Good news! We're bringing back our old weekly column, "New Music You Should Know About" helping you discover the some of the best up-and-comers in the music game. We'll listen to and consider it all: Electro, rap, rock, etc. Have suggestions for us? Submit here.
The Products feat. ZEPS - "Who’s Thirsty?"
This group would be the result if LMFAO, Far East Movement, and Wallpaper somehow had a love child. Combine with lyrics rivaling Mickey Avalon’s “My Dick” for an awesome song/video.
Bramzwig - "So Nice"
Takes an old school soul hook and amps it up, laying a nice flow down on top. In my book, any rap song that can pull off spitting on a throwback sample like this deserves props, and Bramzwig definitely delivers.
D-WHY - “I’m Here Now” (prod. by Ratatat)
Rapper D-WHY goes IN on this Ratatat sample. Vocals are reminiscent of Eminem, and work well with the Ratatat track.
No Pets Allowed - "808s and Spring Break"
This mashup artist throws a whole bunch of songs together to make some great bangers. Feels like Girl Talk or Super Mash Bros (this means you should be ready to rage).
Eddy B & Tim Gunter - "Tomorrow"
The lyrics are heavy but these guys keep the beat optimistic. This hip hop track has a very raw, real feel. Flow sounds like B.o.B with deeper lyrics, and the beat feels more chilled-out west coast.
Nick Wells - "Turn Me Up" (Mac Miller “Loud” Remix)
This R&B song reminds me of Usher circa “Love in this Club” or some early Chris Brown.
Tijon - "Lost in the Stars"
This hip hop track is a windows-down, late night summer driving song.
OceanLab - "Satellite" (Creature Comforts Remix)
A more chilled-out remix compared with the original, Creature Comforts adds clarity to the OceanLab track for a relaxed feel (think a vibe similar to the last couple minutes of Deadmau5’s Strobe).
Das Nibley - "Daft Punk Tribute" (Live Mashup)
Das Nibley throws Biggie, Sugarhill Gang, and Skrillex, to name a few, into the mix with Daft Punk in this live mashup.
Mash Ketchum - *goes to 11*
Aside from having an awesome name, Mash Ketchum goes in mashing up electronic and dubstep songs with pop and hip hop. Think White Panda, for instance.
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