Music of the Month – August ’14 (Part 2)
August keeps on thumpin'.
It is our sincere hope that Part 1 of our August Music of the Month series has been keeping you cool in this final month of high summer, and now we’re hitting you with Part 2!
Pro Era captain Joey Bada$$ wiped the dust off his old releases with the new single “Big Dusty,” and we’re glad to have him back. French producer YMNO remixed Doja Cat’s “So High,” off her debut EP Purrr!, to a wonderful effect. Black Milk and BADBADNOTGOOD teamed up for a dark cut in the form of “Now Or Never.”
Not only do we not mind, but love Australian producer Thrupence’s “Don’t You Mind.” Parisian producer Sam Tiba choppily remixed Minnie Ripperton’s “Loving You,” while Gold Panda shared the jazzy one-off “Clarke’s Dream.” Nashville’s BASECAMP blended electronica and R&B to perfection, and Alt-J is back on our list again with their best single yet, “Every Other Freckle.”
Bass Drum of Death is gearing up for another album, releasing the hard-hitting track “Left For Dead.” Speaking of fast-paced rock, PAWS covered Le Tigre’s legendary song “Deceptacon.” Danny Brown makes our list for the second time this month with his assist on Lucki Eck$’ “Weightin’ On.” Continuing the theme of notable features, Drake hopped on Makonnen’s “Tuesday,” giving the ATL artist a major and well-deserved look.
Other People’s Visuals shared the track “A Pixel” off their upcoming Work compilation, produced by label head Nicolas Jaar. DJ Shadow made a highly celebrated return with his EP The Liquid Amber; the EP’s opening track, “Ghost Town,” deserves your immediate attention. Finally, French group Juniore took it back to the Françoise Hardy days with their track “La Fin Du Monde.”
Check out Part 2 of our August edition of Music of the Month below, and end your summer on a high note.