“The Rolling Stone” accompanied Major Lazer to Kingston, the birthplace of Dancehall and, especially, sound systems. The trip resulted in this ten minute documentary, which sums up the history of the genre fusing collective started by Diplo around 2009.
“Light breeze, palm trees”: Mark Johns shares some laid-back vibes with us on 5 South, produced by Alexander Lewis feat. the always vigorous Brasstracks. It’s the perfect song to unwind to, and it comes as a free download.
This phase of releasing a record is called the “unbearable waiting phase”, we feel like the cat on a hot tin roof. Everything is settled for Ben Esser to drop Love You More on Crispy Crust Records tomorrow. The only remaining question is: have you already secured your personal copy?
Whenever young Kendrick Lamar releases something new, the internet community jumps at it. It happened with I, K-dots first proper sign of life since his fabulous debut album Good Kid, M.a.a.d. City. And it happened with this brand new tune The Blacker The Berry, too. Here’s a song for anyone still denying that something like white privilege exists in America.
Hucci returned to the trap stage with a couple of new tracks recently, some of which he released under the mysterious Veyron Arche imprint. The Brighton based producer now decided to drop an entire album called 404, containing 22 tracks in total. It’s so nice to see Hucci return with this elaborate collection of his deep and pleasantly dark signature sound. Hit the jump for the 404 download.
For the past months, Run The Tap has been hosting a string of impressive Too Future. guest mixes. Well, it just so happened that the homies – in a move of utter generosity – made the complete series of 19 brilliant sets by 19 equally brilliant producers from all around the globe available as one hell of a free download. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Cashmere Cat and DJ Mustard released one of many beats they produced together in January of last year. This one is called Ice Rink and it is composed of both artists’ signature sounds: the Cat’s harmonic vocal samples and Far Eastern sounding bells merge with Mustards G-Funk synths.
Germany is the birthplace of electronic music. That fact may have been overshadowed by a loud and flashy EDM industry out of the US in recent years, but the German scene has never lain dormant. A flow of high quality work is constantly being released, you just need to know where to look.
That’s where we come into play. Check out Rafik‘s Reminder for example. It is part of a sampler by LA based management group All Mine, which you can download in its entirety below.