Parisian producers often carry a very distinct sound; one that cannot be immediately labeled “electronic,” “funk” or “hip-hop” because of the diverse pool of sounds that they pull from. A prime example is “Paris-Sydney.” fitzroy blends elements of all three genres mentioned above, and in effect, creates something brand new and exciting to the ears.
Originally release in 1990, Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” remains etched in pop culture because of the mix of modern hip-hop and old school R&B; the past and present colliding. I can think of no one better than Trippy Turtle to revisit the instant classic, and blend contemporary styles with a lasting relic from the past.
French beatsmith noïdoes the smart thing with this remix: he doesn’t stick to the original formula. I’ve heard so many remixes of “Higher Ground” that overload the instrumental with pointless sound effects and garbled bass that is nearly painful to listen for more than thirty seconds. This version is nothing like those mistakes, and is very different from TNGHT’s version despite the liberal…
Seattle duo Blue Sky Black Death released a proper remix of “Pyramids” by R&B revivalist Frank Ocean. The originally 8 minute track is condensed down to a bit over four minutes in duration, with one half dedicated to the Frank’s second verse and the other half a chopped and screwed sample that adds to the drugged, dream-like atmosphere of the instrumental.
Aside from the My Name Is My Name jocking cover art, there is nothing negative that can be said by any blogger or critic about “Nate,” the first single from Shyne Coldchain Vol.2. Over a looped Scoop Deville instrumental, Vince Staplesnonchalantly raps about looking up to his father; a man that (judging from the lyrics) beat his spouse and shot his fair share of people. It’s a very twisted and…
After playing “100 Bottles,” I have to admit I was a bit shocked. I was expecting a much more conventional rap track, something along the lines of the Young Thug and PeeWee Longway assisted “Jack Tripper.” To my surprise, I found myself listening to a decent (yes, just decent) trap track with Travi$ Scott half-rapping/half-singing the chorus with adlibs randomly thrown in.
A bit of a miss, but…