Last week, I encountered music by one Jacob Plant, and the British producer had me reeling with his future house tracks. His latest single Ice Cream, though not one of this most explosive and high energy offerings from what I’ve listened to, is very much a thriller of an electronic jam with a scalding hot level of sensual allure. The mix of future, tech, and deep house is utterly hypnotizing on the sexy song, out on legendary label Dim Mak.
Out of Australia via Atlanta, Iggy Azalea is one of the hottest new female rap star in the game. Having spent 2012 turning heads & garnering the respect of industry + hip hop heavy-weights Iggy has signed a deal with Mercury Records here in the UK.
Iggy Azalea’s original cult classic mixtape ‘Ignorant Art’, catapulted her into the limelight in 2011, shortly followed by the 6 track Glory EP which featured a track with Mike Posner, BOB + Pusha T. May last year brought Steve Aoki’s incredible hit “Beat Down” that Iggy featured on making way for her third mixtape Trap Gold which dropped at the tail end of 2012. The Trap Gold mixtape highlights Iggy’s unmistakable double-time flows, trap beats & pristine production courtesy of Diplo + FKi (get it for free below).
The 1st of April see’s Iggy’s 1st official UK release, “Work” showcasing a snippet of her highly anticipated debut album The New Classic produced by The Invisible Men & 1stdown of FKi, due to release Spring 2013. Defining Iggy’s journey to this moment “Work” is laced with brooding beats + strutting the line “no money, no family, 16 in the middle of Miami”, the track is a sure statement of her undeniable force.
Next week Iggy hits the road with legendary rap star, Nas on the European leg of his tour. Already having sold out headline shows across the US + Europe, Iggy is set to take her live show to the next level armed with her signature crisp flow, unrelenting energy, attitude & confidence that excels her years.
“Work (Jacob Plant mix)”
Nas European support dates:
11.03 Paris, Olympia
12.03 Brussels, AB
14.03 Stockholm, Berns
15.03 Oslo, Sentrum Scene
16.03 Arhaus, Train
19.03 London, O2 Arena
20.03 Birmingham, HMV Institute
22.03 Heidelberg, HalleO2
26.03 Hamburg, Ubel & Gefahrlich
27.03 Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus
With it being only half way through the week, one needs a little bit of stress-free time. As the school year is coming to an end, stress levels, studying, and work are at an all time high. So in that case, I whipped up a mid-week playlist that will only consume about 20-30 minutes of your time just to relax a little bit with some bass wobbles. So before you crank out the adderall, and enjoy some dirty tunes. P.S. I couldn’t add a song to the playlist because of copyright issues so it’s posted right under the playlist.