Today, we have another offer in tandem with the fine folks at IHC Presents to bring you tickets to this Friday’s (11/21) edition of the Team Supreme night, featuring Machinedrum, Doctor Jeep, Grenier & Petey Clicks’ collaborative project Nevermind and a host of Los Angeles residents. Over the past years, Team Supreme has mutated, expanded and splintered, the beat collaboration project taking on, losing and amassing new members with ease. The Team Supreme club night, on the other hand, has become something of a Los Angeles outpost for the bucket hat-clad masses, drawing kids from across the Los Angeles and San Fernando basins to Echo Park’s Echoplex. This week, the crew has brought out Ninja Tune’s own Machinedrum, fellow New York bassline roller Doctor Jeep and LA collaborative project Nevermind to the table.
While often delving a bit too deep into the droll neverscape of Southern California beatwork, Team Supreme have put together a lovely lineup this Friday and the folks at IHC have granted us with a pair of tickets. All you have to do is comment below with your favorite Machinedrum track and we’ll let the winner know their booty has been won Friday morning.
The holidays are the one time of year when I appreciate the fact that my Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with promotional posts. That’s because the holidays are the time for giving, specifically the time when producers dump all of their bootlegs/edits/unfinished tracks on the unsuspecting masses. The quality is generally a mixed bag, but we’ve received a deluge of heat in the past few days that deserves its fair due. On the raps front, Lil B, King Louie, Fredo Santana, Lil Silk and Fabolous have let loose new tapes over the past week or so. All deserve your attention, although save Lil B’s 05 Fuck Em and maybe spend a little more time with Silk and Louie.
The good folks at Mixpak were also kind enough to hand out a bundle of free tracks from their roster and beyond. The Holiday Bundle evokes the grime, dancehall and soca-based riddim culture that Dre Skull has so carefully curated over the past few years. Sudanim, Murlo and Koyote all bring their best to the table.
You’ve likely seen these already as well, but big hitters Flying Lotus, Zed Bias, Ryan Hemsworth Clams Casino all gave bundles of tracks away in the past few days. Casino’s third Instrumental Mixtape is probably the most cohesive attempt of the bunch, but FlyLo’s assorted beats, remixes and bootlegs offer some intriguing insight into the producer and his cohort’s recording processes. The Hemsworth collection is largely edits he’s designed for live play and the “Post-Rock Tears” version of Future’s “Honest” is a real beauty. Two step legend Zed Bias handed over 200 MB of live recording, remixes and production work under both his ZB sobriquet and his Maddslinky nom de plume.
Hit the jump for a jambalaya of free tracks…
Crew/label Trouble & Bass have quite a little thing going on at the moment, from essentially launching Baauer’s career to championing crossover acts like Drop The Lime and AC Slater, the New York City outpost have been putting on as of late. For their latest release, T&B have brought Tony Quattro into the fold for a brassy set of club anthems. The a-side is an overt ode to the Gotham while the b-side is a collaboration between Quattro, Doctor Jeep and B. Ames. Both are quality cuts and both sure to rattle your noggin on this dreary (by LA standards) Tuesday morning. Stream a-side “New York Anthem” below and find b-side “Forth & Seek” after the jump.
Photo by Elliot Holbrow
Boston’s Doctor Jeep first grabbed our attention via “Dem Hoes”, his ghetto house meets smooth jazz collaboration with Astro Nautico boss Obey City. Simply put, the track made repeating the phrase “do you love them hoes?” somewhat acceptable (emphasis on somewhat) in public. We haven’t heard from the good Doctor in quite a while, but this remix of Chaos In The CBD’s “Pale Moonlight” has him coming back with a vengeance. Jeep flips the mellow, piano-driven original into an aggressive garage number mounted on on a tumultuous bassline. Instead of being the focal point of the song, the original’s poppy vocals become another instrument in a procession of shuffling percussion, the increasingly funky bassline and what sounds like some sort of warped brass instrument. Stream below and look out for Chaos In The CBD’s Never Ending EP on December 17 via Youngunz.