It’s Thursday! Here’s an awesome throwback of one of my favorite party songs. This track is especially special because today is the 20th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s iconic album, Doggystyle, which featured ‘Gin and Juice.’ It’s crazy to see how much Snoop has evolved as an artist, transforming into Snoop Lion and now Snoopzilla? He definitely indulges too much on the green stuff, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I had to post the original music video of a young, 22 year old Snoop. Check out how young Dr. Dre looks, too. This one takes me back, enjoy!
I’ve been obsessed with Panama recently. There’s something about Australian bands that get me, I guess. They’re under independent label Future Classic, who never disappoints. FC works with Flume, Classixx, and other phenomenal artists. ‘Destroyer’ is off of Panama’s second EP, Always. Their sound is like if The Killers, Empire of the Sun, and MGMT all had a musical baby. Such mellow music from a laidback band. Enjoy these good vibes, and support them on Bandcamp (link below)!
Now, here’s a song everyone can relate to. Growing up in the 90s, I was a huge fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Producer Razihel has somehow transformed the iconic theme song into a dubstep masterpiece. This style of techno is not particularly my favorite, but props to Razhiel for going out on a limb with this daring remix. Needless to say, it’s worth a listen.
Action Bronson’s new mixtape, Blue Chips 2, with producer Party Supplies is quite impressive. I can listen to Bronsolino for days, so I was a fan of the rather extensive list of songs on the album. ’9.24.13′ has to be my favorite song by far. The beat is so contagious, and Bronson just loads it on verse after verse. I’m not a huge fan of the verse from Big Body Bes, but still worth a listen! You can download this mixtape for free on DatPiff, and I’ll put a link below. If you’re interested, you should watch Action Bronson cook on YouTube. It’s hilarious. Enjoy!
Download Blue Chips 2 here: http://www.datpiff.com/Action-Bronson-Blue-Chips-2-mixtape.545500.html
RJD2, Ramble John Krohn, has been steadily providing us hits since the early 2000s. His style is unprecedented and so distinct. He released ‘Temperamental’ a few months ago, the hit single off his ninth studio album, More Is Than Isn’t. The drums in this track are phenomenal, and caught my attention from the start. It was a great move featuring Phonte Coleman, I haven’t heard stuff from him since the last Foreign Exchange album was released in 2010. This is worth a listen, so enjoy these sweet vibes.
Dillon Francis dropped this gem a few months ago, and it’s so catchy. This is the type of song that will keep you in a good mood for the whole day. An interesting fact about this track: it’s solely about Francis’s deceased father. He teamed up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to make this emotional, uplifting jam. Hearing about the true meaning to ‘Without You’ increased my respect for Dillon Francis. Let me know what you think!
Longtime, no talk. My apologies for the lack of jams everybody! School has been beating me up, and the end is in sight (graduation in May). The good part about taking a break from D&S is the amount of music I have collected for you guys to listen to. If you haven’t been listening to Childish Gambino, you’re messing up. He’s honestly on a different plane than most rappers in the game right now. ‘Worldstar’ will be featured on Childish’s new album, Because the Internet, which will be released on December 10. I’m so stoked for the album, so make sure you keep a look out for that release. The lyrics are hilarious and the beat absolutely bumps. Listen to this song in the car if you’re ever in that mood where you just need to blast a mean beat. Enjoy, keep it Daps.