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Heartbroke

Our second anti-Valentine's Day celebration

We anti-Valentined last year with our Hip Hop + Heartbreak, thanks to the help of mimb, and this year we’re covering everything but (hip hop).

Most of heartbroke (as fuck) is some sort of soul music along the electronic scale, leaning heavy on electronic near the end.

If you’re in for a lonely Valentine’s this year, I hope this makes for a good background soundtrack.

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Music of the Year, 2014

Listened to way too much music this year

I’ve listened to way too much music this year, probably around 12,000 new tracks (I tried calculating it). Most of the music was.. unfinished, to say the least, but we found a lot more songs worth keeping than any year before it.

A lot of new music emerged or reemerged over the year. Deep house was the big thing, but many discredit it because of the hype. It had its bad with its good. Our favorite new style goes to what doesn’t seem to have an official name yet. I’ve heard many call it kawaii, but I prefer vapor – this naming shit is more important than you’d think.

We’ve got 30 songs to show off, 11 artists and 20 playlists for you, but if that’s not enough… wait ’til next year.

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Male Vocalists of 2014

It's more than the voice

We’ve featured our favorite female vocalists for the past two years, one two, but never felt the need to do it for the men. Well, we messed up our indie-pop playlist, so we made something good out of the mess.

Not only can these guys sing, but they put their voices into a sound just as good.

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DJ Bahler · Crystal Hearts

Childish Gambino + Midnight Conspiracy + Crystal Castles + Health

Gambino may back up his raps with pristine beats, but Bahler brings on a whole new perspective to his Childish words. In this mash, Gambino’s “Heartbeat” gets a disco fresh take with beats sampled from Midnight Conspiracy’s remix of “Crimewave,” originally by Crystal Castles & HEALTH. Definitely an upbeat, dance worthy hell of a time!

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Childish Gambino ·· Camp

"Can I stay at your place? No Hobo."

Gambino’s words on Camp are witty as ever, but this dude is a damn wit pro.fession.al, so whatever, nothin to spout off about there. The biggest change I see in Gambino’s Camp over his last few mixtapes is the production and fuckin fab.u.loso vocals.

Production is definitely the most surprising aspect to this album. With all of Gambino’s past work, I thought of it as just a fun side project to his “real” work (comedy). Now that I see his dedication with production and bringing in other acts to support him, I see it’s more than just […]

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Childish Gambino · Outside

A fresh request to put the reclusive geek on hold for a few minutes.

I’ve gone through Gambino’s CAMP one time through and I was pretty damn shocked with it, to say the least. Let’s just say I’ll be doing a top albums of the year all thanks to the Mr. Glover, aka Childish Gambino, aka Dong Lover. But until the full album’s release next Tuesday, I’m gonna hold off on my full thoughts on the album.

Until then, here’s the first single off the album, rightfully titled “Outside.” With its inspiring tune and a touche type message, Gambino gets all of us reclusive types to once again realize maybe we should get the fuck out of the house once in a while. Wish this was a Spring album, so I could actually take the advice, though some sledding might do me in nice.

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Childish Gambino · Sway In The Morning Freestyle

Throwin in some freestylin' to all sorts of beats

To promote his upcoming album, Camp, Gambino did a freestyle over at Sway in the Morning against DJ Wonder’s “5 Fingers of Death.” From dubstep to reggae, Gambino shows off his freestyle talents in just about every fashion. He may not have had the most immaculate freestylings, but his cunning style is ever present. Now this is some real shit.

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DJ 21azy · Put it in Your Manners

Childish Gambino // Chiddy Bang Mashup

Xaphoon needs to do something with Gambino cause these two match up better than just a mashup. But as far as mashups go, this is another one that sure as hell competes with the originals. Well done, 21azy – Minnesota rep.re.sent!

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Childish Gambino · All The Shine

I can see it now, the shine that sold me.

I first caught “All The Shine” on YouTube (below) a few months back where Gambino was supported by a chill live jam session. The track was just released on SoundCloud, but has a whole different vibe goin for it.

At first I was a little skeptical hearing this new version. But after listening to its moving beat and soft stricken strings, it hit deep. It’s not just the empowering beats laid under Gambino’s rhymes, but the lyrics themselves – they’re getting more personal and free flowing than ever before. His vocals are as endearing as ever and, after criticizing his rap style for so long, I’m finally starting to see it.

Most of all, it’s nice to know I’m posting more for Childish Gambino and less because of Donald Glover.

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The Gangbang · Close Enough feat. Wale

Childish Gambino // Adele // Chief Stockton

Adele & Gambino would make for one of the most unlikely combos, but damn would it be some fresh.ass.shit. But until that never happens, we get a little collaboration project which takes the two, plus Chief Stockton rhymes, and is produced into one reflective, easy swaying piece. Can’t wait to hear what comes next with this Gangbang of a project – no doubt an interesting concept.

* Most of you probably haven’t heard of Chief Stockton before, I hadn’t, but even though The Gangbang put him in with two powerhouses, he seems to hold his own.

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