It was a bit under a week ago that we were bumpin’ the most recent Hoodie Allen release, “The Chase Is On”. (If you didn’t catch the video, definitely visit his youtube page and get a glimpse.) Yesterday was the drop of his upcoming mixtape Leap Year which we are glad to present to you as a FREE Download, as we have with all of his content. With the release of a new album, you can guarantee a tour. Have a look here at his tour schedule, to see if he’ll be performing in a city near you. Here is Leap Year!!!
It’s your boy KING OLA out of Atlanta, Georgia with another sweet mix for the ears. He was goin for the baby makin’ grooves on this one and he puts it ever so nicely, “This is something you turn down, or off, the lights and get down to business with.” Please enjoy the new mix and catch the full-length download or individual track download below. And I almost forgot, but this is clearly the Friday List styl-E.
*Click the album cover to check out the track list and donate!*
The independent music community is a beautiful thing, and when it comes together to support a cause, the results are always special. In this case, a number of like-minded bands have donated tracks to create a compilation to raise money for our brothers and sisters in Japan.
As Soupy, singer of “The Wonder Years” explains in the press release:
“Last Friday we woke up in Maryland to read the news about the earthquake that struck Northern Japan and as the hours rolled by, things seem to go from awful to, well, worse than awful. News of tsunamis, floods, fires, radiation leaks and more poured in as we sat feeling helpless in the van. The idea struck to maybe text a few of our friends to see if we could get five or six songs together for a short comp to benefit the victims of this tragedy. I think it really speaks to the sense of community we have in this scene that within the two hour drive to Delaware, over 20 bands agreed to be a part of this. The comp is a collection of primarily rare, hard to find or unreleased recordings. The storefront was donated to us by Limited Pressing and currently, Paypal is allowing you to send money to charities without taking any fees. This means that, aside from the standard fee Paypal may take out when money enters an account, 100% of the money will be going to Americares to help the Japanese.”
As a human being, you can know your money is going to ease the immense suffering overseas and as a music fan, you’re getting a collection of unreleased, rare, and hard to find tracks from a cross-section of the major players in the current (pop) punk/indie/DIY scene. The track listing is no joke – Transit, Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, Valencia, The Swellers, Koji, Balance and Composure – these are the dudes you need to know. Kind of reminds me of the “Welcome to the Family” days of Drive Thru.
Go. Download. If you can afford $5, you can afford $10. These stand-up dudes are going above and beyond to offer something in return for your help.
“Stay Young” by Save Your Breath:
By: Chris Cullari | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @ChriswithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
This is why we love the independent world, not only because of the freedom to be yourself and live the life you love but the freedom to do great things your own way. The always groovin’ Josh Heinrichs sent this message out to the interwebs today:
We have decided to donate 100% of the proceeds of the song “Sweetest Thing” from iTunes & Amazon for the next month to the Red Cross. Our hearts go out to everyone suffering from the Earthquakes & Tsunami’s today. Love your families & friends up while you have this short time on earth : )
Doesn’t really sound like much at first, I realize that, but believe me just give it a bit of time and once you hit the 2 minute mark you’ll be bobbin’ your head in complete neglect of the confusing sounds you had encountered from the start. The off-beat background opening the song really pulls much of the creativity, hitting you with a beat that most people are completely not expecting. Now this is the Hawaiian’s first EP entitled “Orinda” which just released on the 1st of this month. Please enjoy “Branches” and check out the rest of the album here.
Brenton just recently released a video with the MicControl Blog, showing the creation of this latest beat. Watch how he grabbed a sick Skrillex sample and created an entirely new beat. Definitely check out this video quick before enjoying this track.
This underlying beat he just created is totally awesome. Here is the full version of the song that you just witnessed being created, enjoy:
Get yourself ready for friday night with some Avicii. This track is the top single off his newest EP “Vicious”. This track is badass and definitely one of the best ones I’ve heard from Avicii since “Alcoholic” and “Bromance”. Please enjoy this track and check out the EP here to download.
Coming off of their newest album, “Again and Again”, this French pop trio has released the single “Never Known Love” for FREE here. These guys keep it cool with their mellow bass lines and uplifting melodies. The vocals and synths give them a Phoenix sort of feel.
Another jumpin’ party mix from your boy, KING OLA with ‘Viva Las Gidi’ blending a great compilation of the most recent Afrobeat tracks. This is a 57 minute jam right here, so I advise you to turn the speakers up and kick it. Please enjoy the entire mix below:
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