Thursday, March 24, 2011


Yeah, I know. We suck. I was just on break for two weeks and didn't post shit (though to be fair I was sick and had slow internets). Patkins is currently on break, and although he's been doing better than me lately in terms of posting, he's also nowhere to be found. So now that I'm back at school, my illness has actually gotten worse, which means I have time...and good internet...and not much else to do. Reading for class? Pshaw.

These are things that you should download without hesitation. Their creators have given them away for free, so you should take advantage of these legal gifts. All fantastic.

Collection of mainstream rap remixes by LA beathead jonwayne, who's a dude to look out for this year. The rappers he chose are pretty much the polar opposites of blogosphere favorites OFWGKTA, seeing as they all mention Gucci at least once, I think, but jonwayne knows how to tailor his production to the individual rapper in every case, and the results run the gamut from ridiculous swagger (cf. his take on Gucci Mane's "My Chain") to sinister minimalist grooves (cf. his take on Drake's "Over"). The download includes some brief-but-on-point musings on remixing, as well as a bonus track with verses by the young wayniac himself, and he is not to be missed in that field either:

what's in a number anyways, except the data?
I'm tired of this life, been playin it since the beta,
I've found every glitch, I've found every niche that I belong to...

...get this.

Shlohmo posted this tape to his facebook page the other day. It's also been tweeted by Drake, who hails from the same city (Toronto) as Future-R&B producer/singer/songwriter(s?) The Weeknd. Dunno much about him/them, seeing as his/their tumblr is mostly just filled with tracks and black-and-white photos of chicks (mostly unclothed ones). But that makes perfect sense: this tape is a boner jam masterwork. It's R&B at heart, but the sonics are equal parts dubstep, hip-hop, electro, chillwave, and Low End Theory...hence why I dubbed it "Future" RnB, a label I've heard used only once before, regarding LandLord. The Weeknd is just as worthy of it, as you can tell from the following examples:

The Weeknd - High For This by The_Weeknd

The Weeknd - The Morning by The_Weeknd

...get this tape. Never heard anything quite like it...and it's damn cool.

3) Shlohmo - Places (Chopped And Screwed Remix)
Another gift from Shlohmo. This time actually made by him, in celebration of the explosive success of his recently-released EP, Places. Incredibly smooth sounds, all self-produced, no samples. This is a remix of the title track that feels like its been submerged in molasses, but it's still the shit. You can grab the original track at Pitchfork for a free taste of the EP, which you can (and's cheap) buy HERE via iTunes.

Basically, if you possess the mere capacity to download these gems you should. They're all fantastic. And if you don't, this past hour and a half has been wasted. Godspeed.

Lobster out.

1 comment:

  1. if you want jonwayne's shit, you need to be able to open .rar files, just fyi

    love you