A weekly feature here on the Om blogs starting today, JB’s Friday Free-4-All aims for one thing: no file expunging from downloader’s remorse. Let me know if you like the tracks and post your own in the comments if you have any to share with us this go-round.
1. Nneka feat. Jay Electronica – Walking (J. Period Mix)
Nneka is the next big soul voice in electronic music, highlighted here in this breezy jam. Another one to check out if you like mystical d&b is a Chase & Status remix of her song “Heartbeat”.
2. Orbital – Halcyon & On (FM Campers Dubstep Mix)
One of the most beautiful electronica songs ever made gets the dubstep treatment.
3. Jason Tyler – EZ2LUV
Chicago/Miami producer Jason Tyler strikes gold in really capturing the soul of millennial house music but with a newish twist reminiscent of Armand and A-Trak’s Duck Sauce project. Is heavy sampling on the upswing?
4. Jay Z vs Bugz In The Attic – Change Consequences (So Gold + Booka B edit)
The Minneapolis duo makes a memorable mashup by mating a Jay Z classic and a jazzy house track by Bugz. Tasty!
5. Green Velvet feat. Kid Sister – Everybody Wants
Easily one of Kid Sister’s best tracks to date, “Everybody Wants” really hones in on her rhyme style, and GV’s sparse but dirty beats are a perfect compliment to her vocals.