Relative new comer and DIM MAK representative, 2Beeps, lays down a ridiculous remix over the Skrillex and Damian Marley track “Make Dem Burn”. Dirty electro house and chuck full of that heavy distorted bass, 2Beeps annihilates puny speakers over the internet and completely demolishes this remix. It’s not avaialbe for download but all you Beatport patrons listeners, go an vote for this remix and you might get a chance to! Click here to vote and indulge the boom.
Rumors of a massive collaboration between Skrillex and reggae-legend Damian Marley have been floating around for quite some time and finally those rumors were proved true at this year’s Ultra Music Festival. Those lucky enough to be at the main stage on Friday evening were the first to hear Sonny Moore drop this and they went absolutely nuts. Hearing this live at UMF was an unforgettable experience and our friends at Elm & Oak just dropped the studio release in our inbox. Make sure your volume and bass are up for this one and don’t forget to grab the free download.
The music festival precedent was set in 1969 when Woodstock was held. Over 500,000 people came from all over the world to see their favorite artists. Since then, each summer, music fanatics, critics and the like venture outside of the box to attend festivals all over the map. If you’ve never been to a music festival, you’re missing out on an incredibly unique experience. I personally like to describe it as being in another world for three days and a few weeks ago in Chicago, that’s exactly what it felt like.
On Labor Day weekend, Chicago saw a huge influx of every type of individual known to man takeover Union Park for “summer’s last stand” also referred to as the North Coast Music Festival – a three day event featuring various genres of music and three different stages to enjoy them on. It had been a really long time since I was able to enjoy a festival experience so needless to say I was stoked. I got my official schedule and awaited in anticipation to see artists like Jay Electonica, Lupe Fiasco, Benny Benassi and last but not least Nas and Damian Marley. The rest of the story after the jump.
Amidst the somewhat twisty, turvy transition from hit vocal accompanist to shining in one’s lone starred spotlight, Hawaiian native, Bruno Mars has indeed presumably risen to the challenge. Okay, so maybe minus the whole cocaine possession thing that just went down in Las Vegas. Anyhow, back to the musical aspects. With his name being spotted on several Billboard Hot 100 tracks, the soulful swooner is now looking to set himself apart from the rest of your every day hook, go to artists of the month.
His debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, is set to release October 5th, and lucky for the multi talented musician, momentum is gaining fast. The single featured here just so happens to include a musical legend in his own right, Damian Marley, who is fresh off his hit project with esteemed emcee, Nas. Now let’s just hope Mr. Mars isn’t struck with the Vegas casino bathroom/cocaine blues, any time soon.
High Times caught up with two dudes who probably stay in the clouds just as much as Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y and put them on the cover of the August 2010 issue. I know if I was Nas and had to deal with Kelis and her money hungry ways, I’d be up there all the time too.
Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives album hits stores today and unless you plan on purchasing it via iTunes, you won’t be getting “Ancient People”. Thanks to nation however, those of you who do purchase it in stores can download the iTunes bonus right here. Enjoy.