Branko ft. Dominique Young Unique - 'Going in Hard' Free DL


It's not only Gnucci Banana who's taken the road to change her name, no as of today J-Wow is now called Branko and to celebrate that here's a brand new free release from Mad Decent's Jeffree label featuring the amazing Dominique Young Unique called 'Going in Hard'.


The release comes with remixes by French Fries, Beataucue and Astronomar & Swick and speaking of Dominique Young Unique for that matter, she will perform at the Roskilde Festival the 5-8th of July and the 6th of July she will guest the summer club CAKE over at Nefertiti in Gothenburg here in Sweden, so stoked for that night to be honest. But 'til then, here's 'Going in Hard':


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/48072252" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Branko ft. Dominique Young Unique - 'Going in Hard'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/48078377" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Branko ft. Dominique Young Unique - 'Going in Hard' (BeatauCue Remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/48078376" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Branko ft. Dominique Young Unique - 'Going in Hard' (French Fries Remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/48078375" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Branko ft. Dominique Young Unique - 'Going in Hard' (Astronomar & Swick Remix)

Toddla T - 'Body Dub' Official Video & Agitated by Ross Orton & Pipes Release


Last year Toddla T dropped his album "Watch Me Dance" and one year later two legends of the Sheffield underground music scene, Ross Orton & Pipes will rework the old album called "Toddla T - Watch Me Dance - Agitated by Ross Orton & Pipes", set for release on August the 13th. A true Steel City re-work of the original album that goes much further and has way more coherence than a series of unrelated remixes.


Here's the official video for the absolute smashing tune 'Body Dub' ft. Timberlee directed by Georgina Hudson:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li2FTbpfag8[/youtube]


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/48044115" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Toddla T - 'Body Good' Agitated by Ross Orton & Pipes


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/23716925" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Toddla T - 'Streets Get Warmer' Agitated by Ross Orton & Pipes

Travis Porter - 'Wobble' (prod. by Diplo)


Yesterday Travis Porter dropped their debut album "From Day 1" on Porter House/RCA (cop off iTunes here) with guest features include 2 Chainz, Tyga, Jeremih, Mac Miller and Mike Posner with production by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, B Beck, Lil Lody, Lil C, Fki, J Mike, M16, K.E. On The Beat and Diplo who did 'Wobble':


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47983275" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Travis Porter - Wobble (Prod. Diplo)

Azealia Banks - '1991' & 'Van Vouge'


Yesterday Azealia Banks finally released her long awaited EP "1991" digitally (physical copies will be available on the 12th of June). Cop it off iTunes and listen to the two new tracks 'Van Vouge' and '1991' below and look out for Azealia's mixtape "Fantastic" dropping on the 4th of July.


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47992532" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Azealia Banks - '1991'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47992533" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Azealia Banks - 'Van Vogue'

Brooke Candy - 'Freaky Princess' Official Video


In the day and age of snooze pills like Romain Gavras-directed videos in the style of Jany-Z's and KanYe West's 'No Curch in the Wild' it's so nice with something other than the dystopic grey colouring scheme and rioting men like this VCR-thing that serves as the official video for my new-found love Brooke Candy's 'Freaky Princess' filmed by Uzi Uzi Uzi:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfiAjNf3QJA[/youtube]


Seen some familiar faces among the cameos? Brooke Candy is a new encounter on this site and she's a 22 year old rapper, stripper and photographer hailing from the US of A and in a recent chat with Vice Style she declares she's "all about women helping women" [...] "There aren't enough collaborations like there were back in the day. Remember that track "Ladies Night" with Missy, Angie Martinez, Da Brat, and Left Eye?". In other words, Brooke Candy is exactly what the scene need right now, someone to bring unity instead of those petty fights Azealia Banks sadly invest her time in.


Will be nice to follow this amazing girl in the future, besides 'Freaky Princess' here's also some other nice tracks and there's more on Brooke's soundcloud here:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/27588432" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Brooke Candy-'Trill'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/41631465" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Brooke Candy ft. Palomija & Mela Murder - 'Eat Fist'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45215282" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Brooke Candy - 'Bedrock'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/35177171" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Brooke Candy- 'Freaky Prince$$'

Spank Rock ft. Santigold - 'Car Song' (Shuttle Remix) Free DL


The rest of Sweden are trapped in a KanYe West/Jay-Z/Watch The Throne-coma and I'm not in Stockholm so I don't give a rats ass to be honest, their collaborative album had one massive hit, 'Niggas In Paris' all thanks to production, so well, instead here's a nice freebie Spank Rock just unleashed on Soundcloud, a bouncy remix of his ans Santigold's 'Car Song' signed Shuttle.


Listen and download for free below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47951990" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Spank Rock ft. Santigold - 'Car Song' (Shuttle Remix)

Kano ft. Lady Leshurr, JME, D Double E & Sway - 'WAVY' (SeaMix) (prod. by Footsie)


After the release of his "Jack Bauer 2.4"-mixtape Kano recently unleashed the full version of the Footise-produced 'Kano Stencils: Raspberry Ripple Riddim' via SC a couple of weeks ago and yesterday Mista Jam premiered the SeaMix of another, new massive track with a production signed Footise, 'Wavy' featuring a sea of guests: Lady Leshurr, JME, D Double E and Sway.

Listen to the mix and the original below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47878611" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Kano ft. Lady Leshurr, JME, D Double E & Sway - 'WAVY' (SeaMix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47125571" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Kano - 'WAVY' (prod. by Footsie)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/46397270" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Kano - 'Kano Stencils: Raspberry Ripple Riddim'

GNUČČI - '360 Donna' (prod. by Cristian Dinamarca)


Brace yourselves people, Gnucci Banana is no more, instead here's Ana Rab's new and refreshed alias: GNUČČI. Short and simple and together with the new alias comes Gnučči's brand new single '360 Donna' that drops today on her own imprint Famalam Records under licence of Sony.


'360 Donna' is produced by Cristian Dinamarca and the single is the first taste of Gnučči's upcoming EP "Oh My Goodness" set to drop the 18th of June with productions from Farkas, Mash Up International and Youthman. Cop it '360 Donna' off iTunes now, on Amazon (available in DE the 1st of June and in the UK the 3rd) and listen to the track below and look out for the official video directed by Ana and Simeon Frohm that is set to premiere on this site in the near future hopefully:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47819752" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]GNUČČI - '360 DONNA' (prod. by Cristian Dinamarca)


And all you people in NY listen up! Gnučči will be performing live the 6th of June at Music Doc - the Nordic Music Documentary Festival held at the rooftop of Hotel Americano and the entrance is FREE. Peep the official flyer here and get more info via musicdoc.se.

Azealia Banks - "1991" EP Preview


In just 2 days, this Tuesday the 29th of May, Azealia Banks will finally drop her long awaited EP "1991" digitally (physical copies will land the 12th of June). The 4 track EP features her hit Jef Martens'-produced '212', the title track '1991', the Lone-produced 'Liquorice' and 'Van Vogue'.


Listen to the snippet preview below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47745017" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Azealia Banks - "1991" EP Snippets

Linkoban - 'Like This' Remixes


Back in early February I introduced you to Danish rapper Linkoban and her gut smashing debut single 'Like This' and tomorrow, the 28th of May, it's finally time for the remix EP of the single to drop. The EP comes with remixes in all different flavours to suit everyone.

One by Tom Shorterz which has received much love on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra from DJs like Toddla T, B-Traits & DJ Q, a moombahton flavoured one from Fase de Cinco, an ”uptempo 90s chord shenanigan”-remix from ELOQ, a baile crunc remix from Dixone, a dark and moody Bass Down Low remix, a sublime house remix from the 19-year-old wiz-kid Jens Lindahl and Antichrist rounds it all up with a hard hitting electro-dubstep remix.


Buy them all, the original as well as the instrumental tomorrow and stream some of the goodies below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47310389" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Linkoban - 'Like This' (Dixone Remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/47311620" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Linkoban - 'Like This' (Bass Down Low remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/40676396" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Linkoban - 'Like This' (Antichrist Remix)

Chippy Nonstop - 'Kicked Out Da Club' Official Video


The wait is over here it is, the official video for Chippy Nonstop's club smasher, the NanosauR-produced 'Kicked Out Da Club' taken off her #GlobalSkoolofTwerk and the video is directed by none other than Kreayshawn. Get your twerk on:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeIOIxVRHj4[/youtube]


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/42781583" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Chippy Nonstop - 'Kicked Out Da Club'
[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45019326" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Chippy Nonstop - 'Kicked Out Da Club' Thtmshnry Remix

Kreayshawn ft. 2 Chainz - 'Breakfast (Syrup)' off "Somethin' Bout Kreay"



Next Friday the official video for Chippy Nonstop's 'Kicked Out The Club' (taken off Chippy's #GlobalSkoolofTwerk-release) will go live and it's directed by none other than Kreayshawn who will finally unleash her debut album "Somethin' Bout Kreay" via Colombia Records later this summer and the list of features is a pretty good one. I've previously reported about hers and Chippy Nonstop's collaboration on that one as well but Kreay is also guested by Diplo and Sissy Nobby on a song called 'Twerkin', KiD CuDi, V-Nasty, Jean Baptiste and together with 2 Chainz she serves up the first meal off the album, her brand new single called 'Breakfast (Syrup)'.


The official video, of course directed by Kreayshawn herself, will go live tomorrow, 'til then have a listen to 'Breakfast (Syrup)' below:


[audio:http://old.firstup.se/k2cb.mp3]

Kreayshawn ft. 2 Chainz - 'Breakfast (Syrup)' | Buy off Amazon

Azealia Banks - 'Jumanji' (prod. by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook) Free DL


Azealia Banks, who recently sadly cancelled her upcoming gig here in Sweden at the Way Out West-festival later this summer, makes up for not dropping her "1991" EP as scheduled last month by unleashing a brand new track today called 'Jumanji'. The track is produced by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook and taken from Banks' upcoming mixtape "Fantastic" set to drop this summer before the long awaited album debut "Broke With Expensive Taste" drops on Interscope this fall. The "1991" EP will also drop later this month, but 'til then, here's 'Jumanji' for free download:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/46045706" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Azealia Banks - 'Jumanji' (prod. by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook)

Lisa Maffia ft. Romeo & Tyler Daley - 'Don't Stop the Music' Official Video & Single Release


Lisa Maffia is finally back with her new single called 'Don't Stop the Music' - a soulful edge to a new skool jungle /garage track with a heavy bassline that is guaranteed to impact the clubs and radio this summer. The track features So Solid's Romeo and Lisa Maffia's new signee, Tyler Daley, who hails from Manchester. Tyler also produced the record and shares co-write with Romeo. 'Don't Stop the Music' drops on Maffia Recordz the 17th of June. Peep the official video below:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMKgwltr64[/youtube]


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/42889292" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Lisa Maffia ft. Romeo & Tyler Daley - 'Don't Stop The Music'

King Fantastic - "SocioPoliticalPimpTalk" EP Release


People, the day is here, here's finally the brand new EP from King fantastic called "SocioPoliticalPimpTalk". I can't express into words how much I love Killer Reese and DJ Troublemaker actually, I mean come on, I think they're the only ones that actually could name a track 'Guide to Safely Petting Cougars'.


You have already heard 'G Sharp', now have a listen to the other three tracks off "SocioPoliticalPimpTalk" below and cop the whole thing off iTunes here:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45710334" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]King Fantastic - 'Coastal Shindig'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45710863" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] King Fantastic - 'Jamaica, California'


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45711588" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]King Fantastic - 'Guide to Safely Petting Cougars'

Wiley - 'Step 2' (prod. Splurt ), 'Step 3' (prod. Flava D) & 'Step 4' (prod. SNY) off "It's All Fun & Games 1"


Recently Wiley's been spitting out freestyles out of his Twitter-account like there's no tomorrow. First came 'Step 1' over Preditah's 'Circles' (download here) and here goes 'Step 2' over a production by Splurt, 'Step 3' produced by Flava D and 'Step 4' produced by SNY. The freestyles will be featured on Wiley's upcoming mixtape "It's All Fun and Games Vol.1" and yes, it's Wiley on grime just the way it should be.


Listen and download below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45481992" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Wiley - 'Step 2' Freestyle (prod. by Splurt) | ↓ Sendspace


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45482187" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Wiley - 'Step 3' Freestyle (prod. by Flava D) | ↓ Sendspace


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45482353" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Wiley - 'Step 4' Freestyle (prod. by SNY) | ↓ Sendspace

Chippy Nonstop - 'Bitch, I Bought It Out' Official Video & Remixes


Every fucking time I write about the nature force that is called Chippy Nonstop I just wanna skip all long sentences, hit caps lock and post a single word: FUTURE. Cause people, she is. Here goes the official video for her NanosauR-produced 'Bitch, I Bought It Out' taken off "#GlobalSkoolofTwerk" EP. The video is directed by Brandon Tauszik and look up for the video for 'Kicked Out the Club' (taken from same EP) dropping next, directed by none other than Kreayshawn.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yO0pMHuiEw[/youtube]


Chippy also held a remix competition for the tracks off #GlobalSkoolofTwerk that ended last week and here are some of the goodies:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45362640" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Chippy Nonstop - 'Bitch, I Bought It Out' (FreshGalaxy Remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45037168" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Chippy Nonstop - 'Kicked Out the Club' (Zachyg Remix)


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45016556" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Chippy Nonstop - 'DOP3 GURL' (J4M3Z L34N Remix)

Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. Iggy Azalea - 'Beat Down'


Well, finally something from Steve Aoki worth the attention and that reason is simply spelled Iggy Azalea. 'Beat Down', that also features Angger Dimas, serves well as a distraction while we wait for Iggy to drop her 6-track "Glory" EP later this month.


Have a listen below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45128454" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. Iggy Azalea - 'Beat Down'

Don Diablo - 'Silent Shadows' (Preditah Remix) & Preditah x Wiley Free DL


Monday's Dutch DJ/Producer, and recent Columbia records signing, Don Diablo dropped his debut single 'Silent Shadows', a collaboration where he worked with the music together with the guys from Noisia and the lyrical concept together with Swedish vocal talent Mirou (Marlene Strand). The single EP (buy off iTunes here) features a grand total of 9 tracks, among them remixes by Quilnez, Mind Vortex, Keljet, Drive By Disco and this nice take by one of the grime-scene's finest Preditah:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45111256" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Don Diablo - 'Silent Shadows' (Preditah Remix)


BONUS: Earlier this week Preditah also unleashed a freebie of Wiley spitting over his 'Circles'-release. Listen and download below:


[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/44979515" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /]Wiley - 'Step 1' (freestyle) [Circles VIP] | ↓ SendSpace

Review & Photos: Estelle (UK) Live @ Alcazar, Nalen Stockholm


Tuesday's (the 1st of May) Estelle graced Stockholm with her first official visit throughout her career when she performed live at Alcazar, Nalen. I've been to concerts and festivals since I was a toddler but I must say, this gig was something extra, out of the ordinary. It was on that level when you've had one of them shitty days and something or someone just picks you up and makes you stand tall and strong.


During the 1,5 hour Estelle walked thorough her whole repertoire from classics like '1980', 'American Boy' and 'Freak' to new material like her single 'Thank You' from "All of Me" and her smashing take on D'Banj's 'Oliver Twist'. She also managed to switch it up with some well known classics like 'Blame it on the Boogie' and a hot steamy version of Bob Marley's 'Is This Love' to name a few. I could shower this review with positive adjectives for a year or more but I'm settling for three now: vibrant, soulful and absolutely amazing.


All pictures are taken by Molly Abrahamsen and you can see more of the two sets over at realshoot.net here and here.








[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/33290308" params="show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0080" width="100%" height="81" iframe="false" /] Estelle ft. D'Banj - 'Oliver Twist' (Remix)