Mix: Diplo’s 2 Hour Tribute to Hip Hop Month

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No friends, just Diplo, a microphone, and his turntables. For his BBC Radio show, Diplo stopped by and dropped a 2 hour mix full of old school hip hop. For those of you who love the classics, Biggie, Pac, Nas, De La Soul, Beastie Boyz, N.W.A., and many more, than this is a mix you can’t pass up.

Diplo & Friends had Hudson Mohawke come through with a mix for hip hop month earlier and now Diplo closes out the month with this. Been boppin’ my head for the last 30 straight minutes. This is money. List of the songs played here.

Video: “It Girl” by Pharrell Williams

You’ve never seen anything quite like this before. This video is thoroughly entertaining and makes the song really stand out. From the mind of Takashi Murakami, the man who brought you the illustrations to Kanye West’s Graduation album, here is Pharrell Williams video to the song “It Girl”.

Pharrell has always been one to test the boundaries and he really expresses collaborative art to the absolute finesse point here. The video shows all kinds of anime and I love it when the animated Skateboard P comes through. Awesome job. Get more from Pharrell’s new album G I R L here on iTunes.

“Bigfoot (Dillon Francis Remix)” by W&W

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After crushing the stage at TomorrowWorld, Dillon Francis surprises fans with a Moombahton-packed remix of W&W’s “Bigfoot.” The dude just doesn’t stop coming out with massive tracks.

With “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” about to come out, Dillon is also probably trying to get ready to build some hype. Must be pretty nice being Dillon Francis. One thing’s for sure, he still has yet to find his dad. One day…

PumpTheBeat.com Presents: Chill Vibes Vol. 10


This weekend was fairly interesting. For me, TomorrowWorld was on my schedule. I had a ton of amazing photos, and unfortunately, my memory card went missing. For those who wanted to see what we did, sorry…The memory card is now lost with the People of Tomorrow :(

Regardless, we have another Chill Vibes in store for the next 2 weeks. A little late on the post, but here it is now. This week’s playlist is probably my favorite one we’ve come out with. Featuring tracks by Le P to Viceroy, we’ve got more of a nu-disco vibe towards the end.

EP: “Chimes” by Hudson Mohawke

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Almost slipped under my radar but couldn’t forget to post this. Hudson Mohawke released his new EP Monday titled Chimes. It’s a short EP but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth listening to. Of course we all know the “Chimes” song from the Apple commercial or whatever but that doesn’t take away from any of it’s brilliance and we still haven’t really gotten the G.O.O.D. song…

While I like this EP, Hudson has a lot more to offer and I still think he’s got a lot of material he hasn’t released. Hudson has played “Chimes” at various venues with Future and Pusha T over it. That’s what we really want but where is it? I thought for sure it would be on this EP. Don’t forget this was one of the producers behind “Blood On The Leaves” and also helped Drake with “Connect”. Come on Hudson.

We still might get something today since Chimes was originally set to release on the 30th.

Release Date: September 29th, 2014  |  iTunes

Bacardí Triangle: Win a Trip to Mysterious Party in the Bermuda Triangle for Halloween

This Halloween, you could be partying in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle with up to three of your friends watching some of the best artists perform in what is supposed to be a party of biblical proportions. All I can figure out right now is that you go to their Pandora station and then somehow enter…

Bacardí will fly out almost 2,000 applicants in 3 jumbo jets to party from October 30th to November 2nd. Winners will stay in the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador resort in Puerto Rico and will enjoy poolside and beach parties with musical guests selected by Bacardí. On the final night, winners will o to this mysterious island somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle (illuminati) and I believe see Kendrick, Goulding, & Calvin Harris.

That’s all for now but we’ll definitely keep you updated on how to win your spot for this awesome opportunity!

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“Boss Mode” by Knife Party

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After a leak of this track, the duo decided to let this one out after all. Didn’t want the leak to decrease the image of the new album with it’s bad quality so they released it for everyone to hear. “Boss Mode” definitely has that Knife Party rage-type feel with maybe a little more trap injected in it. Abandon Ship still set for the October 27th release date. You can pre-order it now.

Knife Party has their epic show, BOO!, coming up on Halloween Night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and will also be headlining one of the cruises for Holy Ship!!!! in January. For anyone in Australia, I think they’re headed back your way.

Listen to “Resistance” and “Begin Again” from Abandon Ship and more after the jump!

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