January 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

Single Watch

Building off of last year’s coming out party (and mixtape of the year) Days Before Rodeo, Travis Scott unexpectedly gifted us with a pair of tracks that each boast high profile features. The first, “Nothing But Net” is a menacing track featuring his tour mate Young Thug and OVO signee PARTYNEXTDOOR. The second employs Future to do seemingly the only thing he knows how to do, drop a chorus that is catchy as all hell. When Scott jumps on the track, we hear more of his incredible production with assorted reverb-heavy yells of “GO” and “STRAIGHT UP” which work behind his sparse rhyming to give this track his patented texture.

If God made a future bass song, this is what it would sound like. Perfection.

I’ll go ahead and file this one under the “HOW IN THE WORLD IS THIS NOT A HIT!!?” folder. Everything from the cover art to the beat to the rhyme structure make this feel like a modern, British NWA.

This man would have my vote for the world’s best producer if Lido didn’t exist. “Fluxed Out” gives us a bed of gorgeous chords alongside muted drums and in doing so, we receive further proof of Carmack’s ability to produce at the highest level across so many styles.

After announcing the star studded feature list for his debut LP (Passion Pit, Bastille, Foster The People), Madeon graced us with this beautiful, guitar-chop infused remix of “You’re On” courtesy of Gramatik.

Add this one to “Wimme Nah” and Goldlink’s “Sober Thought” and it becomes clear why Kaytranada is crossing the electronic/hip-hop line as well as any producer out right now.

Flipping one of the most underrated songs of this decade, Frank Ocean’s “Crack Rock”, and keeping it as soulful as the original is an ambitious task. Esta lives up to it here.