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Mixtape: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1

July 15th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Pretty sure I was prepping for the double weekend right about the time of this release on July 3 which is why it flew under our rader. However I downloaded Theophilus London‘s latest mixtape, Rose Island Vol. 1, and I must say, it’s a MUST-LISTEN with several tracks I’m really digging.

Once again, Theophilus brings a futuristic rap that is fairly abstract and different from much of the hip-hop out there. He has sort of an urban pop/hipster-hop kind of style and while seeing TL live was a disappointment, his latest project is quite interesting and worth a listen. Stream and DOWNLOAD Rose Island Vol. 1.

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Theophilus London – Last Name London *debut album single!

May 12th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

New Theophilis London, “Last Name London”, brand new single off his upcoming debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days, coming out July 19th through Warner Bros Records. Loving this indie/alternative urban pop/hip-hop whatever you want to call Theophilus’ music, it’s so interesting. I guess interesting would be a good genre for the Brooklyn MC’s music.

Listen and download “Last Name London” below, the instrumentals are so different and upbeat catchy, the lyrics are just as dope and the catchy hook just tops it off. Must download!
Theophilus London – Last Name London

Theophilus London – Why Even Try *Pop/Funk dopeness

January 25th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, synthpop |

New Theophilus London off his upcoming A Lovers Holiday EP, dropping early February. “Why Even Try” sounds like Kanye West producing pop music in the 80’s and being influenced by some of the earliest hip-hop that had those funk instrumentals.

This song is retro-futuristic but more specifically can be called urban pop with the 80’s sounding synths, hip-pop from Theophilus and featuring Sara Quin from Canadian indie rock band Tegan & Sara on the vocals. Shit, if I confused you on some of what I just wrote, then listen and download the song already.

Theophilus London – WHY EVEN TRY feat. Sara Q

Diddy & Dirty Money ft. Skepta – Hello, Good Morning (Grime Remix)

December 14th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

Above is the Grime remix to Diddy & Dirty Money’s “Hello, Good Morning” featuring Skepta. Download

Anybody else starting to get into Grime? If not, Grime is a UK type of hip-hop and features artists such as Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and many others. Like the Grime remix above, check out Skepta’s “Bad Boy” which has grime written all over and has a hip-hop/pop sound.

Skepta – Bad Boy

Theophilus London – “Fatal Attraction”

September 24th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop, R&B |

Theophilus London offers the world a new track this week, and I’m a fan. He is a talented individual who is ahead of his time. His music is slow-building but I like how it always picks up real nicely to make for an interesting sound overall.

We would consider him hip-pop, urban pop, retro-futuristic, or electro/hip-hop. He is a genre-blending artist who is only getting better.

Here’s the video by Theophilus:

Download here
Which genre would you consider Theophilus London? 
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The 80′s Return with a Twist….

July 9th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Miscellaneous, R&B |

You probably have never heard of Theophilus London but a year from now, you probably will. The Brooklyn native is ahead of his time mixing all sorts of genres of music together, which has a bit of an 80’s music feel to some of his tracks. Most of his tracks start off slow and build up over time. He also sounds very indie and alternative and mixing that in with his rapping produces an awesome track. He is a bit different and it may take a little while for him to grow on you, but give him time and keep listening to him and I am positive you will enjoy this young up- and-comer. His vocals remind me of Kid Cudi in a lot of ways.

Here is a few of his songs from his mixtapes “Green Label Sound” and “I Want You.” You could download his entire “I Want You” mixtape at his Official Website.  Give it up Dad by BeforeTheBigs  Humdrum Town by BeforeTheBigs  Oops (Tweet Cover) by BeforeTheBigs  Pyromiltia by BeforeTheBigs


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