Full Crate feat. David Simmons, "My Heart"
We haven't heard a song this sexy since Sam Sparro's "Black & Gold" first rattled our eardrums. Full Crate supplies smokey room Fender Rhodes playing atop a complimentary Boom bap drum pattern that switches to an uptempo jaunt through AraabMuzik country mid-track. David Simmons' vocal performance is right on time with perfect tone, pitch and harmonies. It makes us wish we owned a pair of Gucci loafers.
Phil Ade ft. Fat Trel, "Where You From"
The first 4 bars alone pretty much convinced us to post this song. Though they will not be winning any points for content, "Where You From" is damn good … because it's damn good. Phil and Trel deliver on their deliveries. The cadences are just right and the beat is crazy. We may have to burn a copy of this to CD to bump in the car. Sidebar: Mountain couldn't have known what they started when they screamed "Louder!"
Fashawn, "Gettin' It"
"Yeaaaah, that's how you s'posed to look when you gettin' it." Do with that what you will. We thought of it in a much broader scope than the song itself calls to mind. We encourage you to take the same approach and apply it to something you want to be (or should be) excelling at. Make this your theme song for that task and then refer to the first line of this post. This song k-n-o-c-k-s! Thank us later.
FUPM ft. Sonny Moon, "Blast Off"
The musical direction on this fantastic. Producers of rap music often don't understand how to use space. Especially given the current trend of overproduced rap beats. You can easily tell that these two had a great camaraderie at Shady Records. Deal or no deal, they work well together and if this is what we can expect going forward then we're all in.
Madi Diaz, "Down We Go/Trust Fall" (Jensen Sportag Remix)
They act like they invented the remix! Sheesh, guys … be easy on 'em. They completely changed the entire context of the original song. It went from a sweet and shy acoustic folk love song to an 80s glammed out Pop/Funk hybrid dance track that makes us want to slap somebody. It sounds so incredibly epic because all of the energy and feel of the period's music is there but processed through modern equipment, mixing and mastering techniques. So it's much bigger, sharper and clearer. Just … wow.
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