It was a busy Tuesday night for Cal and Rez, they held an “Ask TF” question & answer session on UStream and also dropped this behind the scenes video from the making of the “All The Way” music video. As you may or may not already know the guys are getting ready to release their new album “AfterHours” on April 29th. During the UStream chat last night we learned the new album has a double-digit number of tracks on it and we couldn’t be more thrilled about getting brand new Timeflies music in just over a month. Of the two songs Timeflies previewed they described one as semi-country influenced and the other track was a banger called “Beast”. If you live in the NYC area and do not plan on being at Terminal 5 on April 29th for the “AfterHours” release show, you really need to check your priorities because its going to be an insane night!
We have another huge leak today that got me so excited I almost couldn’t listen to it. Well I did and what I think all of you need to do is not expect anything like In My Mind and just recall what he’s been working on lately. Still, everyone get ‘Happy’ that he’s released this a week early to listen to and we get to witness the greatness with artists like JT and Daft Punk. It’s definitely pop music and he’s drifted away from his Neptunes bass-bumping tracks (at least for now). Now, sit back and enjoy some of the tunes below and you can head on over to iTunes to listen to the whole thing. Hip hop fans check out Mastermind below. Both are not out officially ’til next week but yah.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
Mastermind is Rick Ross’s sixth studio album and quite possibly his best project yet. From dope ass production and a nearly perfect recruitment of features, this album has everything. I was sleeping on a few of the singles like “Devil Is A Lie” and “War Ready” but now that I have the whole album in my hands I really question what I was doing. There’s a great blend of aggressive gangster songs and ‘ryder music’ tunes with smooth instrumentals. The album outlines exactly where The Boss is now and where his talents have taken him. Many people underestimate him but he will without a doubt go down as one of the greats. His reign has moved him into a role model hip hop position and this album proves that with his versatility and his high-ranking features instead of his usually MMG teammates.
The best is when you go to listen to an album and you can’t choose a song because there are so many good ones. I hope you find yourself in the same position with this one. The 16 song LP with 2 bonus tracks is pretty impressive when you listen through it the first time and the top songs right now are “Thug Cry” with Wayne, “Sanctified” with Big Sean & Yeezy, “Supreme”, “Devil Is A Lie”, “War Ready”, and… just all of it. Album doesn’t officially release ’til next week but you know how we do. Pre-Order it now or follow one of our download links. Shoutout to my boss at my job here in Oxford, OH. Every day he says he brushes his teeth to Rick Ross. Brush the shit out of those teeth son.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
Right at the start of the UK tour, Gorgon City, a young UK house duo, decided to release this groove machine to get everyone hype. Although most us are across the pond and can’t see any of their shows, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the quality of their production. Just close your eyes and pretend you’re there? Free download on this bad boy too!
About an hour ago Madeon released this gem that has apparently been in the vault for a few years now. The track is vintage Madeon and, as evidenced by the french maestro’s message to his fans on soundcloud, seems to be a token of appreciation for his audience’s patience while he works on some brand new material:
“Here’s a track I made a couple of years ago but never released. I’m working on a lot of new music right now, but in the meantime : here it is ! Hope you like it. It’s kind of a happy groovy production jam.”
Additionally, it seems as though the producer’s next level creativity has rubbed off on his marketing team, as the download link on his soundcloud page redirects to a cryptic page on the official Madeon website, where you’ll need to crack a not-so-easy code to get the track. I’m going to (hopefully) spare you guys the 2.5 hours of time I just spent on my quest for this track, and give you a hint: the code spells out the name of the song, but it’s the formation of the letters that will throw you for a loop. Godspeed to you all.
P.S. If you were the kind of kid who bought walkthrough guides for your video games, the answer is also in the comments section of Madeon’s post on Facebook.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been loving these MashUpMondays from Big Boi. Here he brings you his sixth mashup entitled “Objectum Shalamar.” It has the perfect disco funk sound to go along with Big Boi’s undeniable skill, and Phantogram’s touch sure doesn’t hurt either. Three more of these mashups are going to be released in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for them every Monday. If you missed his fifth one “Damaged World” that released last week, you can check it out below as well.
Wolfgang Gartner, with the success of his label Kindergarten Records, has finally kicked off a mini spring tour consisting of clubs all across North America. Of course, a tour wouldn’t be complete with a stop in New York City. So, for our readers, we have another contest for 2 tickets at Pacha NYC. If you want to know more details on how to enter, hit the jump!