Add Migos to the growing list of eccentric and exciting voices in Rap these days that Undone is hyped on. The trio hail from the ATL and bring with them that trademarked ‘weird-o drawl’ that the south has been producing for years. Although some may write off Migos as Pop-Hop (new term) and Hooky Rap, there is definitely a more refined aesthetic and finely tuned ear running throughout their recent mixtape ‘Young Rich Niggas’. With a slew of guest features ranging from the esoteric (Soulja Boy, Riff Raff) and the club friendly (Gucci Mane, Trinidad James), Migos are solidifying their Freshman status and preparing for the next leap. 2014; it’s your turn boys.
Paris has a lot to offer. Beautiful sights, gorgeous woman, increasing racial tensions, street violence and, now with Monsier Nov, sultry R&B. We can’t tell you much about him, other than the fact that he’s a heavy contributor to France’s Nu Soul scene. Definitely one of the highlight finds on my recent trip through Paris.
Only one of a slew of old tracks that i’ve been introduced to on my travels through England right now. Gesaffelstein took David Carretta’s glitchy/tech-disco track and turned it into one ear splitting, menacing dance floor destroyer. The UK knows how to make the floor shake.
In true Kanye fashion, he offered up a signature heated rant at the listening party for Pusha-T’s forthcoming album My Name Is My Name (out October 8th):
"Everything is Pusha T. Pyrex Vision, that’s Pusha T. Fear of God, that’s Pusha T. This nigga the heart of the muthafucking culture for you culture vultures. This the only nigga spitting that wild muthafucking hip-hop shit right now, that’s why I stand next to this nigga. I don’t give a fuck about none of these corporations, none of these fucking sellouts, this is muthafucking Pusha T.”
And Pusha lives up to every word on his minimalist track Number on the Boards. This track is a monster and Pusha is going Godzilla on Tokyo with it. Still miss Clipse but if Pusha keeps spittin’ fire like this then you won’t hear much complaining coming from us.
Introducing Claremont. Hailing far across the pond in Salford, UK, our man is cooking up some of the finer and more progressive rap re-workings we’ve heard lately. With fancy workings on the keys and influences from all the hottest juke & footwork producers, Claremont is serving some fresh tracks that are destined for the more forward thinking dance floors.
Captain Murphy - Between Villains (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Viktor Vaughn & Thundercat)
Check out the latest instalment for the Adult Swim Single Series. The track finds FlyLo and DOOM both contributing as their alter egos, Captain Murphy and Viktor Vaughn respectively. With blunted flows and jazzy stabs, this track was a long time coming. All caps.
Peverelist - Peverelist Meets Tshetsha Boys
Little bit of back story…
Way back in 2010, Honest Jon’s released a compilation called ‘Shangaan Electro’. It was a colleciton of New Wave dance music from South Africa. The tunes ran northwards of 180bpm and pulsed and seized with dizzying effect. While typical western dance music is time stamped and controlled by bass, Shangaan Electro was characterized by its almost complete lack thereof. Shangaan perpetually existed within the spaces between bass kicks. The compilation was met with much praise and press.
Fast forward to 2012 and Honest Jon’s releases another compilation; ‘Shangaan Shake’. Collecting a series of 12” vinyl only remixes commissioned by the label, this two disc set showcased some of the most experimental and adventurous techno that was coming out at the time. The set was a championing of curation and featured the likes of Mark Ernestus, Actress, Hype Williams and Theo Parrish just to name a few. Where ‘Shangaan Electro’ offered a kitschy look into another cultures musical scene the ‘Shake’ compilation brings it full circle onto the most forward thinking dance floors. This music was made for sampling and ‘Shangaan Shake’ proved it.