One of my favorite up-and-coming producer, Xaphoon Jones (one half of Chiddy Bang) has released his latest solo full-length project, Xaphoon Jones Vol. 3 (DOWNLOAD). It’s 16-tracks remixed, produced and mashed up by Xaphoon and it’s a must-download for the hip-hop and beat heads.
Wichita, Kansas rapper XV returns and better than ever. This time he introduces the world to “Be There, Be Square” which is produced by the renowned Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang. This is off Vizzy‘s upcoming mixtape Popular Culture which is set to drop on June 15th.
Once again Vizzy’s rapping and Xaphoon Jones production are top-notch and the two of them make a great duo. I hope to hear more collaborations by them in the near future and very much look forward to June 15th for mixtape to drop. Enjoy!
Next we got to three remixes to “Pumped Up Kicks”. The first is from indie buzzband Tic Tic Boom!, who I recently had the opportunity to meet. They are quite talented, will become really popular after showcases at CMJ and SXSW and have an EP slated for early 2012 release in between those two showcases. This remix reminds me of RAC remixes, minimalistic indie-type remix which takes the song in a different direction. Pumped Up Kicks (Tic Tic Boom! Remix)DOWNLOAD
Not sure if Foster the People remixed “Colours” first or if Grouplove remixed “Pumped Up Kicks” first but I think it’s awesome they basically swapped songs to remix. Grouplove gets Captain Cuts on board in this “Pumped Up Kicks” remix turning it into a real chill dance remix. Once again, taking it in a completely different direction, making this version of “Pumped Up Kicks” accessible to dance to. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Captain Cuts & Grouplove Remix)DOWNLOAD
Lastly alternative hip-hop/rock/funk band T.I.M.E., which we featured in our March edition of Soundcloud’s Best, recently hit us up with their music video cover/remix to “Pumped Up Kicks”. It’s chill but you can clearly hear the bands sound throughout their version of “Pumped Up Kicks”, which hardly sounds like a cover and more like an original from T.I.M.E. Pumped Up Kicks (Cover) by T.I.M.E. DOWNLOAD
Click more to watch the official music video to T.I.M.E.’s cover of “Pumped Up Kicks”. (more…)
All these rappers have been featured on BtB before but for some reason I kept putting off blogging about these songs. Here’s five hip-hop/rap tracks that came out in June that you need to listen to. Links to previous posts from artists provided.
Super producer Xaphoon Jones can make any great song better with his tremendous remixing skills. So it is no surprise that he once again delivers another great remix to Grouplove’s “Colours” and with style. Enjoy!
Recently, there has been a Taco Bell commercial with Chiddy Bang‘s “The Good Life” as the track for the commercial. Now, they have released an exclusive remix to the same song called the Xaphoon Jones / Feed The Beat Moombahton Remix which will be released for Taco Bell’s ‘Feed The Beat’ campaign. On top of that they dropped “Guinness Flow” earlier today which is another leak off of Peanut Butter & Swelly which drops this Friday. Both are very awesome tracks and Chiddy never disappoints with his rapping and Xaphoon Jones continues to impress with his ability to mix up any type of beat. Enjoy!
“The Good Life (Xaphoon Jones / Feed The Beat Moombahton Remix)”
Xaphoon Jones takes a stab at remixing Martha & The Vandellas’ song “Heatwave” with style. Adding in Chiddy and Mac Miller creating a great collaboration. This song is quite catchy and I hope they release more tracks soon. enjoy!
One mashup off this mixtape, immediately got me jumping on the internet and doing a post on this mixtape. Once I heard “The Jackson Pit” I knew I had to blog about Xaphoon Jones new mixtape, Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol. 2, which illroots was fortunate to get the exclusivity on. Download
This mixtape is full of remixes, mashups and songs that can be considered a mix of both while having a couple originally produced material by Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang if you didn’t know), who I have to say is pretty much amazing.
So Xaphoon Jones tweeted earlier today that Chiddy Bang will be “leaking silly songs in honor of the Grammys”. This Hip-Hop/Pop slowed up jam has crazy awesome instrumentals from Xaphoon Jones, Chiddy straight killin’ it with the lyricism and the band Train in the hook!
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