Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Spotted at GMAD.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
DJ Sweekuh gave TheJourney the greenlight to premiere his latest remix - reworking Mac Miller's Missed Calls by incorporating Skyler Grey's verse off Kaskade's Room For Happiness. What I dig most about DJ Sweekuh's reworking is the obvious-yet-subtle addition of the guitar and bongos samples - of which, DJ Sweekuh laid down himself. If you're diggin' DJ Sweekuh's Missed Calls remix, make sure to say what up to him on his Facebook Page. Here's what the young Philadelphia DJ had to say about his new release:
A little background on this song: I really love the instrumental used by Mac Miller on this track, but hated what he did to it. So i decided to remake/remix it in a more oldies style track. I play guitar on the verse as well as some bongos through out, sort of a new territory for me on my edm tracks. Also threw in Kaskade's track to lighten up the mood. Basically its a Remix and a Mashup. Enjoy.
Lupe Fiasco unleashes the visuals towards Cool Hand Lu's Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free), the first single off his upcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album - due September 25.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lana Del Rey plays Jackie Kennedy and A$AP Rocky plays JFK in a video trailer to their upcoming collab, National Anthem.
Black El (Jelani's homie) hit me up yesterday wit DOJA - and its been on straight repeat ever since. As a lifelong fan of He Got Game, Black El's line, "Pray to Jesus Shuttlesworth" caught my ear right away. Good music. Regarding DOJA, Black El had this to say:
DOJA is an ode to the positives of smoking and how it has kept me afloat when life attempted to pull me under. It’s an expression of my frustrations in dealing with unemployment, roller coaster relationships, chasing dreams, and other hurdles of a twenty-something's life.Durkin collaborated with Victor Radz on the beat. The track begins with a minimal, smoky vibe but ends in a crescendo of rapid-fire breakbeats and chopped up vocal stabs...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Categories: Childish Gambino
Moments ago Childish Gambino took to Twitter to announce the July 4th release date of his forthcoming mixtape. With the radio-friendly release of One Love and features from Beck (on Silk Pillow) and Nipsey Hussle (on Black Faces), Gambino's yet-to-be-titled mixtape is shaping up to be well worthy of a Holiday release.
Eh, not for me. Dope beat though. Posting this on the strength of how many Wiz Khalifa heads frequent TheJourney.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
M83, Eric Prydz, Calvin Harris & Daft Punk - Hold Me One More Time At Midnight (Dzeko & Torres Edit)
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
21 year old Singer, Songwriter, Producer Brandon Ericson took to YouTube earlier today with his latest release, Letting Go. Written, produced and mixed & mastered by Brandon Ericson, Letting Go has major replay value. Make sure to check out Brandon's other tracks on his YouTube Page, and say what up to him on Twitter and Facebook. Being that it's the first official weekend of summer 2012, the Toronto, Canada singers new track Letting Go is the perfect soundtrack to your Friday and Saturday night festivities. Enjoy..
One of the realest emcee's to ever grace a mic was arrested last night in South Minneapolis while peacefully protesting the foreclosure of a families house. Read the emerging story here and check out Brother Ali's moving track Tight Rope below.
Chill Bump - the French version of Chiddy Bang (one producer, one rapper) - drops off their new lyrically-conscious project Hidden Strings. With dope lyrics and clutch samples, Hidden Strings is definitely not to be slept on.
Michael Kiwanuka stopped by Letterman last night to perform his always-soothing single I'm Getting Ready.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Equalibrum joins Intuition for the perfect anthem to get your summer underway.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Slaughterhouse machine drops off the latest video from their upcoming album welcome to: OUR HOUSE.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
There are only a handful of true "leaders" in hip hop. Macklemore is certainly one of them. Happy Birthday to the Seattle emcee. Make sure to check out my interview with Macklemore and if you live in Washington, consider voting YES on 74! Visit the movement at Music4Marriage.org. Get involved. Shape history, don't let history shape you.
Glad to see Wellstone get some well deserved visuals. Make sure to check out my interview with Soul Khan.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Latest visuals from the chicago duo Kembe X & Alex Wiley. Lemme get that dollar..
After being banned by the NYPD from the Highline Ballroom show on the Hostile Takeover tour, Machine Gun Kelly hit Notorious B.I.G.'s favorite recording room in Daddy's House studio to drop a freestyle for the fans and critics.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Categories: Rodney King
And the High For This remixes continue to roll in.. Via Ianborg:
I'm a huge fan of both Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd so naturally when I heard this cover I lost my shit. I decided to make a little bootleg mix of it. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Less than a week after putting out the official video towards Potential Energy, EQ is back with visuals for Celebration - a track that will land on EQ's forthcoming project Fractions, coming August 30th. If you haven't already, check out EQ's new mixtape Nonfiction, Sponsored by TheJourney and jam-packed full of noteworthy tracks. Make sure to like EQ's facebook page to stay up to date with all of EQ's exclusive drops leading up to Fractions on 8/31.
Latest visuals from the homies The Bad Tenants - featuring Jesus Chris
D.j. Ehrhart posted Fill Em Up to TheJourney's Facebook wall a few days back. I'm stoked he did. Fill Em Up is dope - the perfect blend of hip hop and rock. It's the kind of track that you play at a house party during the summer, whereby everybodies like, "who sings that track? Play that song again fool.." Fill Em Up has been on heavy rotation around these parts ever since I caught wind of the track. If you're diggin Fill Em Up as much as I am, make sure to say what up to M-8D on Facebook.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Melanie Fiona's collaborative track with J. Cole gets some well deserved official visuals. Stream here.
Nico Pusch took to Soundcloud 4 days ago with his reworking of Awolnation's 2011 standout-track Sail. Studying for the Cali Bar 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 months is starting to make me craaazy. Insane even. It's a good thing new music is always on the horizon, providing a temporary escape from the stressors of everyday life.