Usually I’m not the guy on the blog that brings some fresh music onto the scene, but the times they are a’changin’, I guess. House Fire first came up on my radar a few weeks ago when one of my friends told me something like, “Yeah man my friend’s in a band, they’re releasing an EP soon, you should blog about it.” Yeah, okay, whatever. But I checked them out because I was bored, and to say that I was pleasantly surprised is a severe understatement.
House Fire brings the chill, relaxing vibes that you’d expect from a band formed in SoCal but adds a little bit of throwback flare that you don’t find very often in today’s indie rock scene. Stream and download their Days End EP below, and make sure you check them out on Facebook and Twitter too.
Well, today we got an ACTUAL leak off of Big Sean‘s upcoming sophomore effort Hall Of Fame. Refreshing right? For once it was an unscheduled leak rather than someone’s marketing team “leaking” a track for promo. Or else I just got duped, which is probable. Anyways, “Fire” isn’t really a banger like “Guap” is, but I think it might be my favorite track off of Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame so far (we can all agree that “Switch Up” was pretty trash, right?). Hope your summer is going well guys, k love you guys.
There was a time when I thought we had seen the last of Fortune Family. Family’s fall apart sometimes, but sometimes they come back even stronger. Fortune Family fell apart for over a year, but then they did just that; the music they’ve been working on recently is better than anything they’ve released, and this is our first taste of that. Hop’s production has reached a new level, and his and Reef’s lyricism is deeper and realer than ever before. On this track, Hop and Reef discuss their journeys, both as single artists and as a whole, and deliver a glimpse into what happened to the Fam and how they ended up coming back together. I am so glad they did. Watch the video below, and expect to hear a lot from the Fam in the coming weeks and months.
Welcome back, Reef and Hop. You’ve been missed.
The boys from Aer are back with a new EP, titled “Strangers. The EP’s single, “Take It Wrong,” was one of my favorite Aer songs to date so I was excited for the full EP to drop.
While I think “Take it Wrong” is definitely the strongest offering on the EP, “Tell it Straight” and “Strangers,” which features Mod Sun and was originally produced by the legend Pete Rock, are standouts as well. The other two songs, a Ratatat remix called “Guaranteed” and a self-produced track called “She’ll Miss It,” aren’t as strong in my opinion.
Overall, a somewhat disappointing EP, only insofar as “Take it Wrong” was such a strong initial offering and the other songs on the EP aren’t on the same level. The other tracks just aren’t as “Aery,” and don’t have the trademark Aer vibe in the same way as the single.
Regardless, definitely worth a download…new Aer is always, always a good thing.
Stream below, and DOWNLOAD HERE.
The last time these two collaborated, shit hit the fan: Exodus 23:1 ignited a beef between the G.O.O.D. Music crew and YMCMB that’s still causing ripples across the world of hip hop. This new song has a noticeably less confrontational message, basically keeping the verbiage strictly to bitches and drugs. Shocking.
Anyway, The Dream croons like a boss per usual and Pusha throws down, as always.
Manicanparty is a new group that I’m really excited about. We’ve featured them a few times on Sunset so far, first for their production on Oncue’s mixtapes and more recently with their own solo stuff, and now we get a new music video for their single “Rebels in the Light.”
Their music has a really interesting, ambient undertone to it that combines beautifully with their eclectic rhythms and singing.
I think they have incredible potential as a group–it will be interesting to see what direction they take their music in, because I don’t think it would be a difficult stretch for them to go in an increasingly poppy direction to find serious success.
For now, though, enjoy the music video and keep your eye out for this promising new duo.
This is about to be the JAM. Every now and then I need some of that ignorance to bump and this fills that role perfectly. For those of you unaware of Sir Carnage, he’s homies with Theo London and has produced for the likes of Theophilus himself, Kreayshawn, A$AP Rocky, and others, most recently known for the Theo x A$AP collaboration “Big Spender.”
He dropped a video for Loaded a while back which I was disappointed with because it was so short and there was no MP3 to download. But I played it on YouTube over and over again, dancing around cooking wonton soup for days.
Now, I get an extended version with Sunset favorite G-Eazy on it? Why thank you, bartender, that’s exactly what I’d like. Both Young Gerald and DJ Carnage are about to blow up. I’m calling a twitter verification for both of ’em by September.
I Be Stayin One Hunned/ Vans On, My Pockets Chunky (Stupid Chunky)
We’ve been rolling with the crew of Radical Something since they first started, and it’s always great to get new material from them. They’re a unique group, fusing together hip hop, pop and acoustic roots into their very own sound.
They recently released their video for You Feel Amazing directed by @JoeBusy_, which chronicles what it’s like being on tour for them. They’ve been killing it on the road, and I suggest you go to see them live if you ever have the opportunity–I have yet to be able to do so myself, but I’ve heard nothing but great things.
Check out the video below, and download the free MP3 while you’re at it.
I thought posting a Call Me Maybe remix was the last thing I would ever do. But, when Aylen sent this one through, I have to admit I was intrigued.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s massive hit is polarizing; people either love it or they hate it. I hate to love it. It’s catchy and poppy and shallow music, but I can’t resist the hook, it gets me every time. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Anyway, Aylen absolutely destroys this remix. It starts out pretty similar to the original, but then it drops and all bets are off–he absolutely destroys it with his bass and synth lines. If you’re going to listen to or download one Call Me Maybe remix, let this be the one. It’s epic.
My life has recently changed. I have taken a liking to country, and it truly has changed my life. I’m not exactly sure how it happened–maybe from kids playing it at school, maybe from my sister playing it at home, but one day I just couldn’t stop listening to it and it’s been in heavy rotation ever since.
A lot of people hate country–trust me, I understand that. I couldn’t listen to it until about a week and a half ago, and I couldn’t understand what anyone saw in it. Now I’ve completely flip flopped. When people tell me they can’t listen to country now, it makes no sense to me.
Anyway, these are my favorite country songs right now, the songs that got me into country in the first place.
By all means, PLEASE help me grow my country collection. Let me know in the comments what else I should be listening to!
Josh Kelley – Georgia Clay
Punch Brothers – This Girl
Jason Aldean – Church Pew or Barstool
Joe Nichols – Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Kenny Chesney – You and Tequila (feat. Grace Potter)
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band – Different Kind of Fine
Download “This is Country”
Over the past year and a half, I’ve gotten increasingly into jazz music. My dad’s favorite album is Miles Davis’ magnum opus Kind of Blue, so I was introduced to the genre at a young age and I’ve always enjoyed listening to it when my family played it at parties and when I saw it performed live. However, I never really bothered to start my own collection of jazz music. That all changed when a friend of mine got a record player and we started to listen to old jazz records on an almost constant basis. Ever since then, I’ve gotten pretty serious into the classics, but hadn’t really found any up and coming jazz musicians that I really was excited about.
That all changed when I first heard BBNG. I’ll admit, I didn’t listen to them until they first started doing their Odd Future covers, but ever since then I’ve been really excited about each new release they’ve put out.
It’s really cool to me to see such a contemporary jazz group–a group that covers an incredibly diverse range of genres, spanning from Earl Sweatshirt’s “Earl” to Kanye West’s Flashing Lights to James Blake’s CMYK–get such independent groundswell. It’s been really cool seeing their progressing recognition–of course, the Odd Future members rep BBNG all day long, but artists such as Questlove have also taken notice of BBNG’s young talent. It’s interesting to see the clash of their style with the style of Odd Future–both acts have vicious, spitfire delivery, offering their art with no regrets and no reservations.
To put it in more direct terms, they give zero fucks; they’re here to make what they want to make, to play what they want to play, and they do it damn well.
Check out some of my favorite tracks streaming below, and head over to BBNG.com to download the entire album, free of charge. Best $0 you’ll ever spend in your life, I promise you.
No one above the age of 21 was involved in the making of thisalbum, it was created by a bunch of kids. This album wasrecorded in one 10 hour session with no song having morethan two takes, it was mixed and mastered completely byourselves. Thanks to our friends, family, loved ones and anyonewho fucks with us.
Tha Homie Spit Spitta aka Curren$y aka the Pilot aka the captain of the Jet Life crew teams up with Wale for his newest release off of of The Stoned Immaculate, which is set to drop on June 5.
Some nice, smooth production here by B!nk, Wale and Spitta both go in on their verses, this one receives high grades de moi. My one caveate here–Wale says being addicted to Barney’s is “g shit.” No, son, it’s not. Da fuck is g about this, Douglas?
We blessed to be here. It’s a blessing for y’all to be here with us
Well said, Whale, well said. Lol see what I did there? PS guys I’m so good at Photoshop look