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Matthew Trammell

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Beat Construction: Noah Breakfast

“Producing is deleting and massaging in a weird way. It’s more about reduction. That’s the hardest and rarest part of it.” The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of … read more »

POSTED July 25, 2014 2:27PM IN Beat Construction Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Young Trendsetters: An Interview With “No Flex Zone” Brothers Rae Sremmurd

Two pint-sized Atlanta pitbulls on their runaway summer hit Rae Sremmurd have youthful excitement to spare. It’s heard in the high-pitched chirp of “No Flex Zone,” joyride rap that bounces with turboized springs. The inescapable … read more »

POSTED July 25, 2014 12:00PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Peep the ’90s Pop in MNEK’s “Wrote A Song About You” Video

Young UK songwriter MNEK has a well documented obsession with the colorful, decadent decade of his birth. He evokes it in his sky high fade and loud fashion, his pulsing, I’ll-House-You music, and, now, the … read more »

POSTED July 25, 2014 11:08AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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QQ’s “Tweety Bird (Turn Me On)” Simmers Dancehall Heat

Jamaica’s QQ continues a strong run this summer: “One Drop” has been a bashment staple since the temperatures cracked, and the former child dancehall star has enjoyed a rising profile with a steady stream of … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2014 6:35PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: ,
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Watch French Montana and Khloe Kardashian Open Up To Angie Martinez

French and Khloe took to Power 105.1 in New York this afternoon to discuss their relationship for the first time. French spoke about observing Ramadan, his current divorce proceedings, and how label-boss Diddy played match … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2014 5:20PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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“Hard Knock Life” Producer The 45 King Blessed Boiler Room with an Hour Long DJ Set

The 45 King has had one of the most notable production careers in rap. After dominating the late 80s b-boy era with his inescapable horn break “The 900 Number” (you’ve heard it before), he led … read more »

POSTED July 24, 2014 2:51PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Sango Flips Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love”

Producer/DJ Sango was commissioned for an official remix of “Tough Love,” the icy new single from Jessie Ware. His flip fits well with previous Soulection output: sweaty kicks and hi-hats bouncing under Jessie’s wispy vocals. … read more »

POSTED July 23, 2014 12:33PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Watch Pharrell & Miley Cyrus Move In “Come Get It Bae”

Miley Cyrus‘s cameo on “Come Get It Bae” made for a surprising album highlight from Pharrell’s G I R L: the open hand claps and rhythm guitar that dominate the record twist into fuzzy synths … read more »

POSTED July 23, 2014 11:12AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Ca$h Out’s “She Twerkin” Gets a Mega Remix From Juicy J, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign & Kid Ink

FADER PREMIERE Ca$h Out, Juicy J, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign & Kid Ink might have created the finest song for Vine compilations of gluteus aerobics this side of “Move That Dope.” In fact, the … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2014 5:01PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , ,
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Clash of the Super Heroes: The “Drake vs Lil Wayne” Tour Trailer is Tight

Mr. Miyagi and Daniel. Piccolo and Gohan. Lulu and Ace Boogie. Students often become teachers, especially in the hierarchal rap world where seniority is both a gift and a curse. Nowhere is this constant ebb-and-flow … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2014 3:31PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,