FREE DL: Chromadrift’s “Europa Mission” (EP)

Newly released today is another project from Drew Miller, this time under the name Chromadrift and this time an EP with the title Europa Mission. Five songs in total, which includes a 13-minute closing track called “Night Terrors”, which is sure not to scare you (unless you’re determined to be scared) but it is meant to make you think, which is pretty much what his music is always about. You were able to preview “Night Terrors” here and now you can hear and download the project in full.

AUDIO: Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds (Christian Rich Rework)” (excerpt)

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You may have already heard Kanye West’s new song, or perhaps you may have read too much news about the song’s co-producer, Paul McCartney, or the fact that it also features Rihanna. If you stayed away from the song due to personal morals, I would suggest listening to this remix of the song, or at least an excerpt of the remix. It was done by a duoo named Christian Rich and I am nicely surprised at how this is presented.

SOME STUFFS: Mochipet goes ‘shrooming with new EP

The good man known as Mochipet will be releasing a new EP next week Tuesday and I am sure the music will be as twisted as the title for it: Psilocybin Samurai. It doesn’t matter if you do mushrooms or not, but you may want to step away from ledges before listening. You can pre-order the EP above through Bandcamp.

AUDIO: OOFJ’s “I Forgive You”

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OOFJ are three months away from the release of their completely album Acute Feast (Ring The Alarm/Fake Diamond) but they’re not going to be lazy about things. They want to share a track from it called “I Forgive You” but you will not be forgiven if you don’t try it out right now. OOFJ are not named Ooo Ooglesteen or Franjalaki Jalakifran, but instead they are Jenno Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills-Rymer, who are together as a couple and as musical companions. Acute Feast will be out on April 21st.

FREE MP3 DL: Draag’s “Gown” & “Hell”

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If you see a band/artist who are sitting in a meditative state, you can’t help but be impressed. Or you may say “they’re sitting in a certain way, I need to know what they’re hiding.” Draag may not be hiding something just yet, but they’re trying to pull you in their their glances. This Los Angeles-based bands, who are called “shoegaze rockers” (???) have released an EP today called Traci Lordz, and you have two songs to choose from. As for the song’s namesake, I had the poster the band are holding up below, back in high school. I liked Traci Lords, what can I say.

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AUDIO: Zaped featuring Groszek’s “Eyes Collide”

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Jordan de Pas is Zaped, and Zaped is very much Jordan de Pas. He is a home-grown producer who finds himself between Brisbane and his adopted home of Berlin and yes, I just ripped the first two sentences fro the press release so let’s make something up to mae it sound better. Zaped has a new single he did with Groszek called “Eyes Collide”, a hyperactive blend of electronic grooves and an ambient vibe that will not only make you dance, but it will lead you to remember it and remember it when you least expect it. At least that’s what de Pas/Zaped hopes you will do, so take the challenge with “Eyes Collide”. You’ll thank me later.

VIDEO: Cozz’s “I’m Tha Man

“Show them boobies, you sexy ladies” is what Cozz says in his song “I’m Tha Man” and after hearing this, you may very well tweak your needles with the best of ice cubes. The song is from his 2014 album Cozz & Effect and if this moves you to buy it, get to listening at this very moment.

AUDIO: Simon Joyner’s “You Got Under My Skin”

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Reading the press release, it states “Simon Joyner is a renowned American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90’s alongside contemporaries mining similar territory, like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, Smog, and Alastair Galbraith” and I’m thinking “there was a lo-fi movement? Regardless of the movement others put him in, you don’t want to lock him in a box, especially now as he is releasing an album in March on Woodist called Grass, Branch & Bone. For now, you can listen to “You Got Under My Skin”, which shows hints of Wilco but you are sure to hear richere qualities with frequent listens. Grass, Branch & Bone will be out on March 17th.

VIDEO: Napalm Death’s “Smash A Single Digit”

Upon looking at a screenshot or a few seconds of this video, you may think the minimalistic animation in “Smash A Single Digit” may not feel like something Napalm Death would be involved with or support but listen to the song, feel the lyrics, and watch the visuals closely. It should be felt after the first viewing and the minimalist approach makes sense. It works well. The song is from their new album Apex Predator – Easy Meat, to be released tomorrow.