Dim Mak: Up All Night Stage at E Zoo


Steve Aoki‘s record label, Dim Mak, has been making its rounds to festivals all around the world, and now it’s about make a stop at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival. With a diverse roster of artists, Dim Mak is hosting its own stage on Sunday. The stage will be popping off all day, until the head honcho Steve Aoki takes on the headline spot at the Main Stage.

The DIM MAK: Up All Night Stage will be the host to a total of eleven Dim Mak artists, who are all ready to kick it up and rage the night away. The stage will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio, top notch visuals, and 3D interactive production.

Aoki put together a playlist so you can preview all of Dim Mak’s artists before seeing them at Electric Zoo. Check out the stream and tracklist below.

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1. Keys N Krates – “Dum De Dum”
2. Clockwork – “Surge (Deorro Remix)”
3. Dirtyphonics – “No Stopping Us (Steve Aoki Remix)”
4, Proxy – “9000”
5. Autoerotique – “Play It Again”
6. Felix Cartal – “After Dark”
7. Tritonal and 7 Skies – “Reset”
8. Dan Sena and Steve Aoki – “Omega feat. Miss Palmer”
9. Showtek – “Slow Down”
10. Yolanda Be Cool – “Sweat Naked (Etienne De Crecy Remix)”
11. Angger Dimas – “Release me (Digital Lab Remix)”
12. Tommy Trash – “Blair Bitch Project (Hot Mouth Remix)”
13. Steve Aoki – “Boneless”
14. Carnage and Tony Junior – “Michael Jordan”

Stream Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris"


Odd Future and Earl have uploaded Doris for a free stream before its release date – August 20. I’ve been hawking this album for a minute, and now I finally get to hear it. I figured I’d post the stream here before giving it a listen. Maybe I’ll write a review of it later…

Update: Stream has been taken down. So go cop that!

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Rock the Bells 2013 (Preview)

The annual hip-hop festival Rock The Bells is coming through the tri-state area this fall with a top-notch line-up. This year the festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in a big way. 50-plus acts hitting 4 cities – Rock The Bells is proving that they are not fucking around. The festival is saving its last stop to take place in New Jersey at the Meadowlands Racetrack on October 4 and 5.

With over 50 acts packed within the two stop, fans will get to witness all the different shades of hip hop. You got your current heavy-hitters like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wale, and Big Sean rolling through to hype the crowd up. The Wu-Tang Clan will be there bringing us back the hip hop’s golden era like no other, along with other old school legends like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, KRS-One, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. You’ll also be able to catch some new up-and-comers such as Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, and Hit-Boy. And to mix it up a little bit electro hip-hop deejay/producer Pretty Lights and mash-up deejay Girl Talk will be performing.  These are just a couple of the vast amount of artists that will be at Rock the Bells.

The full line-up is available at ROCKTHEBELLS.NET, where you can also purchase tickets and follow announcements, such as newly added artists and set times.

Be sure to come back to FRESH DROPS for a full review and recap of the festival!

Dog Blood (Skrillex x Boys Noize) – "Middle Finger Pt. 2" Stream

Dog Blood, made up by producers Skrillex and Boys Noize, have put up a stream of their new Middle Finger Pt. 2 EP. These two have been sketchily releasing music for a while now, which have been as comparably as awesome as their solo projects. All in all, when you put two powerhouse producers together, you can only expect some dope music.

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They have also sporadically done some live sets together at big name festivals, such as Coachella. You can listen to that set below.

Action Bronson & Danny Brown – "2 High 2 Die" Tour

6d9fb580If you know anything about these two dudes, you know that they are two of the most entertaining rappers in the game right now. They both are now going on tour together, and I couldn’t ask for a better duo to go see live. You would be stupid to not see these guys if you’re a fan of hip hop – just sayin’. So cop those tickets to the show nearest you ASAP. I’ll be catching their set at Rock The Bells, October 5 at the New Meadowlands.

Jay Z – "Picasso Baby" Video


Hov keeps on doing what he does and drops the video for Picasso Baby. I understand his purpose of making the video like this, but I personally believe he could have come out with something a bit more visually appealing for this track. But I do appreciate what he’s going for though, so I won’t knock it. What do you guys think?