Melange: III

My head hurts.

Once again, we present Melange, our weekly tribute to Saturday morning hangovers. The modus operandi is as follows: two videos, two great mixes and two older songs that I really dig. Keep it simple, stupid.

Cee-Lo Green, Field Mobb & T.I- All I know
Beirut- Scenic World


Smooth Panic Mixtape by Bombé


Julianna Barwick vs. Deaf Center - Magic Beginning Intro
Brandy - Brandy (FM Fox's Nature Boy Rerub)
Bombé - Solomon's Son
Will Saul & Tam Cooper - Hi-Lo (Art Department Remix)
PhOtOmachine - Technicolour (Throwing Snow Remix)
Martyn & Mike Slott - All Nights
Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
Flying Lotus - Melt!
Bombé - Rumba Rustla
Canblaster - Triple Ring (Magnum Remix)
LV ft. Okmalumkoolkat - Boomslang (Bombé Bootleg)
Monsieur Monsieur - Dirty Minded (Canblaster Remix)
Paus - Mete as Mãos à Boca (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Norrit - N Gbekinho (Martin Kemp Remix)
Rainbow Arabia - Without You (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Billy The Gent - Sweet Moombahton Shop
WILDLIFE! - M16 vs. SLR ft. Sammy Dread (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
Seiji - Whisky

DJ Ayres - 10 Deep Mix #4 Island Influence by T&ARecords


1. Max Romeo - One Step Forward
2. Linval Thompson - Dreader Than Dread
3. Half Pint - Greetings
4. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black
5. Grace Jones - Night Clubbing
6. Lexxus (f. Flex from T.O.K.) - Spy
7. Baby Cham - Man and Man
8. Degree - Hoo Yeah
9. Beenie Man - Trouble Maker
10. Beatminerz (f. Cocoa Brovaz) - Extreme Situation
11. Prince Paul - Vexual Healing (Vacillation)
12. Sizzla - Fuss Ting
13. Sean Paul - Faded
14. Bushman - Mr. Gunin
15. Just Ice (f. KRS One) - Moshitup
16. PRT - Strictly Mash'ion
17. Thievery Corporation - Treasures
18. Sizzla - Explain to Almighty
19. Dennis Brown - Lightning and Thunder
20. The Maytals - 54 36 Was My Number
21. Yellow Man - Nobody Move
22. Prince Buster - Wreck a Pum Pum
23. Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
24. Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana
25. Outkast - Spottieottiedopalicious
26. Gorillaz - Dracula
27. Pretenders - Private Life
28. Twilight Circus Sound System - Lightening Strike
29. Finley Quaye - The Emperor



No descriptions today, fortunately/unfortunately. Close your eyes and feel the amazing vibes provided by your friendly neighborhood ATV. Everything featured today is either an upcoming release or tunes that were very recently released. One unifying similarity is that every producer featured today is young, innovative and gets me excited about music and things to come. Fresh sounds and tons of swagger.


LV ft. Okmalumkoolkat- Boomslang (Bombé Bootleg)
Maya Vanya- Panama (LOL Boys remix)
Tyler, the Creator- French (Toro Y Moi remix)
When Saints go Machine- Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar remix)

Richelle - Mascotte (Original Mix) by pelicanfly

Dark Sky - Promiscuous Gyal by Dark Sky

Have a great evening, everyone.

Much love.



Diplo Presents Blow Your Head

I'm not the kind of guy to post mixes. Matt and Bynie usually are the gentlemen for this mixology business, today is different I guess.

What more to say than : Diplo mixing smashing dubstep = BANG. If you feel like getting fucked/wasted this weekend with your weird electro buddies then this shit is for you. The mix's name really says it all : BLOW YOUR HEAD.


47 min

Diplo - Blow Your Head Mix

hasta luego


Best of the Rest vol 5

Good afternoon, ladies and gents. Welcome to the fifth edition of Best of the Rest.

We receive a lot of songs in our inbox every week, like most blogs, and for months, it was incredibly rare for us to post anything that we received, unless one of us had the courage to go through everything. After a while, though, I realized that there are actually a couple quality tunes mixed in with all of that mailing list bullshit. As per the usual, this edition of Best of the Rest will feature my 5 favorite songs that we receive in our inbox. It's all about giving exposure to talented artists.

Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Breadman (USA)

The Breadman- Twinkle Twinkle Lola StarR

I'm not that wild about a lot of dubstep, but that doesn't mean that a lot of it isn't good. This is a filthy brostep (he calls it breadstep, but I'm pretty confident that won't catch on) tune with an overload of bass pulled straight from a Massive preset. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but I figured that a few of you might dig it. Wobble wobble.


2. Luminary Youth (USA)

Luminary Youth- Timeshift Pt 2

Luminary Youth is a phenomenal producer based out of Tampa, Florida. He recently sent us his new EP, Weekend Dreams, a slice of cosmic goodness. He describes himself as a producer of fortune and dreamsequenced beats, which I think is a better description than anything I could come up with, to be honest. Awesome music with a very ethereal hip-hop feel to it.

Bandcamp page

3. Chip Locke (USA)

Chip Locke- That Good Shit (Prod by PM)

Chip Locke is an underground rapper out of Portland, Oregon. He sent us his mixtape, called Your Neighborhood Drug Dealer, and this cut is the one I dig the most. It's got a rad groove, nice bass, and a chilled out beat. The laid-back lyrics and the smooth flow make this a great smoker's tune.

Your Neighborhood Drug Dealer mixtape

4. Blaqstarr (USA)

Blaqstarr- Rider Girl (Nadastrom Moombahton Remix)

Neither of these names should require any sort of introduction. Blaqstarr, a Baltimore icon, is one of the most unique artists out there, and Nadastrom is one of the most talented duos making electronic music today. I must admit that it is rather strange to see a remix package for a song that is over 5 years old, but I definitely ain't mad. Dancefloor-decimating shit, seriously. Y'all ain't ready.

Blaqstarr Myspace
Nadastrom soundcloud

5. Hourglass Sea (UK)

Hourglass Sea- Tubbs & Crockett

If you're wondering where you've heard that name before, it's probably due to the fact that we've posted about UK instrumental hip-hop producer Hourglass Sea a few times before. We're definitely fans of his unique steez, and it's always a pleasure to hear one of his new tunes. This Miami-Vice inspired one is a bit heavier than his usual stuff, to be honest, but I dig the shift. It starts off sounding really cinematic and epic, and spirals into a sort of melodic overdrive.


I Put A Spell On You

Man... I've been addicted to Nina Simone's voice for quite some time now but dammmn, to have one of her track remixed like that, it almost gives me shivers. Mimosa, straight out of Oakland California, produces some pre-tty nice "Crunk-Step Dub-Hop for the Soul". Currently touring the USA, make sure to check out if he's rolling by your city.

Anyhow, other than that amazing Nina Simone remix, I've decided to post an original of his and a remix of the single hit by Dirty Vegas called "Days Go By". Somewhat dubstep, but don't expect any skin-ripping shit here.

Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You (Mimosa Remix)
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By (Mimosa Remix)
Mimosa - Dead Like Me

Good night everyone, get crunk. AH!


p.s cant get enough of that Nina Simone track, why is it only 2min17. fuck


OFWGKTA pt 8: Frank Ocean

I'll try my best to keep the chatter to a bare minimum today. As any regular reader will already know, I'm behind the movement 100 percent. My view on OFWGKTA has been rehashed over and over again, and I figure that there's not much point in repeating what's already been said 7 times, ya feel me?

Frank Ocean- swim good

Unless you live under a fucking rock, you will have noticed the complete and utter takeover of OFWGKTA of late. It's a rare thing when a group gets love from so many different scenes. The indie, electronic and rap worlds are collectively losing their shit to this stuff. Odd Future Wolf Gang has not only gotten shout-outs from Kanye, Pusha T (who even asked Tyler to send him beats), Pharrell, ?uestlove, Mos Def, Ciara, and many others, they've even been acknowledged by the one and only Justin Bieber. Tyler was tripping balls on twitter when it happened ahahah. Couple all of this with a highly publicized appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show, and it's safe to say that OFWGKTA is one of the hottest acts in music at the moment.

Anyways, on to Frank Ocean.

Frank Ocean- novacane

I first heard of him when he did the hook on a couple of MellowHype's songs on their latest mixtape, BLACKENEDWHITE. I thought it was somewhat out of character to feature an r&b singer on an OF track, and that's probably why his new mixtape blew me away, because it really took me by surprise. I'm not usually into a lot of r&b, but this is some visionary shit. Remember, OFWGKTA isn't all about rape, mayhem & drugs. Jet Age of Tomorrow's got a lock on that stoner acid jazz shit, and Frank Ocean is one of the dopest r&b artists I've ever come across. Open your mind.

Frank Ocean sounds like what most people would consider r&b, but to put it in a bracket like that really wouldn't be fair. Personally, I just think that's he writes smooth songs that make you want to make romance/fuck, and the beats are fuckin' insane. He goes in over The Eagles, Coldplay and even MGMT. It's a sound that is reminiscent of old soul tunes, but is also firmly entrenched in modern/future r&b. I believe that they refer to this kind of music as timeless. Frank Ocean bleeds that Casanova swagger.

The description on the OF site pretty much nails it, though.

Smooth Ass Music About Bitches, Relationships And Being A Rich Young Nigga…But In A Swagged Out Way. Wolves Know How To Sing Too.

Frank Ocean- strawberry swing

As with any group that is hyped up, there are legions of haters and disbelievers. Some people are taking offense to suggestions that Odd Future is the new Wu-Tang, but that's because they are taking that statement way too seriously. All we're sayin is that much like Wu-Tang, this is a collective of extremely passionate & talented rappers and artists who seem to have an endless supply of raw creative energy. Fuck the haters, this shit's exciting.

Mellowhype ft Frank Ocean- Hell

Grab Frank Ocean's great nostalgia, ULTRA mixtape below, free-of-charge as usual. This is definitely one of my favorite releases of 2011, and will probably be one of yours as well. Amazing vibes, great beats and a truckload of swag. Odd Future love songs, who would've thought?

Frank Ocean- nostalgia, ULTRA album

In other news, Odd Future recently collaborated with Funny or Die to do this short little video. Pretty hilarious, honestly, albeit random as fuck. I'm guessing this is what they go through pretty frequently haha.

If for some strange fucking reason haven't had the chance to check out the segment, I've included links to all of my previous posts on OFWGKTA. Besides the ridiculously long write-ups, I've also included almost every single mixtape that they've ever dropped.

Scope that shit out:

OFWGKTA pt 1: Earl Sweatshirt
OFWGKTA pt 2: Domo Genesis
OFWGKTA pt 3: MellowHype
OFWGKTA pt 4: Mike G
OFWGKTA pt 5: Tyler, the Creator
OFWGKTA pt 6: Odd Future Wolf Gang
OFWGKTA pt 7: Jet Age of Tomorrow/Super3 & Casey Veggies

Drink the Kool-Aid, kids. It's good for you.


Golf Wang. Fuck Steve Harvey.

ps. If you haven't had the opportunity to check it out yet, here's the full MTV interview. They're probably never going to get a video onto MTV, but it is dope to see them get that kind of exposure. LOL @ Sway not understanding shit. How the fuck you going to compare NWA to Odd Future. It's been over 20 years since Straight Outta Compton dropped, man. I understand his general point, but most of them were born in the early to mid nineties. They've been much more influenced by the Neptunes, Clipse, Gucci Mane & Kanye than anything like N.W.A. Just my 2 cents.

I guess I kind of failed at my initial plan to keep this short, huh?



Fried Chicken

This track is far from being new but damn its always a pleasure to hear it again & again. The parallel between fried chicken and women is perfectly executed and extremely delicious. Now excuse me while I go eat my KFC on a good ol' pair of boobies.

Nas feat. Busta Rhymes - Fried Chicken




Good morninnnn'.

5th night in a row on the night shift. I probably should be trying to get some sleep, but fuck it. I needed to share the love. Here's some dark and grimy winter music.

iApe!- Candyflip Riddim

A mammoth tune from L-A based iApe!, released last year. This is an incredibly trippy futuristic moombahton/reggaeton banger. There is so much bass and ferocious rhythm in this track that it's kind of ridiculous. By the way, actual candyflipping is way too trippy, man. Fuck that shit. Much respect to Dave Quam.

Fused Forces & DJ Cable- Flocka Riddim

Two UK dubstep producers, Fused Forces and DJ Cable, collaborated on this awesome grime rework of Waka Flocka Flame's infamous Hard in The Paint. Dark sounds, heavy bass, and a lot of Waka, who seems to be one of the only rappers I listen to these days.

DJ Cable soundcloud
Fused Forces soundcloud

Flukes- Wifey Riddim (Murlo remix)

Murlo is a fantastic producer out of the UK. He's been featured on the legendary Palms Out Sounds and Mad Decent blogs, among others. If you're into Soca, UK Funky or bashment style beats, then you will definitely dig Murlo's sound. He puts his own spin on 2-step/grime tune Wifey Riddim, and switches it up a bit with dancehall charm, thumping drums, ethereal vocals and an ungodly amount of bass. Somehow manages to be both ominous and sweet at the same time.

Murlo soundcloud

MaddJazz- Selekta Riddim (Dirty Trickz remix)

MaddJazz is a member of Ghetto Division, a group of Chicago juke & house DJs that include Rob Threezy, Charlie Glitch and Rampage. If memory serves, he's also a member of Jersey's Brick Bandits crew, who I really dig. Long story short, his club pedigree is mighty, and he's been releasing crazy tunes for a while. Belgium's Dirty Trickz injects a heavy tropical vibe into his tune Selektah Riddim, turning it into filthy dancehall rave anthem.

MaddJazz soundcloud
Dirty Trickz soundcloud


Micro Prophet - Non Stop (Dooze Jackers Remix) - FREE DOWNLOAD by Dooze Jackers

Every Monday, Montreal's dutch house maestros Dooze Jackers will be releasing a brand new remix. We posted their ManyMore remix last week, and here is their newest one, a heavy carnival banger infused with that trademark Doozie twist. Heavy and groovy, as per the usual. Keep an eye on their soundcloud.


Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a new addition to my 7-part OFWGKTA segment. This time around, we'll be profiling the one and only Frank Ocean.




Dubstep kills

Breaking news! We have just been informed that an ever-growing, overgrown and out of control style of music has begun to invade our planet. This genre started off as simply a new movement in the music world; one that focuses on ferocious basslines and an overwhelming energy which can pump a crowd of incredibly diverse individuals like no other. But has Dubstep gone too far? It has recently started to mutate into a sub-genre called "Brostep". This evolution began with no other than the master-mind of it all, Rusko. It only seemed natural at the time to keep pushing this style to it's limits by adding more bass and even more wobble. However, he now believes it has gotten out of hand and the outcome is a terrifying never-ending head bashing amalgam of random sounds, wobble and bass. If you want to survive this I encourage you to hide your kids, hide your wife. GODDAMN hide your husband too!

Dubsidia - Kill Humans (Original Mix)
Oddboy - Pick Out Your Enemy (Original Mix)

Both songs off New Blood of Dubstep Vol. 1 by Play Me Too Records, I'll let you be the judge of whether or not this style has gone too far. On the brighter side of things, Chase & Status do a magnificent job remixing Clare Maguire. Her beauty blinds me and her voice leaves my soul in shambles, but you know I mean that in a good way... really

Clare Maguire - The Last Dance (Chase & Status Remix)

One of the greatest songs in dubstep finally gets a well deserved video. Although it's nothing official, the work done by these guys/gals is incredible. I wouldn't of had it any other way than this!

Flux Pavilion - I Can't Stop

Oh and on a final note: if you aren't following us on Facebook then you might've missed out on Luvstep 2 by Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix. Sublime mix with some not to "intense" dubstep, the perfect sound for some sweet sweet banging. Aaaaand there's the Breakage remix of another one of Clare Maguire's songs!

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-b-b-b-b-b (pardon my stutter)


Laid Back Sunday #22

Whats up fellow readers. Laid Back Sunday in full effect. I have all sort of different hip hop & rap for you guys today. To be enjoyed with your best bottle of Dom Perignon.

Got this joint off the Murs & Terrace Martin album called "Melrose". Make sure to check it out. Terrace Martin has been producing beats for the biggest names in the industry so you can expect some great instrumentals. As for Murs, you know what it is = Dope flow.

Murs & Terrace Martin - She's A Prostitute

I recently stumbled upon this hiphop group from "HUEston" Texas called H.I.S.D (Hueston Independent Spit District). Very cool and different vibe. Their self-written bio is on point : "This group of forward thinking music junkies have come together and formed H.I.S.D. H.I.S.D. was born in 2005 through the collaboration of eight artists of varying mediums wanting to introduce a refreshing perspective to the sound and visual aesthetic of hip hop culture, classic soul music, poetry, visual art, fashion, and photography."

This track samples David Bowie's classic, Space Oddity. Cool stuff

H.I.S.D. - Space City Express

What you know about Lil' Scrappy?! ahah. If the name doesn't ring a bell, well "Money In The Bank" should. That 1 hit single was playing everywhere. This song is off the same album called "Bred 2 Die Born To Live". Laid back music

Lil' Scrappy - Like Me

I always like & try to incorporate some legit, well established, underground hip-hop. So on today's menu for all the hip-hop heads out there, we have some Kool Kim ; former UMC member and now rapping under the name of NYoil.
The other one is a classic beat By Sean Price and also featuring Boot Camp Clik member Rock (Heltah Skeltah).

Kool Kim - Ya Gotta Know. feat. Essence
Sean Price - P-Body (feat. Rock of Heltah Skeltah)

enjoy & see you next time