Stream new releases from Castro, 8.bliss, Mod Orange, and more 

Streams and downloads of the week

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Castro’s Advanced Placement album is filled with some hard lyrics and smooth beats. “I’ll be on that paper-chase, pussy N*****s can’t relate, fucking let those n*****s hate, everyday,” he raps on “Everyday” Says it all, really.


8.bliss’ Freedom (beats: ep) is interesting stuff. The “Freedom Earth Bounce” track contains vocal samples from the old sci-fi horror movie They Live, which offers a good indication of the off-the-wall, zany nature of these hip-hop beats and loops.


Mod Orange’s Dusk is a strong, hugely catchy power-pop-punk record from a band that has forged a strong reputation over the four years of its existence. Heavy guitar hooks complement quirky, melodic vocals.


The Piece/Peace Keeper’s “Non Stop” is an instrumental hip-hop track that’s all heavy beats and vocal samples. You can imagine an MC using this to create something special, though it does work as a stand-alone track.


The Banshee Pilot’s “Tall Hot Blonde” is a very contemporary slice of post-hardcore from a local band with a big future. It’s a little identikit – soft verses lead to chugging riffs and big choruses. But you can imagine these guys on a Warped tour.


Pr. Deulineum’s “Praseodymium Deulineum II” is packed with psychedelic electronic music with a post-dubstep vibe. The pace picks up and then drops seemingly on a whim, and the helium vocal samples work perfectly. 


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