PARTYNEXTDOOR is here to save the summer with his latest featuring label-head Drake. PND took to Instagram today to announce the release date for his sophomore effort PARTYNEXTDOOR Two and also let loose” a couple of iTunes pre-order tracks in the previously-heard “Her Way” and this banger “Recognize.” He’s already dropped my favorite track of 2014 in “Persian Rugs” and PND 2 is shaping up to be one of my favorite projects of the year. Drops July 29th btw also please follow me on Twitter *prayer hands emoji*
After thinking it was coming *very soon* for about 3 months, we finally get the finished CDQ version of Drake‘s much-anticipated Nothing Was The Same leftover “Trophies.” The Hit-Boy collab could have easily snuck into my Top Songs of 2013 had I had some more time to digest it; I could easily see myself making a two-song playlist of this and “Worst Behaviour” and just wilding before going out every night.
In our all-important third episode of The Jordan and Arjun Show, we talk about Eminem‘s latest album MMLP2, Childish Gambino‘s Because the Internet cover, Drake‘s brand new video for “Worst Behavior,” and much more. Actually, just some more.
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I’m still not quite sure what all is going on in the video for Drake‘s “Worst Behavior,” but I love all of it. We start off in a studio recording some old-school jazz sounds (I’m 99% sure that Drizzy’s dad is playing the sax), and right in the middle we have a ~4-minute skit involving the fools from the “Started From The Bottom” video, and they really made me awkwardly laugh in the middle of this library and now everyone thinks I’m a weirdo. Also, Juicy J.
Coming through in the CLUTCH right now, Sampha delivers a video to his solo version of Drake‘s track “Too Much” off of Nothing Was The Same. I’m not totally sure if this was originally a Sampha track and Drake sampled it, or if this is Sampha’s cover, but either way, I’m all up in my emotions right now. Like Drake’s version, this slow, piano-heavy version keeps it emotional and really just makes you sit back and listen. Choo choo, all aboard the feels train.
There are so many ideas floating around at all times. Some ideas peak your interest, and others just sort of drift off into the ethos. Higher education means focusing your attention on the ideas that interest you, because otherwise it is so easy to get lost in higher thought. “Arcadia” might seem like a really pretentious name for a mix, and that’s because it totally is. But it derives from this idea I discovered that interested me (apparently, during ancient Greek times Arcadia represented a pastoral utopia). The mix itself is an epic, 22-track adventure with artists ranging from NZ export Lorde to Chicago’s own Vic Mensa. Hopefully, listening to it will inspire an idea–or even the drive to seek understanding–or maybe it will simply act as an escape. Maybe these songs will take you to your own personal utopia.
P.S. The mix features three different pieces of cover art, each representing a different part of the tape.
- Attu – Don’t Sleep
- Twyaen – Keep on Waiting
- Drake – Come Thru (James Blake Remix)
- Dom Kennedy – After School
- Retro Culture – Let’s Make It Work
- Skizzy Mars – Summer11
- Lorde – Ribs
- Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl
- PARTYNEXTDOOR – Break from Toronto
- FKi – We Might (ft. Natasha Mosley & Alkebulan)
- Hot Sugar – Erica (ft. The GTW)
- Travi$ Scott – Hell of a Night
- Hozier – Take Me to Church
- SNCKPCK – Mexico (ft. Yuno)
- Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry
- Vic Mensa – RUN! (ft. Thundercat)
- RAC – Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)
- Lincoln Jesser – We’ll Be Fine
- Joe Goddard – Taking Over
- Night Terrors of 1927 – Young and Vicious
- Lontalius – For The Ideas (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
- Mzwétwo - I’d Go Back On My Heart
After a bit of hiatus, Sunset in the Rearview‘s favorite (or least favorite?) sons Jordan and Arjun return to their commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed series. In today’s episode we discuss Drake‘s third LP Nothing Was The Same, our original mixtape Sunset Selections, our new music discoveries of the month, and general Kanye-related activities. Also, there might be a voicemail that I left Jordan one fateful (#TURNTUP) night.
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Lontalius is Eddie Johnston. He is friends with Lorde, but that’s not why I’m writing about him. He makes music and does lo-fi covers (often of hip-hop songs). They are hazy and distorted and just frickin’ majestic. It’s like he lives in a mystical forest and is pals with centaurs. It’s like he swims with dolphins and dines with lions. He must live in a castle on an undiscovered island and own human-sized cat servants and collect vintage Furbies. I don’t want to beat this into the ground, but it’s like he bathes in rivers of gold and ejaculates ice cream sundaes.
Ellie Goulding‘s cover of alt-J’s “Tesselate” is already enchanting. Add some glitchy, screwed up vocals and a fours-to-the-floor backing, and you know you got a smooth jam to get down to on Kastle’s remix. The remix of Drake‘s “Too Much” is another gem.
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Right on the release of his third album Nothing Was The Same, Drake decided to give us the video to his soon-to-be radio hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” While the track finds Drake crooning about what we assume to involve the current object of his affection that decided not to return the feelings, the video is… quite different. Like “Drake and A$AP Rocky kill some dudes in ski masks and have automatic weapons” different. If you ask me, it’s the Video Of The Year just for that fact alone. But no one ever asks me, and that’s okay.
What a pleasant thing to come home to on a rainy Thursday night: a brand new Drake track to cry to. With the release of his third studio-album Nothing Was The Same coming up in 12 days (9/24 for the math-impaired), Drizzy decided to bless us with a smooth 40-produced track ripe with lines to text that one person around 12:30 this Saturday night. You can buy “Wu-Tang Forever” on iTunes if you’re so inclined.