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July 2015 Playlist

 

Well well well, would you look at that? It’s been a year since the very first beatPrescription Monthly Playlist and I’m pleased to say that not much has changed. A year on, I still fail as a music journalist, preferring to shit talk my way through review attempts, with added commentary on how much I’ve enjoyed a track while turnt (these symptoms still persist) thus endorsing it’s dopeness.

Content wise, same goes – I’m still a bass fiend with a penchant for rap & trap, so just like those before it, this playlist kicks off with a hearty hit of hip-hop, shortly before dem feelz kick in with some chill trap, prepping the listener nicely for one last injection of slightly more intense trap and future bass.

The only uncharacteristic aspect of this playlist is the noteable presence of reggae/ton, which are generally lesser enjoyed genres for me… but when you reject the very idea of genres and inject island vibes into your shit – like  Zuse, Wizkid, Major Lazer & Branko/Mr. Carmack have at 15, 16, 17 & 18… haters be converted.

Anyway… Happy 1st Birthday, my little playlist! Be sure to check out all 12 beatPrescription playlists on Soundcloud.

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JULY 2015 // TRACK LIST

  1. Drake – Right Hand [Prod. Vinylz & Frank Dukes]
  2. Lin Z – Damn [Prod. Jaquebeatz]
  3. Teeflii ft. Casey Veggies & Nipsey Hussle – Make Yo Money [Prod. Mike&Keys]
  4. Mike Stud – These Days [Prod. Louis Bell]
  5. Saba ft. Tink – Temporary [Prod. CHAD]
  6. Black COAL – DMNDS [Prod. Lege Kale & Tek.Lun]
  7. Cheech Bundy – High as a Kite [Prod. Donut]
  8. Teeflii ft. Skeme – Undressing You [Prod. Mike&Keys and DJ Khalil, Sid Siriam]
  9. Young Thug – Pacifier [Prod. Mike Will Made-It]
  10. Majid Jordan ft. Drake – My Love
  11. Marty Grimes – Dirty Laundry (Remix) [Prod. Blackbear]
  12. Vic Mensa – Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story) [Prod. Papi Beatz, Stefan Ponce & Vic Mensa]
  13. Blak Trash – We Reap From the Divine [Prod. Mr Carmack]
  14. BNJMN ft. Pizzle – Once
  15. Zuse x Post Malone – On God [Prod. FKi & Rex Kudo]
  16. Wizkid ft. Skepta & Drake – Ojuelegba Remix [Prod. Legendury Beatz]
  17. Major Lazer ft. MØ – Lost (Frank Ocean cover)
  18. Branko ft. Nonku Phiri & Mr. Carmack – Let Me Go
  19. Neck – Black
  20. DJ Carnage ft. ILoveMakonnen, Lil Wayne & G-Eazy – I Like Tuh (Remix)
  21. Denzel Curry – Ultimate [Mike Gao x Promnite x EurekaTheButcher x IAMNOBODI Remix]
  22. Nova, Dutchboy, BNJMN, Oshi, Krs. – Neighbors
  23. Drake – Now & Forever [Misogi Remix]
  24. Kehlani – Jealous [Mr Carmack Remix]
  25. Alessia Cara – Here [Lucian Remix]
  26. Giraffage & Viceroy ft. Patrick Baker – Impression Of You
  27. Years & Years – Desire [Feki Remix]
  28. David Heartbreak – War Of The Roses [LUMBERJVCK Remix]
  29. Whynnel – Mitzdi
  30. Juelz – Cocaine
  31. Sam Gellaitry – Long Distance
  32. Chiefs ft. Beayz – Demon
  33. Juelz – When You Do
  34. Ramzoid – Tribe
  35. PYRMDPLAZA – Cradle
  36. Elonious – Basilisk
  37. BL3R – Friends & Family
  38. JayKode ft. Tima Dee – Release
  39. Illenium & Said The Sky ft. Cristina Soto – Painted White
  40. Bassnectar & Louis Futon ft. Zion – Sideways
IT'S THE REMIX!

The Weeknd – The Hills [the remixes]

The Hills is currently at #10 on the US charts so it makes sense that every man & his dog is remixing it. In the event you’ve yet to hear it, you’ll be glad to know that The Weeknd stays on brand lyrically (he’s got that ‘I love sex, drugs and i don’t need you’ theme going strong) and visually, with heaps of white model bitches in the video – just what he likes. He does crash a car and ditch them later though, so maybe not that much.

 

Abel’s version already has a satisfying amount of doof, however Australian producer ryanjacob adds a few extra wobs to it. The creepy, chill trap beat gets a bit more cheerful for the last 30 seconds of the remix;

 

Andrew Luce injects a future-trap vibe into The Hills, dishing out heavy drops from the get go. There’s less alteration of Abel’s voice than the above, with the addition of a bitesize little Drake sample (god damn god damn). The remix gets creepier at Abel’s final bridge… which is nice, I like that.

 

Kyndall, a femme R&B-type vocalist with a knack for covers (see her Tyga x Breezy cover Boy You Loud) belts out her version of the track below. Note: Kyndall, like myself, gets turnt up, not fucked up;

 

And as is standard, I’ll leave you with the most turnt up rendition of the lot. Argentinian producer Omar Varela goes all out, creating a remix perfect to get fucked up while being the real you to.

 

All the best remixes plus 40-track monthly playlists here;

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Meek Mill – Monster [Yung Gud remix]

If the beat wasn’t intense as fuck as is, Swedish producer Yung Gud upped the creep factor with a strangely heavenly, synth ridden remix of the Meek Mill track Monster.

 

For reference sake, here’s the original Jahlil Beats (holla at me!) produced version, to the satisfying backdrop of a Miami Vice themed rap roller derby.

 

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June 2015 Playlist

For us down under, it’s officially tax time. Just like the rest of us, rappers rack their brains for whatever write-offs they can conjure up. And according to The Game, this includes fresh new Jordans, medical Mary Jane and making it rain on dem hoes. Wait… what? You can write off strip club expenses? Well no – you probably can’t but to a certain extent, rappers can. A strip club sesh can be written off as an entertainment or advertising expense, so long as the figure isn’t deemed to be lavish or extravagant. That rap life huh? Shoulda coulda woulda…

Luckily for those in the first half of June’s playlist, this makes a $4069 “business meeting” at Juicy Lucy’s a reasonable write-off in the tax man’s eyes. There aren’t too many rappers making waves on this side of the hemisphere, so it’s safe to say the Australian Taxation Office won’t be seeing too many outlandish offsets in the coming months. We’re not sure if producers have the same audacity as rappers when doing their tax returns, but as long as they keep making beats like the ones featured on the latter half of this list, we don’t really care.

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JUNE 2015 // TRACK LIST

  1. DeJ Loaf – Like A Hoe [Prod. DDS]
  2. Wiz Khalifa – Lit [Prod. Big Jerm, Dru Tang & J Card]
  3. Tyga ft. Boosie Badazz – Pleazer [Prod. FKi]
  4. Vince Staples – Señorita [Prod. Christian Rich]
  5. Travis Scott – Antidote [Prod. Wondagurl & Eestbound]
  6. BJ The Chicago Kid ft. OG Maco – That Girl [Prod. SC]
  7. DeJ Loaf ft. Young Thug – Shawty [Prod. Young Roc]
  8. Skeme ft. Young Thug – That N*gga [Prod. DJ Drama & Don Cannon]
  9. Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ – Beautiful Life
  10. Ty Dolla $ign ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd – Blasé [Prod. DJ Spinz]
  11. Mic Kellogg – Tune Out
  12. Tory Lanez – Fallback [Prod. Play Picasso]
  13. Tink – I Like [Prod. C-Sick]
  14. Tory Lanez – Karrueche [Prod. Noah Breakfast]
  15. Tink – Million [Prod. Timbaland]
  16. Dawn Richard ft. Krispy from The Knux – James Dean [Prod. Swagg R’Celious]
  17. Jahkoy ft. SPZRKT – Still In Love [Prod. Jahkoy, NovA & Tony Tritone]
  18. Anderson Paak x Doja Cat – Shifty [Prod. Mike Gao]
  19. Dumbfoundead – Coachella [Prod. Josh Pan]
  20. A$AP Rocky – LSD [Instant Party! Smoov Edit]
  21. PRAYER – xXCUSE ME
  22. Beyoncé – Kitty Kat [Cavalier Remix]
  23. Alo Lee – Electric Blue [Skye Chai Remix]
  24. Basenji ft. Scenic – Petals
  25. Flight Facilities ft. Owl Eyes – Heart Attack [Snakehips Remix]
  26. PYRMDPLAZA – Pong
  27. Vasco – Lux
  28. Fossa Beats – U Know
  29. StéLouse – Closer
  30. Swim Good x Merival – Since U Asked
  31. Geotheory – Don’t Stop
  32. Tarro – Your Mind
  33. Major Lazer ft. Nyla – Light It Up
  34. The Hood Internet – Some Poppas [The Notorious B.I.G. x Flume]
  35. GoldLink – Dance On Me
  36. Lucian X Remmi – Bobby K
  37. Hermitude – Through The Roof [SINIQ Remix]
  38. Gravez – Rizen
  39. Major Lazer ft. Elliphant – Too Original [Nebbra Remix]
  40. AIRWAV – Do U Remember?

SPOTLIGHT: Casey Veggies

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Aww man! If you haven’t heard any Casey Veggies, he’s a rapper from Inglewood with a distinctive yet very listenable lisp. While such speech impediments mightn’t go down so well in other genres, thankfully for us hiphopheads, pretty much Anything Goes;

 

Casey was a founding member of Odd Future & although he branched off early to do his own thang, he still contributes to the crew, including a hook for Earl Sweatshirt’s Hive, also featuring Vince Staples;

 

In 2011 when he was just 18, Casey recruited the 19 year old Mac Miller for Can I Live and dropped a verse in Jhene Aiko‘s optimistic In Love We Trust;

 

In 2013, Young Veggies teamed up with Rockie Fresh to make the ingeniously titled Fresh Veggies mixtape, which included Sacrifice (what I imagine a video game would sound like if it got a little blazed first) and Celebrating Life;

 

For many rappers, their better known tracks are often a little ratchet. A couple of Casey’s bangers include Backflip, which got remixed a few times before they filmed a video with YG & IAMSU. And alongside OG Maco, Casey added a verse to Reese‘s DJ Mustard produced club track Parade;

 

And to conclude, some of Casey’s more recent work. Tied Up features current It-girl & 2015 XXL Fresh[wo]man, DeJ Loaf;

 

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SPOTLIGHT: OG Maco

 

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Freshly announced as one of this years’ XXL Freshmen, Atlanta’s OG Maco has been demanding attention from hiphopheads since dropping his breakout hit U Guessed It. If you haven’t heard the Brandon Thomas-produced track (plus the 2chainz version for good measure), then prepare to be strangely excited.

 

For those already down with OG Maco… what do you think would be the perfect follow-up to the above track? Well bitch you guessed it, with beats by Ducko Mcfli here’s FuckEmx3, which comes with absolutely no chill.

 

For the last year or so he’s also been gaining momentum with the obligatory guest spots. He featured in Reese‘s DJ Mustard produced Parade alongside Casey Veggies and added a mean verse to Audio Push‘s Ducko Mcfli x Hit-boy x Hazebanga track Heavy;

 

If you’re down with Mad Decent on Soundcloud, you’ve probably heard the Diplo-produced Dr Pepper, featuring K-pop princess CL, Riff Raff (gaaaaains, bruh!) & a verse from Mr Maco. And just the other day he jumped on BJ The Chicago Kid‘s newbie That Girl;

 

When he’s doing his own thing, believe it or not he does sometimes take it easy, giving his throat a much deserved/required break. Exhibit A, the super chill Ricky P produced & Wiz Khalifa assisted Night Like This remix;

 

And Exhibit B – a personal fave as of late – the somewhat emo Vanity, off his latest project Tax Free, which was apparently “produced entirely by Pablo Dylan on top of a mountain and recorded by Maco Mattox on top of the same mountain and engineered by Phresh Produce of OGG on top of the same fucking mountain”.

 

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VIDEO: Young Thug – Halftime

Bill Gates may or may not have said that he “instantly went into depression” and “began to question his existence” upon hearing Young Thug, but on the flipside we’re still hardcore excited to hear nonsense from the eccentric Atlanta rapper. Thugger just released video for Halftime, (off the Barter 6 mixtape) giving us a blurred, vertigo-induced peep into his life, featuring multiple wardrobe changes and his limbs and lovers all over place. It’s hard to decipher what he’s going on about at the best of times, but we’re particularly curious about what he’s hum-mumbling at the end there, while swigging a 2 litre bottle of orange soda and going full throttle for the camera with his plethora of pimp rings.

 

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SPOTLIGHT: Kehlani – the REMIXES

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If you haven’t heard or seen her, Kehlani is a 19-year old R&B-type singer-songwriter from Oakland USA with an a-grade voice, not a lot of skin left to tattoo and an ugly duckling turned beautiful swan America’s Got Talent backstory. She’s the current It-girl when it comes to remixes, rendering her raw, rhythmic music a little more accessible to us doof enthusiasts.

Kicking things off are Snakehips with their remix of Til the Morning;

Djemba Djemba remixed Down For You, bringing the doof quite early while still maintaining the sex appeal of the original track.

ESTA‘s got all the vibes with his chilled out disco-cocktail-type remix of Kehlani’s Get Away;

Minorstep x WeSink dropped a wicked trap remix of The Way, and Promnite does alright with his Be Alright remix;

Mike Gao shared a fun remix of Niggas not long ago and Great Dane remixed it too, but respectfully titled his dreamy, beautiful version “Track 04″ Remix;

And last in this list but certainly not least, our equal favourite French producer Stwo recently shared his take on Kehlani’s Runnin;

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May 2015 Playlist

In the playlist of May 2015, every track tells a tale.

Track 1 tells the tale of a young rapper from Atlanta (duh) who much like his homie Young Thug can often not be understood, but who’s music compells ones’ behind to move around all the same. In Throw It Back, Rich Homie Quan expresses his hope that the ladies can take the D while protruding their posteriors during intercourse, all to a satisfying Izze The Producer beat.

Track 2 tells the tale of a rich white American DJ with a twerk fetish and a supreme talent for bringing together some of the most interesting global talent. For Dr Pepper, Diplo drops a beat to back up the pop chops of CL, a hugely famous Korean popstar and the Beyonce of K-pop group 2NE1, everyone’s dream BFF (who is pretty tank all of a sudden) RiFF RaFF and one of our current obsessions, OG Maco, who probably has many tales himself regarding the amount of throat lozenges he must go through.

And lastly, because nobody wanted to read (or write) a roundup of every playlistee, Track 40 tells the tale of two epic producers teaming up to revive and remix the shiznit out of Threatz. Gravez & Ekali collab’d to create some ear candy, with their hearty doof-y rendition of the Denzel Curry, Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$ track from 2013, which should most definitely be turned all the way up if one is in the process of getting turnt up.

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MAY 2015 // TRACK LIST

  1. Rich Homie Quan – Throw It Back [Prod. Izze The Producer]
  2. CL x RiFF RAFF x OG Maco – Doctor Pepper [Prod. Diplo]
  3. TroyBoi ft. Armani White – Do You [Remix]
  4. Tory Lanez – Acting Like [Prod. Shlohmo]
  5. Webster X – Lately [Prod. Mic Kellogg]
  6. OG Maco – Vanity [Prod. Pablo Dylan]
  7. Mac Miller – BOO! (INTERLUDE) [Prod. Larry Fisherman]
  8. Vince Staples ft. Future – Señorita [Prod. Christian Rich]
  9. Troy Ave ft. 50 Cent- Bang Bang [Prod. Yankee & Troy Ave]
  10. Mike Regal – Keep Smoking
  11. Kembe X ft. Danny Brown – Hereditary (2 Bitches) [Prod. Opi Taylor]
  12. K Camp x Sauce Walka – A Bag [Prod. Big Fruit]
  13. Vincent Van Great – Ninja Sauce [Prod. MF Doom]
  14. Post Malone ft. 1st – Whats Up [Prod. FKi & Charlie Handsome]
  15. Priceless Da ROC ft. C2Saucy & MiMi Green – Clap Go Crazy
  16. Kyndall – Girl You Loud (Remix)
  17. Belly ft. The Weeknd – Might Not
  18. Ty Dolla $ign ft. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800 – Only Right [Prod. DJ Mustard]
  19. Kyle ft. IAMSU! – It’s Lit!  [Prod. M Phazes]
  20. Two Fresh ft. Towkio & Joey Purp –  Gettin Throwed
  21. Ayo ft. Kim – Gibberish
  22. Beyoncé – Yoncé [Dalure Fondle]
  23. Infuze, Father Dude & llmind ft. Skyzoo, K!NG Z3US, Yung Fusion & Emilio Rojas – BBHM$
  24. Kehlani – Runnin’ [stwo Remix]
  25. 20syl – Swimming Stone
  26. Flume ft. Andrew Wyatt- Some Minds
  27. Mura Masa ft. Nao – Firefly
  28. LOLO BX – For U
  29. Ryan Hemsworth – Snow In Newark [Grynpyret Remix]
  30. marshmello – TaKe IT BaCk
  31. GAWTBASS – Vintage
  32. San Holo ft. Tessa Douwstra – Hold Fast
  33. Sam Gellaitry – Glacier
  34. 20syl – You Know
  35. Kanye West – Wolves [KRNE remake ft. MOONZz]
  36. Kriss Kross – Jump [Hexes & Willy Joy Bootleg]
  37. San Holo – Shrooms
  38. Apex Rise – Take U Out
  39. Kehlani – The Way [Minorstep X WE SINK Remix]
  40. Denzel Curry – Threatz [Ekali & Gravez Remix]
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VIDEO: Tory Lanez – Acting Like [Prod. Shlohmo]

We’ve been dabbling in some of that Tory Lanez for a bit, but now that he’s made sweet sweet music with 3 of our addictions, namely Ryan Hemsworth, R.L Grime and now Shlohmo (all members of Wedidit) we’re officially prescribed. The video for Acting Like focuses on the obligatory glamour girl with her hair and nails on fleek posing seductively to support the intense atmosphere, but while the visuals are what we’ve come to expect from him, Tory’s voices (note he briefly flips to G-mode at 2:30) cut with the clean, crisp Shlohmo beat is even more satisfying to the eardrums and insides than we could’ve imagined. Take heed.