TNN this week feels a bit thin. Maybe it’s because we’ve had such a flow of big records and big names dropping big records. There was some good tunage that dropped last week though and here’s some stuff of note. Big Boi has announced a 3rd solo LP and the first samples of what it will sound like is out. Yeah it’s got Adam Levine on this first track but DJ Dahi and DJ Khalil are on the beat and it’s kinda fire. MØ is also resurfacing with some new solo stuff and “Nights With You” has some stellar production from Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco and Sophie. Finally, we’ve got Jessie Perez dropping her debut EP and it just oozes future superstar. Hairs standing up on your arm type chills with her talent and sound. Peep all 3 in full below.
TBT this week to the O.G. Trill Dad, DJ Ayres and his Parent Trap mixtape. Trap Music was all the rage with the kids just a few years ago, but the grown ups were definitely being left out. This mix was made for all the Trill Dads and Twerkin’ Moms so they could join in on the fun! It’s always been time to get Grown and Trappy as DJ Ayres mixed the biggest and best in adult contemporary electronic trap music, including music by Diplo, Miguel, Keys N Krates, Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, The Rub, Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze. Presented by Mad Decent Worldwide Radio – Ayres was twerkin’ all the mollies! Revisit this banger of a mix in full above.
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FOTR this week is Queen Majesty. She’s a gem of NY dj culture as she’s been collecting reggae vinyl for over two decades and traveled all over the world with these sounds and vibes. She’s a storied resident of East Village Radio (RIP) and has blossomed in the handmade hot sauce world with her Queen Majesty Hot Sauce. Last week she dropped her latest mixtape, Like A Version. It’s a sequel to her very popular Trilla mixtape from a decade ago and features some brilliant reggae covers of some of the best ’80s tunes of all time. Stream it in full below and make sure to check out Queen Majesty on all of the listed socials.
TNN is here this week to say 1 thing really. There was other music that dropped last week other than Kendrick Lamar’s new album that effectively broke the internet Thursday night. As it was a landmark release, it’s been fluffed and refuted enough. Let’s talk about some other stuff. First up is a fire opening track from Little Dragon’s last LP which also came out on K.Dot day. Next is Cousin Stizz as he continues is steady climb and his latest features Offset from Migos. Finally we’ve got a fun new party tune from Mal & Squid. Stream all 3 in full below.
It’s finally Spring for real on the weather tip in NY and this calls for some warm vibey classic music. For this week’s #TBT, that’s exactly what Eleven brings to the table with a delicious mix of some of the most memorable summer tunes maybe ever. Summer Madness is a complete 180 from his previously mentioned Winter Sadness series where the feels should obviously flip from bundling up inside by a fireside to going to the park for a picnic with your friends in the sun. If the weather is turning super nice in your part of the world, like it’s starting to in NY, check this stream above and download below for your instant soundtrack.
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TNN just keeps on trucking in 2017. While the world around us is in a constant state of complete flux, the music world has absolutely been stepping up. This past Friday saw a crazy amount of stellar new LP releases and only one of those acts is featured here. Content is coming from everywhere. Case in point, we’ve got new music from Frank Ocean again already and it features Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator and he dropped it on his Beats 1 Radio show. Future Islands dropped their first album in 3 years this past Friday and it rips like only they can. Finally, we’ve got a super fresh new one from LEYYA in “Zoo” that feels ripe for an infectious synch placement. You can stream all 3 in full below.
TBT this week to our History of Hip-Hop mix from 2007. Are these tunes really 10 years old at this point? Good lord. So many of these gems were club bangers and were downloaded in masses on the Hollerboard and some of them even got famous on that infamous messageboard. Arguable that B.o.B.’s career was started there, flat earth controversy many years later aside. What an amazing year for rap. Ye, Jay, Benny & Spankrock, Kid Cudi, Dude & Nem, Cool Kids, Kid Sis, Rich Boy, 50 and so much more. Revisit this amazing year for rap with the stream above and free download below.
Download: History of Hip-Hop 2007 (Mixed By DJ Ayres) (right-click, save as)
Artwork by Rhek for Sharks and Hammers
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TNN rolls right into April and that last week of March contained some great new music. K. Dot pops up with his 2nd new joint in as many weeks and this time with a mind-blowing video to accompany the music. Is “Humble” on that next level that Kendrick has been on for years now or is it a case of playing down to the audience? Only time will tell. Soulwax also reappears with their first new LP since 2005 and it’s a really solid reminder of how revolutionary these dudes are. Lastly, we’ve got a slick new one from JMSN and his second sneak peak at his new LP dropping the end of April. Stream/view all 3 in full below.
TBT this week takes us back to Spring 3 years ago with the March 2014 edition of Rub Radio. Bunch of huge names here like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, Major Lazer, etc and some anthems like Drunk In Love and YG’s My Nigga are probably hits forever. But what really standouts in this mix is the absolute bangers from some of these aforementioned big names, and some names that may or may not be household in 2017, that didn’t really run game on the charts. The Maino, Juvenile, Justin Martin, Jack Beats and Major Lazer joints really stand out. That old Blaqstarr tune sprinkled in always sounds fresh as well. Revisit this one in full above.
Beyonce – Drunk in Love Remix ft. Kanye West
Katy Perry – Dark Horse Remix ft. Juicy J
Maino – Watch Me Do It ft. T.I. & French Montana
Juvenile – Pay The Rent ft. Jeezy & Yo Gotti
YG – My Nigga Remix ft. Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Rich Homie Quan & Nicki Minaj
DJ Kay Slay – ‘90s Flow ft. Ghostface, Raekwon & Sheek Louch
Marco Polo – Emergency Man ft. Malcolm & Martin
Jack Beats – Beatbox
Odysseus – Hold On ft. Ruby Goe
Danny Torrence & Richard Beynon – All I Gave To You (Prince Club Into The Future Radio Edit)
Sammy Bananas – Never Say
Chromeo – Come Alive ft. Toro Y Moi (Le Youth Remix)
Pharrell – Come Get It Bae ft. Miley Cyrus
Blaqstarr – Supastar 2.0
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can ft. Pharrell
Justin Martin – Buggin’
Scottie B – Find A Way
Sevyn Streeter – It Won’t Stop ft. Chris Brown