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Jealous – Kehlani & Lexxi Alijai (no sleep Remix)

June 14, 2015


Free Download | Jealous - Kehlani & Lexxi Alijai (no sleep Remix)

Pittsburgh-based producer no sleep has graced us all with a super smooth remix of Kehlani’s track “Jealous”. It’s a simple rendition, with sensual snaps and sultry synths while Kehlani sings about a lover snapping intimate pictures to get them other bitches jealous. It’s slightly bitter, slightly poetic, and is the type of song that just washes over you in waves. Thank the man no sleep for the free download on Twitter.

Daily Hype Hip-Hop Interviews

Sango (Interview)

June 14, 2015

sango interview art

I chilled with electronic music producer Sango backstage before his performance at the Middle East in Boston, a special event curated by Together Boston. Sango’s worked with artists such as JMSN, Tinashe, and SPZRKT to create soulful electronic rhythms that sample from funk, R&B, and jazz. Watch the interview to hear more about the cultivation of his style and his time spent with the Soulection family.

Daily Hype Electronic

Already Know – TYCE

June 10, 2015


Free Download | Already Know - TYCE

TYCE, a producer straight out of Amsterdam, has got a knack for downtempo, chilled-out production. His latest release “Already Know” is plenty wavy, with hi-hats galore, soft pan-flutes, and an overall delicate sound beneath the refrain “Already Know.” Check out his Soundcloud for plenty of chopped up remixes he’s done in the past and stay up on his latest releases through Twitter.

Daily Hype Electronic

Waiting So Long – Sam Gellaitry (CRNKN Remix)

June 7, 2015


Free Download | Waiting So Long - Sam Gellaitry (CRNKN Remix)

Soulection affiliate Sam Gellaitry has seriously been poppin’ off after the release of his EP “Short Stories”. His minimalist electronic style has inspired countless remixes for producers who see endless possibilities stemming from his original tracks. And it’s been a while since we’ve posted music by producer CRNKN, but his remix of  Sam’s track “Waiting So Long”, released last summer, really struck me. It almost feels a bit like Flume with the implementation of gentle horns, soaring buildups, 808 claps, and retro-sounding synth breakdowns. It’s one of those songs that can either serve as your early morning anthem or a late night jam. Get that free download while it’s hot.

Daily Hype Electronic Hip-Hop

Trap Queen – Fetty Wap (Figgy Remix)

June 7, 2015


Free Download | Trap Queen - Fetty Wap (Figgy Remix)

It seems like every time I DJ, someone requests “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap. The masses are hooked on this song, and I didn’t really understand what was so special about it. Then I stumbled upon this remix by producer Figgy, and I was hooked instantly. Figgy sampled vocals from Rob McCoy and added his own chill house spin to it. It’s laid back, encapsulating those summer feelings with happy synths and a steady kick. Show it some love on HypeM to push it up the charts and get that free download to bump by the poolside.

Daily Hype Electronic

Years & Years (Interview)

June 5, 2015


We are really excited to bring all the UH students up to speed with electronica-trio Years & Years. While some of you may not have heard much about this group just yet, they are blowing up in the U.K. thanks to their latest hits “Desire” and “King.” It won’t be long until these guys are ruling the radio waves. I chatted with Emre, Olly, and Mikey at their SXSW condo about how they used the internet to connect as a group, their previous musical experiences, and what exactly EDM means here in the states. Listen to some of their music on Spotify to help them win the Spotify emerge artist contest!

Daily Hype Electronic Hip-Hop Mixtapes

RyanPack Vol. 2 – Ryan Hemsworth (Mixtape)

June 3, 2015


Free Download | RyanPack Vol. 2 - Ryan Hemsworth (Mixtape)

Last year, Canadian electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth dropped “RyanPack Vol. 1”, an exclusive mixtape filled with his own take on some of his favorite tracks. He’s back at it again, with “RyanPack Vol. 2.” A proponent of free music, Ryan has again offered the entire project as a free download. His song selection just goes to show how diverse Ryan’s style really is. You’ll find a bouncy remix of Sicko Mobb’s “Maserati,” created in tribute to hip-hop’s late ASAP Yams. More hip-hop favorites include a Drake rework of “Know Yourself” with, as the title suggests, ping-pong samples. Ryan picks up “Know Wassup” by Tory Lanez, chopping and screwing the vocals over a delicate piano and string symphony; his flavor brings the track to a new level of epic proportions. Warped-tour kids of the 2000s will be happy to hear a chip-tune inspired remix of “Feeling This” by Blink-182 and an ethereal break-beat version of “In Too Deep” by Ryan’s Canadian brethren Sum 41. Every song is a solid one on Ryan’s latest tape. “RyanPack Vol. 1” is both nostalgic and current, giving new life to every track. Download the free project and start your summer off right.

Daily Hype Hip-Hop Indie

Undeniable – TJ Hickey, Devvon Terrell, & Nox Beatz

June 1, 2015


Free Download | Undeniable - TJ Hickey, Devvon Terrell, Nox Beatz

Boston-based artist TJ Hickey delivers a fun summer pop anthem titled “Undeniable”, with a feature from Brooklyn’s own Devvon Terrel and produced by Nox Beatz. The track is a fun summer pop anthem about realizing he has what it takes to chase his dream. While some lyrics might be a little cheesy at first listen (I have everything I need to be a star and the day that my dreams are full, no matter if they push or pull, ’cause now I’m undeniable) TJ pushes a message that many of us can relate to, no matter what industry we’re in. Snag that free download and follow TJ on Twitter to be the first to hear his new album “Undeniable” dropping in June.

Daily Hype Hip-Hop Indie Interviews

ACADEMY (Interview)

May 29, 2015

ACADEMY interview

ACADEMY is a duo comprised of Evan Walsh and John That, two friends brought together by their love for music. These guys bring a chill hip-hop and alternative rock vibe to their music and live performances, but they also know how to tear it up on the stage. I sat down with Evan and John backstage before their show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston to discuss their musical beginnings, their creative process, and their newest project titled “The Beat Generation.”

Daily Hype Electronic

Snow in Newark – Ryan Hemsworth (Grynpyret Remix)

May 27, 2015


Free Download | Snow in Newark - Ryan Hemsworth (Grynpyret Remix)

It feels weird to call Grynpyret’s rendition of Ryan Hemsworth’s “Snow in Newark” a remix; this reimagined track pulls from the vocals of Dawn Golden, but essentially reinvents everything from the bpm, percussive rhythm, and emotion of the original. Grynpyret (pronounced “Green Parrot”) imbues his own chip-tune style with simplistic production to create a track that’s difficult to classify by genre. Filled with strings, bells, and what must be the sounds of a rain stick, this remix will surprise you and have you vibin’ hard to Grynpyret’s delicate rhythms. If you like his style, check out more of his fellow artists from the Soda Island Collective. Enjoy that free download.