Sweet Valley, the duo of brothers Nathan & Joel Williams have released another free mixtape via Fools Gold. It’s the 17-track Jenova.
Chromatics’ bandleader Johnny Jewel is also the man behind record label Italians Do It Better. The guy is incredibly busy, so it’s amazing to announce that he has release yet another mix. It’s an antumn mix called Black and White, and it features songs he digs, remixes of them, as well as a cover of New Orders’ “Ceremony” with some help from Glass Candy.
Stream the mix below/download it as well.
At this point of your readership, you should be familiar with Kuhlamity. If not, let me quickly correct that. He’s a young rapper by the name of Kamron Bahani who is from my hometown. He has slowly been grinding out a promising career, and is slowly, but very surely, making his ascent to be a prominent figure in underground hip-hop.
Today he released his latest mixtape Protege Cerveau for free download. Kuhlamity continues his growth as an artist, providing a blazing fast flow full of wit, along with some old-school inspired beats. The production is top tier on this mixtape, leaving Kuhlamity with plenty of wiggle room to work his game.
At one minute he can leave you laughing, but soon after he will leave you reflective and inspired. It’s amazing just how fast he can rap while still keeping his flow even and his verses wise.
I know I’m not known for being up to date on underground hip-hop, but I really believe that Kuhlamity has got something special going on, and I want you to be a part of it.
The mixtape is available to download for free right here. If you need some motivation, check out two tracks from it below.
Chromatics’ Kill For Love is one of my favorite albums of the year. So I was very pleased to see that the band’s Johnny Jewel uploaded a mixtape called Running From The Sun. It features unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions.
Find the full note from him right after the mix, which you can stream below.
Jet lagged & buzzing from Friday’s show in Paris, I couldn’t sleep…so I stayed up all night with Oko talking about color based dreams while blending these tracks together. Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions…Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we’d clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark…working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm…throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow. In Amsterdam right now trying to upload it from the hotel. Fingers crossed…
This is a lullaby for you…
Dreaming In Color (00:23-03:08)
Red Car (03.09-07:27)
Kill For Love (07:27-11:30)
Last Wish (11:31-15:01)
Running From The Sun (15:02-19:13)
These Streets Will Never Look The Same (22:32-30:53)
Blue Moon (30:54-34:38)
Sweet Valley, the duo of Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his little brother Kynan. They got together to create dope electronic beats, venturing into a much different world than what we saw with Wavves.
Last month they released their first mixtape Stay Calm, and now they are releasing their second one, Eternal Champ, for free via Fool’s Gold.
Grab it at bandcamp, or take a listen right below. If you like chill minded electronic tracks that will put your mind at ease, this will be your best bud (plus possibly some green, come on, it’s Nathan Williams we’re talking about)
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Azealia Banks has released her Fantasea Mixtape which is available download for free right here. If you liked the songs that we already heard from it like “Nepture”, “Aquababe” and “Jumanji”, this is the mixtape for you.
We should see her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, in September.
Asheville, North Carolina native Shane Conerty is the man behind Leann Grimes. He’s back with a new release titled I’m Not Too Skinny and it’s another release filled with interesting versions of some great songs.
Here’s how Leann Grimes describes his album:
This album is a continuation of gratitude for music bloggers. Each track on this mixtape is a remix of an indie band’s song that I’ve discovered on various music blogs across the internet in the past year or so. It is my hope that people that are unfamiliar with the band’s I’ve sampled will seek out and support these artists as much as I do.
He is also releasing a new album titled Total Loss this fall via Acephale Records. Find the lovely “Ocean Floor For Everything”, a track from the album, posted below.
“Best Friend” recaptures the sunny feel good harmonies of acts like The Beach Boys, tailor made for sunny summer days.
[mp3]: Dent May – Best Friend