You asked, we listened. Today I bring you the most essential playlist for this semester. We have every banger you could possibly want for your next pregame, party, or gameday. And what better time to release than the very beginning of college football season? From energized buildups to filthy drops, we’ve taken all the work out of playing music for a party. So go ahead and listen, though you might want to wait until you’re ready to start raging hard. And be sure to check back every week for new tracks, we’re building a library for you. Enjoy.
After building up enough success to be a part of this year’s XXL Freshman cover, GoldLink has done nothing but good things. His style is extremely unique and he definitely stands out amongst the rest. With this groovy, electro dance style rap, “Movin’ Up” is definitely a great song to jam to. Check it out.
Back in June, Lupe Fiasco hinted at the making of a new project called “Pharaoh Height.” Now, it is finally here. Lupe surprised his fans with the dropping of this mixtape with no prior indication of the release date. It is a project done all on his own, rapping over beats that have come from The Weekend, Flying Lotus, and J Dilla. Lupe brings his creativity and lyrical talent to the table in this mixtape, making it a must-listen.
Nothing better than waking up to a brand new track out of Skizzy Mars, especially when it is this good. It is a remix of Léon‘s original song that come out this July, “Tired of Talking.” “Changes” is an awesome song that uses Léon’s vocals in addition to a couple verses done by Skizzy. On Twitter he explains, “changes is about my ex girlfriend, gigi. i miss her.” “Changes” is a great preview of what to expect on his upcoming album, “Alone Together,” which is coming soon. A song like this gets me pumped to see what he will bring to the table with his album, so make sure to be on the look out.
Major Lazer‘s hit “Lean On,” has already received more than a few remixes. However, this re-fix from Tribe Society is a truly unique alt-rock spin that hears the band go all in with guitars, flute, and a new vocal top line.
Tribe Society is signed to Lokal Legend, a label who first made waves in the music scene with Kiesza and Listenbee. This alternative quintet from Washington Heights carefully blends a fusion of rock, industrial, and hip-hop. Tribe Society had their debut at this year’s SXSW opening up for Incubus and recently announced a string of shows with X Ambassadors. Check it out.
Once again, one of The College Sound’s favorite Djs, Illenium, comes out with a killer remix. Illenium’s Future Bass production style is so melodic and enjoyable to listen to, it is really hard to dislike anything he comes out with. In the comments, you can see how Kaskade gave him props for this remix, saying, “smashed it! #respect.” With such consistency, Illenium is only going to grow bigger and bigger, which I love to see. Give it a listen and grab the free download.
LA producer Jauz shows no signs of slowing down as he releases filthy bangers faster than even I can keep up with. Today he’s teamed up with Scandinavian duo Pegboard Nerds for one hell of a collab. “Get On Up” starts with an unbeat progressive house sound. But you know that’s not where Jauz is going to leave it. Wait for the drop to blow your speakers out as that bass heavy future house sound we all know and love comes to play. Check it out.