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Estelle Darlings and DJ Trauma Present: #ialmostmadeamixtape

Is that a hashtag as a mixtape name? BIG UPS Estelle! And DJ Trauma of course. Who knew the British songstress was even making a mixtape as of late? I surely didn't, but hey, here we go into spinnin' and listenin' time.



#ialmostmadeamixtape is 16 cuts of nearly all new material, with some familiar beats and hooks dropped in for added flavor. #ialmost didn't download this, but I'm glad I did. It's been sound-tracking my afternoon like a boss. This prefaces her "coming later this year" disc, All of Me.


Download the mixtape here. Track list is below, and some fun slices of awesomeness from the release are after that.


1. #almostanintro
2. Dear London
3. Fall in Love Remix (ft John Legend and Nas)
4. #almostafreestyle (ft Kardinal Offishall)
5. Keep It Like It Is
6. They Say (ft Maino)
7. Star
8. Dance With Me
9. The Rocks
10. No More
11. MainStream
12. Ghetto (ft Meek Wilson)
13. Until I Met You
14. Since I Came (ft Vaughn Anthony and The Tom Hardy)
15. Freak (Pon Di Floor Remix)
16. #almostanoutro



mp3: Estelle (featuring John Legend and Nas) - Fall In Love (Remix)

mp3: Estelle - Freak (Pon Di Floor Remix)


Reflection Eternal (featuring Estelle) Midnight Hour (new video!)

Late last month, I brought news of Reflection Eternal, the collaborative project between Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek. Sleekly-styled and sophisticated, the pair's upcoming album, Revolutions Per Minute, is sure to bring a smile and a swagger to your summertime playlists.



Jumping into what seems like an Adobe Illustrated world, Talib, Tek, and their main gal Estelle, come together for the official video for first single, Midnight Hour. A retro romp of a rad time, the visuals are directed by Alexandre Moors, who's previously done work with The Crystal Method and Matisyahu.


Watch the clip below and if you'd like some behind the scenes footage, please direct yourself here. There are also a slew of mad tour dates for Reflection Eternal after the video.




5/10 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
5/11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's
5/12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
5/13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
5/15 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
5/16 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
5/19 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
5/20 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
5/21 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
5/22 - Tucson, AZ - DV8
5/23 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
5/24 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
5/25 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
5/26 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Nightclub
5/28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
5/29 - Seattle, WA - ShowBox at the Market



mp3: Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def and Busta Rhymes - Get By




Talib Kweli and DJ Chaps - Early Mourning Signs (free mixtape!)

Brooklyn native, Talib Kweli, has long been a mainstay of our super summer spins...meaning those tracks that we like to blast with the car windows down on hot August days. And while living in NYC has all but made vehicle ownership a moot point, his hot slices are easily as transferable to pumping through speakers while you jam out during a rooftop BBQ. C'mon...you know you've all done it before.



In anticipation of his and Hi-Tek's collaborative Reflection Eternal project, complete with a new album titled Revolutions Per Minute (due out May 18), the quick-lipped emcee joined forces with DJ Chaps to compile a pretty rad mixtape. Through Blacksmith Records, the pair just released Early Mourning Signs, 18 tracks of mixed, mashed, and mental wordsmithings.


The mixtape is available as a free download here, and you can cop the entire track list below. As a bonus, I'm tossing out one of my favorite cuts from the mix, as well as the first official single from Talib and Tek's forthcoming album: Midnight Hour features Estelle on vocals, and yum yum, it is tasty!


1. Early Mourning Signs Intro
2. Midnight Hour - Reflection Eternal ft Estelle
3. Sour Patch Kids RMX - Asher Roth ft Talib Kweli & Blu
4. Stylo - Gorillas ft Mos Def & Bobby Womack
5. Music Ain't Business - ft Jean Grae & Wale (prod. by Zeferiah)
6. Get On Your Job - ft. Krondon & Phil the Agony (prod. by Madlib)
7. Yankee Fitted - Bad Seed ft Talib Kweli & Mims (prod. by Kleph Dollaz)
8. Slow Down Son freestyle
9. Nothing Less Than - Reflection Eternal
10. Pressure - Strong Arm Steady/Madlib ft Sick Jacken
11. Life's A Bitch - Fashawn ft Talib Kweli
12. Prowler Part 2 - Ski Beatz ft Jean Grae, Jay Electronica, Joell Ortiz, Mos Def
13. Astro Turf - ft Oh No
14. Chitlins and Pepsi - Strong Arm Steady/Madlib ft Planet Asia
15. Stick Up Dance - Jean Grae
16. Trunk Music - Strong Arm Steady ft The Game
17. Bedroom Lights RMX - Idle Warship ft Kardinal Offishall
18. Strangers (Paranoid) - Reflection Eternal ft Bun B



mp3: Reflection Eternal (featuring Estelle) - Midnight Hour

mp3: Jean Grae - Stick Up Dance



Beastly Bits #35

We got a lot accomplished yesterday, but didn't really feature a ton of "new music" per se. We reviewed an album, showed a bunch of new vids, and gave you the heads up on the V Festival headliners.


So this morning, the bits will be nothing but a bunch of new tunes that we deem beast-worthy and primed to take over your playlists.


Swedish producer Beem's track, Manka, has been given a vocal edit rub by our pals :kinema:. We totally dig this skweee track, and think you need it too, so grab it below.

Estelle debuted her new song, Freak, but she's not the only songstress in the family. Her sister, H-Boogie, has a fresh cut with Get Far. Stream The Radio here.

Via Tania announced a whole new set of tour dates, and to celebrate, she tossed us her cover of The Presets' If I Know You. Again, yours a short scroll down.

Rad dude Diamond Cut hit us up with a handful of [read=5] new mixes. We're throwing you one of our favorites...a gorgeous interpretation of Radio Ink's Wish U Were Here.

Cool kids, The White Panda, delivered another great mash, this time pairing Dorrough, Knifelike and Ying Yang Twins. Wired to the Systems is a freebie as well.



mp3: Dorrough x Knightlife x Ying Yang Twins - Wired to the Systems (The White Panda Mash)

mp3: Radio Ink - Wish U Were Here (Diamond Cut Remix)

mp3: Via Tania - If I Know You (The Presets Cover)

mp3: Beem - Manka (kinema vocal edit)

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