Toronto’s The Weeknd dropped his third and final mixtape of 2011 yesterday to complete what has been a pretty insane year for himself. This tape features the same stylish voice that entranced us on his first tape of the year, House of Balloons. One track off this mixtape, “Initiation” leaked earlier this year, which was an awesome and deep track. The rest of the mixtape is hitting me the same way, so this tape is the perfect end to the year.
It has been quite a while since the Swedish electro-pop released their amazing debut back in 2009, and finally some new sounds from the group have reached the internet. No official album has been announced yet, but this single “Devil’s Work” came out earlier today and is a great new jam from the trio. It starts as a gentle piano ballad, but quickly erupts into a powerful electronic jam. It’s good to know that the groups new stuff isn’t going to disappoint.
Ill be sure to post any updates on the coming album, but listen to the single “Devil’s Work” for now.
The newest free release from the people over at MishkaNYC is from hip-hop up and comer and friend of the boys in Das Racist, Lakutis. He’s got a pretty interesting angle on the game, and this 7-song EP is definately worth checking out. After all, its free! The title track even takes a sample from Prodigy’s “Firestarter”. Stream it below and head over to Mishka’s Bandcamp to download it.