Already pretty popular after only being public for a few weeks, Ty Dolla $ign’s Stand For is a must-have on your winter playlist. Great beat provided by Diplo, be sure to give his stuff a listen as well. The music video is also a fresh take, with some great editing. See more by Ty on his channel.
The first new song dropped from Chance The Rapper’s highly-anticipated Surf, Sunday Candy is a great collab from Chance and his band, Social Experiment. Although the official artist is Donnie Trumpet & SoX, Chance is the only featured rapper. As a huge Chance fan, this is one of his best works since Acid Rap. See more from Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet on their SoundCloud profiles.
A little bit of an older song, but this song released by Casually Collective is one of the best mashups of the year. A mix of Dan Farber’s “Dreams” and Drake’s “Forever” with some Biggy sampling, this song hits hard. Great beat, great lyrics, and definitely a great pregame song. Be sure to check out more from Dan on his SoundCloud channel.
New from Sebastian Carter, a remix of Alt-J’s classic “Breezeblocks.” Carter found a way to make Alt-J’s laid back vibe come off even smoother with a chill glitch edit. Alt-J recently released their new album, “This is All Yours.” If you like this, be sure to check out more from Sebastian Carter, and more from Alt-J’s new album. My personal favorite is Hunger Of The Pine.
One of the latest from Abstract, “I’m Good” features a slower beat with some great lyrics over it. Abstract produces chill music regularly, so if you like this be sure to check out his other stuff. It’s all pretty similar, but each has it’s own twist that keeps it interesting. Another favorite from him is “Scars.” Find more on his SoundCloud.
First CrosseMusic in a while due to the fact that I was abroad in Spain. This is the first song I found when I got back, and already has numerous plays in my iTunes. A great song to finish off the tail end of your summer, with a chill vibe and a very light drop. See more from Stint on his SoundCloud channel here.