After receiving great feedback on his last release Let You Know, Aziz has no trouble keeping the momentum going with another lyrically rich track. This time Aziz co-produces the eerie beat with Julian S, flexing some versatility while still maintaining focus on his delivery. A fat bass line is backed by a familiar sample sets the pace for his rampant word play; smoking herb, putting in work, and outperforming the competition are just a few topics he covers in his three hard-hitting verses. Something about the way Aziz spits over this beat just makes you want to get in your zone and grind, the fast yet crisp delivery resonates off the arpeggiating synth. Don’t sleep, Aziz is making big moves low key, cop the free download and throw him a follow on twitter.
As a premiere for his next mixtape Black Sheep, Young Money artist Caskey dropped a heavy hitting track a few days ago to get people jumpin’ early. The Avengerz produced this creeping, piano centered instrumental with plenty of deep kicks and claps to give that rebel feel appropriate for the occasion. Caskey then delivers two fierce verses addressing topics from comparisons to Wayne to his addictions in between a catchy hook which floats effortlessly over the instrumental. Hit that play button one time, download the track and make sure to check back to catch Black Sheep in our library.
We’ve been keeping up with Carneyval for awhile, waiting for a free single like this to fall into our hands. Jackson Breit and Carneyval combine to make a groovy, jazzy, and genuinely funky vibe that’s driven by both of their incredible multifaceted voices. While we don’t share much pop-style music here on UniversityHype, Use Me is just the kind of song that makes you want to vibe out and dance like no one’s watching. Guitar solos, choir-sounding backup vocals, and a beat that sounds like something you’d hear out of highschool musical are all the duo needed to flawlessly sing their risque lyrics. If you’re being used in all the right ways, this song shouldn’t take much deciphering. Enjoy, and follow Jackson and Carneyval on twitter.
Witt Lowry is known for his emotional sample-heavy sound, and this new release encompasses that style perfectly. His unique voice and delivery really pairs well with Tido Vegas’s production. Reverberating piano and yet another unnamed female vocalist sets a somber vibe, an environment that Witt seems to thrive in. He touches a few personal notes throughout the song; lost love, pipe dreams, and fueling his motivation despite the negativity. It’s simple, powerful, yet somewhat elegant, so I’m sure those of you with a soft spot will enjoy this new track. As always, enjoy the free download and follow Witt Lowry on twitter, this surely isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of him on UH.
The Two Friends never cease to impress, since we started following them last year we’ve heard them develop their sound and release track after track of flawless yet unique house anthems. For the first time in awhile, the production duo decided to drop a remix, this time to Urban Cone’s strange, upbeat, and 80′s synth-heavy single Sadness Disease. The ambient atmosphere that envelops the first minute of the track is soon overcome by the subtle snare build up, until finally you’re thrown into an ocean of house synth. Although the remix doesn’t resemble the original in many aspects, they both reach the same ultimatum when answering the questions of how to cure sadness: insanely vibey music. As always, the download is on the friends, so just be sure to reciprocate the favor by following them on twitter and liking them on facebook.
Andrew Luce loves taking overplayed hip-hop tracks and bringing them back in a whole new light. Although we were really feeling his remix to Akon’s 2006 hit I Wanna Fuck You it took a minute for us to find another remix worthy of throwing on the site. Well today we’re blessed with his take on another early 2000′s gem; heavy build ups and drops keep you enticed from start to finish, wrapping their way around distorted Cudi samples. The beat goes from 0-100 constantly, chimes and snares change the pace over a knock-your-face-off bass line. Once again, another gem from Andrew to add to your party-playlist. Keep up with him on twitter and show some love via facebook if you still have one.
You may recognize Majid Jordan as the feature on Drake’s Hold On We’re Going Home. If you’re not familiar with his material, you should definitely check out his Soundcloud. And it’s safe to say stwo’s become a University Hype favorite. He’s been consistently dropping new material and remixes, each even more impressive than the next. Stwo’s edit of Her is way mellow, way chill, with some added reverb and a trap backbeat. Majid’s effortless vocals combined with stwo’s syrupy slow sexy production makes for straight baby-making music. I’m hoping this release will lead to a future collaboration from these two very talented artists.
A recent new member of Skrillex’s label OWSLA, Valentino Khan just dropped a remix of Dillon Francis’s big single When We Were Young. While the original track is a feel-good party tune, Khan’s remix is one you’ll want to rage your face off too. You’ll hear a lot more percussion, bass, kicks, soaring buildups, and an absolutely filthy drop. Khan ramps up the energy while still holding on to the good vibes in the original tune. You can get the track by playing Dillon Francis’s slot machine game on his website… or keep it real and download here.
Proud to share Sterling Duns’s latest release with all of you. This one’s called Do the Talking, a stream of consciousness about tough transitions, making moves, and striving for a better life. Sterling’s spits such fire on the track; his passion and energy is palpable with each of his carefully selected lyrics. When does he even have time to breathe? The beat itself is simple, which allows the listener to really focus on Sterling’s message. Maybe he got some inspiration from Lover I Don’t Have to Love by Bright Eyes? The video itself is pretty witty too. Get those headphones on and drift away. Follow Sterling Duns on Twitter to keep up with his latest.
Producer/DJ duo Lost Kings just dropped a hyped up remix of Unbreakable by Dirty South that will have you swimming in euphoria. These guys have pumped up the energy and bpm of the original track to make it a dance-floor hit that might promote some shameless jersey shore fist pumping. It’s progressive house goodness that’s guaranteed to plaster a smile on your face whenever you hear it. Snag that free download while it’s hot and make sure to check up on their Soundcloud for lots more free remixes.