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Kidnap Kid – “Animaux”

July 22nd, 2014 by

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Kidnap Kid’s “Animaux” was one of the two tracks on the So Close EP, which was released in 2013. It exposes the darker shades of electronic music and wraps its listener in a chill that you can almost feel.  Whilst having a well paced groove, “Animaux” is spicy and simplistically addicting.   If you want to check out Kidnap Kid’s new stuff, his newest EP is called Stronger. Have fun bumping to “Animaux”. Check it:

Shlohmo and Jeremih – No More EP

July 21st, 2014 by

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No More: slow jams for the traphouse.

Jeremih’s sound might actually be too sexy sometimes. Imagine jamming to Jeremih in a room full of people you’ve never met.

Finally bridging the gap, No More features Jeremih’s sultry falsetto vocals sharing the limelight in a delicate balance with cold and atmospheric trap from Shlohmo. The L.A. producer successfully balances Jeremih’s flame with just the right amount of ice for a really steamy sound that oozes sex from behind dark walls of production.

This is a particularly strong collaboration from two very talented musicians – sounds to me like Shlohmo let Jeremih do his thing over some tracks crafted with dope Chicago R&B vocals in mind. The result is a beautiful, beautiful amalgam of a bedroom soundtrack, ranging from music to turn up to (“No More”) to staring up at the stars with your boo (“Let it Go”). The EP takes a turn to more club-banger type style at “The End,” which ends in a pulled back breakdown, featuring a verse from fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper.

The only thing better than slow jams….Shlohmojams. I’m sorry. Seriously though, check this out.

Download the full EP from Shlohmo’s website here.

If you dig this, make sure to follow Shlohmo and Jeremih on SoundCloud, and on:

Twitter at @shlohmo and @Jeremih.

Facebook at Shlohmo and Jeremih.

 

Hozier – From Eden EP

July 16th, 2014 by

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I’m turning it down a few notches this week with Hozier’s “Work Song”, from his newest EP: From Eden.  With a wounded soul combined with the voice of an angel, this Irish heartthrob has captivated his global audience.  “Work Song” is a simple tune layered with a subtle hint of blues and soul-heavy aura.   Hozier finds a way to swerve and dart around with his tones in an almost teasing way, enticing the listener to follow him into the heart of his music. If you’re a little down this week, “Work Song” will give you a shoulder to lean on.  Check it:

Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

July 14th, 2014 by

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Ah, Die Antwoord. Always kicking the dirtiest, brownest, creepiest, most intense raps.

It’s probably been a while since an album at one time made you dance like you ate a gram of ecstasy washed down with 3 Red Bulls, and ask yourself what the f*ck it is exactly that you’re listening to. Good thing your favorite zef rappers are back with their strongest effort yet.

Donker Mag is a snuff porn for your ears. Their third studio album album delivers on all of Die Antwoord’s best qualities in spades. The album is cocky, vulgar, and disgusting, but also has a break-neck intensity about it, though the feeling comes more from wanting to snap some necks than dancing too hard. Maybe both. Songs like “Pitbull Terrier” and “Raging Zef Boner” will make you wish you could stop dancing to them. Rap-Rave music (if that’s a thing) is a doozy, and there’s something distinctly brown to the feeling you get from dancing to the evil, oozing, bouncing organ jam that’s also an ode to Ninja’s dick. Props to DJ Hi-Tek and DJ Muggs for the perfect complement to Ninja and Yolandi’s vocals. Good luck getting these zef raps out of your head, they’re weird as shit.

If you like what you hear below, check out www.dieantwoord.com for more.

follow @DieAntwoord on Twitter, and on SoundCloud here.

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