Hoodlem – Firing Line

I’ve tried it, every time I’ve listed to this song I’ve tried to turn it off and it’s impossible. It’s just that alluring. Hoodlem made something that has the sexual appeal of your 9th grade crush. Between the dark cords and the sultry voice of the lead singer, you are in for a treat. Now allow yourself 3 minutes to listen to this song, you will not regret it.

 

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#WhatUshouldBlistening2 : Indie Hip Hop Edition pt 1

Hey ya’ll I just completed my next mixing project. And If i do say so myself it’s better than my my first. I have complied a few of my favorite indie / underground hip hop artist that I think you should be listening to. They all incredible libraries of work and most importantly they are some of the few hip hop artists trying to keep the culture of hip hop alive. Most of these artists I have already mentioned on my site, while some not yet. This mixtape gives more of a concept of what hip hop moves me now. There most always be a balance, right now there is pop rap with Future and Drake, but then you have artists like P.so and XV balancing out the content.
I have listed the tracks below, do yourself a favor and look them up, each one of these artist have incredible mixtapes and albums available.

https://soundcloud.com/bigboynerd/whatushouldblistening2-indie-hip-hop-edition-pt-1

Add – 2 – Get Up Get Down
Chester Watson – Labyrinth (Prod. Tyler the Creator)
XV – Be There, Be Square
Panacea – Walk in the Park (Damu Remix)
Rob Cave – Venus on Display (Prod. Von Pea)
Pharoahe Monch – The Jungle
ScienZe – History (Play By Play)
Specifics – Craig’s House
Blu & Exile – She Said It’s OK
Rome Fortune – Leaders (Prod. Four Tet)
P.SO the Earth Tone King – Some Fun (Redux)
K-Os – B-Boy Stance
Oddisee – Own Appeal
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Supplier
Nujabes – Fly By Night (Featuring Five Deez)
Capital Steez (RIP) & Uno Hype – Hype/Beast
Five Deez -Latitude
Homeboy Sandman – Watchu Want From Me?
Fresh Daily – NightFree
Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party (Prod. By Dj Dahl)
Asher Roth – Pull it

#WhatUshouldBlistening2 : Rome Fortune

Hailing in from Atlanta Georgia, Rome Fortune is a that new rapper taking the underground by storm. In a world where all of the music production sounds like Dj Mustard and all the hooks are Drake inspired, Fortune is refreshing, not because he’s new, but because you cannot define his sound. While his personality and swag is present within each track, Rome Fortune makes songs that completely sound different from one another. One song will be trap hop, the next will be boom bap, while next will be EDM. He has worked with indie electro house producers such as Four Tet and Chris McClenney but will go left field and make a song with indie rock singer / producer Toro y Moi. He makes you completely invested to hear what sound he will wield next to demonstrate his impressive rapping ability. Not only is he immensely talented, he has something to say. He believes in practicality as well as common sense. Like Oddisee, he is the working man’s rapper that aspires to be more. Give a listen, if you don’t believe me, you will regret it.

Original vs. Remix / {Music you never knew you liked} -CHVRCHS The Mother We Share

Once again, this is one of those remixes that I have listening to for quite some time but just haven’t gotten the opportunity to rave about it. So yesterday I spoke about my man PatLok , today I want to mention another fantastic underground producer that goes by the name MoonBoots. MoonBoots has been a favorite of mine for some time, clearly since I’ve posted about him before. He makes productions that are mentally and usually, aesthetically pleasing. The songs that he remixes aren’t just reworked, they are reinvented.

MoonBoots’s incorporation of pianos, light chords and arranged bass work together in absolute harmony. It makes you feel cool, calm and collected. Every one of his songs has made me long for a three day summer weekend and a warm day at the beach. The remix for CHVCHES’s The Mother We Share is no different. Now the original is incredible, I love it, if I had to explain it, I’d say it sounds like a song used in the credits for an early 90’s movie. Almost like a listener today watching said movie would become confused if the song were from the 80’s or 90s. But that’s the charm of it. Listen below and let me know which you like better.

 

{Must Listen} Pat Lok Feat Alo- Move Slow

This is a song that i have been listening to for quite some time, just haven’t gotten the opportunity to write about it. This is one of the more complicated Electro- Soul songs out right now. There is no percussion or typical pop formula that makes the song easy to like.  There are many levels to it without it being to disorganized. While it is very layered, it’s so satisfying to listen to.

It’s one of the songs that connects at all the right parts. You know how certain some songs that are too short or some are just too long. This song is just right. The production is as sensual as Alo’s voice, with the sounds blending and echoing into each other it almost sounds as if its one sound being broken into a thousand little parts. It’s very fascinating to listen to, and Pat Lok has a goldmine on his hands. The video for the song  is extremely artsy. It’s odd and somewhat disturbing at first, it quickly blossoms into something gorgeous. Watch it below.