Grand Hustle recording label. The G.O.O.D. Music trained producer and rapper released his first single Upper Echelon on radio interview with DJ Skee. The single features the energy expected from T.I. and 2 Chainz but Scott’s energy and production in itself is a refreshing take on the usual Trap music with a more dark feel. Miami Marci compiles his rendition of the debut surprisingly adding more energy to the track with crafted builds and drops at just the right times. Listen and Enjoy.
I’m a Southern girl at heart and nothing throws me back better than a little Kirk Franklin. When I hear AND watch this video I immediately think of Summers in Mobile, Alabama as a child with my Aunt Norma (yeah, I got my name from her). On her estate, my sister and I had to sneak watching music videos and we fell in love with the Holy Spirit! Man, you have no idea. After watching this video we made our Mom buy the Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin on tape and then it started a Kirk Franklin fad that continued until The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin album in 2002 (great album by the way, you should take a listen!).
Taking a refreshed and more mature look at the video, I noticed really how much fun everyone is having in the video! Sheesh, It looks like a party and there’s even a cameo of Coolio in it. If church was that exciting I’d probably go more often. Other than that Kirk Franklin has the God-given gift to make gospel music that is both commercially successful and really fun and enjoyable. Listening to his music always has me singing in the car. Anyways, hope you enjoy this throwback as much as I did!
The second installment of YNG’s “No Sleep Till Boogie II” has recently released and it has been playing in my house for hours now. The production on this album is really tight. I love how in such a hater city as Miami, there are still people from different camps working together. There was a lot of Miami-local love on the New Yorker’s album, from song features to design elements. Enough about that, the music speak for itself. Hit that download link below, it’s FREE, and you won’t regret it.
YNG explains a bit about what this albums is to him:
“NSTB2” is a testament to a year filled with Rooftop sessions at the Vue after NYPD hassles to battling student loans and family members going away. In conversation I tend to ask myself how to juggle all these thoughts and I think I’ve successfully done so with this release with features from Quest, Prez P, Mike G, M Cash & more. I now present to you No Sleep Till Boogie II.”
Executive Produced by Wally West, Executive Produced by YNG
Make sure you check out the Official Page of NSTBII for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram updates as well !
Need more YNG?? Check out THIS POST we did a little while back on who YNG is, his story, and his single “Still Not A Player” featuring Ordinary Cool.
Miami Trap Ambassador and producer Miami Marci has released his first mix in a series he dubs, TROPICAL TRAPPING VOL. 1. His first of a compilation of carefully prepared mixes and podcasts, Miami Marci perfectly introduces electronica and new genres to the elemental Trap music which has become popular recently but which is a primary influence to diversity of Miami Marci’s sound.
Starting with Miami’s best kept secret Bobby Biscayne and ending with Packs by Migos, you hear a little something familiar and a bit not so familiar as you get into TROPICAL TRAPPING. Looking forward to more mixes by this talented artist.
The latest single to drop by YNG, “Still Not A Player” is out and I have a feeling this will be a popular summer jam. It showcases a typical male outlook on dating brought to you in an atypical delivery of lyrics over a nostalgic and chill beat. It goes mostly without saying that this song is also a slight homage to (and sampling of) Big Pun’s “Still Not A Player.” It’s a nice addition for us late 80′s/90′s babies.
“I’m not a player I just like to get a round, I ain’t getting any younger I would love to settle down, I run around with kings I deserve to wear a crown I deserve a little head when my girl is not around..”
YNG’s album, No Sleep Till Boogie II will be out in early April 2013. I’m definitely feeling the upcoming album’s cover (above) designed by Jahrue and styled by Kevin Oboh.
Still Not A Player:
Keep an eye out for No Sleep Till Boogie II- make sure to follow YNG on Twitter @NotoriousYNG for 140-character updates as well !
Not yet familiar with YNG? Check out his interview (below) with IMF Magazine.
Happy Valentine’s Day! As the holiday goes on, gifts will be given, “I Love You”s will be proclaimed and fancy dinner reservations all over town will be fulfilled. And who’s to say if your night will end in sexy-times or not? Either way, this mix by Atlanta’s own BLKKMORRIS (@BLKKMORRIS), aptly titled “Sex Trap 2″ will put you in that perfect mood. Part sexy R&B (notice the samples of Destiny’s Child and Erykah Badu) and part Trap music, with the electronic sounds and fast beats of the southern genre, this has a lil somethin’ for all the lovers out there.
I’ve been listening to this all morning, so my day has been pretty good so far. Press play below and hit that download for some late night jams.
INTRO – LUCY LUI
STAY – Henry Krinkle
SAY MY NAME (CYRIL HAHN REMIX)
CELWYDD – IFAN DAFYDD
STAY (TRAP BACK REMIX) – HENRY KRINKLE
OH BOY – TWINSMATIC
KING OF HEARTS (MR. FIGZ BOOTLEG) – CASSIE
LOVEEEEEEE SONG (YUME REMIX) – RIHANNA FT. FUTURE
ALONE ( DIFFERENT SLEEP REMIX) – JMSN
DIAMONDS (IRA G X NEVR REMIX) – RIHANNA
COLD NITES – HOW TO DRESS WELL
JUST US – YUME
CREEP WAVE – KILO KISH
BADU (BLKKMORRIS SLOWMO EDIT) – JOE TONG
A nice little surprise came into my inbox today in the form of a 21-year-old Australian bombshell named Vanessa Elisha. This young R&B songwriter, vocalist, and might I add beautiful girl, has released her first release called BLUR in anticipation to her first project releasing this upcoming February. The song touches on the indescribable feeling one undergoes when stuck with infatuation for another. Her voice is subtle yet adorable and I actually enjoy the song and hope to see her develop into a promising new talent. Looking forward to her future projects! Keep up the hard work. Check out the teaser video for the project, also completely edited by Vanessa herself.
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