Logic ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Top Ten (Prod. By 6ix)

[totally thought i shared this on fri, but looks like it’ll have to be today. still worth the late post.]

I’ve been on a grind and now they all know what’s up

[Logic, 6ix, and Big K.R.I.T. coming in with this banger ft. sounds from Kendrick and Drake. Like.]

Logic ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Top Ten (Prod. By 6ix) by TeamVisionary.

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[BAND TO WATCH] Sol – Pages (Prod. Nima Skeemz)

i breathe for the music

and music alone.

[watch out for this guy.]

Sol – Pages (Prod. Nima Skeemz) by Solzilla.

Drake drops new mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

[haven’t been able to post about Drake’s surprise mixtape drop on Friday, February 13th, 2015, until now. It was a lovely surprise I received upon landing in freezing NYC.]

Needless to say, I dig this new album because I rarely dislike anything from the man….and I am still listening to it; digesting all of it before I can say my full opinion. There is a lot of speculation as to why he released it so abruptly like this, especially with all the rumors around the beef between some heavy rappers with Cash Money Records. Pitchfork lays it all out here, along with some great lines alluding to this rumor from the album. Looking forward to seeing the story further unfold….in the meantime, I will continue to have this mixtape on repeat.

“Young but I’m makin’ millions to work the night shift”

Shout out to Henry Krinkle’s “Stay”, which is used in to-be-hit-single “Preach”, after also being used in Nicki Minaj’s “Buy a Heart” in her latest The Pink Print. Hopefully Cash Money paid Henry properly at least…..

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Drake: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late | Album Reviews | Pitchfork.

Sophia Grace – Best Friends (Y//2//K Remix)

you ain’t gotta worry never

i’m your numba 1 girl, i’m your best friend!

you’ve got a friend like dat

like dat

like dat

[i mean, i can’t not. this remix was bound to happen.]

if you don’t know what this is, just giggle at this baby vid featuring the soon-to-be legendary Sophia Grace (young girl rapper reppin’ hard): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdsIVUuO7GM

Sophia Grace – Best Friends (Y//2//K Remix) by Y//2//K.

KS: Best of 2014 Playlist

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Ah 2014….what can I say about you: a year of emerging female vocalists, dream pop, “feelings” music, deep[er] house w/ a 90’s and 80’s twist, rap always, some good indie rock, more pop/unst unst, and a healthy amount of contemporary/funky/classical beat-making (yum, my fave).

Pharrell’s “Happy” was definitely played at LEAST once at every gathering of any mass of humans, around the world. Go P.W. Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor was “All About That Bass”….yadda yadda yadda…”I am Lorde Ya Ya Ya”…..

But on to the yummy stuff…..

I’ve put together a playlist of 20 songs from my favorite albums, artists, and experiences of 2014: Some songs represent amazing full albums and break out artists you’ll need to check out, while others stand awesomely on their own. A few in there I had to include as they mark significant moments in my year. But all are songs that have been released in 2014. oh, and Drake.

Honorable mention goes to Pharrell’s “Happy”, Kiesza’s “Hideaway”, and Iggy x Charli XCX’s “Fancy” (yea, I had to) as they were undoubtedly significant players this year. I didn’t include them in the playlist, because, well, I just don’t need to make you listen to those songs for the billionth time :)

Without further adieu…..whether you’re turnt, in chill mode, dancing, or crying; I hope you discover something new and for you:

(boring side note: I had to go with Spotify vs. SoundCloud this year because 1. they had more of the songs/artists I wanted to add and 2. SoundCloud appears to have deleted my 2013 playlist (oh the sadness). Of course, as you indie music lovers know, not everything we love and peep on the blog streets through SoundCloud are avail on the law-abiding Spotify; so not ALL my 2014 faves could be in one playlist.)

Thank you all for listening and your support!

It’s been REAL 2014. Peace Out. XOXO

Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Odesza – Sun Models (ft. Madelyn Grant)

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (ft. Emma Louise)

The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure

Kiasmos – Looped

Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (ft. MNEK)

Route 94 – My Love (ft. Jess Glyne)

MADE IN HEIGHTS – Panther

Marlena Shaw (Flume’s Jackin House Mix) – Woman Of The Ghetto

Drake – 0 To 100 / The Catch Up

Tom Misch – Memory

Kele – Humour Me

Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back

The Magician – Sunlight (ft. Years & Years)

Arms & Sleepers – Mingus Mapps

Doja Cat – So High

Vaults – Lifespan

Broods – Bridges

Max Richter (Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Recomposed by Max Richter) – Spring 1

(In the next few days I will be posting Top 10 of 2014 Lists: Albums and Breakout Artists, so stay tuned!)

Van Gogh by Milwaukee Banks x Andrei Eremin

i paint a picture for them haters who go and steal my brush

[lupe fiasco vibes]

Van Gogh Milwaukee Banks x Andrei Eremin by Milwaukee Banks on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.

Liz – Don’t Say feat. Tyga (Beshken Remix)

i don’t wanna walk; i wanna fly

maybe this time we can make it work

ain’t nuthin’ to talk about

[yee LIZ]

Liz – Don’t Say feat. Tyga Beshken Remix by Beshken.

Flight Facilities / Lido – Two Bodies Ft. Emma Louise (Myles.William Remix)

Flight Facilities pretty with an r&b/hip hop twist by Myles.William

Flight Facilities / Lido – Two Bodies Ft. Emma Louise Myles.William Remix by Myles.William.