Majid Jordan

[Sunset Mixtape] Candy Hearts and Sounds : Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day usually has the following effects on people: you’re ready to shower your significant other with lovin’, you’re drowning yourself in the finest wines and chocolates, or this day simply doesn’t exist in your mind (sorry, Hallmark). Whatever category you may be in, there’s simply no saying no to a good dose of heartfelt music. This Valentine’s Day Edition mixtape has a dose of sexy, sweet, and just about anything to make you feel those love butterflies for someone else (or your own fabulous self). Whether you’re into being serenaded by the r&b smoothness of Miguel or just need a hip-hop love declaration from Mick Jenkins, this mix will give it all to you. Listen to all the love-filled sounds below and give your Valentine’s Day weekend those extra feels.


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Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

Gosh Pith

Detroit duo Gosh Pith blend genres as well as anyone, and their new single “Gold Chain” is a trap-tinged, guitar-soaked 21st century love ballad that is both emotionally resonant and club ready.

They describe the track as “a ratchet love song about the constant conflict between the meaningful and the meaningless,” and that description is certainly fitting.

Shades of Majid Jordan are undeniable in the smoky, smooth bounce of “Gold Chain,” and its woozy rap-sung blend is reminiscent of Sunset favorite All Day.

The duo dropped a stellar EP (Window) earlier this year, and have another project slated to drop at the top of 2016. They’ve already hit the road with acts like Vic Mensa and Odesza, so you’re going to want to have Gosh Pith on your radar before they become the next big thing.

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Majid Jordan – Something About You

Hot damn. Majid Jordan just gave us a taste of their upcoming debut album, and it’s fire. The funky “Something About You” is the perfect cure for a case of the Monday’s, offering some surprisingly tasty guitar licks and the sultry vocals that the Canadian duo has become known for.

I can’t get over that warped vocal sample in the chorus. Or the way the tune sounds drenched in just the right amount of reverb. If this track doesn’t make it onto your late night playlist, I’m not sure what will.

The group is dropping their debut full-length in February – in the meantime, check out “Something About You” below!

 

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[Download Mixtape] Tape Tuesday: Rare Occasions

New Tape Tuesday!

This is the last Tape Tuesday before school starts back up again for me. Every summer I try to make that one mix that the few of you who religiously follow my mixes will look back and say, “That music defined my summer.” I think Rare Occasions is that mix. Looking at it from a strictly musical point-of-view, you can clearly see that R&B ruled summer 2014. It’s not even a question. From my personal point-of-view, I am hoping this mix will remind me of the rowdy nights in my new apartment that I only partially remember now. I hope it will remind me of the moments I shared with the people in my life. I hope in the future I will know which moments were significant and which were insignificant because in the moment, the view can be blurred. Maybe I will listen to this assortment of songs in ten years and regret something–or feel some type of way. That’s the beauty of songs. They are like vials for your bottled up emotions that can spill over at any given time. For example, when you are at the perfect level of drunkenness and “0 to 100” comes on at your own party or when you are driving in the rain and a song comes on and you suddenly feel like you are the main character in a TV drama. In the moments when the rhythm of the music syncs up perfectly with the pace of your life, you get flooded with lost emotion and develop a true connection with a song. Those are the moments that will stay with you forever and give you perspective on the rest of stuff going on in your life. Those are the rare occasions.

For realla, baby

*Missing track 1 (“Her” by Majid Jordan) and track 3 (“On The Way” by Kilo Kish), not available on SoundCloud.

DOWNLOAD ‘RARE OCCASIONS’ HERE


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Listen to Drake’s OVO Sound Signee Majid Jordan’s Debut Single

New Majid Jordan!

You probably remember opening that freshly packaged, mint condition .zip file of Nothing Was The Same on leak day and noticing a strange name smushed between parenthesis next to the title “Hold On, We’re Going Home” in your horrendously unorganized iTunes library*. That name was Majid Jordan. In a post last year, I, like you, asked the question, “Who is Majid Jordan?” And now in the middle of a strange summer, we receive an answer. “A Place Like This” is the duo’s highly anticipated debut track. Appearing first on the October’s Very Own blog, the song is a lofty R&B fare with semi-annoying perfect pop pomp and just enough experimental flourish to keep you interested. I enjoy it. The video doesn’t quite convey the feeling, but listening to the track, I imagine the empty feeling of being at a party where you are way too drunk to have fun and know no one there.

*Okay, I realize that song was a single, but the intro sounds too good to cut. Sorry.


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Who Is Majid Jordan?

New Majid Jordan!

Last week Drake dropped his fantastic new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which features a new artist called Majid Jordan. Obviously, I thought this was just one dude, but I was wrong. Majid Jordan is a duo consisting of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman (get it… Majid Jordan?). The Toronto natives were recently signed to Drake’s OVO Sound imprint under Warner Music Group, joining PARTYNEXTDOOR and a pretty wide stable of in-house producers. The guys definitely have the potential to make a splash in the industry. Last year the duo released a project called the afterhours EP under the moniker Good People. I totally have their songs “Chill Pad Deluxe” and “Tea & Coffee” on my iTunes, so it is cool for me that Drake also discovered them.

Stream Good People’s afterhours EP, featuring highlights “Chill Pad Deluxe” and “Tea & Coffee,” below, and look out for new Majid Jordan tunes hopefully in the near future. Follow them on Twitter here.


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[MP3] Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home

New Drake!

The way the world works as I know it is that we perennially make fun of Drake, and he keeps coming through with hits. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” finds the Toronto legend in full-on pop mode, somewhere in between Solange and Michael Jackson. Nothing Was The Same will be out on September 17th.

Just hold on we’re going home…

Bonus!

Check out Kanye West and Drake (re)uniting at OVO Fest last night.


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