Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean
Ain’t nobody fucking with this clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. Ain’t nobody fresher than this muthafuckin clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. They don’t do it like their clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. We’re talking bout Kanye’s clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. ‘Cruel Summer’ is the album’s title of this clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. September 18th we can listen to this clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. Artists like Kanye, Common, Big Sean, Mos Def, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, 2 Chainz and John Legend form this clique, clique, clique, clique, clique. Now listen to this first single, produced by Hit-Boy (N*ggas In Paris) called… guess what.
Two Door Cinema Club
Two Door Cinema Club was a sensation back in 2010 when they released their debut album ‘Tourist History,’ which took them from small cafés to the biggest festivals in the world. It’s one of the standard albums in every indie-listeners collection and I tend to play it every hot summer day in Amsterdam, as TDCC’s music is perfect for just that. Now the Northern Island based indie/electropop formation is back with their second album ‘beacon’. Two Door Cinema Club have taken a step back, writing more emotional songs while keeping the poppy feel-good mood throughout the album. Some critics say that ‘Beacon’ doesn’t reach the level of greatness ‘Tourist History’ did, but I think this track alone proves the contrary. ‘Sun’ is a fun song that is perfect for the last few days of summer.
Atoms For Peace
Besides being on tour with Radiohead again this fall, frontman Thom Yorke also has his side projects. One of those is the band Atoms for Peace, which could rightfully be called a supergroup, consisting of frontman and founder Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (longtime Radiohead producer), Mauro Refosco (Forro In The Dark) and Joey Waronker (R.E.M, Beck & Smashing Pumpkins). As always with Thom Yorke’s projects, his voice and his love for chopped-up drums are instantly recognizable. ‘Default’ is a beautiful lush and dreamy song released on XL Recordings, the label on which the supergroup will release their full-length album in 2013 as well.
Come ft Jesse Boykins III
You probably know about internet sensation The Weeknd, who’ve blown away everyone with their free mixtapes in the past two years. Zodiac, or Jeremy Rose as his mother calls him, is the former producer of the internet sensation, who left the ‘team,’ claiming that singer Abel Tesfaye ‘screwed’ him over. Luckily Rose didn’t stop producing after all this, but continued making those lovely hazy R&B tracks. ‘Come’ is a collaboration with Jesse Boykins III, a Chicago-based singer who has been making waves over the last few months with releases on Ninja Tunes and collaborations with the likes of Machinedrum, 22tracks curator Full Crate and Melo-x. Jesse’s voice is perfect for the spacious beats, especially with all his harmonic additions, and the beat, full of reversed samples, is heart-warming. Dream away with this.
Our London Deep Disco selectors Bicep are famous for their blog Feel My Bicep but also for their DJ and production skills. They’ve recently released ‘Echo Vibes’ on New York imprint Let’s Play House. Containing the arpeggio from Chicago house legend Jamie Principle’s ‘Your Love,’ ‘Echo Vibes’ is a classic house tune reminding of the glory days back in the 80’s and 90’s.