MiaoMix Monday #5 [Halloween]

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.”

Listen: Pusha T – “What Dreams Are Made Of”

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.

MP3: Pusha T – “What Dreams Are Made Of”

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

OFWGKTA Announce Young N*gga – “Come Threw Looking Clean”

Given the nature of LA rap collective Odd Future, I was extremely surprised to see a press release titled “ODD FUTURE RECORDS announces inaugural signing!” pop up in my email inbox earlier today. Here’s what it said:

ODD FUTURE RECORDS SIGNS YOUNG NI**A
DEBUT SINGLE GOING LIVE AT 3PM PST TODAY

 Odd Future Records is extremely excited to announce our first official signing, Young Ni**a. While our original intent was not to sign anyone to the label we simply could not pass up the opportunity to sign somebody this talented. Young Ni**a embodies the DIY ethic and persona of Odd Future along with a commercial appeal that transcends demographics. We will be premiering his first single today at 3pm PST on www.oddfuture.com”

Really? A new member by the name of Young Nigga? On Odd Future Records?

So when “Come Threw Looking Clean” finally made its appearance on Odd Future’s tumblr page, I wasn’t extremely surprised to find out the entire thing was a joke, with the “new member” actually being de-facto leader Tyler, the Creator in a beanie. Nicely played, Tyler. You can check out the song for yourself at the group’s official website here.

Mixtape: Domo Genesis – Under The Influence

It’s not the full-fledged follow up to Rolling Papers, but yesterday we got a brand new free mixtape from Odd Future‘s stoner-rap specialist Domo Genesis. His latest project, Under The Influence, is a fourteen track mixtape featuring Domo rapping over some of his favorite industry beats, including Kanye West‘s “We Major”. The whole affair sounds quite out of place in the rest of the OF catalog, firmly cementing Domo’s place as the explosive collective’s most laid back member.

Odd Future’s de-facto leader Tyler, the Creator makes an appearance as Ace on “Whole City Behind Us”. While Under The Influence, isn’t quite as polished as Tyler’s Bastard mixtape or Earl Sweatshirt‘s EARL, it’s still a great piece of work. You can download the entire mixtape below. A few choice cuts are also included below as previews.

DOWNLOAD: Limelinx

MP3: Domo Genesis – “Guess Who’s Back”

MP3: Domo Genesis – “Whole City Behind Us (feat. Ace)”

MP3: Domo Genesis – “Shine”

Odd Future Announce TV Series ‘Loiter Squad’ on Adult Swim

Adult Swim announced earlier today that rapper/skater collective Odd Future will be premiering their TV show Loiter Squad on their channel next year. The TV series will feature 15 minute long live-action episodes featuring sketches, man on the street segments, pranks, and music from the Los Angeles group. Produced by Dickhouse Entertainment (Johnny Knowville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze), Loiter Squad will follow in the footsteps of Dickhouse’s previous works, including Jackass and Nitro Circus.

Tyler, the Creator has shown his directing prowess in the past, leading to his “Yonkers” video to win the VMA for Best New Artist and 22 million views on Youtube. His Thurnis Haley skits on Youtube should also provide a preview for the content we can expect on Loiter Squad.