You may have seen our post about MONAKR last week. Well, I’m sorry, but I have to bring this stellar Chicago-based collaboration to your attention once more. You see, they were whetting our palate with their previous releases – today MONAKR uploaded a spectacular rendition of Massive Attack’s classic “Teardrop.” So sit back, relax, but brace yourself – MONAKR’s gonna rock you to wonderland! Listen to and download for free here:
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Brooklyn duo Brasstracks has been s l a y i n g, creating their own genre of extravagant future brass. Their live action horns and percussion are out of this world. They’ve worked with everyone from Moving Castle to Film Noir to every other über cool producer and collective taking over Soundcloud.
i.e. They dropped this phenomenal trapsterpiece with KRNE and Alexander Lewis yesterday. The dynamic between these producers is insane and calls for more collaboration because this track is ridiculously good.
Today, they dropped the most brilliant cover of Drake’s “Trophies”. This track is 3+ minutes of full-bodied, brasstastic awesomeness, unique and completely unlike anything I could’ve expected. The track lacks vocals, which is the greatest blessing because it allows you to hear all of the crazy intricacies of this cover. It is so dramatic and obviously well thought out. Brasstracks sincerely thinks about every detail of their tracks and perfects it. This track is a flawless string of fire emojis. You will have this one spinning on repeat.
Brasstracks definitely deserves a trophy for this flaming hot cover.
Update: You can now DL this hot track fo free via the amazingness that is ToneDen. Thank you Brasstracks.
Being a longtime Nirvana fan, I have a hard time listening to covers of their songs. Like many Beatles fans, I believe you should leave perfection be. Pigeons and Planes had other plans. In celebrating Kurt Cobain’s birthday (February 20), Pigeons and Planes will be releasing a free covers compilation titled Teenage Angst Has Paid Off Well. The first of many covers was released last week but the entire album will be available to download on February 20th.
Electronic soul singer-songwriter JMSN flawlessly covered “Rape Me”. As opposed to Cobain’s very angry, tortured vocals, JMSN provides more devastating, distressed lyrics. The cover is beautifully produced and really allows JMSN’s yearning lyrics to be the main focus. JMSN adds his stylistic qualities while maintaining the integrity and overall vibe of the original. His down-tempo cover is very mindful and genuine, two qualities you don’t always find in an artist, let alone a cover. Suffice to say, this cover is breathtaking.
We definitely weren’t expecting this one. To celebrate their one year anniversary, Hotel Garuda have teamed up with Prince Fox for a cover of one of the most iconic songs of the last 10 years. Featuring Prince Fox’s vocals, the track bounds between smart melodic breaks and new school deep house drops. The result is huge and the perfect pep for the week. Listen here:
First off, special shout out to Felix Jaehn for opening his “Ain’t Nobody” track with the often overlooked but secretly sonic threat known as the xylophone. This Hamburg born-DJ took a Chaka Khan classic, stretched it out and sprinkled Jasmine Thompson’s voice all over it. Did I mention Jasmine was born in 2000???? Piano keys happily surround her voice as it dances along the xylophone. Makes for quite the grooving sound with the perfect level of bounce. This is definitely bound for dance floors everywhere.