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Music that Got Me Blogging About Music (Part 3)

Overseas - from London to Japan

We’re half way through the “Music that Got Me Blogging About Music” and it’s only up hill.. down hill.. get’s better from here. So far we’ve covered Midwest hip-hop, West Coast hip-hop, and now we’re going International!

In this portion we will be covering groups from abroad and, not surprisingly, are all from genre’s other than hip-hop (unlike the other sections). This portion was only going to have four artists covered, the final list (my top five) took the best one from here, but I decided to add one because a few of his songs were very influential in my current music tastes (like every other artist on here).

So check ’em out and drop some feedback in the comments below. Also, prepare for The Bay Area next week!!

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Duck Sauce · I Like It (… is fake)

That's the way, uh huh.

So apparently someone very, very naughty leaked this new Duck Sauce song… I guess I’m apart of that crowd now. But how could I pass up on this electrofied classic It still seems like it may need a few tweaks and a little more Duck Sauce flare, but guess we’ll have to wait ’til the release.

Get it while it’s gettable!

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Kid Cudi Quit Weed?

Plus, a never before released single, Capcom

Kid Cudi posted on his Tumblr blog, Cud Life, that he was quitting weed for good (check it out after the jump). But I think it’s safe to assume this is some practical joke for April Fools. First off, the message is absolutely half baked (haha). If someone like Cudi was actually quitting weed, I doubt he would mouth off about it. And two, of all days he had to pick today. Give me a break, I’d almost say I could see Snoop Dogg quitting before Cudi. But what’d y’all think

In other Cudi news, he’s released a new track titled “Capcom”. A few reports say this may be the first off his upcoming mixtape, A Man Named Scott, but they aren’t that good of reports. Whatever the case may be, it’s Cudi and we all know y’all are gonna eat it up!
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Paper Diamond · All We Do Is

Throw It In The Bag (Remix) - with Drake & Lil' Wayne vocals

Pushed play on this and damn. did. it. roll. This is my Paper Diamond tipping point – I’m in, I’m gonna be all up on every release of his. And now I truly see why Pretty Lights signed Alex B.

What makes this so goddamn grand is that heavy buzzing bass threaded through those vocals, oh, so well. I was a little skeptical of Drake/Lil’ Wayne being sampled, but I’m starting to understand I’m not a fan of their music, but I LOVE when they’re RMX’d.

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Childish Gambino · Let Me Dope You (Knell Remix)

"Yes, I rap absurd. Got the game upset."

First thing I look for in a remix is if it’s better than the original. But I didn’t really even like Gambino’s original on this, so Knell didn’t have too much to overcome. Why I didn’t like the original wasn’t my usual reason, Gambino’s whiny rhymes (kinda adoring it right now), but more on the beat.

Well, Knell throws in some electro tripepd-out strums up against Gambino’s well played wordage for this remix. Also gotta mention the YoungBloodZ drop, nice touch Knell.

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DJ Soo – The Message (Grandmaster Flash Remix)

Another classic tune electrofied for the future

Some of you may dig this for the nostalgic bring back of Grandmaster Flash’s classic anthem. This, however, brought me to attention when I heard Latyrx‘s “Lady Don’t Tek No, cut right from the start.

“Lady Don’t Tek No” brings me back to my first years in college. I may have been a little late on The Bay’s hip-hop scene, but Latyrx was one of my main introductions and I’ve been a big supporter ever since – just saw they finished a new track (album)

As far as what Soo brings […]

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Builder · Everybody Fuck Now (Remix)

Let the fucking take control

Not only is this a fine dubstep remix of C&B Music Factory’s original, but Builder cut the hell out of Martha Wash’s vocals and made this a perfect track to fuck to or somethin’ like it on the dance floor.

I’m gonna try and find out how the hell he did this and what the lyrics actually come out to. Either way, this a refreshing remix over the overdone, overly coiled dubstep I see on SoundCloud every day.

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Funkanomics · Jucachavezxx

I think I'm becoming a Funkangelist

With Funkanomics’ funked out edit, “Melvin“, featuring Timbaland and now their “Jucachavezxx”, I’m becoming a real fan of these funkadelic mashup madmen.

Let’s see if we can spot all the samples on here. I’ll start it off with an easy one, Doobie Brother’s “Black Water” – though, I think it’s a cover, hmmm…

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Pretty Lights Reconfigures Tron Legacy Track

As well as a few other powerhouse cuts

Daft Punk’s already electro-happy Tron Legacy soundtrack is being remixed by some of the top players in today’s electronic scene. With the likes of The Glitch Mob, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, The Crystal Method and, of course, Pretty Lights, this should put a new spark to this Legacy.

I was a little disappointed in some of the more popular cuts, but Pretty Lights, Oakenfold and Teddybears stood out even above their originals. I may be featuring Pretty Lights on this ’cause I gotta super-big crush on him – and he does his portion well (when does he not) – but Oakenfold & Teddybears suprised me with rich vibes & a powerhouse bass that may even top PL… well, at least competes with it.

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Music that Got Me Blogging About Music (Part 2)

All along the West Coast (minus The Bay)

In the second installment in our “Music that Got Me Blogging About Music” series (first), we’re going to be covering most of the West Coast. The only part we’re not is The Bay Area, which’ll be covered in Part 4 (out of 5). In Part 2, however, we’ll be going from the Pacific Northwest all the way down to SoCal.

The SoCal picks you may know, if you know your West Coast hip-hop, but my Pacific Northwest choices are some of my most prized. Take a look at ’em and tell me what you know, I bet you’ll find something you’ve never heard before – and if you don’t, hit me up, I may have a blogging gig for ya.

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