Return of the Round-Up: We Missed You Edition

Hiatus over. Resume jams.

Don’t tell Mom, we gave  you this year’s Christmas gift early.

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[Fresh Albums] Big Gigantic, Vince Staples, Isaiah Rashad

It’s a long, holiday weekend, meaning you’ve got plenty of time to go outside, spend time with family and friends…or sit in dark rooms and listen to great, new tunes. If you’re opting for the latter, we’ve got not one, not two…but THREE new albums hot off the presses for you.

For fans of electro-funky-awesomeness, Big Gigantic’s Brighter Future is for you. The album features collaborations with genre mainstays like GRiZ and hip-hop giants Logic, Waka Flocka, the up-and-comer Pell, and a lot more. This may favorite work from Gigantic yet, and that’s saying something. Awesome album from the first to the very last track.

For the hip-hop heads, we’ve got Vince Staples Prima Donna and Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade. Very different energy levels and vibes, but both great in their own rights. Fans won’t be disappointed.

Stream the albums below.

Champagne Drip Remix – Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – Need You

When I first learned Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE were producing a track together, I was understandably stoked; Dillon puts on one of the best shows at any fest I’ve attended and NGHTMRE’s “Street” was my jam the second I heard it.

Unfortunately, when the original version of “Need Someone” dropped, I was a bit disappointed by what I considered a farely by-the-numbers single, if only because of my massive expectations.

But upon hearing the Champagne Drip Remix, I rescind all complaints. It does everything I hoped for from the original.

What do you prefer?

GTA & What So Not – Feel It (feat. Tunji Ige)

GTA and What So Not producing together? This ought to be good.  And though Flume may no longer be a part of What So Not,  you can certainly still hear his influence here.

Check out the fresh new track below.

 

Feral Fauna – Tincture (Taylor Thomas & CRVE U Remix)

Powerful, undestated vocals set the mood. Then, just when a short-lived sax riff makes you think we’re staying in this territory, they bring in a jittery electronic melody and  frantic riff. Eventually, we find our way to the familiar beatkit to build up the hype.

I dig it. I think you will, too.

Listen below.