Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf are reportedly linking up for a joint mixtape, Country Cu$$inz. While the project has no foreseeable release date yet, the pair decided to sneak a taste of what’s to come with a remix of K.R.I.T.’s “Hometown Hero.” Yelawolf takes the second verse slow, tempering his double-time flow with a relaxed approach more akin to K.R.I.T.’s crawl, then he kicks the tires and speeds off, homeward bound.
Mos Def: “Priority” (A Cappella)
In parternship with the Enough Project, veteran taste-maker and former KCRW Music Director, Nic Harcourt, has enlisted the help of friends like: Bat For Lashes, Imaad Wasif, Konono No 1, Damien Rice, Amadou & Mariam, Norah Jones, Mos Def and more to donate songs to the Raise Hope For Congo compilation. The Raise Hope For Congo project aims to protect and empower Congolese women who are the subject of unspeakable abuse as a result of the high demand for the country’s conflict minerals used in cell phones and computers in the west. Listen to Mos Def’s contribution, “Priority (A Capella)” and go support the cause, take action now.
School of Seven Bells: “Bye Bye Bye”
School of Seven Bells is on a mission to spill enough dream pop to coat the world with bliss-kissed stupor—and it’s working. “Bye Bye Bye” is the band’s latest foray down a gossamer-swathed rabbit hole, with a mean beat tempering a chorus of angelic vocals. It’s the loudest a quiet song can get.
Tame Impala: “Jeremy’s Storm”
Aussie kite chasers Tame Impala were recently led down into the lair of jams known as Viva Radio, where they played a few songs sans their usual knee-deep puddle of phaser for the station’s Me + You program. Of the lot, the instrumental “Jeremy’s Storm” was the one that really clicked as a cross-legged all-guitars pow wow, and now we are wondering if Tame Impala take campfire offers so we can properly enjoy this while lighting marshmallows on fire and lounging in Crazy Creeks.
Dam Funk: “A Day At The Carnival”
We actually spent a day at the carnival on Sunday, eating lots of dubious fried products and venturing onto rides to test our stomachs’ ability to keep them down. It was fun but exhausting. From the sound of this, a day at the carnival with Dam Funk would be a much mellower experience–link up with some friends, maybe play a few rounds of that squirt gun game, and definitely not eat a deep fried calzone. Also, dance to some futurist boogie.