All Grammys Tonight Belong to Lady GaGa

In 3 hours or so Lady GaGa and Beyoncé will battle the music year of 2009 all out, once and for all at the 52nd annual Grammy Award. Personally the big awards: "Album of the Year", "Record of the Year" & "Song of the Year" all belong to GaGa for "The Fame" and 'Poker Face', as I'm still actually getting goosebumps listening to it.

"I Am Sasha Fierce" had some real good moments but was not in comparison as good as "The Fame". That said, speaking of them both, a picture has leaked from the recording of the 'Telephone' video and by the looks of it I seems like GaGa has her Geyoncé on again..:

More goodies (from my current fave hangouts on the streets of Internetz: them GaGa-forums, so entertaining, some of them are like looking right into a cult or something), the studio version of the beloved live song: 'Fooled Me Again (Honest Eyes)'. Not an up-tempo track but still very loveable as it really showcase her true potential as a singer.

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A Hot Treat Off A-Trak's "Dirty South Dance" Vol. 2

Unlike nearly all other music writers, bloggers and etc. I didn't like A-Trak's latest project, the collaborative Duck Sauce together with Armand Van Helden. I dunno, too much disco? Yes, way too much disco for my taste and their duck-logo still creeps me out.

When it comes to A-Trak I'm much more of a fan of his "Dirty South Dance" and luckily for me, the sequel to this very beloved mixtape will soon come and here's a HOT joint off that feautring Drake and Birdman.


A-Trak x Drake x Birdman - 'Loonies To Blow' YSI | zShare

Unreleased Lady GaGa - 'Retro Physical'

This unreleased Lady GaGa-track called 'Retro Physical' has been a hot topic on all the GaGa-forums for almost a year and now Burim leaks the full version.

At first listen I thought it was so-so, with that intro I was expecting Alec Empire's digital hardcore anno 1999 or something, but it grows by every listen. The chorus is really catchy whether you like it or not.

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Schlachthofbronx & Man Recordings 'Ayoba' Remix Contest‏

'Ayoba!' by Schlachthofbronx ft. Spoek & Gnucci Banana has been stirring things around in the blog sphere and on dancefloors the last couple of weeks - so now Man Recordings gives you all the chance to remix one of the biggest tunes of 2010!

RULES:

1. Download the parts of the original here.

2. Remix the song the way you like!

3. Upload your remix to the Sound Cloud drop box of Man Recordings and name it AYOBA! (your remixer name) and add "Ayoba Remix Contest" in the tags.

4. The winners will be selected by Man Recordings and streamed on this website.

PRIZES:

1st prize: Official digital release on the "Ayoba Remix EP" alongside remixes by Ku Bo, Beataucue, Daniel Haaksman, Top Billin, Phon.O, Beware + Motorpitch amongst others. (Man 046, released March 1st)

2nd & 3rd prize: limited edition Man Rec surprise parcel + Schlachthofbronx T-Shirts.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT REMIX: 12th of February 2010

GOOD LUCK!

Doorly Remix of Groove Armada's New Single 'Paper Romance'

I know you people love Doorly so here's the latest Doorly fix for y'all. It's a remix for Groove Armada's upcoming single 'Paper Romance', which will be out the 22nd of February. 'Paper Romance' is the third single off Groove Armada's upcoming album "Black Light" which is due this spring.

Doorly says: "I'm really happy with this one, alot deeper than my normal stuff but still designed solely for the dancefloor".

Here's also the official video for the original:


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Ludacris ft. Rick Ross & Twista - 'How Low' Official Remix

Woop woop! Finally an official remix of this track!

Still damn ass good and this has a new verse from Luda and Rick Ross sounds better than he has in ages, he even manage to pull off a joke.

"Battle of the Sexes" out March 16th.

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Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj - 'Up Out My Face' Official Video

Didn't I tell you that this would be something out of the ordinary? Yeah I did, I even love Mariah in this, amazing... Thank you Nick Cannon:

Mariah's upcoming remix album "Angels Advocate" is now due for a release the 23rd of March.

You Wanna a Freaky Girl, Welcome to Nicki World

Club-tracks aside, let's get back to hiphop again and my current fave: Nicki Minaj. It's a bit absurd but except for that remix of Dan Black's 'Symphonies' with KiD CuDi, I only got Nicki Minaj on my .mp3-player right now. Just can't get enough...

This has been a great Minaj-week. Not only all reports from Justin Combs' MTV "Super Sweet 16"-party, no there's also been a couple of new new Nicki-featured joints as well . The first one is the very catchy Sean Garrett track 'Gat It All' and Nicki shines as always. She's not that bright on 'Diamonds On My Neck' thou, as her "feature" is more like a sample of her saying 'Diamonds On my Neck', but aside from that disappointment, the track is banging.

Sean Garrett ft. Nicki Minaj - 'Get It All' YSI | zShare
Supplya ft. Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj - 'Diamonds On My Neck' YSI | zShare

Top Billin's Remix of So Shifty's - 'Clap'

Many club tracks right now and here's another one as it's time to unleash the first free Top Billin remix of 2010 and it's a lovley dancehall affair with bass.

The remix appears on the So Shifty "Wine Touch Clap" EP out now on Emynd's Crossfaded Bacon which I featured last week.

Top Billin gave 'Clap' some club beats, tweaked the vocal and boosted the bass up to max. Enjoy!

So Shifty ft. Ward 21 & Natalie Strom - 'Clap' (Top Billin Remix) YSI | zShare

More Great Crookers Remixes In Wait for "Tons of Friends"

Yeah, before some stupid (anonymous what else?) comments rain in, no, justice@hotmail.com didn't send me the promo for 'Beginning of the End'. Boo-fuckin-hooo for me. But you know what? I got 3874 unread e-mails to get busy with so I think I'll manage. Smart move either way to stay away from haters like me, which just proves me theory about some men making music not being able to handle negative critique.

So while the rest of the Internetz go crazy over that overrated piece of sheer electro disco crap and hopefully the real beginning of the end to Justice career, I rather dwell in something good.

That said, one of them unreads contained this remix of Crookers ft. Mixhell & Soulwax 'We Love Animals' from Religion which I liked. Crookers are also one of many to have remixed Lady GaGa's - 'Telephone' ft. Beyoncé, but their contribution is one of the best I've heard so far. The last minute of the remix is absolutely insane.

Btw, the video for 'Telephone' will drop soon and hopefully it's just like the 'Video Phone' only better, without GaGa getting her Geyoncé on and just remaining her old cooked out self.

Crookers ft. Mixhell & Soulwax - 'We Love Animals' (Religion Remix) YSI | zShare
Lady GaGa ft. Beyoncé - 'Telephone' (Crookers Remix) YSI | zShare

KillaQueenz & South Rakkas Crew ft. Lady Chann - 'Double Up' Official Video

The great video for KillaQueenz & South Rakkas Crew ft. Lady Chann's 'Double Up' is finally here people. It was shot in Sydney, Australia and produced and directed by Versus:

Sydney DJ Mailer Daemon gives his 'Super EX Combo Remix' away for free below, buy the rest of the 9 tracks big Remix EP on iTunes.


KillaQueenz & South Rakkas Crew ft. Lady Chann - 'Double Up' (Mailer Daemon Super EX Combo Remix) YSI | zShare

Donnis "Gone" EP

I still haven't got tired of Donnis debut single 'Gone'. Quite the contrary and today it was finally released as an 6 track long EP on Fool's Gold Records.

Remixes come courtesy of DJ legend Craze, who drops a Miami/ATL bass-inspired uptempo version called 'Craze's Dookie Mix' and a moody take by acclaimed beatmaker Nosaj Thing.

The official video directed by BBGun will drop soon. Buy the EP on iTunes.

Also check out this stunning freestyle over 'Gone' by another star in the making: Siya. The only problem with this freestyle is that it is too short.

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Huge List of Guests on Gorillaz New Album "Plastic Beach"

Gorillaz upcoming 3rd studio album "Plastic Beach" has been in the works for 4 years and will be released the 8th of March (or if your in the US, the 9th). The first single, 'Stylo' ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def was officially released today (but leaked almost a week ago). I must confess, I'm not the biggest Gorillaz fan but this album could be quite good with all them guest features. Here's the official tracklist with all features, some more interesting than others:

1. 'Orchestral Intro' ft. sinfonia ViVA
2. 'Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach' ft. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
3. 'White Flag' ft. Kano, Bashy & The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music
4. 'Rhinestone Eyes'
5. 'Stylo' ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def
6. 'Superfast Jellyfish' ft. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul
7. 'Empire Ants' ft. Little Dragon
8. 'Glitter Freeze' ft. Mark E. Smith
9. 'Some Kind of Nature' ft. Lou Reed
10. 'On Melancholy Hill'
11. 'Broken'
12. 'Sweepstakes' ft. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
13. 'Plastic Beach' ft. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon
14. 'To Binge' ft. Little Dragon
15. 'Cloud of Unknowing' ft. Bobby Womack and sinfonia ViVA
16. 'Pirate Jet'
17. 'Pirate's Progress' (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
18. 'Three Hearts, Seven Seas, Twelve Moons' (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

One that I'm looking forward to with delight mixed with some fear is track number 3: 'White Flag' ft. Kano, Bashy & The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music. Kano has worked with Damon Albarn earlier on the second single 'Feel Free' from his second album "London Town". Not the best track in the world. And Bashy has been far off his game lately. Kano recently spoke to SoulCulture about this collaboration:


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KiD CuDi - 'Cudderisback' Video, Snoop Collab & TV-Series

KiD CuDi who's set to be featured on Snoop's "Snoop Dogg: Malice N Wonderland (More Malice)" on a track called 'That Tree', doesn't only work on his sophomore album "Cudder and the Revolution of Evolution", no he also goes in pretty hard on his career as an actor.

This little piece below is bare jokes over 'Cudderisback' (ft. Vampire Weekend) and was recently put together in Boston by Cudder and the crew. Directed by Jason Goldwatch/DECON.

Jokes aside, "How to Make It in America" will premiere on HBO the 14th of February 10 PM and here's the full official trailer. Can't wait!

More about the series over at the official site http://hbo.com.

Here's also Booka B's edit of 'Cudderisback', featuring a different sound, no Vampire Weekend vocals in the beginning and some harder drums.

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JUDAH x Dub MD - "The Amber Rose Instrumentals"

I never really understood the whole fascination with Amber Rose to be frank. Sure, she's got a great ass, a great pair of tits, but that's pretty much all she brings to the table? Or is it more? Besides being KanYe's girlfriend and under PETA's radar the last week?

However, just as I don't get the whole Amber Rose hype, there's other who do. Like DC's forward-thinking producer JUDAH and the UK's Dub MD. They give you what they call intense tracks of indulgence, "The Amber Rose Instrumentals": The no-Hennessy necessary compilation was inspired by the sultry yet fashion-focused Amber Rose, who is known for her relationship with hip-hop star KanYe West and a body that has the ability to hypnotize minds like the loop of an 808.

JUDAH, whose highly-demanded presence has lined the tracks of noted names like Wale and Tabi Bonney, took a different approach with the rhythms for the Amber Rose trunk of treasure, making this dedication to women a little more raw than the average stroke of the beat. I haven't had time to listen through this yet but I'm in the mood for good instrumentals so I hope it's just as good as they promise. There's no telling what can happen when you put a woman and a beat together.

Here's the tracklist:
01. 'The Call From Amber' (Produced By Judah)
02. 'Rose' For Amber' (Produced By Judah)
03. 'Can't We Do It Over' (Produced By Judah)
04. 'Love Therapy' (Produced By Judah)
05. 'My Damn Imagination...' (Produced By Judah)
06. 'When Love Leaves' (Produced By Judah)
07. 'I Don't Care If You Was A Skripper' (Produced By Judah)
08. 'The Thank You' (Produced By Judah)
09. 'Slowly, Surely' (Produced By Judah)
10. 'Unconditional Love' (Produced By The Judah)
11. 'Dig This You Broad!!!' (Produced By Judah)javascript:void(0)
12. 'Revenge Is Sooo Sweet' (Produced By Judah)
13. 'The Imaginary Split' (Produced By Judah)

I love semi-corny projects like this, when does the Nicki Minaj-volume drop?

JUDAH x Dub MD - "The Amber Rose Instrumentals" (.zip) Mediafire

Skillz - '2009 Rap-Up' Official Video

A bit late for a video but it dosen't matter, this video looks good and Skillz still does wht he does best:



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Listen to whole album via Spotify

Mr Hudson ft. KanYe West - 'Anyone But Him' (Single Version)

'Anyone But Him' featuring KanYe Weet was, along with 'Supernova' (also featuring KanYe) and 'Everything is Broken' with KiD CuDi, the only track I actually liked off Mr Hudson's latest album "Straight No Chaser".

KanYe just posted a new version of 'Anyone But Him' which will appear on the single, the fourth to be released from the album, released on G.O.O.D Music the 15th of March.

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M.I.A. - 'Space Odyssey (There's Space For All That I See)' Remix

Usually when something BIG drops or leak or just get onto the streets of the Internetz them remixes are flying in. That didn't happen when M.I.A. unleashed her and Rusko's 'Space Odyssey (There's Space For Ol That I See)' nearly three weeks ago.

I've been requesting remixes on Twitter as I just can't get enough of this song, even if it's a hard challenge as the leaked .mp3-file was just a rip of the video and in super low resolution but David Starfire is the first one out to make my wishes come true.

Did he pulled it off?

Oh yes he most certainly did. All I'm saying, hats off to David, I LOVE it and this week just got a flying good start.

M.I.A. - 'Space Odyssey (There's Space For All That I See)' (David Starfire Remix) YSI | zShare

Ms. Dynamite is Back in the Game with DJ Zinc & Benga

This new joint from Ms. Dynamite ft. DJ Zinc called 'Wile Out' will be out the 8th of February. Besides 'Wile Out' the single will feature 'My DJ' by Zinc & Benga ft. Ms. Dynamite and 'Music Makers' by Zinc.

Here's the official video for 'Wile Out' and it's so nice to see that the Dy-na-mi-tee is back in the game again.

Timbaland ft. Katy Perry - 'If We Ever Meet Again' Chew Fu Remix

Timbaland's latest album "Shock Value II" wasn't exactly a masterpiece. If truth be told, far from. 'If We Ever Meet Again' featuring Katy "I got great bangs" Perry will be the fourth single off the album and will be out the 15th of February.

This "deja chew" fix from Chew Fu dropped into the inbox just in time for the official video directed by Paul Coy Allen hit the screens:


Timbaland ft. Katy Perry; - 'If We Ever Meet Again' (Chew Fu Deja Chew Fix) YSI | zShare

Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna - 'Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)'

I've said it before but I say it again, I can't stand Bono. Everything about him is putting me off. And every single time hits ugly mug gets on air is in hard times. Fun to be the conceptual face for disasters... Great lifetime achievement Bono. My hating aside, Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna teamed up for the cause of Haiti yesterday, watch the performance thanks to Rap Radar.

RiRi also did an appearance on Swedish TV yesterday evening. She guested the Nordic co-production "Skavlan", runned by another man I can't stand Fredrik Skavlan. My father likes him thou. Well, watch the clips below:


Young Money - 'BedRock Part II'

Let's not call it a night just yet...

I just realized that Lloyd posted this snippet of the follow up to 'BedRock' up on his blog. It's called 'BedRock II' and features Lloyd, Lil Wayne & Drake. Simply checkout the snippet below.

While we're on Young Money, Lil Wayne reports that he has already recorded 20 tracks for "Tha Carter 4", Nicki Minaj and the camp keep busy shooting the video for 'Roger That' and a group of lucky people got the chance to enter the pre-listen for Luda's upcoming "Battle of the Sexes" album and chose one of the Nicki-features ('My Chick Is Bad') as the best track of the album.

Young Money ft. Lloyd, Lil Wayne & Drake - 'BedRock II' (Y.G Mix) (Snippet) YSI | zShare

Crookers ft. Steed Lord - 'Transilvania' off "Tons of Friends"

Sooo the January treat off Crookers huge upcoming album "Tons of Friends" is here people. This time around it's 'Transilvania' featuring Steed Lord. Can't wait for the album to drop. next month 'Remedy' ft. Miike Snow will be out officially and what I'm longing for more, the 'Arena'-treat ft. Poirier and Face-T.

No more words needed. Have a nice Friday evening!

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New Gucci Mane Remix from Diplo & "Free Gucci" Singles

It's been snowing straight for four days, I've only had 2,5 hours of sleep last night and I just stepped in slimy dog poo when I walked the family dogs this morning. But you know what?

It really doesn't matter now because when I opened my "feed me"-bookmarked folder Mad Decent just unleashed all tracks from the "Free Gucci"-mixtape in one glorious .zip, full of all 15 tracks, un-edited in sparkling high quality .mp3-format. Like that wasn't enough comes this new stellar Diplo remix of 'I Be Everywhere' that never appeared on the mixtape.

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Diplo - "Free Gucci (Best of The Cold War Mixtapes)" (single version .zip) DL via Mad Decent

Ludacris 'How Low' Official Video ft. The Twerk Team

The long awaited official video for Ludacris 'How Low', the first single from the upcoming album "Battle of the Sexes" (drops March 16th), leaked onto YouTube yesterday but was taken down in a blink of an eye but here it is, finally featuring the amazing Twerk Team and directed by Dave Myers:

More recent Luda-news, the Conjure Mixtape "The Hustlers Spirit" is out, (download it here) and he also teamed up on Justin Bieber's first single off "My World (Part II)" called 'Baby'.

I dunno what it is, but something throws me off regarding Justin Bieber. I get the same kinda feel for him like I get for Miley Syrus, he is a kid that makes music for kids. Sure, he's talented and all that jazz and Usher having your back speaks star but nah, I just don't know. The truth be told, I would never gave 'Baby' a listen if it wasn't for that Luda-feature.

But nuff about Bieber and on to Vodka & Milk as they decided to continue the Gucci Mane-trend and support the buzz he had before being barred, along with a little Luda on the side for their second huge remix off this month. They simply wanted to take 'Freaky Gurl' and reincarnate the whole song, aka give it that BOUNCE.

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Gucci Mane & Ludacris - 'Freaky Gurl' (Vodka & Milk Remix) YSI | zShare