Little Pain – Marceline (Video)
19 December |

With a premiere from Complex, Little Pain unveiled the official video for Marceline. The Nik Nikateen-produced single can be found on his recently released L.I.T.T.L.E. mixtape, which came out earlier this month and has proven to be his most cohesive, well-rounded release to date. Watch the video for Marceline and grab a free download of Pain’s L.I.T.T.L.E. mixtape through the link below.

Download: Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Mixtape)

Jean Deaux – Soular System Vol. 1: Dark Matter[s] (Mixtape)
18 December |

The long awaited debut mixtape from Chicago singer/rapper/producer Jean Deaux finally landed last night via her Twitter. Soular System Vol. 1: Dark Matter[s] is the first in a two part series, with Vol. 2 said to already be halfway finished. Without any guest appearances, the 11 track project features production from Tim Suby, Donnie Trumpet, THEMpeople and more, leaving plenty of room for Jean’s voice to shine. Raw emotion, mature songwriting, and refined production make this one an all around winner. Stream/download SSV1 in full below.

Download: Jean Deaux – Soular System Vol. 1: Dark Matter[s] (Mixtape)

Cities Aviv – Worlds Of Pressure (Video)
18 December |

The latest visual from Cities Aviv is for album cut, Worlds Of Pressure, which can be found on his latest album released in January of this year. The Rimar-directed video looks to be shot in NYC and it’s just as lo-fi as the song. Watch the video above and hit the link to purchase Cities Aviv’s Come To Life LP now via Young One Records.

Buy: Cities Aviv – Come To Life (Album)

Ryan Hemsworth ft. Dawn Golden – Snow In Newark (XXYYXX Remix)
17 December |

Pleasantly surprised to hear XXYYXX add his signature sound to Ryan Hemsworth and Dawn Golden’s already perfect single, Snow In Newark. The Orlando based producer turns Ryan’s delicate winter anthem into a blurry, bass-driven tune that’s perfect for winding down after a long day. Stream XXYYXX’s remix below and don’t forget you can still purchase Ryan’s Alone For The First Time LP through the link below.

Buy: Ryan Hemsworth – Alone For The First Time (Album)

Jean Deaux – Right Now (Single)
11 December |

With the release date for her debut project set for next week, Chicago’s Jean Deaux has partnered with Hypetrak to premiere one more track and continue building anticipation. Tim Suby produced the dark, swirling Right Now, which is set to appear on Deaux’s long awaited Soular System mixtape due out on December 17th. Needless to say, I’m excited for this one.

Tapes – Songs To Drake Up To (Mixtape)
10 December |

Originally from Knoxville, DJ/producer Tapes now resides in Columbus and makes chilled-out electronic music reminiscent of Giraffage, Sango, and IAMNOBODI. His polished album Finding, which was self released back in August, was a strong sign that Tapes deserves more attention. Then in November he released Songs To Drake Up To, a short mixtape that drew inspiration from a recent break up, Ta-Ku’s Songs To Break Up To EP, and of course, Drake. Just like Ta-Ku and Drake’s music served as a coping mechanism for him, Tapes hopes others will use his music as a form of therapy. Head below to stream/download Songs To Drake Up To in its entirety.

Download: Tapes – Songs To Drake Up To (Mixtape)

Giraffage – Tell Me (Video)
9 December |

Giraffage just dropped what may be the strangest video of 2014. The visual for Tell Me features a pile of donuts and other assorted junk food, along with a bunch of dogs that turn into humans and start doing weird shit. Pretty suitable video for the “chopped up electro pop jam“, which can be found on Giraffage’s recently released No Reason EP.

Buy: Giraffage – No Reason EP

Tezo – SwampLand (Video)
9 December |


Catching up on the video for Cleveland rapper Tezo’s new single SwampLand from last month. The track is from Tezo’s unreleased EP of the same name, which will serve as the follow up to his highly praised Work mixtape from 2012. Watch the official SwampLand video as premiered by BarrelHouseBKLYN above and expect Tezo’s EP to drop in early 2015.

Shy Girls – Renegade (Single)
8 December |

Portland singer/producer Shy Girls has emerged from hiding with a catchy new single. Renegade is the first we’ve heard from the Oregon based crooner since his delicate Timeshare EP dropped last year. No real news on what Shy Girls has planned for 2015 but if Renegade is any indication of the direction he’s heading, I’m on board.

Broken Keys – Ethos EP
4 December |

Versatile Cleveland rapper/producer Broken Keys (aka Chemist, 1/3 of Smoke Noises) shows off one of his many talents on Ethos, his latest solo release on UK label Collective Resonance. The EP features five new atmospheric instrumentals, alongside a jazzy remix of Machakwa’s single, Funk Dat. Although Keys Ethos EP is already sold out on limited edition cassette, you can stream and purchase a digital copy via the link below.

Buy: Broken Keys – Ethos EP

Bonus: Broken Keys – Dolphin Dance (Video)

JMSN – Addicted (Single)
3 December |

Listen to one more track from JMSN’s forthcoming album before it drops next week. Raw R&B cut Addicted is up for streaming thanks to a premiere from Stereogum. This marks the third and final offering from JMSN’s new LP, leaving him at 3 for 3 in my book. Head below to stream Addicted and hit the link to preorder a copy of the Blue Album, which is out next week on White Room Records.

Preorder: JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)

Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Mixtape)
2 December |

Today marks the release of L.I.T.T.L.E., the second mixtape from Brooklyn rapper, Little Pain. Pain caused quite a stir after the release of his debut last year, catching heat for joking about being depressed and suicidal. After listening to his music more than once through, it’s not hard to see that Pain is just a normal guy dealing with the everyday struggles of life. Backed by production from Nanosaur, SKYWLKR, Michael Uzowuru, Issue, Friendzone, Drip-133, Lord Pusswhip and more, Pain continues to tell his story. Like a lot of the music I post on here, this isn’t for everyone. All I ask is that you really listen before you write it off and start bashing it. Head below to stream L.I.T.T.L.E. in its entirety via The Fader and hit the link to for a free download.

Download: Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Mixtape)