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Swedish Producer/DJ Alesso has been taking the electronic music scene by storm as of late. Continuing the long lineage of Swedish powerhouse production, Alesso is only 18 years old. He has already released some of his own original songs and continues to put out huge remixes as well. This remix of of Pressure is no different. Alesso’s superb production, which is an almost stutter step beat when it drops, mixed with Nadia Ali’s vocals create a feel good song that already lit up the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. This kid will be huge.
Although Adele has always been popular with her own fans and genre, she really became mainstream with her latest album 21 and huge hit single Rolling in the Deep. The British songstress combines sultry, beautiful vocals with an eclectic sound that is a mix of blues, folk, country, and even disco. As a follow up to Deep, Set Fire to the Rain is another amazing song. By itself, it is fantastic, but you had to know it was going to receive the remix treatment. Thomas Gold takes it to another level with his own below.
Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is a rapper/writer/actor/graduate of NYU who is taking the underground hip hop world by storm. Gambino got his name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator and credits his rapping to his education at NYU. Aside from rapping, Glover writes for 30 Rock as well as stars in NBC’s Community. This multi-talented up and comer is on the verge of becoming a star. Enjoy the above video from his new EP, appropriately entitled ‘EP’ and check out more of his music here.
Drake has taken a good amount of time off since his debut platinum album, Thank Me Later. He recently made a stellar featured appearance on DJ Khaled’s, “I’m on One“, where he announced that he is back in the lab with his best friend/producer Noah “40” Shebib working on his next album, Take Care. 40 cleverly samples Jai Paul’s “BTSTU” while Drizzy provides the introspective, insecure, emo lyrics we have become accustomed to, giving us our first taste of new Drake material. Although emo, you can’t help but admire one of hip hop’s most versatile and talented artists.
David Guetta has become the go-to techno/electro/rap/pop hit maker over the past couple of years. About two months ago, Guetta released his smash hit “Where Dem Girls At” featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj. The song was a big hit and was number one on iTunes for a couple of weeks. He also released the above song, however, it seemed to be lacking a little bit of magic…enter: the one and only Ludacris. Luda’s infectious flow and witty lyrics bring a welcomed energy to the track. Definitely a great song to have for any dance party.
Lil Wayne has been a busy man lately. Whether it’s partying with the Dallas Mavericks or performing for MTV Unplugged; Wayne is certainly back in the spotlight after a year at Riker’s for gun possession. Wayne is prepping his follow up the hugely successful Carter III, The Carter IV. And while there have been plenty of delays and mixed reviews on the album’s first few singles, Wayne is getting closer to giving the fans what they want. In this chilling song produced by Swizz Beatz, Wayne writes to a fan hoping to prevent Stan Part II.
French Producer/DJ Martin Solveig has been around for some time, but really burst into the mainstream with his Top 40 hit “Hello.” Released last year, “Hello” has been a chart topping song in multiple countries and Solveig really takes the it to the next level with the awesome video above. Hoping to follow up on the success of “Hello,” he has released his latest single “Night Out.” It is an upbeat, fun, and dance friendly song that will keep the good vibes going throughout the summer.
Download it HERE.
Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” was a hauntingly good album which received rave reviews from fans, critics and Kanye alike. However, numerous tracks were left on the cutting room floor as he aimed to keep the vibe as dark as possible. This is one from the chopping block and it would not have fit on his last album at all… but definitely would have fit on any of his previous albums. No I.D. provides the feel good beat and Kanye the real lyrics about his childhood, talking about his hatred of his mama’s boyfriends. Check it out here.
Calvin Harris has a knack for producing catchy songs that will definitely get you moving. Enlisting the vocal help of singer Kelis, the Scottish producer gives us the electro pop smash Bounce. If you’re having a slow week at work and need a little boost to help you towards the weekend, then definitely download this song. It’s fun, catchy, and will make you want to stand up and dance (or bounce).
J.Cole is a 26 year-old Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. John’s. He is also the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. With his highly anticipated debut album expected to drop in the next couple of months, Cole releases this street single featuring Lion King samples and gritty rhymes. With sharp lyrics (like the ones below) and production skills nearly unrivaled in hip hop, Cole is a once in a generation talent ready to be heard for years to come.
“Cuz I only make classics/
Now what that take? Timing/
Cole under pressure/
Now what that make? Diamonds!”