♥♥ M.I.A. knows what it means to start the year off with a bang! On New Year’s Eve, she released her highly anticipated “ViCKi LEEKX” mixtape, following this year’s album release /\/\/\Y/\. Partly inspired by 2010’s Wikileaks scandal, the 19-track project features production from Danjahandz, Diplo, Blaqstarr, Rusko, Switch and So Japan. This 36-minute freebie is packed with tons of unreleased tracks and that signature electronic/dubstep sound that we love from Sri Lankin rapper.
♥♥ Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi will be releasing his sophomore album, Underneath the Pine on February 22. The electronic artist will also be embarking on a month long North-American tour featuring stops at M.P.M. Fest and SXSW. Listen to the track “Still Sound” below from his upcoming album courtesy of SPIN.com.
LISTEN: Toro y Moi, “Still Sound”
♥♥ MGMT is helping you get the New Year started off right with some live recordings from their Daytrotter sessions. The duo’s crisp and unique sound can be heard as they perform songs from their most recent album, Congratulations. Also included is a cover of Cleaners From Venus’ “Only a Shadow.” You can stream and/or download MGMT’s set at the Daytrotter Sessions website.
♥♥ After taking a brief pause in the “Medicine Show” series, L.A.-based producer Madlib is back with a full-length hip-hop album entitled, Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music. Featuring collaborations with AG, Guilty Simpson, MED, Oh No and Strong Arm Steady, the 28-track album features several Loop Digga instrumentals as well as a Jaylib-era track. You can pre-order the album now on Stones Throw Records with an expected ship date of mid January.
♥♥ Rapper Skillz strikes again with another lyrical re-cap of 2010’s most significant events. In a little over 5 minutes, Skillz takes on everything from the BP oil spill, the earthquake in Haiti, to Antoine Dobson. Take a listen to “Skillz’ “2010 Rap Up.” You can purchase the song on iTunes.
LISTEN: Skillz, “2010 Rap Up”
♥♥ Talented songstress Carlitta Durand follows up the success of her 2009 Doug & Patty EP with the release of Nostalgic Nights, a brand new free EP featuring production from Jay Sentine, Abjo, and a guest verse from Madame Sabrosa.
♥♥ An up and coming producer by the name of Gambitt just released his first vocal/lyrical project entitled, Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn U. Packed with tight production and impressive skills on the microphone, this is one you don’t want to miss! Download “Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn U” from Mediafire.
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