BOOTS has slowly made his way on to my radar after some fantastic releases. After finding out he basically produced Beyonce’s newest album, I was very intrigued to see what he was able to do on his own. He released ‘Howl‘ and many other tracks that I have grown to love and keep on repeat. Now he finally graces us with his ever so smooth and haunting mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall, and even though I have just begun to listen to it, I can tell, just like everything else BOOTS has put out, this will not disappoint!
In honor of Valentines Day, one of my all time favorites, JoJo has released a short 4 track EP for us today! You guys already know I’m a huge JoJo fan, and now that shes released from blackground, I’m currently sitting on the edge of my chair for her big comeback with her 3rd album. I’ll take what I can for now, and this is just fine. Take a listen below!
Surprising every single person on the internet, the great Jai Paul treats us with what could be one of the best mixtapes of the year. Giving us 16 untitled tracks, some of which include the incredible ‘Jasmine’ and BTSTU’, Jai Paul gives us everything we have been waiting for the past 6 years. There isn’t much else to say, just listen to it, and buy it because it is DEFINITELY worth the money.
The amazing JoJo graces us with yet another mixtape, titled ‘Agape’. The mixtape is filled of smooth r&b, and a couple of interludes of some of her family conversations, which I’m not sure why that’s in there. Either way, the mixtape is another fantastic addition to the music library, and I still have no idea what is taking so long for her to release her next album, but this will definitely tie me over until then!
After recently releasing her first solo music video for her single Lipstick&Guilt, she releases a 10 track EP titled ‘Piss On Your Black List’
After hearing Lipstick&Guilt, I was really looking forward to this EP, and she definitely didn’t dissapoint. She ditched the Pussycat Dolls image, and has a more R&B vibe to her. There are definitely some standout tracks on this (‘Lipstick&Guilt, ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘Hit The Ground Runnin’) and I think it will definitely give her a good underground fan base.
this chick definitely has potential
Listen to the tracks below and download via Soundcloud!
I first discovered this talent while doing a random search on youtube, and I was instantly hooked on his vocals. Many youtube videos later, he has graced us with a mixtape titled ‘Spare Room Sessions’. The mixtape is filled with covers from the likes of Robyn and mashups of 2 artists such as James Blake & Wiz Khalifa, and he even threw in a couple of original demos on there. I think this guys vocals are pretty amazing, and it’s definitely just the beginning for him. Can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2012!
This isn’t an official The Weeknd mixtape, but rather a remixed version by Chi Duly, of some of his biggest tracks from previous mixtapes. It adds a more trance/house kind of feel to most of the tracks, taking away the R&B side of it and giving it a little more beat and bass. I haven’t heard the whole thing through yet, but from what I have heard its definitely not as good as the originals, but it doesn’t disappoint either. Anyway decide for yourself!
Also if you haven’t heard of The Weeknd, ‘House of Balloons‘ is still on HEAVY rotation