Single Watch

So, I know the song’s title is “… So I Wrote Her This Song and We Drank Monster and Watched Adventure Time” but its soulful aggression and impossible catchiness have kept it on repeat all week.

Joey Bada$$ is here to stay. In his first proper release, B4.Da.$$, the 20-year-old has a field day on some crisp, fairly simplistic boom bap instrumentals. On O.C.B. he finds a way to wow with wordplay that is equal parts impressive and effortless.

This soul piercing vocal FINALLY received the gorgeous backdrop it has so desperately deserved to be paired with. Yung Wall Street is one to look out for in 2015.

Vista Kid Cruiser is on fire right now. After “Heart” got the remix treatment from a handful of Japanese producers, we get “Soul.” Once again flipping a classic track into a soul sample infused synth parade. REMINDER: THEY ARE FROM BLOOMINGTON! This is truly my favorite string of releases from a local group since arriving in Bloomington.

What a time to be alive. Really, who thought to mash up hits from an Atlanta trap rapper and an eccentric electronic producer? The tracks share a name and that’s about it, however this incredibly hard hitting mash-up has been gifted to us by a higher internet power. Thank you Tim Berners-Lee.

Another one from Juizify, who first caught our attention with a handful of GoldDash release, that helps paint what 2015 is going to sound like in electronic music. In 2013 it was progressive house, in 2014 was deep house, this year future bass is going to grow exponentially; artists like Something That are a reason why.

This “Stay” remix has been around for quite some time now, but it got the re-remix treatment by the means of a tough Fashawn verse. In regards to re-working tracks from artists (spanning from Kendrick Lamar to King Krule) and making them sound like originals, 20syl is one of the best out.

P.S. Since we haven’t done this since the end of last semester, here are my favorites from 2014

Top Songs

1. How To Dress Well- Repeat Pleasure (A.G. Cook Remix)
2. Caribou- Can’t Do Without You
3. Run The Jewels- Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
4. Mac Demarco- Chamber of Reflection
5. August Alsina- Sucka (DJ Sliink & DJ Hoodboi & Trippy Turtle Remix)
6. St. Vincent- Prince Johnny
7. Hermitude x Flume- Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip)
8. Rustie- Attak ft. Danny Brown
9. Les Sins- Why
10. Alvvays- Archie, Marry Me

Top Albums

1. Porter Robinson – Worlds
2. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
3. Mac Demarco – Salad Days
4. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
5. FKA Twigs – LP1
6. Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy
7. Caribou – Our Love
8. Les Sins – Michael
9.. Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo
10. Tycho – Awake

Top DJ Mixes
1. Lido – Diplo & Friends Mix
2. Cashmere Cat – MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix
3. Porter Robinson – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
4. What So Not – Flying to Europe Mix
5. Tycho – Black Sunrise

Artist of the Year: Lido