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Drake - Trophies (ARYAY Remix)

Drake – Trophies (ARYAY Remix)

UPC affiliate/University of Illinois grad ARYAY drops in with his latest, a remix of Drake‘s lated “Trophies.” ARYAY is formerly known as The Interns, and also formerly one half of the duo FREE DRINKZ. They split up a few months back due to creative differences, and this is ARYAY’s first work he’s shared since then. Peep...
Keys N Krates - All The Time

Keys N Krates – All The Time

Keys N Krates dropped a free track recently titled “All The Time.” The song is a remix of Swedish pop artist Tove Lo‘s “Habits,” which has been remixed by several big names in the electronic industry already, but Keys N Krates went a different direction with their flip. The Toronto trio have an extremely unique...
HWLS - 001 & 002

HWLS – 001 & 002

Newly formed duo HWLS is made up of Australians Ta-ku and Kit-pop. In anticipation of their upcoming EP they have released two tracks on their Soundcloud, which they are still finishing up. “001” is a collaboration between HWLS X B. Lewis, and 002 is a collab between HWLS X Lakim. Ta-ku is a self proclaimed “Genre...
SpaceGhostPurrp - The Winter's Mine (Instrumental Tape)

SpaceGhostPurrp – The Winter’s Mine (Instrumental Tape)

Purrp, aka SpaceGhostPurrp is an enigma. Most of his past work has been amateur and rough around the edges; yet that’s what gives him his distinct sound. When he tried cleaning up his beats and re-releasing them the first time around on Mysterious Phonk, he somewhat failed. They didn’t sound as good as they did...
Ryan Hemsworth - RYANPACKv.1

Ryan Hemsworth – RYANPACKv.1

Ryan Hemsworth has been a busy man this year, having played over two hundred shows (one of which I attended). His peculiar track selections are one of a kind, and his knack for making his version of a song sound completely different than the original is something to behold. Check out his latest mix below....
araabMUZIK - Red Wine

araabMUZIK – Red Wine

Let’s face it, everyone hates Mondays. Luckily for us, #AraabMUZIKMondays are in full effect. For the second Monday in a row, araabMUZIK blesses the us with a track off his upcoming project For Professional Use Only II. Check the track below and make sure to peep his joint from last Monday, “Black Out,” while you’re...
araabMUZIK - BlackOut

araabMUZIK – BlackOut

The MVP of the MPC is back to his usual grind after returning from his short European tour. araabMUZIK let us know via Twitter that he will be releasing a new track every Monday leading up to the release of his next project, For Professional Use Only II. Peep the first track below.
Bodega BAMZ - Don Francisco (Electric Bodega Remix)

Bodega BAMZ – Don Francisco (Electric Bodega Remix)

NYC DJ/producer duo Electric Bodega dropped this remix of fellow New York native Bodega BAMZ‘s “Don Francisco.” Bamz is mostly known for his affiliation with the A$AP Mob but is without a doubt a solid rapper in his own right, and has his Tan Boys movement backing him to prove it. This track laced with horns...
thefaded - One Last Time EP

thefaded – One Last Time EP

One Last Time is the final installment in Oxnard, California native thefaded‘s EP trilogy. Otherwise known as half of the duo FREE DRINKZ (the other half being UPC affiliate The Interns), thefaded tells ClubTapes.com that the EP is “…the end of a certain era of music I was making. It was a trilogy. Ignorant EP, Pushing...
Keys N Krates - Dum Dee Dum (Video)

Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum (Video)

Freelance videographer Mike Howey heads to the land of the Amish to bring us a video for fellow Torontoan’s(Torontoite’s?) Keys N Krates hit song “Dum Dee Dum.” The tunes weren’t received too well at the beginning, but apparently even Amish folk love twerking. This you must see.
Midnight Conspiracy Announces Laser Fest Tour

Midnight Conspiracy Announces Laser Fest Tour

If you’re not yet familiar with Canopy Club’s Laser Fest Live Tour on Saturday, October 19th, here’s a quick refresher: Chicago’s Midnight Conspiracy will be hitting up Urbana to overload your senses with crazy laser lights and heavy bass. They’ll be sharing the stage with spectacular, rising artists such as Disflow, Kyral x Banko and...
#BEEN #TRILL - In The Field Vol. 1-3 (Mixtape)

#BEEN #TRILL – In The Field Vol. 1-3 (Mixtape)

The #BEEN #TRILL boys are back in full force. Today they give us not one, two, but three volumes of their latest mix series titled In The Field. If you’ve listened to any of their recent mixes, then you know you’re in for a treat. Featuring the latest in hip-hop, trap, and electronic, get ready...