It’s Monday and you know what that means – new music! Miami’s Bruno Mali Kidd just dropped a new tape last week, M.A.D.E. His gruff, rapid-fire flow is complemented by features from Rick Ross, Raheem Devaughn and Ace Hood. Burial has a new EP coming out on 5/26. Both Subtemple and Beachfire are hypnotic ambient soundtracks to your next overdose. If this one is too deep for your tastes, try his remix of Goldie’s classic “Inner City Life” which dropped last month. Thes One and DJ Day have a new EP of groovy instrumental hip-hop and scratching recorded live, with the former on the MPC and the latter on the crossfader. It’s a free download, with vinyl to come. That about does it for today, but watch out for more new music on Rub Radio tomorrow!
Time to hit the back 9 of May already (seriously where is they year going so fast?) and TNN continues to keep it all grounded with that good new music consistency. First up is Calvin Harris featuring Future and Khalid on what feels like a Soundcloud era attempt at Daft Punk “Discovery” vibes with rappers and R&B hooks. And it works. Next up is a glimpse at what already feels like a strong contender for LP of the year. Sinjin Hawke pieced together some Kanye beats he submitted into an LP and “They Can’t Love You” is just a sample of it’s awesomeness. Finally, we’ve got a new one from the previously TNN featured F L A C O, which is the first single from his upcoming EP. Check out all 3 in full below.
TNN this week is strong with a few familiar names and one that may be new. Regardless, the content flow stays strong and signifies that 2017 is holding it’s own with new tunes. First up is brand new LCD Soundsystem. Like finally. This reunion has been a thing for some time and a new LP has been promised. But now it’s starting to feel real and it’s really good. Next is a “new” one from Cashmere Cat with Ty Dolla $ign featured on vocals from CC’s official debut LP. There was a version of the LP and this song that leaked months ago but it’s been rehashed and redone. In case you want check the original pre-Ty Dolla $ign, you can do that right here. Finally, we’ve got a new one from Tove Styrke with some jangling pop brilliance. Check out all 3 in full below.
TNN rolls right into May (no Timberlake memes to be seen or used) and the new music train keeps on moving along super strong. This past week saw new LPs drop from Feist, Gorillaz, Cashmere Cat and more…and none of these are featured here. Basically the release pool is strong. First up is a solo cut from Offset of Migos. If there’s anyone who’s quietly become a name synonymous with catchiness in 2017 it’s this dude. His first solo cut “Monday” maintains this healthy trend. Next we have a new single off the upcoming new album from Shabazz Palaces and this is super retro and futuristic at the same time. Finally, we’ve got a new r&b heater from SZA with Travis Scott. Stream all 3 of this tight new tunes in full below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TNN flex for 2017 continues into the last week of March. Big names flying around left and right these days and this past week was no exception. Kendrick Lamar popped up out of nowhere and put all wackness on warning with “The Heart Pt. IV”. Gorillaz released 4 new tunes and announced their upcoming LP formally. “Saturnz Barz” with Popcaan is the easy highlight and this 360 degree animated video for it is beyond next level animation. Tuxedo also dropped their 2nd album this week featuring another great dose of west coast flavored funk and pop, with “Take a Picture” being an early favorite. Peep all 3 in full below.
Apologies for the radio silence for the last week as SXSW is still a thing and that thing can easily pull you away from updating a blog 100%. Back at it this week though and TNN sees a big flex from 2 huge names in rap. Drake returns with More Life, a “playlist” that isn’t really an album but is and it’s 2017 and artists are finding more and more ways to release content and get people to care. Drake keeps the quality high as always and spreads his wings more into global pop stardom with “Blem” and continues the flute in rap trend with the “Portland”. Also we’ve got a new LP from Rick Ross, his first in 2 years, and he’s taking no prisoners on “Idols Become Rivals” and “Trap Trap Trap”. Stream all 4 tunes in full below.