Friday, 18 October 2013

Introducing: Henry Spaggetti

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Some new sounds from Brisbane!

It's hard to nail this 16 yr-old down to one single electronic genre. He's having a dig at disco, trap, big room, progressive.. which is a testament to his creative ability. I hear some Clockwork/Knife Party in my favourite track "Out With The Archives"... very promising stuff! His instrumental "Challenge Accepted" is light and dreamy with a balanced bassy, dark tinge. See some of his work below!

For more be sure to check him out on https://soundcloud.com/henry-spaggetti

Henry Spaggetti- Booyah (My 'Yeah I Do Trap' Remix)




Daft Punk- Random Access Memories (Henry Spaggetti Remix)




Henry Spaggetti- Out With The Archives




Henry Spaggetti- Challenge Accepted. (Hiphop/Dreamstep)

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Big Sean- Hall of Fame (Album Feature)

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Haven't featured an album in while! I popped Big Sean's latest album into my car before a gig a couple weeks back and unfortunately due to this "second-release-syndrome" trend around at the moment I didn't set expectations high. This is Sean's second major label release... and major label releases these days are the equivalent of climbing everest in the rap game. Artists now more than ever have to consider strict sample clearing, pressures of a breakthrough lead single, and impossible deadlines. Not to mention record labels squeezing every creative ounce out of tracks to conform into a oh-so-fatiging pop sound. Ironically we blame that on hiphop making major routes into the pop world... isn't that we have wanted all along? More people appreciating rap music?

Big Sean released a mixtape called DETROIT this year. It has been downloaded close to 2 MILLION times. There aren't that many artists in ANY other genre that have sold their body of work 2 million times this year. 

It is rare to see a rapper with mixtape numbers like that featuring on pop songs (Jesse J, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland etc). So not only has he established himself through Kanye and G.O.O.D Music but he's making bank in the pop game. Don't hate, he's just a great businessman!

Hall of Fame reminds me of Common's last album "The Dreamer, The Believer"... he keeps things pretty simple enlisting his in-house producers Key Wane and No I.D. for most of the instrumentals. Things just feel fluid, effortless, and calculated. It has a balance of hiphop, PBRnB (look that up..), and that humour/street/rap he's become famous for. No major label intimidation... he's just doing his thing alongside some great songwriters- Mike Posner, Elijah Blake, Melanie Fiona, Nicole Lequerica... and James Fauntleroy. My oh my what a career that man is going to have. After co-writing Justin Timberlake's "20-20 Experience", James Fauntleroy is back, this time lending Big Sean vocals for 6 or 7 tracks. Everytime his voice features he lifts songs from a simple hiphop track to this adult-contemporary feel that was plastered all over Common's "The Dreamer, The Believer". I honestly believe Fauntleroy carries this album all the way through until the final track. A credit to Sean to allowing space and having a selfless creative process, to canvas such a great album. 

Hopefully this urges you to check Hall of Fame out, and make your own judgement. It is a great album, and makes me very happy to know that popular hiphop hasn't completely lost its marbles.


Standout Tracks:

Nothing Is Stopping You (prod. by Key Wane)


Sierra Leone (prod. by No I.D. and James Poyser)


World Ablaze (ft. James Fauntleroy) (prod. by No I.D. and Key Wane)


First Chain (feat. Kid Cudi & Nas) (prod. by No I.D. and Key Wane)


It's Time (feat. Jeezy & Payroll) (prod. by Key Wane)


Guap (prod. by Key Wane and Young Chop)




Wednesday, 31 July 2013

INTRODUCING: Benjamin Brown

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Residing from the quaint, yet enterprising grounds of Brisbane, there ain't a flow as rapid and effortless... as Benjamin The Ape. While we all as teens spent our afternoons doing nothing constructive what-so-ever, Ben spent these monotonous years crafting a skill we now all envy- making fat beats. His unique delivery sets him far apart from the majority of emcees in Australia, and thankfully we don't have to wait too much longer to feast into his debut effort- FuturElectric. 

All tracks on his forthcoming release are produced by the Ape himself, and feature a handful of eager and upcoming artists from such as Raph, MayaIsDope, and KaeDee. So wake from your slumber, and quit sleeping on DYNU's latest iTunes-play-count-topper.

Listen: 
Benjamin Brown- Infinite (prod. by Benjamin Brown)




Benjamin Brown- FWMYKIGI (fuckwithmeyouknowigotit) Remix (prod. by Boi-1da)




Wednesday, 12 June 2013

D.Y.N.U. Artist- Dee-Vine: "Feelin It"

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New to DYNU is Dee-Vine, a 6'4 force to be reckoned with. Dee jumps on the King of the MPC araabMUSIK's banger "Feelin It"... more from Dee-Vine soon...




Sunday, 3 March 2013

DYNU Top of 2012 Set- Part THREE

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Part THREE of our Top of 2012 compilations. Enjoy!



DOWNLOAD FROM http://www.sharebeast.com/1zlexya04apz

ALTERNATE STREAM:



SETLIST:

Big K.R.I.T. - Money On The Floor (feat. 8Ball & MJG and 2 Chainz)
KiD CuDi - Just What I Am (feat. King Chip)
B.o.B - Still In This Bitch (feat. T.I. and Juicy J)
Big Sean - RWT
A$AP Rocky - Wild For The Night (feat. Skrillex)
Theophilus London - Tour de Roses Anthem (feat. Bryan Holder)
Wiz Khalifa - MIA (feat. Juicy J)
Trey Songz - Hail Mary (feat. Young Jeezy and Lil' Wayne)
A$AP Ferg & A$AP Ant - Bangin On Waxx
Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
DJ Khaled/Hit-Boy- I Wish You Would (feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross)
The Weeknd - The Zone (Chopped N Screwed) (feat. Drake)
------------ SWITCHUP -------------
Freddie Gibbs - Kush Cloud (feat. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp)
A$AP Ant & Bodega Bamz - Told Ya
Ab-Soul - Terrorist Threats (feat. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko)
Travi$ Scott - Old English (feat. King Chip)
Rihanna - Loveeee Song (feat. Future)
Wiz Khalifa - The Plan (feat. Juicy J)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

DYNU Top of 2012 Set- Part TWO

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Part TWO of our Top of 2012 compilations. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD from: http://www.sharebeast.com/t0cu0z4pkemr



ALTERNATE STREAM:



SETLIST:

Pusha T- Blocka (feat. Travi$ Scott and Popcaan)
Schoolboy Q- Hands On The Wheel (feat. A$AP Rocky)
Big Sean- Mula (feat. French Montana)
Travi$ Scott- UP (feat. Casey Veggies)
2 Chainz- No Lie (feat. Drake)
Rihanna- Pour It Up
A$AP Rocky- Pretty Flacko
araabMUSIK- Streetz Tonight
Ab Soul- Illuminate (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Big K.R.I.T.- Wake Up
A$AP Rocky- Purple Kisses
Kendrick Lamar- Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe
Mac Miller- The Question (feat. Lil' Wayne)
Ab Soul- Empathy (feat. Alori Joh & Ja Vonte')
Childish Gambino- Unnecessary (feat. Schoolboy Q)
Pusha T- Only You Can Tell (feat. Wale)
Wiz Khalifa- It's Nothin' (feat. 2 Chainz)
Big Sean- Woke Up (ft. Say It Aint Tone, Early Mac, Mike Posner, James Fauntleroy)
Game- Church (feat. Trey Songz & King Chip)
KiD CuDi- King Wizard
T.I.- The Way We Ride

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Flume vs Outkast- Cadillac Thoughts (DYNU Mix) (feat. Jay-Z and 50 Cent)

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Another Flume/DYNU mix to feed the ears... I have a few more like this that have been marinating in my iTunes that I'm reluctant to ever release... so if you're digging them I'd love to hear feedback. Enjoy.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Pusha-T - WRATH OF CAINE (Mixtape)

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We're a few months away from Pusha's latest solo album 'My Name Is My Name', which is without a doubt one of 2013's most anticipated albums. Him and Kanye are cooking up some serious shit. I regard Pusha as one of the most self-sufficient artists in the game right now- he may be under G.O.O.D. Music but the man doesn't need any help. Blocka is a large enough song to release completely on its fucking own... that track 10 times in a row wouldn't grow old...

People forget he's been around since early 2000's- Clipse/The Neptunes used to be fresh to death. He has a track presence these days that's very 'A-List' in the rap game... people just listen cause it's him. So I guess it's hard to completely fuck it up.

Wrath Of Caine is exactly what street music should sound like- Push always has that sophisticated stature that sets him apart from any other trap rappers. No amateur efforts here... Chief Keef- take notes. Production is polished enough for a major label release, all tracks are tight. The right number of tracks aswell- it doesn't drag on. So pop this into your car and feel the Wrath Of Caine...

STANDOUT TRACKS

Blocka [Prod. By Young Chop]
Only You Can Tell It (Feat. Wale) [Prod. By Boogz N Tapes]
Take My Life (Feat. Andrea Martin) [Prod. By Jake-One]
Millions (Feat. Rick Ross) [Prod. By Southside, Co-Prod. By Kanye West]

K. Roosevelt- RoseGold (Free-P)

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Kueezy brought this to my attention, I've been playing this heaps over the past couple weeks. Really big fan. Turns out I'd heard him already though on Game's album- It's cool when you discover an artist already exists in your library on other artist's tracks. K. Roosevelt is apart of Hit-Boy's (producer of Niggas In Paris) label HS87, who are dropping some formidable production. Hit-Boy's rapping may need a bit of work.. but Audio Push and K. Roosevelt have made a solid mark in the current underground/niche market.

This EP is effortless listening, good for any occasion- no complex tripped out beats or incomprehensible conscious lyrics- just solid RnB. A little Omarion-like. Mibbs from Pac-Div and Hit-Boy make appearances.

STANDOUT TRACKS

Ready
No One
Do Me Now (feat. Hit-Boy)
One Last Night