“Molly On My Chest (Benasis Remix)” by Riff Raff, Yung Nation & Crichy Crich

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Benasis’ newest release, a remix, is, simply put, an emphatic fusion of trap and hip hop. The track features cyclically repeating vocals that combine with the absolutely disgusting, I say this in the most enthusiastically positive way, heavily-dropping rhythm and beat. Literally right out of the gate, the track features a suspense-building amalgamation of increasingly quick, rap style, vocals and a much lower, in comparison to the tempo further in, beats per minute (BPM). As the track continues, the tempo rises and falls, referencing BPM, in a manner similar to other trap mixes. Additionally, the vocals pick up in speed and intensity, thereby delving into the gloriously diverse world of rap and hip hop.

Overall, this remix is fantastic! It features a nice range of musical styles, vocal patterns, and an impressive tempo. As I listen to the track, I can almost feel the desperate need to rave clawing away inside my brain, just begging me to start pounding my fist like a crazed animal, begging to be released from the cage of ennui. Well done Benasis!

Release Date: May 20th, 2015 

North Coast Music Festival Lineup Announced

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Chicago’s new music festival of just 6 years of age has announced their most diverse lineup yet. This year North Coast welcomes well-known artists of every genre. The headliners consist of a mystery rock artist, The Chemical Brothers, and D’angelo and the Vangaurd. Other high-profile guests include; Portugal, The Man., Knife Party, The Roots, Steve Aoki, The Glitch Mob, Tycho, Wale, and Twin Shadow. The three day festival will take place September 4-6 in Union Park. You must be 17+. Ticket info can be found at www.northcoastfestival.com

“Never Been In Love” by Elliphant (RAC Remix)

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Swedish singer-songwriter Elliphant released an EP featuring remixes of her new tune “Never Been In Love”. The eccentric hip-hop artist often works with prominent EDM artist of the time. The EP contains remixes from Theador, BASECAMP, Bixel Boys, Billboard, and, the most notable, RAC. The inditronic musician uses guitar to transform the song into a summer jam. RAC dropped Strangers I & II last year. The group is currently on tour until mid-may.

“In For It (Prod. by RL Grime)” by Tory Lanez

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RL Grime keeps things interesting with his newest collaboration with Tory Lanez. More and more often are dance music producers getting more recognition for crossover tracks. Granted, trap music is essentially an extension of hip-hop, you can definitely see more diversity within an artist with his/her crossover tracks.

“In For It” is a single coming off of Tory Lanez’s upcoming EP. The track is being released through WEDITIT Collective.

Artist: Raury

Yesterday, Raury released the video for “Seven Suns” off of his 2014 debut mixtape, Indigo Child. The 18-year old Atlanta producer/singer-songwriter/rapper is already making a name for himself. His debut project, Indigo Child, demonstrates what the ambitious, young genius can do with his calm vocals and sonic rhythm. With Indigo Child, influenced by Andre 300 and Frank Ocean, Raury takes on a more progressive sound by implementing muse and imagination into his beats. Kanye liked the track “God’s Whisper” so much that he had Raury fly out to perform and kick it with him.

He further proves his talents in SBTRK’s Wonder Where We Land, in which he is featured in 2 tracks, “Higher” and “Forgotten”. As if his resume wasn’t already impressive, his track “Lost Souls” is featured in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Needless to say, we should expect some big things this from the new Colombia Records signee this year.

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“Know Yourself (EKALI Remix)” by Drake

Surely you’re familiar with Drake’s latest free mixtape by now. Just as suddenly as the collection popped up on fans a week ago, so have producers been quick to release renditions of their favorite songs; as we saw earlier from Madeaux’s Energy remix via Serge. Today we’ve got EKALI‘s take on one of the more popular tracks from IYRTITL, Know Yourself.

EKALI has definitely been on top of the latest Hip-Hop releases, also tackling Drake’s recent feature on “Blessings” which I threw below for y’all to listen to.

Free downloads galore if you go Like his Facebook!

“Dímelo” by Snakehips x Tory Lanez

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UK production duo Snakehips has teamed up with hip-hop artist Tory Lanez for their newest track. “Dímelo” emerged from the Songs From Scratch series via Yours Truly x Adidas.

Along with the release of the track on SoundCloud, they’ve also released their video [included below] giving fans a quick peak as to how the entire track came together. You’ll see both Tory Lanez and Snakehips working together to produce the track at WeDidIt Collective Studio in LA.

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