Today is a good day, as Lil B and Chance The Rapper finally release the collaborative mixtape Chance has been hyping up the past couple weeks. Titled Free, the “Based Freestyles” mixtape features six tracks from the based-spun duo, some reaching almost 10-minutes in length. Now that’s a lotta chemical induced philosophizing! Peep Free below […]

DJ Shadow has released the debut singles from his first collaboration project since the 90’s work with UNKLE. Teaming up with Cali producer G Jones, Shadow’s latest project goes by the moniker Nite School Klik, and they specialize in all things superbass. Think purgatory deep dubstep beats, with ample measures of rap, juke and trap thrown in, sprinkled with […]

4 Mar
Atlanta's trap master fans the flames for upcoming tour

In order to fan the flocka flames for his upcoming tour, ATL’s Waka Flocka drops this 11-track mixtape in conjunction with DJ Whoo Kid. The Turn Up Godz Tour mixtape bounces from southern hip-hop to trap to synthy EDM to even brostep-infused numbers, while featuring additional heat from the likes of Gucci Mane, Flosstradamus, Neon Dreams and more. […]

6 Feb
Where drum & bass, trap & hip-hop collide

By WMC 2001 (or was it ’02?) I was already growing tired of the endless “look at me” DJs playing the usual schlock of dribble while endlessly waving their hands in the air. I suddenly began to realize that I did not give a shit. Then I caught Ming & FS performing live at OM […]

13 Jan
2 hours & 23 tracks of Swedish house + techno for BBC Radio 1

The always great Essential Mix series for BBC Radio 1 is gonna throw in a new twist this year. For 2015 the plan is to invite two great DJs/producers/artists together to collaborate on a single mix, creating something truly unique. First up to bat is Sweden’s great Eric Prydz, who teams up with protégé Jeremy Olander on […]

Imagine Claude VonStroke’s 2009 track “MonsterIsland” as the soundtrack blasting in a transformative yet alien environment you’re appearing in for the first time. You’d be about 10 times more stoked to be there. Hit the fast forward button to 2015, and VonStroke & Co’s Dirtybird record label is now 10 years old all grown up from its humble beginnings in San Francisco’s Lower […]

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane adds some nutcracker-like trap riffs to his Christmas list with a new 15-track solo effort titled East Atlanta Santa. With a variety of orchestral instruments like the flute, church bells and ghost-like synths making recorded appearances, as well as a track featuring none other than Shawty Lo, East Atlanta Santa is a guided tour through parties in mansions and a […]

LIAS beloved record label Ninja Tune bestows a mega 61-track playlist upon the end of 2014.  Their Ninja Tune & Family in 2014 collects their best releases plus tracks from sub-label family members like Big Dada Sound and Technicolour Recordings. Expect edgy hip hop from artists like Wiley and Busdriver interspersed like boulders in a stream between tracks […]

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