Christian Smith, a.k.a. Crankdat became a breakout star through remixes for Zeds Dead, Jaden Smith, San Holo, and more. In addition, he’s added some equally successful originals to the portfolio, with his most recent being “Need Somebody.” Now, it seems this positive traction has caught Diplo‘s attention, as the rising producer has officially made his debut on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends.
Fans are in for a big treat here, as the bass-heavy mix features a wide array of fresh IDs from the Cleveland born DJ. He also blends famed remixes with throwbacks, hip-hop — including tracks by Kanye West and Lil Pump — and dance music anthems such as Galantis‘ “Runaway” and Calvin Harris‘ “Summer” (mashed up with some trap-y goodness). The hour long mix is ever-changing and will make listeners wonder where the time went.
Crankdat is currently on his “Outcast” tour, hitting stops all over the globe leading up to an Electric Zoo 2018 performance come Labor Day Weekend.
Throughout his career, Lido has proven himself to be among the most forward-thinking producers around. From his heartfelt debut album, Everything, to his high-energy, career-boosting Soundcloud singles, his unique blend of soul, electronic production, and songwriting prowess has kept everyone intently waiting for his next release. For his latest project, the Norwegian producer has unveiled a seven-minute reimagining of Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s critically acclaimed album, Kids See Ghosts.
Titled kidsloveghosts, the project is not Lido’s first attempt at creating something from a Kanye West album. In 2016, the artist released The Life of Peder, a similarly eclectic interpretation on West’s The Life of Pablo. Lido once again proves his masterful ear for production and remixing, seamlessly weaving the seven-track project into a comprehensive electronic composition. The piece jumps between stunningly vibrant low-end punches and acoustic, soulful ballads, assisted by Lido’s multi-instrumental talents. Available for free on his website, this is a must hear for Lido, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West fans around the world.
Tyler, the Creator‘s on a roll, having been sharing outtakes for the better part of the last year from his Flower Boy recording sesh, and sprees that have followed since, left and right, pretty much since his critically acclaimed album dropped. His latest is in coincidence with a month of G.O.O.D Music Fridays, as he’s shared a new version of Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s recent Kids See Ghost album title track, dubbing the new version “CRUST IN THEIR EYES.”
Tyler took to Twitter to share how the track from his friend and colleague, Ye, came to be before sharing, revealing he made it in just one hour:
ye sent me that beat same night i also think his original verse on it is soooooooo fucking good i love his pocket on it and mighty mos sounds great on it ecstatic is a flawless album
With the same passionate and self-aware MO that listeners have come to associate with the rapper over the last few years, the former Odd Future proponent comes through as characteristically clever and collected on his “CRUST IN THEIR EYES,” remix, doing his peers’ work considerable justice — with less than an hour of his creative attention.
As the summer of G.O.O.D Music continues and the hip-hop Gods of the modern-day bestow their gifts upon us, most recently being Kid Cudi and Kanye West‘s collaborative Kids See Ghosts, it’s become quite clear that few producers compare to the raw talent of Mr. West. Politics aside, Kanye’s production output this summer has been unheard of. He’s releasing storied projects on a weekly basis, not to mention the fact that he’s elevated himself and each his talents to a new height with an amalgamation of innovation.
Now, Kanye’s given us Nas’ latest effort Nasir. It’s Nas’ first LP since 2012’s Life Is Good, and he’s in top form, with beats that highlight the pair’s production evolution. Although, what’s perhaps the most interesting element about Nasir is that it not only incorporates some of Mr. West’s rawest production prowess, but also that the album features production contributions from EDM’s favorite kitty, and longtime Kanye affiliate, Cashmere Cat. Cashmere’s work can be found on the album’s opening tune, “Not For Radio,” which features Puff Daddy and G.O.O.D. music’s hottest new artist, 070 Shake. He’s credited alongside Kanye, Mike Dean, and Benny Blanco as a producer on the track as well as a producer on “Everything,” featuring The-Dream.
This certainly doesn’t mark the first time Ye’s consulted dance music aficionados for his own projects. Consider his 2007 sampling of Daft Punk‘s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” on “Stronger,” although his more recent implementation of a dance artist in the studio does point to an interesting potential for the continual intersection of the genres in the future. Stream Nasir here.
Tyler, The Creator has spent 2018 doing pretty much whatever he wants, from releasing new originals — like “OKRA” and “Rose Tinted Cheeks” and “435” — to remixing tracks like Trouble & Drake’s “Bring It Back.” His latest is more in line with the latter: He’s offered up a freestyle over … More »
Another week, another album produced by Kanye West. So far, we’ve gotten Pusha-T’s Daytona, Ye’s Ye, and Kanye and Kid Cudi’s collaborative LP Kids See Ghosts, all of which are seven tracks long. Next up from the G.O.O.D. Music assembly line? Nas’ first album since 2012’s Life Is Good. (Notably, it’s also his first album … More »
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