[Hip-Hop] Skizzy Mars: High School Girls

One of our favs drops us off another heater, smooth flows over a Crystal Castles sample from their track Magic Spells. Skiz reminds us of those girls who never really leave high school.

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Bassnectar: Vava Voom ft. Lupe Fiasco (Bassnectar Remix)

Holy Sh*t…that’s all I can say. Bassnectar hit us up with an email recently explaining how vava voom was supposed to be different from the version that got released, and he was gracious enough to send us the original. That sh*t cray is all I can say. Jam bumps so hard and just goes off non stop. The bass line is just so relentless. Be sure to crank your speakers on this one cause it might just get you evicted.

 

“I hope this finds you well!! I am heading off to Europe for a month of
shenanigans, and wanted to send out some tunes which may work well for
you in your summer sets. They have been working really well for me:
Vava Voom ft Lupe Fiasco (Bassnectar Remix)
This version is deeper and thicker with big 808 beats and a synth line
that sounds like a rabid mosquito. It’s actually the original version
of Vava Voom’s hip hop section, which was intended to be finished last
fall, but I added too many layers and took it to new places, so this is
a return to the original feel that Vava Voom was gonna have. Enjoy!

As always, thank you for sharing your feedback, ideas, songs, promos,
tracks, bits, etc. SO APPRECIATED!”

– Lorin

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Kid Cudi ft. King Chip: Just What Iam (Prod. Kid Cudi)

Cudder finally jumps back into the rap game after his brief singing project. This time, though, he produced the jam himself and brought King Chip (Chip Tha Ripper) along for the action. New album entitled inicud is in the works.

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[Post-Soul] Mateo: Suite 823 (Mixtape)

Last week, singer/songwriter/musician Mateo piqued our interest with a silky smooth flashback to the heyday of RnB entitled Looking You Up. As if we could get enough of that jam, he pulled out all the stops unleashing his new mixtape, Suite 823, in its entirety a few days ago. This one is a mixed bag of straight up soul and upbeat pop-influenced tracks that are all so dynamic and well put together that it’s just too easy to listen to the whole mixtape from start to finish. Listen to it below, and  snag the whole project fo’ free here: Mateo – Suite 823.

[Chillstep] Ellie Goulding: High For This (The Weeknd Cover) – R/D Remix

Few things I’ve heard could ever match just how smooth Ellie Goulding’s cover of High for This really is. The dark melody and lyrics paired with Ellie’s sweet innocent vocals is a contrast that drives the song in such a unique way. LA native R/D gives this cover a silky smooth chillstep edit perfect for those long night drives.

[Smooth] Deadmau5: Strobe (Alesia Score Edit)

With so many artists putting out remix after remix, the music scene has become a bit predictable. Sometimes though, an artist comes along and does something you would never expect. Strobe, one of Deadmau5‘s most well known tracks, becomes a blank canvas fit for the work of Paris duo, Alesia. Not much is known about these guys other than the fact that they love to make music when they’re not too busy eating baguettes (see their Facebook). Despite this, they need to be recognized for their work here. Alesia mutated Strobe into an organic and intensely heartfelt piece that makes you feel emotions you never though were possible through the medium of music. And just when you begin to think this symphonic conundrum couldn’t be more unpredictable, the song climaxes into an epic fit of electro bliss.

[Island Electro] Hot Chip: Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Extended Remix)

Surprise surprise…another track that Diplo has had his hands all over, but this time as a collab with his partner, Switch. The two, who we all know as Major Lazer, have taken the smooth alternative vibe of Hot Chip’s Look At Where We Are and morphed it into some sort of futuristic space alien fighting Rasta reggae jam. At least that’s what I gather from the cover art.

[Summer Electro] Will Smith: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit it (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)

Summer jams just keep pouring in. Check out Viceroy’s take on that 1998 classic, Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It. If nothing else just listen for the nostalgic value.

[Trap] Flosstradamus: Rollup (Baauer Remix)

We love Flosstradamus here at FH, so when Fool’s Gold Records drops remixes of their tracks for free we have to jump on it. Flosstradamus and Baauer teamed up to make this trapped out grass rolling anthem. Run the trap! You can grab the whole Fool’s Gold Records Clubhouse Vol 2 mixtape for free HERE starting 7/31.

[Dubstep] Zeds Dead and Omar LinX – The Living Dead EP

Only 4 months after the release of their Victor EP, ZD and Omar just dropped another massive collection. Filthy wobbles, intense drops, and lyrical play from Omar LinX are all becoming a staple of the Zeds Dead sound, and this effort brings them all in force. Zeds Dead baby! You can cop The Living Dead EP on Beatport.