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Mixtapes you might have missed *Erik Paul, Kid Sister, Justin W, QuESt

February 13th, 2011 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Remix |

I feel a little bad bunching four mixtapes into one post but the mixtapes below don’t stand out as amazing however have some songs that are really enjoyable that people may not have heard before. I listed them below in order of preference (least favorite to most favorite).

Erik Paul released his latest mixtape, The EPiphany, around mid January to some solid reviews. However the mixtape didn’t make it on datpiff. Erik Paul has a hip-pop feel, with catchy hooks, decent rapping, but has potential to improve as he develops his niche more.
Erik Paul – Insult 2 Injury [Ft. Olu]
Erik Paul – I’da Told You Anything
Next is Kid Sister, whose latest mixtape, Kiss Kiss Kiss, was mixed by Nick Catchdubs and released through Fools Gold Records. I like Kid Sister in doses, can’t listen to her music all the time but with the music from her mixtape, you can listen and enjoy it a lot at a club or dance party. Here’s two of my favorites.
Kid Sister – Lookout Weekend f. Nina Sky
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix)
Justin W is an artist to keep an eye out for, because track to track you hear differences and wonder what direction Justin W will take next based on the current material we have seen from him. His latest mixtape, Gone ‘Til November, has solid rapping, really good hooks but what I like most is the instrumentals with almost every song.
Here’s my two favorites off the mixtape.
JUSTIN W – Cloud 9
JUSTIN W – Lost In The Night
Lastly, one of the most underrated mixtapes that dropped in early 2011 was from Miami MC QuESt. I’m a big fan of QuESt because of The Reason: A Defense Mechanism, his latest mixtape that has a very relaxed vibe with his chill rap, great production and overall dope lyricism. I only see QuESt getting better and this mixtape is a big reason why.
Here’s my two favorites from QuESt.
Today (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
Were Going Down (Prod. By Ace2euce)

(too big) for hidden gem: Bag Raiders

January 23rd, 2011 by | Electro, Electropop, House, Remix |

I discovered Bag Raiders near the end of 2010, got some time to do some research on them and found they are pretty popular around the world. This Aussie electro/house duo has over 13,000 fans on facebook, has released several EP’s and released their self-titled debut album in October 2010.

Below are a few of my favorite songs from Bag Raiders including a remix which they have become known for. Although they have an electro/house style, there is vocals, which I always love in electronica music and their music has a nice upbeat dance feel to it.

Bag Riaders – Sunlight (November 2010 single + my personal fav)

Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (2009 hit single)

Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Bag Raiders Remix)

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