Music reviews

TOTD – Ta-Ku – Beast Mode feat. Jaden Smith

It was hard to ignore this one. Ta-ku’s music will always interest me, he’s a great producer. When this started playing on my phone and my head began bopping I had to check out who the MC was. I looked at my phone and nearly dropped it from the shock! Jaden Smith? Really? This guy?  No way.

Once I got over that though I restarted ‘Beast Mode’ and was pleasantly surprised. Say what you want about Jaden but for me he killed this song.  Set aside eight minutes for yourself and check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

TOTD – Braeden Bailey – Eden (remix)

Dallas’ Braeden Bailey is no stranger to a solid remix. Over the last few days he’s been giving us new spins on classics like Aaliyah’s Four Page Letter and Busta Rhymes’ Woo Hah to devastating effect.

Today he took on stwo’s Eden, slowed it right down and made something completely different, which is exactly what a remix should be. Braeden isn’t even 20 years old yet…it’s scary to think about how many good producers are out there at the moment. Enjoy and follow him on soundcloud here.

TOTD – Dojo – Sure Thing (remix)

Tonight’s post comes from one of Ottowa’s finest at the moment, dojo. His remix of Miguel’s ‘Sure Thing’ is the perfect track to wind down to on the weekend. It’s a song of two halves with a that blend together right at the end. Enjoy.


TOTD – Mjay – Higher

I don’t know what it is about New Zealand right now but I like what producers there are doing! As I was driving home last night, MJAY’s ‘HIGHER’ came on and instantly put a smile on my face. It’s a perfect song for Friday morning. It’s a funky track that enlists Maxwells vocals from Ascension to make for a great feel good tune. Enjoy.


TOTD – EXMA – SixtyFive

I didn’t know what to expect when Exma’s ‘SixtyFive‘ lined itself up on my soundcloud but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a rework of one my favourite songs growing up, ‘I’m Blue’ by Eiffel 65 and it’s instantly flipped by Exma with warm slowed down bass accompanied by chopped up lyrics. I’m looking forward to what else the Auckland native brings out this year. Enjoy.


Follow him on soundcloud here.



Soul Rich by 4i

4i and his producer DA teamed up in December to treat the world to their mixtape ‘Soul Rich’. As soon as ‘I Do’ started playing on my Soundcloud account I grabbed my phone to see what else they had to offer and was pleasantly surprised. Soul Rich is a selection of tracks that’s allowed DA to flex his creative muscle and bring…