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Xaphoon Jones, we hardly knew ye. Today the Philly producer announced that his new remix for Grouplove’s “Ways To Go” — a band he’s no stranger to — will be the last one he ever does. Under the Xaph name, that is. Fortunately, Noah’s giving his moniker the swan song it deserves with an otherworldly remix that’s equal parts club and hip hop. Stream it below.
STREAM: Grouplove – “Ways To Go”
I host a podcast with the rapper of this song. Said podcast returns tomorrow. In the interim, after more delays than an Italian train line, Nocando’s Jimmy the Burnout drops on Feb. 4th. “Little Green Monsters” is a song about jealousy, with a title inspired by a Max B lyric. Liphemra handles the hook with haunted mansion eeriness. Nocando shouts out Slauson and South Central and the Bay, the locales where he wields dual citizenship. The rapping floats with the same Futuristic UFO technician mastery you expect from one of the best pure rappers the Blowed produced, the beat hangs with a permanent post-Def Jux synth brain electrocution — complete with an endorsement from Aesop Rock. If the aliens from the Halloween episodes of The Simpsons made a soundtrack to vaporize humans, this is what they would be bumping.
French Horn Rebellion and Savoir Adore have always been joined at the hip, but this week they’ve made their relationship official with a collaboration, “The Fire.” In the church of synth-pop, this track would be the opening hymn every Sunday; it opens with some gang vocals from the pulpit before exploding into a cavalcade of funky bass and twinkling synths. Give “The Fire” a listen below.
If you’re in DC, you can catch both bands at Kick Kick Snare’s Pop-Up Show tonight, 8PM at LivingSocial’s 918 F St. Tickets are available here.
STREAM: French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – “The Fire”
On his 44th Birthday, Hov ranks 12 of his albums and offers come commentary. I’d rearrange a couple but he otherwise nailed it.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
After the jump, check out a Jay-Z x Pimp C “Tom Ford” remix.
Previously: Mister Cee’s Jay-Z Birthday Mix
Doldrums caught a lot of listeners when Airick Woodhead delivered a fantastic guest spot on Grimes’ Visions, and his album released earlier this year, Lesser Evil, more than delivered on that promise. Now he’s released a new track called “Dive Deep Pt. 1,” which is like a gentle comedown to the explosive mania of songs like “She Is The Wave.” Listen below.