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Month: July, 2017

Fire Tune Of The Day: Snakehips & Anne-Marie – Either Way Ft. Joey Bada$$

Today’s FTOD is by Snakehips & British singer Anne-Marie. The dance production duo have showed no signs of slowing down this summer, churning out release after release including their remix to Elley Duhé’s fantastic single Immortal, which was featured on here & Either Way serves as their latest offering and it’s one hell of a tune. Anne-Marie’s star has been on a steady rise over the past two years, especially after featuring on Clean Bandit’s 2016 no.1 UK single Rockabye  which has garnered over 1 billion streams on Youtube. The single features Joey Bada$$, who contributed to the hook as well as dropping a stellar verse for good measure. Peep the video & listen to the fire tune below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Tyler The Creator – I Ain’t Got Time

Today’s FTOD is by Tyler The Creator. The Odd Future frontman dropped his 4th studio album Flower Boy this past Friday to widespread acclaim from critics & fans alike. The Los Angeles native produced all tracks on the album & showcased his versatility as an artist on the project. It serves as a notable step up from 2015’s Cherry Bombwhich was a good album but lacked the overall cohesiveness that Flower Boy showcases. In a nutshell, Tyler is a genius & the world is a much better place for it. I Ain’t Got Time was released two days before the album dropped & is the official 3rd single from the LP. Listen to the album here & bless your ears below.


Tune Reviews: Metro Boomin – No Complaints Ft. Offset & Drake (By Tunde Oyebode)

So I’ve decided to introduce a new feature on here called Tunes Review where a guest writer or myself breakdown a song we really like. Here’s the first post by my friend Tunde; enjoy!

The boastful track that is warranted

‘No Complaints’ is a boastful track with haunting instrumentals that is no doubt warranted. These lots have much to be boastful about. They have achieved.

With Metro orchestrating and composing, he yet again produced an excellent song with haunting characteristics akin to tracks on 2016’s Savage Mode. But let’s set aside Young Metro’s production brilliance and tackle the words spoken on the song, starting with Offset. As 1/3 of the Migos, Offset has a responsibility to represent and that’s what he does on this track. He really brings the juice, in strong competition with Drake’s or I dare say, better than Drake’s verse (@vibespatron please forgive me). Opening with ‘Ain’t no complaints,’ Offset immediately nods at the things he has acquired, the money and fame, without having to sell drugs anymore. Further lines in Offset’s chorus continues to highlight the many things like beautiful women, more money and good food, that have come with the success of him and his bunch. His verse, hitting even harder, sets out the future he has for himself as he wishes he could be as great and effortless as Mohammed Ali especially in his famous match where he performs the Rope-A-Dope.  The rest continues in a similar boastful fashion. I mean the Migos are not known for challenging you intellectually but the vibe—no doubt— is brought in full force. And how wonderful it is to get paid a quarter million a week for just vibes.

Drake, oh Drake, the notorious flow changer did what he does best on this track. His bars are short and quick, akin to the flow on Gyalchester. I can’t blame him though. In the demanding world we live in now it is important to know how to reinvent yourself, to do something new, to always stay relevant and avoid redundancy. Drake is the king of that in music. He begins with metaphorically illustrating his teenage goals and his quickness to achieving them, ‘At 17, I wanted everything that was in store, At 23, I bought it all just to make sure.’ I mean from wanting everything to being able to buy anything in the space of 6 years is certainly a meteoric pace. Further nods to his greatness and money acquired are mentioned on the verse, ‘look at my face, up there with the greats,’ or ‘water used to be tap, nigga not the Voss.’ All those accolades are commendable but one that stands out is Drake’s Billboard presence.  Debuting in 2009 on the Hot 100 charts, Drake has never fallen off the charts year after year setting the record of eight uninterrupted years of chart presence. Like I said, these lots, especially Drake, have a lot to be boastful about.

Respect to @richy3 on Genius with the apt meme that describes this song. The highly creative and haunting instrumentation by Metro, coupled with the Uzi like flow of Offset and Drake—short and quick dispenses—leaves you begging and I mean really begging for more like Oliver Twist. Please, Metro Boomin, Please.

Fire Tune Of The Day: Ajebutter 22 – Ghana Bounce

Ajebutter 22 supplies today’s FTOD with Ghana Bounce. The afrobeats star has been making waves in the scene for a number of years now, releasing his debut studio album Anytime Soon in 2014, which included the stand out hit  Omo Pastor featuring BojAjebutter has a knack for clever flows & witty hilarious wordplay, which is immediately evident on subsequent releases since his debut project including the infectious Bad Gang & the new single Ghana Bounce. The song was produced by Studio Magic, who have handled the majority of the production in 22’s career so far. This is an enjoyable song with an equally hilarious video to match & Ajebutter 22 continues to carve out his own unique lane within the genre. Listen to the fire tune below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Meek Mill – Ball Player Ft. Quavo

Today’s FTOD is by Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. The Dream Chasers boss dropped his 3rd studio album Wins And Losses this past Friday via Maybach Music & Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow up to his well-received sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Moneywhich dropped in summer ’15. Meek’s career drawbacks after the release of DWMTM are well documented as he engaged in an ill-fated beef with Drake (aka my favourite rapper), which resulted in the hit-diss record from the 6 god Back To Back, amongst other ill-fated decisions. The Philly native got his career back on track with the release of Dreamchasers 4 in October last yearwhich included the standout hit Litty featuring Tory LanezWith this new album, Meek has gotten back to what he does best by delivering hard-hitting bangers while also growing as an artist sonically. Listen to the new album here & peep the FTOD below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Joey Bada$$ – 500 Benz

Today’s FTOD is by one of my favourite rappers out; Joey Bada$$. Since shaking up the rap game in 2012 with his critically acclaimed debut project 1999the New York native has gone on to solidify his place in the industry ever since with quality music on a consistent basis. Bada$$ has since released two well-received albums B4.DA.$$ & All-Amerikkan Bada$$ through his revered label Pro Era. The rapper surprised fans & dropped two new songs at the start of July including today’s fire tune. 500 Benz was produced by Statik Selektah & I’m yet to hear a disappointing song whenever Statik & the Pro-Era general connect. It’s the perfect tune to drive your whip around & vibe to. Listen to the fire song below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Mura Masa – Helpline Ft. Tom Tripp

Today’s FTOD is by 21 year old Guernsey-born super producer Mura Masa. I first heard about Mura Masa in April 2015 because of the absolutely amazing song Firefly featuring Naowhich was released as part of his official debut EP Someday SomewhereThe record was all over the radio & soundcloud and it peaked my interest in the producer, which led to me hearing Love$ick Fuck (the original!) , which fully sold me on his artistry & sound after that. Mura has kept up the momentum since then, culminating in the release of his self-title debut album Mura Masa this past Friday via his own label Anchor Point Records & Polydor Records. It’s a breath of fresh air and shows off his range as a producer, however it also contains every lead single he’s released since 2015, which can be seen as either lazy or brilliant(if it fits the album’s theme) depending on who’s perspective. Anyway enjoy his debut album here & enjoy my current standout tune helpline featuring Tom Tripp below.

Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring French Montana & Wizkid

New Music Friday is here & I’ve got two fire tunes for today.

French Montana – Jump Featuring Travis Scott

French Montana’s highly anticipated sophomore album Jungle Rules dropped this morning. I really like what I’ve heard after my first listen & Jump is my current standout from the LP. The project features Travis Scott, who brought the flame sauce to the song as expected. I hate to say it but it sounds like a Travis song featuring French, however it’s a fire tune all the same. Listen to Jungle Rules here & peep the fire tune below


Wizkid – One For Me Ft. Ty Dolla $ign

Afrobeats global superstar Wizkid dropped his highly anticipated Sounds From The Other Side LP today too. The 12-track project includes fan favourites Come Closer Ft. Drake, Naughty Ride & Daddy Yo as well as 7 brand new tracks for our listening pleasure. Wizkid’s been dominating the afrobeats scene alongside Davido & Burna Boy for the past 7 years but he achieved global prominence with a feature on Drake’s monster hit One Dance last year, which culminated in him signing an international deal with RCA Records & Sony Music International earlier this year. Listen to the LP here & peep One For Me featuring Ty Dolla $ign below


Fire Tune Of The Day: Dave – Tequila

Today’s FTOD is by super santan Dave! He’s back again with his brand new single Tequila, which dropped an hour ago. Anyone who keeps tabs on this blog knows that I’m a huge fan of his artistry & I’ve already featured him twice on here. The record showcases everything I love about the Streatham MC’s music from his cadence to his catchy metaphors & I especially love the football references in his music, which make his songs feel even more authentically British. My standout bar on the record is a nod to Jose Mourinho & goes:

I told my baby “Don’t worry what a hoe say” ’cause me and you both know you’re the special one
And if I can’t get a ring for your hand, you can leave Chelsea and fly into Milan

Now that’s one hell of a footy reference & any football lovers should get it immediately. The record was produced by frequent collaborator Fraser T Smith & 169. I have a strong feeling that a Dave project is right around the corner but in the meantime, peep the visuals directed by Director LX below.


Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Cardi B, Snakehips, 21 Savage, Chip & Kojo Funds


Vibes Patron’s back to supply the latest fire tunes as usual! Massive apologies for the lack of posts over the past few days as I was at Wireless throughout the weekend & I’ve only just about recovered from all the good drank. Due to the lapse in posts, I’m dropping five fire tunes today.

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

So this right here is one hell of a banger! I have to admit that although I always respected Cardi B for her Instagram come-up & for just being a legend of a woman; I never thought I’d listen to any of her music properly & REALLY enjoy it but here I stand converted! Cardi B ventured into her music career with last year’s Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 mixtape, which gained traction among her core fan base but the follow up Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2, which dropped at the start of 2017 really took things to the next level for her on the music front. The project includes the hit single Lick featuring Offset & led to her signing a major label deal with Atlantic Records in February.  Bodak Yellow is the rapper’s first release under the major label & it’s safe to say she has a hit on her hands with this one, cause it’s absolutely fire! Peep the video & stream the tune below.



Elley Duhé – Immortal (Snakehips Remix)

Snakehips dropped their latest official remix at the start of July & it’s a sizzler as expected. The duo are easily my favourite dance music producers alongside Kaytranada & have carved out a great reputation for putting their signature contemporary happy vibes spin on R&B & hip hop tracks, while also creating amazing original records for themselves (Forever Part IIDimelo for example). While the duo have been known in the dance circuit for a number of years, they gained more prominence to the general public at the back end of 2015 with the release of the chart-topping single, All My Friends featuring Chance The Rapper & Tinashe  . This latest remix is absolutely special & everyone needs to check it out even if you’ve never entertained a dance music tune previously cause IT IS LIT! Trust me!


21 Savage  – Bank Account

21 SAVAGE IS BACK! I’ve been a huge fan of his music since he dropped his collaborative project Savage Mode with super-producer Metro Boomin in July 2016. I initially didn’t give the project much attention but a friend of mine (shoutout to Tunde) kept banging on about how sick the 10-track project was; so I eventually caved in & it’s safe to say my ears were extremely happy with my decision. 21 brings a rawness & transparency to the rap game, which is very refreshing considering the sheer volume of hard-to-believe bogus & outlandish statements made by rappers these days. The rapper kept up the momentum by featuring on Drake’s Sneakin’ at the back end of last year, which further increased the anticipation for his debut album. The rapper is known for the word ‘Issa’, which he used to explain his knife tattoo in an interview with DJ Vlad last year & he subsequently announced that his album will go by the same word. The Atlanta rapper finally released his debut album this past Friday & it is everything I expected it to be and more. The featured tune Bank Account is one of my standouts on the album & will get traction in the rap community. Enjoy the tune below.


Chip – Honestly Ft. 67

Chip! Chip! Chip! After being dropped by Sony Records & having a somewhat unsuccessful stint on T.I’s Grand Hustle label, Chipmunk has enjoyed a career renaissance since 2015, which started with the release of his Believe & Achieve EPisode 1 EP & his involvement in various grime beefs most notably with Tinie Tempah, Bugzy Malone & Yungen. The grime beefs & the subsequent ‘sending for’ other artists have been a staple in grime culture from the start & Chip sending for those artists by releasing a ridiculous number of diss tracks in such a short space of time including my personal favourite Michelle Riddim, helped catapult him back into the minds of grime fans all over England, culminating in him winning the Best Grime Act award at the 2016 Mobo Awards. Throughout the same period, he’s released 3 more EPs including Believe & Achieve EPisode 2, Rap vs Grime & last year’s Power Up . Chip finally announced his third studio album League Of My Own II , which will be his first since 2011’s Transition at the end of June, while premiering the gritty lead single Get’s Like That Ft. Ghetts . Chip followed this up last night with the release of Honestly featuring 67 & both tracks have massively raised my anticipation levels for this album. Watch & stream the song below & look out for the album, which drops on August 11th.


Kojo Funds – My Wish Ft. Kranium

If you made it to this last post, thank you & I shall keep it short and sweet. Kojo Funds is an emerging artist from East London whose sound has been described as Afro Swing by his booking agency. He came into mainstream prominence with the release of last year’s My 9ine, Dun Talkin Ft. Abracadabra & featuring on Yxng Bane’s Fine Wine. He has maintained the momentum in 2017 with the release of Warning, which is an absolute banger to say the least. This latest song My Wish was released a week ago just in time for his Wireless performance & after witnessing his set & seeing the reaction to the song, I believe he’s got yet another hit on his hands. Peep the song below