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CJ Warren & Fre$h – Fre$h Jays EP

You know I’m still on that hip-hop flow so I got some more for ya trailing Monday from CJ Warren & Fre$h, for the rest of the EP click here.  Hip-hop relaxes me, it’s like adult story time for me, if it’s good, comes from the heart and speaks some solid truth for the person spittin’ the lyrics then it’s like I am sitting down with a good book that has rhythm and a music score.  I like to hear where people come from, what they are going through and what the grind is like for them.  These Detroit natives have a good story to tell so check out the rest of their EP for the solid vision.

Fuck I am tired and it’s already Tuesday speaking of grinding.  Having a toddler is a full time job in itself along with all of the other work and endeavors I have going on, coffee and energy drinks are laughing in my face, I literally don’t even know what the word rested means anymore, nor do I care that much because I feel good even with little sleep, the grind feels good and I like to be around people who understand what that truly means.  It’s only the beginning of the week but it feels like the end of it, I am gonna press play on this jam and “relax” for about 3 min!

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Flume – Intro (Featuring Stalley)

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I cannot stress the appeal of this man enough. Amazing producer and releasing work which is pushing the envelope for symphonic production and collaboration. Flume, or Harley Streten, has worked with the likes of Disclosure and Ta-ku this past year and has continued to release collaborative and solo work that makes us move and dance and grind and moan all too much. The opening piano of this crescendos with sound and energy and leads into the dark and smooth vocal style of Stalley. I am having trouble putting in to words the feeling I get from listening to this from the 1:35 to 2:45 points in the song. I want to dance to it and roll in it and let it soak in to me like a wash over my body. Such a tune.

This is his most recent release from his upcoming album, which is a rerelease of his self-titled debut album. The new Flume: Deluxe Edition is set to release on November 9th 2013. If you have not done so already, start to take a listen to the songs streaming from this one. This is an album make-over which captures his ever-evolvin,g beautiful style of producing and includes many cameos from big names such as Ghostface Killah and Killer Mike, not to mention the extremely smooth Stalley of MMG on this track. Enjoy.

Flume – Intro (Feat. Stalley)

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The XX – Intro (KO Remix)

This track is so sexy, and there is a crazy energy about it that just resonates through your whole body. The track really speaks for itself to be honest. It has that end of the world anthem, life flashing before your eyes, those blissful minutes right after the most amazing sex you have ever had.

I love what KO aka: Kyle O’Shea does with this track, he doesn’t take away anything from it but just adds the right amount of his own flavor.  Speeding it up, droppin’ some hip-hop flavor, then slowin’ it down, KO’s trap-style production on this track is flawless if you ask me.  His use of synths and some quick rap vocals scarcely thrown in really kicks this track up.  Pretty impressive stuff coming from a young and fresh 20 year old from Baltimore.  Check out more of KO’s music and remix’s at his Soundcloud.

This remix is definitely going to be my anthem for the week but the original always blows me away and this video by this filmaker and photographer Alexander Jorgensen really creates an imaginative view on life with it’s use of symbolisms:

The energy of this track is really great for putting things into perspective, you create your own story without all the vocals telling you one.  For me this takes all the craziness that’s been going on and really lays it out for me to carefully ride with.  Life is definitely a ride whether it’s slow or fast it’s like you are at a theme park jumping from one ride to the other not knowing exactly what you are about to experience, sometimes that’s scary and you want to know everything before it happens but I am really learning day by day that you cannot live life trying to figure out everything before it happens…

Clearly this is a great track to start off the week and lay all your cards out on the table, and seriously just enjoy the ride!

The XX – Intro (KO Remix)