\r\n\r\nNot a big fan of Drake, but his influence on Rap\/Pop music can hardly be denied. So when he's dropping a first song of his upcoming album, it's all over the news and in everyones ears. I let Drake explain the story...\r\nMy good friends,It has truly been too long. I assume you\u2019re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don\u2019t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn\u2019t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I\u2019m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn\u2019t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we\u2019ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork\u2026 I think it\u2019s safe to say we\u2019re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOm\u2019Mas Keith\u00a0has been a key factor in the LA music scene for a good minute... Remember Sa-Ra Creative Partners? Did you know that Keith was instrumental in Frank Ocean\u2019s Channel Orange? Of course he also has been working on his own music and the latest out out titled "City Pulse" has it's roots are in disco & funk. Have a listen below or hit the download button for the deluxe version including acapellas and instrumentals for your remixing pleasures!\r\n\r\nDownload: Om\u2019Mas Keith\u2019s City Pulse Album\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/8OR5fdgFAw0\r\n\r\nWe chatted with Seasick Mama not that long ago about her excellent Frank Ocean cover. So it was good timing to check in with last week, because she just released her brand spanking new video "Quit Your Job". The song is off her debut EP "Dead Like Money" - out February 19th, 2013.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/J29KK5Q1lLQ\r\n\r\nBlue Daisy\u00a0has always been in our top beatmaker lists. Here he presents his project Dahlia Black (Blue Daisy and Hey!Zeus), more precisely the tune 'Fuck A Rap Song', released by 37adventures - available now from iTunes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/NZ44ljwS48w\r\n\r\nWe're going completely left-field for this one, so stay with us. Dr Octagon\u00a0aka\u00a0Dr Doom aka Black Elvis\u00a0aka\u00a0Kool Keith worked with one of LA's beat scene\u2019s finest producers, TOKiMONSTA.The collaboration \u201cThe Force\u201c leaked a while ago, but now it comes as a pretty package with an animated video. Enjoy!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/9cEzUEkRvps\r\n\r\nToronto based band The Battle of Santiago fuses Afro-cuban, dub, afrobeat, electronic, jazz, and Latin into a powerful instrumental sound - and the proof is their new album, Followed By Thousands (Out March 5, 2013).\u00a0It is \u201ca record that helps define our sound and our direction,\u201d notes group founder Group founder Michael Owen. It features new compositions alongside inventive remixes of earlier material.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOur boy Captain Planet recently remixed La Yegros - one of the brightest new talents on South America's freshest record label - ZZK. I was super happy to have the opportunity to remix. He flipped\u00a0this beautiful rootsy cumbia tune\u00a0into an early 90's dancehall style for reggae heads. The whole EP is now available worldwide on iTunes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Naive Machine brings you the music, plus a couple of bonus tracks which was selected or composed for the soundtrack for Jagex's Ace of Spades computer game. Unfortunately the title track is exclusive to Jagex, but enjoy the rest! You can grab it here.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/iGXB3rEndN8\r\n\r\nDancing to dubstep is way past breaking into the mainstream. You've seen it on Youtube, (Your Country) Got Talent, etc, etc... Still, this video is worth mentioning, since Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied teamed up with Canadian production duo Zeds Dead in this wavy reinterpretation of Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" video.\r\n\r\nActually this is the first part in a six-part video project presented by Belvedere Vodka.\u00a0pairing musicians with non-traditional music video directors - exploring the way that music videos are made today. Get the music on Beatport\u00a0or iTunes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis set was curated and inspired by J Dilla's constant integration of countless genres and relentless output. All unfinished tracks. Raw. Uncut. Mostly with friends - made in 1 hour or less. Hope you enjoy. Love you Jay Dee. Eternal thanks and respect.\r\n\r\nYou know, I had a feeling Shigeto had something in the works to celebrate J Dilla\u2018s birthday after he posted last night that he had something special brewing. Sure enough, the drummer\/producer has delivered the Beats 4 Dilla project, which compiles a series of collaborations he crafted with the likes of Skywlkr, Mux Mool, Devonwho, and Josef Deas. The nine tunes on here run the gamut from nighttime-ready head-nodders to brash throat-punchers, with the latter applying especially to Shigeto\u2019s second cut with Skywlkr.\r\n\r\nFrom Shigeto himself:\r\n\r\nThis was curated & inspired by Dilla\u2019s effortless, quality controlled, ever so versatile and relentless output.\r\n\r\nYou can stream the entire release below and download it by clicking the down arrow on each track.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nhttp:\/\/youtu.be\/FaUyq18r_GI\r\n\r\nFlatbush Zombies ended their 2012 with their single "MRAZ" - now we get to have a look at the official video, where the trio of emcees is spitting their rhymes in their home studio with the addition of some trippy edited effects. Expect the track to appear on their forthcoming Better Off DEAD mixtape, set to release soon.