The Round-Up IV

Weekend’s here. Let loose and listen to the latest Round-Up collection.

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[VIDEO] Year of the Ox – Seven Rings

This Korean hip-hop duo has some choice words for anybody who doubts they can spit bars because of their ethnicity. Their rhymes are furious and the sample (heavy on the gong, gotta rep those roots) is dope.

With the recent prevalence of Asian rappers like the Indonesian Rich Chigga, maybe it’s time hip-hop heads start paying a little more attention to the Asian community. If they continue producing tracks like this, I know I’m ready.

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.

Maddy O’Neal – Introspect

If you liked the sounds from our last post , you’ll be sure to enjoy Maddy O’Neal’s latest album, Introspect. Ms. O’Neal combines equal parts electro-funk, hip-hop to groovy effect. Listen out for some jazz-club worthy bass lines laid out alongside glitch-tastic rhythm sections. It should come as no surprise that Pretty Lights himself is now associating himself with her act.

Listen to the full album below.

Daily Bread – Cloud Conductor

Between the soulful vocal samples, old-school instrumental accompaniment, and fantastically chill production, it seems this Daily Bread guy is taking some serious cues from Pretty Lights with this playlist. In fact, the similarities are so striking at times I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out that this was a secret Derek Smith side project.

Some of my personal favorite tracks here include the breezy “Cloud Making”, which features a flute riff that I swear could have been performed by Ron Burgundy himself, and the hip-hop infused “The Storm”, featuring Obeah.

So sit back and fade into the clouds.