I can't stop listening to this song. If you like it, you should check out more of Ancient Astronauts' upcoming sophomore album, Bass and Time. No label necessary, with the help of guest MCs, vocalists and DJs the German duo swiftly hops from one musical lilypad to another: spacey, dancehall reggae, hip hop, down-tempo, funk, afro, asian, vintage, futuristic, happy and dark.
Swedish hip hop group, Looptroop Rockers, dishes out a single to get inspired to, the type of track you want to listen in the morning to get you pumped to chase your dreams. Just press play, don't let the day get away. In their own words:
"Dedicated to everybody who's set their mind to living their dream. We knew pretty early on that we wanted the new album to be called 'Professional Dreamers'. A few pieces to this album's Looptroop puzzle magically fell in to place on a beautiful day in the fall of 2009. Supreme had just had a meeting with our good friend and documentary film maker Simon Klose, where they had discussed Simon's uncle and his research on dreams at the Lund university back in the seventies. Apparently his uncle had been the first in the world to take photos of the brain using different colors to indicate the brain's activity during sleep - and that way actually seeing when the person was dreaming. So he was literally photographing dreams.Promoe on his hand had just been inspired by a comment in Werner Herzog's movie 'Encounters at the End of the World', to the new Looptroop album's title - Professional Dreamers. Him and Supreme spoke on the phone the same day, and it was just so obvious - the title and the album cover was already there! Now all we needed were the songs...Fast forward to a little more than a year later - Barcelona, December 2010. We teamed up with 19 year old pro skater Josef Scott Jatta - who is the very essence of a professional dreamer - to shoot the video in his hometown for the moment."
Democracy Now! interviews rapper The Narcicyst, a member of Montreal's Arab hip hop community. Make your way over to Iraq is the Bomb for more on the movement, show dates and downloads.
A vinyl only bonus track off People Under the Stairs' "Carried Away." The dreamy track samples Radiohead's Reckoner. The creator's take on "All Good Things":
“This was the final track recorded for Carried Away, and it was recorded as the dust settled and the feelings of unease approached as the talks turned from ‘how’s the album coming along’ to ‘how are we going to be able to market this?’ With the whole structure in shambles,I just wanted to capture how i felt, both musically and spiritually about where i was in my career; in my life. In a not so ironic twist, because of label worry over sample issues, the song got pulled from the record at the last minute. I am happy to have both a vocal and an instrumental here to give away, as this song means a lot to me. ” - Thes One
Ten days ago I posted the Wick It mixtape mashing up The Black Keys and Big Boi. Now we got a video to go along with "Everlasting Shine Blockaz." Big Boi is currently touring with The Black Keys. A collaboration seems inevitable.
It's time to get lovey dubby with "Guns of Brooklyn" from the highly recommended Diplo and Santogold Top Ranking mixtape. I also suggest checking out Diplo's Mad Decent Worlwide Radio via Itunes. It's free and good for your ears.
Dilla's mother sets the tone with these words:
This was his wish during his illness, that he be able to give his gift to the world. He was able to live long enough to give the gift back and it will last a lifetime.
Murs and Slug are underrated story tellers. They rap about daily struggles, loved ones and their respective hometowns of LA(Murs) and Minneapolis(Slug). Just listen to these tracks.
Vancouver natives, Swollen Members, remix La Roux's In for the Kill. I've read that it will be the first track on their upcoming album "Daggermouth." I've also read that it won't be featured on the album.
This remix is stellar and brings me back to college days of listening to Swollen Member's "Balance" and "Bad Dreams."
The Polish Ambassador brings us two dope remixes of Outkast's Wheels of Steel. They're both catchy, one has the bass thumping and the other is 7 minutes long and trancey. Neither sound like the original. The man responsible for these remixes puts it best:
It's only natural that outkast get up in the remix action. These are some of the more innovative cats in the spotlight today, but you already know that. Always impressed with what they bring to the table, which is why they get "the royal treatment." That sounded sexual. Here's the remix of Wheels of Steel. Completely different from the original, cut, diced, electrofied. with some boomin' bass. Hells. Yes.Stay tuned for more electro inspired remixes.
Hold Yuh (Remix)
Be Your Dog
In the past, HiphoPolitico has highlighted Max Tannone remix projects such as Dub Kweli and Jaydiohead. It's Mos Dub's turn! Mos Def and Reggae were meant to be. This is a great mix to play on a sunshiney day.Or if you want to escape the wintertime. Enjoy and happy Friday!
Mike Wr's hip hop mashup collection is impressive.
Jazzy Atmosphere mash up.
A chill guitar remix of Nas's Made You Look.
Dr. Dre ft. Eminem - Forgot About Ratatat by mikeWr
This mash up features Dr. Dre over Ratatat. Hopefully, Ratatat will listen to this and get to work on their hip hop remixes volume 3 album.
To check out more of Mike Wr's remixes click here. It's a worthwhile click. I'm sure will spotlight his work again on here.
Mash up the likes of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club, Kanye West and Mos Def and you have yourself one stellar track. Check out the original version of Cha Cha below. Viva Cuba, la buena musica y los remixes!