The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.


-William Shakespeare

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Skrillex - Bangarang (new EP)



Skrillex released his new album we've all be waiting for yesterday, and he did not disappoint. This album is reminiscent of classic rock albums like Dark Side of the Moon. It's got a flow to it that lets it sound like one track instead of separate projects spliced together onto a cd. So far, I'd have to say my favorites are Breakin' a Sweat (ft the Doors), Kyoto, the Devil's Den (feat. Wolfgang Gartner), and Bangarang (ft. Sirah).





Get the Full Album on Beatport here.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Emergency Finals Injection


Just found this 10 minutes ago and it's just too good not to share with you guys. Take a load off with these two tracks, they just saved my brain. Completely chill after an absolutely shitty day, but at least the eagles finaly won eh?






Good Luck This Week,
Chris

FUCK FINALS NUFF SAID

Sup Studious Haterz.

So I first must say that I feel bad for everyone who has finals this week. I have finals this week, but I am currently attending the shittiest community college in the world (for one more week thank jesus) so finals are a joke. I have literally, LITERALLY spent more time constructing my study playlist than I have reading a book, or studying notes. Thought I'd share to help you all get through this week.


The Roots-Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)-off their new album, this is a Sufjan Stevens cover

Amiina- Rugla-Found this group on iTunes. Very similar to Sigur Ros, and their from Iceland as well. 

Patty Griffin- Mary-this is the song from Sons of Anarchy when Gemma tells Clay and Jax she got raped

Xavier Rudd-Come Let Go- blogged this song a few days ago but def good for studying. 

The National- I Need My Girl-Cannot find the album version of this track. Still sick, National kills it always. 

Patrick Cassidy-Funeral March-From the film "The Tree of Life" one of the best ever made. 

Audrau Mae Ft. The Forest People-Forever Young- Another Sons OA track. 

Sigur Ros-Untitled Track (Vaka)-Hauntingly beautiful song. Watch the music video. 


Best For Last
The Cinematic Orchestra-That Home


BONUS
John Lennon-So this is Christmas -This is the song where in the beginning you can hear someone whispering about killing John Lennon



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Avicii's set from SuperGlow in DC

Can't say enough about this one. kid doing what he does. 3 Fucking Hours and I can't stop listening to it. There's some new stuff in there as well. Merry Christmas Haters.




DL: EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR YA

Successful Fusion

Pure magic. This one's a keeper.



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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Spotlight: Xavier Rudd

Sup Gang

I saw Xavier Rudd open up for DMB a couple years ago and I was immediately a fan. His sound is so damn original, somewhere in between Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper. The first song I ever had in my library was a song called "Jack". At the time it was his top song in the iTunes store but since them he has had several more hits.



Xavier Rudd- Come Let Be   9.0/10



Xavier Rudd-Time to Smile  9.5/10
 
Xavier Rudd-Let Me Be  8.5/10
 
Xavier Rudd-Food In The Belly      8.0/10

Xavier Rudd-Jack        8.5/10
 
Xavier Rudd-Message      8.5/10
 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Git Some

What up, been a busy week, but I've had my tunes to get me through it all. Allow me to share some of the very best with you.


N3AKO released a new track earlier this week labeled Megaloud Friends (Far Too Loud vs. Knife Party). This is incredible, not just for the drops, but for the seamless transitioning he puts in. The man's got talent for sure.

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Next up is Titanium - David Guetta ( known for amazing vocals) remixed by GREGORI KLOSMAN. Those Europeans just have a knack for electronic music. This is a completely different song in feel and sound, and it BUMPS.

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TOMMY TRASH is one of those artists thats not a household name, but for the last few years he's been producing top notch tunes, a staple of an international EDM headliner. This is no different. Superb production, this is House as it is supposed to be.

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LAIDBACK LUKE is quickly becoming one of my favorite DJ's. This new track is his remix of Chris Lake's Sundown. Contrary to the other songs in this post, this is pretty chill. Great driving song with a festival tune type drop, this one's gonna be dropping at concerts all over the place.

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PRETTY LIGHTS IS THE SHIT. Plain and simple. I already love the Blues, and he just turns this into a JAM. From project Re:Generation, here's Pretty Lights' adaptation of Wayfaring Stranger with LeAnn Rimes & Ralph Stanley). Amazing. Just watch the video, 1080 that shit.

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I'VE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. This ones got a story behind it. Found it a few weeks ago, played it into Philly on the way to Dancegiving, almost punched out the windshield of my car I was raging so hard. This is FILTHY. LE CASTLE VANIA turns a KASKADE big room anthem into a crazy party song. This ones intense. 10/10 Get It!


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Until Next Time, 
Chris



D4L-Betcha' Can't Do it Like Me

Sup haterz....Betcha Cant do it Like Me..This post is for Austin Smith


I just felt and urge to post some D4L

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

GRANATA-Midnight Rider (Prod. Jon Kilmer)

Sup Haterz.

Was out for the week at my Dad's for Turkey day. Ill be giving you a nice meaty post manana but for now check out GRANATA's dope freestyle for the Jon Kilmer contest. Shits real dope.....




Avicii and Nicky Romero - Fuck School (Lets Party Instead)

Probably not the best song to come out around finals but whatever.  Do what the title says rave nugs.



Dancegiving Concert Review

What's up haters. Hope you had a great thanksgiving, I know I certainly did with Dancegiving the next night. Here's my review and all the music that you need to know about. WARNING: HEAVY DUBSTEP INFLUENCE HERE.

We got to the Electric Factory at right about 9, so just in time for the second opener Michael Meyers. He killed it with a bunch of favorites like Pendulum, Avicii, Feed Me and Kaskade, a perfect opening that got everyone on their feet and pumped up for the night. And he played one of my personal favorites, a Ken Loi mash-up thats a mix of trance and hard hitting house. Great Performance.
All You (anger dimas remix) - Kaskade
Blessed (Avicii edit) - Tom Hangs feat/ Shermanology
U & I Rebound ( Ken Loi mashup) - Arty, Mat Zo vs. GTA feat Zashanel


Next up was David Solano as the final opening act. Theres no other way to say this...he murdered his set. I was going nuts along with every person in that hall. Crashing bass, thumping beats and sick hooks just murdering his hour set. The highlight was definitely bringing in Linkin Park's In The End with a massive dubstep drop. AWESOME.
DJ Kryptos - In The End (Dubstep Remix) - Think this but even harder and more womps.
Then right at the end of his set, I heard something really familiar. At the time I thought it was Armin, but oh no my friends, it was better ( I'm sorry Armin, ur still the best). It was Tomahawk by BT & Adam K.
Tomahawk - BT and Adam K GET THIS!!!!!


And so the openers concluded their sets and it was time for the main event. Amid the screaming, yelling and raging, a guy 19 years old walks onto stage; there he is, Porter Robinson. I came into this event thinking Wolfgang was far and away the best act, but damn was I wrong. Absolutely stunning show. Combinations I never thought of leading to one hell of a dance party. Going from Avicii's Levels right into Raise Your Weapon (Madeon remix) dropping with Say My Name by Porter. Just straight Wild.
Levels - Avicii
Raise Your Weapon (madeon remix) - Deadmau5
Say My Name - Porter Robinson

And then came the main event. Wolfgang Gartner himself. Opening up with an absolute classic, Flash by Queen, from that moment we knew that this was gonna be an event. He proceeded to thrash the dance floor with all the hits from his new album flushed in between dance anthems, thumping dutch house and some good ole fashioned house to keep you going. Highlights were definitely undertaker, Bob Marley mashed with The Way it Was, and Animal Rights. Place was going absolutely wild.
B.Marley vs. Wolfgang
Undertaker - Wolfgang Gartner


And then, right as I was about to leave, shit got weird. I had completely forgotten about The Devil From Acapulco. Now this wasn't my cup of tea, a silver painted dude running around in a loincloth and lights playing hard hittin' shit, but what the hell it was 2 in the morning, why not? And so we raged to some more party songs and dub drops for another half hour. Even he put on a great show.

As a final verdict, this is a tough decision for me, but the best act was definitely Porter Robinson. He's 19, and he outdid who some consider the best US DJ (Wolfgang) and put all the other acts to shame. This kid's going places, and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the years to come.

For those of you that couldn't make it out, I strongly encourage you to go see something like this either in your hometown of in a city like Philadelphia, DC, NYC, or any other big city. It is something you will never forget. And here's some video coverage of what you missed.



much love,
Chris

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunspot Jonz

Sup Haterz


Sunspot Jonz is one of the founding members of the California based hip hop group, Living Legends.

"Sunspot Jonz grew from the East Oakland soil that kills so many of its own seeds. Resilience, intellect, and the gift of gab allowed him to overcome more challenges in his youth than most people face in a lifetime. In the environment in which he lived, and so many of the homies died, Sunspot kept the original vision of Hip Hop alive, with a four track and dream, hustling tapes on Telegraph Ave., guerilla style, a warehouse livin’, Top Ramen eatin’ savage, sending a different message than all the other MC’s in the game. His life experience made him know that any human being can control their own destiny. Any human being can choose to ignore the negativity that society attempts to force upon us, and choose a different reality. Sunspot Jonz is a visionary."

She Feat. Mycah9-Sunspot Jonz   9.5/10

The Conductor Feat. Scarub & Luckyiam-Sunspot Jonz 9.0/10

Hellz Angelz Feat. Murs-Sonspot Jonz 8.0/10


Sunspot Jonz' Album:
Galaxy of Dreams

Bump The Beat is sick.

SQ

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Whole New Genre for you Haters

Sup haters. Today I'm bringing you a new type of music for WDH, its called Trance. If you've ever thought electronic music was too hype, too basic, or too simple or party based only, nows the time to pay attention. Trance is the root for most electronic stars' rise to fame. To site a few, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyke (3 of the best ever) and Daft Punk. So yeah, its pretty good. 



In honor of Armin Van Buuren's most recent show last saturday in DC, here is something he does every year combining the years best trance music into a 2 disc mixed cd. Here's 2010. This is without a doubt, MY FAVORITE ELECTRONIC MIX EVER. Props to my boi Luke for the find. Enjoy.


MUST DOWNLOAD
PART 1
PART 2


Much Love,
Chris

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dubstep Spotlight: Fytch

Sup

Fytch is quickly becoming one of my favorite dubstep producers in the game. You would really be fucking yourself over if you didn't listen to all of these songs. Just sayin.


We Are Your Friends (Fytch Remix)- Justice


Lights (Fytch Remix)- Ellie Goulding


Earthquake (Fytch Remix)-Little Boots


Firefly-Fytch


Feeling Good by Nina Simone (Fytch Remix)


Lose Yourself Till I Collapse Patiently Waiting" - The Eminem Mashup (Fytch & Jaysty) 




SQ

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mr. Little Jeans-The Suburbs (Cry Wolf Remix) + Bonus

Howdy Haterz

Just checked Hypem and this was the #1 track. Mr. Little Jeans , ironically is a woman. Pictured darkly below. What I love about this Cry Wolf Remix of this Arcade Fire song covered by the aforementioned tight jean wearer, is its dubstep feel minus the drop. There are some sections that you might call a drop but really they are just dub womp womp influenced (no real buildup or beatdown section). I love how dubstep and electronic music are evolving and reacting with one another. The future is looking bright.


Mr. Little Jeans- The Suburbs (Cry Wolf Remix)


BONUS (As Promised)
Seasoned Haters will remember this track from the RAC post:
Mr. Little Jeans - Rescue Song (RAC Mix) by RAC

Monday, November 14, 2011

BoomBox

Sup Gang

This weekend my buddy Chas rolled up to the 401 and with him came my introduction to a dope up and coming Electro-Duo:

BoomBox
BoomBox consists of two DJ's: Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux 
"Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture." 
BoomBox-Midnight on the Run  #1


BoomBox-500 Miles  #5


BoomBox-Tonight  #2


BoomBox-India  #4


BoomBox-Stereo  #3


Enjoi or Iojne

SQ

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Heavy D & The Boyz-Nuttin' But Love (Cooking Soul Remix)

Stumbled across this beautiful remix this morning. I have been listening to it since 9:00AM on repeat. Heavy D is just too good and so understated/underrated. Cookin' Soul does his thing with the track as usual.

R.I.P Heavy D: 1967-2011

Heavy D & The Boyz-Nuttin' But Love (Cooking Soul Remix)



SQ

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Change it up

This is awesome. WAAAAAAAAAY different from my usual stuff, but goddamn this is so good. Dark, moody and the guy's got one hell of a voice. Sick piano, drums and overall performance. 10/10


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T-2 weeks
Bown

Friday, November 11, 2011

Melodies - Giuseppe Capurro

Favorite song of the fall so far.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Getting Crazy

Only 1 song today, but its worth it. This is a wild one. Adam K and BT, its called Tomahawk. Let's get Crazy.


MUST DOWNLOAD






CWB

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dylan Owen-Senioritis Mixtape (Plus Bonus)

Sup Haterz

SQ is back from CT. WATCH OUT


So I blogged about this up and comer earlier in this blog's short history. I really had not given a listen to all of Dylan Owen's tracks but I just listened to his mixtape "Senioritis"shit is dope. Definitely an influence on my own music. Lyrics for dayz

Dylan Owen Senioritis by drew@lightsmag


BONUS
We Can Go (feat. Dylan Owen) by Remy Gautreau DY-LAN DY-LAN DY-LAN

ENJOI

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Up and Comer's

Sup Haterz....
Got to travel to the CT today for some ish.. enjoi this while i'm out.



Eddy B. and Tim Gunter- Fall From a Cloud
Eddy B & Tim Gunter - Fall From A Cloud by The Kollection

Moufy-Boston Lights
Boston Lights - Moufy by CamelbackMusic

Childish Gambino-Break AOTL
Break (AOTL) by Childish Gambino


Mac Miller-Man in The Hat (Favorite Single off "Slide" so far
(Click link to DL)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Diplo & Odd Future @FunFunFunFest


For all you techno fans and hip hop fans you should be watching the live stream of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on Pitchfork TV. FunFunFunFest Live Stream it's absolutely F***ING NUTS. Flying Lotus just absolutely killed it with a DJ set I had no idea he was capable of and sounded just like what I think the late great JDilla would sound like if he were alive today. Diplo is already dropping dubstep beats and going HAM right off the bat. And the one and only ODD FUTURE WGKTA is on after that and you know that's bound to be absolute INSANITY. Anyway GO WATCH THESE SETS RIGHT NOW.

-AGLapa 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mau5 Magic

Sup haters, haven't had a lot of spare time this week, but these two gems should make up for my neglect. First up, new Deadmau5 track previewed and found on the internet as a set rip, things are looking good for the king, after the dissapointing 4X4=12 release, give me more of this. 9/10

DOWNOAD

Next up is a strobe remix by Special Features. Completely changes the tempo and the feel. This is dope. Excellent work by the man from Down Under. 9/10

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BONUS: Avicii- ID2 (pixel cheese remix)

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<3

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Heart Vacancy - The Wanted (DJs From Mars Club Mix)

Its been a minute but this is worth the wait. Seriously though favorite song at the moment.




The Goods

Mornin' Haterz

Here are some dope mashups to get you through to the day before the weekend....

White Panda (White Town X Dorrough)-Your Woman

something i love about the dark undertone of the beat mixed with Dorrough's dumb ass lines..clean on the outside.

DOSVEC-Stuntin' Dog Days

self explanatory I think...Florence X Lil Wayne and Birdman...diggin this track because they maintain the original Dog Days track, a real mashup up. no fake drum kits or anything. awesome..

DOSVEC-Feeling Good

(Flo Rida // The Black Eyed Peas // Taio Cruz // Lady Gaga // Justin Timberlake // The Ting Tings // Ellie Goulding // The Cardigans // Edward Maya // Vika Jigulina)”---generally not a fan of these mega-mashups, if you will but this one is pretty damn good. THATS MY NAME!

The White Panda (Wale X Dillon Francis)- G.O.O.D.G.I.R.L.S

very sick track...number one on hype and for good reason.

TheHoodInternet-Big Sean X Wolfgang Gartner 

BONUS

MADEON LIVE MASHUP
if you cant tell by the back of his head this kids 17 looks 12 is a beast.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kreayshawn...Seriously

WHATUP HATERS

Been a minute huh? Things are getting busy here in 'Cuse, November is crunch time. November is also Movember, so fellas remember to start growing your mustaches out to support prostate cancer Mustache Month.


Besides that I got a chance to see a free show last night put on by University Union, the live events division of our student government. A few years ago they started the Bandersnatch series in an effort to bring more indie/underground acts to Cuse. Last night was part of the Noisy College Tour and featured Kreayshawn and Neon Indian. I LOVE Neon Indian, like one of my all time favorites since I heard their first single Deadbeat Summer a few years ago. The band is led by Alan Palomo and they're a sort of chillwave inspired poppy-yet not too upbeat-kinda electro outfit. I'll post more on that later.

This post is about the rap phenom/anomaly/former drug dealer/pink mustang owner/craigslist pimp/most hated chick in music besides Rebecca Black....Kreayshawn. There's a lot of differing opinion being thrown around about this chick. What I do know is she was lucky enough to grace the cover of Complex and she doesn't look half bad (if you're into that). Seeing her live I gotta say, she's kinda sexy (in her own hoodrat sorta way). Check out the article for an in-depth look at Kreay: Kreayshawn: About to Blow?

Her performance was decent at best, I was actually planning on missing it. The way the concert was billed it looked like she was the headliner, which made no sense at all, so I showed up early to see Neon Indian and was planning on leaving before her set. But alas, after a brief DJ set Kreay just kinda jumped out on stage and started going at it bringing with her Vanessa "V-Nasty", another member of her group White Girl Mob. The audio was not mixed well, either that or they were purposely trying to drown her out. When you could hear her voice it sounded shrill and it was usually lost under the beat. There were probably like five white girls who were really really feeling it and maybe a handful of other fans. The only time there was even remotely any enthusiasm was when she did her hit Gucci Gucci. Check out the video...note the Uggs haha.


Now I can't just hate on the chick. If you listen to the lyrics she's actually got a pretty decent flow but her live game needs a lot of work. She didn't interact with the crowd enough, seemed a little awkward in between songs and didn't really have a great rapport going on with her DJ. Overall what made Kreay a success was her viral video. I think she needs to find an element of what made that so popular and bring it to her live show. Apparently she inked a recording deal with nine numbers in it so she's not going anywhere anytime soon. She's got the right hook and she's got a good angle, now she needs to solidify her fan base and really tune up her live show. Maybe release a mixtape with a famous DJ or get some solid collaborations going on. 

Post more on the rest of the show and Neon Indian's awesome set later. In the meantime I would check out the live video, see what you think, then let me know in the comments. PEACE.

-AGLapa

SQuires-Peaches (Prod. RPM)

What's good.

So I did a post on Robotic Pirate Monkey the other day and I was inspired to do a rap over their song "Peaches". Whipped it up over the past day and a half for your listening pleasure.

SQuires-Peaches (Produced by Robotic Pirate Monkey)
SQuires-Peaches (Prod. RPM) by SQuires


sincerely

SQ

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

EMERGENCY POST: What Would You Do? (City High Cover)-Bastille

Just found this on the Hype Machine....

This is the best song I have heard in a long ass time.


This is a cover of the classic track by City High.

What Would You Do? (City High Cover) by BASTILLE

SD

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Mash-ups






Whats up haters. Happy Halloween and all that jazz. For some reason I'm feeling Mash-ups today after digging through my library and finding some gems, new and old that I'm feeling right now. And like the phrase ingrained in the brain of everyone my age, Sharing is caring so here ya go.





1. Suicidal Thoughts Runaway by White Lotus
This is Ill. Not much more to say than that except I really wish that Biggie could of been around longer for collaborations like this to continue. R.I.P. 9.5/10

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2. Ghosts Over Baghdad by DJ Ellipsis
Kind of appropriate for the official end of the iraq war a few weeks ago. Check out this one. Makes Ghosts n Stuff more appropriate for various groups by adding some dope vocals from Outkast. 8.5/10 (wee bit short)

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3. Stronger Toys by Dotcom
Cool mash-up by Dotcom combining David Guetta's take on Daft Punk with Kanye's Stronger. Much better than the the first Stronger by Kanye that came out a year or two ago. 8.5/10

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4. You got the Penguin by DJ Lee Morrison
Found this one in my Library a few weeks back and immediatly remembered where I had heard it before. Avicii himself has been dropping this one, as well as international superstars like Swedish House Mafia, Guetta and Tiesto. This ones good. Festival Tune.  9.5/10



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Four tracks is a good start for the day.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Spotlight: Robotic Pirate Monkey

What's Dope Haters?


Hope you all had an impeccable Friday evening. Here are some songs that are probably not going to go very well with your lame ass hangovers, but around 6:30PM or so you should be good to listen. This is a group that my long time family friend Andrew Hathaway AKA HATHBANGER produces for. They are very sick. Somewhere along the lines of Pretty Lights. I have been thoroughly enjoying their Soundcloud channel recently. Here are a couple of bangers. 


MR BROWN (Bob Marley sample/remix/whatever) this is my favorite track by them I think. 





Mr. Brown (Robotic Pirate Monkey Remix) by The Kollection


PEACHES (can't figure out the sample (?)) This is my second favorite, so it should be your second favorite too.
 Robotic Pirate Monkey - Peaches by cjq

FRITTY (emotional, melodic)
Robotic Pirate Monkey - Fritty (bassfromabove.bandcamp.com) by SubSynthesis

SING WITH ME
Robotic Pirate Monkey - Sing With Me by TaKoHANDz

JOLEEN (Mmmmm)
Robotic Pirate Monkey - Joleen by emilyliisa

BONUS(ES)

Robotic Pirate Monkey Vs. Rakim by Slick Willy G
not Robotic Pirate Monkey's Mashup, but they use Peaches.


Here's their first music video ever. These guys have talent all around god damn. 

PARTY ANIMAL




Enjoi or be Enjoied 

SQ

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jacob Es Peace of Mind Mixtape drop TONIGHT

YO,

So as usual we gotta work for our free music from the UVM all star, Jacob Es.



Go

GO AND LIKE THIS PICTURE so we can get out god damn mixtape.

tape will be posted here once it drops, per usual.

SQ