We are proud to present “Best You Never Heard 4: Summer Dreamin'”, which features 22 tracks from the best up-and-coming artists that many of you might not have heard of. After three successful Best You Never Heard mixtape’s, we decided to continue displaying versatility in the type of songs selected for this mixtape series, with a little bit of everything to fill your ears.
Some guidelines we stuck by included choosing artists that, as of today, have less than 10,000 fans on facebook or twitter. We are proud to say many of the songs below cannot be defined by a single genre. The songs below we believe stand out from the other up-and-coming artists out there and display a unique sound that shows their true potential.
Below is the 22-track playlist to listen to and links to download Best You Never Heard 4.
1. Tyson – Fight
2. Weapons of Audio – Night Light
3. Bit Funk – Rap Music
4. Too Much Young – Find The One
5. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Brownjoe Remix)
6. Alli Davis – I Like 2 Play In L.A. (ft. Hot Rod)
7. DJ Bahler – Let Go (Parisian Nightsuit)
8. Jhameel – How Many Lovers
9. Caught A Ghost – Sleeping At Night
10. ANR – Big Problem
11. VanGuard – Morning Light
12. iPhonic – The Afterparty
13. Air Dubai – Soul & Body
14. Guy Harrison – Had It All ft. Hi-Rez
15. Boaz – Do It For Ya
16. Crush Effect – Burn It Down ft. Vokab Kompany
17. Sex Ray Vision – My (Other) Beach House
18. James Egbert – Isle Of Capri (Original Mix)
19. Maka & Waeck ft. Farisha – Breathe (Vexare Remix)
20. Steven Frumess – Summer Gain ft. Danny Badio
21. August Coupe & The Interns – Driving 90
22. Anthem – A Boy’s Dream
Syracuse University student and rapper Guy Harrison has serious talent. Not only a rising musician in the hip-hop game but also has his own hip-hop collective, The Backhand Fam, where he produces, raps and is featured on other quality hip-hop tracks. In late July, he released Train of Thought (DOWNLOAD), which has several songs I really enjoy, all with dope sample from Guy’s production team of TyCo and mattMiGGZ. Below are my four favorites from his Guy Harrison’s third solo mixtape.
Download: Guy Harrison – Had It All ft Hi-Rez (Prod By TyCo) (Adele sample)
Download: Guy Harrison – Solo Dolo Doe (Prod By TyCo) (Kid Cudi sample)
Download: Guy Harrison – Money (Prod. By mattMiGGZ) (Cage The Elephant sample)
Want more from Guy Harrison? After the jump, check out a older song him called “Garden State Raised”, produced by MiGGZ.
Best way for me to give you a ton of music I should’ve blogged about that I’m finally doing is by posting my favorite songs from mixtapes I have been meaning to blog about. Then I realized I had a ton of mixtapes that I needed to blog about, so I eliminated mixtapes not from 2011 and mixtapes from major label artists (except under the radar MC Mickey Factz).
Here’s pt. 1 of mixtapes you might have missed:
First we got Frank Ocean, the R&B member of Odd Future who dropped his mixtape/free album in late February titled, nostalgia/ultra. Frank Ocean is a rising R&B artist who may have the brightest future of OFWGKTA and in this mixtape he showcases his vocal ability in sampling some great tracks and some original tracks as well. My two favorites off the mixtape:
Frank Ocean – strawberry swing
Frank Ocean – nature feels
Next we got Hip-Hop/R&B artist Gabriel Stark, who surprised me with how much quality came out of his debut mixtape, T.G.I.S (Thank God It’s Starky). I like almost all the tracks on his mixtape but will give you my 3 favorites instead.
Gabriel Stark – Lay
Gabriel Stark – 5950
Gabriel Stark – Times Are Changing
I only stumbled on hip-hop/alternative artist Guy Harrison‘s mixtape because of an automated direct message he sent me on twitter when I started following him. I downloaded the mixtape since I had already had a really good song from him before and was impressed with his rapping ability and the production from his mixtape, The Deadline. My two favorites:
Guy Harrison – Big Time
Guy Harrison – Brotherly (Feat. Wes)
Next we got rapper J.Nolan with a mixtape he released in late January/early February, The Loose Files. I’m a big fan of this mixtape because of the instrumentals and overall production plus J. Nolan’s rapping is solid, nothing special, but it flows well over the production.
J.Nolan – Corazon (prod. Yung B Da Producer)
J.Nolan – On My Own(prod. Corey Pow)
J.Nolan – Get Out The Game(prod. Frontier)
I saved the best for last with Mickey Factz. Best not only because he has loads of potential but because here are my favorite songs from his last two projects, the re-release of his most note-worthy project Heaven’s Fallout (re-release is from 2011 but original is 4 years ago). Below is 4 tracks from that: 2 songs that were re-released and 2 new tracks he released this year.
Mickey Factz – Robot Rock feat. Steve-O
Mickey Factz – Access Granted
Mickey Factz – Bonus. Distressed
Mickey Factz – Bonus. Back In Time
Last week Mickey Factz released his latest mixtape, Love Lust Loss. I thought the project was solid but compared to Heaven’s Fallout, it’s more alternative and sounds a bit like Theophilus London production in the songs. Here’s my 2 favorites from that:
Mickey Factz – A Train Final Mix
Mickey Factz – Trinity
I know giving you 6 different mixtapes is a lot but hopefully you download all these mixtapes or at least the 16 songs above. I hope this great music gets you through your week. Let me know which artist you like the most.
If you didn’t know about Gucci Mane getting the face tattoo and if didn’t know about the girl who followed in his footsteps and got a face tattoo as well, I’m glad to present this to you. If you already knew about it, I hope you at least enjoy this funny picture courtesty of illseed.com.
Taking another gamble here and going to bet that you haven’t listened to more than one of these hip-hop songs that came out in late 2010. The instrumentals caught my eye ear and then the rapping came in and impressed me further.
Guy Harrison – 3am Visions (Prod. By MiGGZ)
MOD SUN – Where Were You (prod by MOD SUN) (Oasis sample)
CurT@!n$ – Maniac ft. Kendrick Lamar & Chace Infinite
Gabriel Stark – Mr. 2011 (Winner’s Spirit)
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