The first part of our “Music of the Month” for September was meant to ease you back into the daily grind after the summer. Now, our second part is dedicated to getting you accustomed to throwing on that light jacket before you leave the crib, as fall is coming swiftly!
After teasing his upcoming album, Flying Lotus finally released a full track You’re Dead,“Never Catch Me” featuring King Kendrick Lamar spitting bars machine gun-style at a BPM most rappers would be uncomfortable with. Rome Fortune linked up with fellow Atlanta upstart ILoveMakonnen on “FriendsMaybe,” and Soulection member IAMNOBODI came through with an extra smooth production titled “Make Me Say (Wooow).”
Jeezy released Seen It All: The Autobiography and shared “Holy Ghost (Remix),” which also features Kendrick Lamar, who is crushing all guest appearances. SBTRKT came through on an unexpected collaboration with A$AP Ferg, whose Krayzie Bone-reminiscent flow rides over the space-age production quite nicely on “Voices In My Head.” After a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin finally blessed the world with a new track, “Minipos -67-1202source field mix.” Based on the track, Syro should mark a triumphant return for the experimental electronic producer.
James Murphy teamed up with IBM to create some cutting-edge music using an algorithm that mined data from the 2014 US Open; his “Match 4″ remix is an interesting listen. Australian songstress George Maple delivers on her low-key club-sounding track “Talk Talk,” and Mr. Twin Sister (formerly Twin Sister) continues their interesting development on “In The House Of Yes.”
New Jersey’s own Dads released another single from their upcoming sophomore album, I’ll Be The Tornado— the fantastically sad “Chewing Ghosts,” while Brooklyn duo Ex Cops met up with Ariel Pink in Los Angeles to co-write and record the making-the-best-out-of-a-not-so-good-situation “Tragically Alright.” Foxygen followed up “How Can You Really” with “Cosmic Vibrations,” which veers in a much more bizarre direction.
Modest Mouse unlocked the vault on a previously unreleased track from the recording sessions of their first album, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, in the form of “White Lies, Yellow Teeth.” Your Old Droog is also getting ready for the seasonal change, as he released the Prodigy-featuring “Hoodie Weather.” Finally, ScHoolboy Q added some artillery to the remix of his BJ The Chicago Kid-assisted hit “Studio” by adding none other than NaS to the remix.