Prano is dropping his late mixtape "Pranobama" this Friday, September 28th. To build up the anticipation, Prano is releasing a video blog of his recent trip to Miami over Labor Day weekend. The mixtape will be hosted by DJ Holiday and has features from Verse Simmonds, Freck Billionaire, Ransom, Jahlil Beats, The Beat Bully and many more!
Good Nights & Bad Mornings (#GNBM) will be Snow's debut mixtape project with Atlantic Records, and features production from Magnificent, Sap (Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa), ID Labs (Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa), Essay Potnah (Snow's "Holy Shit"), Money Moss (YMCMB's Gudda Gudda), Cali's DJ Pumba and Keise on Da Track (Snow's "High Def")!
!K7 Launches Four Weeks Of Free EPs To Celebrate 27 Years
Courtesy Stephen B.
A party just isn’t a party without music, is it? Thus it is in the spirit of celebration that !K7 Records launches a series of free EPs to round out their 27th year in business. The label has curated a choice selection of exclusive tracks from their current roster as well as recent contributors to the DJ-Kicks series for a collection of music that represents !K7’s position at the vanguard of electronic music. Contributing artists include Hercules And Love Affair, Apparat, Motor City Drum Ensemble, New Look, Brandt Brauer Frick, Wolf + Lamb & Soul Clap, When Saints Go Machine, and a new project presented by Will Saul, Close.
Each double-sided EP will be available for free download at www.k7-27.com/tracks, with high bitrate versions available at www.beatport.com. A new EP will be posted each Tuesday through October 16th. All of the exclusive music will then be collected on an extremely limited (1000 copies worldwide) box set along with some very special extra treats, available exclusively through the !K7 web store.
27!K7 Exclusives is a chance to say thank you to fans of the label, a celebration of !K7’s excellent team of collaborators, and a look forward at the vibrant artists who comprise the label’s future. Turn the music up, it’s time to celebrate.
When Saints Go Machine
“Hos Mig Igen” (feat. Coco O.)
When Saints Go Machine's tactile and human take on electronic pop has earned the group (bona fide stars in their home country of Denmark) a reputation as artists to watch among taste makers internationally. On this non-album cover version of a Danish pop hit originally performed by Xander, the group enlists vocalist Coco O of the rising group Quadron for a radical re-interpretation that maintains the out-front melodic component of the original while adding a degree of experimentation and studio pyrotechnics (not to mention virtuosic vocal performances) for a truly arresting listening experience.
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Few artists meld a traditionalist sensibility with innovation as well as Motor City Drum Ensemble. Clearly a student of classic dance music (think Detroit, to which his name is a nod), MCDE nonetheless manages to imbue his productions with a freshness that eludes anything that could be called a throwback. On the K7-27 exclusive track "Space Cadets," a synthesized bass line and a wordless vocal sample chase each other over a bouncy vintage drum machine pattern that pulls the listener gently but firmly to the dance floor.