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Hey guys, remember “212″ or “Fuck Up The Fun” which were both super fun, lyric dependent Azealia Banks songs? Well, “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is nothing of the sort. “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is the first single off of her upcoming full length, Broke With Expensive Taste, which still has no release date after being hyped for more than a few months. Banks has moved away from the solid rap game and more towards the electronic scene, which probably has something to do with the fact that she snagged a major record label deal since the beginning of her career. This song relies heavily on the creepy, deep beat, and much less on the lyrics/screaming that Banks does throughout the song. Honestly, I find “YUNG RAPUNXEL”, just as a song, as mediocre. I probably will not even listen to it again, after writing this article. But…this video, though!
I did not think that witch-hop could be displayed in visuals, but this video does a pretty damn good job. Complete with mouth-eyes (yup), bashing riot police in the face with champagne bottles and random owls flying everywhere, the “YUNG RAPUNXEL” is nothing if not shocking, which is what Banks and her label is striving for these days. Maybe none of those feuds were real at all…maybe her label just wants a bunch of unnecessary drama. Or maybe not. I don’t know. Keep doing you Azealia.
Check out the unnerving video for “YUNG RAPUNXEL” below.
Hivern records has started a new series that will consist of one-sided 12-inches featuring uncredited tracks from the current Hivern pool of of artists. Each edition will be limited to 100 copies and will only be available from the Hivern Discs online store. The first is titled “It’s All Over” and is said to almost be sold out. Pick up your copy here.
I did an ode to “Swimming Pools” remixes about two months ago on What’s Good With It (peep that here), and questioned then how many more of these remixes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” we really needed. Well…apparently a huge amount more, judging from how many have come out since then. And like all remixes, there have been stellar, not so stellar and just god-awful versions. Every so often there is that one remix that gives one faith that maybe, just maybe, everyone should keep remixing “Swimming Pools” and this is that remix.
Blood Diamonds is a great dude, and WGWI has been a fan for a minute, and he has a great way of transforming the original track into something completely different while still being able to make sure that the purists of the original will enjoy his rendition. Blood Diamonds’ remix of “Swimming Pools” is dark, eerie and memorable. Check it out below:
The-Dream blessed us with a 4m30 trap song full of intergalactic sounds could make the most pretentious of rap fans dance. This probably is a little too out there for The-Dream’s upcoming full length, but in the meantime, I will be over here getting together a twerk team.
Check out The-Dream’s “Tron” below and get ready to blast off.
Getting Shlohmo and Jeremih to do a “songs from scratch” session from YoursTruly was a great call. Shlohmo’s deep beats meet Jeremih’s sexy voice and lyrics. OOF! Download Jeremih’s Late Nights with Jeremih mixtape and be sure to listen to “Fuck U All the Time. Until then you can play this and get done riiiiight.
Okay, okay, so this remix may have come out two years ago, but considering I had never heard it before even though “Something About Us” is one of my favorite songs ever, I thought I would share this gem with all of you!
Have you ever wondered what Daft Punk’s “Something About Us” would sound like as elevator music? Well now you have the chance to discover what that might sound like! Spoiler alert: it is awesome. Check out Def Starr’s remix of “Something About Us” below:
Jason (Nosaj Thing) had announced the video for “Eclipse/Blue” would be out in a few days and I didn’t know what to expect, partially because he doesn’t have many out for Drift. What I do know is Nosaj Thing always has great visual effects when he plays, and after support from The Creators Project, and help from Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO, it has been translated to this gorgeous music video, accompanied by a lyric dancer (MIKIKO) as a centerpiece.