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Ta-ku – Higher (Flume Remix)

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I am not sure quite how to approach writing about this song. It is a layered with amazing artists and allows for the listener to flow through them all fluidly.

Ta-ku created Higher sampling from Starz, a tune produced by J Dilla who contributed countless beats during his lifetime as a prominent producer. Ta-ku has also has released numerous tracks this past year which highlight his style as a base-heavy DJ creating tracks which feel like they knock the wind out of you with every well-placed sample and drum. (Also recommend looking at his mixes The Presets – Fall and/or I Miss You).

The recent edit of the song by Flume adds more of an upbeat edge to the mix. Flume, a 21-year old producer from Sydney, brings up the tempo and plays with the sample to make the perfect song to listen to when you want to give the room a boost. Flume has been featured on this site before and also released my favorite track of the summer one month ago (Disclosure – You & Me Flume Remix) bringing him to the masses.

This song is guaranteed to give you a bounce in your step.

Higher – Ta-ku (Flume Remix)

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Raekwon – House of Flying Daggers (New Video!)

Wu-Tung Clan ain’t nothin’ to f*$k wit”

This video is bad ass. I don’t post too much hip-hop because it pretty much all sucks these days but this is clearly the exception. Produced by J Dilla, House of Flying Daggers is 1994 New York City all over again – gritty, gully, grimy, great. You might get slapped in the face just for listening to it and then find an empty 40 bottle on your bed with your wallet missing feeling like you have to take a shower – Clan in front, let your feet stomp.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard something this raunchy, even the mix (sonic quality) of the record is reminiscent of the pre- Jay-Z days when vocals and music were actually blended artistically. The video itself is an animation that borrows from the classic kung-fu flick The Five Deadly Venoms. This may be confusing to some since the songs title is also borrowed from a movie -  the 2004 cult classic House of Flying Daggers. It’s gory images are the perfect visuals for the machine gun flows the Wu members attack with, reminds you of those amazing lyricist we once had in the game. If this is what we have to expect from Rae’s upcoming album then I’ll be eagerly waiting for the day to come, enjoy.

Raekwon – Run Away (Feat. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man & GZA)

Raekwon – House of Flying Dagger (ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man)