I’ve always liked Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Its a great track! We get a really nice update and a future feel on this remix care of the modestly-named producer Mikos Da Gawd.
Dudes like Oddisee, Freddie Gibbs, and Joey Bada$$ are making me like rap music again for the first time in years.
You have to love positive rappers! Dee-1 from New Orleans keeps it bouncing while pushing higher goals and challenging the status quo head on.
Hip-hop artist/producer Donwill and rapper Dash Speaks venture into some experimental sounds, with the same focus on consistent rhyme skills and inventive concepts.
For Rap music (I’ll refrain from using the term hip-hop to describe this song), the Summer 2014 anthem was the explicit version of Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Boy.”
DC launched Tittsworth but now he’s an international dance music star. He veers in a different direction from his varied palette of big room party bangers to a tune that does just what the title says.
London-based producer, SOPHIE has been on the scene for nearly a year. The track “Hard” is very reminiscent of Aphex Twin’s early IDM work, but with bits of grime, future bass and even j-pop/k-pop elements.
Disclosure transform the hip-hop/soul production of Pharrell’s “Frontin’” with their signature dubby garage sound, and 2003 gets updated for 2014 via 1990.
Crazily talented producer/MC/DJ Stro Elliot recently posted this bit of fun on his SoundCloud, flipping some classic Nintendo themes into a banging track.