Today is Halloween and today’s the perfect day to celebrate. I put together a mix of songs that in my opinion would be great to listen to during Halloween. None of them are actually directly related to Halloween in any way, but I think they have a very suitable vibe. The playlist this week isn’t really focused on any specific genre, but the first half of the playlist is rap and the 2nd half is a mix of dubstep, folk, and R&B music. The last song is “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” by Sufjan Stevens and if you’re at all familiar with the song, you’d think it wouldn’t fit in this playlist, but I think that it’s a perfect ending to this week’s mix.
Kid CuDi – “Maniac (feat. Cage & St. Vincent)”
Das Racist – “Sit Down, Man (feat. El-P) (Produced by Scoop Deville)”
Tyler, The Creator – “Tron Cat”
GZA/Genius – “Shadowboxin'”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Massive Attack – “Paradise Circus (Zeds Dead Remix)”
Burial – “Archangel”
Sufjan Stevens – “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.”
Lana also revealed via Facebook that her next single will be titled “Born 2 Die”. She posted: “Shooting video for my next single Born 2 Die in a castle in France with Woodkid. I absolutely know that you will adore it. Am thinking of You. XXX LDR X.”
XV, the kid with the green backpack, released a fresh set of visuals for one of his recent mixtape’s hardest-hitting songs, “U.F.C.”, which also features vocals from Kristina Rose. If you watched Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, you’ll definitely enjoy the Joker Thugs trailing along throughout the video, which was shot throughout Chicago by Rex Arrow Films.
Check it out below. Vizzy’s debut album should be out in 2012. Hold tight.
Below, you can watch the newly-released music video for the track. The Dreamer, The Believer out on November 22, 2011 through Warner Bros. Records and is entirely produced by No I.D. From what we’ve heard already, the album (Common’s ninth) is set to be a great one. As he put it himself: “It’s going to be positive hip-hop. Hip-hop that can really generate good spirit, the spirit of the music and just good energy.”
You can now listen to a new track by Guided By Voices titled “The Unsinkable Fats Domino” off their new album Let’s Go Eat the Factory. The album marks a return to a lineup of Robert Polland, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Greg Demos, and Kevin Fennell, the same lineup the band had when they recorded indie rock essentials like Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes. Let’s Go Eat the Factory will be released January 1st, 2012 on the band’s own GBV Inc. label and you can preorder the 7″ for the single right here.
Chill beats and quality songs from an up-and-comer. Fly thoughts! You can download the mixtape below or alternatively, stream it after the break.
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Here’s a brand new track from Clipse‘s Pusha T titled “What Dreams Are Made Of”, which will be included on Pusha’s forthcoming album Fear of God II: Let Us Pray. The new album will be out November 8th via Decon and G.O.O.D. Music and also includes Pusha’s well-received collaboration with OFWGKTA‘s Tyler, the Creator.
Listen to “What Dreams Are Made Of” below and also be sure to check the album’s tracklisting after the break.
Fear of God II: Let Us Pray Tracklisting:
01 Changing of the Guards (feat. Diddy)
02 Amen (feat. Kanye West and Young Jeezy)
03 Trouble on My Mind (feat. Tyler, the Creator)
04 What Dreams Are Made Of
05 Body Work (feat. Juicy J, Meek Mill, and French Montana)
06 Everything That Glitters (feat. French Montana)
07 So Obvious
08 Feeling Myself (feat. Kevin Cossom)
09 Raid (feat. 50 Cent and Pharrell)
10 My God
11 I Still Wanna (feat. Rick Ross and Ab Liva)
12 Alone in Vegas