Evil Needle – Reminisce (Album)
24 April | | music

Veteran French producer Evil Needle quietly put out a new album earlier this week. Acting as the follow up to 2013′s Qualia, released nearly 2 years ago to the date, Reminisce marks his 3rd full length release on the L.A. based HW&W Recordings. The album holds a single guest feature from JMSN on Worry, making for a powerful halfway mark on the 11-track album. For those looking to mellow out, Evil Needle’s got you covered below.

Buy: Evil Needle – Reminisce (Album)

Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Can I (Single)
23 April | | music

The undeniable duo of Ohio vocalist Alina Baraz and Danish producer Galitmatias continue to tease their forthcoming LP. The Fader premiered the latest single, Can I, which further proves that these two were meant to work together. The duos joint album, Urban Flora, is finally set to release on May 19th via Ultra Records and I really can’t wait. Until then, listen to the soothing Can I below.

JODY – Oasis EP
22 April | | music

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Chicago R&B outfit JODY, whose members have mostly been off focusing on their solo endeavors. Today they dropped off a surprise EP, Oasis, which features a few previously released songs like Tired, M.I.A., and the title track, alongside a few brand new cuts as well. The seven-track EP, which was entirely produced by The-Drum, is available to stream below.

JMSN – Addicted (Video)
22 April | | music

JMSN continues his tireless visual output with the latest video for one of my personal favorites. Originally premiered by Wonderland Magazine, the Addicted video sticks to the lo-fi, 90′s inspired theme he’s been following since the beginning. JMSN is about to kick off the second leg of his U.S. tour this Friday in Santa Barbara and I can’t stress enough how great his live shows are. Pick up a ticket and see for yourself.

Buy: JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)

Corey Grand – Water (Single + Video)
22 April | | music

Excited to hear new music from Cleveland DJ/producer Corey Grand, whose latest single was premiered by Okayfuture earlier today. The skittering footwork/hip-hop fusion is the first single from his forthcoming EP, Smokeyquartz, which will be released later this year on Long Division Recordings. Check out the crazy animated video produced by the Video Villains below and grab a free download of the Water MP3.

Gosh Pith – Child (Single)
21 April | | music

My favorite Detroit duo, Gosh Pith, just premiered a new song via New York’s BlackBook Magazine. Child is short but sweet, the kind of tune that you start to get hooked on right as it’s coming to an end. As I previously mentioned, the GP boys plan on releasing their debut EP later this year. Whether or not this will make the cut, I don’t know. I recommend you just press play and stay tuned for more.

Bonus: Gosh Pith – Smoke Bellow (Jonah Baseball Remix)

Broken Keys – Canadian Quarters (Single)
20 April | | music

Cleveland’s Broken Keys (1/2 of Smoke Screen) dropped off another new track from his forthcoming EP. This time it’s the bouncy house joint, Canadian Quarters, which comes fully equipped with an ethereal vocal sample, deep bass line, and a sweet breakdown at the end. Check back next week on the 28th when Broken Keys’ Solitude EP is available in full.

Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)
16 April | | music

Recently stumbled upon a compilation from relatively unknown collective, Alaya., whose “sole desire is to promote artistry to the public” and “to provide our audience with the best content possible.” With that said, their Issue 02 compilation features a pretty impressive list of contributors, including Blackbird Blackbird, Bear//Face, Mothica, Lil’ Sad, Tommy Jacob, Flamingosis, Ruddyp, Carling Ruse, salute, El. Train, Losco and more. The 21-track compilation, which features all exclusive and unreleased music from the artists listed above, can be streamed/downloaded below for free.

Download: Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)

Doja Cat – YEEEAH! (Single)
16 April | | music

L.A. songstress Doja Cat is back with a funky, upbeat new tune called YEEEAH! Featuring production by Lone, the original instrumental is titled New Colour and can be found on his Galaxy Garden album from 2012. Safe to say Lone’s production is the most dance-oriented backdrop I’ve heard Doja rap over yet. While Doja’s plans for 2015 are still fairly unknown, I’m looking forward to hearing more new music from her soon.

J-Louis & IAMNOBODI – Area Codes (Single)
14 April | | music

Los Angeles based drummer/producer J-Louis has quickly become one of my favorite new producers. He first caught my attention with the release of his White Label EP last year on Soulection. Since then, J-Louis has steadily been dropping gems, whether he’s contributing to a compilation or uploading a loosie to Soundcloud. Head below to listen to his latest single, Area Codes, which features a mean bass line and a little help from IAMNOBODI on chords.

Download: J-Louis & IAMNOBODI – Area Codes (Single)

React Presents: Shlohmo, Purple & Nick Melons live at Concord Music Hall (Ticket Giveaway)
13 April | | music

WEDIDIT crew members Shlohmo, Purple, and Nick Melons are currently on tour supporting Shlohmo’s new album, Dark Red, with plans to stop in Chicago for a show at Concord Music Hall this Friday. The folks over at React Presents hooked us up with two pairs of tickets to giveaway ahead of the show. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below (be sure to include your email) with your favorite Shlohmo song to date. Two lucky winners will be chosen and notified by this Thursday at 5 PM. Additional tickets are available for $20 through the link below or at the door for $25.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Shlohmo, Purple & Nick Melons live in Chicago

Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere EP
13 April | | music

Talented UK producer Mura Masa is at it again. Acting as the follow up to Soundtrack To A Death, his new EP seems to be centered around vocalists and traditional song structures this time around. Someday Somewhere holds strong guest features from Jay Prince, Denai Moore and Nao, unlocking endless possibilities for future collaborations. Head below to stream the seven-track EP and hit the link to purchase a copy.

Buy: Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere EP