January 3, 2013

Daily Round-Up – January 2nd, 2013

Hello there! Here’s what happened in the world of music on January 2nd, 2013.

Wale put on a performance at the Filmore Theater in Silver Springs, MD. Video from the show can be found here at 2dopeboyz.

Up and coming rapper A$AP Rocky and Trinidad James performed at a New York show for New Year’s eve. 2dopeboyz has footage of that as well.

And while that was going on, Rick Ross was having a fun time bringing in the New Year in the Bahamas.

Rapper Young Scooter has released a new mixtape.

There were a ton of new tracks and singles debuted today!

Local Natives have debuted a new track called “Heavy Feet” on LA’s KCRW. Their new record “Hummingbirds” is out January 29th. Here’s the video.

Electro acts Showtek and Bassjackers have come together for a new single called “Hey!” It’s available for stream over at TheMusicNinja

Dubstep artists FEEX and Noisy Freaks have put out a remix of a NERVO and Hook n Sling track called “Reasons”. It can also be heard at TheMusicNinja.

Here’s a new Wale track, “Heaven in the Afternoon” – you can hear it here on TheMusicNinja.

Njomza has put out a new song called “High”. Here it is on TheMusicNinja.

Hear a spastic new track from STRFKR on their Soundcloud.

Producers Julio Bashmore and Hyetal team up under the name Velour for new track “Speedway”. Listen at YouTube.

Russian producer Cosmonaut Grechko has released a remix of Hior Chronik’s Still Foggy. Here it is at his Soundcloud

New York band Lion Babe have released their debut single “Treat Me Like Fire”.

Here’s a new track from The Belle Game, entitled “Wait For You”.

Rapper AZ has released a freestyle the classic Nas beat “Genesis”. Here it is on his Soundcloud

The Born Ruffians have released a new track “With Her Shadow”, ahead of their upcoming album release. You can listen on YouTube.

Digits has put out a new video to accompany the track “Love Is Only Affection”. Check it out here.

Band Swim Deep has put out a new song called The Sea. Listen to it on Soundcloud.

Active Child’s Pat Grossi has put out a cover of a gospel tune called “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. You can listen to it on his Soundcloud.

The team over at No Conclusion has put out their “Best of 2012” list. You can read them at their site.

Line Of Best Fit put out a list of the 13 records they’re most excited about for 2013.

Pitchfork put out an early review of the new A$AP Rocky album, which is due out January 15th

The love of my life Sky Ferreira has a new video for her single “Lost In My Bedroom”. View it here on YouTube.

New video from Styles P and his track “Lion Pride”. View it here on YouTube.

Your favorite dubstepper Skrillex has a new video out for his track “Summit” with Ellie Goulding.

The Neighbourhood has put out a video for their track “A Little Death”. You can view it here.

New albums:

You can stream the new EP from trip-hoppers Blue Sky Black Death and Deniro Farrar, titled “Cliff of Death” at their bandcamp page.

This set by DJ Shadow was controversially cut short at a show in South Beach, Miami, because “it wasn’t appropriate for the venue”. Shots have since been fired, and apologies made, and DJ Shadow has uploaded the entire set for your enjoyment on his Soundcloud

The film This Is 40, by Judd Apatow and set with characters in the music industry is in theaters now.

Here are two deleted scenes from the film, with alternative act Eels and Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong.

Apparently a man who won the lottery is planning to open a new music venue with his winnings.

It seems that Jay-Z will be working with Prince and Lady Gaga to score the new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Pop-punk band Against Me! has hired a new drummer.

Rapper J. Cole has delayed the release of his upcoming sophomore LP, Born Sinners. It is being pushed back from its original release date of January 28th to sometime later in the year.

The ridiculously awesome looking lineup for Barcelona festival Primavera might have leaked.

Tracks of the Day:

Trails and Ways – Mtn Tune – a breezy, poppy little indie jam, recommended by our friends at Band of the Day! Download their iPhone app on the app store.

Local Natives – Heavy Feet – debuted this morning on KCRW, ahead of their new record Hummingbirds. Looking forward to that release!

Thanks for reading! Hope to see you soon.

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