From a ground-shaking RL Grime edit to Hoodboi’s take on a Lido track, here’s what you should be listening to this week!
This track, complete with its’ menacing bass and insane vocal chops, is reason number 193781379 that RL Grime is the best trap producer in the world. Also, we’re only one week away from his annual Halloween mix!
On one of the most scatterbrained productions of the year, Timberlake’s vocals go perfect over Lido’s light chords and quick hi-hats. *listen closely for the Eleanor Rigby chorus at 2:07*
Perhaps Vic Mensa didn’t get the memo on how modern rap careers are crafted, but more likely he just didn’t care. This Chance the Rapper tagalong left his genre-bending project Kids These Day in May of last year and he is truly on the brink of being massive. Whether he’s rapping on a deep house beat on “Down On My Luck” or a more traditional beat like the one above (which Kaytranada crafted for him), his unique cadence and lyrical prowess will make him a rap mainstay for years. Don’t be shocked if five years from now he’s bigger than Chance.
The quintessential bedtime mix from the master of downtempo. For those unfamiliar, clear 50 minutes of time and listen to his 2011 masterpiece Dive.
After teasing this track last week, Baauer finally gave people a full length length cut off of his upcoming album. The AlunaGeorge collaboration DID NOT disappoint. The thunderous latin-infused first drop gets balanced out by the always smooth vocals from AlunaGeorge in a minimalistic second “drop.” Baauer is always evolving and with tracks like this, the Mad Decent signee has safely avoided the dreaded “one hit wonder” label.
First premiered on Lido’s Diplo and Friend’s Mix, this Hoodboi Remix strips down the original, adds some bouncy synths and continues in the long tradition of soulful Hoodboi remixes. *see his remix of Future’s “Honest” and Janet Jackson’s “I Get Lonely”.
With his incredibly smoky vocals and modern take on acoustic music, it’s no wonder why 18-year-old Raury has been in the studio with the likes of SBTRKT and Kanye West. Pair his vocals with Snakehips production and you have this ultra-chic remix.