With today’s violently changed music industry from only 15 years prior, it’s hard to know what music is good and who to look out for in the industry. Do you enjoy the mainstream and what they force feed us? Or do you spend all your time on blogs to find the best indie? It’s even harder to find good music that other people know about. I usually I find a new song I love every week and blast it until my ears bleed or I get tired of it. The problem is that I find a song I love and play it at my next possible social outing, but no one knows the song! So here are some of the weekly cuts/jams/bangers/hits from my recent past that I still constantly bump. Ordered from past to present. I will try to post my weekly cut from here on out, so we can all be on the same page.
Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih
This is what R’n’B should sound like today, not that date-rapey dude that normally finishes off the week. This is Bringing Sexy Back 2013. Pray they make an album together, until that day probably never comes you have a free download of this song. Play in the bedroom or any low-lit dance party.
Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love
I love Twin Shadow. This song is on the GTA V soundtrack. He is usually known for his 80’s synth cuts, but this time left the synth out and this is more reminiscent of 90’s club heartbreak banger. I can picture Steve & Doug Butabi force grinding some chick at the Roxbury to this shit.
ScHoolboy Q – Collard Greens ft. Kendrick Lamar
The first time I heard this song I didn’t really like it. Half of the song, including the chorus, is pretty much gibberish, but ScHoolboy Q just has a musicality that I really like. This song has been stuck in my head for weeks now. His debut album Oxymoron is busy being delayed, so hopefully it will come out while he is still relevent.
Migos – Versace (Remix) ft. Drake
Drake kills this track, which almost never happens. This is that ignant shit you bump hard even though you own no Versace, Versace. This one’s also free.
Movement – Us (Giraffage Remix)
This is an interesting track. I checked out Movement’s album as it seemed to have all the right ingredients, but it just didn’t mesh for me. He takes the original introverted, lonely track and morphs it into an upbeat dance track. This is just proof Giraffage should have produced and mixed the whole album.
- ScHoolboy Q Confirms “Oxymoron’s” 2014 Release (confamgist.wordpress.com)
- Twin Shadow & Haim Jam Together (arestlessaffair.com)
- SoundCloud gets optimized for Hype Machine (reviews.cnet.com)
- HAIM – “Edge” (Co-Written By Twin Shadow) (stereogum.com)
- 18 Artists To Check Out Based On The Music You Already Love (buzzfeed.com)