Chicago’s own, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett , just came out with a track called, ‘‘, that I still cannot stop playing. Last time they teamed up with Elohim to create a melodic track with soaring female vocals. Now, they switch gears by welcoming Blaise Railey into the studio to lay down some bars to … Continue reading Louis The Child Comes Out With an Infectious Hip-Hop Single
tyDi, a well-known DJ from Australia, has made his mark in the dance music scene with energetic tracks like ‘‘ and ‘Something About You’. His songs ten features soothing vocals and soaring melodies. On his latest release, which happened to be a collaborative effort, the popular act worked with Col3man, a budding artist based out Los Angeles. … Continue reading tyDi & Col3man Release Their Emotive Electro Soul Collaboration
Freddie Gibbs almost lost it all―his career, his life, his freedom. Everything he built almost fell apart like a paper mache castle left out in the pouring rain. Allegations sexual assault in Austria placed him in a cell for three months and if convicted could have meant a 10-year prison sentence. A severe sentence for severe … Continue reading Review: Freddie Gibbs Channels Tupac on Soul-Bearing ‘You Only Live 2wice’ Article
Mike Windle, Getty s James Fauntelroy just dropped three new songs— “I Can’t Do That,” “Stop Doing Cocaine” and “Miami Rain.” On “I Can’t Do That,” the singer delivers trippy lyrics over a crisp and warm bass line, and on the second cut, he reminds the woman in his life that she promised to stop … Continue reading James Fauntelroy Blesses Fans with Three New Songs
Canadian deathcore heavyweights Despised Icon arrived in Ottawa to lay waste to a raucous, packed Barrymore’s, and they brought three their most brutal genre-mates along with them for the ride. What was intended to be a prolonged, five-band assault was reduced to four, however, as Bay Area’s “aliencore” pundits Rings Saturn sadly couldn’t make it … Continue reading Despised Icon / Carnifex / Fallujah / Lorna Shore Barrymore’s, Ottawa ON, March 18
Sampling in hip-hop has always been a target for criticism. “It’s become a parasitic culture that glorifies picking over others’ remains, indulging in the sonic equivalent sloppy seconds, and finishing f in a bukkake over the souls our great ancestors,” GRAMMY-winning jazz musician Nicholas Payton wrote in 2013. Speaking as a fan (read: not a … Continue reading From Dr. Dre to A$AP Rocky, the Sample History of Willie Hutch’s “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out” Article
Vancouver was treated to an eclectic mix local and international artists at the Vogue last night (March 10), where hometown friends Black Mountain and Destroyer performed, along with Dutch duo zZz. zZz were first to take the stage, simultaneously baffling and entertaining the crowd with their organ and drum-driven music. Vocalist and drummer Björn … Continue reading Black Mountain Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, March 10
The Tuesday (March 7) version the DX Digest once again finds the hardworking Future with the crown in a new video for “Use Me” while T.I. comes in at a close second with another single, “Dope Game,” taken from the soundtrack for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. An incredible beat battle between DJ Premier and Pete Rock slides in … Continue reading DX Digest: Future Confronts Younger Self In "Use Me" & T.I. Recounts Lessons About The "Dope Game"
It’s that time again. Monday’s (March 6) installment the DX Digest finds Kyle and Lil Yachty looking on the bright side in the new animated video for “iSPY” and A$AP Rocky channeling his inner Matthew McConaughey for the Mercedes-Benz campaign, “Get A Job.” In a close third comes J Rocc’s “Motor City (J Rocc Blend #1)” … Continue reading DX Digest: KYLE & Lil Yachty Get Animated For "iSpy" While A$AP Rocky Rides Shotgun In "Get A Job"
Here at DJBooth, we love producers. From the grimiest boom bap to booming trap 808s to piercing electronic synths, production is the backbone the music we all love and producers don't always get the spotlight they deserve. Enter the beat battle, where producers take center stage to face f and prove who's got the better discography … Continue reading 4 Producer Beat Battles We’d Love to Watch, a DJBooth Roundtable Article