From cooking up funky-n-fresh sounds as Duck Sauce with his partner Armand Van Helden, to collaborating with everyone from Cam’ron to Cazzette, DJ/producer A-Trak is easily one of the best at his craft. A Trizzy’s sound is not bound to one type of genre, and the head honcho of Fools Gold record label takes pride in letting everyone know with his masterful hour-long mixes and performances at live shows that “real DJ’ing isn’t dead”.
Ending 2014 in proper fashion, A-Trak recruits Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow and puts together a sweet high energy collaboration with the original track “Push”. Wyatt’s high pitch vocals is a perfect match for A-Trak’s paino-laced house production.
A-Trak – Push (Feat. Andrew Wyatt) | Buy
Breaking free from the mold of the traditional, rising producer Schulkid is onto something special. The London songwriter, producer, and sketch artist delivers on his recently released debut single featuring the vocals of 19-year-old Valair. “Wildest Promise” is driven by a remarkable blend of styles cutting across different genres, instantly creating a fresh new sound.
Schulkid – Wildest Promise (Feat. Valair) | Buy
We’ve been hot to trot on Brooklyn duo Chordashian and their vibrant sounds since the debut single “Illusion” blasted through our speakers in 2012. Get ready to feel that groove once again as Chordashian slims down the vocals on hybrid comedian/rapper Childish Gambino’s track “3005” and adds mo’ bounce than an ounce. HOL UP!
Childish Gambino – 3005 (Chordashian Remix) | Download
Extra Rice: Dillon Francis – Without You (Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) (Chordashian Remix)
Following up on the success of his smooth self-titled debut EP last year, dynamic Sydney producer Hayden James is back with a brand new original single that’s got all the right sounds. “Something About You” immediately goes full throttle with bouncy futuristic beats and infectious vocals. Hayden’s new single is slated to be released on Future Classic’s brand spankin’ new compilation Teen Idols, due out December 19th.
Hayden James – Something About You | Buy
In case you missed it, catch up on Hayden James’ awesome debut single “Permission To Love”.
Australian musical maestro Cassian is certainly making quite a return with his brand spankin’ new original single “Running”. Cassian flirts with a hybrid mix of dark, dance, and dare I say a shred of tropical sounds on the track along with perfectly fitting vocals by Cleopold. with vocals led by Cleopold is the perfect fit. “Running” is the first single for Cassian on Sweat It Out Music, one of the top notch record label’s in the music game.
Perfect for one of those late night drives!
Cassian – Running (Feat. Cleopold) | Buy
Extra Rice: RUFUS – Take Me (Cassian Remix)
Los Angeles musician Danny Choi, better known Ghost Loft, just let loose his brand new original single “Be Easy” yesterday. The frosty and chilled synth-pop track is pure quality and perfect for those early mornings and rainy days. Pick up your copy of “Be Easy” below.
Ghost Loft – Be Easy | Buy
Up and coming Maryland rapper, Logic, has been building a huge fan base these last few years with countless stellar mixtapes since 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and Logic has just released his debut album this week titled Under Pressure. “Gang Related” is as gritty as the song title suggests with haunting production and vocals, while sampling from KRS-One’s 1993 single “Mad Crew”. At just under 3 minutes, Logic’s undeniably fast-paced flow stacks up like a Kendrick Lamar-esque sound.
Purchase Logic’s debut album Under Pressure here.
Logic – Gang Related | Buy
Logic – Driving Ms. Daisy (Feat. Childish Gambino) | Buy
Take a cosmic ride with Australia’s latest example of yet another phenomenal electronic music artist. Ladies and gents, introducing…GL. The Melbourne duo of Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson immediately draw you in with heart-pounding drums, glowing synths, and vocals time warped from the 80s on their new track “Take Me Back”. From just one listen, we can already tell GL has the goods by mixing futuristic styles with vintage grooves, creating a sound all their own. Loving it!
“Take Me Back” is featured on GL’s brand new self-titled EP, buy it here.
GL – Take Me Back | Buy
Cue up the next Quentin Tarantino flick because we’ve got the perfect soundtrack. Portuguese producer Bruno Cordoso, aka Xinobi, is celebrating the release of his debut full-length album, 1975, with the first single “Mom And Dad”. Led by guitar-driven production and the incredibly smooth vocals of Margarida Encarnação, Xinobi’s “Mom And Dad” is an instant ComboRice favorite.
Xinobi – Mom And Dad | Buy
Direct by Lydie Bárbara.
Outkast has released numerous classic records over the years, and “Ms. Jackson” is undoubtably on that list. Prepare for a memory throwback as The Golden Boy, who absolutely wow’d us a few months back with their stellar Flume & Chet Faker remix, are back with another sweet rendition.
The Brooklyn duo keep Outkast’s original “Ms. Jackson” intact while adding upbeat production of futuristic and spacey-synths that absolutely make the record. Download for free below.
Outkast – Ms. Jackson (The Golden Pony Remix) | Download