I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been watching too much Jersey Shore lately, but I’m starting to really like all this dance/indie-pop/fist pumping music. While I don’t OD like Vinny, I’ve been listening to the new Chromeo and Hey Champ albums a ton recently. The Miike Snow record is also a staple and by the sounds of it, A-Trak & Armand Van Helden’s Duck Sauce project is shaping up to be another great one. The first single was fire too:
Damn, my man who doesn’t like when I post Drake stuff on the site is gonna want to skip over this one too hahah. Not to compare the two unfairly, but Donnis does share Drake’s abilities to appeal to a nice cross-section of the hip-hop crowd. He can rap. He can make catchy hooks (this one is a monster). He picks good beats. As he references in the song…it’s a nice mixture of Kanye, T.I., ‘Kast, Jay-Z influences, combined with his own talent that shapes his sound. I’m a fan.
People have been clamoring for the US version of Cudi’s “Day N Nite” to drop for a minute and it couldn’t happen at a better time. The UK version with the Crookers remix has him buzzing like crazy overseas, and last time I checked, he was at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 stateside. I played the record on the last SNSS and immediately got about 10 calls asking what it was. Perhaps it’s not as much of a lock as Asher and “I Love College,” but Cudi is next up this year.