Take Note! #2
Released online: 14th December 2013
Their debut album ‘I Love You.’ evoked a generic response. People neither loved or hated it, but there has always been something their with this L.A. group; and I think we finally have it in their new track ‘Silver’. It takes one minute exactly of dark electronic synth until the, west coast hip-hop beat kicks in, and my god what a beat it is! It carries the track, which is complimented with keyboard and soft vocals. This is a prime example of maturity. It’s a belter!
It’s a free download on SoundCloud, link is above.
Released online: 18th December 2013
Drake and Juicy J have remixed Future’s ‘Shit’, produced by Mike Will Made It. Drake hasn’t stomped all over the flow by any means, in fact he’s released a vicious attack of lyrics, supposedly in response to Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s ‘Control’. I’m not here to resolve fights… i’m here to tell you that the flow from Drake AND THEN Juciy J make full use of a ridiculous beat that, personally, gets lost with Future.
Released online: 15th December
It’s been a bit of a hip-hop influenced post today, but It just shows the strength of the genre right now and the influence it’s having across music.
So the final track this week comes in from eighteen year old London composer Tom Misch, who’s produced a beat of epic proportions over the top of Mos Def’s ‘Mathematics’! You find yourself suddenly racking your brains for 2 Pac, Dr. Dre, Wu Tang Clan etc. AND THAT ENDING. The guitar solo and Jakwob esc chilled dubstep “wob wob wob” add another creative dimension to an already immaculately produced track. Crazy remix!
Another free download for you.
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So due to the festivities, there won’t be a Take Note! #3 until either the week after next or the new year, but I’m going to be posting the best Christmas from songs this year (covers and originals). Expect Swim Deep, George Ezra and Story Books plus a couple more, so look out for that.
Happy Christmas, don’t forget to send your list!