NEW MIXTAPE: BOOTS – WinterSpringSummerFall

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YES YES YES

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!

favorite track so far: No More

Check out the whole thing after the jump!

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NEW EP: JoJo – #LoveJo

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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!

NEW MIXTAPE: Jai Paul

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Yeah, this is real life.

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.

Listen to the mixtape here!

NEW MIXTAPE: JoJo – Agape

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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!

FREE MIXTAPE: Melody Thornton – P.O.Y.B.L

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!

FREE MIXTAPE: Jay Norton – The Spare Room Sessions

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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!

NEW EP: The Weeknd- ‘Balloons of Haus’ (Chi Duly Remix)

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

Thanks to Pinboard for the EP

FREE MIXTAPE/ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Daley- Those Who Wait

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I know this has been out for a while, but seeing as I STILL have this mixtape on HEAVY rotation, and I didn’t own a blog when this came out, his music needs to be heard!

Daley is a soulful singer/songwriter from Manchester, who has been breaking out on the scene ever since he was nominated for last years ‘BBC Sound of 2011‘ alongside some of my favorite artists to this day; Jamie Woon, James Blake, Jessie J. Although he didn’t place in the top 5, that definitely hasn’t slowed him down. He released his FREE mixtape around summer of last year, and it has been on repeat ever since.

His first music video was released for a track titled ‘Smoking Gun’ off his mix-tape, and I must say it’s AMAZING. It’s simple, yet the visuals can be only explained as artistry at its finest.

From his work with Gorillaz, and British rapper Wretch 32, to his mixtape work with the beautiful Marsha Ambrosius he has definitely earned his spot to be one of my favorite artists. His mixtape is all about beginning his journey, and each track has its own place on it. While he keeps it soulful, there is still a certain variety of sounds and genres that are mixed in within each track. The mixtape as a whole is a standout, and if you don’t have it,well, you should!

His album is due out this spring, and another video for his sexy ‘Alone Together’ track is in the works. Singer/Songwriter at its best.

SO.MUCH.TALENT

Check him out, and tell everyone, the USA needs to know:
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NEW MIXTAPE: Delilah- 2-4am

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Delilah has been one of those low-key artists that I have kept an eye for a couple of months, and now she has released her mixtape for FREE a couple of days ago. Its definitely not the best mixtape of the last couple of months, but its very good. Her unique voice brings something different to every song she has. Standouts include: ‘Never Be Another’, ‘Love You So (Joe Goddard Remix), and ‘Love Drug’. While the mixtape is short, its definitely worth a listen!