Schoolboy Q – “Man of the Year” (Royal-T Bootleg Dub)
Southampton, UK producer Royal-T’s dub of the Chromatics-sampling Schoolboy Q track “Man of the Year” brings a laid back vibe, with a 2-step inspired beat. Impressively blending elements of soul, hip hop and garage, the infectious vocal hooks of the original are dropped in throughout, bringing a sense of urgency to the otherwise smooth, soulful track.
Tinashe – Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
Montreal’s Pomo is responsible for one of the funkiest remixes of Tinashe to date. His midtempo rework of “Vulnerable” from the LA r&b singer’s Black Water mixtape, with it’s bright, bouncy feel, contrasts the murky undertones of the original. The sultry vocals sit perfectly atop the groove, making for a sound that feels somewhere between west coast hip hop and boogie.
Jacques Greene – “Feel What”
Earlier this week, producer Jacques Greene released his latest EP, Phantom Vibrate, yet another solid release proving the artist’s command of his idiosyncratic, r&b-flavored house sound. “Feel What,” one of three tracks from the EP, is characteristically hypnotic, employing syncopated percussion amidst a lush, dreamy soundscape. Listen below and check out Phantom Vibrate, out now.
Mix of the Week: Bok Bok & P.O.L. Style- Tribute to DJ Rashad
London producer and Night Slugs affiliate Bok Bok dedicated his most recent Rinse FM appearance to honoring the Late DJ Rashad. The celebrated Chicago juke and footwork producer passed away earlier last week as a result of complications from a blood clot, leaving behind a rich legacy of inspiring tracks responsible for bringing the regional footwork scene to a global stage. The mix features a little less than an hour of some of his finest work. Listen and download below