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Rock
Rammstein – Mein Herz brennt (Boys Noize Remix)

Rammstein – Mein Herz brennt (Boys Noize Remix)

This boy knows how to rock. Boys Noize takes a turn for the dark side with this remix of “Mein Herx Brennt” (German for “My Heart Burns) by German band Rammstein. The producer keeps with the bands aggressive style, while infusing the track with industrial tones and gritty synthesis. It’s nothing but scary. If you’re...
Kids These Days - Traphouse Rock (Album)

Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock (Album)

As promised, here’s the highly anticipated, latest offering from the Chicago band Kids These Days, titled Traphouse Rock. With some help from Jeff Tweedy on the production, this album is sure to turn some heads as the group continues to carry a heavy buzz due to their distinct sound. Windy City representatives Chance the Rapper and...
Kids These Days - Bud Biliken

Kids These Days – Bud Biliken

With the artwork being released just a couple days ago, KTD drop another song off their upcoming album Traphouse Rock. This time the band plays around with the classic track from Chicago’s Crucial Conflict, “Hay,” and they absolutely kill it. If you’ve never heard of “Hay,” familiarize yourself with the windy city classic by checking this out....
Kids These Days - Traphouse Rock (Artwork)

Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock (Artwork)

With the release date only a week away, KTD drops the wavy artwork for their new album Traphouse Rock, which you can get here on October 30th. Vic Mensa and Mike Waxx of ILLROOTS provided the idea for David Silverstein’s dope design used on the project’s cover art. The band announced via Twitter that they...
Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Kool G Rap - Rivers of Blood

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Kool G Rap – Rivers of Blood

Continuing on the notion that The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack is probably going to be one of the best we’ve heard this year, RZA drops another track to keep audiences anticipating. This time, it’s a colossal collaboration between three 90’s New York rap legends over the menacing instrumental rhythms of  Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD and...
Kids These Days - Who Do U-Luv

Kids These Days – Who Do U-Luv

After releasing “Don’t Harsh My Mellow,” Kids These Days follow-up with a much smoother track that is “Who Do U-Luv.” The melodic bluesy single serves as a clear sign of their versatility and that we should expect the unexpected on their debut LP. Below you can also check out a short video for the song...
Dave Coresh - ARTAPE (Mixtape)

Dave Coresh – ARTAPE (Mixtape)

In a world where live instrumentation seems to be missing from hip-hop, Dave Coresh is here to deliver something fresh and innovative with his ARTAPE project. Hip-hop heads and rock fans alike will be able to find a way to enjoy this tape. The intro hits with some hard guitar to wake everybody up and...
Kids These Days - Don't Harsh My Mellow (Video)

Kids These Days – Don’t Harsh My Mellow (Video)

The up & coming Chicago group Kids These Days just released their latest track “Don’t Harsh My Mellow.” Listeners already familiar with their music will notice that this song has a bit of a darker tone (which we can appropriately categorize as “traphouse rock”). Watch their music video full of mayhem and mischief above and be on...