Cut Copy: “Where I’m Going”
Apparently where Cut Copy are going is a place where classic rock radio plays all the time and tap water is actually lemonade. This MP3–the first hint of their new, as-yet-unfinished record–is pure flower child pop: rag tag drums, tie-dye melody and those keyboards from “Baba O’Riley” that sound like they could fill the sky.
Matthew Dear: “Soil To Seed”
Matthew Dear’s forthcoming opus, Black City, will be like The Ring meets Blade Runner meets Daft Punk at their most disco meets–of course–black everything. In other words, the perfect summer album for people who do not go outside. Following first taste “I Can’t Feel” is “Soil To Seed,” another all too brief piece of twisted, pelvis-pushing electronic fluidity–Drano for club speakers, basically.
Greg Nice: “Mothef#ck@”(Nick Catchdubs Motherf#ck@s In Space Mix)
Rap veteran Greg Nice (of seminal Bronx duo Nice & Smooth) returns to the game this summer with Popcycle, his first solo album and an induction of sorts into the realm of modern club music. First single “Mothef#ck@” already has a video sporting cameos from a litany of important DJs new and old, among them Fool’s Gold’s Nick Catchdubs, who also assembled this sub-rattling, Baltimore flavored refit. We wish you the best of luck in expelling its drawl-mouthed hook from your brain.
Dam Funk: “Hood Pass Intact” (Ft. Mc Eiht)
In the 90’s, before becoming a preeminent boogie ambassador to the people, Dam-Funk was filling up the hours after crate digging as a session keyboard player for Ice Cube, Westside Connection and MC Eiht. Twenty years later, Dam hasn’t left the G-Funk Era–he’s linked back up with Eiht (creator of the catch-phrase “Gyeah”) to make sure y’all know that after all these years, he’s kept his “Hood Pass Intact.”
Kele: “Everything You Want”
Kele appears determined to parade his bliss like a great, new haircut: this RAC remix of “Everything You Wanted” bouncing like Depeche Mode with the freedom of children. The original’s the second track to be pulled from Kele’s debut solo effort The Boxer, out now through Wichita/Polydor.